The HCMC Cultural Heritage Department, the HCMC Academy of Music and HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held international press briefs on January 4 to announce a seminar on don ca tai tu (southern amateur music).
The successful organisation of activities to mark Thang Long-Hanoi’s 1,000th birthday in 2010 helped improve the position and prestige of the capital city and the country as well, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung has said.
An exhibition of Vietnamese paintings and literature works is taking place in the French southwestern city of Chaniers from January 10-26. Initiated by Béatrice Vedrenne, the city’s librarian, the event is held with the support of the Association of Open Hands (Mains ouvertes).
National Tourism Year 2011 which highlights the southern central coastal region will kick off in Phu Yen Province on April 1. The organising board said at a press on January 25 that an artistic programme to celebrate the 400th founding anniversary of Phu Yen Province will also take place.
The Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) on January 25 welcomed 2, 500 foreign tourists and crew sailing aboard the cruise liner Costa Classica, which docked in Halong City, in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
The rivers and channels of the amazing Mekong Delta contain many islands that are interesting to visit. The richly fertile island of Cu Lao May, or May Islet in Vinh Long Province is also known as the land of God.