In this post, we’d like to take the first glimpse at the textile pictures of Vietnamese ethnic minorities with the batik technique of the Black Hmong. Hidden amongst the emerald hills of Northwest Vietnam, near the Chinese border is the residence of the Black Hmong minority. You can easily find them in such areas like Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Mu Cang Chai, Lai Chau. This tribe is believed to emigrate from China about 300 years ago and since then, they’ve been building a community to preserve their traditions and heritage.
There is no doubt that cultural shows are to bring back the bygone eras. And from that we gain an artistic yet insightful look into the culture of one country. In this post, we would love to recommend the list of our 6 favorite cultural shows in Vietnam. They range from the traditional performances in the backdrop of communal house’s yard to the modern theatrical shows that are delicately choreographed. Well, there’s no mystery as they all are top-rated on TripAdvisor, we just like to add some of our personal thoughts.
Following the Apsara dance in Khmer culture, we would like to share with you our own experience of dinner and Apsara dance at Crystal Angkor Restaurant. Even though we are not often used to the combination of dinner of cultural dance, we have to admit that we totally loved it. After all, what could possibly top a night of nicely presented Khmer cuisine alongside with graceful royal dance?
When it comes to Cambodia, Angkor Wat is undoubtedly No. 1 on the must-see list. What’s about the second one on the list? In our opinion, Apsara dance should be the next one you see after Angkor Wat. Because it is the most profound and aesthetic art form in Cambodian culture and also recognized by UNESCO as an intangible heritage.