Quang Nam Heritage Itinerary Festival opens
The Quang Nam Heritage Itinerary Festival 2009 opened in the central province of Quang Nam on June 4 to mark 10 years of UNESCO recognising My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An ancient town as world cultural heritages.
US helps preserve Hanoi’s ancient gate
US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak has announced a grant of USD74,500 to help Vietnam preserve O Quan Chuong Gate, the only ancient gate that remains in the capital city…
Vietnam, China to hold festival of friendship
A friendship festival on the Vietnamese-Chinese border will be held in Fangcheng City in China’s Guangxi Province and Mong Cai City in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Province from June 5-8.
Bac Ha horse race 2009   (Jun 03, 2009)
Bac Ha horse race 2009
The opening Bac Ha horse race took place in Bac Ha Town, Lao Cao Province in the morning of May, 30, 2009.
Grand procession of Lord Buddha’s relics to be held
The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) will organise a grand procession of relics of the Lord Buddha and holy monks to Quan Su Pagoda in Hanoi and Bai Dinh Pagoda in northern Ninh Binh Province on June 6.
International hospitality competition held in Hue
The world’s most prestigious competition of the hospitality industry, the George Baptise Cup, ended in the former imperial city of Hue on May 30 with Kocemba Jacob from Denmark bringing home the first prize.
Australia exhibits photos of Vietnamese wildlife
A photographic exhibition on the flora and fauna in Vietnam’s national parks is being held in Hanoi from May 30 to June 7.
Photo contest on Hanoi ends    (Jun 01, 2009)
Photo contest on Hanoi ends
The “Hanoi - A Living Space” photo contest closed on May 29 with one first prize going to “Urbanisation” taken by Nguyen Anh Tuan.
Traditional pottery products on display in capital
On May 29, the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem District has opened an exhibition to promote traditional Vietnamese pottery products made in handicraft villages nationwide.
Hanoi introduces its encyclopedic books
Hanoi’s People Committee on May 27 presented to the public a collection of encyclopedic books depicting the thousand-year culture of Thang Long, Hanoi today.
Lam Dong’s lithophones date back 3,000 years
Archaeologists have affirmed that the two newly-found sets of stone percussion instrument in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong date back between 2,500-3,000 years.
Unique kites welcome capital millennium celebrations
Around 100 unique flute kites are taking off to the sky at a traditional kite festival to be held in Dong Anh District, Hanoi, on May 28.
Hanoi to receive record-setting silk picture for 1000th birthday
An embroidery picture named Uoc nguyen ngan nam Thang Long for the 1000th birthday of Hanoi will set a record for being the largest embroidery picture ever produced in Vietnam.
Cham Islands, Ca Mau Cape recognised as global biosphere reserves
UNESCO’s International Coordination Council of Man and the Biosphere Programme (MBA) on May 26 officially recognised the Cham Islands and Ca Mau Cape as global biosphere reserves.
Halong Bay tops new world wonders voting group
Halong Bay - one of Vietnam’s two UNESCO natural world heritage sites - had by May 25 risen to the first place in Group G in the voting for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
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