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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.