Vinh Phuc works to lure tourists

The northern province of Vinh Phuc is striving to offer more services to tourists from inside and outside the country, who are expected to arrive in droves during the forthcoming peak season. The province has upgraded its facilities at tourist destinations to attract more visitors to see its striking landscapes and enjoy its rich cultural tradition. Street vendors and beggars hassling visitors have been banned. Endowed with natural resources and a mild climate all year round, the province's … [Read more...]

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Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway section opens to traffic

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(VOV) - A section of the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway linking Hanoi with Vinh Phuc temporarily opened for public use on December 27. Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway pass open to public Final bids for Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway get the go-ahead Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway to be built The more than 26km-long section has four main lanes and two emergency stopping shoulders. The bidding package was constructed by the Korean company POSCO E & C at a total cost of more than VND2.5 trillion. This is the Noi … [Read more...]

People come together to clean up the environment

Volunteers are called to join hands with Buddhists and students to help clean up the environment in scenic Tay Thien - Vinh Phuc, about 80km east of Ha Noi. The event, co-organised by the Vinh Phuc Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Tay Thien Phu Nghi Pagoda, aims to raise public awareness on the need to protect the environment. The clean-up will start from 8:30am and last until to 5pm this Sunday. Specific activities will be assigned by the organising committee. For further … [Read more...]

Tibetan Buddhist masters to lecture, pray in Vietnam

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Gyalwa Dokhampa (right) and his root teacher Gyalwang Drukpa Leading Tibetan Buddhism masters from India and Bhutan are visiting Vietnam for lectures and prayers this month. Among the delegation is Gyalwa Dokhampa, one of the international regents for Gyalwang Drukpa - head of independent Tibetan Buddhism school Drukpa. The 32-year-old's April 7-27 will see him lecturing and holding prayers at major pagodas in Hanoi, the nearby Phu Tho and Vinh Phuc Provinces, Hue, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh … [Read more...]

Thousands flock to Tay Thien Festival

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A palanquin procession at the festival ( Image: vanhoa.vinhphuc.gov.vn ) Nhan Dan - Thousands of visitors and pilgrims flocked to the opening ceremony of the 2013 Tay Thien festival in the northern province Vinh Phuc on March 26 (the fifteenth day of the second lunar month). A variety of events were staged at the festival, including a palanquin procession, incense offerings at the Thong and Thuong temples, banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) and banh day (round glutinous rice cake) making … [Read more...]

Tay Thien – Vinh Phuc 2013 Festival opens

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(CPV) - On March 26, thousands of tourists from across the nation flocked to the land of Buddhism to join the Tay Thien Festival 2013 in Vinh Phuc Province. The Tay Thien Festival commemorates the merit of Mother Lang Thi Tieu. She gathered troops and horses to help the Hung Kings fight the enemy and defend the country, teach people to cultivate rice and build a peaceful country. Thus, she is worshipped all year round. Tay Thien, part of the primeval forest system of Tam Dao National Park, … [Read more...]

Tourism exhibition held in Vinh Phuc

At the Fair ( Image: VNA ) The 2013 Tourism Promoting Exhibition and Red River Delta Provinces Fair was inaugurated in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on March 22. Over 100 pavilions from departments of culture, sports and tourism, tourism and trade-tourism promoting centres in Hanoi, Vinh Phuc and Hai Phong city can be found at the event. A variety of goods from the Vietnamese craft village association and other traders are also on display. The exhibition coincides with the 2013 Tay … [Read more...]

Tay Thien prepares for 2013 festival

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(CPV) - Being part of the Vinh Phuc Tourism - Culture Week 2013 and the National Tourism Year in the Red River Delta and Hai Phong, this year's Tay Thien Festival will open on March 26 and is expected to attract numerous local people and tourists from nationwide. The event involves solemn ritual ceremonies imbued with national character. It will include announcing ceremony, procession ceremony and incense offering ceremony. The announcing ceremony will take place on March 21 and the procession … [Read more...]

New Year festivals bustle

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(VOVworld)- It's has long been popular for Vietnamese people to attend festivals and visit pagodas to pray for good luck after the Tet holiday. Many travel companies have introduced attractive pilgrimage and festival tours. Festivals in Vietnam are diverse. Folklore researchers have counted more than 500 major festivals scattered throughout the country. These span the four seasons, but most of them take place in spring. The festivals reflect the richness of Vietnamese culture and attract … [Read more...]

Red River seeks tourists by the boatload

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Sombre ceremony: The Death anniversary of the Hung Kings (Gio to Hung Vuong), the Vietnamese festival to worship Hung Vuong, attracts many visitors to Hung Temple in Viet Tri City annually. It has been a public holiday in Viet Nam since 2007, celebrated on the tenth day of the third lunar month. — VNA/VNSPhoto Minh Quyet … [Read more...]