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An Giang province to build airport

On a total area of 235 ha, the civil airport area will occupy 34.2 ha while 31.2 ha will be allocated for a military airport area and 169 ha for other purposes. The airport will boast a 3,000 sq.m. passenger and management terminal and will have an 1,850 metre long runway designed to serve ATR72 Read more


Nha Trang sea festival successfully held

Over 100,000 foreign and domestic visitors flocked to the fifth Sea Festival 2011 themed “Nha Trang – The Sea Rendezvous”, which wrapped up on June 15 in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa. Addressing the closing ceremony, Le Xuan Than, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee and Head of the organising board underlined Read more


400 artisans attend Gong Festival in Gia Lai

More than 400 artisans from the J’rai and Bahnar ethnic minorities gathered at a gong festival in Kbang district in the central highland province of Gia Lai on June 13-14. At the festival, the artisans played traditional musical instruments and displayed their ancient and valuable gongs. K’Bang district is one of the localities which have Read more

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Fish Worshipping Festival restored in Khanh Hoa

The festival is the epitome of various rituals like the whale worshipping ceremony often held by fishermen living in coastal areas. The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa held a ceremony on June 14 to restore the Cau Ngu (Fish Worshipping) Festival to preserve and bring into Read more


Pink lotus leads vote for national flower

The pink lotus received the most votes at a national flower contest held in HCM City ‘s 23/9 park on June 12. According to the official website,, the pink lotus lead the contest with 69.6 percent of votes while cherry and apricot blossoms received 13.02 and 7.42 percent of total votes each. If the Read more


Nha Trang Sea Festival to boost marine-based economy

The Nha Trang Sea Festival 2011, which opened in the coastal city of Nha Trang on the evening of June 11, will include over 60 cultural, arts and sports events as well as many big conferences on developing Vietnam’s marine-based economy. Many of these activities aim to assert Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratlys) Read more


First national traditional puppetry festival to hold in Hai Duong

About 18 puppetry troupes, of which 14 water puppetry troupes will compete at the first national traditional puppetry festival from 13-18 June 2011 in Hai Duong Province. The festival will be organised by the Performing Arts Department, the Viet Nam Stage Artists Association, the Hai Duong Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam UNIMA Read more


Measures to preserve Nha Trang Bay discussed

Participants at a seminar on Nha Trang Bay have agreed that one of the measures to preserve the bay is to increase the community’s role in management and exploration of coral resources. They also proposed that educational activities should be organised to raise people’s awareness, in order to protect the environment and preserve biodiversity in Read more

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Museum celebrates cuisine of resistance war

Dishes that helped imprisoned revolutionaries and liberation soldiers survive to fight during the country’s resistance war were introduced to tourists, students and soldiers at the War Remnants Museum in HCM City on 7 June 2011. Prison rations: Former political prisoner Nguyen Thi CamTien prepares dishes made during the time she was incacerated in Con Dao Read more


Ha Noi welcomes 5.7 million tourists during first five months

The capital has welcomed 5.7 million tourists during the first five months of 2011, according to the Ha Noi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Of this, 552,098 were made up of foreign tourists (32 per cent from China, 28 per cent from Australia and 14 per cent from Japan), a year-on-year increase of 20 Read more

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