Traditional dance of the Khmer

Traditional dance of the Khmer

3/8/2016 - 14:39

(VOVworld) – The Khmer have developed many dances for different occasions which reflect their creativity, aesthetic sense, and cultural and social values.

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Khmer costumes

Khmer costumes

3/2/2016 - 18:56

(VOVworld) – The clothing of the Khmer in southern Vietnam is unlike the costumes of other ethnic groups.

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5-tone musical instrument of the Khmer

 5-tone musical instrument of the Khmer

2/22/2016 - 16:51

(VOVworld) – The Khmer in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have inherited Angkor culture with influences from the local wet rice civilization and Chinese and Cham ethnic groups.

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Chol Chnam Thmay festival of the Khmer

Chol Chnam Thmay festival of the Khmer

2/15/2016 - 16:47

(VOvworld) – Chol Chnam Thmay is the New Year celebration of the Khmer. Their biggest festival of the year marks the end of the dry season and the beginning of a new year and new crops. The 3-day Chol Chnam Thmay festival takes place in the middle of April.

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Doi pagoda of the Khmer

 Doi pagoda of the Khmer

2/2/2016 - 9:56

(VOVworld) – There are about 600 Khmer Theravada pagodas in the Mekong Delta. Doi, which means Bat in English, is one of the most beautiful pagodas with typical Khmer architecture. Doi pagoda was built in the 16th century in Soc Trang province.

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Typical architecture of Khmer pagodas

Typical architecture of Khmer pagodas

1/26/2016 - 8:52

(VOVworld) – People who visit Khmer villages in the Mekong Delta are impressed by the high towers and curved roofs surrounded by palm trees of the pagodas. The 600 Khmer pagodas in the Mekong Delta constitute a unique cultural space of Vietnam’s southern region.

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Pagodas of the Khmer

Pagodas of the Khmer

1/18/2016 - 14:44

(VOVworld) – The Khmer are Buddhist followers and they build pagodas wherever they live. Pagoda is not purely a religious place but also a school for children and a venue for people to share production knowledge. Pagodas have played an important part in spreading and preserving the Khmer culture.

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Flat “Cốm’ of the Khmer

Flat “Cốm’ of the Khmer

1/11/2016 - 15:42

(VOVworld) – “Com dep”, flat glutinous green rice is a specialty of the Khmer in Soc Trang and people in the Mekong River Delta. “Com dep” is a popular dish and an indispensible offering in important religious rituals to pray to genies for favorable weather and bumper crops.

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Ngo junk race of the Khmer in Soc Trang

Ngo junk race of the Khmer in Soc Trang

1/4/2016 - 15:15

(VOVworld) – The Khmer in southern Vietnam race Ngo junks as part of the Ooc Om Bok festival to worship the Moon on the 10th lunar month. It’s a typical ritual of the wet rice agriculture to worship water and pray for bumper crops.

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The Khmer in Vietnam

The Khmer in Vietnam

12/29/2015 - 16:40

(VOVworld) – Vietnam has 1.3 million Khmer people living in the southern provinces of Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Kien Giang, An Giang, Bac Lieu, Can Tho, and Vinh Long. The Khmer do farm work, fish, and produce handicraft products. They have a rich culture of folk songs, folk tales, festivals, temples, and pagodas.

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San Chi preserve their folk singing

San Chi preserve their folk singing

12/21/2015 - 14:56

(VOVworld) – The San Chi’s folk songs nurture their spirits from the time they are were born until they die. Despite social change and influence from other cultures, San Chi folk singing has been preserved and spread throughout the community.

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Family customs of the San Chi

Family customs of the San Chi

12/7/2015 - 18:02

(VOVworld) – The San Chi of Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province, have strict family rules and hierarchy. Family members love and respect each other without discrimination of daughters- or sons-in-law.

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Worship materials: the most precious assets of the San Chi

Worship materials: the most precious assets of the San Chi

11/30/2015 - 16:57

(VOVworld) – The San Chi consider their worship books and pictures their most valuable assets. They use them in specific rites and prayers for every important event. Anh Huyen introduces the worship books and pictures of the San Chi.

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Typical marriage ritual of the San Chi

Typical marriage ritual of the San Chi

11/24/2015 - 14:34

(VOVworld) – The San Chi in Bac Giang province still practice their traditional marriage rituals. Lan Anh tells you all about the San Chi marriage culture.

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The San Chi’s livelihood

The San Chi’s livelihood

11/9/2015 - 16:46

(VOVworld) – The San Chi live mainly in Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, and Thai Nguyen, growing rice and other crops on terraced fields. In places with favorable conditions, they grow fruit trees and medicinal herbs.

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Folk songs of the San Chi

Folk songs of the San Chi

11/2/2015 - 17:54

(VOVworld) – The San Chi have developed a rich cultural tradition with various types of folk arts. “Sinh ca” is a type of call and response singing that has been preserved and promoted in their everyday life for generations. Lan Anh looks at the importance of “Sinh ca” in the San Chi’s life.

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Overview of the San Chi group

Overview of the San Chi group

10/26/2015 - 16:38

(VOVworld) – The San Chi live scattered in Vietnam’s northeastern provinces – Cao Bang, Lang Son, Quang Ninh, Tuyen Quang, and Thai Nguyen. They settle in hamlets in high mountains and depend on farming got their main income.

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Rain praying ritual of the Lo Lo in Ha Giang

Rain praying ritual of the Lo Lo in Ha Giang

10/21/2015 - 14:56

(VOVworld) – The Lo Lo celebrate many rituals each year – the spring ritual, the corn picking ritual, and the rain praying ritual. The Lo Lo in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province, have held a rain praying festival for generations. This event is also a venue for people to meet and discuss business and for young people to date.

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Aesthetic values of Lo Lo costumes

Aesthetic values of Lo Lo costumes

10/13/2015 - 16:21

(VOVworld) – Although they live in remote, isolated mountain areas of Ha Giang and Cao Bang province and have a small population, the Lo Lo have a strong sense of culture and still wear their traditional costumes. Lo Lo women teach their children how to choose materials and sew traditional costumes and decorations.

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Culture of the Lo Lo on the Dong Van stone plateau

Culture of the Lo Lo on the Dong Van stone plateau

10/5/2015 - 16:22

(VOVworld) – The Lo Lo, also called the Mun Di, Man Di, La La, O Man, or Lu Loc Man, live mainly in the northern mountain provinces of Ha Giang and Cao Bang. Although they are a small population and live among other ethnic groups, the Lo Lo have maintained their own traditions and customs.

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