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Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Lam chose to follow in the footsteps of his parents by pursuing a career in ceramics. He has made a number of special items as a result of his experimentation and study.

Glittering thin gold leaves from Kieu Ky Village

Kieu Ky Village in Gia Lam District, which is located on the north bank of the Red River about 15km from the centre of Hanoi, is famous for its craft of gold and silver laminating.

Quat Dong embroidery village

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 domestic customers and foreign friends.

Quang Phu Cau incense-making village

Before the bulletin comes to an end, let’s join us in a visit to Quang Phu Cau village, an incense making village in Ung Hoa district in Hanoi. 

Incense-making Quang Phu Cau village

Quang Phu Cau village in Ung Hoa district, 35 kilometres from downtown of Hanoi, is famous for its century-old craft of making incense. 

The thousand-year-old forging village of the Nung people

Traditional blacksmithing in Phuc Sen commune in Quang Uyen district in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang has existed for more than 1,000 years.

Kieu Ky gilding craft revives thanks to artisans’ creativity

The gilding traditional craft village has resorted to innovation to make the traditional trade thrive.


Centuries-old craft villages in Binh Dinh Province

The two ancient traditional craft villages in An Nhon District, Binh Dinh Province, have tried their best to maintain the traditional local craft.

Vietnam strives for half of craft villages participating in tourism supply chain

Vietnam has been striving that half of craft villages can participate in the country’s supply chain in tourism.

Craft villages in Tuy An district

Tuy An district is a coastal district in the south central province of Phu Yen, which is baked in sun and wind all year round. 

Secrets behind drums that cost hundred million VND

For nearly 200 years, the art of drum-making has been handed down to  generations of craftsmen from Binh An village who use their aural skills during the 20 manual phases required to make perfect products.

9th generation descendant reveals know-how to make drums

With jackfruit wood and buffalo leather, the talented craftsman can make drums, creating the sounds of life.

The land of statues

Daily at the cock's crow, when everyone is still snuggled up in their cozy beds, a man is busy using well-worn wooden moulds and clay to make traditional Kitchen God statues.

Craft villages in Hanoi gear up for Lunar New Year festival

Local people in craft villages throughout the capital have moved to ramp up production of various products in an effort to meet increasing demand from consumers ahead of the Lunar New Year festival, known locally as Tet.

Well-off families spend tens of millions on incense with natural scents

Instead of buying incense with an artificial scent made of chemicals, high-income families pay millions of dong for ‘clean’ incense.

Vinh Long’s ancient brick-making village

Aside from fruit gardens and ecotourism spots, the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long boasts a traditional brick-making village spanning Long Ho District and Mang Thit District.

Exploring prolific vermicelli production in Hanoi’s ancient village

Cu Da vermicelli village in Hanoi is famous for both ancient French-style houses and a long tradition of making vermicelli.

Visiting Hanoi’s Van Phuc - oldest silk village in Vietnam

Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional silk trade and high quality products, making it one of the most visited craft villages in Vietnam.

Technology vital for craft villages to thrive

Vietnam's international integration has brought both challenges and opportunities for traditional craft villages, with the use of scientific and technical advances in production considered vital for them to thrive.

Phu Binh villagers strive to preserve the craft of lantern making

Despite facing challenges from COVID-19 and the fierce competitiveness of imported toys, Phu Binh villagers in district 11, Ho Chi Minh City, have exerted every effort to preserve their craft of lantern making,