Starting from 12 July, series of activities introducing traditional vocations of Hanoi as well as contemporary art have been organized in many historical relics of Old Quarter of Hanoi. The event is planned to last until 31st July.
The main purpose of the serial is to provide visitors with more knowledge of traditional vacations, enhancing the sense of conserving the value of them in modern life. Historical relics at the Old Quarter at the same time are calling for attention in order to remain their originality.
These activities are held at 4 major destinations, including Kim Ngan Temple (42-44 Hang Bac Street) where an exhibition of Chuong village hat with contemporary installation art, Dong Lac Temple (38 Hang Dao Street) with traditional fan exhibition, Old Quarter Information Center (28 Hang Buom Street) with exhibition of Doi Tam drum under contemporary art, and historical house at 87 Ma May with expo of Dao Xa traditional instruments.
Having been the capital of Vietnam for a thousand year, Hanoi attracts many skilled craftsmen from nearby areas to come. The city has highest number of traditional vocational villages with dozens of those in various fields having been existed until today. Ceramic villages Bat Trang, picture village Dong Ho, bronze village Ngu Xa and silk village Van Phuc are prime examples that still keep its long-sstanding reputation in the context of fast industrialization of Vietnam.