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Painter of Hand-colouring Posters

Painter of Hand-colouring Posters

21/04/2017 12:51 GMT+7

Due to the current fast development of the printing industry, which ensures a quick turnaround time, the tradition of painting advertisement posters by hand has faded. With more than 30 years of painting advertisement posters, Nguyen The Minh, pen-named Hoai Minh Phuong, who is now living on An Duong Vuong street, Tan Binh district in Ho Chi Minh City is one of very few painters producing their posters by hand.
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Phu Day Festival

Phu Day Festival

12/04/2017 17:12 GMT+7

A Vietnamese saying goes “Thang Tam gio Cha, thang Ba gioMe” (the Father’s Death Anniversary Falls in the Eighth Moon and the Mother’s in the Third Moon).  This shows gratitude respectively to “Duc Thanh Tran” (Saint Tran) and “Thanh Mau Lieu Hanh” (Mother Saint Lieu Hanh) as the Vietnamese thousands of year-old religious philosophy says “uong nuoc nho nguon” (remember its source when drinking water).
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Tro Chieng- The Most Anticipated Festival in Thanh Hoa

Tro Chieng- The Most Anticipated Festival in Thanh Hoa

19/03/2017 18:42 GMT+7

The northern province of Thanh Hoa is rich in culture. It boasts not only many historical vestiges like Ham Rong Bridge, Ho Citadel and Lam Kinh Remains, but also many folk games and professional contests from the Ly dynasty, including Tro Chieng.
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The Custom of Building New Kitchens by the Muong

The Custom of Building New Kitchens by the Muong

25/02/2017 18:58 GMT+7

The Muong ethic group living in Vietnam considers the kitchen as the soul of their house, where the fire is always kept burning to protect family members. That’s why, to build a kitchen before living in a new house is done carefully by the house owner with several mysterious rituals being implemented.
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A Charming Dance with Cylindrical Drums

A Charming Dance with Cylindrical Drums

25/02/2017 18:58 GMT+7

Trieu Khuc commune in Thanh Tri district of Hanoi is widely known nationwide not only as a “sacred land with many talented people”, but also as home to a traditional artistic performance  - the Mua bong, or dancing with cylindrical drums. At the village festival held in early spring, young male villagers disguise themselves as women by wearing women’s colourful dress and beautiful make-up to dance with cylindrical drums. The dance is very inviting and charming and entertains many visitors.
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Wo Long Zhai Restaurant

Wo Long Zhai Restaurant

06/02/2017 09:23 GMT+7

Wo Long Zhai restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City with its menus and  architectural style designed on the background of  the  historical film entitled “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” attracts a large number of local guests .
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Young Calligraphers Bring Their Work to the Streets

Young Calligraphers Bring Their Work to the Streets

27/01/2017 13:43 GMT+7

With their passion for calligraphy, young calligraphers in Ao dai and head dresses like their predecessors bring their work to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City in an activity that contributes to the preservation of calligraphy giving, a traditional Vietnamese custom to welcome Tet (the lunar New Year).
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The Ancient Pagoda of Boi Khe

The Ancient Pagoda of Boi Khe

26/01/2017 13:59 GMT+7

The ancient pagoda of Boi Khe, also known as Dai Bi Tu in script letters, is listed one of the most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. The pagoda worships a local saint called Nguyen Binh An who built the pagoda and led the locals to fight against the northern invaders.
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