A view of Xuân Hương Lake in Đà Lạt City. — VNS Thanh Hải Thu Vân One of my favourite children’s books growing up was Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House. The story features a personified house in the countryside, sat upon a hill surrounded by fields, allowing the house to see the sun rise every day and starts twinkle every night. But as the years go by, the stars are blocked by skyscrapers as the area becomes a city, making the house very sad. I was reminded of this story when authorities of Lâm Đồng Province recently announced plans to revamp downtown Đà Lạt City. According to the plans, the Hoà Bình Theatre, built in 1929 in the heart of the city, will be demolished to make room for a shopping centre. Đà Lạt Market will be rebuilt into an area with a traditional market, a square and pedestrian streets. Xuân Hương Lake area will … [Read more...] about Nostalgia is more than just a good feeling
Why heritage day is important
Viet Nam News Minh Thu HÀ NỘI — Protecting cultural assets and creating spaces for community activity were some solutions given during the Cities of the Future and Heritage Preservation conferences, organised in the framework of Italian Design Day (IDD) 2019. This year, the Italian Embassy hosted IDD on March 20 and 21. Vietnamese and international architects, experts and businesses offered suggestions on how to preserve and promote the values of Hà Nội and cities in the world. The main event of IDD took place at the UNESCO-recognised Imperial Citadel in Hà Nội. Experts discussed how urban development and cultural heritage can be combined to build a smart city of the future, which would also generate and sustain tourism. Italian Ambassador to Việt Nam Antonio Alessandro said design is an essential component of the Italian culture and way of living. He also introduced architect Michele De Lucchi, Ambassador of Italian Design 2019. … [Read more...] about Heritage and development go hand in hand: experts
In an interview granted to Nhan Dan (People) Weekly Newspaper, he shared that for him, every art programme is arranged like a dream during which the audience will forget their hardships in life and be able to live in their own dream. Question: How can you touch the hearts of an audience who can’t understand your language of art? Director Tuan Le: There are certain similarities in culture and human behaviour among nations around the world. Of course, we cannot forcefully integrate the similarities in our artworks, we must do it in a delicate way. For example, the Teh Dar show is inspired by the indigenous culture of the Central Highlanders, but it goes beyond that to tell a story of tribes in many other countries and continents, not only limited in Vietnam. If Teh Dar is not introduced as a Vietnamese show, no one will know about this. That is why Teh Dar has universal appeal. It is said that running for traditional culture is a current trend in today’s life, what do you … [Read more...] about Director Tuan Le: Vietnamese culture is a vast repertoire for the arts
The Hanoitimes - Featuring the untouched white sand of Bai Khem beach, idyllic sunsets, breathtaking scenery and favorable weather year-round, Phu Quoc is the emerging star of Vietnam’s tourism scene. Hanoi and Phu Quoc among the best destinations in Vietnam for western tourists Phu Quoc among world’s most popular places to visit in 2019 Pacific World names Phu Quoc among best destinations to look out for Travel Daily Media, a fast-growing online community dedicated to informing, connecting, and developing the world’s travel industry professionals, has listed five reasons why Phu Quoc will be the next big meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE) destination. Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province, Vietnam. A balance between the established and the secluded, the area is a national park, the hotel itself is a destination are a few of the reasons the article gives Phu Quoc visitors to take an adventure trip. The writer suggested Phu Quoc … [Read more...] about Why Phu Quoc will be the next big MICE destination?
Despite being made of old containers, the rooms there do not make the guests feel the heat or roughness thanks to its heat-proof design and surrounding rows of trees. — VNA/VNS Photo Võ Dung Viet Nam News There is an unusual place people can stay at near the Phong Nha Kẻ Bàng Cave. It is a place that offers accommodation in old containers. It’s called the Why Not Hostel. The property it is on also has beautiful gardens. by Võ Thị Dung If you want to try some new and unusual accommodations while travelling, spending a night at a hostel made from discarded containers might be the choice for you. Why Not Hostel is the first lodging facility of this kind in the central province of Quảng Bình, home to the world-famous natural heritage site Phong Nha Kẻ Bàng Cave. With unique design and decorations as well as an environmentally friendly atmosphere, the hostel has become a favourite choice of accommodation … [Read more...] about Hostel with a difference