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.
Hung Kings Temple Festival in full swing
17:00 | 05/04/2017 Culture & Art
Palanquin procession and offerings rituals were held on April 4 with the participation of five communes in the northern province of Phu Tho to honour the Hung Kings, the legendary founders of the Vietnamese nation.
Mother Goddesses worship receives UNESCO’s recognition
16:00 | 03/04/2017 Entertainment
A ceremony receiving UNESCO certificate of recognition for "Practices Related to the Viet Beliefs in the Mother Goddesses in Three Realms" as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was held on April 1 at the Phu Giay worshipping complex in the northern province of Nam Dinh.
A heady brew of coffee and culture
15:38 | 29/03/2017 Culture & Art
(VEN) - The 6th Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival and the Central Highlands Gong Culture Festival 2017 took place from March 8 to 13 in the city of Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak Province.
Hanh Thien: A fish-shaped feudal village
11:20 | 27/03/2017 Culture & Art
(VEN) - A 600-year-old village is the subject of intense interest by researchers due to its unique shape and outstanding cultural and historical values. The village of Hanh Thien in Xuan Truong District of the northern coastal province of Nam Dinh is an architectural complex shaped like a carp fish.
Indian Holi festival celebrated in Hanoi
11:03 | 21/03/2017 Culture & Art
Holi, the festival of colours, is a traditional festival celebrated by Hindus in India and several other countries. Those who joined the event in Hanoi on March 19 were treated to an array of Indian dishes and had the chance to throw colourful powder at each other.