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Papers masks: Preserving Ancient Craft

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Why locals love it

The traditional paper masks, as distinct and recognizable as the full moon during the Mid-Autumn festival, has for years been a favorite traditional toy among Vietnamese children. During the night of the festival, gleeful children parade around the neighborhood wearing colorful paper masks as they carry with them bobbing lanterns to illuminate

Why you should visit it

The tradition of wearing paper masks is a cherished and endeared tradition among the locals. Entirely handmade and always lingering with the faint smell of paper and glue, the locals love the simplicity of this the tradition which dates back many centuries. Alas, it is now a dying art where modern toys are replacing this age old tradition.

Special tip

The paper masks that you create will take a day or two to dry under the sun depending on the weather.

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Here is a tour you need to do. Son is a very caring guide, his tour program is nicely set and beautifully executed but also has room for flexibility. It’s an unique experience I would never have been able to do on my own, I went back home with my own made pottery which is the most priceless souvenir i could think of in my opinion.
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May 14, 2019

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