15:10 | 25/04/2017 Film - Cinema
The movie “Ice and the Sky” (La Glace et le Ciel) (France, 2013, 113’) by director Bertrand Tavernier will be screened at the L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi on April 28.
13:42 | 25/04/2017 Fashion & Life
Performances of hot-air balloons will be organized from April 27 to the opening ceremony of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2017 on April 30.
Mother Goddesses worship gets national upgrade
11:06 | 24/04/2017 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently announced a national action program to preserve and promote the worship of Mother Goddesses in Vietnam and its ritual, which has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.
Vietnam’s pre-eminent caveman
11:29 | 21/04/2017 Travel
(VEN) - The “Quang Binh in the heart of Hanoi” program (introducing Quang Binh Province’s tourist potential and offerings to Hanoians) took place from March 25-27 in Hanoi. British explorer Howard Limbert, who discovered the Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh Province, talked about a quarter-century of discovering caves in Vietnam at the program’s March 26 talk in Hanoi.
Hollywood filmmaker turns Vietnamese diplomat
16:00 | 18/04/2017 Culture & Art
(VEN) - Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the new Hollywood monster movie “Kong: Skull Island”, never thought he would become a diplomat. The interests of the American film and television director from Detroit lay elsewhere – in screenwriting, standup comedy and visual storytelling. But in one of life’s unexpected turns, he has been appointed an ambassador, no less - Vietnam’s Honorary Tourism Ambassador - for a three-year term. The proud new envoy met recently with reporters and spoke about his plans.
HCMC tourism: Full potential unexploited
17:00 | 14/04/2017 Travel
(VEN) - The number of foreign visitors to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has increased an average 8.2 percent per year in recent years, accounting for 56.6 percent of the country’s total, according to official data. The city’s tourism revenue grew an average 16.4 percent per annum, representing 39 percent of the country’s total, contributing nine percent to the city’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth.