Tourists to the ancient capital of Hue will have the chance to enjoy the real life of the old city rather than just viewing relics or landscape as they usually do.
Ho Dynasty Citadel receives world heritage certificate
The Ho Dynasty Citadel in central Thanh Hoa province received a UNESCO certificate of World Cultural Heritage status at a grand ceremony on June 16.
The 5-star cruise liner, the Voyager of the Seas, which is registered in the Bahamas, docked in Vung Tau on June 14 with more than 3,200 tourists on board.
HCM City votes on '100 exciting things'
The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched on June 14 a campaign that seeks to identify 100 "exciting things" about HCM City by opening up several categories for people, locals and foreigners, to vote on.
First Nha Trang Cup sailing race closes
The first Evason Ana Mandara-Nha Trang Sailing Cup ended in Khanh Hoa City on June 16, awarding the best players in the amateur, open and professional categories.
Publications promote Vietnamese folk culture
A thousand research works have been published on Vietnamese folk arts and culture by 446 artists, during the first phase of the "Publication and Promotion of Vietnamese Ethnic Group Folk Culture and Arts" project (2008-2012).
Imperial Citadel to become historical park
The Hoang Dieu Archaeological Site and the ancient Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi are to become a cultural and historical park to promote the global value of the 1,300 year-old relic site.
Seminar on preserving cultural heritages
The role museums play in protecting cultural heritages in the Mekong and Ganga River valleys and the impacts of climate change were debated at an international science seminar in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on June 11-12.
Quang Nam, Lao boost cultural exchanges
Leaders of the central province of Quang Nam and Lao province of Sekong have agreed to organise cultural exchanges between them during 2012 to mark the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year.
Ecotourism in Dong Thap province attracts tourists
In the first 5 months of 2012, Dong Thap Province has welcomed over 730,000 tourist arrivals including 19,000 int'l arrivals with total revenue of VND 81 billion, up 18.28% over the same period last year.
Ho Dynasty Citadel attracts tourist crowds
The Ho Dynasty Citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa has attracted an increasing number of tourists since it was recognised as a World Cultural Heritage site last year.
A Vietnam-Russia cultural exchange was held at Danang University of Foreign Languages (DUFL) on June 9 to mark the Russian National Day (June 12).
Traditional tunes to lull UNESCO
Cultural authorities of the northwestern province of Tuyen Quang are completing a profile on hat then (then singing) to submit to UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage.
Famous Ca Tru singer to treat Hanoi audience
Pho Thi Kim Duc, famous for singing "Ca tru" (ceremonial songs) and the only remaining "Ca tru" singer from the well-known Kham Thien Ca tru group in the past, will perform at the French Cultural Centre on June 13 in Hanoi.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang comes to life off screen
In cinema terms, Vietnam is the superstar of Southeast Asia. Endless war movies and the odd love film have beamed images of its beautiful scenery and jungle vistas to television screens and cinemas across the globe.