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Getting to Know Sapa’s Ethnic Minority Groups

The hillside town of Sapa, some 350km northwest of Hanoi, is known for its wonderfully diverse landscapes. From mesmerizing...

The Art of Shell Inlay at Hoi An’s Kim Bong Village

The single-craft carpentry village of Kim Bong, just outside of Hoi An, has a long history having been established...

Batik Making in the Hills of Sapa

The beautiful art of batik – using wax and dye to create patterns on cloth – has been around...

Hoi An’s Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Like many of the artisan villages outside of Hoi An, the Kim Bong village specializes in just one craft...

Situated on the maritime Silk Road, with Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, and Indian merchants in the 16th to 18th centuries...