The provincial Vietnam National Father front committee: Presenting and congratulating the Buddhism dignitaries of Tuy An, Dong Xuan district

Vice chairwoman of Vietnam national Fatherfront in Phu Yen province, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thuy (left), congratulating the Buddhist Monk Thich Tinh Man

On the occasion of Buddha’s Birthday-Solar Calendar 2016, in the morning of May 15th, Vice chairwoman of Vietnam National Father front in Phu Yen province, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thuy visited and presented gifts to congratulate the Venerable Thich Chuc Phat, deputy head of the Committee Board of Phu Yen provincial Buddhism Unit, Abbot of Tay Thien pagoda (Tuy An district), Monk Thich Tinh Man, head of the Committee Board of Dong Xuan District Buddhism Unit, Abbot of Long Hung pagoda (La Hai townlet, Dong Xuan district). Comrade Nguyen Thi Thuy congratulated the dignitaries and Buddhist compatriots on the locality ajoyful, peaceful and happy Buddha’s Birthday Season and wished the Buddhists, monks to develop the tradition of being patriotic, being the companion with the local government, making positive contributions to actively preserving the cause of constructing the great solitary of the nation, enhancing the socio-eco development, preserving the national defense-security, … [Read more...]

Vinh Phuc awards certificates of two special national relic sites

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam awards the Decisions recognising the Tay Thien site and the Binh Son Tower as special national relic sites

The Hanoitimes - The northern province of Vinh Phuc held a ceremony to receive certificates recognising the Tay Thien site and the Binh Son Tower as special national relic sites on March 14. On behalf of the Prime Minister (PM), Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam awarded the Decisions recognising the Tay Thien site and the Binh Son Tower as special national relic sites to Vinh Phuc province and two districts of Tam Dao and Song Lo. Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Tri affirmed that these newly-recognised special national relic sites highlighted their great cultural values, bringing opportunities for the localtity's socio-economic, culture and tourism development. The 11-storey Binh Son Tower, which was built during the Ly – Tran dynasty from the 11th to the 13th century, is located in Binh Son village, Tam Son town, Song Lo district. The tower originally had 15 storeys but four upper storeys were destroyed with time. This is the highest terracotta brick tower … [Read more...]

Honouring Vietnam’s top 10 outstanding youths on March 21

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The Hanoitimes - The Youth Union’s Central Committee said at the press conference on March 14, the top 10 Outstanding Vietnamese Youth awards 2015 will be honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi Friendship Palace on March 21. Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) will organise a ceremony to mark the 85th anniversary of the union, the 20th anniversary of Outstanding Vietnamese Youth awards, and present the top 10 Outstanding Vietnamese Youth awards 2015 in Hanoi on March 21. The outstanding Vietnamese Youth awards have honoured nearly 200 excellent youngsters since 1996. The HCMCYU awards will be presented to 10 prominent people under 35 years old who stood out in scientific research, production, business operation, defence, security and order, culture, arts, sports, social affairs and other voluntary activities in 2015. The HCMCYU awards will be presented to 10 prominent people under 35 years old who stood out in scientific research, production, business operation, defence, … [Read more...]

Social News 16/3

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Hoi An International Food Festival opens The Hoi An International Food Festival "Taste the World", the first of its kind, opened at An Hoi sculpture garden on March 14, attracting 12 chefs from 12 countries worldwide. During the week-long event, the chefs will demonstrate their cooking skills at 12 local restaurants, namely Cargo club, Morning Glory, Inflame club, Mango I, Mango II, Rice Drum, Seafood Garden, Vinh Hung, Seedlings, Mangorooms, Tam Tam and Hai café. The participating restaurants will be decorated and themed to the countries of the visiting chefs, who will prepare traditional dishes from their respective countries. The festival, a new tourism product of Hoi An in 2016, is expected to bring the local cuisine to countries and territories worldwide, thereby popularising the city, its land and people. The ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam was a renowned international trade port in the 17th century where ships from Japan, China, and European … [Read more...]

Vinh Phuc has two more special national relic sites

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A ceremony was held in the northern province of Vinh Phuc to receive certificates recognising the Tay Thien site and the Binh Son Tower as special national relic sites. Crowds gather at the Tay Thien festival (Source: VNA) The Tay Thien site locates in Dai Dinh Commune, Tam Dao District, 75km northwest Ha Noi. It spans 148 hectares on the Thach Ban Mountain within the Tam Dao range. The site is known for its ancient religious buildings, such as pagodas, temples, as well as beautiful forests, streams, waterfalls and grottoes. It is said to be a cradle of Vietnamese Buddhism, and also a place for worshiping Mother Lang Thi Tieu, who made great contributions to national defence, peace and agricultural development during the era of the Hung Kings. The complex received the status of national relic site in 1991. It has become one of the key tourism sites of the province. The 11-storey Binh Son Tower is located in Binh Son Village, Tam Son Town, Song Lo District. Built during the Ly … [Read more...]

Tay Thien-Tam Dao recognised as special national relic

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam handing over the certificates to the province's leaders. Photo: vnexpress.net

PANO – The Vinh Phuc provincial People’s Committee on March 14th held a ceremony in Vinh Yen city to receive certificates recognizing Tay Thien-Tam Dao historical and scenic relic and Binh Son tower as special national relic sites.Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the event. Located on Thach Ban Mountain in the Tam Dao Mountain Range in Tam Dao district, Tay Thien is well-known for its tranquil and sacred atmosphere. The highlight of the site is the temple to worship Mother Lang Thi Tieu, Hung King’s sixth wife, who helped the king defeat invaders and taught the people how to grow rice. Other temples, such as Chan Tien, Thien An, Phu Nghi, Dong Co, Tay Thien, Thuong Tay Thien, and Thong are also tourist attractions. In 1991, Tay Thien site was recognised as a national relic site and its sub-projects were newly built or upgraded to become a centre for cultural activities and festivals. Binh Son Tower in Tam Son town, Song Lo district with a unique … [Read more...]

Vinh Phuc: Honouring Certificates to two special national relics

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(Cinet)- On March 14, in Vinh Phuc provincial People’s Committee officially organized the certificate ceremony for some special national relics namely the Tay Thien site and the Binh Son Towerin Vinh Phuc province. Participating into the event comprises vice-PM Vu Duc Dam, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Dang Thi Bich Lien and people in Vinh Phuc province. Tay Thien, a famous beauty community imprinted the footprint of the sincere people who respect the Buddha and the Mother. Besides of the thought "Going to Buddha, coming to Mother", so many people from different regions go to a land named Tay Thien to enjoy the fairyland, the name first heard it sounds like a truth and fiction. In the Buddhist term, a noun "Tay Thien" or "Tay Truc" in the literal sense means "West Sky" pointing Indian country (a nation in West Asia)-where Sakyamuni born to created Buddhism. Binh Son Tower is the highest one. Its pen name is Vinh Khanh Pagoda or The Pagoda (in … [Read more...]

10 outstanding young people given prizes for their contributions

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10 good citizens were given prizes for their excellent achievements and contributions in the fields of studies, scientific researches, labor and production, enterprise management, public security and order, culture and social and charitable activities. In a press brief held yesterday in Hanoi, the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union, Tien Phong Newspaper and the Vietnam Young Talent Support fund announced its activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the prize. Afterwards, the organizer gave prizes to good citizens. Since 1996, the Communist Youth Union annually has launched this event to give prizes to excellent young people under 35 who have had great achievements in the above mentioned-fields. So far, in 20 years, the prize has honored 200 excellent young people including 172 young people dominated from young communist unions, organizations under the Communist Union, newspaper and agencies. The prize- giving ceremony will take place on March 21 in the Friendship … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s 2015 top 10 outstanding youths to be announced

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union said that top 10 2015 Outstanding Vietnamese Youth awards will be unveiled on March 21 - Photo: cpv.org

The top 10 2015 Outstanding Vietnamese Youth awards will be unveiled at a ceremony celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) on March 21, according to the youth union’s central committee. The HCMCYU awards will be presented to 10 prominent people under 35 years old who stood out in scientific research, production, business operation, defence, security and order, culture, arts, sports, social affairs and other voluntary activities in 2015. The 10 awardees were chosen from 20 outstanding contestants, narrowed down from 172 profiles introduced by numerous organisations and agencies. The remaining 10 will receive awards for being the young promising faces of the year. The awards have honoured nearly 200 excellent youngsters since 1996. A forum on outstanding youths, and trips to the Hung Kings Temple Relic Site and Tay Thien tourist attraction are also scheduled. Source: VNA … [Read more...]

Spring walk in tranquil places (Part2)

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(Cinet)- The North plays a role of the cradle of Buddhism in Vietnam. The followings are some beautiful and unique temples, the tranquil places for sightseeing tours and exciting new things in early spring. 3. An Tam Truc Lam Zen Monastery An Tam Truc Lam Zen Monastery is located in Tay Thien relic area, Dai Dinh Commune, Tam Dao district, Vinh Phuc province. Althought the Zen monastery is settled right next to famous Tay Thien Truc Lam, this place brings a touch of quiet, not bustle and crowd. The monastery is considered as where the all the Buddhist nuns concentrated. Besides the outstanding representative of the extensive monastery, it is impressed by 19-meter-length lying Buddha statue above, 6 additional landscapes reconstituted the journey in searching of truth of the Buddha, scenes from the Siddhartha Gautama Prince was born until Buddha entered nirvana, which has created below. 4. Tay Phuong Temple In the Mac dynasty, the temple is constructed on the Cau Lau … [Read more...]

Most beautiful monastery in Vietnam

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VietNamNet Bridge – Set atop Tay Thien Mountain in Vinh Phuc Province, 85km west of Hanoi, the Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery offers serene surroundings with majestic all-inspiring views and is a wonderfully refreshing place to visit.It was constructed in 2005 over the ruins of the ancient Thien An Thien Tu Pagoda using that ancient pagoda's original flooring Its architecture is splendidly reflective of ancient Buddhist architecture related news An attraction for visitors to Vinh Phuc Ten "cool" destinations in the summerAncient pagodas around Hanoi’s West LakeVOV … [Read more...]

Government recognises for additional 11 special national relic sites

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The Hanoitimes - The Prime Minister recently decided to regconise special national relic sites for an additional 11 historical, architectural and archaeological relics nationwide. According to the dicision, the list of the new relics includes: 1. Con Moong Cave and surrounding relics (in the central province of Thanh Hoa). The cave boasts one of the thickest cultural layers in Southeast Asia, indicating the constant development of human beings throughout the ages. 2. Hang Gon Ancient Tomb (in Long Khanh town, in the southern province of Dong Nai). The tomb is the oldest and biggest tomb in Vietnam still intact today. 3. Duong Long Tower, an ancient Champa structure (in Tay Son district, in the central province of Binh Dinh). The tower is a complex of three towers, located on a hill in Tay Binh commune, Tay Son district. 4. Binh Son Tower (in Song Lo district, northern Vinh Phuc province). The unique building was erected during the Ly – Tran dynasty from the 11th … [Read more...]

11 special Vietnam national relic sites recognised

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An additional 11 historical, architectural and archaeological relics nationwide have been listed as special national relic sites following a decision by the Prime Minister. The list of the new relics is as follows: 1. Con Moong (beast) Cave and surrounding relics in the central province of Thanh Hoa According to the Vietnam Archaeology Institute, Con Moong Cave in Thach Thanh district was discovered in 1975 and extensively explored after that. The cave boasts one of the thickest cultural layers in Southeast Asia, indicating the constant development of human beings throughout the ages. 2. Hang Gon Ancient Tomb in Long Khanh town, southern Dong Nai province. 3. Duong Long Tower - an ancient Champa structure in Tay Son district, central Binh Dinh province Duong Long Tower is a complex of three towers. It is located on a hill in Tay Binh commune, Tay Son district. The towers narrow towards the top and end in blooming lotuses. Duong Long Cham Tower is considered "strange" due … [Read more...]

Additional 11 special national relic sites recognised

VGP – The PM on December 23 decided to add another 11 historical, architectural and archaeological relics nationwide to the lists of special national relic sites. The list of the new relics is as follows: 1. Con Moong (beast) Cave and surrounding relics in the central province of Thanh Hoa; 2. Hang Gon Ancient Tomb in Long Khanh town, the southern Dong Nai province; 3. Duong Long Tower – an ancient Champa structure in Tay Son district, the central Binh Dinh province; 4. Binh Son Tower in Song Lo district, the northern Vinh Phuc province; 5. Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Yen Dung district, the northern Bac Giang province; 6. Tran Thuong Temple in Ly Nhan district, the northern Ha Nam province; 7. Nguyen Binh Khiem Temple in Vinh Bao district, the northern Hai Phong city; 8. Dien Bien Phu Relic Site, the northwestern province of Dien Bien; 9. Ta Thiet Military Base in Loc Ninh district, southern Binh Phuoc province; 10. Cu Chi Tunnels in Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh … [Read more...]

Another 11 special national relic sites recognised

Hanoi, December 24 (VNA) – An additional 11 historical, architectural and archaeological relics nationwide have been listed as special national relic sites following a decision by the Prime Minister. The list of the new relics is as follows: 1. Con Moong (beast) Cave and surrounding relics in the central province of Thanh Hoa . According to the Vietnam Archaeology Institute, Con Moong Cave in Thach Thanh district was discovered in 1975 and extensively explored after that. The cave boasts one of the thickest cultural layers in Southeast Asia , indicating the constant development of human beings throughout the ages. 2. Hang Gon Ancient Tomb in Long Khanh town, southern Dong Nai province. The tomb was discovered by a French engineer in 1927 and represents ancient culture dating back 2,500 years ago. It is the oldest and biggest tomb in Vietnam still intact today. 3. Duong Long Tower – an ancient Champa structure in Tay Son district, central Binh Dinh province … [Read more...]

Exploring “Back to the roots” tourism

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TITC – On 23 November 2015, Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) organized a famtrip to explore "Back to the roots" tourism in some northeast provinces. The delegation at Hung Lo communal house (Photo: Huong Le/TITC) On the first day, the delegation visited Truc Lam An Tam and Truc Lam Tay Thien monasteries (Vinh Phuc Province), Hung Temple historical site and Hung Lo ancient village (Phu Tho Province). In Hung Lo Village, the delegation enjoyed Xoan singing performances by artisans and students and also learnt how to make delicious traditional peanut candies. The famtrip took place from 23 – 27 November 2015. This was an opportunity for tour operators to explore local tourism products, boost linkage of tourist sites and routes; also for media agencies to promote local tourism potentials. Hong Nhung … [Read more...]

VNAT to organize famtrip on developing “Back to the roots” tourism

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(TITC) - From 23 to 28 November 2015, Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will organize a famtrip to explore tourist sites in Ha Noi, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Bac Ninh, in an effort to develop "Back to the roots" tourism in the North. Tan Trao Temple (Tuyen Quang) (Photo: The Phi) This will be an opportunity for experts and tour operators to exchange information, experience, find solutions to strengthen linkage of tourist sites and routes, create new tourism products for domestic and international tourists; for media agencies to promote tourism potential of these localities. As scheduled, the famtrip delegation will explore the tourist sites including Thien Vien Truc Lam Tay Thien (Vinh Phuc Province); Hung Temple, Hung Lo ancient village (Phu Tho Province); Tuyen Quang Hydropower Plant, Uncle Ho’s Temple, Nguyen Tat Thanh’s Square, Police Museum, Tan Trao relic (Tuyen Quang Province); ATK Dinh Hoa, Duom Temple, Hang Pagoda (Thai … [Read more...]

Preparing for Document of special national relics

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(Cinet)- Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism had Document to send to People’s Committee in some provinces and cities to prepare for Document of special national relics. In detail, in Document No.1168/BVHTTDL-DSVH, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism proposed that Vinh Phuc Provincial People’s Committee direct some relevant agencies to study and collect some documents about history, science to establish the document at national special relics including Binh Son tower, in Tam Son, Lo river, Vinh Phuc province; Tay Thien landscape in Dai Dinh commune, Tam Dao district, Vinh Phuc province. In Document No.1169/BVHTTDL-DSVH, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism proposed that Binh Phuoc Provincial People’s Committee direct some relevant agencies to collect and study history and science to establish the document for special national relics. In Document No.1170/BVHTTDL-DSVH, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism proposed that Hai Phong city People’s … [Read more...]

Vinh Phuc: Tay Thien festival commences

Tay Thien festival, one of the major northern spiritual events, began on April 3, drawing a wave of people making pilgrimages to pray for a new year of good health, happiness, and prosperity. The festival is taking place at Tay Thien Site, spanning over 100 hectares within Tam Dao national park, which is dotted with beautiful forests, streams, waterfalls, grottoes and dozens of religious buildings, in Tam Dao district, Vinh Phuc province. It is held annually on the fifteenth day of the second lunar month to commemorate Mother Lang Thi Tieu, who made great contributions to national defence, peace and agricultural development during the era of Hung Kings. She is worshipped in Tay Thien Monastery and at 71 other temples and pagodas in the local area. According to Pham Quang Nguyen, Chairman of Tam Dao’s People’s Committee, ensuring security and protecting the environment are priorities of the organisers of this year’s festival. Price overcharge and begging are … [Read more...]