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[Illustrations] Stylized Postcards Showcase Vietnam's Architectural Icons

While Saigon and Da Nang can be characterized by their high-rise buildings and urban spaces, Hanoi and Hue are more often recognized for their architectural remnants of Vietnam's feudal history.

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[Photos] Grandma, Barber, Farmer, Friend: Portraits of Everyday Life in Central Vietnam

After Ninh Binh, a beautiful area crossed by spectacular rivers and crowned by mountains, I followed the Ho Chi Minh Road as far as Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Photo opportunities there were hard to beat – the golden hours in the fields, the sun setting behind karst mountains while people gathered for the rice harvest.  

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New Art Fund Offers Financial Support to Projects Exploring Vietnam’s Musical, Film Heritage

Starting from this year, GBP100,000 (VND3 billion) is available in grant packages for artistic projects that interact with traditional Vietnamese music and cinema through the ages.

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Hanoi’s 5th International Puppetry Festival in Town This Week

Around 100 puppeteers from Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand, Belgium, France and Brazil will all be taking part in the festival.

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Vietnam Starts Ranking Tour Guides to Improve Tourism Quality

In hopes of inspiring tour guides to improve their performance, Vietnam's tourism officials will launch a trial program that grades guides on capability, knowledge and skills.

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[Video] Revitalizing Traditional Khmer Arts With Cambodia's First Queer Dance Company

When the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia, their assault on the elite included murdering 90% of the country's traditional dancers. Therefore, it's astounding that only 40 years later, a group of native queer artists are performing the elaborate routines.

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[Video] Breathing Vietnam: A Visual Diary

When it comes to travel videos about Vietnam, at this point it might seem that we’ve seen everything, from breathtaking drone footage to extreme close-ups of the country’s street food bounty.

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Into Thin Air 2, the Pokémon Go for Art Lovers, Will Launch in Hanoi This Weekend

The first Into Thin Air exhibition took place in April 2016 and featured physical artworks displayed around the capital. The second installment is a permanent display of 10 digital artworks, which can be viewed via a smartphone app.

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[Photos] Portraits From the Jagged Borderlands of Northern Vietnam

The night after I bought my motorbike, I dreamt of aspiring mountains and plunging valleys. At dawn, I stuffed everything I had onto the racks above the bike’s rear wheel and started heading north, leaving only a flow of black smoke behind.

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[Photos] Behold the Fierce Onna-Bugeisha, Japan's Badass Female Samurai

A large number of ruthless women warriors throughout Japan's history upend the popular notion that all samurai were men.  

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Hanoi’s First Zine Festival Is Coming up This Week

Beginning this Thursday and stretching over three days, the event taps into a niche, yet growing, subculture in the capital.

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