hollywood filmmaker turns vietnamese diplomat 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.  
denmark boosts top vietnamese art centres Denmark boosts top Vietnamese art centres

17:00 | 10/04/2017 Culture & Art

Five art spaces and initiatives in Vietnam will receive support from the Embassy of Denmark for their creative and innovative approaches to engaging art lovers and the general public.
hung kings temple festival in full swing 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 unescos recognition 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 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 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.  
gia lai week of culture cuisine and horserace opens Gia Lai week of culture, cuisine and horserace opens

16:54 | 24/03/2017 Culture & Art

The Gia Lai Week of Culture, Cuisine and Horserace 2017 opened at the Trade Exhibition Center in Pleiku city, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on March 22.
mother au co worship named national intangible cultural heritage Mother Au Co worship named national intangible cultural heritage

16:35 | 22/03/2017 Culture & Art

The northern province of Phu Tho on March 21 received a certificate recognising the Mother Au Co worship as part of the national intangible cultural heritage.
indian holi festival celebrated in hanoi 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.
spring book festival 2017 kicks off Spring Book Festival 2017 kicks off

16:43 | 17/03/2017 Culture & Art

The Spring Book Festival 2017, themed “Small Book, Big Mind,” kicked off on March 15 at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum at 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street in Hanoi.
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