Unique activities celebrate 20th anniversary of Hanoi’s ‘City for Peace’ title

Unique activities celebrate 20th anniversary of Hanoi’s ‘City for Peace’ title

NDO - A grand ceremony and a street carnival, themed ‘A peaceful heart’, were held at the Ly Thai To flower park in Hanoi on July 13 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the city’s recognition as ‘City for Peace’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) (July 16, 1999 – 2019). (Jul 13, 2019 17:07:07)


Nation joins hands for a successful 2019 high school graduation exam

  Jun 27, 2019 16:34:59
NDO – Over recent days, at nearly 2,000 exam venues across the country, over 880,000 high school students sit the 2019 national high school graduation exam. All social resources have been mobilised to ensure not only a healthy and well-invigilated exam, but also a pressure-free one for all candidates and their parents. 

Colourful firework displays wow spectators in Da Nang

  Jun 23, 2019 13:06:20
NDO – Two firework teams from China and England impressed spectators with their stunning performances on the evening of June 22 on the banks of Han river within the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2019. 

Floating market in rainy days

  Jun 20, 2019 18:27:07
NDO – Located in the important trading position of five regions, Nga Nam (cross-road) floating market is still bustling with buyers and sellers on rainy days. The market is also a rare floating market retaining the traditional features of the southwestern people today. 

Amazing paragliding in Mu Cang Chai

  Jun 13, 2019 13:56:03
NDO – Paragliding has become a popular sport among youngsters over recent years. Paragliding festivals have been frequently organised by paragliding clubs at popular tourist attractions in the northern region. To participate in such events, paragliding lovers must send their submission one month ahead of time along with a health examination certificate. 

Beauty of Hue ancient capital

  Jun 11, 2019 17:17:13
NDO - Hue ancient capital - a poetic land, a land of temples and tombs, where historical stories are still preserved. Until now, despite experiencing many ups and downs of history, Hue has maintained the portrait of a capital, upholding "A masterpiece of urban architecture", with hundreds of beautiful art works. 

Vietnam actively controls plastic waste

  Jun 11, 2019 12:22:34
NDO – A ceremony was held in Hanoi on June 9 to launch a national campaign on plastic waste prevention in response to the UN’s call for preventing the threat of plastic waste pollution to the ecological environment and people's health. 

Exploring Binh Hung Island

  Jun 06, 2019 16:49:24
NDO – As a small island in Cam Binh commune, Cam Ranh City (Khanh Hoa), Binh Hung is considered as a "pearl" that has not been polished among marine tourist destinations in Vietnam. Binh Hung Island, about 30 kilometers by road from Cam Ranh City and then about 10 minutes by boat, has stunning beaches, crystal-clear water, lobster farms and giant rocks. 

Ethnic groups in northwest region begin transplanting rice seedlings

  Jun 02, 2019 13:06:09
NDO – In May and June, when terraced fields in the northwest region enter pouring-water season, ethnic groups begin transplanting rice seedlings, the most important time period for the crop. 

Changes seen on Truong Sa archipelago

  May 30, 2019 16:55:50
NDO – Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in Khanh Hoa province has seen positive changes in socio-economic situation thanks to the whole-hearted support of mainlanders and efforts made by soldiers and residents there. 

Mollusc harvest season begins in Quang Ngai

  May 28, 2019 13:22:16
NDO – From the third lunar month ever year, fishing villages in Quang Ngai province enter the mollusc harvesting season. When the tide is receding, fishing villagers flock to the sea to harvest molluscs. 

Tam Coc turns yellow in ripening rice season

  May 27, 2019 11:46:45
NDO – Located inside the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage site of the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh province, Tam Coc tourist site impresses visitors with its majestic natural scenery, particularly in May each year when the rice paddies along the banks of the Ngo Dong river ripen. 

Exhibition on Doan Ngo festival opens in Hanoi

  May 25, 2019 12:55:28
NDO – An exhibition on the history of the Doan Ngo festival from past to present kicked off at the Thang Long - Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre, in Hanoi, on May 24, as part of activities to celebrate the Doan Ngo festival and International Children’s Day (June 1). The event aims to help preserve traditional customs and educate the younger generation. 

Kayaking in UNESCO-recognised Ha Long bay

  May 22, 2019 19:21:32
NDO - Kayaking in Ha Long bay is one of the highlights during a tourists’ trip to the UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage Site. After spending time admiring the bay on the sun deck, visitors can row themselves to explore majestic cave systems, swim in the cool sea, and enjoy the natural scene to the fullest. 

H’mong people in Son La hanging around the downtown

  May 20, 2019 16:56:03
NDO – H’mong ethnic people live on the high mountains in Vietnam’s north-west provinces. They used to live quietly and closed off. Since the socio-economic situation in their living areas has been significantly developed and the traffic infrastructure has been improved, it has helped the H’mong people to enjoy a more prosperous life.