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Thay Pagoda festival draws crowds from near and far

The Thay pagoda festival opened in Quoc Oai district, Hanoi on April 20, attracting large crowds of interested locals and visitors. The annual festival is held from the fifth to the seventh day of Lunar March with a wide range of religious and cultural activities. Thay pagoda is a famous spiritual tourism destination, drawing thousands ... Read More »

Dak Lak – an attractive destination to tourists

Located at the heart of the Central Highlands, Dak Lak province holds much potential for tourism development with numerous tourist attractions. Tourists ride elephants on Lak Lake Tourists ride an elephant in Yok Don National Park Local artists perform traditional gong – UNESCO-recognised world cultural heritage Gong performance by K’ho girls Visitors pose in front of Dray Nur waterfall Dak ... Read More »

Flower Farm, a brand of elegant products

Pham Anh Cuong started up his paper flower business with the brand name Flower Farm to keep the everlasting beauty of colorful flowers. Cuong’s business was among the top twenty startups at the APEC 2017 Startup Forum and was a typical Vietnamese startup in 2017  Flower Farm now has over 24,000 regular individual and institutional customers in Vietnam  When studying ... Read More »

Banh troi ready for 'Han Thuc' Festival

Vietnamese people prepare “banh troi” and “banh chay” (white sticky rice balls) to offer the Buddha and ancestors on the “Han Thuc” (Cold Food) Festival which falls on the third of the lunar March.  The main ingredients to make banh troi and banh chay consist of glutinous rice flour, brown sugar, steamed green bean paste and tapioca. Although they all ... Read More »

‘Ha Long Bay’ lake in the Central Highlands

Ta Dung Nature Reserve in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong is nicknamed the Central Highland’s Ha Long Bay as it is home to dozens of islands.  The reserve located at 1,982 metres above sea level and has 52 islands of different sizes. Most of them remain untouched.   Ta Dung Lake is at its most beautiful from April ... Read More »

Discovering Vietnam’s archaeological treasures

The achievements of Vietnamese archaeologists in the past 60 years are on display at the special exhibition titled “Treasures of Vietnam’s archaeology,” held until July this year at the Hanoi-based Vietnam National Museum of History. The event is a continuance of a previous exhibition that ran at three German museums from October 2016 to February 2018 as part of a ... Read More »

Poetic beauty of Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in the northern border province of Cao Bang was recognised as a global geopark by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council in Paris on April 12. Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in Cao Bang province is about 300km from Hanoi capital city. It covers more than 3,000 sq.km With many beautiful scenery and historical sites, Cao ... Read More »

Preparations for Hanoi boat racing festival

Boat racing festival in Dam Village in Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi, is scheduled to be held on April 23-25, attracting the participation of hundreds of local men.      Participants in the event are already practising. The training is taken as seriously as an official competition.             The participants are divided into six teams. Each team ... Read More »

Stunning view of Bo Da ancient pagoda in Bac Giang

Bo Da Pagoda, sitting at the north foot of Phuong Hoang mountain in Tien Son commune, Bac Giang’s Viet Yen district is among the few pagodas preserving intact its Vietnamese ancient architecture. Bo Da pagoda is one of the centres of the Buddhist Truc Lam Tam To (three patriarchs of Truc Lam) sect The pagoda still preserves intact its ancient ... Read More »

Snow white Easter lilies blanket Hanoi streets

The delicate flowers of Liliumlongiflorum, or Easter lilies, are in full bloom on every corner of Hanoi’s streets in the early days of April.      Easter lilies are considered to be a symbol of April in Hanoi. They are sold by street vendors on many streets in the capital city of Hanoi. Although Easter lilies are rather expensive in ... Read More »