Copper village preserves old tradition in HCM City

Copper village preserves old tradition in HCM City

Craftsmen from the An Hoi Coppersmith Village in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap district are busy with orders for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, with customers crowding shops buying their famous brass incense burners.

Traditional offering ritual takes place in Hue

The Nam Giao offering ritual, part of the Hue Festival 2010, took place on Nam Giao esplanade in the central city of Hue on the June 9 evening.

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Oz artists brighten Hue festival

Australian performing artists have been wowing audiences at this month's Hue Festival with music and physical theatre shows.

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Hue Festival: reclaimation journey programme draws thousands

Tens of thousands of people from Hue city and surrounding areas as well as tourists on June 10 joined a programme named “Hanh Trinh Mo Coi" which presents the nation’s journey to reclaim the lands in the south of the country from the 10th century to 1945.

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International trade, tourism fair opens in Ha Long city

The northern coastal city of Ha Long on April 30 opened its annual trade and tourism fair with over 150 booths.

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Sapa holds “Walking in a Cloud” tourism festival

A tourism festival dubbed “Walking in a Cloud” was held in Sapa, one of Vietnam ’s top holiday and relaxation destinations, on April 30.

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Giong Festival qualified for heritage recognition

Giong Festival meets enough standards to be recognised as intangible cultural heritage of mankind, said Katherin Muller-Marin, head of UNESCO’s office in Hanoi.

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Traditional offering ritual takes place in Hue

The Nam Giao offering ritual, part of the Hue Festival 2010, took place on Nam Giao esplanade in the central city of Hue on the June 9 evening.