The 224th anniversary of the Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory

The 224th anniversary of the Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory

The festival opened with an incense and offering ceremony in memory of King Quang Trung-Nguyen Hue and the Tay Son soldiers. A series of cultural, artistic and sporting activities, and martial art performances took place during the day, the fifth day of the first lunar month. The day before, people central Binh Dinh province, the homeland of King Quang Trung, gathered at Quang Trung museum and offered incense to commemorate his merits. In the early spring of 1789, Nguyen Hue, who was

Hanoi culture exhibition 2013

Hanoi culture exhibition 2013

Hundreds of books, articles, and photographs depicting Hanoian culture are on display at the library. Visitors get a glimpse of daily life and customs, costumes and cuisine. Visitor Tran Thi Nhu Lan from Hai Ba Trung district, said Hanoian culture is besieged by modern life styles. She hopes more and more similar exhibitions will open to help younger generations understand more about the city’s culture and preserve the traditions of the original Hanoians. The exhibition opened on

Hanoi among cities with high quality hotel service

Hanoi among cities with high quality hotel service

In its survey examining 140 hotels in 100 cities around the world, London in the UK was labeled the worst, receiving many complaints about its expensive bars, slow services, and mediocre breakfasts. The city’s hotel rooms were also described as too small and cut off from any views. Long queues at large hotels bothered many of the city’s tourists. In total contrast to London, Dresden’s hotels were praised for delicious breakfasts at very reasonable prices, hospitable staff, spacious

Exhibition features traditional worship of education in Hanoi

Exhibition features traditional worship of education in Hanoi

The exhibition of Ancient Van Tu and Van Chi in Thang Long and Neighbouring Regions shows 130 images and many objects relating to Van Tu and Van Chi including books, tubes to store scrolls, wood blocks and ideographic scripts carved on stone stelae. They show the architecture of Van Tu and Van Chi in Thang Long (the former name of Hanoi ) and some northern provinces such as Hung Yen, Ha Nam and Ninh Binh as well as how people worship Confucius and recognised scholars. Van Chi was an

Hanoi among cities with high quality hotel service

Hanoi among cities with high quality hotel service

Hotel service quality in Hanoi has ranked second only behind the German city of Dresden in a recent survey conducted by the prestigious website Trivago. In its survey examining 140 hotels in 100 cities around the world, London in the UK was labeled the worst, receiving many complaints about its expensive bars, slow services, and mediocre breakfasts. The city’s hotel rooms were also described as too small and cut off from any views. Long queues at large hotels bothered many of the

Hanoi - Historic war bunker opens to tourists

Hanoi – Historic war bunker opens to tourists

The bunker, located in the Thang Long Citadel Complex in downtown Ha Noi, was built in 1966 with cement blocks weighing a total of 1,000 cubic metres and it has been claimed that it can provide shelter from atomic bombs. About 300 soldiers were mobilised to work on its construction. It was hidden beneath a communications department building, which was intentionally destroyed in order to mislead the enemy's bombers. From under the piles of brick, military leaders worked day and night to

Hanoi as attractive destination in foreign tourists eye

Hanoi as attractive destination in foreign tourists eye

A survey on more than 1,400 foreign tourists to the capital city, carried out by the Hanoi department of culture, sport and tourism with the goal of researching and perfecting statistical methods on the number of foreign tourists to Hanoi. Under the survey, more than 93 percent of the total respondents saw the city as an attractive destination. Aspects of gastronomy, landscape, service, and people were cited as behind the attraction of the city. Specifically, Hanoi’s gastronomy received

Huong Pagoda festival 2013 looks to biggest celebration ever

Huong Pagoda festival 2013 looks to biggest celebration ever

The festival, which is celebrating both the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday and the beginning of the National Tourism Year in the Hong (Red) River Delta, will have a wide range of activities, exhibitions and spectacle following the theme Traditional Features of Viet Culture. Festivities will begin on the sixth day of Tet (February 15) when visitors can enjoy a photography exhibition of ancient Vietnamese pagodas and watch birds being released on the picturesque Yen Spring. The Huong Pagoda is

Excavate unique cultural layers underneath Thang Long royal citadel

Excavate unique cultural layers underneath Thang Long royal citadel

At a depth of between 0.5 and 4.2 metres underground of The central axis of the Thang Long Royal Citadel for thousands years, consists of overlapping cultural layers ranging from Ly (1009-1226) to Nguyen (1802 – 1945) dynasties. Scientists at a seminar on reporting the results of the excavation of the site of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel’s central area in Hanoi, made the remark on December 26 about the project, which started in June this year by the Vietnam Archaeology Institute and

Hoi An and Hanoi among best Asian destinations

Hoi An and Hanoi among best Asian destinations

Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam and Hanoi continue be named among the top ten destinations in Asia this year by Hong Kong-based travel and trade journal, Smart Travel Asia. According to an online poll conducted by the magazine, regarded as a leading authority on the regional travel industry, Hanoi remains in sixth position, as recorded last year, while Hoi An is rated seventh. Bali island in Indonesia ranks first, followed by Phuket in Thailand and Hong

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