Monthly Archives: December 2014

Religious rituals of the Muong

Religious rituals of the Muong

The Muong in Hoa Binh worship their ancestors and practice polytheism. Shamans are respected people who perform religious rituals for families and the community. The Muong consider shamans messengers of the gods. There are about 300 male shamans in Hoa Binh province. Shamans have an important role in the spiritual life of the Muong. They

Sapa terraced fields – Gorgeous scenery of the planet

Sapa’s nature and people

Terraced paddy fields gracefully curving around hills and mountains have become a flicker of recognition for the majesty of Sapa’s nature. Once paying a visit to remote local villages of Sapa town, you will be irresistibly drawn to the exquisite beauty of these terraced fields which reflect the deep-rooted cultivation tradition of the local ethnic

Water puppet- an exclusive art only in Vietnam

Water puppet- an exclusive art only in Vietnam

Have you ever heard about Vietnamese water puppet show? What do you know about this performing art? Water puppetry  is a unique performing art derived from rice culture of Vietnam. Today, the puppet is recognized as a traditional art and accounts as high position in Vietnam national theater. Many different kind of puppet can be