Street arts in Hanoi

Street arts in Hanoi

5/14/2016 - 16:41

(VOVworld) – The second edition of the Street Art Fair was recently held at Hanoi Creative City, drawing many domestic and foreign artists and a large audience.

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Last blacksmith in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Last blacksmith in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

5/7/2016 - 6:00

(VOVworld) – Hanoi’s Old Quarter has long been famous for its architecture and traditional crafts, many of which have been lost to rapid urbanization. Nguyen Phuong Hung is the last practitioner of his family’s traditional craft of iron forging.

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Abundant choices for tourists on holiday of Reunification Day and Labor Day

Abundant choices for tourists on holiday of Reunification Day and Labor Day

4/30/2016 - 16:23

(VOVworld) - Vietnam has a 4-day holiday for this year’s Reunification Day (April 30) and Labor Day (May 01). The tourism market has turned busy with a large number of inbound and outbound tours, mostly in Southeast Asia, marking the beginning of the 2016 summer vacation.

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“Vietnam in 1980s” through lens of a former French reporter

“Vietnam in 1980s” through lens of a former French reporter

4/23/2016 - 8:51

(VOVworld) – The ongoing photo exhibit in Hanoi by former French journalist Michel Blanchard has attracted the public attention. Nearly 60 photos on display capture various aspects of Vietnamese life sin the 1980s when Vietnam still faced many difficulties.

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Creative spaces kindle artistic dreams

Creative spaces kindle artistic dreams

4/16/2016 - 16:44

(VOVworld) – Creative centers such as Hanoi Creative City, Heritage Space, Hanoi Rock City, and Nha San Collective and Station 3A in HCM city are places where artists can exchange ideas and introduce their new works to the public.

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Phu Quoc’s response to National Tourism Year 2016

Phu Quoc’s response to National Tourism Year 2016

4/9/2016 - 6:00

(VOVworld) – Phu Quoc island in Kien Giang province has been approved to become a centrally-run special administrative-economic zone by 2020, a strategy designed to boost tourism, one of Phu Quoc’s spearhead economic sectors. In response to Vietnam’s National Tourism Year 2016, local travel agencies and service companies are offering promotional programs to attract more tourists.

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Silver craft of Hang Bac street

Silver craft of Hang Bac street

4/2/2016 - 16:37

(VOVworld) – Hanoi’s old quarter has 36 streets and each street is generally associated with a handicraft. It’s easy to recognize the trade of a street by the available products and the sounds from their workshops. We now introduce Hang Bac street, a silver casting guild.

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French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle’s love for Vietnam

French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle’s love for Vietnam

3/26/2016 - 16:28

(VOVworld) – French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle travelled to 32 countries but then settled in Vietnam because, he says, this place has brought him endless inspiration. Hong Bac has a report on the French photographer’s love for Vietnam.

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Vietnamese youth and Earth Hour 2016

Vietnamese youth and Earth Hour 2016

3/19/2016 - 12:55

(VOVworld) – Activities are underway across Vietnam to mark Earth Hour 2016. Students and young people are among those responding most enthusiastically to the campaign.

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Hanoi Young Inspirers connect love

Hanoi Young Inspirers connect love

3/12/2016 - 16:37

(VOVworld) - A group of young people have become a link between benefactors and poor workers through voluntary programs in Hanoi. They are members of the Hanoi Young Inspirers Club.

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Radio musical and Mong children in Ha Giang

Radio musical and Mong children in Ha Giang

3/5/2016 - 6:00

(VOVworld) –20 Mong children in Can Chu Phin commune, Ha Giang province, recently participated in the production of a radio musical. The program was organized by Plan International, an international children-centered community development NGO, and iSee, the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy, and Environment.

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Special class for unfortunate child patients

Special class for unfortunate child patients

2/27/2016 - 13:29

(VOVworld) – Volunteer students of a club called “Faith and Hope” hold a special class for child patients at the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion every weekend. Though they have not undergone any formal pedagogical training, they expect to bring joy and happiness to these unfortunate children.

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Spring comes to Tran Island

Spring comes to Tran Island

2/20/2016 - 9:27

(VOVworld) – Covering an area of 5.5 square kilometers, Tran Island is located to the northeast of Co To Island in Quang Ninh province. Although living conditions here are hard, soldiers and islanders are doing their best to develop the island.

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Mai Dong wrestling village in spring

Mai Dong wrestling village in spring

2/13/2016 - 16:33

(VOVworld) – The traditional wrestling festival of Mai Dong Village in Hanoi’s Hoang Mai district often takes place from the 4th to the 7th of the first lunar month. The festival’s exciting atmosphere attracts many visitors from near and far.

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Hanoi welcomes the spring

Hanoi welcomes the spring

2/6/2016 - 0:00

(VOVworld) – The lunar new year, called Tet in Vietnamese, is coming in 2 days. Hanoi residents are busy preparing to welcome the year of the Monkey. VOV reports on the festive atmosphere in Hanoi.

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Chung cakes made for the poor as Tet approaches

Chung cakes made for the poor as Tet approaches

1/30/2016 - 16:00

(VOVworld) –Chung or square sticky rice cakes are indispensible food for the lunar New Year Festival or Tet. As Tet is approaching, the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism has launched a program to make Chung cakes for the poor. Le Phuong reports…

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VOV5’s charity program in Cao Bang border province

VOV5’s charity program in Cao Bang border province

1/23/2016 - 6:00

(VOVworld) – For the last 4 years the Overseas Service (VOV5) of Radio the Voice of Vietnam has been carrying out a charity program for poor, disadvantaged people in Vietnam’s northern mountain provinces. This year the program went to Can Nong commune in the northern border province of Cao Bang.

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Vietnam University of Fine Arts

Vietnam University of Fine Arts

1/16/2016 - 6:00

(VOVworld) – Most of Vietnamese painters, sculptors, and art critics have been trained by the Vietnam University of Fine Arts. The school is reforming its curriculum to improve the quality of its training.

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Dancesport becomes popular in Hanoi

Dancesport becomes popular in Hanoi

1/9/2016 - 16:35

(VOVworld) – Dancesport has become more popular in Hanoi and other major cities in Vietnam. Dancesport combines sport and dance, and allows the dancers to improve physical fitness and mental well-being. It is suitable for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

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Mong ethnic people in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province celebrate New Year

Mong ethnic people in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province celebrate New Year

1/2/2016 - 16:54

(VOVworld) - Mong ethnic people in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province celebrate their New Year or Tet one month earlier than Lunar New Year. Mong’s New Year festival starts from November 26 of lunar calendar and often lasts for 10 days. Everyone wears their best clothes and join in the exciting atmosphere of the New Year.

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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...