Vietnam artist promotes jackfruit-wood houses to the world

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

A Vietnamese multidisciplinary artist who has made an international name for himself with his contemporary oeuvre over the past decade is now keen to bring his housing model of jackfruit wood to the world.

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Success carved in limestone: tourists flock to Ninh Van Village

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Báo Đầu Tư English 5 month(s) ago

Dinh Thi Long has lived in her house in Ninh Van Village for over 50 years, and is still getting used to the idea that it has become a major tourist attraction in the famous stone carving village in northern Ninh Binh Province’s Hoa Lu District.

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Vietnam youths turn watermelons into art

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Young people in southern Vietnam have taken up watermelon carving as transforming meaningful art and calligraphy into extra cash ahead of the country’s Lunar New Year holiday.

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520 int’l firms to join 14th Vietnam Expo 2016

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago 1 related news

The 14th Vietnam International Trade Fair- Vietnam Expo 2016 is scheduled to open at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City from November 30 to December 3.
The 2015 Vietnam Expo attracted 15, 000 domestic and foreign participants

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Gifting coffins to the living is an act of respect for Vietnam’s Katu ethnics

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

Getting sent a coffin might be viewed as a life threat in most cultures, but for the Katu minority in central Vietnam, it is the ultimate sign of respect.

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Keeping traditional bamboo toys popular

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Báo Dân Trí English 7 month(s) ago

Colourful bamboo dragonflies perched on thin, pointed bamboo sticks are not just cute souvenir toys, they reflect the agricultural traditions and craftmanship of Vietnamese farmers. It is the simplest of toys to play with, but great care goes into making them, from choosing the most pliable material to crafting each stage with enormous patience, Lê Hương discovers on a visit to a quiet village in Ha Noi.

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Ho Chi Minh City authorities earmark $2mn for 200-year-old pagoda restoration

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Ho Chi Minh City authorities earmark $2mn for 200-year-old pagoda restoration

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are restoring a pagoda dating back over 200 years, as it has been seriously degraded over years, with over US$2 million allocated for the work.

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Better management urged for heritage sites

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago

Better management urged for heritage sites

Authorities at agencies managing heritage sites should change their mindset in order to better conserve relics recognised as heritage sites, experts have said.

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Southeast region fine arts exhibition features 154 works

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Báo Dân Trí English 10 month(s) ago

Southeast region fine arts exhibition features 154 works

The 21st Southeast Region Fine Arts Exhibition 2016 is taking place in Da Lat, Lam Dong province from August 12-21, featuring 154 fine art works.

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Can Tho to host Cai Rang Floating Market Festival

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Báo Dân Trí English 11 month(s) ago 1 related news

Can Tho to host Cai Rang Floating Market Festival

Can Tho will hold Cai Rang Floating Market Festival from July 8-9, according to an announcement from Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as part of activities in response to Viet Nam Tourism Day.

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Hue prepares for its biggest int’l event

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Hue prepares for its biggest int’l event

Hue ancient capital and other localities in Thua Thien- Hue Province have completed preparations for the Hue Festival 2016 which will take place from April 29 to May 4.

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Wood carvings at 300-year-old temple

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VietnamNet English 15 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Wood carvings at 300-year-old temple

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ram Temple in Hung Chau commune in Hung Nguyen district of Nghe An province is praised as the pinnacle of the Vietnamese folk wood carving art in the late 17th century.

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Craft village booths come to HCM City

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SaiGon GP English 16 month(s) ago

Craft village booths come to HCM City

Vietnam House, designed by Vo Trong Nghia – an architect who has achieved renown for his bamboo structures, has opened its doors to visitors at 187 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Narcissus flower colours the New Year

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VietnamNet English 16 month(s) ago 5 related news

Narcissus flower colours the New Year

VietNamNet Bridge – Once only access ible to wealthy families, the Narcissus flower has come back into style as a delicate way to ring in the lunar New Year. Le Huong reports.

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Hoan Kiem carver's craft spans five decades

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VietnamNet English 17 month(s) ago 1 related news

Hoan Kiem carver's craft spans five decades

VietNamNet Bridge – For Le Van Quy, carving inscriptions on pens is more than just a way to make a living. It's a way to preserve and document history. Bach Lien reports.

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