In (relatively) quiet and peaceful Hoi An, the streets have been hosed down, the mud jammed into the drainage system, along with this week’s consignment of cooking oil, fat and plastic and all’s right with the world. So long as my local coffee shop is brewing that wonderful aroma of coffee beans and hot milk, I’m as happy as a pig in mud. Squeal! Onk! Squeal! … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!
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The “Kieu” play highlights realistic values, unveiling feudal social injustice and brutality in the late 18th century and the early 19th century, and at the same time reflecting numerous pain and misery of people, especially women, in the feudal society. … [Read more...] about “Tale of Kieu” to be on stage in Hanoi
Hoang added that such a concert has promoted cultural exchanges and popularized classical music with Asian music lovers. Furthermore, nearly USD 9.3 million in ticket sales proceeds has been raised for charitable activities since 2009. The proceeds from past concerts hosted by Vietnam has gone to the Toyota scholarships supporting young Vietnamese musical talents. So far, 730 scholarships have been granted. … [Read more...] about Hanoi Opera House to host 2017 Toyota Classics
Hanoi (VNA) - In the mornings before he opens his traditional house to visitors, Meritorious Artist To Thanh Son prepares tea to welcome his guests. When Bat Trang commune on the outskirts of Hanoi was officially recognised as a tourist site last month, his traditional house with its beautiful garden, old kiln and showroom of pottery products started receiving many tourists every day. In October 2019, the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) brought smart tourism to Bat Trang, further highlighting it on the capital’s travel map. Smart tourism Bat Trang commune is located in Gia Lam district, 10km from the city centre. It comprises Bat Trang and Giang Cao villages. A century ago, people of Bo Bat village (now Yen Thanh commune, the northern province of Ninh Binh) followed King Ly Cong Uan from Hoa Lu to Thang Long - the new capital city (now Hanoi). They set up a pottery and brick-making ward on the banks … [Read more...] about Bat Trang – A star of Hanoi craft village tourism
Hanoi (VNA) – Visitors flocked to Phat Tich pagoda in Tien Du district, the northern province of Bac Ninh, for a local annual spring festival held on January 28 (the fourth day of the first lunar month). Apart from rituals praying for peace, the festival featured an array of cultural and art activities, and folk games. During the festival, Tien Du district has paid attention to ensuring security and safety for visitors, environmental protection, food hygiene and safety, and firefighting. The Phat Tich pagoda, a special national relic site located just 25 kilometres northeast of Hanoi, was built in 1057 on a mountain called Lan Kha during the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong (1054-72). It was reduced to ashes by French colonialists in 1948 and restored in 1987. During the excavation of the pagoda from 1949-51, archaeologists found numerous old stone sculptures carved with flowers and dragons, bird goddess statues from the 17th century, and a piece engraved with the … [Read more...] about Spring festival draws tourists to Bac Ninh province