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June 27, 2016
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FRENCH ARCHITECTURE IN HANOI DOES NOT EXIST ANYWHERE ELSE?

FRENCH ARCHITECTURE IN HANOI DOES NOT EXIST ANYWHERE ELSE? Although the French colonial period came to an end a long time ago, much of the French arts and deco style are still imprinted in the architecture of Hanoi. One hundred years under colonization of French, Vietnam did not lose its traditional color, but it also absorbs new perspectives from a modern France. Along the history of Hanoi city, it is not overstated to claim that ancient French architecture has contributed significantly in creating a unique, magnetic and charming Hanoi with its elegance and nobility. The French architecture in Hanoi is unique. It doesn’t exist anywhere else in Southeast Asia […]
October 27, 2016
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THE WATER PUPPET IN VIETNAM

THE WATER PUPPET IN VIETNAM Water puppetry is remarkable creation from rice culture by the Vietnamese. Although puppetry is formed in many countries around the world, Vietnam is the only country with water puppet. Experiencing the ups and downs of history, Vietnamese people still preserve and develop water puppetry, which becomes an innovative and special art. Vietnamese water puppet art has exxisted more than 1000 years. Water puppetry was first performed in 1121 to celebrate the King’s birth under the reign of Ly dynasty., Iit has quickly developed into a form of indispensable art in the daily life of Vietnamese […]