Sea Festival 2009 website officially launched
The Sea Festival 2009 organising board in coordination with the Gol Services Trading & Information Technology Co. Ltd., has officially launched its website at www.nhatrangfestival.vn on April 28
“Highland culture” exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City
An exhibition named “Highland culture” launched in Ho Chi Minh City Museum in April 24 with nearly 400 typical items selected from daily tools of ethnic people in Highland provinces.
Vietnamese gastronomy week held in Macau
A week of Vietnamese gastronomy is being held in Macau from April 25-May 2 with the aim of promoting the national culture to Macau people.
Vietnamese top list of foreign arrivals in Cambodia
More than 79,700 Vietnamese visited Cambodia in the first quarter of this year, marking an increase of 49% over the same period last year, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism.
Halong Carnival 2009 opens    (Apr 27, 2009)
Halong Carnival 2009 opens
The Halong Carnival 2009 was held in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province on April 25. This is the opening programme of Halong Tourism Week 2009.
Luxury Travel receives a Guide Awards for Excellent Performance 2009
The Luxury Travel Company has been voted for the prestigious Guide Awards for Excellent Performance 2009. The 10th annual awards ceremony will be held in the White Palace, 194 Hoang Van Thu St, Ho Chi Minh City on June 5, 2009.
World’s largest cave discovered in world heritage site
The Quang Binh administration has revealed that an English potholing team has discovered a cave believed to be the biggest in the world, in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang world natural heritage site.
World’s largest jade statue of Buddha on display in Vietnam
Phat Tich Pagoda in the northern province of Bac Ninh will be home to the world’s largest jade Buddha statue from May 16 to 22 in celebration of Buddha’s 2553rd birth anniversary and the 2553rd year of the Buddhist calendar.
Danish artist makes ceramic road in Hanoi
Danish ambassador in Vietnam Peter Lysolt Hansen inaugurated ceramic picture made by Michael Geertsen artist and Vietnamese artisans in April 16. It's a part of "Ceramic road along the banks of Red River" project
Vietnam culture on display in France
An exhibition entitled “Vietnam cultural space” opened in Paris on April 18 with the attendance of Vietnamese ambassador to UNESCO Van Nghia Dung and President of the Vietnamese Association in France, Vo Si Dan.
A 430m² relief carved from blue stone that recreates the historic Dien Bien Phu victory in 1954 received approval from an arts council of Dien Bien Province on April 20.
Festival honours Vietnamese ethnic cultures
Thousands of people from different ethnic groups across the country gathered to join the Day of Vietnam’s Ethnic Cultures that was held for the first time in Hanoi’s Son Tay Town over the weekend.
Long weekend helps tour companies break the bank
A large number of people have booked domestic and foreign tours to take advantage of a long weekend spanning Liberation Day and Labour Day on April 30 and May 1, according to tourism companies.
Vietnam Airlines conquers European market
The national flagship Vietnam Airlines will hold the 2009 Vietnam Sea Festival in Paris, France on April 28-29 to promote tourism and attract foreign visitors, especially from France and Europe, to tourist sites in Vietnam.
HCMC celebrates ethnic culture day
Traditional music and dances of the Cham, Khmer, Hoa and Kinh communities were performed on April 15 to celebrate the first ever Vietnamese Ethnic Groups’ Culture Day on April 19.
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