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Vietnam to develop 301 tourism-linked craft villages by 2030

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hanoi affected by waste from craft villages

Dust and smoke from production workshops in Hanoi and neighboring provinces are one of the reasons behind the serious air pollution in the capital city.

Recycling harms environment in Vinh Phuc

The rapid development of waste recycling in recent years has seriously affected the lives of people in Vinh Phuc Province.


Rural areas getting richer amid increasing pollution

Production workshops have arisen on agricultural land while fertile land has been left uncultivated in villages that now face more pollution.

The ‘billionaires’ waste recycling village is seriously polluted

VietNamNet Bridge - Scrap piles up right at the entrance gate to the village, and covers all canals, alleys and heaps up at houses. Schools are ‘attacked’ by waste and thick black smoke. 

Bac Ninh now wealthier, but environment worse

The craft villages in Bac Ninh province have become well off in the last 20 years. However, they have paid a heavy price for the wealth: the environment is seriously polluted.