Central region to lure 100,000 Thai, Lao visitors
Vietnam’s central region is expected to receive about 100,000 visitors from Thailand and Laos this year.
Vietnam and Cambodia will step up high-ranking delegation exchanges and organize cultural days in both countries.
Vietnamese culture festival kicks off in Cambodia
A performance by artists from the Vietnam Music, Dance and Song Theatre and the Vietnam Circus Federation on November 28, 2008 commenced a week-long festival on Vietnamese culture in Phnom…
Minister urges nation to ‘Vote Vietnam’
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) launched a campaign to vote for Ha Long Bay and other Vietnamese sites in a bid to have them recognised as one of the new natural wonders of the world in central Da Nang city on Nov. 28, 2008.
French chef cooks’ books on Vietnamese dishes
A collection of four books on Vietnamese dishes entitled “Five Seasons” written by a group of authors headed famous by French Chef Didier Corlou was made debut in Hanoi on Nov. 28, 2008.
New heritage awards up for grabs
The UNESCO Vietnam association has announced the launch of two new awards, named “Vietnam’s cultural and tourism heritage” and “In support of the preservation and development of Vietnam’s cultural heritage”.
Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Phu Trong called upon people from all walks of life to strike a balance between secular life and religion in order to contribute fully to the development of the country.
Vietnam struggles to hit tourism target
A decline in the number of foreign arrivals in Vietnam during recent months due to the global financial crisis will seriously hinder the tourism industry in achieving its set target of 5 million foreign visitors this year.
Da Lat artist Nguyen Thi Thuc's display of 400 crocheted dolls at the Y Ngoc - Si Hoang Gallery include figures dressed in the costumes of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups.
Pottery Road to be lengthened   (Nov 26, 2008)
Pottery Road to be lengthened
The concrete wall at the Chuong Duong Bridge traffic junction will be adorned with a ceramic mosaic mural themed “Hallmarks of Thang Long Capital” at the cost of VND 1 billion (USD 58,800).
Phan Thiet - a place to explore and stay in
Visitors to new places often remember them because of beautiful landscapes and local specialties.
Dong Xuan Market Past and Present
The renowned Dong Xuan Market in downtown Hanoi has long been a favorite place for Hanoians and Vietnamese and foreign visitors to the city to shop.
Collectors donate relics to Hue historical museum
Private collectors donated 133 valuable relics to Hue’s Museum of History and Revolution last Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 2008.
The epic tale of "The Descendant of Mon Man" (The Descendant of the Fairy and the Dragon), a cultural cooperation project between Finland and Vietnam, debuted in Hanoi on Nov. 25th, 2008.
Pop and dance tunes dominate Ho Chi Minh City’s entertainment scene but traditional music is finally getting its due with a “cai luong” (reformed opera) show this week.
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