In the capital city of Hanoi, there are some artisans who are keen to pass on handy tips to others to create special traditional toys for children during the mid-Autumn festival, which falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month.
Viet Nam Culture Week in Laos was opened in Vientiane on August 31 with a photo exhibition entitled, “Viet Nam Beauty”. On display at the exhibition are 50 photos and many handicraft products depicting Viet Nam’s people, culture and beauty spots.
Vietnamese models Thanh Hang, Huong Giang, Anh Thu, and Diem Huong are performing three collections of Ao dai (traditional long dress) by designer Thuan Viet at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul from September 1-5.
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) has announced it will operate the first direct flights between Hanoi and London on December 8. The flights will land at Gatwick Airport and the service will be provided on a Boeing B777 airplane.
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel Hanoi and the Nam Hai Resort in the central Hoi An city shared top billing as Asia ’s best leisure properties for this year via an online poll by Hong Kong-based travel and trade journal Smart Travel Asia.
Many officials and people from the US city of San Francisco have visited the display area for Vietnamese cultural space after Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong officially opened the “Meet Vietnam 2009” exchange programme in the city on November 16.