A look at the unique pagodas found nationwideicon

A look at the unique pagodas found nationwide

icon22/05/2019
With many spectacular and significant pagodas being dotted throughout the country, here are some good suggestions for worshippers to visit to mark the 2563rd anniversary of Lord Buddha’s birth.
Meditation music wind chimes

Meditation music wind chimes

PHOTOSicon06/05/2019
The Dofrance meditation music wind chimes have become popular in many cities nationwide and have also been loved by many foreign markets.  
Thach Xa bamboo dragonflies

Thach Xa bamboo dragonflies

PHOTOSicon28/04/2019
Thach Xa commune in Hanoi’s suburban Thach That district is famous for its unique traditional craft product – the bamboo dragonfly.  
Jarai’s unique Po Thi funeral custom

Jarai’s unique Po Thi funeral custom

YOUR VIETNAMicon23/04/2019
Po Thi, the Jarai custom of building a larger charnel house for a deceased person before seeing them off to the world of Gods, takes place between January and April each year.  
Water resource ceremony of the Ede

Water resource ceremony of the Ede

YOUR VIETNAMicon19/04/2019
The Ede ethnic minority people think that every water resource is managed by a genie. After each harvest and before each new crop, the Ede thank their water genies for blessing them with good weather and lots of luck.   
Co Lao ethnic group

Co Lao ethnic group

YOUR VIETNAMicon18/04/2019
The Co Lao, one of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups, has about 3,000 people. The group settled in Vietnam about 200 years ago and now lives mainly in the northern mountainous region.  
La Phu village preserves communal house, pig procession festival

La Phu village preserves communal house, pig procession festival

YOUR VIETNAMicon17/04/2019
La Phu village in Hanoi’s outlying district of Hoai Duc is one of the few ancient rural villages that well preserve its communal house and traditional festivals.  
Se Dang youth inspires passion for traditional music

Se Dang youth inspires passion for traditional music

YOUR VIETNAMicon16/04/2019
Despite not having undergone any training in music, 26-year-old Tis of the Se Dang ethnic group in Dak Lak province, can make and play many musical instruments of the Central Highland region. He also teaches local children to play music.  
Tay and Nung people celebrate Thanh Minh festival

Tay and Nung people celebrate Thanh Minh festival

YOUR VIETNAMicon11/04/2019
The Thanh Minh (grave-visiting) festival, which falls on the third day of the third lunar month, is one of the most important festivals of the Tay and Nung ethnic groups.
New rice ceremony of the La Ha

New rice ceremony of the La Ha

YOUR VIETNAMicon03/04/2019
The La Ha ethnic minority lives in Vietnam’s northwestern region where they farm and perform some unique customs and rituals, including a ceremony of new rice worshipping to remind the younger generation to appreciate rice.  
Mao Dien Temple of Literature – proof of Hai Duong’s thirst for knowledge

Mao Dien Temple of Literature – proof of Hai Duong’s thirst for knowledge

YOUR VIETNAMicon03/04/2019
The five hundred-year-old Mao Dien Temple of Literature is evidence of the development of Confucianism and academic examinations in Hai Duong province in the past.  
The Le Chan festival – a bridge to the past

The Le Chan festival – a bridge to the past

YOUR VIETNAMicon02/04/2019
A festival is held annually in the northern port city of Hai Phong on the 8th day of the second lunar month in memory of female general Le Chan, who is credited with having founded the city nearly 2000 years ago.  
Water well – treasure of a village

Water well – treasure of a village

YOUR VIETNAMicon24/03/2019
Village wells, together with banyan trees, communal houses, and river wharves, are symbols of Vietnam’s northern villages.  
“Tang cau”, a special wedding ritual of the Black Thai

“Tang cau”, a special wedding ritual of the Black Thai

YOUR VIETNAMicon12/03/2019
A Black Thai woman in Vietnam’s northwestern region ties her hair into a tall bun on top of her head to indicate that she has got married. A ritual is held to comb and tie up her hair before she goes to her husband’s house.  
Che worship of the Ede

Che worship of the Ede

YOUR VIETNAMicon09/03/2019
The Ede ethnic group in the Central Highlands consider the Che, a big jar, a symbol of family wealth and prosperity. A Che full of alcohol is an indispensable item at all worship ceremonies.  
Poonah paper of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang

Poonah paper of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang

YOUR VIETNAMicon08/03/2019
In the past the Cao Lan people in Khe Nghe hamlet, Bac Giang province, had a self-sufficient lifestyle. They practiced many crafts, including making poonah paper. Older villagers say making poonah paper was a popular craft.