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The Government plans to develop 301 traditional craft villages linked to tourism by 2030, according to a decision approving Vietnam's traditional craft village preservation and development programme for the 2021-2030 period.

700-year-old shipbuilding village shaken by ‘petrol price storm’

Once famous for its profession of building wooden ships that accompanied fishermen on trips to the open sea, Trung Kien shipbuilding craft village in Nghe An province is now struggling to survive.

More than a means of living

My Thien Pottery Village in Chau O Town of the central province of Quang Ngai used to be busy with over 40 households earning a living from pottery.

Keeping the fire of blacksmithing

Through many ups and downs of the history, the talented smiths of Hanoi’s old Hoe Thi craft village have still hold on with their ancestor’s trade.

Grass always greener in traditional craft village

Sedge bags made in Tong Vu Village in the northern province of Thai Binh have been much favoured among Vietnamese with a green lifestyle in recent years.

The journey of incense sticks

To Vietnamese, burning incense is the traditional ritual meant to build a bridge between the visible life of the present generation and the spiritual world of gods and past generations.

Trade village busy making flags ahead of general election

As the election of deputies to the National Assembly and People's Councils is approaching, people in Tu Van Village in Thuong Tin District on the outskirts of Hanoi are busy making national flags to meet orders from across the country.

Fashion brand utilises traditional materials

Established in 2018 by 28-year-old Vu Thi Thanh Van, theMay is her start-up project inspired from the Cham ethnic group’s traditional crafts of brocade weaving in My Nghiep Village and pottery in Bau Truc Village in Ninh Thuan Province.

Hang Bac - The “richest” street of Hanoi

Hang Bac (silver) is considered as the “most expensive” street among 36 well-known old streets in Hanoi. It is also the cradle of the jewelry trade in the city with many interesting historical stories.

Visiting a toy figurine village

Xuan La village in Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen district has long been famous for making “to he”, or toy figurines, a traditional toy made from rice powder, and remains the only village in Vietnam doing so.

Incense-making craft of Nung ethnic group in Cao Bang

The craft of producing incense practiced by the Nung ethnic minority in the northern province of Cao Bang has been passed down from generation to generation.

Bac Ninh: village surrounded by 370,000 tons of waste

About 370,000 tons of waste discharged from recycled aluminum establishments in the past 30 years has affected the life of more than 10,000 people in Man Xa village in Van Mon commune, Yen Phong district, in Bac Ninh province.

Huge revenue of $10 billion a year forgotten in villages

The awakening of potential and the promotion of professions in rural areas have helped increase total revenue to VND236.2 trillion and the average income per capita by two times compared with agriculture.

Hoi An reopens pedestrian streets and craft villages

Hoi An, home to one of the nation’s most famous UNESCO world heritage sites, has reopened its pedestrian streets, night streets, and craft villages following several months of closure due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and flooding.

Century-old craft village specialises in Buddha statues in HCM City

An old craft village situated in a small alley in Ward 12 of District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City is renowned locally for making a variety of Buddha statues, with the area developing into a tourist attraction over the past few decades.

Bat Trang pottery village

Located 15km from Hanoi, Bat Trang pottery village is an ideal destination for weekend trips with many unique activities related to the tradition of making ceramic and porcelain products.

How are craft villages doing amid COVID-19?

While villages making food enjoy good sales and business households work day and night to fulfill orders, other villages which serve tourism are idle.

Chang Son wooden houses

Chang Son carpentry village in Hanoi is well known for its wooden houses which are considered the pinnacle of construction for wooden architecture in Vietnam.

Big capital still being invested in e-commerce despite difficulties

With an annual growth rate of 30 percent, Vietnam’s e-commerce market is expected to have value of $15 billion by 2020.

Hang Bac street - birthplace of Hanoi’s silver jewellery

Hang Bac is viewed as the “most expensive” among Hanoi’s 36 old streets. In the past, people living on this street relied on three major jobs, involving silver ingot and jewellery making, and money exchange.