Tips for travelling in Chau Doc
Châu Đốc is a city in An Giang Province, bordering Cambodia, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The...
Smiling lion, wooden fish
I entered a huge three-story gallery whose plain white walls were covered with paintings of strange creatures. Under the...
Lift up your heads, you mighty gates
Since ancient times, the village gate has served as more than just an entrance or exit. Many villages have...
Quan Ho Bac Ninh

The folk-song Quan Ho, a very rich and beautiful musical storehouse of Vietnam’s people, has a very long lasting history. During all its existence, successive creations have unceasingly changed the type of the folk-song Quan Ho

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Firecraker festival is a gay old time

Tet 2013, I went to see a festival in Dong Ky village in Tu Son District, Bac Ninh Province, near Hanoi. It began with a firecracker procession. A train of hundreds of young men brought two gigantic cracker models and rolls of ‘small cracker model,’ each roll over 100 metres long, to the village communal house.

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