Quat Dong embroidery village Society

Quat Dong embroidery village

Located in Thuong Tin district, about 25km from Hanoi’s centre, Quat Dong village is well-known for its colorful handmade embroidered products reflecting the Vietnamese people and land which are favored by both domestic customers and foreign friends.
Promoting ethnic Cham craft trade villages Culture - Sports

Promoting ethnic Cham craft trade villages

Like many other traditional craft villages, the Bau Truc pottery and My Nghiep brocade-weaving villages of the Cham ethnic minority people in Ninh Thuan province have been at risk of falling into oblivion. In an attempt to give the villages a boost, local people have introduced unique products.
Hau Doong festival of Giay ethnic group Culture - Sports

Hau Doong festival of Giay ethnic group

For the Giay ethnic people in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, the land, forest, and rivers have their own gods. The forest god is the most sacred deity, protecting villagers in their daily life.
Central locality boosting production of grass brooms Business

Central locality boosting production of grass brooms

Villagers in Pho Phong commune in Duc Pho town, Quang Ngai province, have focused in recent years on making grass brooms given the stable market for the products. They are now mapping out a plan to help their craft village boost sales.
Exploring Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi Destinations

Exploring Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi

The pottery museum in Bat Trang ancient pottery village forms part of the Centre for the Quintessence of the Vietnamese Craft Village and is about 15km from the heart of Hanoi. The museum houses myriad cultural and historical values from the village.
Village keeping ancient water puppetry afloat Culture - Sports

Village keeping ancient water puppetry afloat

Founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty, the unique form of water puppetry in Dong Ngu village, Thuan Thanh district in the northern province of Bac Ninh continues to draw crowds today with charming shows created by master puppeteers.
Ha Thai traditional lacquer art Culture - Sports

Ha Thai traditional lacquer art

Traditional lacquer art painted on cultural artifacts in Ha Thai village, Thuong Tin, Hanoi dates back to the 17th century. In the 1930s, the first Vietnamese painters studying at the Indochina College of Fine Arts (now the Vietnam Fine Arts University) sought ways to develop lacquer techniques. Village artisans applied the techniques immediately to refine and perfect their products.
Na Khuong water wheels – unique cultural feature of north-western region Destinations

Na Khuong water wheels – unique cultural feature of north-western region

Giant water wheels in Na Khuong village, Tam Duong district in Lai Chau province, some 30 kilometres southeast of Lai Chau city, operate around the clock delivering fresh water to lush paddy fields by the Nam Mu River. Built by skilful hands of local Thai ethnic minority people, the wheels create a unique tourist attraction in the pristine mountains and forests of the north-western region.
Famous Chuon Ngo mosaic craft village in northern region Destinations

Famous Chuon Ngo mosaic craft village in northern region

Although the Chuon Ngo mosaic craft village in Chuyen My commune in Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen district has experienced ups and downs and the craft was even thought to have fallen into oblivion, it has now been preserved and developed thanks to devoted village artisans.
Gigantic potter’s wheels at Bat Trang Pottery Museum Destinations

Gigantic potter’s wheels at Bat Trang Pottery Museum

Inspired by potter’s wheels intersecting with each other, the Centre for Vietnamese Craft Village Quintessence was built in the heart of the ancient Bat Trang pottery village in Hanoi. Spanning 3,300 square metres, the centre is some 15 kilometres from the capital’s downtown area on the banks of the Bac Hung Hai River, which runs through the city and Bac Ninh, Hung Yen, and Hai Duong provinces.