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The Gie Trieng live in the Vietnam-Laos border area

The Gie Trieng live in the Vietnam-Laos border area

2/21/2017 - 15:38

(VOVworld) – The Gie Trieng, one of 6 tribes in Kon Tum province, has about 33,000 people. They live in Dak Glei and Ngoc Hoi district along the Ho Chi Minh trail near the border with Laos. Like other ethnic groups in Vietnam, the Gie Trieng have a distinct culture and have contributed to national construction.

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Typical characteristics of villages in northern Vietnam

Typical characteristics of villages in northern Vietnam

2/16/2017 - 22:21

(VOVworld)-Villages in the northern region of Vietnam are populated by people of the same bloodline sharing the same means of livelihood. The close link between villagers is evident in land ownership, village architecture, spiritual life, lifestyle, and community standards.

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H’re folk singing

H’re folk singing

2/15/2017 - 15:57

(VOVworld) – The H’re love singing. They sing anywhere and anytime: at work, in leisure time, and at festivals. They have developed unique and diverse singing genres, typically Kaleu and Kachoi.

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Mosque - center of solidarity of Cham ethnic people in Tay Ninh

Mosque - center of solidarity of Cham ethnic people in Tay Ninh

2/13/2017 - 16:18

(VOVworld)-Tay Ninh province has more than 3,000 Cham people who practice Islam. Their mosques are also cultural centers promoting solidarity among the Cham villages.

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Spring village festivals

Spring village festivals

2/12/2017 - 17:56

(VOVworld)-Village festivals offer a way to preserve the national identity and educate younger generations about their origins. Village festivals are usually held in the spring.

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Vietnamese Royal Embroidery - From past to present

Vietnamese Royal Embroidery - From past to present

2/7/2017 - 15:54

(VOVworld) -Vietnamese royal embroidery, the art of decorating fabric with a needle and thread, has a history of more than 700 years. As time passed, embroidery came and went in popularity, but it still connected closely to, and reflected the cultural values and beliefs, of the Vietnamese people. Nowadays, even though embroidery machines have become very sophisticated they still can...

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Syrian army captures important area near Damascus

Syrian army captures important area near Damascus

1/30/2017 - 15:32

(VOVworld) - Syrian government forces recaptured all towns and villages in the Wadi Barada valley near the capital, Damascus on Sunday.

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Spring comes to Dong Cuong flower village in Thanh Hoa province

Spring comes to Dong Cuong flower village in Thanh Hoa province

1/25/2017 - 6:00

(VOVworld)-Located in the north of Thanh Hoa province, Dong Cuong village is famous for flower cultivation with more than 200 households engaged in the craft and supplying the product for the entire province and neighboring localities. During the last days of the year, Dong Cuong village has become busier with trading.

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Visiting flower villages in Dong Thap Muoi

Visiting flower villages in Dong Thap Muoi

1/24/2017 - 17:21

(VOVworld) – Dong Thap Muoi, the Plain of Reeds in the Lower Mekong, is a fertile land with vast lotus ponds, endless indigo tree forests, and verdant flower farms. VOV takes you to Dong Thao Muoi to enjoy the blooming spring atmosphere before Tet.

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The organization of a typical Viet village

The organization of a typical Viet village

1/19/2017 - 17:06

(VOVworld)-Bamboo hedges and village gates symbolize the autonomy of Viet villages. In the past, virtually all daily activities of Vietnamese villagers occurred within the space demarcated by the bamboo hedge. Thus, the village was a closed social structure which defined the thousand-year-old character of the Viet village as a close-knit and stable community.

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H’re ethnic group’s community organization

H’re ethnic group’s community organization

1/16/2017 - 14:25

(VOVworld)-H’re ethnic people have long been living in the southern part of the Truong Son Mountain Range. The H’re are united, which can be seen in the way they help each other in production and festive activities. The connectivity among H’re families and between an individual and the hamlet is based on kinship or neighborhood.

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The structure of a traditional Viet village

The structure of a traditional Viet village

1/12/2017 - 16:41

(VOVworld)-An outgrowth of wet rice civilization, Viet villages are characteristically agricultural villages. The structure of a Viet village is adapted to rice farming and constitutes Vietnam’s typical rural space.

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Hanoi expects to welcome 23 million visitors in 2017

Hanoi expects to welcome 23 million visitors in 2017

1/12/2017 - 16:24

(VOVworld) – Hanoi has set a target of attracting 23 million tourists this year, 11% more than last year.

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Dong Thap launches tourism week

Dong Thap launches tourism week

1/8/2017 - 15:52

(VOVworld) – “Dong Thap Tourism Week – 2017” began from Saturday to promote traditional craft villages, particularly Sa Dec flower village which grows over 200 kinds of flowers.

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Preserving Quan Ho folk singing

Preserving Quan Ho folk singing

1/6/2017 - 14:40

(VOVworld) – Vietnam’s Quan Ho folk singing was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of mankind in 2009. In the cradle of Quan Ho, on the northern bank of the Cau River in Bac Giang province, locals are working tirelessly to preserve this piece of world heritage.

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Village and components to make Vietnamese villages’ look

Village and components to make Vietnamese villages’ look

1/5/2017 - 16:59

(VOVworld)- A village with a bamboo hedge, a century old banyan tree, a communal house, and a river wharf is where many Vietnamese people are born and grow up. Village life has a cozy climate. Everyone lives with their parents, surrounded by sympathetic neighbors.

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Hanoians visit flower villages as Tet holiday nears

Hanoians visit flower villages as Tet holiday nears

1/3/2017 - 20:45

(VOVworld) - Hanoians turned their attention to the upcoming Tet Holiday and lined up on January 2 at the flower villages in Hanoi to catch a whiff of the floral, fruity and spicy aromas as well as snap a photo or two.

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Wednesday December 28, 2016

Wednesday December 28, 2016

12/30/2016 - 17:48

(VOVworld) - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our listeners. Thank you very much for sending us your greeting cards. These beautiful cards have brought the joyous Christmas atmosphere from so many countries to VOV.

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Feng Shui and the traditional architecture of nothern Vietnam

Feng Shui and the traditional architecture of nothern Vietnam

12/29/2016 - 15:16

(VOVworld) - Each country and region has a typical architectural style based on its climate, economic conditions, technology, available materials, as well as other factors including local customs and beliefs. Throughout history, Vietnamese people, especially those in the northern region, have applied some distinctive rules to house building and decorating which they believe bring good fortune and chase away evil.

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Ethnic people in Cao Bang urged to make the homeland more prosperous

Ethnic people in Cao Bang urged to make the homeland more prosperous

12/25/2016 - 15:50

(VOVworld) – National Assembly’s Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong paid floral tribute to the late President Ho Chi Minh in Pac Bo historical relic in Cao Bang province on Saturday.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A: The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in Vietnamese culture with influences from Confucian and Buddhist ideology. It is a significant day not only for...

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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...