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.
VOV.VN - The kitchen plays an important role for every ethnic family in Vietnam. The cooking place is also a venue where rituals and other customs occur. Whenever a guest arrives, the host makes a fire to show hospitality.
VOV.VN - The Nung live at higher elevations and have a tradition of self-sufficiency. The Nung live close to nature and eat whatever they can grow or gather in the forest. Some of their dishes have become specialties of Lang Son’s tourism.
VOV.VN - At the weekend, some streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter are full of the sights and sounds of folk performances, attracting large crowds of visitors. These street shows contribute to promoting Vietnam’s traditional culture.
Hanoians make an art of their precious lotus tea. Many people may think the price of VND7 million a kilo is high, but even a glimpse of the production process is enough to prove its value for money.
Tours provided by all-terrain, high-capacity motorbike taxi riders, or ‘easy riders,’ based in Hoi An City in central Vietnam, have delighted an increasing number of tourists, particularly foreign backpackers, in recent years.
On Xuan Dieu Street in Hanoi, these days, you might catch a glimpse of a group of foreigners and Vietnamese collecting trash, which has illegally been dumped into the small lake by the side of the road.
The charming beauty of Vietnamese women in ao dai traditional dress provides endless inspiration for artists, including overseas Vietnamese painter Dang Thong Tuyen.
A friend at the newspaper I write for is getting married soon. He’s a great young guy with too big glasses, marvelous English and bad taste in beer selection.
Coffee, one of Vietnam’s worldwide renowned specialties, was introduced to the country in 1875 by the French during their colonialisation of Indochina. Coffee plantations were located in the Central Highlands and owned mostly by the French.
VOV.VN -A Japanese entrepreneur who studied agronomy and horticulture has brought his dream of following in his father’s footsteps and operating a floral growing and distribution business to life.
VOV.VN - On April 14, the Washington Post ran an article about the trip to Vietnam by the son of a US Marine veteran of the Vietnam War who had always wanted to return to see what he called Vietnam as “the most beautiful country on Earth” at peace.
Someone once said, “Home is where I can be myself.”
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s traditional long dress, known as Ao Dai, has become the symbol of the Vietnamese feminine beauty. Diego Chula, a Spanish fashion designer, shares his passion to combine the Vietnam’s signature costumes with the modern global taste.
VOV.VN - French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle travelled to 32 countries but then settled in Vietnam because, he says, this place has brought him endless inspiration.
VOV.VN - At first glance, Onigiri- Japanese rice balls- seem too ordinary to represent the quintessence of Japan’s cooking arts, unlike a colorful tray of sushi.
Every Thursday, the theatre workshop that Céline Mariage offers Francophone students at the Hanoi University attracts the most motivated French-learning students.