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…
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.
A photography competition with the theme of “Climate change: impacts on our lives” was launched in Hanoi on Nov. 25, 2008 by the Vietnamese Photographers’ Association and the EC Delegation in Vietnam.
Culture ship to berth in HCM City
The Nippon Maru, a ship that set sail from Japan carrying 328 youth ambassadors from Japan and the 10 member nations of the ASEAN grouping at the end of October, will dock at HCM City's Sai Gon Port tomorrow, Nov. 26th, 2008.
Travel agencies put their products on year-end sale
Travel agencies in the city have dropped their prices for both domestic and foreign tours to lure more customers during the last weeks of the year.
Artisans to decorate streets for flower festival
There will be a frenzy of flowers at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi next month, as craftsmen take over the centre with their artistic and floral creations.
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