Casting of Thanh Giong statue completed
The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and Hanoi municipal authorities on March 5 celebrated the completion of the casting of a statue of the legendary hero of Thanh Giong (Saint Giong) in Phu Linh Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi.
Exhibition highlighting Vietnamese women opens
An exhibition showcasing films that highlight the image of Vietnamese women in wartime and in the process of national reconstruction opened on March 5 in Hanoi.
Ancient Cham tower discovered in Binh Thuan
An ancient Cham tower has been discovered in Bac Binh District in the southern province of Binh Thuan, said Nguyen Xuan Ly, Director of the provincial Museum.
Vietnamese businesspeople with Thang Long-Hanoi
Almost 3,000 people flocked to the northern province of Ninh Binh on March 4 for a cultural programme entitled “Vietnamese business people with Hoa Lu-Thang Long-Hanoi: 1,000 years of construction and sustainable development” for Vietnamese business people to celebrate the millennial anniversary of their country’s capital.
Vietnam book of records published
The HCM City-based Vietbooks and Vietnam News Agency’s Publishing House have released a collection of Vietnamese records.
Yearbook of Hanoi’s history published
A yearbook charting Hanoi’s 1,000-year history and the cultural relics in the capital has recently been published by the Publishing House of Culture and Information.
Lord Buddha’s sari welcomed at Noi Bai Airport
Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan and a delegation from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) were present at Hanoi’s main airport on March 3 to receive a sari, said to be that of the Lord Buddha, brought to Vietnam from India.
RoK’s tourist company holds nanta show in Hanoi
The Arirang Tourist Company from the Republic of Korea (RoK) held a nanta show in Hanoi on March 2 in an effort to lure more Vietnamese tourists to the Northeast Asia country.
Tourism-airline cooperation to boost local travel
Vietnam Airlines on March 1 launched a promotion offering travel companies discount air tickets, in order to sell more prearranged tours to domestic travelers. The incentive program will continue until December 31 this year.
Hanoi listed among world’s top tourist destinations in 2010
Hanoi is ranked third among 12 most attractive destinations in the world in 2010, announced a US prestigious tourist publisher.
Giant cake to celebrate 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi
A giant Banh Day (a traditional Vietnamese cake) will be transported from Phu Minh Town in Hanoi to Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh Province on March 3.
Poetry nights in Laos, Germany mark Hanoi’s birthday
A poetry and music night entitled “Country-Love-Spring” was held in Laos on February 28-the fifteen day of the first lunar month-as an activity to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
Quang Ngai to host sea and island festival
The central province of Quang Ngai has submitted to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism a proposal to host a Vietnamese sea and island festival in 2012.
Tay ethic group’s festival attracts thousands of visitors
Tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to the Long Tong (Going to the Field) Festival of Tay ethnic people in Na Hang District of the northern mountain province of Tuyen Quang.
Sports, Culture and Tourism week opens in Thai Binh
An incense-burning ceremony opened the Sports, Culture and Tourism Week 2010 at the Tran Dynasty Temple relics in Hung Ha District of northern Thai Binh Province.