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Ly Folk Song or Ly Nam Bo
altThe ly song is one of the special folk songs of the Vietnamese people. It is sung in the northern, central and southern regions of Vietnam.
Nha nhac, Vietnamese Court Music - An Intangible Cultural Heritage
altOn November 7, 2003, UNESCO bestowed world heritage status on 28 relics of nations as masterpieces of oral and intangible heritage of humanity. Among the 11 masterpieces of Asia, nha nhac (royal music) represents the first intangible legacy of Vietnam to have been put on this list.
Special food in Vietnam
Food and Drinks
altNem ran (Spring roll):Nem ran (called cha gio in the south) is a much-appreciated speciality, although it is very easy to prepare. Since long ago, nem ran has been a familiar dish on the menu at all households during the New Year’s festivities, at family parties, and at receptions.
Ancient Pottery Village of Phuoc Tich
Tourism Discovery
altLocated near the O Lau River in Phong Hoa Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Phuoc Tich Village is famous nationwide for the craft of making pottery. The village was established over 500 years ago in the 15th century under the reign of King Le Thanh Tong (1460-1497) with the initial name of Dong Quyet and subsequently renamed Phuoc Tich during the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).
Calligraphy Markets in Spring
Tourism Discovery
altIn the minds of the Vietnamese people, New Year is an occasion to express their wishes. The calligraphy market, where old scholars write calligraphic scripts with a Chinese brush and ink, has become a typical cultural feature of Vietnamese people during Tet.
Ethnic minority youth festival to open in Hanoi
Vietnam Festival

altAn ethnic minority youth festival, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will take place at the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi on April 17.
Guangdong art troupe to perform in Vietnam
Vietnam Tourist Guide News
altA 43-member art troupe from Guangdong province of China will make a performance tour of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from June 16-20.The tour is part of celebrations of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and China.Artists of the troupe were selected from the Fangnan song and dance troupe, the Guangzhou circus troupe and the folk music troupe of the Guangdong song and dance theatre.

They will give performances of works that have won national and international prizes and were performed during their tour of European, American and other Southeast Asian countries.They will perform at the Hoa Binh Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City on June 17 and at the Au Co Art Centre in Hanoi on June 19.

Source: VNA
Ha Noi

Hanoi, originally named Thang Long or "City of the Ascending Dragon”, was found in A.D. 1010 and located in the center of the Northern Delta, on the Red River. The name “Hanoi”, in fact, means "bend in the river" and denotes the city's strategic location along the vital waterway. Hanoi today has become the capital of Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Political - Economic - Cultural – Scientific and Technological center of the whole country.
Along with HaTay province and a part of Hoa Binh province joining in Hanoi in the middle 2008, the city population increases to over 6 million people living on an area about 3,200 km2. With the convenient geographical location, Hanoi is considered to be the traffic clue of the road way, water way, rail way and air way from Hanoi to other provinces of Vietnam as well as to other countries in region and over the world, and the important economic and international transaction center of the whole country. In addition, Hanoi is the largest centre of education in Vietnam with more than 50 universities and colleges. Generally, Hanoi city is keeping the high pace of economic growth, stable political-social security.
Hippo born in Vietnam zoo - Travel News
Tourism Discovery

The hippo and her newborn at Dai Nam Zoo in Binh Duong Province, southern Vietnam, Wednesday

A hippopotamus gave birth to a calf at a zoo in southern Vietnam Wednesday.

Duong Thanh Phi, the director of Dai Nam Zoo in Binh Duong Province, said staff had stayed overnight to midwife the mother after she had skipped meals Tuesday.

The calf weighs 25 kilograms, is suckling, and swims on its own, he said.

Its four-year-old parents had been bought from an Israeli zoo three years ago for 34,000 euros (US$42,600).

The hippopotamus, meaning “river horse” in ancient Greek, threatened by loss of access to fresh water and poaching, is classified as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Ho Dynasty Citadel now World Cultural Heritage - Vietnam Beautiful

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on June 16 presented a certificate to Vietnam, officially recognising the Ho Dynasty Citadel as the World Cultural Heritage.


Eric Falt, UNESCO Assistance Director General for External Affairs and Public Information, delivered the honour to representatives of the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO and Thanh Hoa province, where the 14th century citadel is located. Photo: DTiNews

The citadel, also known as the Tay Do, An Ton, Tay Kinh or Tay Giai citadels, was Vietnam’s former capital under the Ho Dynasty from 1400 to 1407.

Built in 1397 on an area of about 150ha, the structure was supervised by Ho Qui Ly, a top Tran Dynasty mandarin, who later took the throne in 1400 and moved the capital from Thang Long (the former name of Hanoi today) to the citadel.

The stone structure, one of very few fortresses of its kind in the world, has four arched gates facing north, south, east and west. Despite the passage of time, the four gates remain intact.

It was recognised by UNESCO as the World Cultural Heritage on June 27, 2011. According to the UN organisation, the citadel buildings "represent an outstanding example of a new style of Southeast Asian imperial city".

Addressing the ceremony, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung congratulated Thanh Hoa province on having an ancient architectural work honoured globally.

“The Ho Dynasty Citadel, together with other world tangible and intangible heritages, will enrich the thousand-year-old civilisation of the Vietnamese nation, helping international friends further understand Vietnam and its people, and opening up new opportunities for tourism development and cultural research in the country,” said Hung.

He said that the recognition requires Vietnam to conserve and promote cultural values of the citadel and other heritage sites in line with the Vietnam Heritage Law and the UN Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

Thanh Hoa province, about 150km south of Hanoi, plans to pour more than US$1 million into the restoration of the citadel to make it an attractive destination for domestic and foreign holiday-makers.

It will launch two special tours of the citadel to introduce heritage tourism potential in the province.

Apart from the Ho Dynasty Citadel, Vietnam has six other natural and cultural heritages recognised by UNESCO: the former imperial capital of Hue, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, and Thang Long royal citadel in Hanoi.

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