Vietnam boasts a wide range of intangible cultural heritages recognised by UNESCO.
National Geographic Travel, a magazine published by the National Geographic Society in the U.S., recently broadcasted a short clip introducing the thousand-year-old Vietnamese water puppetry.
Dai Bai village (Gia Binh district, Bac Ninh province) is nationwide famous for more than 1,000 year old bronze casting tradition. However, the presence of counterfeit products under the name of Dai Bai copper has damaged the craft village’s reputation and local people’s livelihood. Therefore, protection of the brand of Dai Bai copper has been heeded more than ever.
Despite historical ups and downs throughout the village’s 500-year history, Ma Chau villagers in Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province, have exerted every effort to keep their traditional silk weaving art alive.
The capital authorities have given the title of “artisan” to 42 skilled handicraft artists in handicraft villages in the city, as an official way to recognise their skills and praise their efforts to preserve the traditional handicrafts.
A photo contest entitled ‘I Love Vietnam’ was launched in Hanoi on January 10th with the aim of promoting Vietnamese tourism potential to domestic and international visitors.
Handwritten letters of the Vietnamese people during the last hundred years are on display at an exhibition in Hanoi.
The first day of the new year is also time for the Sedang, an ethnic group among the 54 ethnicities of Vietnam, to celebrate their New Rice Festival.
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VNF - 100 pavilions selling special dishes of Vietnam and many countries in the world will be gathered at the Festival of delicious dishes from Jan 11-14, Ho Chi Minh city.
The venue of the first ceremony to receive the credentials of a foreign ambassador to Vietnam in the northern province of Thai Nguyen has been named a national relic site.
For hundreds of years, the pía cake (a cake filled with durian, shredded lard, salted egg yolk and mung bean paste), originally of the Hoa people, has been served and given as gifts by Soc Trang residents.
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A painting by artist Pham Binh Chuong depicting a corner of Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the gentle light of the morning is among the realist paintings now displayed in Hanoi at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum.
Aiming to recreate the rich cultural space of ethnic groups in the northwest and northeast regions of Vietnam, a fair, with the theme “New Year Fairs of the Northern Region” will be held from December 29th in Hanoi.
The Ho Chi Minh City will host its annual festival to honour áo dài (Vietnamese traditional dress), which is known as the symbol of feminine beauty in Vietnam, during March 3rd-25th.
Statues of traditional sacred animals guarding the gates of temples, pagodas and relics are gradually replacing fiercer looking animals designed in China, but made in Vietnam.