With time, lots of Phu Yen handicraft villages have existed and been developed into traditional profession villages, which are also the precious resources for the current tourism development. Lots of casual visitors enjoy coming to Ngoc Lang flower village With the care, investment by the province, these traditional handicraft villages have gradually regained the positions, images in the cultural, economic and social life. These villages possess their own particular irreplaceable position. Developing handicraft village tourism has been considered one right direction, suitable for the modern tourism tendency. In Phu Yen, there are now about 12 handicraft villages, some of well-known ones are Vinh Ba rush weaving village, Hoa Da rice paper village, Ngoc Lang vegetable village, Cu Du sedge mat village…However, currently most people in these villages are not fully aware of the notion of popularizing, combining tourism with their handicraft villages, or even … [Read more...] about Handicraft village tourism, a popular tourism trend
Students at several Da Nang schools have trouble breathing and listening through all the dust and noise created by nearby handicraft villages. Mai Dang Chon Primary School used to be famous for its beautiful and quiet location. But the emergence of the nearby Non Nuoc Stone Handicraft Village has shrouded the neighborhood in a distracting cacophony of noise and thick haze of dust. Not far from Mai Dang Chon, Huong Duong Kindergarten suffers the same fate. A wall built to shield Huong Duong's 240 kids from dust and noise isn't getting the job done. During breaks, kids have to stay inside their classrooms as dust covers everything outside. Huong Duong's Principal Nguyen Thi Hong Phuong says the nearby stonecutting creates an overwhelming amount of noise. But no school is more miserable than Ngoc Lan Kindergarten, which is sandwiched between two stone handicraft centers. Teachers here say they spend all their time cleaning chairs and desks. Otherwise, their students choke on … [Read more...] about Handicraft village suffocates Da Nang schools
In the early 15th - 16th centuries, handicrafts were started by immigrants from the North settling in the South and vigorous development ensued in Quang Nam land. Passing the hundreds years of rising and falling, Quang Nam's handicraft villages still remains the tradition from father to son. In the brilliant past, the products of handicraft villages had not only served daily life but also were presented in international areas such as: Kim Bong Carpentry, Thanh Ha Pottery, Phuoc Kieu Pronze Casting, Ma Chau Silk Weaving ect. Together, they made up a significant part of Hoi An, farmerly the busiest port in the part like Hue, the ancient imperial capital of Vietnam. Thanh Ha Pottery Village. The source of Thanh Ha Pottery- making originally came from Thanh Ha province and formed at the end of the 15th century. After that it developed vigorously, along with Hoi An port in the centuries later. Thanh Ha pottery products are made from clay soil by very well- trained craftmen. The products … [Read more...] about Traditional handicraft village.
Viet Nam currently has 2,017 traditional handicraft villages which employ around 11 million rural labourers, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Viet Nam's handicraft products have been exported to over 100 countries and territories worldwide, earning a total of 600 million USD each year. The Industry Ministry plans to pour 92.4 billion VND into the handicraft and small industry sector to promote their development in the 2006-15 period. Under this plan, the Red River Delta, home to the largest number of handicraft villages in the north, will be encouraged to incorporate these villages to boost the growth of labour-intensive occupations as well as the creation of new handicraft products utilising local materials. The central coastal region, which has abundant natural resources, will be used to supply materials, said the Ministry. The ministry plans to promote the creation of new handicraft products in the southeastern region, especially items that … [Read more...] about Handicraft villages generate jobs for 11 million labourers
Thousands of handicraft villages that provided a livelihood to millions of people across the country are currently facing hard times with relatively little or no trade and huge unsold inventory. Van Phuc is a well-known silk village in Ha Dong District in Hanoi and once patronized by domestic and foreign visitors. Thanks to silk weaving the villagers flourished and enjoyed a comfortable way of life. However, in the last several months the small silk shops in the village show piled up inventory and the numbers of visitors have dwindled considerably. Several households have even had to shut down their looms for lack of resources. Nguyen Van Sinh, chairman of Van Phuc Silk Village Association, said that 40 percent of the looms are at present not operating and 30 percent households have quit silk weaving and switched to other jobs in the last two years. Van Phuc silk sales dropped to only two million meters last year, one third compared to three years earlier. Besides Van Phuc … [Read more...] about Handicraft villages face hard times