Efforts to preserve and secure UNESCO recognition for don ca tai tu, a form of music performed by amateur artists in the south, are gathering pace.
Artist captures General Giap’s activities
As many as 101 photos capturing moments of life of General Vo Nguyen Giap, taken by photographer Tran Tuan, are being showcased at an exhibition opened in Hanoi on December 21 as a celebration of his life.
Chinese arrivals in HCMC rise sharply
The number of Chinese visitors to Ho Chi Minh City in the first 11 months of this year rose by 189% over the same period of last year, according to the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
HCMC lights up for Christmas
December marks the beginning of the world's leading festive season as people prepare to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year.
Around the highlands
The Central Highlands is famous for its splendid scenery, magnificent waterfalls, lakes and endless forests and mountains as well as the colorful culture of ethnic people. This time of year there’s a chill in the air, making it a perfect place to spend Christmas.
China art club shows traditional paintings
The Chinese artist club in HCMC opened a show of watercolor paintings and calligraphy at the HCMC Fine Arts Association, 218A Pasteur Street in HCMC’s District 3 over the weekend.
Vietnam’s tourism focuses on four main markets
Vietnam’s tourism industry has singled out China, the Northeast Asian countries of Japan and South Korea, Europe, and ASEAN as its four main source markets for next year’s business plan and will boost marketing activities there, an official said.
New record for international visitors to Viet Nam
In 2008, international visitors to Viet Nam reached a record of nearly 4.236 million arrivals; however, a new record of Viet Nam tourism has been set when the international visitors exceeded 4.6 million arrivals in 11 months in 2010.
Venues approved for tourism years in 2012-2017
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to choose some provinces to host the annual national tourism promotion program from 2012 till 2017.