Album: Traditional art of water puppetry

Traditional art of water puppetry

Water puppetry is a traditional Vietnamese folk art (Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

The Thang Long puppet theatre, which is located in the city centre, has become a familiar destination for thousands of tourists

Traditional art of water puppetry

Boat race performance. (Photo: Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

Boat race performance. (Photo: Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

Large number of foreign visitors are drawn to the water puppet show. (Photo: Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

Fairy dance. (Photo: Trung Kien/Vietanm+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

A re-enactment of Vietnamese farmers ploughing and bailing out water. (Photo: Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

A re-enactment of Vietnamese farmers ploughing and bailing out water. (Photo: Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

Ancient procession. (Photo: Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

Ancient procession. (Photo: Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

Traditional musical instruments accompanying the water puppet show. (Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

Traditional art of water puppetry

Visitors are enraptured by the dazzling performance (Trung Kien/Vietnam+)

01/03/2018 16:27

When it gets cold in Hanoi, banh gio cravings arise

Among the myriad Vietnamese dishes made with rice, be it main courses, side-dishes or snacks that are meals in themselves, the softest gluey texture belongs to the banh gio (rice dough dumpling with minced pork and wood ear mushrooms inside).

22/02/2018 11:17

‘Thac lac’ fish, a specialty and pride of Hau Giang

Nature has particularly bounteous in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, providing water loaded with minerals that is home to the most delicious thac lac fish (clown knife fish) compared with other regions in the country. The flesh is fragrant, firm and crisp-skinned.

22/02/2018 11:12

More than a bowl of noodles, “pho” is history

There are many theories regarding its origin. Some say it started as a variation on pot-au-feu, a French beef stew dish. Others believe it’s the heir to a Chinese beef noodle soup or to a traditional Vietnamese dish of noodles with buffalo meat. What is certain is that “pho”, a simple yet deceptively complex dish of noodles served with beef or chicken in a hot bowl of broth, has become Vietnam’s pride on the world map of cuisine.