Culture & Art

Hanoi Old Quarter a hive of activity as Tet draws near

Thursday, 08 February 2018 14:22

Hanoi Old Quarter a hive of activity as Tet draws near The streets are brimming with busy people as they flock to local shops in Hanoi’s Old Quarter to prepare for the most important traditional festival of the year – the Lunar New Year (Tet).
 

Old folk games played again on Phung Hung pedestrian street

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:39

Old folk games played again on Phung Hung pedestrian street Folk games common to the childhoods of many generations have made a return to the newly pedestrianised Phung Hung Street in Hanoi.
 
 

Traditional Tet space opens in Hanoi

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:44

Traditional Tet space opens in Hanoi A space for exhibitions and activities for Tet will be open from February 2 to 8 at the Vietnam Exhibition Center of Culture and Arts, 2 Hoa Lu, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi.
 
 

Thai ethnic festival recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

Monday, 05 February 2018 12:49

Thai ethnic festival recognised as national intangible cultural heritage The Xang Khan festival of Thai ethnic group in the central province of Nghe An has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage element.  
 
 

Communal house to host traditional New Year event

Saturday, 03 February 2018 11:48

Communal house to host traditional New Year event So Village’s communal house on the western outskirts of Hanoi will provide a platform to showcase the traditional customs of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year on February 10.
 
 

Hoi An-based French photographer nominated for devotion award

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:37

Hoi An-based French photographer nominated for devotion award French photographer Réhahn, based in Hoi An Ancient Town in the central province of Quang Nam, is among nine nominees for Trophées des Francais de l’étranger.
 
 

Art curator promotes Vietnamese art to the world

Friday, 26 January 2018 13:03

Art curator promotes Vietnamese art to the world Art researcher and critic Iola Lenzi arrived in Vietnam for the first time 20 years ago and was charmed by the refined culture.
 
 

Dong Thap: wooden drum sets national record

Thursday, 25 January 2018 14:57

Dong Thap: wooden drum sets national record A wooden drum in the Phuong Nam Cultural Tourism Area of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap was recognised as Vietnam’s largest drum by the Vietnam Record Association.
 
 

Art show reveals life of autistic people

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 11:53

Art show reveals life of autistic people The rich lives of people with autism is reflected through visual arts at an ongoing exhibition in Hanoi.
 
 

Measures needed to preserve and promote traditional art form

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 12:44

Measures needed to preserve and promote traditional art form Less than a month after ‘Bai Choi’ singing was added to the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the first individual live show has been organised in Binh Dinh province to honour this unique folklore style of singing.
 
 

The last bookbinder in Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, 22 January 2018 09:37

The last bookbinder in Ho Chi Minh City Bookbinding has become a lifetime career of Vo Van Rang in Ho Chi Minh City. All the old and torn books are given a new appearance with Rang’s skillful hands. Over the years, thousands of books have been restored with his dedication.
 
 

Places of interest for weekend in HCMC

Saturday, 20 January 2018 13:01

Places of interest for weekend in HCMC Following are a couple of weekend destinations which might be of interest to visitors during the weekend break.
 
 

Old book fair opens in Hanoi

Friday, 19 January 2018 13:25

Old book fair opens in Hanoi An exhibition of old books is being held during a fair in Van Lake at the Temple of Literature complex in downtown Hanoi between January 18 and 21.
 
 

Da Lat coloured with pink prunus cerasoides blossoms

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 12:55

Da Lat coloured with pink prunus cerasoides blossoms Thousands of prunus cerasoides cherry trees in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat are in full bloom with pinkish white blossoms, creating a magnetic attraction to the locals and visitors.
 
 

Reformed opera attracts the young

Monday, 15 January 2018 13:01

Reformed opera attracts the young A drama project featuring the traditional music genre of the southern region, cải lương (reformed opera), by veteran and young artists in HCM City has attracted young audiences back to the theatre.
 
 

Firework shows to light up Hanoi skies during Tet

Saturday, 13 January 2018 12:49

Firework shows to light up Hanoi skies during Tet Hanoi plans to hold spectacular firework displays and diverse cultural, art and sports activities to welcome the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).
 
 

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