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The art of making wooden fish in Hue

Crafting wooden fish, a wooden percussion instrument in temples, has become an integral part of a small village in Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city.  Jackfruit wood is ideal for making the wooden fish Artisans use saw to roughly shape the instrument, whose diameter is about one metre or more A tool set essential to the craft A chisel is used ... Read More »

'White gold' on the roof

With an increasing price, garlic – Ly Son’s famous specialty – is considered as “white gold”. At harvest time, the “white gold” is dried everywhere. The rooftops are used to expose garlic to the sun on the island, where is considered as the garlic kingdom. During the harvest season of garlic on Ly Son Island, where the land is narrow ... Read More »

March ablaze with flush of bombax ceiba blossom

Flowering bombax ceiba or red silk cotton trees are a common sight around northern Vietnamese villages in March, as locals are swept up in an air of nostalgia for the bliss of childhood in their hometown.    Apart from a banyan tree, a water well, and the yard of a communal house, bombax ceiba flowers are cherished parts of childhood ... Read More »

Cherry blossoms in full bloom at Hanoi’s Japanese festival

Thousands of Hanoians and tourists flock to the Ly Thai To Flower Park in the capital city to enjoy the beauty of the famous cherry blossoms brought from Japan during the 2018 Japan Cultural Exchange Festival, which opened at the flower garden on March 23. The 2018 Japan Cultural Exchange Festival features various cultural activities from March 23-26, promising to ... Read More »

Finding peace in Loc Yen village

Situated in Tien Phuoc District in the central province of Quang Nam, Loc Yen village is characterized by a slow pace of life and a tranquil atmosphere. Travelers might be captivated by centuries-old houses in the village. The village has more than 10 old houses that are up to 200 years old, surrounded by stone pathways, small gardens and paddy ... Read More »

Stunning March scenes of ancient Hue city

Tourists to the ancient city of Hue this March will feel like they have been transported to a mythical land of beauty as leaves changetheir colours through shades of yellow, red, and green against a crystal clear blue sky. Trees shed their leaves along Bach Dang Street. Leafless branches are beginning to bud along Ngu Ha River.  The gate of ... Read More »

Spectacular views of Ha Giang Plateau

The northeast province of Ha Giang is a popular destination for tourists with its magnificent natural scenery and rugged rocky mountain ranges.     Ha Giang attracts tourists with its spectacular mountain ranges and small, quiet villages.  Nui Doi (Quan Ba Twin Mountain) is home to an old legend about a love story. Ethnic minority children in colourful costumes look ... Read More »

Amazing aerial views of Trang An Tourism Complex

Trang An Tourism Complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh has been recognised as a national relic site of special significance, and as a natural and cultural world heritage site by the UNESCO. ​A bird’s eye view of  the Trang An Tourism Complex.  In UNESCO’s words, ‘Trang An is a resplendent complex of limestone karst peaks which are permitted ... Read More »

Ethnic costumes performed at Bauhinia Festival

A competition for the traditional costume performances of ethnic minority groups was held in Dien Bien Phu City on March 18 as part of the 2018 Bauhinia Festival. The event attracts the participation of 36 contestants on 12 local ethnic teams. The contestants impress the audience with the beauty of their outfits.  Let’s take a look at some of the ... Read More »

Clay tunnel – Da Lat’s model village

The clay tunnel or Da Lat model village of clay sculptures is a must-see destination for tourists in the central highlands province of Lam Dong.  Covering more than 1,200 square metres of lush pine forest, the clay tunnel is a new artificial wonder for Da Lat city in the central highland province of Lam Dong. The clay tunnel begins with ... Read More »