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[Photos] Saigon’s Glass Paper Lantern Makers Are Back in Business

In an age where more than a few traditional Vietnamese handicrafts face extinction, a slew of orders have revived District 11’s Phu Binh lantern-making community ahead of this year’s Tet Trung Thu.

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[Photos] Squeeze Through Hanoi's Tightest Old Quarter Alleys

If you think Saigon’s hẻms are narrow, these Hanoi alleys shown below will make you question your notion of personal space.

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Ha Giang Artisan Brings Mong Flax Brocade to International Markets

An entrepreneurial artisan from Ha Giang province recently made the list of the top 50 most influential women in Vietnam in 2017 because of her contribution in bridging the gap between her hometown’s flax brocade and international markets.

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Black Teeth: How Vietnam's Hottest Beauty Regimen Went From Vogue to Obscurity

Once the hallmark of youthful beauty in Vietnam, nowadays dyeing one’s teeth black is a dying custom that can only be spotted in the country’s oldest generation.

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[Video] A Hundred-Year History of Vietnamese Beauty

In the most recent episode of their 100 Years of Beauty series, WatchCut shines the limelight on the beauty of Vietnamese women throughout history.

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[Photos] A Tour of Hong Kong's Cramped 'Kowloon Walled City'

Today Hong Kong is known for its sleek modernity and space-age skyscrapers, but not long ago it was home to a massive unplanned residential block known as Kowloon Walled City.

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Archaeologists in China Have Discovered Rice That is Over 9,400 Years Old

Researchers in China have determined that rice was first domesticated in the country nearly 10,000 years ago.

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Local Artist Challenges Japan's Stigma Against Tattoos in Modern Era

In tattoo-averse Japan, a case heading to court in Osaka could help determine whether anybody will be able to get their body inked in the country in the future.

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Gambling and Globalization in Old Saigon: A Brief History of Số Đề in Vietnam

Since Vietnam started opening up its economy decades ago, the country has been developing at an impressive rate thanks to the effects of globalization, foreign investment and a constant exchange of cultural values with the outside world. However, as much as these forces have helped to bolster Vietnam’s wealth, many are also wary of their impact on local culture.

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[Photos] A Group of History Buffs Have Recreated a Royal Costume From Scratch

A group of young history buffs recently accomplished an impressive feat: reconstructing an old Vietnamese royal costume by referencing an image.

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[Photos] Taipei Style: A City of Effortless Cool

Taipei’s street style is an eclectic mix of old Hollywood icons, Japanese minimalism and a whole lot of berets.

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