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Quang Binh to popularise tourism in Hanoi

A cultural and tourism promotion programme “Quang Binh in the land of Hanoi” will be launched in Hanoi’s downtown on March 25, as part of effort to advertise the central province’s culture and tourism potentials to Hanoians and foreign visitors, heard a press conference in the capital city on March 16.

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VITM 2017 to open in Hanoi

Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) Hanoi 2017 with the theme of “Hanoi – The Destination of Vietnam in 2017” will take place from April 6-9, at Hanoi International Centre for Exhibition (I.C.E), 91 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi.

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Love Party Exhibition in Hanoi

Twenty Vietnamese flower artisans are displaying original floral installation works at a “Love Party” exhibition in Hanoi to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Recreating old Tet in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

To preserve and honor the typical cultural values of the traditional Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year Festival), Management Board of Hanoi’s Old Quarter organizes the program “Vietnamese Tet” from 19 January to 12 February 2017.

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Japanese pottery exhibition to open

A travelling exhibition featuring Japanese pottery will be held at the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi from November 18. >>TRIEU KHUC FESTIVAL >>HUONG PAGODA FESTIVAL – AN OLD-AGED CUSTOM IN HANOI Exhibition information   The event titled “Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns” will run until December 4 at the museum located on 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc street. It is organised by the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam. Activities Japanese pottery exhibition introduces the works of a total of 35 artists active in seven major traditional kiln sites in Japan. They differ in orientation, including some who carry on a long tradition of pottery production while pursuing ever-richer standards in their craft and others who seek to create individualistic works exploring new forms. Japan has traditionally produced a large amount of ceramic works. The Japanese pottery exhibition introduces outstanding works by young artists who are carrying on the kiln tradition in areas with distinctive styles, such as Arita, Karatsu, Hagi and Bizen, as well as Kyoto, Kutani, Seto, Mino and Mashiko. All the artists show immense potential and will be leaders of the next generation of ceramic art in Japan. The theme of the […]

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Trieu Khuc Festival

>>HUONG PAGODA FESTIVAL – AN OLD-AGED CUSTOM IN HANOI >>BIG CROWDS IN FULL MOON FESTIVAL Trieu Khuc Festival Honoring: Phung Hung Location: Big Temple, Trieu Khuc village, Tan Trieu, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi. Time: 10th-12th – first lunar month Feature: Dragon Dance, Flag dance. In the point of 8th km of Hanoi – Hoa Binh road, turn 300m to the right is Trieu Khuc village, Tan Trieu district, Thanh Tri, Hanoi. Long time ago, this village is specialized in producing flat palm hat with fringes. It is also famous for embroider and sewing with excellent technique. Otherwise, Khuc village has more than 10 handicraft types and the trading occupation; therefore, the people in Khuc villages have a quite comfortable life. However, the special feature is in the way Khuc people live, shown in the way they create the landscape of the village. The village is small but they pave the way with beautiful bricks which are contributed annually from the marriages. This is the traditional rule which is still kept until now. The festival is carried on in the mutual house. There are two houses in the village: Sac Temple and Big Temple. The later is the main house with […]

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Why is Vietnamese wine special?

When we say that Vietnam is warming with reds these days, we aren’t making a political statement, of course. We’re talking about Vietnamese wine. With the easing of government restrictions, both commercial and cultural, the past ten years have seen a welcome increase in wine importing and awareness. You can now find a good quality Bordeaux in most upscale and many mid-range restaurants or chic wine bars and shops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Nevertheless, while international wines are making headway, the most interesting vintner we find on the market are local contenders. >> HUONG PAGODA FESTIVAL – AN OLD-AGED CUSTOM IN HANOI >> TYPICAL HMONG PROPOSAL: PULLING WIFE An authentic Vietnamese wine (rice alcohol) Alcohol has been called spirit because it symbolizes for men willingness in the old time. Besides tea, plain rice alcohol is also offered respectfully on the ancestor altar in rituals or ceremonies to show deep gratitude such as wedding parties, ground – breaking, Tet holiday… Vietnamese also drink alcohol to celebrate joy to reduce sadness or wish for blessings. However, the way Vietnamese drink alcohol is worth mentioning. Unlike Western countries where bigger cups or glasses are frequently used, buffalo – eyed cup is more preferred to […]

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Huong pagoda festival – an old-aged custom in Hanoi

Across the country, the first month of the lunar year is considered the month of festivals. This is the time for the most unique festivals of Vietnam such as Huong Pagoda Festival (Perfume Pagoda), Yen Tu… >> TYPICAL HMONG PROPOSAL: PULLING WIFE >> BIG CROWDS IN FULL MOON FESTIVAL Huong Pagoda Festival in Hanoi The most famous spring festivals in Vietnam, Vietnam culture, Vietnam tradition, vn news, Vietnam beauty, news Vietnam, Vietnam news, Vietnam net news, vietnamnet news, vietnamnet bridge Together with Bai Dinh and Yen Tu Pagoda Festival, Huong Pagoda Festival is among the greatest Buddhist festivals in northern Vietnam. Huong Pagoda Festival plays an important role in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people in general and Vietnamese Buddhists in particular. Huong Pagoda is located in My Duc District, 70 kilometers away from Hanoi to the south. This festival lasts for three months from the first to the third month in Lunar Calendar. In fact, the official opening day for the festival is on the 6th day of the first Lunar month. According to folklore, once upon a time, there was a beautiful and kind-hearted princess named Dieu Thien—the third daughter of King Dieu Trang, Huong Lam Kingdom. However, at the age […]

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Typical Hmong proposal: Pulling wife

Sapa is known as a highland town which is famous for the naturally breathtaking landscapes and the unique traditional customs. Today, we will become a tour guide to take you to Sapa and find out one of the most cultural characteristics of Hmong people, which is pulling wife or “wife catching”. >> BIG CROWDS IN FULL MOON FESTIVAL >> FREE WI-FI IN HANOI The reason of pulling wife custom of Hmong people Pulling wife has long been considered as a specific culture of the Hmong people in marriage. The boys will find the girl who they love and drag her to his house to become his wife. It is said that the pulling wife is an effective solution for many couples who cannot get married because the girl’s parents do not agree or the boy does not have enough money for their wedding. The pulling wife process Pulling wife is usually taken place in spring when the weather is mild and things reproduce. When a Hmong people fall in love, they will arrange to have a date in a particular place such as in the forest, on the road or in a market place. In the designated day, the boy secretly asks […]

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Big crowds in full moon festival

A guide to the places that shine the brightest under the full moon. On the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Calendar month (15 September), the little rocky sphere that orbits the earth will be at its roundest, something it’s been delivering at the same time every month since humans first figured out the pattern. Those from the West may be familiar with its alternate name, the harvest moon. Many Asian cultures refuse to let the bright night slip just as a natural phenomenon, celebrating it on a scale that rivals and somewhat resembles Halloween. Here in Vietnam, the importance of ‘Trung Thu’ is only surpassed by that of ‘Tet’, the Lunar New Year, and has evolved to get the unofficial Children’s Day title. But unlike ‘Tet’ when everyone heads home, Hanoi has arguably become the valley of festivities where residents of its own and of neighboring cities flow to for a taste of the Mid-Autumn. Hanoi-based reporters at VnExpress have traveled a Hanoi already full of moon cakes to show you where to make the best out of the days. >> FREE WI-FI IN HANOI >> VIETNAMESE COSTUME – CLOSEST LOOK TOWARDS THE DIVERSE CULTURE Walking under the moon in the […]

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