Da Nang serves tourists with traditional tuong drama
As of the lunar New Year 2010, the central city of Da Nang will offer tourists special shows of extracts of traditional tuong art at the Nguyen Hien Dinh Tuong Theatre.
Vietnam captured by French artist
A French amateur artist, Jean-Pierre Tissier, is showcasing more than 100 photos of Vietnamese’s daily lives at an exhibition, set to last until January 15, 2010, in his home city…
Bronze drums cast for millennial anniversary
Work on the casting of 100 bronze drums for the 1,000th founding anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi kicked off in the central province of Thanh Hoa on December 22.
Glorifying the kings   (Dec 22, 2009)
Glorifying the kings
An international sculpture camp entitled “Impressions of Hung Kings’ Ancestral Land”, was held at the Hung Kings Temple Complex in the northern province of Phu Tho.
Tourists flock to Ninh Binh Province
The northern province of Ninh Binh, which is famous for its beautiful scenery and historical relics, has attracted a sharply increased number of domestic and international tourists, earning VND245 billion in revenues, up 51% from the same period last year.
Photo exhibition celebrates army
An exhibition celebrating the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam People’s Army has opened at Lam Son Park near HCMC’s Opera House.
The art of war   (Dec 20, 2009)
The art of war
A nationwide fine arts exhibition focusing on the Armed Forces and Revolutionary War has opened at the Vietnam Museum of Military History in Hanoi. The exhibition displays 161 paintings, graphics and sculptures chosen from a nationwide call for new artworks created since 2005.
Vietnam joins Asian Cruise Services Network
The representatives of 17 regional travel agencies, including Saigontourist (Vietnam), attended a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand and agreed to establish an Asian Cruise Services Network (ACSN).
Dak Lak sets up elephant sanctuary
The Central Highland province of Dac Lak will set up a 200-ha elephant sanctuary in Yok Don National Park under a project to preserve wild and domestic elephants.
Hanoi and Ha Long Bay (Viet Nam) - the ideal destination for family vacation in 2010
Hanoi and Ha Long Bay (Viet Nam) is in an Australian website’s list of ideal destinations for family vacation in 2010.
Hanoi ancient dances emerges back to life
Ancient dances, an exceptional art genre that stems from the old capital city of Thang Long, are being revived after a long time in oblivion.
Buon Me Thuot Tourism and Culture Week opens
The Buon Me Thuot-Dak Lak Tourism and Culture Week entitled “The Legend of the Central Highlands Elephant” opened in the central highlands province of Dak Lak on December 16.
Tourism programme offers employment for poor communities
Lower-income communities have been placed in the core of a tourism programme scheduled to begin in 2010 to develop the north-western mountainous provinces into an attractive destination.
Luxury hotels to extend operations until 2 a.m.
All high-end hotels nationwide will be allowed early next year to keep some entertainment facilities open until 2 a.m. instead of 12:00 a.m. to cater to tourists and improve business, according to a new Government decree.
Ancient woodblocks win UNESCO heritage title
Head of UNESCO’s representative office in Vietnam on December 12 awarded the certificate of Documentary Heritage to the State Records and Archives Department for woodblocks from the Nguyen Dynasty two centuries ago.