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Hue Festival 2018 wraps up

The Hue Festival 2018 came to an end on May 2, following a vibrant closing night featuring Hue’s royal court music performances and firework shows. This year’s festival was held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from April 27 to May 2, attracting thousands of visitors. The 10th edition of Hue Festival, an important ... Read More »

Vietnam's top destinations featured on CNN’s photo tour

Vietnam’s typical beauty and its stunning diverse landscapes, as well as its culture, architecture and cuisine have been vividly reflected in a photo story run by CNN. The American news channel has selected the top 30 most beautiful places in Vietnam, suggesting travellers to undertake their own travel adventure through a “beautiful Vietnam.” A man rowing his boat on the ... Read More »

Breathtaking views at Ninh Binh’s Mua Cave

Around 90km from Hanoi, the province of Ninh Binh is blessed with many fascinating natural landscapes, with one of the most special being Mua (Dance) Cave. Mua Cave is located under the Mua Mountain in the Trang An Landscape Complex at Ninh Xuan Commune in the Hoa Lu District of Ninh Binh. The cave is one of the most beautiful ... Read More »

Heaven worship ritual of Vietnam's first feudal state re-enacted

The heaven worship ritual of Dai Co Viet, the first centralised feudal state of Vietnam, was re-enacted at Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh province on April 25. The event attracts tens of thousands of local people and visitors  In 968, after putting down the anarchy of the 12 warlords, Dinh Bo Linh set up a heaven worship platform and ... Read More »

Dam boat racing festival draws 150 rowers

The Dam boat racing festival which is held every five years has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage. The boat racing competition takes place from the ninth to the eleventh day of the third lunar month in Tay Tuu ward, Bac Tu Liem district, Hanoi. The festival is held to commemorate tutelary god Bach Hac Tam Giang. Before ... Read More »

Palanquin procession celebrates Hung Kings Temple Festival

The palanquin and offering procession was organised by seven communes and wards surrounding the Hung Kings Temple Complex in the northern province of Phu Tho on April 23. The palanquin and offering procession was organised by seven communes and wards surrounding the Hung Kings Temple Complex in the northern province of Phu Tho on April 23. The palanquin and offering ... Read More »

Hanoi plants red maple trees around Hoan Kiem Lake

Following the greening up of the streets of Nguyen Chi Thanh and Tran Duy Hung, Hanoi has planted nearly 100 red maple trees around the Hoan Kiem Lake area on a pilot basis.      Hanoians can now see hundreds of red maple trees planted around Hoan Kiem Lake.      Earlier, the city planted more than 100 red maple ... Read More »

The largest zoo in northern central region

Muong Thanh Safari Land in Nghe An Province is the northern central region’s largest zoo.  Le Thanh Than, chairman of Muong Thanh Group which manages the safari park, said that the idea for the area originated from his 100-hectare land plot in Dien Lam Commune, Dien Chau District. Initially, only a few animals were raised there. After that, he decided ... Read More »

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 of visitors each year. The ... 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 »