The first-ever folk festival honouring Hanoi’s traditional and contemporary culture as well as cultural heritages will be held at the Ly Thai To Statue Square beside Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of the capital city on November 15-17, according to the municipal Department of Culture and Sports.
VOV.VN - Known as the land of traditional crafts, Hanoi has the highest number of craft villages in Vietnam: 1,350, nearly one-third of the total number.
Traditional craft villages of Hanoi are facing a shortage of labourers, especially skilled workers, reported Kinh te Viet Nam & The Gioi (Vietnam and World Economy) Magazine.
VOV.VN - 417-year-old Phu Vinh village in Chuong My District, 25km west of the center of Hanoi, is famous for its sophisticated bamboo and rattan products.
The capital city of Hanoi has set to increase the number of its trade villages to 1,500 from now to 2015 in a bid to create jobs for at least half of its rural workers.