Da Nang fireworks festival: Italian team win pyrotechnics contest

Da Nang fireworks festival: Italian team win pyrotechnics contest

NDO - A pyrotechnic team from Italy has been crowned champion of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) for their amazing display on the final night of competition on June 24. (Jun 25, 2017)

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Colourful flowers in Uncle Ho’s “garden”

  May 19, 2017
NDO – “… Admiring various types of flowers in Uncle Ho’s garden, we still feel his cherished presence around, species of flowers from regions far away, gathering here to bloom and omit their sweet fragrances, reminding us of the President’s sacrifices…” 

Hanoi turns purple with giant crape-myrtle flowers

  May 19, 2017
NDO - Hanoi’s summer is welcomed by not only the songs of cicadas, the calls of koels and the reddish hues of flamboyant flowers, but also the bright purple tones of giant crape-myrtle flowers, known in Vietnamese as bang lang. 

Colourful Dong Van market in Ha Giang

  Apr 15, 2017
NDO – Dong Van is the northernmost district of Ha Giang province and located in the most unique karst plateau geopark in Vietnam. Arriving in Dong Van, tourists will have the chance to admire the majestic beauty of rolling mountains and forests as well as to learn more about the daily life of Dong Van residents. The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists. 

Ritual commemorates soldiers of ancient Hoang Sa Flotilla

  Apr 14, 2017
NDO - The Feast and Commemoration Festival for Hoang Sa (Paracel) flotilla soldiers (Le khao le the linh Hoang Sa) was held on April 12 in An Vinh commune, Ly Son district, the central province of Quang Ngai. 

White lilies suggest the beginning of summer

  Apr 10, 2017
NDO – They may not be colourful or fragrant, but lilies are an all-time favourite with many. Fondly called the flower of April or simply summer flowers, lilies bloom only once a year. Unlike the vibrant roses, which bloom throughout the year, lilies are short-lived and last for only a month in April. 

Nomad life frames in Ninh Thuan

  Apr 08, 2017
NDO – Ninh Thuan is a province in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. Coming to Ninh Thuan, one can see images of nomadic people, with their sheep in farms, fields and mountain slopes. 

Hanoi in young leaf season

  Apr 07, 2017
NDO – As old leaves shed to make way for new ones, Hanoi soaks in an array of charming spring colours. As new leaves sprout, they turn the capital city into an artist’s magical palette. 

Vietnam Book Day attracts thousands of book lovers

  Apr 07, 2017
NDO – The fourth Vietnam Book Day – 2017, entitled, ‘Book and Development of community knowledge’, officially kicked off on April 6 at Thong Nhat Part in Hanoi. 

Hanoi turns off the lights during Earth Hour 2017

  Mar 26, 2017
NDO – In response to the Earth Hour Campaign 2017, a turning off the lights ceremony with the message "Lights off to turn on the future" was held on the evening of March 25 at the August Revolution Square in Hanoi organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Hanoi People's Committee. 

Bombax ceiba flowers in full bloom

  Mar 24, 2017
NDO – As usual each year, bombax ceiba flowers are in full bloom by the end of March and early April in rural areas and the northwest region.  

Indian Holi festival celebrated in Hanoi

  Mar 20, 2017
NDO – Holi, the festival of colours, is a traditional festival celebrated by Hindus in India and several other countries. Those who joined the event in Hanoi on March 19 were treated to an array of Indian dishes and had the chance to throw colourful powder at each other.  

Japanese cherry blossoms boast their charm in Hanoi

  Mar 12, 2017
NDO - As many as 1,200 blossom branches and 50 Japanese cherry trees are on display at at Ly Thai To Flower Garden in Hanoi under the Japanese Cultural Exchange 2017 and Japanese Cherry Blossom Exhibition that opened on March 10.  

Painter Nguyen Thu Thuy’s installation works on display at Hanoi’s Bulgaria Rose Festival

  Mar 06, 2017
NDO – Painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, responsible for the Ceramic Road along the Red River dyke in Hanoi has introduced ten new installations of roses at the ongoing Bulgaria Rose Festival at Hanoi’s Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park. 

Hanoi’s streets dotted with early white Dalbergia tonkinensis flowers

  Feb 13, 2017
NDO - Flowers of the perennial tree known scientifically as Dalbergia tonkinensis or sưa in Vietnamese usually bloom in late March when Hanoi’s streets are in the wet of drizzle. But this year the flowering season has come one month earlier than usual.