Enjoying a vibrant cultural show “The Quintessence of Tonkin” amidst a traditional village on the outskirts of Hanoi is a fantastic experience for tourists and locals alike.
VOV.VN - Dr Colman Ross from Ireland has positively contributed to the development of Viet Nam for nearly 20 years with a major focus on the marginalised and remote Ethnic Minority communities that are being left behind.
Have you seen a guy traveling on Saigon’s streets gripping the back of a motorbike while speaking non-stop into a camera attached to his helmet?
The ethnic Thai in Nghe An belong to an old branch of the original Thai people settled in the mountains of northern Vietnam. With the help of Japanese advice, some villagers are now turning to home-stay tourism to earn extra income and preserve their ancient culture.
VOV.VN - Whilst visiting Sa Pa I came to learn that there are several tribes with their own ancient traditions. The Black Hmong Tribe has various traditions, typically a buffalo horn.
Fire dancing by the Red Dao ethnic group is a special cultural feature in Ha Giang Province. Strong and courageous men shuffle around on burning coals in bare feet, surprising tourists unaware that the practice exists in Vietnam.
The northernmost province in the country is no longer a “remote area” in the tourism sense of the word.
Mon Hanoi (My Hanoi), a documentary made by former French ambassador to Vietnam Jean-Noel Poirier, presents a very different, soulful perspective of the capital city.
The northwestern region of Vietnam is a magical combination of alpine landscapes, ethnic culture, and bracing mountain air.
Vang Sin Phin, a musical maestro from the northern province of Lao Cai, has dedicated himself to collecting musical instruments and preserving the folklore melodies of his people.
VOV.VN - The Kpan is a long wooden bench of the Ede people on which gong and drum performers sit. The Ede consider the Kpan a symbol of rich and powerful families.
VOV.VN - The Pa Ko ethnic minority group has diverse cultural value which reflects in their folk songs and dances.
VOV.VN - The Arieu Ping, which means exhumation, is the biggest celebration of the Pa Ko to show respect and piety of the living people for the deceased.
VOV.VN - The Pa Ko consider marriage one of the most important work in a person’s lifespan. Parents have to prepare offerings for their children’s wedding when they are grown-up.
VOV.VN - Tien Yen district, in the heart of northeastern Quang Ninh province, is close by Ha Long Bay, the Mong Cai border gate economic zone, and the Van Don economic zone. Tien Yen is home to several ethnic minority groups whose cultural identities have passed down the generations.
VOV.VN - For hundreds of years, the minority community in the north-west district of Sa Pa (Lao Cai province) have known only one way of life; rice. But now, that lifestyle is at risk.
VOV.VN - The Pa Ko is an ethnic group scattered across the provinces of Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue in the Truong Son mountain range. The Pa Ko live in harmony with nature, which is reflected in their lifestyle, customs, and culture.
Artisan Hoang Anh Suong shares with Pham Oanh his experience of enjoying tea in Vietnam as well as the art of tea in Vietnamese culture.
VOV.VN - The musical instruments of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups are on the verge of disappearing. Most of the artisans who make them are old. But some of them are working hard to teach younger generations to make and play the instruments.
VOV.VN - Over the course of the weekend, I dropped in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. According to the local people, the city was best known in its original name, Saigon.