Since 2014, foreign visitors to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the National Museum of Vietnamese History in Hanoi have received free tours from a group of Vietnamese youngsters, who help them explore the sites as well as the land and culture of Vietnam.
Located about 8 km from the centre of the capital city of Hanoi, Trieu Khuc Village launches its spring festival on the 9 th day of the first lunar month of each year. The focal points of Trieu Khuc Village’s festival are the two communal houses, i.e. Dinh Sac and Dinh Dai, the former housing the imperial honours conferred on the village genie by different dynasties and the latter, a little bigger, being the place of worshipping Bo Cai Dai Vuong Phung Hung as the titulary genie (the 8th century). The Trieu Khuc Festival is held on the 9th to the 11th days of the first lunar month of the year. On the 9th day, the villagers solemnly gather at Dinh Sac to celebrate the ceremony of “Nhap Tich” (Naturalization), praying for permission to launch the festival from Bo Cai Dai Vuong. The procession parades from Dinh Sac to Dinh Dai, with a palanquin demonstrating the imperial robe of Emperor Phung Hung. The rituals that take place at Dinh Dai are called “Te Hoan Cung”. The participants all wear attires made from the fabrics woven and embroidered with great sophistication by the villagers themselves. Amidst the festive atmosphere, the village […]
Buffalo Sacrifice Festival is an annual festival taking place in the Central Highland (Tay Nguyen) of Vietnam. Being held from the twelfth lunar month of the previous year to the third month of the next year, Buffalo Sacrifice Festival is the most prominent cultural activity among ethnic minority community in their dear wishes for a prosperous harvest and happy life. To prepare for the ceremony, young men will go into the forest and cut down four big trees. Then, they will carve special patterns and motifs which represents the spiritual culture, mysterious terrain and unique beliefs there. On the festive day, people set up these four pillars at four corners of an empty ground. As the sound of Gongs and drums emerges, a buffalo was led to the centre of the ground and tied to the Gingga Pillar in front of the Communal House. At about 4 PM, young men in the village wearing colorful shirts named “Blan” start playing Gongs and drums. People at all ages gather at the Communal House garden and cheerfully talk to each other. The chair of the ceremony is an elder in the village called “Riu Yang”. Riu Yang stands next to the tied […]
Bai Dinh Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Vietnam, is famous not only for its size but also for housing a 100-ton bronze Sakyamuni Buddha statue and 500 stone Arhat statues Bai Dinh pagoda Bai Dinh Pagoda Roughly 90 kilometers south of Hanoi, Trang An sits nestled amid the glorious limestone cliffs, forested mountains, and lakes of Ninh Binh Province. We took a rowboat through the area to discover Trang An’s stunning scenery. The huge green mountains shone back up at us from the clear blue water below. As we paddled, we couldn’t help but feel taken in by the romantic chorus of songbirds and oars gently stirring the water. The boat carried us through many lakes, studded on all sides by inviting cave grottos. We must have passed through 50 caves, each one a grinning maw of bright stalactites. Toi (Dark) Cave stretches 315 meters back into the mountain – the deepest in Trang An. Large limestone outcrops looming at the entrance and exit give the cave a surreal, mystical feel. Other grottoes like Sang (Light), Ba Giot (Three Drops) and Son Duong (Chamois) are also famous attractions. In fact, the 2,000-hectare Trang An Tourist Site is endowed with nearly […]
Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO-recognised world natural heritage site in the central province of Quang Binh, has become a favourite destination of domestic and foreign tourists. After visiting the cave, many people recognised its irresistible magic, saying that this is really the most beautiful wonder of the Creator on earth. Thien Duong was labelled the world’s most beautiful and magnificent cave when it was discovered by scientists from the British Cave Research Association in 2005. Located in the middle of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, about 4 km west of the Ho Chi Minh Road, the cave, which is believed to be formed hundreds of millions of years ago, is surrounded by underground streams and rocky mountains. Thien Duong Cave is 30-100m wide, with the widest point measuring 150m. With a length of over 36 km, it is considered the longest dry cave in Asia. Thien Duong cave After crossing an old forest, visitors see the entrance to the cave shaded by century-old trees and are then dazzled by the mysterious beauty of stalactite pillars, each dozens of metres in diameter, and grandiose rock arches, which are works made by the […]
Blockers (2018) HD Director : Kay Cannon. Writer : Jim Kehoe, Brian Kehoe. Producer : Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jon Hurwitz, James Weaver, Hayden Schlossberg, Chris Fenton. Release : March 14, 2018 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Hurwitz