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Preserving heritage: Artisans thrive in Hanoi's rural villages

Some periods are characterized by the birth of unique and high-quality artistic works that have gained fame.

City of crafts: The art of tò he figurines

The city of Hanoi embraces a long list of traditional craft villages. From north, south, east and west, craft villages in the city and beyond were born centuries ago to supply to the ancient citadel of the past.

A Hanoi artisan creates woodblock for over four decades

Pham Ngoc Toan is one of the last artisans that still hold on to the craft of hand-carving wood stamp in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Thuy Khue – the street of village gates in Hanoi

Wandering around the hustling and bustling streets in Hanoi, visitors will be surprised by ancient and mossy village gates, beside modern buildings. The traditional cultural features are preserved within the village gates.

Hanoi has two more national intangible cultural heritages

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recorgnized two traditional festivals of Hanoi as national intangible cultural heritages - “Moc villages festival” and “The sisterhood celebration ceremony between Phu My and Kieu Mai villages”.

Various activities to highlight capital city’s culture

A series of activities to spotlight the cultural identities of the capital city of Hanoi will be held from November 20 to December 15.

Culturist Huu Ngoc wins Bui Xuan Phai Award

Culture researcher Huu Ngoc has been awarded Grand Prize at the Bui Xuan Phai - For the Love of Ha Noi Awards for lifelong research and huge contribution to popularising Ha Noi culture. 

Quang Ba night flower market: in pitures

 The Quang Ba wholesale flower market, the biggest in Hanoi, turns busy when night falls. Visiting the market is always an interesting experience.

First “Memory of Hanoi” event planned for next month

The first “Memory of Hanoi” event, to be held at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long from December 30, 2015 – January 4, 2016, will bring back to life the images and culture of the ancient capital city.