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Yen Bai province hosts Red River festival

The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai is hosting the Red River Festival 2013 highlighting the rich culture of the region. The three-day festival, which opened on February 17 in Van Yen district, is part of a tourism cooperation programme between the three upstream provinces of Yen Bai, Phu Tho and Lao Cai. With diverse activities such as art performances, ... Read More »

Vietnamese, German dancers to whirl in Hanoi

Twelve Vietnamese and German dancers will together sway a piece of modern dance at a festival in Hanoi in September this year, according to the Hanoi-based Goethe Institute on February 18. “On the Edge” has been choreographed by Anna Konjetzky, one of the best-known young choreographers in Germany , specifically for six dancers of Vietnam National Opera and Ballet Theatre ... Read More »

Vietnam to take part in cycling championships

Vietnam will take part in the Asian Cycling Championships due to be held between March 12-17 in New Delhi, India . They will compete against 40 teams at the event, including powerhouses such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan . They will participate in events for men, women and youths. After the Asian tournament, the Vietnamese racers ... Read More »

Female footballer ready for Asian Cup qualifiers

Vietnamese female footballers will travel to Bahrain’s capital city of Manama for their first qualifier of the 2014 Asian Women’s Football Cup on May 22. The Vietnamese will meet Kyrgyzstan two days later in their next group C match, while their final game will be against Hong Kong on May 26. The qualifiers comprise of four groups with the winner ... Read More »

Japanese experts offer advice on domestic football

Chairman of the Vietnam Professional Football Company (VPF) Vo Quoc Thang has announced that Japanese consultants will come to Vietnam in the coming months to assist the development of the county’s local leagues. Thang and Kazumi Ohigashi, the J-League chairman, met last week and agreed to form a long-term partnership aimed at improving the quality of domestic football in the ... Read More »

Yen Tu becomes special national relic

The event was coincided with the opening of Yen Tu festival, one of the biggest festivals in the north of Vietnam. The sacred Buddhist land and historical site of Yen Tu in northeastern Quang Ninh province received the Special National Relic certificate on February 18 (the ninth day of the first lunar month). The event was coincided with the opening ... Read More »

RoK artists help popularise Vietnam’s beauty

A group of famous artists from the Republic of Korea (RoK) has visited Vietnam to record the country’s images and culture to introduce to Korean viewers. In serving the reality TV show – Running Man, the artists, including Kim Jong Kook, Yoo Jae Suk and Ha Dong Hoon, explored Vietnam’s rich culture at such sites of interest as the Old ... Read More »

The Mong ethnic group’s martial arts

Bac Viet Martial Arts School was established based on the traditional martial arts of the ethnic groups, particularly the Mong ethnic people in the Northwestern region.    In the past, the Mong’s martial arts was only handed down to sons on the paternal side. However, their martial arts has now been introduced in Hanoi and is drawing much attention from ... Read More »

Elbow blows

Elbow blows in a strong, flexible and getting-close offensive are considered one of the fortes of the Vietnamese traditional martial arts in general and Binh Dinh Gia Martial Arts School in particular. To bring into full play the advantage of a small figure, the nimbleness and cleverness of the Vietnamese people, long ago Vietnamese martial arts masters, including the masters ... Read More »

“Two carp”

Traditional Vietnamese martial arts have a system of performances with different weapons, such as knifes, sticks and swords. Apart from these common weapons, each martial arts school uses a distinctive one, such as the “song ngu” (two carp) weapon of the Hong Quyen Chu Gia Martial Arts School. The Hong Quyen Chu Gia Martial Arts School, headed by martial arts ... Read More »