The scholar Durand from the French School of the Far East was an expert of history, culture and art. He left behind many excellent scientific works on Vietnam such as “Shrine and practice of hau dong (spirit mediumship)”, “Introduction to Vietnamese literature", "Knowledge of 'Vietnam", “The history of the Tay Son period” and “Vietnam’s Nom script stories”. In 2017, M. Durand’s book “Vietnamese folk paintings” was translated into Vietnamese and published by the French School of the Far East and Ho Chi Minh City Culture and Arts Publishing House. It was warmly received and reprinted in 2020. M. Durand was good at Vietnamese and Sino-Nom (ancient Vietnamese scripts) and had a great passion on studying Vietnam. His father was Professor Gustave Durand, an expert in Chinese and Sino-Nom scripts. His mother was Vietnamese, Nguyen Thi Binh, from Kien An district of Hai Phong City. Born in 1914 in Hanoi and educated at the Sorbonne University in France, M. Durand returned to Vietnam to … [Read more...] about French scholar with great love with Vietnamese folk paintings
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Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country in Southeast Asia and the easternmost country on the Indochinese Peninsula. With a population of 96.2 million, Vietnam was the world’s 15th most populous country in 2019, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam. The country has a total land area of over 331,200 square kilometers. Vietnam shares land borders with China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west. It shares maritime borders with China and some Southeast Asian countries through the East Vietnam Sea. The combined length of the country’s land boundaries is 4,639 kilometers, and its coastline is 3,444 kilometers long. The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi, located in the north, while the most populous city and commercial hub is Ho Chi Minh City in the south. Vietnam’s unique geography creates a range of weather patterns, with both tropical and temperate zones, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). … [Read more...] about What country is Vietnam?
The most common way for international tourists to get to Vietnam is by plane. The country currently has 22 conveniently-located airports, 11 of which offer international services. The three main gateways are Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang — located in northern, southern, and central Vietnam, respectively. The other eight international airports include Van Don in Quang Ninh Province, Cat Bi in Hai Phong City, Vinh in Nghe An Province, Phu Bai in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Cam Ranh in Khanh Hoa Province, Phu Quoc on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province, Lien Khuong in Lam Dong Province, and Can Tho in Can Tho City. Most Asian countries have direct flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Travelers can also fly directly into Da Nang from destinations around the region, according to the VNAT. Travelers from neighboring countries, including China, Laos, and … [Read more...] about How to get to Vietnam?
Vietnam logs no new COVID-19 infections on March 1 morning Vietnam documented zero COVID-19 infections in the past 12 hours as of 6:00 am on March 1, leaving the national tally unchanged at 2,448 patients, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Earlier, Vietnam reported 16 COVID-19 cases at 6pm on February 28, including 12 locally infected cases in the northern province of Hai Duong, the country's largest COVID-19 hotspot, and four imported cases in the southern provinces of Tay Ninh and Dong Thap. Of the total infections, there were 1,542 domestically-transmitted cases, including 849 recorded since the latest outbreak hit the northern province of Hai Duong on January 27. Ten cities and provinces nationwide have gone through 16 consecutive days without any locally-infected cases of COVID-19, including Hoa Binh, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Binh Duong, Hung Yen, Bac Giang, Gia Lai, Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh, and Ho Chi Minh City. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES MARCH 1
Vietnam Rubber Group to raise natural rubber output under its own brand A worker collects latex from a rubber tree (Illustrative photo: VNA) The rate is expected to hit 92 percent by 2022. The VRG has built a set of standards and introduced VRG-branded rubber products since 2018, bolstering consumption of its products along with Vietnam’s rubber brand in the international market. VRG-branded products reached 255,407 tonnes last year, accounting for 68 percent of the group's total output, from just 20,790 tonnes recorded in 2018. The VRG reported 21.17 trillion VND in revenue and 5.23 trillion VND in post-tax profit in 2020, year-on-year increases of 6.9 percent and 36.4 percent, respectively./. CPI in February highest in 8 years Vietnam’s consumer price index (CPI) in February was up 1.52 percent over the previous month and 0.7 percent year on year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). This is the highest February CPI growth recorded in the … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS MARCH 1