The US Cable News Network (CNN) has recently broadcast a special programme titled "Destination Hanoi”, with footage of the Vietnam capital’s sights and culture having received a positive response from many international friends.

Festival to honour Vietnam’s brocade culture

The first festival to honour the Vietnamese brocade culture will be held from December 27 to 30 in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.

Exhibition promotes Vietnam – China cultural industry cooperation

The National Library of Vietnam on June 18 opened an exhibition on cultural products of China’s Nanjing city and a seminar on cultural traditions and the creative industry.

Visiting spiritual tourism site of Bo Temple in Hoa Binh provine

(HBO) – Bo Temple, or the Temple of Gods of Bo Waterfall, is a spiritual tourism destination that people cannot overlook when visiting Hoa Binh lake in the northern province of Hoa Binh. You can reach the temple by waterway after 30 minutes from Thung Nai wharf (Cao Phong district) or by passenger ships from Bich Ha wharf (Hoa Binh city), which takes one hour and a half.

Guitarist of band ‘The Police’ to perform in Hanoi

The original lead guitarist for the chart-topping British rock band 'The Police', Henry Padovani, will perform in Hanoi for five nights this week.

Sky Earth concert to feature int’l jazz fusion

A concert featuring jazz fusion and world music by four artists will be staged at HCM City’s VOH Music One this week.

Yen Chau mango festival kicks off

The second Yen Chau mango festival 2018 officially opened in Yen Chau district, Son La province on June 10, attracting a large number of visitors and local people.

Designer Trinh Thu Trang: Stimulating a revival of public interest in Hang Trong folk painting

Inspired from her passion for Hang Trong folk painting, designer Trinh Thu Trang established S-River, a group of youngsters who share a common interest in ancient Vietnamese culture, and launched ‘Hoa Sac Viet’ Vietnamese Colours and Patterns) project with the aim of stimulating a revival of public interest in the old traditional folk genre.

Mr. Bui Huy Vong – Folklore Researcher at Muong Vang

(HBO) - The name of Bui Huy Vong is known by the introduction of Muong Vang people. The story is about a person who was born in Muong area, and loves Muong culture, researches, collects and understands Muong folklore. (Currently, he is a member of Executive Committee of the Provincial Literature and Arts Association as well as the head of the Provincial Folk Art Association.)

Nearly 100 paragliders to fly at Da Nang competition

Nearly 100 fliers from clubs nationwide and overseas will compete in a paragliding race, entitled ‘Fly over Tien Sa’, which will take place in the central coastal city of Da Nang on June 22-24.

Vietnamese live entertainment show wins Stevie Award

The live entertainment show "The Quintessence of Tonkin” recently won the Gold Stevie Award for Innovation in Media, Visual Communications & Entertainment, beating projects from all over Asia.

European-Vietnamese documentary film festival kicks off

The ninth European - Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival will take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from June 8 to June 17, screening 22 documentaries.

Vietnamese and Japanese artists share stage in ‘Summer Symphony’ in Hanoi

Vietnamese and Japanese artists will share the stage at the ‘Summer Symphony’ concert, to be held on June 5 in Hanoi by the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB).

Russian artists to delight Vietnamese audiences with classical concerts

Pianist Anna Grot and violinist Polina Borisova from Russia will present a classical music performance as part of the framework of the annual programme Arts Ambassador in big cities on June 6-8.

Photo book of Vietnamese pagodas rolled out in HCM City

More than 30 pagodas across the nation are featured in a new photo book titled "Vietnam Pagodas” by French photographer and reporter Nicolas Cornet, which was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on June 1.

Ethic village celebrates diversity of Central Highlands’ culture

The Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay town in Hanoi, is hosting a programme celebrating the cultural diversity and customs of the Central Highlands region this June.

Vietnamese ambassador presents 41 books on Vietnam to Netherlands’ Leiden University

On behalf of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands, Ambassador Ngo Thi Hoa presented 41 precious English books on Vietnam to the Library of Leiden University on May 29.

Int’l Day for Children drama, music shows kick off

 Theatres and entertainment centres in HCM City will offer new shows this weekend on the occasion of International Children’s Day for Children (June 1).

Luong Son Wonderland is equipping soft skills for young people in the area

(HBO) – In recent months, Luong Son Wonderland organized free courses training soft skills for children and youths in Luong Son market at every 07:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

New vitality of Dao Thuc water puppetry

More than ten years ago, Nguyen The Nghi at Thuy Lam commune, Dong Anh district, in Hanoi, began looking for ways to develop Dao Thuc water puppetry, such as promoting the art through tourism companies and social networks, and reorganising the operations of the puppetry troupes to serve tourists. He had a very successful business, but because of his love and sense of responsibility for his hometown, he decided to stick with the water puppetry.

Painting by Vietnamese artist sold for record price

A silk painting by Vietnamese master artist Nguyen Phan Chanh (1892-1984), one of the leading painters of Vietnamese contemporary fine arts, has been sold at over 853,000 USD (6.7 million HKD) at an auction by Christie’s Hong Kong

Slavic writing, culture celebrated in HCM City, Hanoi

Events to mark the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture (May 24) were held in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi on May 26.

Vietnam impresses at Prague international art festival

Traditional Vietnamese dances received great applause at the 20th international art-cultural festival of national minorities in the Czech Republic, held from May 24-28, under the theme "Prague-Heart of Nations”.

The elegance of Khmer people’s traditional costume

The traditional costumes of the Khmer people, particularly of women, has been preserved for thousands of years, contributing the the cultural diversity of ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Exhibition provides a closer look into spirit mediumship

Nearly 100 paintings on the theme of ‘hau dong’ (spirit mediumship) are on display at an exhibition that opened in Hanoi on May 21.