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Int’l seminar discusses ancestor worship
An international seminar was held in Viet Tri City, Phu Tho province, on April 13 to discuss the ancestor worship as a popular belief in the modern society with the focus on studying the Hung Kings worshipping rituals.
Bronze drums to be offered to Hung Kings
Twenty three bronze drums have been brought to the Hung Temple National Historical Relic for the official offering ceremony scheduled to be held on April 2 in the northern province of Phu Tho.
Fishing village festival and Cat Ba tourism 2011 to launch
To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Uncle Ho’s visit to the fishing village (March 31, 1959 - March 31, 2011), the traditional day of Vietnam’s Aquaculture Industry (April 1) and Cat Ba tourism 2011, People’s Committee of Cat Hai District will coordinate with other departments to organize the fishing village festival with various commemorating, arts and culture activities as follows:
Intrepid journey to Ho Village leads to fairytale experience
A group from the US expressed their excitement when they related their trip to Ho Village, 20km northwest of Sa Pa.
Tour operators promote river tours in Saigon
Saigontourist and another travel firm, Lua Viet, are promoting river tours from downtown HCMC to Can Gio and Cu Chi. The tours may be extended to neighboring Cambodia.
Queen Mary brings tourists to Nha Trang
The world’s largest cruise liner, Queen Mary 2, with over 2,430 tourists aboard, visited Nha Trang Bay in the central province of Khanh Hoa on March 21.
Ngoc Son Temple
There are many significant cultural artifacts around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi but perhaps the most important and sacred is . It has witnessed many of the ups and downs of the capital and has become a popular tourist destination.
Artist portrays childhood dream
A solo exhibition titled Ky uc, La va Hoa (Memories, Leaves and Flowers) displaying 30 oil on canvas paintings by Vietnamese artist Ton That Bang has opened in HCMC.
Poem Day at the Temple of Literature
The National Poem Day 2011, entitled “National Spring”, was held on February 17 at the Temple of Literature, Hanoi, to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the success of the 11th National Congress Party.
Overseas Vietnamese in Belgium vote for Ha Long Bay
Many staff members of the Vietnamese embassy and representative offices in the European Union along with Overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese students gathered in Brussels on October 25 to vote for Ha Long Bay as one of seven new natural wonders of the world.
Long Tong Festival opens in Tuyen Quang
The Long Tong (Going to the field) Festival opened in Chiem Hoa District, the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang on February 10, the eighth day of the first lunar month.
Meeting reviews activities of National Tourism Year 2010
A meeting was held in Hanoi on January 25 to review activities of National Tourism Year 2010.
Countries promote regional tourism initiative
Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar will jointly produce a documentary titled, “Four countries - one destination” with the aim of promoting the countries’ tourism industry and strengthening their cooperation in the field.
Saigontourist welcomes 300 maritime visitors
The Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) welcomed 300 overseas tourists and crew sailing aboard the cruise liner Princess Daphne, which docked at Saigon port in Ho Chi Minh City on January 15.
To Better Vietnam’s Tourism
Many tourism promotion trips to foreign countries made in 2010 and careful preparations for Vietnam’s national tourism year in 2011 are aimed at not only attracting more tourists next year but also improving the country’s tourism quality