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Markets

THE FLOWER MARKET

Flowers are plentiful at this market and are offered at reasonable prices, depending on your bargaining skills. Strolling along the narrow, flower-lined alleys is a pleasure, and the locals are quite friendly and helpful...
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Ben Thanh Market

It can be a bit daunting to make sense of this market with its more than 3,000 vendor stalls. Luckily everything is laid out in an organised grid. Clothes and fabric in front give way to kitchenware and souvenirs, ...
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BINH TAY MARKET

Dedicated to Vietnamese women, this museum has exhibitions covering three floors and focuses on ethnic dress, jewellery and women’s struggles. It was established in 1985 and divided into 10 rooms ...
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Dalat

A marriage of French countryside and Vietnamese tradition, Dalat is a dreamy, pine-covered city surrounded by undulating hills. The town itself is full of burgeoning flora, and is a hub for both domestic and international tourism...

Traditional Arts

Vietnam’s local artisans and folk artists produce stunningly ornate work, be it lacquer ware, block prints, silk paintings or calligraphy. Since the 1960s, the ancient practice of embroidery has expanded to include majestic scenes and detailed portraits. Larger works can take over a month to produce, and subjects include beautiful landscapes, animals and traditional Vietnamese flowers...

Lacquer Painting

Nowhere in the world is the diversity and availability of lacquer arts more evident than in Vietnam. With a range that spans from museum pieces to holiday ornaments, it is expansive. Vietnamese people have been processing lacquer for more than 2,000 years. Following a French lacquer painting class in 1930, the art form developed into a technique that combines the traditional Asian and European styles....

XQ Vietnam - Embroidery Art

XQ Vietnam are known as the masters of embroidery. Their hand-embroidered art is truly fantastic. Created by skilled local craftsmen, the sepieces make great gifts for Vietnamese people, and a meaningful souvenir for international visitors.