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Jewellers stick to their roots on Hang Bac

November 22, 2009
Jewellers stick to their roots on Hang Bac

People cross in front of one of the oldest houses on Hang Bac. These houses are under the Government preservation plan due to their historical significance. LookAtVietnam – Holding his tweezers with trembling hands, trying to lock a tiny silver bracelet, Nguyen Chi Thanh is stuck in concentration, not even pausing to wipe a falling [...]

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Muong tribe banks on traditional craft

November 21, 2009
Muong tribe banks on traditional craft

In the late afternoon light, a few fluorescent lights have been switched on in the stilt houses in Luc Village, Hoa Binh Province. LookAtVietnam – In the late afternoon light, the sun is gradually sinking, reflecting off the dark clouds and the surrounding mountains. A few fluorescent lights have been switched on in the stilt houses [...]

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Playing with toys’ future

November 9, 2009
Playing with toys’ future

Bamboo dragonflies for sale in a craft shop in Hanoi’s outlying Chuong My District. Vietnam’s folk toys are gradually being adapted to the modern world, but it’s an expensive makeover for the small producers that characterize the industry. Nguyen Thu Ha was wondering what to buy for the small daughter of a foreign friend when [...]

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Which are exciting Vietnam-styled memmentos?

October 29, 2009
Which are exciting Vietnam-styled memmentos?

LookAtVietnam – As a custom, when people travel to new places, they often buy souvenir as gifts for relatives or as keepsakes to remember their trips. A foreign tourist from London tries on a conical hat at a souvenir shop on De Tham Street in HCMC’s District 1.Many foreign visitors are keen to wear Vietnamese [...]

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Handicraft export revenue of $1.5 billion feasible

October 20, 2009
Handicraft export revenue of $1.5 billion feasible

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam still hopes handicraft exports will pass the $1 billion mark in 2010 despite the downturn. Deputy chairman of the Vietnam Craft Village Association Luu Duy Dan says exports of handicrafts have recently increased by 20 percent per year.  It’s meant products have found themselves among the top 10 items with the [...]

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Cham set for year’s biggest festival

October 17, 2009
Cham set for year’s biggest festival

Travelling by air from place to place can be a convenient way to explore the country on a tight schedule, but it removes travellers away from one of the more interesting parts Snapshot: The main tower of Poklong Garai Temple, one of the most beautiful and best preserved Cham temples in the country, and the [...]

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Exhibition to praise Hanoi traditional craft villages

October 4, 2009
Exhibition to praise Hanoi traditional craft villages

An exhibition to praise Hanoi’s traditional craft villages will be organised from October 6 to 10, featuring various activities to honour Hanoian artists and traditional crafts. Van Phuc silk weaving techniques will be introduced to visitors.LookAtVietnam – An exhibition to praise Hanoi’s traditional craft villages will be co-organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and [...]

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Thin and precious

October 1, 2009
Thin and precious

LookAtVietnam – For the women making thin gold sheets at Kieu Ky village, winter is something. Nguyen Thi Hoi spreads a special type of glue-ink on small sheets of poonah paper to make them tough enough to hold gold squares for flattening by hammer.“We won’t sweat as much then,” said Nguyen Thi Hoi, one of [...]

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Oyster shell glaze evokes a golden era

September 26, 2009
Oyster shell glaze evokes a golden era

LookAtVietnam – A unique style of pottery glaze indigenous to Phu Yen has been rediscovered. Though it flourished for centuries, there is no possibility it can be revived. Nguyen Thinh and his wife Phan Thi Ba, the last custodians of Quang Duc potteries, explains details of ceramic items unearthed in his backyard. LookAtVietnam – A [...]

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TRAVEL IN BRIEF 25/9

September 25, 2009
TRAVEL IN BRIEF 25/9

Sheraton Ha Noi among Asia’s best; Hoi An to build terracotta park; Costa Allegra brings 1,250 passengers; Tour to Singapore for Formula 1 Sheraton Ha Noi Hotel.Sheraton Ha Noi Hotel has been named one of the Top 10 Best Conference Hotels for Asia in The Best in Travel Poll 2009, the fourth consecutive year the [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...