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    Handicraft villages around Hanoi > information and tours

    A first article about the handicraft villages around the capital Hanoi Vietnamese craftsmanship is recognized for its diversity, ingenuity and quality. Rich in ancestral techniques, we work with humble and local materials. There are more than a hundred in the outskirts of Hanoi. From the village of silk to that of pottery, we list some of the most interesting in this article. Bat Trang ceramic village: Located in the Gia Lam district , now belonging to Hanoi, it is half an hour from the center. Known for its ceramic work, nationally and internationally, one can discover the craftsmen during their work. The techniques date back more than a thousand years…

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    Ancestor worship in Vietnam

    A ritual practice common to many religions, ancestor worship in Vietnam dates back to the dawn of time. Perhaps this is the very first belief? Today, this practice still exists in Mexico, Madagascar, China, South Korea and Vietnam, where it takes the name oftín ngưỡng thờ cúng tổ tiên. Ancestor worship in Vietnam, a practice that connects and unites These ancient beliefs form the basis of family structure as traditionally understood. They form the invisible link that unites the peoples of the country to the two deltas and to the 54 ethnic communities. They actively and subtly participate in the complex and subtle balance of a nation that has managed…

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    Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam

    Ethnic minorities groups in Vietnam At the crossroads of several cultures and civilizations, point of confluence for multiple ethnic minorities, Vietnam is a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional country. Each group having its own habits, customs and sometimes its own language and script. Quick overview. An ethnocultural mosaic that dates back to the dawn of time Born from the interaction of two very ancient civilizations – Chinese and Indian. Then colored by multiple cultural influences and many ethnolinguistic currents over the centuries, Vietnam is a complex and fascinating mosaic of languages, communities and cultures. . This remarkable diversity is reflected in the different ethnic groups that make up the Vietnamese people, both…

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    Ao Dai Vietnam, an icon

    Ao Dai , a Vietnamese icon The Ao Dai , or traditional feminine outfit of Vietnam, has become one of the strong symbols of the country with yokes, inseparable from the elegant simplicity of the Vietnamese woman, but also, through its history, from the soul of an entire people. . More than a simple garment, the Ao dai (pronounced: ao zai ) symbolizes the past and the future, tradition and modernity, modesty and sensuality. The Ao Dai , history and politics More than 300 years ago, this “clothing that covers everything but hides nothing” marked a form of adaptation of the country’s identity in the face of foreign influences. Then,…