Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, is home to many traditional crafts, including special ones originating from mandarin workshops or ancient craft villages specialising in serving mandarins.
Vast amounts of driftwood and rubbish pile up at Cua Dai beach in the south-central province of Quang Nam in flood season every October, costing the much-favoured coastal destination time and money in cleaning up.
The reputation of the birdcage craft village comes from the artisans’ great knowledge about the behavior and the shape of different birds to make suitable cages in terms of both shape and size.
The steps to create bamboo dragonflies are simple but require meticulosity and accuracy in every detail.
Sa Chau village has long been famous for the traditional production of fish sauce whose pungent smell can grasp any visitor’s attention before they reach the village’s gate.
Dong Cuu village has long been famous for its traditional embroidery, especially the making of royal robes for kings of feudal dynasties in Vietnam, and the craft has still been upheld nowadays.
Thousands of figurines depicting a tiger holding a gemstone in its mouth are being produced every day and selling out almost immediately by artisans in Tan Uyen Town, Binh Duong Province.
Although the time is ripe for selling incense sticks, people do not see many of them in Le Minh Xuan incense-making village in HCM City.
The canna noodles, or glass noodles, of So Village in Tan Hoa Commune, Quoc Oai District, have long been known as a specialty of the Hanoi countryside, loved far and wide. They are probably the most famous noodles in the country.
Though not sophisticated, finicky or elaborate like Bat Trang or Phu Lang potteries, the clay pot making village in Tru Son Commune, Do Luong District, Nghe An Province is as rustic as the name itself.
The incense making profession of the Nung An people in Phia Thap village has been passed down from generation to generation. All villagers know how to make incense.
Located close to the peaceful Cau River, Tho Ha Village in the northern province of Bac Giang has developed a name for itself thanks to its original ancient architecture and specialty products – rice paper and crackers.