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Village well tells local spiritual life

Village well tells local spiritual life

3/23/2017 - 17:40

(VOVworld) – The village banyan tree, water well, and communal house yard have long been icons of the Vietnamese village. A banyan tree gives shade and a village well provides water for the villagers’ daily use. A communal house yard offers a place to conduct cultural activities and religious rituals. According to Vietnamese elders, water represents the source of vitality,...

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Iraqi forces gain more ground in Mosul

Iraqi forces gain more ground in Mosul

3/20/2017 - 16:35

(VOVworld) – Iraqi forces, with support from the US-led coalition, on Sunday advanced deeper into Mosul, liberating four more districts from the control of Islamic State militants.

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Vietnam’s northwestern culture converges at Dien Bien Ban Flower Festival

Vietnam’s northwestern culture converges at Dien Bien Ban Flower Festival

3/17/2017 - 17:54

(VOVworld) – March is the month when Ban (Bhauhinia) flowers bloom in Vietnam’s northwest and Dien Bien province organizes its Ban Flower Festival to honor, preserve, and promote local culture and boost its tourism.

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Dozens killed in air strikes on north Syria mosque

Dozens killed in air strikes on north Syria mosque

3/17/2017 - 16:31

(VOVworld) – At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Thursday in air strikes on a village mosque in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Japanese architect donates model of Vietnam’s ancient village gate

Japanese architect donates model of Vietnam’s ancient village gate

3/17/2017 - 16:23

(VOVworld) – The Hanoi Museum on Thursday received a model of the Mong Phu village gate created by Japanese architect Ejima Akiyoshi.

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Cultural heritage preservation combined with sustainable development

Cultural heritage preservation combined with sustainable development

3/17/2017 - 16:02

(VOVworld) – Vietnam boasts a diverse, rich culture of 54 ethnic groups. As Vietnam integrates internationally, preservation of its cultural heritage should be part of its sustainable development strategy.

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Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

Quat Dong embroidery craft village in Hanoi

3/16/2017 - 17:47

(VOVworld) - Located in Thuong Tin district, about 25 kilometers south of Hanoi, Quat Dong embroidery craft village is considered the cradle of embroidery in Vietnam with its brand name famous throughout the northern region and nationwide. Its reputation has remained strong since the 17th century.

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Duong Lam ancient village, “the land of two kings”

Duong Lam ancient village, “the land of two kings”

3/9/2017 - 17:10

(VOVworld) – Duong Lam ancient village in Son Tay Town lies 30 kilometers west of Hanoi along the Red River. The laterite village is famous as the cradle of the Red River Delta civilization and the home of two Vietnamese kings.

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Communal house linked to the village origin

Communal house linked to the village origin

3/3/2017 - 9:30

(VOVworld) – A Vietnamese village’s communal house is of symbolical significance and filled with historical stories illustrating villagers’ aspirations through carving features.

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RoK foundation to build new rural village in Hau Giang

RoK foundation to build new rural village in Hau Giang

3/2/2017 - 9:13

(VOVworld)- A delegation from the Saeumaul Globalisation Foundation (SGF) of the Republic of Korea discussed building a Vietnam-Korea village in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang during a working session with the provincial authorities on March 1.

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Palestinian municipal elections in West Bank only

Palestinian municipal elections in West Bank only

3/1/2017 - 16:54

(VOVworld) - Palestinian local elections scheduled for May will take place in the West Bank only and not in Gaza, the government announced Tuesday, scuppering hopes of the first vote in both territories in a decade.

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Visiting the Clay Cracker Festival in Hai Duong

Visiting the Clay Cracker Festival in Hai Duong

2/24/2017 - 16:19

(VOVworld) – Clay cracker, a traditional game that involves hurling clay crackers to produce noise, originated in Vietnam’s northern delta region. Clay cracker festival is organized in the spring to entertain locals and pray for a bumper crop.

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Attack on west Mosul: important stage to dislodge IS from Iraq

Attack on west Mosul: important stage to dislodge IS from Iraq

2/23/2017 - 17:04

(VOVworld) – The Iraqi army has entered a critical stage in its campaign to retake the western part of Mosul from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS). To dislodge IS from its last stronghold in Iraq will not be easy because of the density of the civilian population.

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Pagoda and village culture

Pagoda and village culture

2/23/2017 - 15:38

(VOVworld) – The Red River Delta is the cradle of the ancient Vietnamese wet rice civilization and culture. It is also the place where Buddhism was first introduced to Vietnam. Pagodas have been built in almost every village to worship Buddha.

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Yen Bai province, an alluring destination in the northwest

Yen Bai province, an alluring destination in the northwest

2/23/2017 - 0:00

(VOVworld)- Yen Bai province has become a tourist destination thanks to its beautiful unspoiled landscape and diverse culture. Over the past few years, the province has invested in upgrading roads and developed a variety of local tours.

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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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ASEAN Village shines at multicultural festival in Australia

ASEAN Village shines at multicultural festival in Australia

2/20/2017 - 18:42

(VOVworld) – Vietnamese land, people and culture were introduced to international friends at the ASEAN Village set up as part of a national multicultural festival in Australia last week.

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Prime Minister pays tribute to President Ho Chi Minh

Prime Minister pays tribute to President Ho Chi Minh

2/19/2017 - 15:38

(VOVworld) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc laid a wreath and offered incense to President Ho Chi Minh at the Kim Lien special national relic site in Nghe An province on Saturday afternoon.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2/17/2017 - 16:47

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 the couple involved but also for their entire families and it usually includes quite a few formal ritual observances.

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Ambassador promotes Vietnam’s Ao dai

Ambassador promotes Vietnam’s Ao dai

2/17/2017 - 16:24

(VOVworld) – Diplomat Pham Sanh Chau has initiated the idea of wearing Ao dai to promote Vietnamese traditional attire. Donning a black Ao dai and head covering, Chau amazed So villagers when he visited them in Quoc Oai district on the outskirt of Hanoi last month.

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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...