The face of sincerity

Le Bich We meet a tuồng opera performer and mask-maker in Hanoi The history of tuồng opera – a traditional performance art in Vietnam – reportedly dates back to 1005. Also known as bội singing or luông tuồng, this genre has survived thanks to its ability to move and enchant audiences. A tuồng play blends music, acting and singing. In […]

21/08/2020 - Local Culture

Riding the waves

Story:Huu Vi Photos: Hai Thinh, Minh Hoang, Hoang An, Phi Hung, Thu Ba, Nguyen Anh Tuan For thousands of years, rowing festivals have brought Vietnamese communities together Vietnamese civilization revolved around the farming of wet rice. For generations, people’s lives were linked to rivers and waterways. Rowing festivals were a popular folk activity that reflected the importance of the nation’s […]

19/08/2020 - Local Culture

Keeping the fire alight

Nguyen Phu Duc The bronze-casting craft of Ngu Xa was one of the “four quintessential professions” of the ancient capital of Thang Long – Hanoi. Ngu Xa Peninsula Romantic Thanh Nien Road runs between vast West Lake and the smaller Truc Bach Lake. Jutting into Truch Bach is a peninsula, once home to Ngu Xa village, now renamed Ngu Xa […]

07/08/2020 - Local Culture

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