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General Vo Nguyen Giap's central role in Vietnam’s victories

General Vo Nguyen Giap's central role in Vietnam’s victories

8/23/2016 - 16:30

(VOVworld) – A seminar about General Vo Nguyen Giap and Vietnam’s revolution was held in Hanoi on Tuesday prior to the General’s 105th birthday anniversary, August 25. Participants discussed General Vo Nguyen Giap’s life and revolutionary career.

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Vietnam International Fashion Week to be held in Hanoi

Vietnam International Fashion Week to be held in Hanoi

8/22/2016 - 16:17

(VOVworld) - Numerous Vietnamese and international designers will gather at the Vietnam International Fashion Week, to be held in Hanoi for the first time from November 1-6.

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Xam Singing – A unique traditional music genre in Viet Nam

 Xam Singing – A unique traditional music genre in Viet Nam

8/19/2016 - 16:55

(VOVworld) - “Xam” singing is a traditional art form which originated in Vietnam’s northern regions. As its deep lyrics narrate daily life stories, the art form has been considered to be the nation’s delicate cultural item, and has become an important part of the Vietnamese people’s spiritual life. For a long time, the art-form fell into oblivion and faced a...

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Traditional folk music program “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”

Traditional folk music program “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”

8/15/2016 - 15:45

(VOVworld) – Ca Trù (Vietnamese ceremonial singing), Chau Van (Vietnamese ritual singing), Xam (a form of unique traditional folk singing), Luc Cung Hoa Dang (Lanterns Dance) and many other folk melodies from Vietnam’s Northern Delta Region have been restored, performed and introduced to audiences through a program called “Ha Thanh, 36 Old Quarters”.

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Nung’s New Year celebration and the meal to chase away bad luck

Nung’s New Year celebration and the meal to chase away bad luck

8/10/2016 - 16:11

(VOVworld) – Like many other ethnic groups, the Nung’s New Year festival is the biggest event of the year. They perform several rituals to say farewell to the old year and welcome the new year. In this edition of Colorful Vietnam - Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, we introduce the Nung Phan Sinh’s New Year celebration and their meal to chase...

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More than 2,000 people join blood donation festival

More than 2,000 people join blood donation festival

7/17/2016 - 16:07

(VOVworld) – More than 2,000 people joined a blood donation festival, which was held in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa province, on Saturday.

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Wednesday July 12, 2016

Wednesday July 12, 2016

7/14/2016 - 18:56

(VOVworld) - Northern Vietnam is in the middle of its summer, which is also the rainy season. Here in Hanoi, we are experiencing intervals of extremely hot days and torrential rains.

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Vietnamese cuisine promoted in India

Vietnamese cuisine promoted in India

7/4/2016 - 16:26

(VOVworld) - A Vietnamese cuisine promotion event was held by the Embassy of Vietnam at Trident Gurgaon Hotel in Haryana State, India, on Saturday.

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Economic development in the Mekong Delta adapting to climate change

Economic development in the Mekong Delta adapting to climate change

6/29/2016 - 17:23

(VOVworld) – Climate change has negatively impacted the Mekong Delta, a region that contributes 15% of Vietnam’s GDP. A forum named “Prosperous and Climate Resilient Mekong Delta" was convened on June 27 to call for international support for the Mekong Delta to overcome sea level rise and other climate change challenges. The participants suggested Mekong Delta provinces improve regional connection...

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hails support for Mekong Delta

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hails support for Mekong Delta

6/27/2016 - 18:31

(VOVworld) – The 2016 Mekong Delta Forum, entitled “Committed to a Prosperous and Climate Resilient Mekong Delta”, took place in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to discuss solutions to the critical challenges climate change posed to the region.

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Hanoi’s culinary attraction

Hanoi’s culinary attraction

6/18/2016 - 16:41

(VOVworld) – Hanoi has long been an attractive destination for its scenic spots, historical and cultural sites, and unique cuisine. In 2012 the Asia Record Organization recognized 12 Vietnamese dishes in the food category of Asian values. They include 3 dishes from Hanoi: Pho, Bun Cha, and Bun Thang. Recently the Telegraph selected Hanoi as one of the world’s best...

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Vietnamese goods week successful in France

Vietnamese goods week successful in France

6/13/2016 - 17:19

(VOVworld) - The 3rd Vietnamese goods week themed “Honoring Vietnam”, was recently held in the French city of Lyon, attracting nearly 100 French trade agencies and firms and 20 Vietnamese businesses.

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The Nung ethnic group

The Nung ethnic group

6/13/2016 - 0:00

(VOVworld) – The Nung have about 1 million people, ranking 7th in population among Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. They live in all 63 provinces of Vietnam, but mainly in northern provinces of Lang Son, Cao Bang, Bac Can, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, and Tuyen Quang. The Nung have a long history of development and many age-old, unique customs have been...

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The 16-String Zither - Traditional Vietnamese Musical Instrument

The 16-String Zither - Traditional Vietnamese Musical Instrument

6/3/2016 - 18:51

(VOVworld) - Viet Nam is home to 54 ethnic groups, each with its own customs and traditions. Those groups have created a variety of traditional musical instruments, which have played an important role in Vietnamese people’s lives. The many types of musical instruments found in Vietnam include "monochord zither", "moon-shaped two-string lute", and “pear-shaped lute with four strings”. One of...

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Obstacles to resolving migrant crisis

Obstacles to resolving migrant crisis

6/2/2016 - 14:45

(VOVworld)- The UN Human Rights Council announced on Wednesday that at least 700 migrants died and many more went missing in the Mediterranean over the past few days. Meanwhile, the EU is still seeking a solution to the migrant crisis.

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Vietnam’s ethnic culture shines in the Czech Republic

Vietnam’s ethnic culture shines in the Czech Republic

5/29/2016 - 17:02

(VOVworld) – More than 30 ethnic troupes from 18 countries have showcased their cultural diversity at a festival in Prague, the Czech Republic.

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NATO Parliamentary Assembly meeting addresses challenges

NATO Parliamentary Assembly meeting addresses challenges

5/29/2016 - 16:39

(VOVworld) - The NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Spring session opened on Saturday in the Albanian capital, Tirana, to discuss the alliance's response to a variety of challenges ahead of a summit in July. Top on the agenda were the tough viewpoint of Russia toward Ukraine, the fight against terrorism and the migrant crisis. The declaration urges NATO leaders to strengthen collective...

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Intensive farming on terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai

Intensive farming on terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai

5/26/2016 - 15:51

(VOVworld) – In the past due to a backward farming tradition, Mong people in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai province, had limited yields from their terraced fields. In recent years, the living conditions of the Mong ethnic group there have greatly improved thanks to the application of intensive farming, the support of local administrations, and the involvement of agricultural experts.

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Viet Tan: terrorist and reactionary nature

Viet Tan: terrorist and reactionary nature

5/20/2016 - 9:02

(VOVworld) - In order to deceive the overseas Vietnamese community, Hoang Co Minh founded the organization "Vietnam Reform Revolutionary Party" - referred to as Viet Tan - to conduct hostile activities against Vietnam with the ambition of overthrowing the people's administration in Vietnam.

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Con Son pagoda reflects Vietnamese soul

Con Son pagoda reflects Vietnamese soul

5/12/2016 - 22:14

(VOVworld)- The Con Son relic site in Chi Linh district, Hai Duong province is closely associated with many well-known Vietnamese figures such as Tran Nguyen Dan, Huyen Quang and Nguyen Trai, a national hero and world cultural figure. The highlight of the relic site is Con Son pagoda, which reflects Vietnam’s historical, cultural and religious value. Vinh Phong reports

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Wednesday August 24, 2016

Wednesday August 24, 2016

(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...

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Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam