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Bac Ha market – special cultural feature in Lao Cai

Bac Ha market – special cultural feature in Lao Cai

Bac Ha market in Lao Cai province is held every Sunday morning and offers a wide range of products, including clothes, farm tools, and housewares. It is a trading center… Read more »

Beauty of Dao ethnic women

Beauty of Dao ethnic women

The specific cultural beauty of Dao ethic people drew many local people and visitors to the Dao ethnic cultural festival in Tien Yen district, the northern province of Quang Ninh…. Read more »

Old pagodas in Bich Dong

Old pagodas in Bich Dong

The historical province of Ninh Binh comprises of three different types of landscape – wetlands, coastal delta and uplands – and is endowed with many places of interest for tourists… Read more »

Village attractions shortchanged by tourism

Village attractions shortchanged by tourism

After receiving only VND20,000 from a tourism company for her evening’s traditional dance performance, ethnic Co Tu woman Bruu Thi Nep said it was not good enough. “The payment for… Read more »

Water Puppets

Water Puppets

Vietnamese water puppetry has a long history. An inscription on a stone stele in Doi Pagoda, Duy Tien District, Nam Ha Province, relates a water puppet show staged in the… Read more »

Throwing a sacred ball through the ring (nem con)

Throwing a sacred ball through the ring (nem con)

Each ethnic group in Vietnam has unique ways of celebrating Tet. The Tay people of Cao Bang and Lang Son Provinces have a special Tet game that not only ushers… Read more »

Customs of Chewing Betel and Areca Nuts and smoking thuoc lao

Customs of Chewing Betel and Areca Nuts and smoking thuoc lao

According to legends, chewing quid of betel and areca has been a custom since the Hung Vuong period and is connected to the antique legend of betel and areca. A… Read more »

Vietnam Culture – Do & Don’t

Vietnam Culture – Do & Don’t

Vietnam is Vietnamese. For Westerners traveling through Asia, it is always a surprise to discover countries based largely on homogeneous cultures. In many countries in the world, development has been… Read more »

Vietnam Traditional Pottery and Ceramics

Vietnam Traditional Pottery and Ceramics

Pottery has taken form early in Vietnam. According to ancient document, pottery appears in Vietnam ten thousand years ago. Following information is general outline of pottery and ceramics appearance through… Read more »

Rice cooking competitions

Rice cooking competitions

During Tet, a number of villages in northern and central Vietnam hold cooking contests that may sound simple, but follow strict and complex rules: Cooking in the wind and rain…. Read more »