Traditional Villages

  • Tét Cake

    Tét Cake

    Tet cake is a Vietnamese savoury but sometimes sweetened cake made primarily from glutinous rice, which is rolled in a banana leaf into a thick, log-like cylindrical shape, with a meat or vegetarian filling (such as mung beans), then

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  • Phu Giay Festival

    Phu Giay Festival

    At Phu Giay Temple in Nam Dinh province, tribute is paid to Lieu Hanh, one of the Vietnamese "four immortal gods", and the only one based on a real person (a princess of the 16th century who died young). Many devotees from all over make a...

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  • Cho Lon (Lon Market)

    Cho Lon (Lon Market)

    Cho lon is the name of the Chinese district of Ho Chi Minh City (the former Saigon), the largest such Chinatown district in Vietnam. It lies on the West bank of the Saigon River, having Binh Tay Market as its central market. Cho Lon spans across,...

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  • Hung Festival

    Hung Festival

    This festival celebrates the legendary birth of Vietnam’s first kings, the Hung Vuong. Details of their origin remain sketchy, but the story has become rather embellished over the years: born from the union of a mountain princess and a...

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  • Craft Villages

    Craft Villages

    Da Si village, famous throughout north Vietnam for its high quality knives Traditional craft villages are a longstanding convention in Vietnam as a means of supplementing income from farming – nearly always rice cultivation. Over time, the members of individual villages developed special skills and combined their efforts, either working as single units making a common product, or working on a particular element of a more complex article, such as inlaid furniture, where the production...
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  • Duong Lam Ancient Village Travel Guide

    Duong Lam Ancient Village Travel Guide

    Duong Lam Village is in Ha Tay Province and about 60 km west of Hanoi. This village has been known as a museum of laterite with ancient houses aged up to 400 years old. It is also the only place in Vietnam where two kings came from. After the recognition of Hoi An ancient town and Hanoi old quarter, Duong Lam was recognized as a national relic in 2005. Duong Lam Commune: In Duong Lam Commune, visitors can see famous relics such as Mia Pagoda, Phung Hung Temple, Ngo Quyen Temple and Mong Phu...
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  • Ha Thai Village

    Ha Thai Village

    Duyen Thai commune, Thuong Tin district, Ha Noi Like all other ancient villages in the Red River Delta, Ha Thai has a communal house and pagoda for worshipping the village founder. Unlike most villages it is also famous far and wide for its distinguished lacquer ware that has existed for over 2000 years.   Ha Thai lacquer ware products are made with a centuries-old technique of applying and polishing layer upon layer of Vietnamese lacquer (Rhus Succedanea). Combined with egg shell and...
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  • Van Phuc Silk Village

    Van Phuc Silk Village

    Van Phuc Silk Village is situated on the banks of Nhue Thi River, Nguyen Trai Road, near Ha Dong city, 8 km southwest of Ha Noi. It takes you only 30 minutes by motorbike to go there from the centre of Hanoi. The village has been much well known for its traditional sericulture, weaving, and silk products. Tourists coming here are lured by various beautiful shirts, crafts, ties, dresses and many other things made of silk available in the village. What is special is that the silk is made by...
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  • Trieu khuc Village

    Trieu khuc Village

    Trieu Khuc village is nearly ten kilometres far from Ha Noi, belonging to Tan Trieu community, Thanh Tri district. This village is famous for its pretty hats with fringed chinstrap winning praise in folk songs and proverbs. Here, every year, the festival takes place from 10th to 12th of the first lunar month captivating a lot of visitors. When coming to Trieu Khuc, any visitor is also attracted by an intact beauty of an old village closing to Ha Noi - a bustling centre of politics and...
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  •  Phong Nam Village

    Phong Nam Village

    Near the bustling city but Phong Nam village is still kept for serenity and traditional features of an ancient village in Vietnam. In the village is still keeping forefathers house, clan temples building many years and the villagers see it as sacred places associated with human emotion, origin. Location: Village is near Highway 1A to distance 10km from Central of City to Southwest of Chau Hoa Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang. Visitors are advised to visit the village by means of simple...
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  • Non Nuoc Fine Arts Stone Village

    Non Nuoc Fine Arts Stone Village

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  • Non Nuoc Fine Arts Stone Village

    Non Nuoc Fine Arts Stone Village

    The village was formed in the eighteenth century by a Thanh Hóa craftsman’s name Huynh Ba Quat who is founded. Raw materials including marble stones with striated iridestion are very beautiful and iridescent elegance with innovative products such as statue of Buddhist, God and Venus, the legendary animal like unicorn, dragon, decorative stone lamps and jewelry. The village is located under the Marble Mountains of Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District.
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  •  Cam Ne Mat Village

    Cam Ne Mat Village

    Cam Ne has been long time famous for the traditional flower mat types. Making leaves and raw materials from jute with a subtle textured woven frame has been formed for all sorts of mats in different sizes and decorative patterns, cool in summer and warmer in winter.  Village situated on the Yen Poetic River as well as Yến Nê wide basket or pannier and La Bồng palm-leaf conical hat. Location: Distance 14km from central of City to the Southwest of Hoa Tien...
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  • Traditional village Tuy Loan

    Traditional village Tuy Loan

    The ancient village of Tuy Loan is located far 15km to the southwest along the National Highway No14B from Danang City. This village is over 500 years old and imbue with mark of traditional and cultural character of Vietnam rural. The worshipping house’s Stele of the five families says that five predecessors of the five families Dang, Lam, Nguyen, Tran, Le were called for going to Binh Chiem to widen the country by King Le Thanh Ton. They chose this place, which was named Tuy Loan, to...
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  • Thanh Tien Paper Flower trade village

    Thanh Tien Paper Flower trade village

    Thanh Tien village is about 10km far from the center of Hue city in the East – North. Like other villages in the area, people regard agriculture as a major trade there; however, in December, they are busy producing kinds of paper flowers used in belief and decoration on occasion of Hue people’s Tet holiday. The paper flower is simple but it is difficult to make because in addition to their skill, makers need to have their talent and aesthetic mind so that they can possibly...
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  • Sinh Village Paintings

    Sinh Village Paintings

    Unlike the painting genres of Dong Ho in Bac Ninh Province and Hang Trong in Hanoi, the paintings of Sinh Village in Huong Tra District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, are very simple with plain glyphs and traditional colours, reflecting people’s innermost feelings, wishes and simple dreams.  Sinh Village (its pen-name is Lai An) was located at the junction of the Bo and Huong Rivers in Thuan Hoa in the 16th century.  It has been well-known for the traditional craft of folk...
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