Khmer ethnic people preserve 2,000 years of culture

Khmer ethnic people preserve 2,000 years of culture

The unique colours of Khmer culture are part of the rich variety among the 54 nationalities who live in Vietnam, said Dang Hung, head of the Bac Lieu province’s Union of Associations for Literature and Arts.

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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Journey through history with antique sword

An exhibition of 99 ancient swords recently opened in Hanoi, offering visitors a chance to learn more about history’s most popular weapon.

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Online dialogue deepens capital’s traditional values

An online dialogue themed “1000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi - Traditional values” was held on Oct. 18, helping readers better understand historical and cultural traditions as well as valuable heritages of Thang Long-Hanoi.

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Lotus power

A cup of lotus tea by West Lake is still a poetic experience for Vietnamese people despite the fact that the flower is now less commonly grown on the lake’s waters.

“Hau dong” to be nominated as world intangible heritage

The Institute for Culture and Art of Vietnam is collecting materials to ask for concerned agencies to nominate “hau dong” as a UNESCO world intangible cultural heritage.

Money giving - a nice New Year custom

Giving money on the occasion of New Year, with desires that better things will happen in future, has become an indispensable custom of the Vietnamese during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Journey through history with antique sword

An exhibition of 99 ancient swords recently opened in Hanoi, offering visitors a chance to learn more about history’s most popular weapon.

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.