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The echo of a drum-making village

Over a time spanning three consecutive years, traditional festivals have not been held and schools have applied online learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, drum-making villages are thought to face a tragic demise.

Hanoi's veteran artisan helps promote embroidery craft

Nguyen Quoc Su, a 79-year-old embroidery artisan who has practised the craft for over 60 years, still works on his embroidery frame every day, helping to preserve and promote the traditional craft of the nation.

Making Kitchen God figurines for Tet in Thua Thien-Hue

In the buildup to the Lunar New Year, Dia Linh village in Thua Thien-Hue province is busy producing terra-cotta statues of the Kitchen Gods to serve the high demand for the festive season.

300-year-old craft village makes lifelike paper flowers

Lying downstream of the Huong (Perfume) River, Hue City, the Thanh Tien paper flower making village is 7 km away from the ancient imperial city of Hue and has a history spanning some 300 years.

Trach Xa villagers: Born to be skillful 'ao dai' tailors

Knowhow of a perfect Vietnamese traditional ‘ao dai’ comes to the tailors in Hanoi's suburb village almost naturally, contributing to enhancing the beauty of the Vietnamese women.

Youngsters make videos to honour beauty of Vietnamese women and traditional craft villages

Youngsters have displayed their creativeness in making videos to outline the Vietnamese cultural values and the beauty of Vietnamese women in traditional craft villages across the nation.

Pham Phao trumpet village keeps fires burning

Pham Phao Catholic village in Nam Dinh province’s Hai Hau district has a long history of traditional bronze casting. 

Time-honoured craft of gold laminating in Kieu Ky village

The craft of gold laminating in Kieu Ky village, Gia Lam district, Hanoi has seen around 400 years of history. 

H'mong ethnic group continues traditional paper-making craft

The unique paper-making craft of the H'mong ethnic group in Hoa Binh Province has been going strong for 300 years.

Thanh Tien paper flower making village

Over its 300-year history, the Thanh Tien paper flower making village is one of the attractive traditional craft villages in the ancient imperial city of Hue.

Unique traditional craft of soya sauce making in Ban Village

Soya sauce is a traditional dish of the Vietnamese people. The dish can be found in many localities, but the most delicious one is made by locals in Ban Yen Nhan Town, My Hao District, Hung Yen Province.

Vietnam's lacquer villages struggle to survive

Truong Quan Tinh, who has 40 years of experience in making lacquerware, is worried about the decline of Tuong Binh Hiep Village in Thu Dau Mot City in the southern province of Binh Duong.


Hue village makes national treasures

Phuong Duc is small village on the southern bank of the Perfume River in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue. 

Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet

Just a couple of weeks until Tet, the traditional Phu Loc Tay copper casting village in Dien Khanh district, Khanh Hoa province became more busy to keep up with the supply of goods to the market.

Image: Binh Phu rattan village in Hanoi’s outskirts

 Binh Phu commune in the Hanoi suburb of Thach That has long been well-known for its traditional rattan product making.