Fantastic terrace rice fields in October

A panoramic view of the terrace rice fi elds in Cau Ba Nha Commune in Mu Cang Chai District of Yen Bai Province - Photo: Kieu Giang

Kieu Giang Tourists from HCMC can fly to Hanoi and then rent a car or take a bus to get to Mu Cang Chai, about 280km from downtown Hanoi. Some local youth opt for conquering Mu Cang Chai by motorbike with the starting point in Hanoi. … [Read more...]

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Discovery Wonders of World Heritage exhibit opens in Hanoi

Vietnamese pupils taken photo in front of the Thang Long Imperial citadel - Vietnam's World Heritage (photo:VNA) For the first time, images of Vietnam's World Heritage sites are placed alongside those of their counterparts from all over the world to show audiences the link between them. The UNESCO Hanoi Office and Panasonic Vietnam organised the exhibit, entitled Discovery Wonders of World Heritage, which opened on October 18 with the aim of promoting the unique beauty of World Heritage … [Read more...]

Vietjet’s first A320 aircraft to be delivered later this year

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VietNamNet Bridge - Final assembly of the first A320 aircraft for VietJet, the budget airline, is now underway in Toulouse, France, according to Airbus. … [Read more...]

Get rid of outdated policy on sale promotions: businesses

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VietNamNet Bridge - Under current regulations, the selling price of goods and services during promotions must not be lower than 50 percent of the price prior to the sale. TBKTSG … [Read more...]

Photograph exhibition launched to enhance heritage conservation

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Students pose for a photo at the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi (Photo: Organising board) … [Read more...]

Journalist Tran Mai Hanh and his memory of April

Late VNA General Director Daoo Tung (center), journalist Tran Mai Hanh (right), and Van Bao   in Tay Ninh forest on 29/4/1975.

(VOVworld) - Whenever I think of the historic event at noon on April 30, 1975, at Independence Palace, I always think of events on the last day of the war, April 29. On the mid-day special news bulletin on May 1, 1975, VOV broadcast an article, the first one on Vietnamese media, about the historic victory of the liberation of Sai Gon on April 30. The article, entitled "Ho Chi Minh City - a golden name", was written by Tran Mai Hanh, a Vietnam News Agency journalist in Sai Gon. The report was … [Read more...]

World Heritage sites in the spotlight

Hue forward: Visitors at Thien Mu Pagoda in the ancient imperial capital of Hue. The capital complex was recognised as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1993 by UNESCO. - VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung

Linking history: A part of Ho Citadel in central province of Thanh Hoa, one of the world's cultural heritage sites recognised by UNESCO in 2011. The citadel was built in 1397. - Photo svhttdlthuathienhue.gov.vn HA NOI (VNS) - For the first time, images of Viet Nam's World Heritage sites are placed alongside those of their counterparts from all over the world to show audiences the link between them. The UNESCO Hanoi Office and Panasonic Vietnam organised the exhibit, entitled Discovery Wonders … [Read more...]

Students excited about wildlife protection

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The Hanoitimes - The travelling exhibition on wildlife consumption opened at TanBinh and Hoang Hoa Tham secondary schools in Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh City. With the message "Say no to illegal wildlife products" the exhibition comprises a 60m2 tent showcasing photographs, objects, films and games. Students who visit the exhibition can watch films on wildlife consumption, touch and interact with the exhibits, and participate in exciting games. The exhibition is run by Wildlife at Risk … [Read more...]

Making the world run: Women’s Day in Vietnam

Three of my young Vietnamese friends are starting a small business in Da Nang City in the central region. The young lady has taken the risk and the plunge to create a business space of their own creativity and imagination. Raising the money and doing almost all the work to renovate a decrepit house into a comfy, cozy café and shop. I admire their determination and willingness to try something new despite having little experience of such things. It's a Vietnamese trait I see often, the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/10

Model fined, banned from performances in HCM City Vietnamese supermodel Ha Anh has been fined VND10 million (USD476) and banned from performances for three months in HCM City for wearing skimpy costumes. Chau Quoc Dung, chief inspector of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that Ha Anh was penalised for the inappropriate clothing she wore at a fashion show on June 26. She did not wear the outfit that had been previously approved by the organising board, but changed … [Read more...]