National press festival opens in Hanoi

National press festival opens in Hanoi

NDO - The 2018 National Press Festival officially opened at Hanoi Museum on March 16, featuring the participation of 55 news agencies, press training facilities, and press equipment companies from around the country. (Mar 16, 2018)


Unique murals in Canh Duong village

  Mar 03, 2018
NDO – Canh Duong village is located about nine kilometres from the tomb of legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap and 60 kilometres from Phong Nha caves, Quang Binh province. A mural painting project called “Fresco for the Future” is restoring the colourful appearance of Canh Duong fishing village following the devastation of storm Doksuri in September 2017. The murals were completed in early March 2018.  

Savouring the beautiful melodies of ‘Quan Ho’ singing at Lim festival

  Mar 01, 2018
NDO – In the soft spring drizzle on the first days of the lunar month, local amateur and professional Quan Ho (love duet) singers flocked to Tien Du district, Bac Ninh province to celebrate the annual Lim festival. 

Hi-tech scrumptiousness at strawberry garden in Da Lat

  Feb 28, 2018
NDO – Visiting the tourism city of Da Lat, sightseers will have a chance to experience a very beautiful strawberry garden which is located on a hill in Dang Len Street, bordering the city and Lac Duong district. 

Hanoi dragon boat regatta attracts large crowds

  Feb 25, 2018
NDO – A dragon boat racing festival was held for the first time in Hanoi’s well-known West Lake on February 24, drawing a large crowd of enthusiasts. The event aims to restore the nation’s traditional sports, create a highlight to attract tourists, and promote the development of aquatic sports. 

Xiangqi festival at Vua pagoda attracts crowds

  Feb 24, 2018
NDO – As an annual tradition, a Xiangqi (Chinese chess) festival was held on the sixth day of the first lunar month at Vua (King) Pagoda on Thinh Yen Street in Hai Ba Trung district, offering an opportunity for chess players to show off their talents at what was the most prestigious chess arena in Hanoi in the past.  

Admiring Da Lat’s lush spring flower meadows

  Feb 24, 2018
NDO – Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is known as the “city of flowers” as the meadows and fields in the land bloom all year round. Visiting Da Lat in spring, people are offered the opportunity to wander across a stunning landscape of colourful flower meadows. 

Annual wrestling festival in Mai Dong Village

  Feb 20, 2018
NDO – On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, villagers hold a wrestling festival in front of the Nghe communal house in Mai Dong village (now in Mai Dong Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi) from the fourth to the seventh day of the first lunar month. 

Overseas Vietnamese in France keep Tet traditions alive

  Feb 19, 2018
NDO – The Association of Vietnamese People in France (UGVF) held a get-together at Pavillon Baltard, Nogent sur Marne city, France, on February 18, to welcome in the Year of the Dog with musical performances and traditional cultural displays.  

Colours of spring across the country

  Feb 18, 2018
NDO – A new spring has blossomed across the country, bringing an exciting and joyful atmosphere among people everywhere. From cities to rural areas, from remote mountainous areas to sea and islands, every region is coloured with brilliant flowers and people dressed in their most beautiful garments, creating a picturesque painting of spring. 

A peaceful Hanoi on the first day of Lunar New Year

  Feb 17, 2018
NDO - There was as light chill to the air as rain drizzled down in the early morning of the first day of Lunar New Year. On some of the deserted streets around Hanoi, a few people ventured out for a stroll to enjoy the peaceful and pleasant atmosphere.  

Vietnam welcomes Lunar New Year with glittering fireworks

  Feb 16, 2018
NDO – Dazzling displays of fireworks lit up the skies across Vietnam at the stroke of midnight on February 15 (the last day of the last lunar month), as Vietnamese people welcomed in the Lunar New Year 2018 – the Year of the Dog. 

Bamboo pole put up in reminiscence of Tet in old days

  Feb 15, 2018
NDO - The age-old tradition of erecting a bamboo pole, known as cay neu, to celebrate the Lunar New Year has virtually gone, but recently the custom was revived in a village on the outskirts of Hanoi, bringing back memories of Tet in days bygone.  

Calligraphy festival preserves ancient beauty of Tet

  Feb 15, 2018
NDO – Hanoians have flocked to Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) on the occasion of each Lunar New Year (Tet) to look for calligraphy works in hope of bringing happiness, success, wealth and health in the new year.  

Colour of spring in Da Nang

  Feb 15, 2018
NDO – Brilliantly coloured flowers have been planted along the Han River as well as to the north and south of the Dragon Bridge, creating an atmosphere of spring in the central city of Da Nang.