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Yen Tu Mountain, a sacred and peaceful Buddhist sanctuary

Yen Tu Mountain, a sacred and peaceful Buddhist sanctuary

2/25/2017 - 23:56

(VOVworld) - An early spring pilgrimage to the Buddhist sanctuary on Yen Tu Mountain in Quang Ninh province is popular with both Buddhists and tourists. Many like to climb to Dong (Bronze) Pagoda at the peak of Yen Tu Mountain, about 1,068 meters above sea level, to greet the sunrise of a new day.

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The unique Mother Goddess Worship of Vietnam

The unique Mother Goddess Worship of Vietnam

2/20/2017 - 14:16

(VOVworld) – Mother Goddess worship, or Đạo Mẫu”, is very popular belief in an agriculture-based country like Vietnam, where farmers strongly depend on nature. When people are happy and joyful, they come to the Mother; and when they feel sad, they seek comfort from Her. Even long before the UNESCO recognition as the world’s intangible cultural heritage last year, “Đạo...

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Buying luck at Vieng market

Buying luck at Vieng market

2/9/2017 - 15:16

(VOVworld)- Vietnamese people in the Red River Delta believe in going to the market to pray for luck. From midnight of the 7th day to the morning of 8th day of the first lunar month, people flock to Vieng market in Nam Dinh province to pray for a prosperous and lucky new year.

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Vietnamese Court Examination

Vietnamese Court Examination

11/22/2016 - 18:22

(VOVworld) - Vietnamese Teacher's Day is an annual celebration held on November 20 to honor the contribution of teachers nationwide. On such a special occasion, we want to tell you the story of traditional education in Vietnam with the hope of bringing you a backwards-looking but fresher understanding of those traditional values. The story of traditional education and the precious...

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Tran Quoc Pagoda among world’s most beautiful pagodas

Tran Quoc Pagoda among world’s most beautiful pagodas

11/3/2016 - 9:39

(VOVworld)- Tran Quoc Pagoda of Hanoi was named one of the world’s 16 most beautiful pagodas by the Daily Mail, a British newspaper.

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Visiting Keo pagoda in Thai Binh province

Visiting Keo pagoda in Thai Binh province

9/9/2016 - 15:22

(VOVworld)- Keo pagoda is famous for its unique wooden structure, which represents Vietnam’s ancient architectural style.

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Wednesday August 24, 2016

Wednesday August 24, 2016

8/26/2016 - 10:44

(VOVworld) - This week, we got an email from Arvid Husdal, a 49-year-old radio enthusiast from Kristiansand in the far south of Norway. He said his hobby is Dx-listening and monitoring the shortwave and medium radio communications of far away stations from across Europe and other parts of the world.

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Exhibition of archaeological findings at Thang Long Royal Citadel

Exhibition of archaeological findings at Thang Long Royal Citadel

6/17/2016 - 14:48

(VOVworld)- An exhibition space inside the National Assembly building has been open to the public since May 2016. It is considered the first archeological museum in Vietnam and displays precious artifacts from the Thang Long royal citadel.

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“Hoa Lu thi tap” Epic Poem collection recognized the world's only version

“Hoa Lu thi tap” Epic Poem collection recognized the world's only version

5/5/2016 - 18:41

(VOVworld) – The World Records Union granted a certificate for the only version in the world for Hoa Lu Epic, a collection of 121 poems written by Prof. PhD Hoang Quang Thuan, President of the Institute of Telecommunication Technology under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

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First Quang Chieu Zen ceremony held in Hue Festival

First Quang Chieu Zen ceremony held in Hue Festival

5/2/2016 - 16:02

(VOVworld)- The Vietnam Buddhist Shangha’s Thua Thien Hue branch and the 2016 Hue Festival organizers held the first Quang Chieu Zen ceremony in Hue city on Sunday night.

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Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hanoi’s Old Quarter

4/1/2016 - 15:12

(VOVworld)- Hanoi's Old Quarter has a long history and represents the eternal soul of the city. Although the Old Quarter is often called the "36 Old Streets," there are actually more than 36 streets. In the 15th century, skilled craftsmen began migrating to the Old Quarter, and guilds were formed by craftsmen from the same village.

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Vinh Nghiem pagoda recognized as special national relic site

Vinh Nghiem pagoda recognized as special national relic site

3/20/2016 - 14:58

(VOVworld) – Vinh Nghiem pagoda in Bac Giang province received the recognition of a special national relic site on Sunday. Vinh Nghiem Pagoda was built in the 11th century under the Ly dynasty.

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Visiting Kien So Pagoda on early days of the New Year

Visiting Kien So Pagoda on early days of the New Year

2/11/2016 - 11:15

(VOVworld) - Located on the left bank of the Duong River, Kien So pagoda is part of the Phu Dong relic site, 15km to the northeast of Hanoi.

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Vietnam’s cultural integration

Vietnam’s cultural integration

1/8/2016 - 14:54

(VOVworld)- Vietnam became a member of the ASEAN Community on December 31st, 2015. This creates a chance for Vietnam to further promote cultural integration and its cultural identity.

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Large-scale architectural traces discovered at Thang Long citadel

Large-scale architectural traces discovered at Thang Long citadel

12/16/2015 - 11:18

(VOVworld) - Archaeologists have found traces of large-scale architectures dating back from the Tran dynasty (1225-1400) at the Thang Long Royal Citadel.

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Seoul exhibit spotlights China’s illicit island reclamation

Seoul exhibit spotlights China’s illicit island reclamation

11/30/2015 - 16:47

(VOVworld) - A photo exhibit on China’s illegal construction of artificial islands in the East Sea opened at Kyung Hee University, a renowned school in Seoul on Sunday.

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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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Vietnam National Museum of History

Vietnam National Museum of History

8/29/2014 - 23:08

(VOVworld) – The Vietnam National Museum of History, with its French architectural style, is one of the most attractive museums in Asia. It contains a large collection of valuable objects depicting Vietnam’s history of construction and defense.

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Ancient Vietnamese ceramic statues

Ancient Vietnamese ceramic statues

8/8/2014 - 16:07

(VOVworld)- Vietnamese people began making ceramic statues thousands of years ago. Ceramic statues are decorative and are also used in worshiping rituals. Ancient Vietnamese statues are diverse in terms of materials, glazing and purposes of use. An exhibit of ancient Vietnamese ceramic statues is on display at the National History Museum introducing visitors to the historical, aesthetic and cultural values...

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Thang Long Royal Citadel

Thang Long Royal Citadel

8/8/2014 - 16:01

(VOVworld) – Thang Long Royal Citadel is closely associated with the history of Hanoi. Over a thousand years old, this site is one of the priceless historical and cultural values ​​of Vietnam. In 2010 it was included on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

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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...