Circus and traditional arts to be combined on stage for the first time

Viet Nam’s first theatrical work made up of circus and cai luong (reformed arts) – Cay Gay Than (The Magic Stick) – has recently been launched in Ha Noi.

Con Dao Island: Developing tourism tied with preservation of natural heritage

Con Dao should not develop sustainable tourism and attract greater number of arrivals regardless of the consequences, but a reasonable quantity to ensure the natural heritage assets.

Cu Chi Tunnels seeks UNESCO’s recognition as World Heritage Site

The HCM City People's Committee has sent a document to the Ministry of National Defense as it seeks advice on compiling relevant dossiers about the historic Cu Chi Tunnels as its strives to gain UNESCO’s recognition as a world heritage site.

New project on preserving Vietnamese folk arts launched

The Viet Nam Folk Arts Association has launched a project on protecting and promoting the values of the country’s folk arts an intangible national heritage.

Rice with salt: A delicacy of Hue imperial city

People in the imperial capital of Hue are very good at cooking so they have many recipes to create unique and delicious dishes using salt with cereals, vegetables, meat and fish. One of these delicacies is rice served with salt.

Exhibition calls attention to preserving Vietnam’s traditional villages

Photos of the architecture of traditional Vietnamese villages are being displayed at an exhibition in Hanoi hosted by the Monument Conservation Institute. The exhibition, entitled “Architecture of Vietnamese Traditional Villages”, introduces six old villages in northern and central regions.

“Long story” from Ao Dai

In late June, a special show of more than 1,000 Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dresses) patterns, entitled “Ao Dai – Vietnam’s cultural heritage”, was held at the Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi.

Ren conical hat-making village in Phu Tho Province

Nestled on the peaceful Lo River, Ren Village in Gia Thanh Commune, Phu Ninh District, Phu Tho Province, is famous for the traditional craft of conical hat making.

Consolidating solidarity through the circle of Xoe dance

Xoe dance is not only the pride of the Thai ethnic people but it is also a unique cultural feature in the repertoires of folk dances of ethnic minority groups in the northern province of Dien Bien and the northwest region in general.

Ta Phin monastery another magical beauty of Sa Pa

Travelling to Sa Pa Town in Lao Cai Province is always a journey of interesting experiences and Ta Phin monastery is becoming a popular spot near the town.