Hanoi’s Liberation celebration: 60 Thanh Giong Statues presented

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The eighty-centimeter gilded bronze sculptures weigh 60-65kg each (Photo: anninhthudo.vn) … [Read more...]

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Eight Vietnamese activities honoured as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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(Cinet)- Numerous kinds of music and festivals in Vietnam have attracted many local and foreign visitors. There are eight cultural activities that have been recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). … [Read more...]

Eight Vietnamese activities recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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Besides beautiful landscapes that attract many local and foreign visitors, people can also find a rich, long-standing culture with numerous kinds of music and festivals in Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Workshop enhances some cultural values of the Giong festival

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(Cinet)- A workshop discusses about the preservation of cultural values of the Giong festival and promote the festival-based sustainable tourism development was organized in Hanoi on June 23. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 24/6

Chefs in Shanghai for Bocuse d'Or competitionUNESCO launches contest on public transport The UNESCO Centre for Culture and Education (UNESCO-CEP) has launched a photo contest to raise awareness among young people about the benefits of using public transport. The competition Cau Chuyen San Ga (The Station Story) targets professional and amateur photographers aged between 18 and 35 years old living in Vietnam. The station is seen as the departure point and destination of a journey, and the … [Read more...]

Workshop fosters UNESCO-recognised Giong festival’s values

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A workshop gather in Hanoi on June 23 to discuss the preservation of cultural values of the Giong festival and promote the festival-based sustainable tourism development. … [Read more...]

Young people to enthuse troops on Truong Sa

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union hopes to instill the spirit of Dien Bien Phu and the nation's traditional undauntedness in the face of threats in soldiers stationed in the Truong Sa Archipelago. Its "Ship for sea and islands" will leave from the city May 28 for the islands and DK1, an offshore lookout post, with 200 young people from the city who will carry for the soldiers a container of soil from A1 Hill in the Dien Bien Phu battlefield, a sculpture made by students at the College of … [Read more...]

Giong festival receives Special National Relic Certificate

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The Hanoitimes - Phu Dong Temple in the capital's Gia Lam district received a certificate recognising it as a special national relic site at a ceremony. According to cultural experts, the festivals held in Phu Dong Temple (where Saint Giong was born) and Soc Temple (where he ascended to heaven) are the most meaningful and notable, which have been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of mankind. … [Read more...]

French artist Patricia Kaas to perform in HCMC

Renowned French singer Patricia Kaas will give a solo performance for charity at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Theatre on May 19.

French artist to perform in HCMC "Kaas Chante Piaf" concert, organised by Poussieres de Vie - a non-governmental organisation (NGO), will provide an opportunity for audiences to listen to a series of famous singer Édith Piaf's songs covered by Kaas. … [Read more...]

Phu Dong temple honoured special national relic

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(Cinet)- Phu Dong Temple in the capital's Gia Lam district received Certificate for recognizing as a special national relic site at a ceremony on May 5. … [Read more...]

Phu Dong temple becomes special national relic

Phu Dong Temple in the capital's Gia Lam district received a certificate recognising it as a special national relic site at a ceremony on May 5. The place of worship was initially erected by King Hung Vuong VI before being rebuilt in the 11 th century by King Ly Thai To, the founder of the Ly dynasty, after he moved the capital city from Hoa Lu-Ninh Binh to Thang Long, present-day Hanoi. The temple is dedicated to a Vietnamese national saint, Thanh Giong, one of the four immortals in … [Read more...]

Five Ha Noi sites named special national relics

Speaking highly of the relics' importance to the city, Deputy Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc pledged that Hanoi will better preserve and restore them in the future.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam handed over to Ha Noi representatives certificates recognising five historic places in the city as special national relic sites at a ceremony held in the capital on February 22. The certificates, signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, recognise Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple complex, Tay Dang communal house, and the temples of Phu Dong, Hat Mon and Trung Sisters. The city also expects to receive further assistance from ministries, as well the … [Read more...]

Hanoi receives certificate recognising five historical places

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The Hanoitimes - On February 22, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam handed over to Hanoi representatives certificates recognising five historic places in the city as special national relic sites at a ceremony held in the capital The certificates, signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, recognise Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple complex, Tay Dang communal house, and the temples of Phu Dong, Hat Mon and Trung Sisters. Speaking highly of the relics' importance to the city, Deputy Chairman … [Read more...]

Hanoi receives five special historic places certificate

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The Hanoitimes - On February 22, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam handed over to Hanoi representatives certificates recognising five historic places in the city as special national relic sites at a ceremony held in the capital The certificates, signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, recognise Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple complex, Tay Dang communal house, and the temples of Phu Dong, Hat Mon and Trung Sisters. Speaking highly of the relics' importance to the city, Deputy … [Read more...]

Hanoi honoured 5 special national relics

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(Cinet)- Hanoi's People's Committee officially organized the honouring ceremony for 5 special national relics in Hanoi on the evening of February 22. The sites include the Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, which was built on a small island in the middle of the lake; Hai Ba Trung Temple in Me Linh, Hat Mon Temple in Phuc Tho suburban districts and Phu Dong temple in Gia Lam. Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake was boating on the lake when a Golden Turtle God surfaced and asked for the … [Read more...]

Five Hanoi sites named special national relics

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam handed over to Hanoi representatives certificates recognising five historic places in the city as special national relic sites at a ceremony held in the capital on February 22. The certificates, signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, recognise Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple complex, Tay Dang communal house, and the temples of Phu Dong, Hat Mon and Trung Sisters. Speaking highly of the relics' importance to the city, Deputy Chairman of the municipal … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 6/2

Tet festivals take place across Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc beat the drum to officially open the Bai Dinh pagoda festival on February 5 in the northern Ninh Binh province, praying for peace, happiness and prosperity. In the 1,000-year-old pagoda, King Dinh Tien Hoang who reigned in the 10th century built an altar to pray for favorable weather. In the 18th century, King Quang Trung chose this place for a ceremony to encourage soldiers ahead of a historic battle against the … [Read more...]

Tet festivals take place across Vietnam

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In the 1,000-year-old pagoda, King Dinh Tien Hoang who reigned in the 10 (VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc beat the drum to officially open the Bai Dinh pagoda festival on February 5 in the northern Ninh Binh province, praying for peace, happiness and prosperity. th century built an altar to pray for favorable weather. In the 18th century, King Quang Trung chose this place for a ceremony to encourage soldiers ahead of a historic battle against the Qing invaders. The festival … [Read more...]

Thanh Giong cartoon cinema opens

(VOVworld) - Thanh Giong cartoon cinema, the first of its kind in Vietnam will open on Sunday to serve children and cartoon lovers in Hanoi. Located on Tran Phu street, the 150-seat cinema will screen a number of popular Vietnamese cartoons such as Older and Younger Brother, the Bigger the Smaller, and the Lizard's Tail. … [Read more...]

Legend of horse and full gallop expected for 2014

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VGP - Among 12 animals symbolizing 12 years, horse, which is the astrological sign of 2014, is one of several ones most valued and utilized. A Vietnamese legend tells that after spitting fire to defeat An invaders, 'Phu Dong Thien Vuong' or 'Thanh Giong' (Saint Giong)'s iron horse flew into the sky. According to the Dai Nam national history book, in Gia Lam, Ha Noi, there was a three-year-old boy who was unable to talk and walk. One day, when hearing that the country was invaded by the … [Read more...]