Hue recognized as green city
Hue recognized as green city   (Jun 30, 2016)
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on June 28 recognized Hue City as a National Earth Hour Capital 2016. Hue is one of 125 cities of 21 nations to attend WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge 2016 and the first city in Viet Nam that has taken part in the contest.
Viet Nam welcomes over 4.7 million international visitor arrivals in the first 6 months of 2016
(TITC) - According to the General Statistics Office, international visitors to Viet Nam in June 2016 estimated 700,446 arrivals, decrease 7.5% compared to May 2016, and increase 29.8% over June…
Dong Son-era bronze casting moulds found in Yen Bai province
Axe- and chisel-shaped moulds made of stone dating back to the Dong Son civilisation (about 2,000 - 3,000 years ago) have been discovered in the northern mountainous province of Yen…
Ha Tinh: Rare woodblocks to be preserved
Central Ha Tinh province has planned different solutions to preserve and promote the Phuc Giang School’s woodblocks, following their recognition in May as UNESCO World Heritage at the seventh Memory of the World Committee for Asia and Pacific summit. 
TransViet launches new international itineraries
TransViet, a leader in the international travel industry, has launched new tours geared towards rediscovering Europe and Southeast Asia.
French TV produces film to promote Viet Nam tourism
(TITC) - With the cooperation and assistance of Vietnamese Embassy and Cultural Centre in France, the correspondent group of French television - Echappees Belles has finished the reportage film about Viet Nam titled “Les sourires du Vietnam” (Vietnamese smiles).
Vietnamese Community Festival in Daejeon city
Under auspices of the Viet Nam Embassy in the Republic of Korea, the 3rd Vietnamese Community Festival was held on June 25th and 26th to create the sphere for Vietnamese people in the Daejeon city to enjoy and experience the culture exchange.
Mural art revitalises central fishing village
A humble coastal village in Tam Ky city in the central province of Quang Nam has been wearing a new coat with vivid murals as part of the Korea Foundation Community Art Exchange Programme.
Xoan singing to become intangible cultural heritage of humanity
“Hat Xoan” (Xoan singing), a celebrated art form in Viet Nam’s northern province of Phu Tho, which was recorgnised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding, is expected to be recognised as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by 2017. 
Viet Nam shines in French documentary
A documentary about Viet Nam was aired on French national television last week, promoting the country’s beautiful regions as well as the culture of its people.
Viet Nam Family Festival 2016 opens
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism opened Viet Nam Family Day 2016 on June 25. Deputy Minsiter Vuong Duy Bien attended.
Viet Nam among top 50 most beautiful places in Asia
Conde Nast Traveler (CNT), one of the world's premier luxury and lifestyle travel magazines, has cited three destinations in Viet Nam among 50 of the most breathtaking sites across Asia: Reader’s Choice 2016.
Vietnamese culture introduced at German festival
Viet Nam’s traditional long dress and conical hat dance appeared as part of the “Parade der Kulturen” (cultural parade) which aimed to establish a connection between different cultures in Frankfurt, Germany on June 25.
World’s largest cabin cable car system inaugurated in Quang Ninh
The world’s largest cabin cable car system and the highest Sun Wheel were inaugurated at Bai Chay tourist site, Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh on June 25.
Work begins on first luxurious five-star resort in north central
A ground-breaking ceremony for the north central region’s first five-star complex of hotel, entertainment and resort was held in Cua Lo town, the central province of Nghe An on June 26.