Vietnam is famous for many traditional villages which are now being preserved by the local people to maintain the traditional culture of the nation and become a unique attraction to tourists, especially the Indian tourists. Let’s explore the 3 most famous traditional villages in Vietnam through the following article with Vietnamvisa.org.in.
Tip: At the end of this post, we will briefly talk about Vietnam visa for Indians.
1. Bat Trang pottery village
Bat Trang pottery village is now located in Bat Trang commune, Gia Lam district, Hanoi with a history of over 500 years, through the generations to today’s Bat Trang pottery village famous both in and outside the country. Here, the products are specific and sophisticated because they are made by the experienced craftsmen. Bat Trang ceramic products are also exported to many places in the world.
With a long history, along with a variety of ceramic products, the Bat Trang pottery village is now attracting a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to visit as well as learn about both the history and the current Bat Trang ceramic production. Here you can visit the pottery village, participate in making pottery by the artisan guide and eat traditional dishes such as Bun cha.
2. Dong Ho Folk Painting Village
Dong Ho painting is not strange to every Vietnamese person. The village with a long history is located in Song Ho commune, Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province. The features of folk paintings are expressed in the layout of prints, printing paper, color harmony and their own characteristics.
The people of Ho village have learned how to use and distill from natural materials to create traditional colors that are both fresh and durable, such as blue from copper rust, purple from the melaleuca tree or red from Vang tree. Dong Ho painting is sold most in Lunar New Year as in the days approaching the New Year, visitors gather to buy beautiful paintings for their families. This is also one of the tourist attractions in and outside the country.
3. Non Nuoc stone carving village
Non Nuoc stone handicraft village is famous both at home and abroad for marble handicraft products. Non Nuoc stone handicraft village belongs to Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang city and was formed in the 18th century by the Thanh Hoa artisan, Huynh Ba Quat. Materials for making handicrafts are marble previously used in Ngu Hanh Son Mountain.
The rocks on Ngu Hanh Son Mountain have many colors and a luxurious beauty so it is the preferred item in construction and architecture. From impassioned stone, the artisan stone village has blown into the soul of man to create exquisite products, of which expresses the talent of the craftsman, with the same variety of products from the Buddha statues to the statues of Vietnamese celebrities. All are engraved with very meticulous and very sophisticated patterns. Therefore, this is a promising destination with many interesting things for tourists.
*** How to get Vietnam visa for Indians
For Indian tourists, to get Vietnam visa, there are 3 ways to apply: Going to Vietnam embassy in India, applying for Vietnam e-visa, and registering Visa-on-arrival.
1. Getting visa via Vietnam Embassy in India
Going to Vietnam embassy in India is considered the most commonly previously used way to have Vietnam visa. The whole process, if you receive the consent of Vietnam embassy in India, will last from 5 to 7 working days. Of course, applicants will have to contact with Vietnam embassy in India to know the regulated fee and the fee is not refunded in case you fail in applying.
2. Getting e-visa for Indians to Vietnam
If you are an Indian citizen, you are lucky enough to be able to apply Vietnam e-visa which will help save a lot of time compared to going to Vietnam embassy in India. However, if you want to spend a lot of time traveling to Vietnam, this kind of visa is not really suitable because it is valid in 30 days, single entry only.
3. Getting Vietnam visa on arrival for Indians
Overcoming the disadvantages of the two types of visa, Vietnam Visa on arrival does not require you to go to Vietnam embassy in India as well as allow you select different lengths of time for your Vietnam visa and the whole process will be online until getting full visa stamped on original passport at Vietnam arrival airports. To know more about Visa-on-arrival (what it is, how it works and how much the fee costs for Indian travelers), refer to https://www.vietnam-visa.com/guide/india.
To conclude, there are so many traditional villages for Indian travelers to visit in Vietnam and here come just 3 of them. If you want to discover more than those mentioned in this post, please feel free to contact us.