First created in the 16th-17th centuries in a small village in Bac Ninh’s Thuan Thanh District, Dong Ho paintings are one of the most famous art genres in Việt Nam, combining cultural beauty and values that represent the country’s national heritage. … [Read more...] about Life and times of a Dong Ho artist
HCM City (VNA) – “Mot thoang Viet Nam” (Vietnam at a Glance), a tourism park recreating the beauty of Vietnam’s thousand-year-old traditional culture located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, was reopened on January 16 after 10 years. Every section of the 20-ha facillity in Cu Chi district tells its own story, said Director Tran Thi Tuyet Nga, citing the Hill of Eggs as an example, saying it tells a folk legend of Lac Long Quan and his wife Au Co who gave birth to a brood of a hundred eggs from which a hundred of children hatched and became the ancestors of all Vietnamese people. Visitors to the park can also observe on-the-spot the traditional making of “do” (poonah) paper, printmaking, and the sericulture. Traditional houses of people from various parts of the country with different styles of architecture are also recreated here to offer visitors a glimpse of the Vietnamese living spaces./. … [Read more...] about Tourism park reopens to restore Vietnam’s thousand-year-old culture
Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi-based Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre has launched an experimental art programme named “Trang” (The Moon) that features different types of puppetry to offer the audience a new experience of the Vietnamese culture. Director of the theatre Nguyen Tien Dung said the moon symbolises beauty and peace and is very familiar to every people. It is also an endless source of inspiration for poetry, music, and literature. Hence, his idea is to use the image of the moon, the combination of land and water puppetry, and traditional music to create a contemporary art show that introduces the culture of Vietnam’s ethnic groups, from the north to the south. A performance at the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...] about New puppetry show promises fresh experience of Vietnamese culture
From 2021 to 2030, Việt Nam aims to clear all road traffic accident hotspots and accident-prone sites. All new roads and those under maintenance will meet road safety criteria before opening for traffic. All new national highways and provincial highways and 75 per cent of the total length of existing highways across the country meet at least Level 3 of global road safety standards. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam’s ambitious plan to reduce the number of road traffic-relating death to zero by 2045.
Efforts to avoid crowds of fans jostling to grab a ticket to watch the Vietnam-Philippines semifinal at the 2018 AFF Championship of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) went awry as online-booking sites were struck with technical issues even before tickets were officially made available for purchase on Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s ticket fever for ASEAN semi moves from stadium counters to cyberspace