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Chang Son - Hanoi’s wooden fan-making village

VietNamNet Bridge - About 30 km from Hanoi city center in the Northwest, Chang Son is a famous traditional craft village for its sophisticated and creative wooden hand fans in Hanoi. 

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Although it has existed for hundred years, the craft village deftly changes wIth the development of the country, both to preserve and inherit the tradition of their homeland and promote national culture. 

Coming to Chang Son, you can visit production processes of traditional hand fans, and see  countryside landscape that villagers try to keep before the nonstop changes of the country.

Today, Vietnam on the path of innovation has convenient technology products, a functional replacement for wooden hand fans. However, there is still historical and aesthetic value that are only found in the craft Chang Son hand fans and no technology can replace them.

Photos of Chang Son Village:

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In the middle of vast rice paddies, Chang Son appears with banyan trees, wells, communal house, tile roof, and village gate, with a huge number of paper hand fans along small lanes of the village.

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Tay Dang communal house in Chang Son village. 

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Fans for dancers.

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A craftsman is drying hand fans. 

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Bamboo is soaked in water for more than 4 months before being used to make blades. 

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A craftsman is decorating a hand fan. 

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A small lane with Chang Son hand fans. 

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Bamboo gift fans of Chang Son village. 

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Goose feather hand fans are used for dance. 

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A painting fan

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Bamboo hand fans with flower shape decorate festivals. 

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Fans used to fan paddy.

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A Chang Son craftsman is weaving bamboo hand fans

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A giant hand fan of Chang Son craftsmen set a Vietnam Guinness record.

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Chan Long pagoda in Chang Son Village

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A corner of Tay Dang communal house in Chang Son 

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Tien Hien wooden house

làng quạt chàng sơn Old houses, an ancient well and water puppets in Chang Son Villagelàng quạt chàng sơn The village`s festival is annually held on the 17th-18th of the 8th lunar month
 

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Source: VietNamNet

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