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Central Highlands Gong festival opens

The 2018 Gong Cultural Festival opened in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, attracting around 1,000 performers from the Central Highlands region. The opening ceremony took place on the evening of November 30 and saw the…

Cooking like a Hanoian

If you have at least 3 hours and are wondering what to do in Hanoi, “Cooking like a Hanoian” maybe not a bad choice If you have at least 3 hours and are wondering what to do in Hanoi, “Cooking like a Hanoian”…

Fansipan covered in frost

Frost has appeared in Fansipan Mountain, Lao Cai Province, attracting more tourists. Frost in Lao Cai Many tourists have gone to the Fansipan Mountain in Lao Cai to see the frost which appeared on November 28 and 29 as the…

Conical hat street in Hanoi Old Quarter

Dao Duy Tu Street in the Hanoi Old Quarter has been decorated with thousands of conical hats and lanterns, attracting a lot of visitors. This is among activities to mark the 13th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day on November…

Clothes of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang province

Cao Lan women weave fabric The women’s blouses are called butterfly blouses, which suggests a desire to be as beautiful as butterflies. In some localities, they consider the blouses festival clothing because they are so…

Mercure debuts in Hai Phong

Mercure Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its first midscale property housed in a 28-story mixed-use development in northeastern city of Hai Phong. Mercure Hai Phong is the tallest building in the city Mercure Hai Phong,…

Danang approves coastal road project

Danang City People’s Committee has just approved the construction of a road to the beach at a local beach-side resort. Visitors at a beach in Danang City VND 6.5 billion (USD296,586) will be spent to build a 271.4-metre long road at…

Ao Dai highlighted at UNESCO talk in Japan

Fashion designer Minh Hanh has been invited to join a talk show about the Ao Dai traditional outfit in Japan. Minh Hanh would attend the event scheduled to be held in Fukuoka, Japan, on November 8 at the invitation by the United Nations…

Hanoi’s busy Old Quarter street life

Streets in Hanoi Old Quarter are often busy at weekends, attracting many visitors. Pedestrian streets around Hoan Kiem Lake are open from 6 pm on Friday to midnight on Sunday, becoming an entertainment place for people.…

The Nung’s longevity ceremony for parents

Preparing votive items for the ceremony In the Nung culture, people over 60 years old are considered elderly and their children must organize birthday or longevity ceremonies for them. Such a ceremony shows the children’s…

New Phong Nha-Ke Bang cave tour launched

A new tour to explore Vom and Gieng Vooc caves in the central province of Quang Binh’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has been launched. Provincial authorities have allowed Viet Hung Trading and Tourism JSC to pilot the tourism…

Night food street to open at HCM City wharf

HCM City authorities have allowed the operation of tourist river bus and night food street services at Bach Dang Wharf on the Saigon River. Bach Dang Wharf recently resumed operations after being closed for a year for improvements. This is…

The Pa Then’s “Cap sac” ritual

Jumping on fire is a ritual of the Pa Then to pray for good health, bumper crop, and prosperity. “Cap sac” is a ceremony to certify a man as a shaman, who can then perform worship rituals and is protected by genies. Only men…

Hanoi Museum struggling to bring in visitors

The USD2.3 trillion (around USD100 million) Hanoi Museum continues to fail to attract visitors during the eight years of operation. The 54,000 square-metre building resembles an inverted pyramid with four floors. The museum was put into use…

Murals liven up Hanoi street

Phan Dinh Phung Street in Hanoi has been revived with beautiful mural paintings featuring the beauty of the capital city. The mural project has been carried out on a section of wall on the street by a group of artists who…