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Young woodcarver puts modern twist on traditional craft

Quảng Nam Province in central Việt Nam is a magnet for tourists with its ancient yellow wooden houses on the banks of the Thu Bồn River in Hội An City. Yet, very few know it is home to skillfully carved miniatures of Japanese and Hollywood animation characters.

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Hanging by a thread

Using embroidery thread, round wooden board, nails and algorithms, Lê Văn Mạnh can produce a person's portrait in seven hours.

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S’Tiêng women weave brighter future

Even though industrial fabric is increasingly popular among S'Tiêng ethnic minority in the southern province of Bình Phước, local women and authorities have been making great efforts to preserve their traditional craft – handloom weaving.

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Bronze casting village in midst of revival

Though it has had its ups and downs throughout history, Phước Kiều Village in the central province of Quảng Nam's Điện Bàn District is on the way to reviving its ancient bronze casting thanks to efforts of local authorities and villagers.

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Preserving Huế's symbolic wooden houses

Wooden houses are the fine ancient buildings that form the typical architecture and are a key part of the historical and cultural heritage of the former royal capital city of Huế. But sadly, over the years, they have not always been looked after with due care.

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Reclaimed driftwood inspires greener tourism in Hội An

Vast amounts of driftwood and rubbish pile up at Cửa Đại beach in the south-central province of Quảng Nam in flood season every October, costing the much-favoured coastal destination time and money in cleaning up. But one man is using the debris to his advantage to help create a greener future and raise environmental awareness.

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Mộc Châu women thrive in gender equality project

Mộc Châu District in the north-western province of Sơn La has long been known as a favourable destination for tourists nationwide, with mild weather all year round, a pristine landscape and many distinct cultures of ethnic minorities.