King Ly Thai To’s royal proclamation to make Hanoi the new capital city in AD 1010 has been re-produced in red lacquer and trimmed with gold.
Vietnam is an Asian pioneer in the preservation and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions, according to a European Commission (EC) representative, speaking on the sidelines of an Asia-Europe…
ASEM seminar on cultural diversity opens in Hanoi
More than 300 delegates from Asian and European countries gathered at a seminar in Hanoi on December 15 to share experiences regarding the preservation of cultural diversity.
Ikebana floral arrangement art introduced in Hanoi
Ikebana, a traditional flower arrangement art of Japan, has been introduced to Vietnamese audience at Ho Chi Minh Museum and Hanoi University as part of the activities to celebrate the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan.
Celebrate New Year with Ben Thanh Tourist
Faced with the stress of daily life, there is a high demand from urban citizens for a place far away from the hustle and bustle of the city in fresh air and a warm family atmosphere.
Vietnam – key destination for Japanese tourists
Vietnam will be one of the key tourism destinations to be listed in Japan’s tourism promotion programme in the near future, according to the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA).
Conference to discuss urgent measures to attract tourists
A meeting to discuss urgent measures to attract international tourists was hold by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Dec. 10, 2008, in Hanoi. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh presided at the conference.
Australian company to build luxury resort in Hue
An Australian company will invest USD 50 million in the construction of a high-end resort in central Thua Thien-Hue province, said a provincial official.
The Vietnam Aviation Insurance Joint Stock Company (VNI) was officially launched in Hanoi on Dec. 11, 2008 with initial chartered capital of VND 500 billion (USD 30 million).
Second Buon Ma Thuot coffee festival to kick off
The second Buon Ma Thuot coffee festival opened in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak on the evening of December 10, 2008.
Can Tho welcome nearly 2.5 million tourists in 2008
Nearly 2.5 million tourists visited the Southern Vietnamese city of Can Tho in 2008, including 848,000 overnight tourist arrivals, an increase of 22 percent against 2007, reaching 89 percent of the yearly target.
Danang tourism meets ahead of schedule
The Danang Culture, Sports and Tourism Department has reported that the city has attracted nearly 1.2 million tourists since early this year, an 18 percent increase against 2007.
Vietnam to host photo exhibition of internationally renowned artists
Vietnamese photography lovers will have an opportunity for the first time to enjoy works by famous artists from all over the world and engage in cultural exchange with them in a photo exhibition at the Vietnam Fine Art Museum in Hanoi on December 11, 2008.
Concerted effort tries to save ca tru
Across the country, 17 provinces and cities are attempting to preserve ca tru (ceremonial singing), including clubs, classes and festivals.
T’nung Lake – an untouched charm of Pleiku
The central highlands of Vietnam embrace many mysterious charms. Tourists willing to get off the beaten path will discover pristine lakes and rivers, vast swathes of old-growth jungle, and isolated ethnic minority villages.