Feng Shui and the traditional architecture of nothern Vietnam

Feng Shui and the traditional architecture of nothern Vietnam

12/29/2016 - 15:16

(VOVworld) - Each country and region has a typical architectural style based on its climate, economic conditions, technology, available materials, as well as other factors including local customs and beliefs. Throughout history, Vietnamese people, especially those in the northern region, have applied some distinctive rules to house building and decorating which they believe bring good fortune and chase away evil.

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Bazaar brings minorities’ traditional handicrafts to urban dwellers

Bazaar brings minorities’ traditional handicrafts to urban dwellers

11/30/2016 - 10:27

(VOVworld) – Every year in November, the Center for Handicraft Research, Linkage and Development (Craft Link) holds a bazaar to showcase the traditional handmade products of a range of ethnic groups to consumers in Hanoi. The event aims to help minority people preserve their culture and improve their livelihoods through production and marketing.

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Vietnamese Court Examination

Vietnamese Court Examination

11/22/2016 - 18:22

(VOVworld) - Vietnamese Teacher's Day is an annual celebration held on November 20 to honor the contribution of teachers nationwide. On such a special occasion, we want to tell you the story of traditional education in Vietnam with the hope of bringing you a backwards-looking but fresher understanding of those traditional values. The story of traditional education and the precious...

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Making incense in Xa Kieu traditional craft village

Making incense in Xa Kieu traditional craft village

10/21/2016 - 10:55

(VOVworld) - Incense has a special significance in the spiritual life in many Asian countries, including Vietnam. Burning incense is part of Vietnamese culture and beliefs. In today’s show, we’ll take you on a tour to the Xa Kieu traditional craft village to find out how incense sticks are made.

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The rustic pottery art of Hương Canh

 The rustic pottery art of Hương Canh

10/10/2016 - 14:59

(VOVworld) – For centuries, the Vietnamese people have had a folk saying: “Móng Cái porcelain, Hương Canh jars”, to compliment two of the best-quality terracotta brands in the northern region. Ceramic products made by Hương Canh artisans are famous for their outstanding durability, and their ability to waterproof and block out light, which help fully preserve the food inside for...

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Vietnamese traditional folk painting and its preservation

Vietnamese traditional folk painting and its preservation

10/9/2016 - 16:07

(VOVworld) -The exhibition titled “Twelve Typical Kinds of Vietnamese Folk Paintings”, co organized by the Hanoi Museum and the Hanoi Ceramic Museum, is continuing in Hanoi. Along side it is a thematic seminar with the participation of artisans, specialists, and researchers in the field of traditional fine art nationwide. The event is intended to give audiences a general understanding of...

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Golden books of the Nguyen Dynasty – Vietnam’s sacred imperial treasures

Golden books of the Nguyen Dynasty – Vietnam’s sacred imperial treasures

9/26/2016 - 17:40

(VOVworld) - A collection of golden books of the Nguyen Dynasty was opened to the public in March. The Nguyen Dynasty was a powerful Vietnamese dynasty whose 13 Kings ruled for 143 years. This precious collection of golden books is considered the most special exhibition of the sacred heritages of the Nguyen Dynasty.

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Vietnam’s other puppetry art

Vietnam’s other puppetry art

9/13/2016 - 16:03

(VOVworld) – Bảo Hà village in Hai Phong province has a long history of creating and performing puppets. Here, two types of puppetry co-exist: water and non-water puppetry. Together with the popular water puppetry, non-water puppetry has gained increasing recognition from both domestic and international audiences.

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Xam Singing – A unique traditional music genre in Viet Nam

 Xam Singing – A unique traditional music genre in Viet Nam

8/19/2016 - 16:55

(VOVworld) - “Xam” singing is a traditional art form which originated in Vietnam’s northern regions. As its deep lyrics narrate daily life stories, the art form has been considered to be the nation’s delicate cultural item, and has become an important part of the Vietnamese people’s spiritual life. For a long time, the art-form fell into oblivion and faced a...

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Traditional folk music program “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”

Traditional folk music program “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”

8/15/2016 - 15:45

(VOVworld) – Ca Trù (Vietnamese ceremonial singing), Chau Van (Vietnamese ritual singing), Xam (a form of unique traditional folk singing), Luc Cung Hoa Dang (Lanterns Dance) and many other folk melodies from Vietnam’s Northern Delta Region have been restored, performed and introduced to audiences through a program called “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”.

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Tri Lễ - a village that makes traditional palm leaf hats

Tri Lễ - a village that makes traditional palm leaf hats

8/1/2016 - 17:13

(VOVworld) - 30km from the center of Hanoi in the outskirt district of Thanh Oai lies Tri Lễ village, a famous hamlet that makes the iconic Vietnamese traditional palm leaf hats such as s to the village.

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Ba Mun island - a paradise for wild animals

Ba Mun island - a paradise for wild animals

7/6/2016 - 15:42

(VOVworld) - This year the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has launched a program promoting Vietnam as a paradise of sea and island for tourists. Besides traditional tourist destinations, travel agents have taken visitors to primitive places.

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Traditional Do Paper – Stories Behind The Folds

Traditional Do Paper – Stories Behind The Folds

6/28/2016 - 11:55

(VOVworld) -“Do” paper is made from the bark of the Do tree, which can be found in Vietnam’s northern region. Having first appeared in the 13th century, this type of paper has been used widely in Vietnamese folk art, especially in Dong Ho paintings. Because the techniques of making Do paper are on the verge of extinction, the Zó project,...

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Vietnamese water puppet’s design and manipulation

Vietnamese water puppet’s design and manipulation

6/10/2016 - 10:55

(VOVworld) - Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art, believed to be more than 1000 years old. A guide book says “Not watching a performance of water puppetry means not visiting Vietnam yet.” A water puppetry performance provides great fun and excitement for their audiences. Puppeteers cleverly manipulate wooden puppets on a special stage covered in water. In today’s...

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The Hanoi Miracle Choir and Orchestra: When music changes life

The Hanoi Miracle Choir and Orchestra: When music changes life

6/6/2016 - 11:16

(VOVworld) - Every Sunday afternoon, the Miracle Bus starts its trip around Hanoi to pick up 80 students, who are residents of several charity houses and social protection centers for orphans and poor children, before delivering them to the Korean International School, where the miracle of music is about to happen.

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The 16-String Zither - Traditional Vietnamese Musical Instrument

The 16-String Zither - Traditional Vietnamese Musical Instrument

6/3/2016 - 18:51

(VOVworld) - Viet Nam is home to 54 ethnic groups, each with its own customs and traditions. Those groups have created a variety of traditional musical instruments, which have played an important role in Vietnamese people’s lives. The many types of musical instruments found in Vietnam include "monochord zither", "moon-shaped two-string lute", and “pear-shaped lute with four strings”. One of...

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Tran Nguyen Dan - An Icon Woodblock Painter

Tran Nguyen Dan - An Icon Woodblock Painter

6/1/2016 - 13:24

(VOVworld) - In woodblock carved paintings, a design or picture is carved into a block of wood, then printed onto a sheet of paper or other special materials. Tran Nguyen Dan is one of the very few woodblock painters who has remained dedicated to this art form for nearly half a century. On this week’s Sunday Show, we’ll tell you...

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Stamp collecting hobby in Vietnam

Stamp collecting hobby in Vietnam

5/29/2016 - 10:03

(VOVworld) - Stamp collecting is one of the world’s most popular hobbies thanks to its affordability, educational benefits, and historical value. For many collectors, philately is an art, a passion, a way to communicate, and more. Now when people communicate with each other via the Internet, are these stamps still attractive? Let's find out more with Thu Ly about the...

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The Vietnamese Bamboo Flute

The Vietnamese Bamboo Flute

3/2/2016 - 10:01

(VOVworld) - The Vietnamese bamboo flute has long been one of the most popular wind instruments, containing the essence of Vietnamese music. The moody sound it produces has signified the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people since long ago. Currently, the bamboo flute remains a prominent musical instrument performed solo or together with other instruments in traditional Vietnamese orchestras as...

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Vietnam's thousand-year-old kite-making village

Vietnam's thousand-year-old kite-making village

9/9/2015 - 11:24

(VOVworld) – Hello and welcome to VOV’s Sunday Show, our biggest show of the week, featuring Vietnam’s traditional culture and beautiful landscapes.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

B: Ashik Eqbal Tokon of Bangladesh sent us an e-greeting card with pictures of Vietnamese Tet delicacies like watermelons, square sticky rice cakes, pork pie, and some other food. We...

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Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam