Indigo fabric – the beauty of Nung costumes

Indigo fabric – the beauty of Nung costumes

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.

Traditional folk music program “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”

Traditional folk music program "Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters"

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”.

French artist takes inspiration from Vietnam embroidery

French artist takes inspiration from Vietnam embroidery

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.

Tri Le - a village that makes traditional palm leaf hats

Tri Le - a village that makes traditional palm leaf hats

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.

The fire culture of ethnic people

The fire culture of ethnic people

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.

Cuisine of the Nung

Cuisine of the Nung

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.

Traditional music livens up Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Traditional music livens up Hanoi’s Old Quarter

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.

Hanoi’s lotus tea-making art

Hanoi’s lotus tea-making art

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.

Expats, locals clean up Hanoi

Expats, locals clean up Hanoi

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.

Wedding gifts in Vietnam

Wedding gifts in Vietnam

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.

Frenchman falls for Vietnamese coffee

Frenchman falls for Vietnamese coffee

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.

Pioneering Japanese florist from Da Lat City

Pioneering Japanese florist from Da Lat City

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.

A veteran’s son fulfills his dad’s dream of revisiting Vietnam

A veteran’s son fulfills his dad’s dream of revisiting Vietnam

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.

Fashion Designer Diego Chula on Vietnam’s traditional Ao Dai

Fashion Designer Diego Chula on Vietnam’s traditional Ao Dai

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.