A trip back to traditions of Vietnam countryside Anh Thu By Anh Thu in HCMC Duong Lam Ancient Village is an ideal place where visitors can get an insight into a typical countryside lifestyle of the northern delta region in Vietnam with a banyan tree, water well and communal house, and a day in Duong Lam is like a trip back to traditions of the countryside. Located in Son Tay Town and nearly a two hour drive from the center of Hanoi, Duong Lam is said to have existed for around 1,200 years with many temples and communal houses in tact. The most special thing about the first ancient village to be recognized as a national relic is hundreds of old houses made of wood and laterite, a popular building material in the area, 400 years ago. To visit Duong Lam, you need to buy entrance tickets at Mong Phu Gate by a huge, ancient banyan tree. A day in the ancient village is enough for normal tourists but those who want to further explore and experience the lives of locals in a typical rural … [Read more...] about A trip back to traditions of Vietnam countryside
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On the 16th of November, the provincial Fatherland Front Committee held a traditional meeting to celebrate 77th founding anniversary of Vietnam National United Front (November 18,1930 - November 18, 2007) After reviewing the tradition of Vietnam National United Front, now renamed Vietnam Fatherland Front, Ms Nguyen Thi Kim Lien- Member of Provincial Standing Committee of the Party and the Chairperson of the Provincial Fatherland Front- said that in 2007 people from all walks of life in the province had been eager to take part in the movements of patriotic emulation and made contributions to provincial socio-economic achievements. As for charity and social work, from the beginning of 2007 up to now, Through Provincial Fatherland Front and Unions, the whole province built and handed over 818 houses of compassion worth over VND8.8 billion. Besides, the Fatherland Front committee at all levels mobilized people to contribute billions of Vietnam dong to support flood victims and … [Read more...] about Ceremony to mark the 77th Anniversary of Vietnam National United Front (November 18,1930 – November 18, 2007): Renovate the operating mode and further enhance the great national unity bloc.
Truong Binh Quyen, a Vietnamese-Spaniard, and his family are known for their contributions to promoting the image of Vietnam in Spain. At the Mijas International Fair, the Quyens often opens a stall, the only Vietnamese stand, to introduce Vietnam to international friends. Mijas is a famous tourist city in Spain. Thus, a stall decorated with the brilliant national flag of Vietnam, nice conical hats, sophisticated fine arts and handicraft products and Vietnamese scripts, helps warm up overseas Vietnamese's hearts. That special stall has been present at such a fair seven years in a row. Regarding the Mijas International Fair, Quyen shared that this fair drew the participation of more than 20 nations with different cultures. Acknowledging that the fair was a good chance to promote images of Vietnam, Quyen decided to take part in it since 2005. A miniature of Vietnam at the fair attracts a number of tourists. The unique stall showcases various traditional products, such as lacquer … [Read more...] about OVs help promote image of Vietnam in Spain
President Truong Tan Sang welcomes Overseas Vietnamese to the Homeland Spring programme (Photo: VNA) NDO - Nhan Dan reporters recap the thoughts and emotions of Overseas Vietnamese who have returned to the country to attend the annual 'Homeland Spring' programme and welcome the traditional Lunar New Year 2015. Le Trung Kien, a 50-year old OV in Ukraine: Believing in the future development of the country Although I have traveled a lot, I always feel touched whenever arriving at Noi Bai airport. Like other expats, the more I travel, the more I miss my homeland. Such emotions give me more motivation to live, work and dedicate myself. Returning to Vietnam this time, I see that our country has many changes, particularly in infrastructure. In the past to return to my hometown in Yen Bai province I had to navigate walking along the poor conditions of the rugged roads, but now cars drive everywhere on new sealed roads. I’ve also seen many new tall buildings. Our country is changing … [Read more...] about Proud and touched by significant developments of Vietnam
In the morning of December 22nd, at Dien Hong Cultural House (Tuy Hoa city), the provincial Party Committee, the provincial people’s council, the PPC, Vietnam National Fatherfront in Phu Yen province solemnly organized the meeting to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishing day of Vietnam people’s army (December 22nd, 1944-December 22nd, 2014), 25th anniversary of the day for entire population national defense (December 22nd, 1989-December 22nd, 2014) and donated the Badge of Heroes of the people’s armed forces (AF) to some individuals. Addressing at the ceremony, on behalf of the Provincial Party Committee,the provincial people’s council, the PPC, Vietnam National Fatherfront in Phu Yen province, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Dao Tan Loc, emphasized: in the past 70 years, under the Party’s leadership, the attentive care and support of ministries, organizations, collectives from the central government and localities, the care, … [Read more...] about Solemn meeting on the 70th anniversary of the establishing day of Vietnam people’s army