Traditional culture brought to the stage

Traditional culture brought to the stage

Enjoying a vibrant cultural show “The Quintessence of Tonkin” amidst a traditional village on the outskirts of Hanoi is a fantastic experience for tourists and locals alike.

Irish contributor to Vietnam's ethnic minority communities

Irish contributor to Vietnam's ethnic minority communities

VOV.VN - Dr Colman Ross from Ireland has positively contributed to the development of Viet Nam for nearly 20 years with a major focus on the marginalised and remote Ethnic Minority communities that are being left behind.

Ethnic Thai try community-based tourism

Ethnic Thai try community-based tourism

The ethnic Thai in Nghe An belong to an old branch of the original Thai people settled in the mountains of northern Vietnam. With the help of Japanese advice, some villagers are now turning to home-stay tourism to earn extra income and preserve their ancient culture.

Bare feet feat: fire walkers talk to the gods

Bare feet feat: fire walkers talk to the gods

Fire dancing by the Red Dao ethnic group is a special cultural feature in Ha Giang Province. Strong and courageous men shuffle around on burning coals in bare feet, surprising tourists unaware that the practice exists in Vietnam.

French envoy walks his talk on Hanoi streets

French envoy walks his talk on Hanoi streets

Mon Hanoi (My Hanoi), a documentary made by former French ambassador to Vietnam Jean-Noel Poirier, presents a very different, soulful perspective of the capital city.

Artisan strives to keep Khao melodies alive

Artisan strives to keep Khao melodies alive

Vang Sin Phin, a musical maestro from the northern province of Lao Cai, has dedicated himself to collecting musical instruments and preserving the folklore melodies of his people.

Kpan – the powerful bench of the Ede

Kpan – the powerful bench of the Ede

VOV.VN - The Kpan is a long wooden bench of the Ede people on which gong and drum performers sit. The Ede consider the Kpan a symbol of rich and powerful families.

Folk music of the Pa Ko

Folk music of the Pa Ko

VOV.VN - The Pa Ko ethnic minority group has diverse cultural value which reflects in their folk songs and dances.

ARieu Ping celebration of the Pa Ko

ARieu Ping celebration of the Pa Ko

VOV.VN - The Arieu Ping, which means exhumation, is the biggest celebration of the Pa Ko to show respect and piety of the living people for the deceased.

Unique wedding rituals of the Pa Ko

Unique wedding rituals of the Pa Ko

VOV.VN - The Pa Ko consider marriage one of the most important work in a person’s lifespan. Parents have to prepare offerings for their children’s wedding when they are grown-up.

Quang Ninh province preserves ethnic culture

Quang Ninh province preserves ethnic culture

VOV.VN - Tien Yen district, in the heart of northeastern Quang Ninh province, is close by Ha Long Bay, the Mong Cai border gate economic zone, and the Van Don economic zone. Tien Yen is home to several ethnic minority groups whose cultural identities have passed down the generations.

Sa Pa: the struggle between survival and tradition

Sa Pa: the struggle between survival and tradition

VOV.VN - For hundreds of years, the minority community in the north-west district of Sa Pa (Lao Cai province) have known only one way of life; rice. But now, that lifestyle is at risk.

The Pa Ko ethnic group

The Pa Ko ethnic group

VOV.VN - The Pa Ko is an ethnic group scattered across the provinces of Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue in the Truong Son mountain range. The Pa Ko live in harmony with nature, which is reflected in their lifestyle, customs, and culture.

The art of Vietnamese tea

The art of Vietnamese tea

Artisan Hoang Anh Suong shares with Pham Oanh his experience of enjoying tea in Vietnam as well as the art of tea in Vietnamese culture.

Preserving ethnic minority musical instruments

Preserving ethnic minority musical instruments

VOV.VN - The musical instruments of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups are on the verge of disappearing. Most of the artisans who make them are old. But some of them are working hard to teach younger generations to make and play the instruments.

Ho Chi Minh City—a city of too many tales

Ho Chi Minh City—a city of too many tales

VOV.VN - Over the course of the weekend, I dropped in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. According to the local people, the city was best known in its original name, Saigon.