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Jeju tourism launches Thank you Việt Nam campaign

  Tourists enjoy summer walks on Jeju Island. Photos courtesy of Jeju Tourism Marketing Office HÀ NỘI — Jeju Tourism Marketing Office has launched a campaign entitled Thank Việt Nam to pay gratitude to Vietnamese doctors in fighting the pandemic. Participants should follow Instagram and upload a photo with a painted/pictured golden star expressing appreciation to Vietnamese doctors. They will receive gifts ... Read More »

Farmers work at night to avoid severe heat

It’s 2am in the rice field of Tam Hưng Commune, Thanh Oai District in the western outskirts of Hà Nội. The darkness overwhelms the immense space. Surrounding villages are still deep in sound sleep. Only the sounds of frogs and crickets echo in the field. Groups of farmers work in the field. The faint light from battery lamps on their ... Read More »

Photo exhibition reviews VN’s fight against pandemic

  A visitor looks at Nguyễn Á’s photo collection depicting the work of doctors at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases. — VNS Photo Minh Thu HÀ NỘI — Photos capturing the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic are on display at an exhibition in downtown Hà Nội. The exhibition is organised by the Việt Nam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) and the city ... Read More »

Brick tombs unearthed at school in Ninh Bình

NINH BÌNH — Archaeologists have discovered four places with traces of ancient brick tombs at a local school in the northern province of Ninh Bình, according to local authorities. A tomb unearthed in Gia Thuỷ Primary School in Ninh Bình. VNA/VNS Photo Thùy Dung Đinh Văn Đức, deputy chairman of Xuân Thuỷ Commune’s People’s Committee in Nho Quan District, confirmed ... Read More »

Hà Nội destinations put in the limelight

  Visitors experience tours and information of destinations in Hà Nội at the pedestrian zone. VNS Photo Minh Thu HÀ NỘI A programme to promote cultural and tourism destinations in the capital began yesterday at Lý Thái Tổ Garden area near Hoàn Kiếm Lake. The three-day event is being held by the Hà Nội Department of Culture and Sports, Hà ... Read More »

Louvre Abu Dhabi reopens after 100-day closure

  Louvre Abu Dhabi reopened on Wednesday. — AFP/VNA Photo  ABU DHABI — Visitors in masks and gloves returned to the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Wednesday as it reopened its doors after a 100-day closure under coronavirus restrictions. The usual paper maps were replaced with a phone app, thermal scanners were in operation and valet parking, a common service in the United Arab ... Read More »

Việt Nam movie audiences lap up musicals

  “Sky Tour” about singer Sơn Tùng M-TP recently took the film market by storm. Photo courtesy of Sơn Tùng M-TP HCM CITY Musicals and music documentaries have shown the potential to succeed at the box office in Việt Nam. Sky Tour about singer Sơn Tùng M-TP recently took the film market by storm though it was conceivably owed to his star ... Read More »

Cà Mau’s traditional sauce recognised as national cultural heritage

  The traditional craft of making ba khía (three-striped crab) sauce in Cà Mau Province has been recognised as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage. — Photo CÀ MAU — The traditional craft of making ba khía (three-striped crab) sauce in the southern province of Cà Mau has been officially recognised as the National Intangible Cultural Heritage. Cà Mau Province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a ceremony ... Read More »

Stage stalwart creates show for children on YouTube

Con Bạch Mã và Củ Cải Khổng Lồ (A White Horse and A Giant Radish), the first play in a YouTube show for children called Thằng Bờm Kể Chuyện Xưa (Bờm tells folktales) performed by veteran actor Bạch Long and his one-time students. Still photo taken from the video HCM CITY Theatre actor Bạch Long has a new drama show for ... Read More »

Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu kick-starts tourism recovery

  Visitors at a resort in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province. — VNS Photo Thu Hằng BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — The southern coastal province of Bà Rịa- Vũng Tàu is gearing up for intensive promotions to draw tourists back as the COVID-19 pandemic comes under control in Việt Nam. A total of 78 businesses are participating in its tourism stimulus programme, which offers ... Read More »