Buckwheat flower festival in Hà Giang

An annual festival centring around buckwheat flowers, the iconic flower of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, and the unique cultural values of local ethnic groups will begin on November 23.

Month-long events honour culture of Vietnamese ethnic groups

A series of cultural activities are taking place at the Việt Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism throughout this month featuring the unique cultures of ethnic groups across the country.

Dong Ho paintings reveal Vietnamese unique folk culture

In the old days, Dong Ho paintings were used as decorations at every home during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). The folk paintings have become part of Vietnamese life through generations.

Mong festival in Lai Chau attracts thousands of visitors

The Mong ethnic festival opened in Tam Duong district, Lai Chau province on October 21, attracting thousands of visitors and ethnic people in the region.

Đà Lạt Flower Festival returns after 2 years in December

The 8th Đà Lạt Flower Festival will take place from December 20 to 24 in Đà Lạt and Bảo Lộc cities, the Lâm Đồng Province People’s Committee has announced.

Dao ethnic people preserve national identity

The Dao ethnic minority people in Son Dong district, Bac Giang province mainly live in communes and townships such as Tuan Mau, Thanh Son, Thanh Luan, Duong Huu, Van Son, Huu San and Thach Son ... Amid the modern life, they still preserve their cultural identities and pass them on to future generations.

Thanh Ha pottery recognised as national heritage

Thanh Ha pottery in Cam Ha commune, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province has just been recognised as National Intangible Heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Ancient house preserves cultural imprints

Lying by the ancient village of Tùy Loan in the central coastal city Đà Nẵng, the 200-year-old Tích Thiện Đường house still retains its original architecture.

Red Dao group’s costume decoration art recognised as national heritage

A ceremony was held in the northern province of Tuyen Quang on October 12 to receive a certificate recognising the art of Red Dao ethnic people’s traditional costume decoration as a national intangible cultural heritage.

Spectacular transformation of the city for peace: CNN

Covering the second DPRK-USA Summit in Hanoi in February, US-based Cable News Network (CNN) wrote an article on changes of the capital city turning itself from a place ravaged by the war into a city promoting peace. Part of the article, quoted by Vietnam Plus, follows: