Da Lat coloured with pink prunus cerasoides blossoms

Da Lat coloured with pink prunus cerasoides blossoms

NDO - Thousands of prunus cerasoides cherry trees in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat are in full bloom with pinkish white blossoms, creating a magnetic attraction to the locals and visitors.  (Jan 15, 2018)

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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.  

Warm up to a cozy fireplace in uplands

  Feb 14, 2018
NDO – For ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous areas which are under year round cloud cover, a wood burning stove is indispensable for every home, particularly in the cold winter. 

Hanoians gather as one to make Banh Chung

  Feb 13, 2018
NDO - The Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival is coming and Hanoians are eager to prepare and wrap Banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) - a traditional cake of Vietnamese people during this occasion.  

Hanoi streets blooming into colour to welcome a new spring

  Feb 12, 2018
NDO – With only a few days until the lunar New Year, a busy and joyful atmosphere has filled every corner of Hanoi. Streets and entertainment revenues around the city have been decorated with bright, fresh floral displays. Flower markets are crowded with shoppers, and people are carrying an air of excitement as they welcome a new spring. 

Vietnamese free carps to bid farewell to Kitchen Gods

  Feb 08, 2018
NDO – Vietnamese families are busy preparing to bid farewell to the Tao Quan (Kitchen Gods) on the 23rd day of the last month of the Lunar New Year, which falls on February 8 this year. This is one of the most sacred and meaningful annual events that signals the start of the Lunar New Year. 

Hanoi Old Quarter a hive of activity as Tet draws near

  Feb 07, 2018
NDO – The streets are brimming with busy people as they flock to local shops in Hanoi’s Old Quarter to prepare for the most important traditional festival of the year – the Lunar New Year (Tet). 

Hanoi charity market held for patients and poor ahead of Tet

  Feb 04, 2018
NDO – A charity market was held at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi on February 3-4 to bring a warmer Tet to the poor in the capital city.  

Colourful street murals in Hanoi

  Feb 03, 2018
NDO – The murals painted on the sealed archways of the railway viaduct on Phung Hung Street, Hanoi have been completely finished, bringing a new, lively look to the area.  

Tu Lien kumquat village prepares for Tet holiday

  Jan 31, 2018
NDO - The Tu Lien village in Tay Ho district, Hanoi is famous for growing kumquat trees. In recent years, the majority of people in Tu Lien have begun to cultivate bonsai kumquat. Recognising the higher reward from growing the space saving bonsai kumquat rather than the traditional kumquat tree, Tu Lien villagers quickly increased the area of land and the number of bonsai kumquat trees, which have tripled compared to traditional kumquat.  

Vietnam in jubilation after historic football win

  Jan 24, 2018
NDO - Millions of Vietnamese football fans swarmed the streets and public spaces in droves to celebrate the national U23 team’s impressive win against Qatar in an Asian championship semi-final on January 23.  

Vietnam win semifinal against Qatar in AFC U23 Championship

  Jan 23, 2018
NDO – Vietnam U23 came from behind to hold Qatar U23 2-2 at the end of extra-time, before beating the title favourites 4-3 in a thrilling penalty shootout to book a berth in the finals of the 2018 AFC U23 Championship in China for the first time. 

Thach Xa bamboo dragonflies

  Jan 18, 2018
NDO – Thach Xa commune in Hanoi's outskirts district of Thach That is well-known for the craft of making bamboo dragonflies. Local craftsmen have created lively and cute bamboo dragonflies from simple materials which are souvenirs favoured by domestic and international visitors.