If rice is Vietnam’s staple crop, xôi (sticky rice) is the nation’s choice dish, as much as the famous pho (rice noodle soup), if not more so.
Seven years ago, Megumi Kawada, a Japanese-English freelance translator from Kyoto, followed her heart to Hanoi.
VOV.VN - Ms. H’Yam Bkrong from Ea Kao commune, Buon Ma Thuot city of Dak Lak province is devoted to the traditional brocade weaving of the Ede ethnic people.
VOV.VN - Incense has a special significance in the spiritual life in many Asian countries, including Vietnam.
VOV.VN - Due to historical circumstances, many M’nong people in Dak Nong province only have their first name in legal documents because they do not know their surnames.
VOV.VN - Drinking straw wine is typical in the culture of the K’ho people. Straw wine is served at ceremonies to welcome guests, at festivals, and at worshiping rituals.
VOV.VN - Folk dancing has long been an inseparable part of the K’ho ethnic minority culture.
VOV.VN - A collection of golden books of the Nguyen Dynasty was opened to the public in March. The Nguyen Dynasty was a powerful Vietnamese dynasty whose 13 Kings ruled for 143 years.
VOV.VN - K’Ho is the oldest ethnic group in the southern central highlands. Previously, they lived mainly in high mountains and their lives were quite isolated.
VOV.VN - Worship paintings of Vietnam’s northern ethnic groups are associated with Buddhism and Taoism and reflect ethnic cultural origin and customs.
VOV.VN - Each locality in Vietnam has its own specialty that it is proud of. Visitors to Thai Binh province are always invited to eat Cay cake, which is made of glutinous rice well blended with fat and ginger.
VOV.VN - Thai Binh province is situated in the Red River Delta empties into the sea. Blessed with favorable natural conditions, Thai Binh province also offers unique festivals and food.
VOV.VN - Folk songs have been part of the Nung’s cultural treasure since days long past. The Nung consider singing folk songs a way to communicate and express their feelings to others.
VOV.VN - Nung women teach their little girls to grow cotton trees, twine yarn, weave fabric, and embroider. In the Nung community, girls, who don’t know how to weave fabric and make clothes, will have a harder time finding husbands.
VOV.VN - Ca Tru, Chau Van, Xam, Luc Cung Hoa Dang and many other folk melodies from Vietnam’s Northern Delta Region have been restored, performed and introduced to audiences through a program called “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”.
VOV.VN - Do paper, widely known as the material of the famous Dong Ho folk paintings, has been given new vitality thanks to an art project named “Zo”.
VOV.VN - French actor, director Claude Bourrin, the first director of the Hanoi Opera House, was the pioneer to bring Western drama to Vietnam and set the foundation for Vietnamese drama.
French contemporary artist Lionel Descostes recently came back to Vietnam from a solo exhibition in Bangkok where he showcased his handmade embroidery pieces on taffeta and on silk, made using a single-thread technique, which are the result of his years’ work in Vietnam.
Having moved to Hanoi a few months ago, Mai Kathryn Brand shares her first impressions on life in the capital.
VOV.VN - 30km from the center of Hanoi in the outskirt district of Thanh Oai lies Tri Le village, a famous hamlet that makes the iconic Vietnamese traditional palm leaf hats such as Non or conical hats, Quai Thao or flat palm hats, and Thung.