Artisans make conical hats in Chuong village, Hanoi, Vietnam. A dying trade because of cheaper factory-made hats, it could be revived by a new tourism strategy to promote the city’s craft villages. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Artisans make conical hats in Chuong village, Hanoi, Vietnam. A dying trade because of cheaper factory-made hats, it could be revived by a new tourism strategy to promote the city’s craft villages. Photo: Ronan O’Connell

Traditional artisans front and centre of tourism promotion in Hanoi as Vietnamese capital seeks to preserve dying craftsman communities

  • Hanoi has more than 800 craft villages that are home to traditional artisans – and they’re key elements of a new strategy by the Hanoi Department of Tourism
  • The Vietnamese capital plans to use its artistic heritage to attract visitors, and help safeguard the future of communities challenged by industrialisation

Artisans make conical hats in Chuong village, Hanoi, Vietnam. A dying trade because of cheaper factory-made hats, it could be revived by a new tourism strategy to promote the city’s craft villages. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Artisans make conical hats in Chuong village, Hanoi, Vietnam. A dying trade because of cheaper factory-made hats, it could be revived by a new tourism strategy to promote the city’s craft villages. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
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