The Dong Da Festival Culture

The Dong Da Festival

Dong Da, situated in the southern part of Hanoi, is the place where, 200 years ago, Emperor Quang Trung {reigning 1788-1792) defeated the 200,000-strong Qing invading army. On the evening of the 4th and on the 5th of the first lunar month – that is 29-30 January 1789 – the enemy redoubt in Khuong Thuong [...] Read more >>
Hanoi’s coffee culture Culture

Hanoi’s coffee culture

The Hanoians drink a lot of the dark, caffeinated beverage and prefer sipping their stronger blends outside in front of a small shop with some sweet milk and a spoonful of sugar. Every morning, on hot days of summer and cold and dull days of winter, you can easily see some here with a cup [...] Read more >>
Co Loa Festival Culture

Co Loa Festival

Cổ Loa Citadel is a citadel built near Phong Khe, about 20km to the North of today’s Hanoi, during the end of the Hồng Bàng Dynasty (about 257 BCE). Visiting Co Loa on the 6th of the 1st lunar month, you will have the opportunity to take part in Co Loa Festival organized by the [...] Read more >>
Hanoi water puppet Culture

Hanoi water puppet

Water puppetry is performed in a chest-deep pool of water, with the water’s surface as a stage. The puppeteers stand behind a curtained backdrop. Water Puppet is a unique art which has it origin in the delta of the Red river in the tenth century. The farmers in this region devised a form of entertainment [...] Read more >>
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