The second International Puppetry Festival opened at the Hanoi Opera House on September 4 as an activity to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi. The festival is drawing the participation of 12 foreign troupes and five from host Vietnam , including the Vietnam Puppetry Theatre, the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre and the puppetry troupes from Hai Phong city, Dak Lak province and Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam’s Hanoi and Hoi An City have been added to the list of Asia’s top ten destinations for 2010 by the Hong Kong online tourist magazine Smart Travel Asia. According to the results, the ancient town in central Vietnam, Hoi An has retained the fifth place, that it reached last year and Hanoi came seventh in the list.
One of the many reasons I love Vietnam is the motorbike culture. Give me a motorbike over a car any day. Ask anyone that’s read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and they’ll tell you, it’s the simple joy of traveling without viewing the scenery through a windscreen that makes motorcycling anywhere fantastic. But when the scenery is as good as deep in the Mekong Delta the experience is epic.
Vietnamese food-lovers will be able to tuck into quintessential Hanoian fare during a six-day festival that started on October 6 at Ho Tay Park on Lac Long Quan Street to mark the capital's millennium.
More than 50 photos on the northern midland province of Thai Nguyen taken by photo journalists of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) are on display at an exhibition which opened on October 18 in Thai Nguyen city.
The Venezuela Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Monday opened the Venezuelan Cultural Week in Vietnam at the National Library, 31 Trang Thi Street, Hanoi.
The Holland Village event, held by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in HCM City, will open at September 23 Park on October 22. The 10-day event aims to promote the culture and customs of the people and country of the Netherlands to Vietnamese, expatriates and international visitors here.