Its official name is Le Hong Phong Market, but for decades people have been calling this market in HCM City’s District 10 “Cambodian Market” simply because it sells certain products from Cambodia.
Cambodian Market has expanded with locals getting in on the act, but its true Cambodian soul is still preserved by around 15 stores run by the children and grandchildren of the families that fled Cambodia more than 40 years ago.
A resident of a house boat yawns as he swings on a hammock on the vessel in a canal off the Song Hau river at the floating Cai Rang market in Can Tho, a small city in the Mekong Delta AFP/Roberto SCHMIDT
CAN THO: Fixing weighing scales used to be good business on Vietnam’s floating Cai Rang market, but the last repairman on the river now makes just a few dollars a month as modernity pushes traders to land.
Piece of history: The original statue of the Việt people from 900 years ago. — VNS Photo Phạm Hoàng Văn
To many first-time visitors, Hà Nội seems to be a young city not only because of so many young people out on its streets, but also because of new buildings and supermarkets, shops and restaurants, colleges and libraries. Thousands of new buildings have sprung up in the past 20 to 30 years.
VietNamNet Bridge – Many people are familiar with grilled pork, but far fewer have ever tasted grilled pork wrapped in grapefruit leaves. The dish is even unfamiliar to many food connoisseurs in Viet Nam, but not for the Muong ethnic group in Hoa Binh Province, the third largest among Viet Nam’s 53 minority groups.
Unique: Cha cuon la buoi can only be found in Hoa Binh Province. — VNS Photo Thai Ha
VietNamNet Bridge – A team called Architecture for Community (Kicodo club) from Da Nang’s Architecture College has completed painting murals on a set of concrete stairs and manhole covers in Cam Le District in the central city.
Lively walk: Colourful painted stairs create an art space for pedestrians and tourists on the Cam Le River in Da Nang. — Photos courtesy of I love Cam Le facebook
Conical hats produced in the central Thừa Thiên- Huế Province, which includes the historic Huế City, are similar to those made in other regions in the country. But innovations by local artisans have added charm and made Huế hats famous.
Conical hats are synonymous with Việt Nam, and hat-making artisans in the former capital city of Huế have added a little extra charm to the iconic headwear.
A photographer from the Netherlands is planning to publish a photography book featuring amazing pictures she captured street vendors in Hanoi. Loes Heerink plans to include some 100 photos of her “Vendors from above” to the namesake photo book, she told Tuoi Tre News from home.
While Hanoi has been famous for its 36 old streets attached to the history and culture of the 1,000-year-old capital, Saigon, the former name of HCMC, can take pride in an age-old alley that has maintained its original architecture and special traits for decades.
Located at 206 Tran Hung Dao B in HCMC’s District 5, the 100-year-old alley Hao Si Phuong attracts passers-by by a small drinks stall in front of the alley
The 100-year-old alley in the city’s District 5, better known as Hao Si Phuong, is worth visiting as tourists can take a close look at Chinese-influenced unique architectural features and gain an insight into daily lives and spiritual values of the Chinese community there.
TTCT – “Lanh gắn với dân tộc Mông như vợ với chồng. Lanh là sự kết tinh của tri thức, của bản sắc, là tinh hoa văn hóa dân tộc Mông trên núi cao… Còn công việc của chúng tôi là cố gắng đưa lanh của dân tộc mình tỏa khắp năm châu!”.
Nghệ nhân Vàng Thị Mai (đội mũ) cùng làm việc với các vị khách quốc tế và trẻ em Mông ở Lùng Tám -NGỌC HIỂN
Nghệ nhân dệt lanh Vàng Thị Mai (55 tuổi) tự tin giới thiệu về Hợp tác xã (HTX) lanh Lùng Tám do bà sáng lập và làm chủ nhiệm.
Ngoài làng bích họa ở Lý Sơn, Quảng Ngãi vừa có thêm một làng tranh 3D độc đáo ở thôn Thanh Thủy, xã Bình Hải, huyện Bình Sơn. Tranh ở làng được vẽ không chỉ dưới dạng tranh tường 3D mà còn có khả năng phát sáng trong đêm.