Hanoi ancient streets in the eyes of foreign visitors

Hanoi ancient streets in the eyes of foreign visitors

2/18/2012 - 14:54

(VOVworld)- After a thousand years of historical ups and downs, Hanoi still retains much of its ancient beauty. Many first-time visitors to Hanoi feel a bit nervous walking through the narrow streets lined with family-owned shops and swarming with people and vehicles. But that feeling soon passes and they are left with admiration for Hanoi’s dynamism and hospitality.

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Enjoy Bai Choi singing in Hanoi

Enjoy Bai Choi singing in Hanoi

2/11/2012 - 16:15

(VOVworld) Hanoians are treated a festival of Bai Choi (singing while playing cards) during the traditional Lunar New Year festival (Tet). The festival in Hanoi’s Kim Ma theater introduce to the general public of Bai Choi, a distinctive traditional feature of the central region.

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“Go Green” and youth aspiration

“Go Green” and youth aspiration

2/4/2012 - 15:08

(VOVworld) The “Go Green” is a social organization enlisting tens of thousands of young Vietnamese people across the country. Its principles are to unite the community, share sorrow, support the poor, and protect the environment. With their fervor and aspiration to contribute to society, young volunteers have conducted various practical activities benefiting the community.

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Spring pilgrimage – an inevitable Vietnamese custom

Spring pilgrimage – an inevitable Vietnamese custom

1/22/2012 - 19:29

(VOVworld) When spring comes, Vietnamese people usually go on a pilgrimage at the beginning of the Lunar New Year. They go to the pagodas to pray for safety, health, good luck, prosperity and happiness during the year. Going to pagoda has become an inevitable custom of almost every Vietnamese during the first days of the new year.

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Tet atmosphere on Con Co island

Tet atmosphere on Con Co island

1/21/2012 - 16:22

It has become a tradition that every year, ahortly before Tet or the lunar New Year Festival begins, the C-region Naval Command visits people and soldiers stationed in Con Co island in the central province of Quang Tri. VOV reporter from Con Co noted some major changes on the island this year.

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Warm Tet Holiday for ethnic people in Tung Qua Lin Commune, Lai Chau

Warm Tet Holiday for ethnic people in Tung Qua Lin Commune, Lai Chau

1/14/2012 - 16:25

A warm Tet Holiday for ethnic people in Tung Qua Lin Commune, Lai Chau province

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Stamp market in Hanoi

Stamp market in Hanoi

1/7/2012 - 16:07

There is a stamp market in Hanoi, which opens at 9am every Sunday in front of house No 160, Trieu Viet Vuong Street. Stamp lovers come there not only for “trading’ but also for their hobbies.

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Sidewalk cafe- an ancient Hanoi tradition

Sidewalk cafe- an ancient Hanoi tradition

12/31/2011 - 17:59

Sipping a cup of coffee every morning and observing the stream of people passing by has long been a pleasurable pastime for many Hanoians. As time goes by, the pastime becomes a lifestyle called the coffee culture.

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Christmas warms the hearts of HCM City dwellers

Christmas warms the hearts of HCM City dwellers

12/24/2011 - 21:00

The Christmas atmosphere is pervading every street in HCM City . Buildings, trading centers and shops are colorfully decorated with Christmas trees and Santas riding reindeer carriages.

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Catholic hamlet celebrates Christmas

Catholic hamlet celebrates Christmas

12/17/2011 - 16:06

Festive season atmosphere has been created in Hong Giang commune, Dong Hung district of Thai Binh province with local people decorating pathways with colored lights, Christmas trees, caves and Jesus Christ.

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From Mozart's Homeland - a poetry collection translated into Vietnamese

From Mozart's Homeland - a poetry collection translated into  Vietnamese

12/10/2011 - 17:39

A poetry collection featuring famous Austrian authors has been made available to the Vietnamese public.

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Individuals join hands to preserve historical artifacts

Individuals join hands to preserve historical artifacts

12/3/2011 - 16:57

Chairman of the Thang Long-Hanoi Pottery and Antique Researchers and Collectors, Dao Phan Long, once said: “The country’s artifacts are sacred so we have to learn to treat them in a proper way”. With that aim, the association’s members have organized many private exhibitions of artifacts to help educate public about history and the quintessence of their predecessors.

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Why Vietnamese museums less attractive to public?

Why Vietnamese museums less attractive to public?

12/3/2011 - 3:55

Museums today are big business around the globe. But in Vietnam, except for very few museums like the Ho Chi Minh Museum or the Museum of Ethnology, most museums fall far short of public expectations.

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Laughter Yoga keeps your spirits high

Laughter Yoga keeps your spirits high

11/27/2011 - 0:09

Every morning, scores of people of all ages gather at Hoan Kiem Lake to do physical exercise that looks like child’s play. Forming lines or circles, they wave, clap their hands, and laugh cheerfully. Passer-bys often wonder what they are doing. They are practicing Laughter Yoga.

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Mottainai Fair in Hanoi

Mottainai Fair in Hanoi

11/19/2011 - 0:00

Every year, the members of Hanoi-based 3R Club, a non-profit club that promotes the reduce-reuse-recycle concept, holds a regular “Mottainai Fair”, inspired by the Japanese events in which people gather to exchange used items, instead of throwing them away wastefully.

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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...