• Market Culture in Vietnam

    Market Culture in Vietnam

    03/05/2013 11:10

    They are a very busy meeting place for locals (and foreigners) to trade, sell, and negotiate their overflowing abundance of meats, fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, and plastic knickknacks.  It seems like everything and anything under the sun goes at these markets.  And,...

  • Hung Kings worship, source of nation's strength

    Hung Kings worship, source of nation's strength

    15/04/2013 01:31

    He made the remarks at a grand ceremony in the northern midland province of Phu Tho on April 13 to receive a UNESCO certificate of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity bestowed to the worship of Hung Kings. The event coincided with the opening ceremony of the Hung Kings Temple Festival...

  • Honoring Hung Kings’ worship rituals

    Honoring Hung Kings’ worship rituals

    15/03/2013 11:20

    The event, due to be held from April 13-19, 2013 by the Phu Tho Province People’s Committee, will attract the participation of nine provinces (Lang Son, Ha Nam, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Dak Lak, Binh Dinh, Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, and Tien Giang). The festival will host a program to...

  • Forging craft of Nung ethnic people in Cao Bang

    Forging craft of Nung ethnic people in Cao Bang

    15/03/2013 10:55

    Phuc Sen commune has 10 hamlets, 6 of them involved in forging. Local productsincluding knives, scissors, and farm tools have been famous in the region and neighboring provinces for years. While in other regions, farmers are involved in forging only between crops, in Phuc Sen,...

  • Foreign tourists go to Vietnam to… eat, why not?

    Foreign tourists go to Vietnam to… eat, why not?

    06/03/2013 11:14

    Many foreign travelers accept to queue up to wait for their turn to taste pho at traditional pho shops in Hanoi. When arriving in Hanoi, pho (noodle soup served with chicken, beef…) proves to be the first dish travelers want to enjoy first. This is why many foreign travelers accept to...

  • Lam Kinh Back to origins of the later Le Dynasty

    Lam Kinh Back to origins of the later Le Dynasty

    06/03/2013 11:10

    The Lam Kinh historical vestige is located in Xuan Lam, Tho Xuan, Thanh Hoa province, about 50km from the city of Thanh Hoa in the northwest. The Lam Kinh historical vestige covers about 200ha, including royal tombs, temples, ramparts and royal stop-over places of the Le dynasty. This...

  • Perfume Pagoda pilgrimage

    Perfume Pagoda pilgrimage

    24/02/2013 10:53

    Sitting in the boat, my friends and I feel as free as birds, enjoying the gentle wind and the peaceful scenery passing gently by. We are travelling to the entrance of Huong Pagoda , better known as the Perfume Pagoda, Vietnam’s most famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Water...

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