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In less than 30 minutes, the face of Mr. Phuc was chiseled out of a rough bamboo base made by Mr. Huynh Phuong Do.

Man earns high income by preserving dead pets of wealthy clients

Tran Kim Hoang Anh, born in 1999 in Nghe An, meticulously changed the stance of a dead bird with red feathers to make it look as vivid and natural as possible.

Ancient vestiges preserved through miniature models

Truong Van Bo has been famous for his special talent of "turning" cement and sand blocks into miniature models reproducing communal houses, pagodas, ancestor worship compartments and ancient houses.

Vietnam’s military history reappears through scale models

Vietnam’s historical military milestones, including April 30 victory and victory of the “Dien Bien Phu battle in the air”, are illustrated through a collection of scale models made by Nguyen Hoang Quang, a 40-year-old man in Hanoi.

Craftsman makes interior decorations from car, bike scrap

A short drive from downtown HCM City is ABM Shop, an interior decor workshop located in Binh Thanh District. This young company has managed to expand thanks to its unusual products -- interior decorative items made from motorbike and car scrap.

Bodily limits overcome by creativity

There is no limit on creativity and no disadvantage could ever prevent you from being creative, and you need to look no further than Trieu Hong Ho Em from Cho Moi District in the Mekong Delta’s An Giang Province for an example of how true that is.

Thanh Hoa woman ‘uses magic’ to keep flowers fresh for 10 years

Returning to Vietnam from Thailand with technology which helps keep flowers ‘immortal’, Le Thi Viet in the last 12 years has been diligently creative, bringing flowers to more and more people.

Hanoi man finds passion in watch engraving

A man in Hanoi has become well-known among many watch lovers for his work on hand-engraved watches.

Bamboo car gives ’green’ rides through Hoi An

 VietNamNet Bridge – Having succeeded with a bamboo bicycle design and production, local craftsman Vo Tan Tan is now keen on producing the first ever bamboo electric car.

Dao Xa Village craftsman helps preserve folk music

VietNamNet Bridge – To make a musical instrument is no less art than chiselling away at rock to make a sculpture. And an artisan from Dao Xa Village in the outskirts of Hanoi has spent a lot of time on the tough job.

The Buddha inspires bamboo root sculptures

 VietNamNet Bridge – A craftsman waiting to be saved from floodwaters sees the Enlightened One in floating bamboo roots and finds himself pursuing a new vocation. Nguyen Ha Nam calls on the artist and listens to his story.

New bamboo bicycle celebrates cycle of life

VietNamNet Bridge – It has been an unusual meeting of minds and skills for local craftsman Vo Anh Tan and partner Axel Lukassen from the Netherlands.

An Hoi incense burners

 Despite the changes of over 200 years, the bronze casting of incense burners has been preserved and developed by the people of An Hoi Village in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Hoi An craftsman turns roots into souvenirs

 VietNamNet Bridge – Bamboo roots used to be burned as firewood in rural areas of Viet Nam, since farmers only used trunks of bamboo trees for handcrafts or the building of houses.

Pottery village on the brink of vanishing

VietNamNet Bridge – Huong Canh pottery village in northern Vinh Phuc Province, which was locally famous for their products in the previous century, is nearly at the point of disappearing.

Ornate bird cages from Sapa

 VietNamNet Bridge – Many bird lovers in the foggy town of Sapa spend tens of millions of VND on luxury bird cages.

Guitar workshop hits all the right notes

 VietNamNet Bridge – The arrival of a late afternoon is accompanied by the gentle strumming of a guitar, emanating softly from a family workshop in Ho Chi Minh City.

Craftsman shows art through the looking glass

VietNamNet Bridge – We've all seen glass bottles with model ships inside, often sold as quirky souvenirs. An altogether rarer sight is a bottle with a painting on the inside. In Viet Nam, one man has made this delicate art form his trade.

Carving a niche as a master craftsman

 VietNamNet Bridge – Each piece of wood has soul and heart, said Vu Van Diep, owner of the Oanh Diep Fine Arts Woodworking Company.