1. Hanoi: The heart of Vietnam Major tourist attractions: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam) renowned as the first national university of Vietnam), both recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as World Documentary Heritages; Thang Long Imperial Citadel (a UNESCO-recognized World Cultural Heritage); the Old Quarters, Pen Tower (Thap But), Sword Lake (Ho Guom), One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot), Truc Bach Lake, the Opera House, and the National Library. Special foods: Pho (noodle soup), bun cha (noodle with grilled pork), La Vong fried fish (cha ca La Vong) served with noodle, other kinds of noodle soup including bun thang and bun oc, West Lake shrimp cake, Vong Village green rice flakes, and Hang Duong Street poached spiced dried fruits, among others. Cultural activities: UNESCO-recognized intangible cultural heritages: The Giong Festival at the Phu Dong and Soc temples, tug-of-war … [Read more...] about Where to go and what to do in Vietnam
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Festival presents Japanese TV series The J-Series Festival in HCM City will introduce the Japanese TV series at the Nguyễn Du Gymnasium on December 17. Japanese actor Hayami Mokomichi and actress Atsuko Maeda, who are popular with Vietnamese audiences, will meet with local fans during the event. Vietnamese pop stars Sơn Tùng M-TP and Đông Nhi will also perform. The festival will open at 6 pm at 116 Nguyễn Du Street in District 1. HCM City to celebrate a 90's Christmas A Christmas party featuring 90s music will be held at Piu Piu in HCM City on December 25. The show will include hip hop, dance, pop and rock music performances by DJ Skullz and New York-based duo Adrienne Mack-Davis and feleciazruz. The event will begin at 9 pm at 97 Hai Bà Trưng Street in District 1. Master chef offers class for food bloggers Two-star Michelin chef Alain Dutournier - "principal conductor" of La Table du Chef in Hà Nội--will share his passion for culinary creation as well as his amazing … [Read more...] about What’s On This Week
Flute Recital with Le Thu Huong Sat 18 Jun 2016, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a solo flute recital with Le Thu Huong. Graduating from the Vietnam National Academy of Music in 2001, Le Thu Huong is one of the most prominent Vietnamese flutists. Former student of the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D at the University of North Texas, USA. She participates regularly as a soloist or tuttiste in many international music festivals in Japan, USA, Britain, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Returning to L'Espace, Le Thu Huong is accompanied by some musicians with whom she concocted this "fantasy summer" and of course "flûtistique"… Artists: Flute: Le Thu Huong Invited artists: - Violon: Nguyen My Huong - Marimba/Xylophone: Doan Mai Huong - Piano: Tran Thai Linh Program "SUMMER FANTASY" Pierre-Octave Férroud (1900-1936): Trois pièces (flute solo) 1. Bergère Captive 2. Jade Toan-Yan (La fête du double cinq) Georges Hue (1858-1948): … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JUNE 1-15 (DAILY UPDATE)
The new Outlook hits the newsstands today, and the spotlight this month is on the nation's economy as the world emerges from recession. Leading off the cover features in an in-depth analysis written by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in which he summarises the current dilemma facing economic policymakers. When the global financial crisis struck in 2008, Viet Nam was in the grip of inflation. Shifting gears on the fly, the Government rapidly shifted its policy emphasis from controlling prices to stimulating growth and consumer spending, as well as keeping the banking system afloat. The centrepiece of the Government's economic stimulus package was a subsidised interest loan programme that pumped capital through the banking system into the hands of businesses, spurring production. The result was one of the few economies in the world during the global recession to see positive growth in GDP. Dung lays out a five-step programme to further stimulate growth in 2010 without slipping back into … [Read more...] about What’s the Outlook for the economy?
The Ba Na tourist festival 2005 will be held in Ba Na - Suoi Mo area over three days in mid May. This will be an important event of the Danang tourism promotion program. The festival aims to publicise Danang, call for tourism investment, speed up the socio-economic development in the city's western area, and develop ecological tours of Ba Na Resort. It will also impress tourists with an image of an annual festival. Traditional bai choi music, culinary arts and folk games will also be organised. Especially, this will be the first time musical troupes from ethnic districts of Danang, Quang Nam and Thua Thien - Hue will perform, along with professional artists. Many programs are expected to be televised. All performances will be more attractive than the previous ones thanks to the cooperation of a prestigious general director. There will be paragliding from Ba Na peak. According to the Ba Na Resort Management Board, these new features will diversify cultural activities of the … [Read more...] about What attracts you to Ba Na Festival 2005?