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Finnish artist fashions playful works in metal
A playful exhibition by Finnish artist Maritta Nurmi entitled After the End of Art Anything Goes, has opened at Art Vietnam Gallery in Hanoi.
Mixed reactions to Xin Chao! Show
The premier of the cultural show named Xin Chao! performed to a packed house on Friday at the Circus Tent, 2 Pham Ngu Lao Street in HCMC’s District 1.
Vietnam spotlighted in works of overseas artist
Eighty-two year old artist Do Danh Than has not lived in Vietnam for over 60 years, but memories of his homeland still remain fresh in his mind. Recently, he launched an exhibition of his paintings at the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in Paris, France on November 20.
Wildlife and nature, a short trip from the city
Situated about 50 kilometers from the center of HCMC, Vam Sat Salt-Marsh Forest Ecological Tourist Zone in Can Gio District, is one of the city’s oxygen lungs and a popular venue for day trips.
Festival honours buffalo boys
A unique folk festival celebrating the rural children who look after buffalo has been revived near the central city of Da Nang for the first time in nearly 75 years.
More evidence of Oc Eo culture found in Ben Tre
Recent archaeological studies have revealed more evidence of the existence of the Oc Eo culture dating back to 2,000-2,500 years ago in the Mekong Delta Province of Ben Tre.
Elderly bicyclists support Vote for Ha Long Bay Campaign
Nearly 100 bicyclists from the UNESCO Cultural and Sports Exchange Club for Elderly People in Hanoi started a bicycle tour from Hanoi to Ha Long on November 6 to support the Vote for Ha Long Bay Campaign.
Yang Bay attracts tourists in search of natural paradise
Yang Bay in the central province of Khanh Hoa is famed for its pristine beauty, expansive forests, and glassy waterfalls – in fact the superlatives go on and on.
Website launched to promote Hoi An tourism
A website was launched on October 13 in Hoi An City in the central province of Quang Nam to promote tourism of the well-known ancient city that boasts a world heritage site.
Vietnam has tourism TV channel
Vietnam’s first tourism TV channel will start broadcasting on Saturday (Oct 9), the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and Vietnam Television (VTV) announced.
German music night marks Hanoi millennial anniversary
A special concert to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi was held in Berlin on August 22.
Food promotions at Grand and First hotels
New food programs are ready to for patrons savor at Saigontourist’s First Hotel and Grand Hotel in HCMC. The “Food gifts at the First Hotel” provides attractive food promotions at the hotel’s First Hot Pot restaurant accompanied with gifts.
Bac Lieu Buddhists celebrate capital’s birthday
A Buddhist Festival was held in the Mekong delta province of Bac Lieu on July 28 as part of preparations by Buddhists nationwide to celebrate the 1,000th birth anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
Visiting Hung Temple to learn more history
About 10km from Viet Tri City in Phu Tho Province, the Hung Temple is a sanctuary complex which rests solemnly on the peak of Nghia Linh Mountain. The place is dedicated to the worship of the Hung Kings. The complex is also a venue for the Hung Temple Festival from the 1st to 10th days of the 3rd lunar month, or from April 14 to 23 on this year’s solar calendar.
New Year tours abound
To celebrate the New Year, Saigontourist Travel Service Company and Fiditour are putting on a variety of tours for local and foreign tourists. These tours will surely give travelers the opportunity to indulge themselves into splendid landscapes from the waterfalls and mountains in the Central Highlands or stunning beaches and islands in coastal areas, and gain an insight into Vietnamese culture and history through ancient temples and pagodas.
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