Everything you want to know about Vietnamese lacquer. First of all, we would like present The Art of Lacquer, one of most attractive art and craft for not only foreigners but also for today Vietnamese. For thousands years and so far, lacquerware have been a symbol of the notability and the wealthy in the royal and madarine classes. Lacquer articles have be seen in the ancient tombes of 2400 years old and everywhere in feudal palaces. Most statues of Saint, God, and Budhist in thousands temples and pagodas in Vietnam are lacquer made and we can see lacquerware in religious altars of every Vietnamese families. Specially in some pagodas there are remained corpses of Zen monks covered by lacquer, this is very unique technique of burial of ancient Vietnam. In the water puppetry, a very famous tranditional performance art of Vietnam, the lacquer covers make the puppets lively, soulful and beloved much more than in any other kind of theatre. Since 1930s, Vietnamese lacquer art has got a very important development with the creation of pioneer painters who make lacquer become an unique and original technique for a new new kind of fine arts. This is lacquer painting whose works are seen in very luxurious meeting halls anf arts galleries over Vietnam today and built up the pride of Vietnam's contemporary fine arts. That why we would like to present Art of Lacquer to our dear readership over the would as a useful guide on Vietnam culture and tourism. Responses from readers everywhere are very welcome so that the next booklets will be even better.