Ha Noi’s youth take craft village tour
Update: Aug 22, 2016
More than 100 young people in Ha Noi will take part in five trips to different craft villages of the city and the nearby regions to experience the life and work of artisans, starting this weekend until September 24. 

Besides craft villages, participants will also visit and meet with artists from the Khuoc Village in Thai Binh Province which is famous for cheo (popular opera) melodies. This sixth trip will also end the programme. 

"The programme entitled Back to the Roots: Experiencing the country’s intangible culture heritages aims to present to the public the craft villages of Ha Noi and the nearby regions, and to contributes to find ways for the development of those traditional villages", said Nguyen Le Quyen, representative of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Ha Noi Cultural Fund.

After the trip, young people in Ha Noi are expected to know the value of the country’s intangible cultural hertitages, and promote them to people nationwide and international tourists. 

"The programme also offers an opportunity for the local artisans to showcase their techniques to the public", Quyen added. 

The five craft villages which will welcome participants include Bat Trang Ceramic Village in Gia Lam District, the bamboo dragonfly village in Thach That District, the Dao Thuc water puppetry village in Dong Anh, Vong Village making com (young rice) and Dong Ho folk painting village in Bac Ninh Province.

During the trips, the participants will suggest solutions to help develop the craft villages. 

This year, participants got special training from experts, providing them with the experiences in taking in such trips, and for better communication skills. 

The programme is organised by the Ha Noi Cultural Fund of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. 

Last year, 114 young people in Ha Noi took part in eight trips to experience the city’s folk art performances, traditional festivals, and craft villages.