2015 Tourism Year- Connecting world heritages

2015 Tourism Year- Connecting world heritages

4/10/2015 - 14:13

(VOVworld)- Hosting the 2015 National Tourism Year, Thanh Hoa province will organize a number of activities to further promote Vietnam tourism. They include a festival of heritage, sports competitions and a culinary festival. This year, the province aims to attract up to 200,000 foreign tourists and earn about 160 million USD from tourism.

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Co Tu ethnic people promote tourism

Co Tu ethnic people promote tourism

4/3/2015 - 15:32

(VOVworld)- Villages of Co Tu ethnic minority people in Ta Bhing village, Nam Giang district, Quang Nam province, have become a popular tourist destination in recent years. Traditional Guol houses, bamboo bridges, brocade weaving products and the Song Thanh Nature Reserves attract a lot of tourists.

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Old book festival inspires love for books

Old book festival inspires love for books

3/24/2015 - 9:33

(VOVworld)- Bill Gates, the Chairman of the Microsoft Corporation once spoke of the world at your fingertips to highlight the advantages of the internet and globalization. The flat world and the intrusion of so much media have affected the reading culture. Promoting the culture of reading and inspiring a love for books is what the 2nd Old Book festival is...

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Fertility worship in Vietnamese culture

Fertility worship in Vietnamese culture

3/19/2015 - 16:18

(VOVworld)- Fertility belief is of sacred importance in Vietnam’s folklore. Fertility worship is closely associated with Vietnamese farmers’ prayers for favorable weather, bumper crops and sufficient food.

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Vietnam Poetry Day 2015

Vietnam Poetry Day 2015

3/13/2015 - 16:09

(VOVworld) – The 13th annual Vietnam Poetry Day was celebrated last week at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi with Vietnam’s sea and islands as its theme. The event drew 153 poets from 43 countries and territories.

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The echo of Central Highlands Gong

The echo of Central Highlands Gong

3/5/2015 - 10:27

(VOVworld)- Gong performances are popular at spring festivals in the Central Highlands. For Central Highlanders, gongs have become part of their lives. In recent years, local gong artists have organized classes to teach gong playing to the younger generation. H Xiu, VOV’s reporter in the Central Highlands region reports.

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Performance combining water puppetry and classical opera on the stage

Performance combining water puppetry and classical opera on the stage

2/27/2015 - 15:44

(VOVworld)- The Hanoi Cheo Opera has unveiled a new genre of performance that combines Cheo (traditional theater) and water puppetry on the stage. Known as Long Thanh drama, it’s part of a project to preserve and promote traditional theaters.

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Restoring Cua Dinh folk singing

Restoring Cua Dinh folk singing

2/12/2015 - 15:09

(VOVworld)- Cua Dinh folk singing is a genre of ceremonial singing which is the original form of Ca Tru folk singing. The music genre includes singing, instrument playing and dancing and is performed in the front yard of the communal house. Cua Dinh folk singing has been revitalized at Kenh communal house in Hai Phong city. Danh Tuyen reports

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Nghe animal in ancient Vietnamese sculpture

Nghe animal in ancient Vietnamese sculpture

2/5/2015 - 15:29

(VOVworld)-An exhibit devoted to the Nghe animal, a fictional creature with a lion-like head, a long tail and a dog-like body, in ancient Vietnamese sculpture has opened in Ho Chi Minh City. On display are sculptural masterpieces and research on the Nghe animal.

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“Xam and life” show comes closer to public

“Xam and life” show comes closer to public

1/30/2015 - 14:42

(VOVworld)- A performance of Xam, the music of blind street performers in northern Vietnam in the early 20th century, took place at the Hanoi Opera House last week. The show “Xam and Life” introduced a Hanoi audience to the charm of the Xam genre.

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Concert of traditional Vietnamese music

Concert of traditional Vietnamese music

1/23/2015 - 12:55

(VOVworld)- A recent concert featuring folk tunes of Vietnam's three regions in Hanoi attracted artists and singers from across the country. The concert introduced the uniqueness and charm of traditional Vietnamese music.Phuong Thuy reports.

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Vietnam's top culture events in 2014

Vietnam's top culture events in 2014

1/16/2015 - 16:53

(VOVworld)- Many cultural events made 2014 an impressive year for the Vietnamese. Today, we’ll review Vietnam’s major cultural events last year.

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Preserving ethnic culture

Preserving ethnic culture

1/9/2015 - 15:51

VOVworld)- In the context of international integration, cultural exchanges and tourism development, preserving and promoting traditional festivals of ethnic minority groups is of great importance. Much effort has been made to promote ethnic cultures to attract more tourists.

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Book on Thang Long-Hanoi history

Book on Thang Long-Hanoi history

12/31/2014 - 13:51

(VOVworld)- The two-volume book “Thang Long-Hanoi History” received the Golden prize for “Interesting book” and Silver Prize for “Beautiful Book” at the Vietnamese Book Competition in 2013. With love for Hanoi, People’s Teacher Professor Phan Huy Le and his associates compiled the book to picture Hanoi’s glorious history.

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Mother Goddess Worshipping Ritual in contemporary culture

Mother Goddess Worshipping Ritual in contemporary culture

12/26/2014 - 16:29

(VOVworld)- Vietnam’s ritual of worshiping the Mother Goddess flourished in the 15th century under the Le dynasty. Since then it has been closely associated with Vietnamese people’s spiritual life. Worshiping the Mother Goddess and national heroes, the ritual embraces Vietnamese identity.

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Trance ritual in the worship of the Mother Goddess

Trance ritual in the worship of the Mother Goddess

12/19/2014 - 16:42

(VOVworld)- Going into a trance is believed to be a way of communicating with genies through a spirit medium. Through this ritual, genies are believed to be summoned to grant blessings to worshipers of the Mother Goddess. The ritual combines religious belief and folk performance art.

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Promoting Vi-Giam singing

Promoting Vi-Giam singing

12/12/2014 - 18:01

(VOVworld)- Vi-Giam folk singing of Nghe An and Ha Tinh province has been officially recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Local authorities and people of the two provinces have made an effort to preserve and promote the genre. Maintaining regular activities of Vi Giam clubs in villages has been a way to promote Vi Giam singing.

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Vi-Giam folk singing- Representative Heritage of Humanity

Vi-Giam folk singing- Representative Heritage of Humanity

12/5/2014 - 16:18

(VOVworld)- Vi-giam singing is a type of traditional folk music practiced in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh. Vi Giam folk tunes embrace the daily life of local people connecting people’s soul. The music genre has been handed through generations. It has recently been officially recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity becoming Vietnam’s...

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Cham historical relics being preserved

Cham historical relics being preserved

11/28/2014 - 14:34

(VOVworld)- Ninh Thuan province has Vietnam’s largest population of Cham ethnic minority people. The Cham culture is reflected in their writing, clothing, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and brocade weaving. In recent years, Ninh Thuan province has paid special attention to preserving and promoting Cham culture, especially Cham towers and temples.

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Quang Ngai rich in underwater cultural heritage items

Quang Ngai rich in underwater cultural heritage items

11/21/2014 - 14:27

(VOVworld) – Archaeologists have recently discovered many ship wrecks with a large amount of chinaware and other objects off the coast of Quang Ngai province. Quang Ngai is believed to be rich in underwater cultural treasures. Tien Cong reports:

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

(VOVworld) - We are very glad to know that Gerry Neumann has returned to his home in England safe and sound. On his latest email on March 20, Gerry wrote...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...