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Bronze casting village in midst of revival

Though it has had its ups and downs throughout history, Phuoc Kieu Village in the central province of Quang Nam's Dien Ban District is on the way to reviving its ancient bronze casting thanks to efforts of local authorities and villagers.

Incense village struggles to reignite post-pandemic

Traditional handicraft villages have started to resume operation after more than two months of suspension due to the fourth coronavirus outbreak in late April that forced the capital city to follow strict social distancing measures.

Fishing gear village looks to preservation

The Hung Hoc traditional craft village in Nam Hoa Ward in Quang Yen Town, Quang Ninh Province, secured a name for itself over the course of a hundred years and more for making durable and attractive fishing gear from bamboo and wood.

Village in northern Vietnam repairing trumpets for generations

A village in northern Vietnam’s Nam Dinh Province has long been known for its villagers’ skill in crafting and repairing trumpets. And the closer Christmas came, the faster the trumpet repairers had to work.

Gold laminating and gilding in Kieu Ky Village

The Kieu Ky gold laminating craft village (Gia Lam District, Hanoi) has a history of about 400 years. Through ups and downs, people still retain their traditional profession with stages that require ingenuity and sophistication.

Bat Trang pottery village in days nearing Tet holiday

Established more than 500 years ago, from the Ly dynasty, experiencing many ups and downs along the way, now, Bat Trang pottery products are still highly appreciated for their quality, designs and types.

Wood you believe it? Hanoi's top artisans

Sơn Đồng Handicraft Village in Hoài Đức District, 20km west of downtown Hà Nội, has long been the source of some of Việt Nam's finest carved wood worship objects.

Folk singing a tourism hit

 VietNamNet Bridge – Among the dozens of tours being offered from Hanoi to the northern province of Phu Tho, tours to hear xoan folk singing has been among the best-selling for various travel agencies.

The ancient Hien Town is alive with history

 VietNamNet Bridge – We left Hanoi, travelling along the right bank of the Hong (Red) River to visit historical relics in a special complex bearing remarks of the once famous area.

Gov’t plans for tourism to spearhead economy

The Government unveiled an action plan on Monday to transform the tourism sector into the country’s economic engine, following the Poliburo’s decision to pursue that goal.

Govt to reduce lead poisoning in craft village

 VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked concerned departments for a plan to solve the issue of lead contamination and poisoning in Hung Yen Province’s Dong Mai craft village.

Central Highlanders keep brocade weaving alive

Brocade weaving is a traditional handicraft of the Central Highlanders and plays an important role in their spiritual life. In the face of challenges from modern life, Central Highlanders have made every effort to keep the practice alive.

Fun & games and more for HCMC kids

 VietNamNet Bridge – Many children in HCM City and neighbouring provinces are enjoying their longest holiday after school at summer camps launched by the city's entertainment and education centres.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

VietNamNet Bridge – Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An City's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Craft village tourism festival marks Hanoi Liberation Day

 VietNamNet Bridge – The annual Hanoi Traditional Craft Village Tourism Festival will be held at Quan Ngua Sports Palace from October 9 to 12, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day.