Village well tells local spiritual life

Village well tells local spiritual life

3/23/2017 - 17:40

(VOVworld) – The village banyan tree, water well, and communal house yard have long been icons of the Vietnamese village. A banyan tree gives shade and a village well provides water for the villagers’ daily use. A communal house yard offers a place to conduct cultural activities and religious rituals. According to Vietnamese elders, water represents the source of vitality,...

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Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

3/16/2017 - 17:47

(VOVworld) - Located in Thuong Tin district, about 25 kilometers south of Hanoi, Quat Dong embroidery craft village is considered the cradle of embroidery in Vietnam with its brand name famous throughout the northern region and nationwide. Its reputation has remained strong since the 17th century.

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Duong Lam ancient village, “the land of two kings”

Duong Lam ancient village, “the land of two kings”

3/9/2017 - 17:10

(VOVworld) – Duong Lam ancient village in Son Tay Town lies 30 kilometers west of Hanoi along the Red River. The laterite village is famous as the cradle of the Red River Delta civilization and the home of two Vietnamese kings.

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Communal house linked to the village origin

Communal house linked to the village origin

3/3/2017 - 9:30

(VOVworld) – A Vietnamese village’s communal house is of symbolical significance and filled with historical stories illustrating villagers’ aspirations through carving features.

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Pagoda and village culture

Pagoda and village culture

2/23/2017 - 15:38

(VOVworld) – The Red River Delta is the cradle of the ancient Vietnamese wet rice civilization and culture. It is also the place where Buddhism was first introduced to Vietnam. Pagodas have been built in almost every village to worship Buddha.

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Typical characteristics of villages in northern Vietnam

Typical characteristics of villages in northern Vietnam

2/16/2017 - 22:21

(VOVworld)-Villages in the northern region of Vietnam are populated by people of the same bloodline sharing the same means of livelihood. The close link between villagers is evident in land ownership, village architecture, spiritual life, lifestyle, and community standards.

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Spring village festivals

Spring village festivals

2/12/2017 - 17:56

(VOVworld)-Village festivals offer a way to preserve the national identity and educate younger generations about their origins. Village festivals are usually held in the spring.

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Spring comes to Dong Cuong flower village in Thanh Hoa province

Spring comes to Dong Cuong flower village in Thanh Hoa province

1/25/2017 - 6:00

(VOVworld)-Located in the north of Thanh Hoa province, Dong Cuong village is famous for flower cultivation with more than 200 households engaged in the craft and supplying the product for the entire province and neighboring localities. During the last days of the year, Dong Cuong village has become busier with trading.

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The organization of a typical Viet village

The organization of a typical Viet village

1/19/2017 - 17:06

(VOVworld)-Bamboo hedges and village gates symbolize the autonomy of Viet villages. In the past, virtually all daily activities of Vietnamese villagers occurred within the space demarcated by the bamboo hedge. Thus, the village was a closed social structure which defined the thousand-year-old character of the Viet village as a close-knit and stable community.

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The structure of a traditional Viet village

The structure of a traditional Viet village

1/12/2017 - 16:41

(VOVworld)-An outgrowth of wet rice civilization, Viet villages are characteristically agricultural villages. The structure of a Viet village is adapted to rice farming and constitutes Vietnam’s typical rural space.

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Village and components to make Vietnamese villages’ look

Village and components to make Vietnamese villages’ look

1/5/2017 - 16:59

(VOVworld)- A village with a bamboo hedge, a century old banyan tree, a communal house, and a river wharf is where many Vietnamese people are born and grow up. Village life has a cozy climate. Everyone lives with their parents, surrounded by sympathetic neighbors.

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Role models for new-style cooperative development in Ha Tinh

Role models for new-style cooperative development in Ha Tinh

12/29/2016 - 16:09

(VOVworld) – A number of new-style cooperatives have recently been established in Ha Tinh province, combining production, trading, and new rural development targets. The new model and its dynamic, creative way of thinking has boosted profitability.

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Pac Ngoi, a cultural village in Bac Kan famous for homestay tourism

Pac Ngoi, a cultural village in Bac Kan famous for homestay tourism

12/22/2016 - 15:51

(VOVworld) - Pac Ngoi Village in Nam Mau Commune, Bac Kan province, is one of just a few places where the traditional customs of the Tay minority ethnic group are still practiced. Their stilt houses, nestled against the mountainside and reflected in Ba Be Lake, create a charming picture. A decade ago, the idea arose of using the stilt houses...

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Dien Bien province reduces poverty by growing rubber trees

Dien Bien province reduces poverty by growing rubber trees

12/15/2016 - 15:14

(VOVworld) – Since 2008 the Vietnam Rubber Group has planted 3,300 hectares of rubber trees in Dien Bien province. This has reduced poverty and raised the standard of living.

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Bac Kan focuses on building new rural areas

Bac Kan focuses on building new rural areas

12/8/2016 - 14:25

(VOVworld) – Bac Kan province hopes to have four communes recognized as new-style rural areas in 2016. To reach the goal, localities are focusing on developing infrastructure and production while protecting the environment.

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“From farming to chocolate” model boosts Vietnam’s cocoa reputation

 “From farming to chocolate” model boosts Vietnam’s cocoa reputation

12/1/2016 - 15:50

(VOVworld) – Vietnamese possesses some favorable microclimates for growing cocoa. Cocoa trees are grown in the central highlands and the southwestern region, where the climate is neither too hot nor too cold. Realizing Vietnam’s potential for cocoa, in 2008, Puratos Grand Place, a Belgium group, started a model called“From farming to chocolate” in Vietnam, using Vietnamese cocoa to produce made-in-Vietnam...

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Dong Thap farmers make fortune growing straw mushrooms

Dong Thap farmers make fortune growing straw mushrooms

12/1/2016 - 15:24

(VOVworld) – Growing mushrooms is a traditional craft of Lai Vung district in Dong Thap province. To meet a growing demand, local farmers have applied a greenhouse mushroom cultivation model to boost productivity and quality.

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Developing new-style cooperatives linked with product values

Developing new-style cooperatives linked with product values

11/24/2016 - 23:39

(VOVworld) – Joining production, distribution, and consumption chains is a must for the development of new-style cooperatives. The Vietnam Cooperative Alliance is outlining new-style cooperative models linked with product value chains on a large and wide spread scale.

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Bac Ninh replicates safe water supply models for rural areas

Bac Ninh replicates safe water supply models for rural areas

11/17/2016 - 15:00

(VOVworld) – In recent years, Bac Ninh has increased safe and sanitary water supplies for rural people funded by the National Target Program for Rural Clean Water and Sanitation, World Bank loans, and social resources. As a result, 98% of the people in Bac Ninh’s rural areas now have access to clean water.

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Hau Giang seeks to have 70% of farming households recognized as good at doing business

Hau Giang seeks to have 70% of farming households recognized as good at doing business

11/10/2016 - 14:22

(VOVworld) – The Hau Giang Farmers Association has worked to help local farmers in restructuring crops, livestock, and expanding effective models that can adapt to climate change. By 2020, Hau Giang was set to have 70% of its farming households earning at least 4,500 USD per hectare a year.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

(VOVworld) - We are very glad to know that Gerry Neumann has returned to his home in England safe and sound. On his latest email on March 20, Gerry wrote...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...