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A scientific seminar was held in Da Nang city on July 9 to discuss the planning and management of construction and improvements to socio-economic conditions in the central coastal provinces.
The national boat racing competition 2011 will be hosted by the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang from August 19 to 21 at Xa No Channel in Vi Thanh City.
The song and dance festival for the south-central and central highland region has closed in Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province, leaving deep impressions on visitors.
A photo festival on tourism potential in the Red River delta will be held in Quang Ninh province at the end of August by Vietnam Photographers’ Association and the Quang Ninh provincial Association of Literature and Arts.
Nestled in a pine forest, Dalat Cadasa Resort with wild features has become a highlight in the peaceful space of the misty city of Da Lat. The resort has 16 villas in different architectural styles, which mingle with the magnificent beauty of nature, bringing relaxed moments to visitors.
The 17th Vietnam Film Festival will run from December 16 to December 18 at the Sao Mai Theatre in Phu Yen province.
An action plan for the EU-funded project “Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme” was discussed at a seminar in Hanoi on July 22
In July, the number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam reached an estimated 460, 000; raising the figure for the first seven months this year to more than 3.42 million - representing a year-on-year increase of 17.3 percent.
Danang City’s authorities have submit ted a document to the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism to acknowledge the three precious artefacts of My Son E1 temple, Tra Kieu temple and Tara Bodhisattva statue at the Champa Sculpture Art Museum as national treasures, reports Tuoi Tre.
Unique cultural features, traditions and customs of five ethnic groups, Cho ro, Cham, E de, Jrai, and M’nong, are introduced at the Culture-Tourism Village for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi’s outlying Son Tay town.
Temple of Literature offers calligraphy training
A Sino-Nom calligraphy training programme will open at Van Mieu (the Temple of Literature) in Hanoi this September.
A workshop on cooperative potential in investment, trade, tourism, culture and education between the central province of Quang Tri and Mukdahan province of Thailand was held on July 28 in Quang Tri.
Vietnam’s “pho” and “goi cuon” (fresh spring roll) have been added to the list of the world’s 50 most delicious foods by the CNN GO website of the US CNN television channel.
Organizers of the cooking challenge Young Chef Cup 2011 awarded gold medals and certificates of recognition to rookie chefs who impressed judges with their outstanding cooking skills and presentation.
Vietnam’s rich culture is being introduced for the first time at the Fortenzza Summer Fair, which takes place in the Italian city of Florence from July 21 to August 15.