Visitors dressed in effortless and sexy clothes are required to wear traditional long dress (Ao Dai) when visiting Ponagar Tower- a spiritual tourism site in Nha Trang city in the central province of Khanh Hoa.
The entrance ticket is VND22,000 each. Ponagar festival is one of the biggest traditional festivals in Khanh Hoa province and takes place annually on 20th day of the first lunar month.
PANO – The Hanoi municipal Department of Tourism on October 6 announced that the Hanoi Ao dai (traditional Vietnamese dress) Festival 2016 will take place at Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi from October 14 to 16. Themed “The Quintessence of Vietnamese Ao Dai”, the festival is part of activities to honour Hanoi’s cultural values and artisans' while promoting cooperation in fashion and tourism among local businesses. The program will include exhibitions, art and cultural activities featuring the beauty of the Ao dai as well as workshops on preserving the Ao dai’s traditional values. Collection of past and present Ao…... [read more]
Trach Xa village in Hoa Lam commune, Ung Hoa district, Hanoi is famous for the craft of tailor making Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dresses). For many centuries, many generations of tailors in the villages have contributed to preserving and promoting the charm of the traditional Vietnamese costume. Do Van Thuong, who has been involved in traditional tailoring for around 20 years, and two designs of Ao Dai A village with a long standing history According to Nguyen Van Nhien, an 80-year-old villager who has been involved in traditional tailoring for 65 years, the craft of making Ao dai,…... [read more]
Ho Chi Minh City Ao dai Festival has recently become one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year that contributes to preserving and promoting the cultural value of the traditional long dress. The 4th Ho Chi Minh City Ao dai Festival themed “Ho Chi Minh City’s Charming Ao dai” was held from March 3-17 with a variety of activities to honour the original charm of the Vietnamese Ao dai from different periods of time. At the festival’s opening ceremony on the pedestrian street of Nguyen Hue, fashion lovers and tourists enjoyed a special program with an Ao dai…... [read more]
The relic complex of the Ponagar Temple Towers built in the 8th century in Vinh Phuoc Ward, Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa Province is a typical architectural work of the Cham Pa culture which has remained intact over the years. Thap Ba or the architectural complex of the ancient Ponagar Temple Towers is the most unique symbol of the long-standing culture of the Cham people. It is located on a hill near the Cai River, 2km to the north from the center of Nha Trang. The Ponagar complex consists of three floors with a gate tower on the first…... [read more]
The relic complex of the Ponagar Temple Towers is a typical architectural work of the Cham Pa culture which has remained intact over the years. Built in the 8th century, Thap Ba or the architectural complex of the ancient Ponagar Temple Towers is the most unique symbol of the long-standing culture of the Cham people. It is located in Vinh Phuoc Ward, on a hill near the Cai River, 2km to the north from the center of Nha Trang City. The Ponagar complex consists of three floors with a gate tower on the first floor which was totally destroyed. In…... [read more]
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A model wears a design from the Sen Vang (Golden Lotus) collection by Do Trinh Hoai Nam, who will open the Couture Fashion Week New York 2017 in September (Photo courtesy of Do Trinh Hoai Nam) HCM City (VNA) - Designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam’s ao dai (Vietnamese national dress) collection, called Sen Vang (Golden Lotus), has been chosen for the first catwalk event at the 26th Couture Fashion Week New York, which starts on September 8. The collection features dozens of ao dai in Vietnamese silk and satin made by skilled artisans from silk producing regions in Vietnam: Ha Dong district in…... [read more]
Ao Dai museum - unique space in Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai museum tells the story of the Vietnamese traditional long dress and its changes in the social development process. Located at Long Thuan garden house, Long Phuoc ward, the museum realises the 10 years long dream of designer-artist Si Hoang. Visitors to the museum will have a good chance to experience Ao Dai making process, from its design, cutting, sewing, drawing to embroidering. Exhibit features ancient photos of Viet Nam Adventure of Baphuon, a documentary film of director Didier Fascio, will be screened at 7:30 pm on December…... [read more]
The fourth Ao Dai (traditional long tunic) festival in Ho Chi Minh City, which attracted 70,000 visitors during its two-week course, was rounded off with a concert on the evening of March 17. The event featured an Ao Dai show with the participation of foreign students, consuls and their spouses in the city as a symbol of community connection. Addressing the closing ceremony, Director of the municipal Tourism Department Bui Ta Hoang Vu said the southern hub will develop the festival into a cultural tourism festival, making it a unique tourism product of the city. On the occasion, 14 certificates…... [read more]
Ten beauty contestants from around the world visited Huy’s shop on October 6 to try on traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai dresses. Some of the contestants have expressed a desire to wear the traditional Ao Dai if they are among the top ten contestants in the beauty pageant. Kassandra Joy Lovisa Kashian from Australia posing in a traditional Ao Dai with a lovely lotus flower pattern. …... [read more]