“Going to the field” festival in Quang Ninh province

Lam Dong was the most popular destination for tourists in the region, attracting 78.34% of total visitors to the whole region, according to the Steering Committee for Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) Region. Lam Dong has designed diverse tourism products such as mountain and lake exploration, adventurous tourism, and agricultural tourism. Dak Lak province came second in the number of tourists, thanks to unique attractions such as elephant riding, rowing a dugout canoe in Lak River, Don Village, and gong performance by ethnic minority artists. Along with promoting its strength in diverse terrain and rich culture heritage of ethnic minority groups, the Central Highlands region is also investing in building tourist sites and expanding transportation system serving tourism. Currently, the Lien Khuong international airport in Lam Dong has been operational with a capacity of more than 2 million passengers per year. It is serving 27 flights each day. The region is also actively promoting its tourism sector through coordination with media and travel agencies at home and abroad. However, the Steering Committee for Central Highland Region assessed that tourism revenue still modest.  The committee suggested that regional localities develop new and unique tourism products in agriculture, forestry and culture, while fostering regional connectivity to attract more visitors.... [read more]

A corner of Golden Valley in Da Lat city (Photo: VNA)    Dak Lak (VNA) – Central Highlands localities have welcomed nearly 1.9 million visitors since early this year, a rise of 9 percent year on year, with tourism revenue of over 2.9 trillion VND (127.57 million USD), up 14 percent. Lam Dong was the most popular destination for tourists in the region, attracting 78.34 percent of total visitors to the whole region, according to the Steering Committee for Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) Region. Lam Dong has designed diverse tourism products such as mountain and lake exploration, adventurous tourism, and agricultural tourism. Dak Lak province came second in the number of tourists, thanks to unique attractions such as elephant riding, rowing a dugout canoe in Lak River, Don Village, and gong performance by ethnic minority artists. Along with promoting its strength in diverse terrain and rich culture heritage of ethnic minority groups, the Central Highlands region is also investing in building tourist sites and expanding transportation system serving tourism. Currently, the Lien Khuong international airport in Lam Dong has been operational with a capacity of more than 2 million passengers per year. It is serving 27 flights each day. The region is also actively promoting its tourism sector through coordination with media and travel agencies at home and abroad. However, the Steering Committee for Central Highland Region assessed that tourism revenue still modest. The committee suggested that regional localities develop new and…... [read more]

Vientiane, July 18 (VNA) – The Vietnam tourism culture days began in Vientiane on July 17 as part of activities to celebrate the 55th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Laos (September 5, 1962) and 40 years of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977).  Vietnam’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said the Vietnam tourism culture days in Laos and vice versa are held annually aiming to strengthen bilateral solidarity and cooperation.  Laos Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdala said the important event marked the Vietnam-Laos Year of Friendship and Solidarity, which manifests the solidarity between the two countries’ Parties, States and peoples.  Visitors can enjoy a photo exhibition featuring land, people, natural heritage sites and tangible and intangible cultural heritage recognised by UNESCO in Vietnam, as well as a music and dance performance on the relations between Vietnam and Laos and a tourism promotion workshop.  The same day, the fourth Vietnam-Laos people-to-people exchange festival opened in Vientiane, with Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone in attendance.  He highlighted the traditional friendship between the two countries which was founded by Presidents Ho Chi Minh, Kaysone Phomvihane and Suphanuvong.  Despite complex regional and global complicated, the relations between Vietnam and Laos have thrived, he said, adding that the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation is a historical document.  Chairman of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association Tran Van Tuy said the celebration of…... [read more]

NDO – A wide range of activities took place on July 17 in celebration of the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties(September 5, 1962-2017) and 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977-2017). A ceremony was held on July 17, at the Lao National Cultural Hall, to open the ‘Vietnamese Culture and Tourism Days in Lao’in Vientiane, with the attendance of Vietnamese Politburo member and National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong; and Lao Politburo member and Chairman of the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee Saysomphone Phomvihane. As part of the event, there will be an exhibition featuring 60 photos on the landscape, culture and people of Vietnam, particularly focusing on the natural, tangible and intangible cultural heritages that have been recognised as world heritagesites. Nearly 100 posters and photos on major cities, as well as traditional festivals in Vietnam, will also be introduced to the Lao people and international visitors. In addition, Vietnamese tourism products, pottery, lacquer works, traditional musical instruments and Ao Dai (traditional long dresses) will be showcased during the exhibition. The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communication also held an exhibition of 500 book titles of varying themes: society, science, literature, history and children. The books feature the lands and people of Vietnam and Laos, as well as the long-standing friendship and solidarity that have existed between the two countries over the past 55 years. Vietnamese traditional art performances and a tourism promotion programme will…... [read more]

The event themed “Itinerary connecting Phuong Nam (southern region) cultural heritages” will include a lot of activities, such as week of cai luong (Vietnam's southern folk music and stage performance), the 88th death anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's father - Junior Doctor Nguyen Sinh Sac, a green agricultural products trade fair, handicraft village exhibition, Vietnamese high-quality products fair , Mekong Delta – Dong Thap Industrial Trade Fair 2017, food fair and other entertainment activities. Dong Thap received more than 1.6 million visitors, including over 40,000 international tourists and earned a revenue of VND300 billion from the beginning of this year to date, up 40 percent from last year  The event is an opportunity to promote investment and images of the land and people of Dong Thap to visitors at home and abroad, as well as enhancing the development of the provincial tourism industry. Province's destinations have recently attracted many travelers, such as the revered Nguyen Sinh Sac grave site, Xeo Quyt relic, Gao Giong ecological tourist area, Tram Chim National Park, Go Thap Archaeological Area, Sa Dec flower village, Huynh Thuy Le's ancient house. An eco-friendly tour has been launched at Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong District. Visitors will enjoy a 12km-long route on electric car and a solar-powered boat in 35 minutes. Tram Chim National Park was recognized as World Ramsar Site in 2012. It is spread over an area of 7,313 hectares and has abundant flora and fauna species with over 130 species of…... [read more]

A ceremony was held at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Ha Noi on July 13 to officially open the ASEAN Festival, as part of activities to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN (August 8). The event features the active participation and response of embassies and representatives from ASEAN members, creating conditions for the member nations to enhance close coordination for a diverse and united ASEAN community. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said that over the past 50 years, ASEAN has experienced many stages of development and overcome many difficulties and challenges to enhance cohesion and become the successful ASEAN community it is today. The bloc continues to strengthen relations via the three main pillars of Politics-Security, Economics, and Culture-Society to affirm the position and prestige of a leading regional organisation, he added. The Minister also emphasised that the ASEAN Festival aims to introduce the process of formation and development of the land, people and culture of ASEAN member countries. The three-day festival will feature a wide variety of activities, including an introduction of ASEAN’s establishment and progress over the past half century; a display of postage stamps depicting the ASEAN Community; an exhibition of artistic photographs on the land, people, climate change and ethnic groups in the ASEAN bloc; an exhibition of press photos on ASEAN; in addition to screenings of documentary films and reports on the culture of ASEAN countries. …... [read more]

Hanoi, July 14 (VNA) - Central Thanh Hoa province’s intangible heritages – Tro Chieng Festival and Sing and Dance under Bon Tree Festival - are being recorgnised as national culture intangible heritages by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.  The Tro Chieng Festival is considered the most anticipated festival in Thanh Hoa, which is being held since the rule of the Ly Dynasty. The founder of the festival is General Trinh Quoc Bao, who served during the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong (1054-1072) and is credited with defeating the Chiem Thanh (Champa) invaders.  To prepare for the fight against the invaders, who used elephant troops, the general ordered his soldiers to build bamboo elephants to practice with. During the battle, bamboo elephants which were glued with fireworks attached to them were burned, helping to defeat the invaders’ troops.  A martial arts game with bamboo elephants was reproduced at the festival to welcome the coming of spring in 1068 and was held by villagers of Trinh Xa village, Yen Dinh district.  Currently, the villagers hold the festival on January 10-12 of the lunar calendar. The festival is organised on a large scale with many folk games and cultural activities, including a paper elephant fighting competition, in which groups of men hoisting paper elephants attempt to topple each other.  The Sing and Dance under Bon Tree Festival originated from Thanh Hoa province’s Thai ethnic group. It is held to pay respects to people,…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Central Thanh Hoa Province’s intangible heritages - Tro Chieng Festival and Sing and Dance under Bong Tree Festival - are being recorgnised as national culture intangible heritages by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Colourful culture: Tro Chieng Festival is held from January 10-12 of the lunar calendar in Thanh Hoa Province.  The Tro Chieng Festival is considered the most anticipated festival in Thanh Hoa, which is being held since the rule of the Ly Dynasty. The founder of the festival is General Trinh Quoc Bao, who served during the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong (1054-1072) and is credited with defeating the Chiem Thanh (Champa) invaders. To prepare for the fight against the invaders, who used elephant troops, the general ordered his soldiers to build bamboo elephants to practice with. During the battle, bamboo elephants which were glued with fireworks attached to them were burned, helping to defeat the invaders’ troops. A martial arts game with bamboo elephants was reproduced at the festival to welcome the coming of spring in 1068 and was held by villagers of Trinh Xa Village, Yen Dinh District.  Currently, the villagers hold the festival on January 10-12 of the lunar calendar. The festival is organised on a large scale with many folk games and cultural activities, including a paper elephant fighting competition, in which groups of men hoisting paper elephants attempt to topple each other.  The Sing and Dance under Bong Tree Festival originated from Thanh Hoa Province’s Thai ethnic…... [read more]

Tro Chieng Festival is held from January 10-12 of the lunar calendar in Thanh Hoa Province. (Photo: ttptntthanhhoa.gov.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Central Thanh Hoa province’s intangible heritages – Tro Chieng Festival and Sing and Dance under Bon Tree Festival - have been recorgnised as national culture intangible heritages by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The Tro Chieng Festival is considered the most anticipated festival in Thanh Hoa, which is being held since the rule of the Ly Dynasty. The founder of the festival is General Trinh Quoc Bao, who served during the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong (1054-1072) and is credited with defeating the Chiem Thanh (Champa) invaders. To prepare for the fight against the invaders, who used elephant troops, the general ordered his soldiers to build bamboo elephants to practice with. During the battle, bamboo elephants which were glued with fireworks attached to them were burned, helping to defeat the invaders’ troops. A martial arts game with bamboo elephants was reproduced at the festival to welcome the coming of spring in 1068 and was held by villagers of Trinh Xa village, Yen Dinh district. Currently, the villagers hold the festival on January 10-12 of the lunar calendar. The festival is organised on a large scale with many folk games and cultural activities, including a paper elephant fighting competition, in which groups of men hoisting paper elephants attempt to topple each other. The Sing and Dance under Bon Tree…... [read more]

NDO – A ceremony was held at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi on July 13 to officially open the ASEAN Festival, as part of activities to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN (August 8). The event features the active participation and response of embassies and representatives from ASEAN members, creating conditions for the member nations to enhance close coordination for a diverse and united ASEAN community. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said that over the past 50 years, ASEAN has experienced many stages of development and overcome many difficulties and challenges to enhance cohesion and become the successful ASEAN community it is today. The bloc continues to strengthen relations via the three main pillars of Politics-Security, Economics, and Culture-Society to affirm the position and prestige of a leading regional organisation, he added. The Minister also emphasised that the ASEAN Festival aims to introduce the process of formation and development of the land, people and culture of ASEAN member countries. The three-day festival will feature a wide variety of activities, including an introduction of ASEAN’s establishment and progress over the past half century; a display of postage stamps depicting the ASEAN Community; an exhibition of artistic photographs on the land, people, climate change and ethnic groups in the ASEAN bloc; an exhibition of press photos on ASEAN; in addition to screenings of documentary films and reports on the culture of ASEAN countries. At the ceremony,…... [read more]




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