Ritual craft becomes folklore art

Ritual craft becomes folklore art

The love of one man for the craftsmanship of a traditional village located in the outskirts of Hue has yielded strong attention from tourists visiting the country’s former imperial capital city, who regard the ritual craft as art.

Expat finds diving paradise

Expat finds diving paradise

Tourists visiting the old city of Hoi An in central province of Quang Nam rarely miss a chance to explore the Cham Islands with their terrestrial and aquatic marine ecosystem.

Street of lost art

Street of lost art

Hang Trong art was once a treasured form of folk art and despite the efforts of some its glory days may be hard to revive.

Lotus tea an age –old tradition

Lotus tea an age –old tradition

Lotus is one of Hanoi’s most prized specialties, requiring patience and skill from makers to achieve its exquisite taste. With very few people now producing lotus tea using the original methods, tea expert Hoang Anh Suong is keen to keep the tradition alive.

Homeland of Hue folk paintings

Homeland of Hue folk paintings

(VOV) - Sinh village in Thua Thien Hue province has made folk paintings for the central region for more than 400 years. The paintings are made by farmers during crop intervals. Sinh village has become a popular tourist destination.

My second trip to Vietnam was filled with fun, and a bit of guilt

My second trip to Vietnam was filled with fun, and a bit of guilt

It was a last minute decision for me to go to Vietnam. My friend Amy had been badgering me to go on a holiday with her somewhere warm, wanting to escape the gray, depressing sky and cold, bitter wind of winter in Melbourne. A combination of tax return money and a cheap air ticket made the decision easy.

Help for Quang Nam's needy

Help for Quang Nam's needy

Hundreds of needy people in the central province of Quang Nam have received support from the Lifestart Foundation run by Australian Karen Leonard.

Lantern Masters

Lantern Masters

The Mid-autumn festival is an occasion for children to play with traditional toys, especially shadow lanterns and star lanterns.

A cup o' Joe with a drop of English

A cup o' Joe with a drop of English

A small cafe in downtown of central coastal city of Quy Nhon attracts many young customers not just because of its extensive menu of beverages, but also because of another reason: many English-speaking customers patronising this Language Cafe are willing to help local students practise their English.

Belgian helps Co Tu weaving

Belgian helps Co Tu weaving

The Co Tu ethnic group, living in a remote mountainous village in the central province of Quang Nam, are familiar with Belgian designer Aldegonde van Alsenoy, nicknamed Ava.

Craft beer explodes in Saigon

Craft beer explodes in Saigon

Bia Craft has recently launched its soft-opening in Thao Dien in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City bringing a flood of new beers to a city not known for its variety.

The King of Cyclos

The King of Cyclos

In a rapidly developing modern city, the cyclo acts as a unique reminder of the past.

Vietnam inspires Dutch poet

Vietnam inspires Dutch poet

For Dutch poet Dick Gebuys, his first impression of Vietnam was that it was a small, brave Asian country involved in a war with the US, nothing more.

Falafel vegetarian banh mi in Saigon

Falafel vegetarian banh mi in Saigon

Falafel, a popular food made from beans and vegetables in the world, has recently been brought to town by local yoga instructor Sophia Pham.