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Vietnam Silk Painting conquer the heart of art lovers

Vietnam Silk Painting conquer the heart of art lovers

Today this art has become famous around the world for its simple poetic themes and vibrant colors.

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  • "Tò he" - the artful toy in Vietnam

    "Tò he" - the artful toy in Vietnam

    "Tò he" toys are sculptured figurines fashioned from colored rice dough, that make not only Vietnamese children but also adults feel so interesting...

  • Rong House, the pride of Highlanders

    Rong House, the pride of Highlanders

    That is kind of communal house, can only be found in villages to the north of the Central Highlands, especially in Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces.

  • Human chess (co nguoi), a funny traditional game

    Human chess (co nguoi), a funny traditional game

    “Human chess” (co nguoi) is a popular game at village and temple festival in Vietnam.

  • Son Tay ancient citadel, a military rampart with special architecture

    Son Tay ancient citadel, a military rampart with special architecture

    Son Tay ancient citadel was built by King Minh Mang in 1822 to defend the western gateway to the city of Thang Long, which is now, of course, Hanoi.

  • The role of women in Vietnam

    The role of women in Vietnam

    Vietnamese woman are highly regarded by Westerners, who find them very graceful and gentle with all sorts of qualities that men look for.

  • Tay in Quang Ninh

    Tay in Quang Ninh

    Name: Tày Region: Towns: Cẩm Phả, Uông Bí; Districts: Hải Hà, Ðông Triểu, Ba Chẽ, Vân Ðồn, Hoành Bồ

  • Sán Chay in Quang Ninh

    Sán Chay in Quang Ninh

    Name: Sán Chay (Sán Chi, Cao Lan) Region: In the middle of the province: Cẩm Phả, Uông Bí, Bình Liêu, Hải Hà, Tiên Yên, Ba Chẽ, Vân Ðồn.

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Customs & Habits

The oveview of Dao people in Quang Ninh

The oveview of Dao people in Quang Ninh

Their dwellings are both earthen houses and mixed (half earthen, half on stilts). The Dao believe that in all creatures are souls called hon or vân when a living creature dies.

Language and Literature

Silent Hanoi

Silent Hanoi

The above lines were penned by the Hanoi poet Xuan Dieu, written for one person, whose name is appeared in the poem.

Festivals & Folk-games

"Tò he" - the artful toy in Vietnam

"Tò he" - the artful toy in Vietnam

"Tò he" toys are sculptured figurines fashioned from colored rice dough, that make not only Vietnamese children but also adults feel so interesting...

Art performance

Vietnamese Water Puppet

Vietnamese Water Puppet

Water puppetry is a tradition, appeared in the 11th century CE when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam. Today's Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique art on the ancient Asian puppet tradition.

Costumes

Dao's traditional costume

Dao's traditional costume

The Dao (pronounced Zao) are the 9th largest ethnic group in Vietnam with a population of just under 500,000.

Architecture & Fine-arts

Admire the famous architecture of Saigon Central Post Office

 Admire the famous architecture of Saigon Central Post Office

Together with the Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office is iconic buildings, tourist attractions as much for its architecture as its history.

Markets

Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh market is one of Saigon's most famous landmark. The market has been set up since the French occupation.