Though pilgrimages account for a mere 10% of Tet tours, the religious trips, usually running until the end of the 3rd month of the lunar calendar (around late April), are an important part of local tour providers’ post-Tet market. Pilgrimage tours typically… [Read more]
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is gathering public comment on a master plan for festivals during 2012-15, with a vision to 2020. The plan aims to preserve and promote the development of about 7,000 traditional festivals nationwide. Nguyen Van Huy, former director of the Viet Nam Museum of… [Read more]
Summer is the holiday season as well as the season to worship and pray to Buddha. Kim Cang Pagoda in My Tho City in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang – Photo: Courtesy of Saigontourist … [Read more]
A: Welcome to VOV’s Letter Box. This feature airs every Wednesday. Each week when we receive letters and emails from listeners around the world, we find that some of the listeners care about political issues in Vietnam while a majority are keenly interested in Vietnamese cultural, historical, and social issues…. [Read more]
Kyo York has gradually become more famous after appearing in Vietnamese showbiz many times, including on programs such as Tro choi am nhac (Don’t forget the lyrics), Thay loi muon noi (Let the music do the talking) and Guong mat than quen (Familiar faces),… [Read more]
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has planned to tighten inspection and regulations so that traditional festivals will be organised more carefully to improve safety and order. Viet Nam News reporters Bich Huong and Hong Minh sat down to talk to a culture official, a culture professor and a… [Read more]
The Hanoitimes – The sacred land of Yen Tu in northeastern Quang Ninh province has been selected by the Vietnam Records Organisation as one of the 10 most attractive spiritual destinations in Vietnam.
The nomination is part of a programme entitled ” Journey to seek and… [Read more]
The Mekong Delta province of An Giang is famous for unique festivals such as Ba Chua Xu, Chol Chnam Thomay, Dolta festival and ox racing as well as tourist destinations such as Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cam Mountain in Tien Binh, Tuc Dup Hill, the grottoes network of Thuy… [Read more]
Ban Tranh Princess and Sai Nai Master:
Ban Tranh princess temple .
BTO – According to the Vietnamese Mother worship custom, people on Phu Quy island have worshipped Ban Tranh princess with her glory of Ba… [Read more]
Two predecessors set up the village and built the island Ban Tranh princess temple . BTO – According… [Read more]
With nearly 8,000 festivals of different kinds, Vietnam is known as a country of festivals. Besides the spiritual significance of the original source, festivals are a chance for people to become closer and a strong attachment to one another through community activities. For the Vietnamese people, spring is… [Read more]
Two fishermen caught and killed a 50kg dragon fish without knowing that they could have earned at least US$500 by selling it alive. On Wednesday evening, the two men caught the 50kg, 1.7m fish in the Hau river, near Ninh Kieu harbor in Binh Minh district, in… [Read more]
The Thu Thiem Ferry, which was a milestone in the development of the city, will never be erased from the nostalgia of many Saigonese.
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An Giang is famous nationwide for festivals such as Ba Chua Xu, Chol Chnam Thomay and Dolta. A Muslim mosque in Muong Cha, An Giang Province – Photo: Phuong Kieu The… [Read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – These relics, including the Mausoleum of Mr. and Mrs. Chieu, Lady Hoa Market, Mr. Bon Pagoda, etc. are associated with historical stories about Saigon, the city of over 300 years old. Mausoleum of Mr. and Mrs. Chieu in Binh Thanh district is… [Read more]
HCMC – The number of tourists coming to the 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta recorded a slow growth and even tends to drop lately but tour operators have yet to come up with any effective solution to create attractive products and services for visitors.
This was the view… [Read more]