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Fireworks contest to light up Han River in Da Nang

A 20,000 seat stage has been set up along the Han River bank along Tran Hung Dao Street, the central road of the city, in preparation for the sixth Da Nang international Fireworks Competition.

The competition, entities Love of the Han River, will see teams like Fireworks centre Khan of Russia and Melrose Pyrotechnics of the US, who will debut their performances along Tamaya Kitahara and hosts Da Nang-Vietnam……

France Year in Vietnam begins

Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and French Minister of Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq cut the red ribbon inaugurating the France Year in Vietnam at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 9. Minister Bricq said the opening ceremony marked the start of the Vietnam-France programme that lasts through to mid-2014 with a wide range of exchange activities to be held, ranging from economics to culture, arts, tertiary education, tourism, sports, architecture, fashion and design …..

 Investigating Xoan singing in Phu Tho and Vinh Phuc provinces 

According to Ha Ke San, vice chairman of Phu Tho provincial People’s Committee, the northern midlands province of Phu Tho has coordinated with relevant agencies to investigate Xoan singing in Phu Tho and Vinh Phuc provinces. The investigation was made to implement the national programme on the preservation and promotion of Xoan singing….

 

Hung Kings worship, source of strength of nation

The worship of Hung Kings, the founders of the Vietnamese nation, generates a source of strength for their offspring to overcome any difficulties and challenges in national building, State President Truong Tan Sang has said. He made the remarks at a grand ceremony in the northern midland province of Phu Tho on April 13 to receive a UNESCO certificate of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity bestowed to the worship of Hung Kings….

 

Trial tours of world’s largest cave to begin

The People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Binh has approved an experimental adventure tour of Son Doong Cave suggested by Howard. Limbert recommended that due to unexplored nature of cave, the trial tours, to be held twice a month, should consist of a group of only seven or eight visitors.Limbert, expert of the British Cave Research Association…….

 

Hanoi remains attractive to overseas tourists

The number of foreign arrivals to Hanoi has reached 634,000 so far this year, up 9.8 percent against the same period last year, showing that Hanoi remains an attractive destination for foreigners.

Countries seeing high rates of tourists travelling to Hanoi include Australia, Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States, France and the United Kingdom….