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Ao dai in Vietnam Culture Tour

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Today Vietnam culture tour will introduce you to an ancient city – Hue. You can enjoy specialties there and the most impressive thing is the people, friendly and beautiful. Ao Dai in Vietnam culture tour.                                                                               

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Modern Aodai

Ao Dai Hue before 1945 not only different from the ao dai Hanoi, Saigon but also diversified to suit the social position, labor characteristics of many classes of women Hue. Hue style ao dai makes the beauty of Nam Phuong Queen in the Forbidden City. The “Ao Dai noi than” worn by labor does not detract from the gentle grace of the girl sailing on the Huong River … Ao Dai has a special position with Hue women by the edict of Minh Mang King issued and by the regal lifestyle, living conditions of the people of the capital. In the outskirts of Hue such as Huong Tra and Phu Vang, there are still traces of textile villages that produce items such as brocades and famous embroidery villages such as Son Dien and Duong Xuan.

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Aodai Hue

Talking about Ao Dai, it became the traditional costume of Vietnamese women, the beauty and sophistication of the ao dai is a combination of tradition and modernity. It exposes the woman’s curves, because of that combination has created a really special dress for Vietnamese women. Luxury and comfortable, Vietnamese dresses are more diversity in color and innovation more and more style but still keep the tradition of this type of costume.

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Romantic violet Aodai

From the old days, when the technology was rudimentary, the fabric was woven into small pieces so it was necessary to put together four pieces to make a new shirt, known as a four-piece dress. The dress consists of two pieces in the back of the back (called the jacket), the edges of the two pieces are connected to each other and hidden inside, the two pieces are knotted and put down into two dresses in the middle, so not necessary to wear buttons when wearing. This is the image of a rustic, modest four-piece Ao Dai.

To 1884, Western culture began to enter Vietnam and brought about many changes with ao dai. From here, the ao dai steps past another page and reveals many styles of today’s Ao Dai.

Today, ao dai Hue is not just a pure costume but has become a symbol of a typical, tourism product of the ancient capital. Long dresses became an indispensable gift of women when visiting Hue, especially in Vietnam culture tour. The foreigners who love this service often call it “short-time” ao dai. The long dress shops along the streets as Mai Thuc Loan, Ben Nghe, Nguyen Sinh Cung … year-round busy customers.

 If you visit Hue only one day, even half a day and want to own a long dress style Hue, visit the tailor shop in the city and choose tailoring services in just three, four hours. The way of dressing in Hue so also different from many places. Ms. Nguyen Thi Thao, owner of Thao Trang ao dai on Quoc Su street (next to Dai Noi), said: Ao Dai is a beauty product of the women, it must make the wearer charming, elegant but comfortable. Therefore, it is not easy for everyone to practice tailoring. A skilled technician takes years to practice. Unlike the long dress in many other areas, Hue tailors often focus on the contour deviant. They pick up every fiber from the piece of cloth to sew it and sew the edges around the shirt. Maybe so, when wearing on, the Ao Dai is very fly, not reveal and seam.

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palm-leaf conical hat

Since ancient times, the palm-leaf conical hat has become an integral part of the lives of the Vietnamese people – culture of Vietnam. Today, leaf cones appear everywhere, from urban to rural, on golden fields or small alleys to timeless colors. From the use of rain or sun cover for Vietnamese farmers to become a gift that foreign tourists interested while traveling Vietnam.

Referring to the unique products of traditional handicraft villages in Hue, perhaps palm-leaf conical hats are known more than all. By hundreds of years, palm-leaf conical hats are not only close links to sunshine, rain cover sticking to the daily life of each Hue people, but moreover, it has become a cultural specialty “hat poem” associated with the image of the daughter of Hue.

Looking at the small, rustic hat so everyone would think it is easy to do and only a little effort but the truth is completely different. When you have the opportunity to go to Hue conical hat village and learn about the process of making a hat that will completely change your mind! As a handicraft product, people make hats by using full of their hand tools. The staff must perform about 15 steps from the palm forest to pick the leaves, then dry the leaves, open, ironing, pick the leaves, build the corners, cut, cut leaves, bristles, etc to have a palm-leaf conical hat weight lightly and beautiful.

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