Vietnam Time
4/24/2018 9:08:05 PM

National Hung Kings Temple Festival in full swing

A constant stream of vehicles have been flowing to Nghia Linh Mountain in Phu Tho Province to commemorate the Hung Kings and the early ancestors of the Vietnamese people.

  • Traditional boat race livens Hung Kings temple festival

    Traditional boat race livens Hung Kings temple festival

    Public: 4/24/2018 9:19:43 PM

    A traditional boat race was organised early morning on April 24th, which added to the bustling atmosphere of the ongoing Hung Kings Temple Festival in northern Phu Tho province.

  • Infamous poet Nguyen Binh’s 100th birthday marked in Hanoi

    Infamous poet Nguyen Binh’s 100th birthday marked in Hanoi

    Public: 4/24/2018 7:50:52 PM

    The Vietnam Writers’ Association (VWA) joined Poet Nguyen Binh’s family and poetry lovers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famous poet’s birth (1918 - 2018) in Hanoi on April 24th.

  • Bai Choi's UNESCO status to be celebrated in 400 artist performance

    Bai Choi's UNESCO status to be celebrated in 400 artist performance

    Public: 4/24/2018 7:50:12 PM

    About 400 artists will perform in a ceremony on May 5th in Quy Nhon city to honorarily recognise Choi singing (a genre of folk music practised in Vietnam’s central region) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

  • Hoa Lu Festival to underway in Ninh Binh

    Hoa Lu Festival to underway in Ninh Binh

    Public: 4/23/2018 4:26:35 PM

    The traditional Hoa Lu Festival will take place from April 24th to 27th in Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s first capital, in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

  • Banh giay cakes, ancient symbols of gratitude

    Banh giay cakes, ancient symbols of gratitude

    Public: 4/22/2018 9:44:06 PM

    Been to a Vietnamese wedding banquet? If so, you must have tried Banh giay, a white, flat round cake made of glutinous rice with or without mung beans inside.

  • Quang Ninh marks 1080th and 730th anniversaries of Bach Dang Victories

    Quang Ninh marks 1080th and 730th anniversaries of Bach Dang Victories

    Public: 4/22/2018 12:22:23 PM

    The northern province of Quang Ninh hosted a ceremony on April 21st to mark the 1080th (938-2018) and 730th (1288-2018) anniversaries of the Bach Dang Victories.

  • Exhibition sheds lights on S’tieng ethnic culture in HCM City

    Exhibition sheds lights on S’tieng ethnic culture in HCM City

    Public: 4/19/2018 2:40:53 PM

    Around 120 objects highlighting the cultural diversity and identity of the S’tieng ethnic community are on display at an exhibition that opened at the Ho Chi Minh City History Museum on April 19th.

  • My Son tower needs urgent restoration

    My Son tower needs urgent restoration

    Public: 4/19/2018 2:19:09 PM

    Tower B3, one of the rare architectures remaining in the complex of temples at My Son sanctuary is in danger of collapse and needs urgent reinforcement and restoration, according to head of the management board of the sanctuary Phan Ho.

  • Historical artefacts found during Kinh Thien Palace excavation

    Historical artefacts found during Kinh Thien Palace excavation

    Public: 4/18/2018 9:55:54 AM

    Archaeologist Tong Trung Tin’s excitement knew no bounds when he found dragon-shaped tiles in the debris from the excavation of Kinh Thien Palace.

  • Vibrant colours added to Cold Food festival

    Vibrant colours added to Cold Food festival

    Public: 4/18/2018 8:08:11 AM

    Vietnamese people have been making or buying Banh Troi (floating cakes) and Banh Chay (lean cake) to offer to ancestors and share among family members in celebration of Tet Han Thuc (or says Cold Food Festival). These dishes have long been known for their pure white colour. Yet, colourful dishes of Banh Troi and Banh Chay have become an emerging trend among modern families.

  • Fried ground squid cakes, a speciality of Ha Long

    Fried ground squid cakes, a speciality of Ha Long

    Public: 4/17/2018 9:50:17 AM

    Visitors of Ha Long City can enjoy fresh seafood to appease their hungry stomachs, but they can also enjoy the local speciality of chả mực — fried ground squid cakes. The dish was voted one of the country’s top 10 tastiest dishes by Asian Record.

  • Bo Luy-Lo Gach pagoda relic gets national status

    Bo Luy-Lo Gach pagoda relic gets national status

    Public: 4/17/2018 8:12:17 AM

    The relic complex of Bo Luy-Kompong Thmo pagoda, also known as Lo Gach (Brick-kiln) pagoda, in Chau Thanh district of the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, has been recognised as a national archaeological site.

  • Water splashing festival recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

    Water splashing festival recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

    Public: 4/13/2018 7:22:22 PM

    A ceremony was held in Na Sang 1 village, Dien Bien district, the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on April 13th to grant the certificate of “national intangible cultural heritage” to the water splashing festival (Bun huot nam) of the Lao ethnic minority group.

  • Festival to highlight Ethnic Groups’ Cultural Day

    Festival to highlight Ethnic Groups’ Cultural Day

    Public: 4/12/2018 1:56:44 PM

    Xang Khan, a traditional festival of the Thai ethnic group, where herbalists pay tribute to gods and ancestors who taught them to cure ailments, will be part of an event to celebrate the Vietnam Ethnic Groups’ Cultural Day on April 19th.

  • Activities held to celebrate Khmer’s Chol Chnam Thmay festival

    Activities held to celebrate Khmer’s Chol Chnam Thmay festival

    Public: 4/11/2018 2:37:02 PM

    A lot of activities are taking place across southern provinces to celebrate the Khmer ethnic group’s Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival, which falls on April 14th-16th.

  • Various cultural events to be held at Hung Temple Festival this April

    Various cultural events to be held at Hung Temple Festival this April

    Public: 4/11/2018 10:40:09 AM

    The annual Hung Kings Memorial Festival (Hung Temple Festival) hosted by the northern province of Phu Tho is approaching. Organisers have put together an exciting list of events, including contributions from neighbouring provinces.

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