The road leading to Phu Tay Ho was packed with hordes of visitors making a visit to the shrine. Visitors wait patiently for their turn to enter the shrine Some pilgrims were forced to put their offerings above their head to avoid damaging them A single tray featuring items as an offering is priced at VND50,000 The legendary figure of Lieu Hanh is worshipped at Phu Tay Ho. Pavilions featuring calligraphy have been erected on the entrance to Phu Tay Ho. Staff clean up rubbish throughout the area The road leading to Phu Tay Ho was packed with hordes of visitors making a visit to the shrine. Visitors wait patiently for their turn to enter the shrine Some pilgrims were forced to put their offerings above their head to avoid damaging them A single tray featuring items as an offering is priced at VND50,000 The legendary figure of Lieu Hanh is worshipped at Phu Tay Ho. Pavilions featuring calligraphy have been erected on the entrance to Phu … [Read more...] about Thousands descend on Phu Tay Ho during the Lunar New Year
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HANOI PERFORMANCE Ca Tru Performance by Kim Duc Ca Tru School 7pm Phu Sa Lab 21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi You are invited to Ca Tru Show – Kim Duc Ca Quan at Phu Sa Lab. Entry Fee: VND 500,000 (include dinner and drink) EXHIBITION Exhibition “Rubbish of the Spring 2018″ VICAS arts studio 32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District, The exhibition features four installation artworks created with peach blossom branches thrown away after the Lunar New Year holiday. All present artworks were connected in a shared idea: Rubbish, when applied into artwork, can be something beautiful and useful! HO CHI MINH CITY PERFORMANCE A O Show by Lune Production 6:00 pm, every day except Monday and Friday Ho Chi Minh City Opera House 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 The A O Show features optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists. Known as the Cirque du Soleil of … [Read more...] about October 5 -11: A O Show by Lune Production in Ho Chi Minh City
The Hanoitimes - Long ago, steamed sticky rice in Phu Thuong, Tay Ho, Hanoi is best known for its special taste, variety and carefulness from raw material selection to completion. Like other traditional dishes, sticky rice is also sophisticated, meticulous with strict requirements to comply with. To cook delicious sticky rice, it must be thoughtful in every step. Firstly, the selection of ingredients must be very careful. Sticky rice must be “Nếp cái hoa vàng” or “Nếp nhung”. The green beans must be rubbed and round. Peanuts must be small (vegetarian type). Corn must contain small, equal and sticky grains. Other ingredients such as sesame, salted shredded meat, onion and oil ... are also carefully selected by the cook. Next is the ingredients treatment process. This process requires good experience. Rice must be soaked for 15 to 20 hours depending. The residents in Phu Thuong soak the rice for a few hours, wash and then soak … [Read more...] about Zoom in the special steamed sticky rice in Phu Thuong, Hanoi
But I’m not sure if I should be happy or sad because the title Vietnam is hunting for is that of an intangible heritage in need of urgent safeguarding. Some are joking that since Vietnam is unable to conserve the art, it must now seek international help. But whether or not Dong Ho prints and paintings can be saved like Phu Tho province’s xoan singing remains to be seen. Unlike physical heritage sites such as temples and shrines, items of intangible heritage are more inextricably linked to daily life. They exist through the activity of a certain community, either orally or through the passing of craftsmanship or some kind of knowledge. The community is the custodian of heritage. Quan ho, for instance, exists through the activities of the singers and local residents in the Bac Ninh and Bac Giang areas, while the gong culture is maintained by the artists and communities of Tay Nguyen ethnic groups. The bearers of heritage play a crucial role in its existence. But for many … [Read more...] about UNESCO title is not enough to save Dong Ho woodblock printing. Make it sell!
Live performance Bamboo Talk at Phu Sa Lab Phu Sa Lab artists performing bamboo instruments - PHOTO: COURTESY OF PHU SA LAB Experimental music center Phu Sa Lab will present live performance Bamboo Talk at its facility in Hanoi’s Tay Ho District this Friday, June 8. Bamboo tree is a significant symbol in both Vietnamese culture and daily life. It exists almost everywhere in the country, though mainly in rural areas. The straight and high bamboo trees represent the resilience, indomitability, and bravery of the Vietnamese people. As the bamboo trees often grow in clusters with a strong vitality, they also represent the solidarity of Vietnamese people as well as their diligence and loyalty to their homeland. Bamboo tree clusters are also popularly known as the emblem of the country’s rural areas, together with banyan trees, rice paddy fields or village ponds. These symbols always recall a peaceful and rustic village in the mind of Vietnamese wherever they are. In … [Read more...] about Live performance Bamboo Talk at Phu Sa Lab