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Hau Giang lantern village cheers mid-autumn fest

The lanterns made by the workshop have different shapes, colours and pictures, including cylinder, circle and cartoon characters. — Photo HẬU GIANG — Over the past eight years, Trần Thị Tuyết Minh and her husband Phạm Hữu Minh have not only set up stable work for themselves but also created jobs for many people ... Read More »

Through the lens: HCM City’s 3rd Ornamental Fish Festival attracts visitors

Water world: HCM City’s 3rd Ornamental Fish Festival, from September 20 to 24, is attracting numerous traders and enthusiasts. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp Viet Nam News Fifty booths featuring fish breeding equipment and 200 ponds for ornamental fish are on display at the third Ornamental Fish Festival. Organised by the HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC), the ... Read More »

Hương Pagoda recognised as special national relic site

Hà Nội authorities receive Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s decision on Wednesday honouring the Hương Sơn landscape complex, also known as Hương Pagoda,as a special nation relic site. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hương (Perfume) Pagoda in Hà Nội’s outlying district of Mỹ Đức has been named a special national relic site. The title ... Read More »

Huế holds lion dance festival for the first time

A lion dance performance during the competition in Huế. — VNS Photo Lê Huy Hoàng Hải Viet Nam News THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Ten troupes are attending a lion dance competition held in Huế. They included seven troupes from the host city and three others from Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Đà Nẵng. The troupes competed in the Mai Hoa Thung ... Read More »

Book on cải lương guru released

The cover of the 225-page book, Nữ Nghệ Sĩ Tiên Phong Năm Sa Đéc và Nghệ Thuật Sân Khấu Nam Bộ (Pioneering Actress Năm Sa Đéc and the Traditional Theatre of the South), published by HCM City General Publishing House to celebrate 100 years of cải lương (reformed opera) this year. — Photo courtesy of the publisher Viet Nam News ... Read More »

Champa stone found in the remote Huế commune

The yoni carved stone found by construction worker in Quảng Điền. — Photo courtesy of Công Cường Viet Nam News THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Construction workers in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế have excavated a stone block believed to be a Champa holy item. Labourers on Tuesday afternoon found the stone at a site in the province’s Quảng Thành Commune ... Read More »

Indian artist explores Vietnamese traditional material

Crossing borders: Artist Ruchika Wason Singh from India.—Photo courtesy of the artist. Viet Nam News A recent exchange camp hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism was attended by 22 artists from 11 Asian countries. Lê Hương chats with visual artist Ruchika Wason Singh from India about her work and her research on Vietnamese dó (poonah) paper. Trained as ... Read More »

Việt Nam wins Super Model International 2018

Super model Dương Nguyễn Khả Trang has been crowned Miss Super Model International 2018. — Photo Dương Ngọc Khả Trang’s Facebook Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese representative Dương Nguyễn Khả Trang triumphed over 29 other contestants to become the winner of Miss Super Model International 2018, which concluded on September 14 in Bangkok, Thailand. Trang, who is 1.79 ... Read More »

Vietnam Film Day held in Canada

A woman passes posters of two movies screened at the Vietnamese Film Day in Canada. VNA/VNS Photo Thúy Hà Viet Nam News OTTAWA — During the first Vietnamese Culture Week held in Canada between September 11 and 17, a Day of Vietnamese Films was held in Ottawa and Montreal. Addressing the opening of the day in Ottawa, Minister of Culture, ... Read More »