Handicraft products in Vietnam are unique and abundant, owing to its rich cultural heritage and fine cultural traditions. They show the delicate minds and talented hands of the artisans, depicting the living environment and lifestyle of people.
1. Bat Trang Pottery Village
Bat Trang pottery village is in Bat Trang commune, Gia Lam district, Hanoi. This pottery village has a long history of more than 500 years. Here, the profession passed down by his father, making the products have their own characteristics and sophistication. Ceramic products have also been exporting to many parts of the world.
With a long history, along with the diversity of ceramic products, Bat Trang ceramics village attracts a lot of domestic and international tourists, who come to visit and learn about history as well as the production process of Bat Trang ceramics. Coming to Bat Trang pottery village, you also can join in pottery making guided by artisans and enjoy traditional dishes. Bat Trang village is a must-go destination for Vietnam cultural tours.
Bat Trang pottery village (Source: Google)
2. Dong Ho Folk Painting Village
Dong Ho paintings are very famous among Vietnamese. This village has a long history and is located in Song Ho commune, Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province.
The characteristic of Dong Ho folk painting is expressed in the composition of paintings, printing paper, harmonious colors and unique characteristics. Ho villagers know how to create traditional colors that are both fresh and durable from natural materials.
Dong Ho painting (Source: Google)
3. Van Phuc Silk Village
Ha Dong silk, also known as Van Phuc silk, is a long-standing silk weaving village with a thousand-year history. Van Phuc silk has the oldest patterns in Vietnam.
In the past, Van Phuc silk was used extensively by the noble thanks to good quality and beautiful patterns. Currently, almost 800 households still wave silk. They are still using the old looms and modern mechanical frames, which shows that people still keep the traditional features in their products.
With a long tradition, a trip to Van Phuc silk village promises to bring many interesting things. Joining any Vietnam culture tours to this village, visitors have the opportunity to buy genuine silk products, to observe the process of making silk of talented artists.
Ha Dong silk (Source: Google)
4. Doi Tam Drum Village
When it comes to drum making, Vietnamese all think about the traditional drum village of Doi Tam – Duy Tien District – Ha Nam Province.
Doi Tam drum village is very famous because of its 1000-year history with many famous craftsmen throughout the region. The drum making profession in Doi Tam is a hereditary profession, this generation take over the techniques from the former generations to preserve and develop the drum making profession. Here, people make all kinds of drums, thousands of drums are made each year. Doi Tam drum is famous for its durability, beauty, roundness, etc.
Doi Tam drum village has been recognized as a typical traditional village of the country. The product of Doi Tam village has been exported to European countries.
Doi Tam drum (Source: Google)
5. Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village
Non Nuoc fine-art stone village has been famous for marble handicraft products. This village is located at Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang city. If tourists have a chance to stop at Ngu Hanh Son, they will visit this village and have lots of amazing souvenirs for their friends.
Materials for making handicraft products are marble which was previously exploited at Ngu Hanh Mountain. Marble from Ngu Hanh Mountains are diverse in patterns, and are popular in construction and architecture. From emotionless stone, artisan with their talented hands create sophisticated products.
Visiting this village with a Vietnam culture tour, you can admire the works of art made from stone. Each work shows the talent and sophistication of the artisans. Moreover, you will be amazed by the variety of products, from the Buddha statues, people statues, statues of Vietnamese celebrities, etc. All are sculpted with very sophisticated patterns.
Non Nuoc stone carving village (Source: Google)
6. Son Dong craft village
Son Dong traditional craft village in Hanoi has existed for thousands of years and been associated with the spread of Buddhism in Vietnam. The village is famous for its wood carving profession. Besides, carving and painting, creating statues like Buddha with thousand eyes thousand hands, Shakyamuni Buddha, etc. are also well-known among Vietnamese. Currently, products of Son Dong craft village account for 50% of the market serving the cultural and spiritual life of the people.
The achievement of Son Dong workers after many days of working is a reputation that not only spreads all parts of the country, but also to many countries in the world.
Son Dong craft village (Source: Google)
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