Travel News 23/8

Thua Thien-Hue targets 3 million tourist arrivals in 2014 Tourism industry of the central province of Thua Thien- Hue has just introduced a large-scale tourism promotion with discounts of up to 50% for many services in an effort to meet its target of 3 million visitors in 2014. Accordingly, the packages for 2014 and the following years will be applied to all tourist spheres, including travel, restaurant and hotel services, transportation, shopping and entertainment. The locality will focus on … [Read more...]

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Ca Tru festival will be held in Hanoi

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The Hanoitimes - The festival aims to preserve the UNESCO-recognized cultural heritage item. The National Ca Tru festival 2014 is expected to draw the participation of 26 clubs from 12 provinces and cities nationwide from August 26th to 29th. During the event, young artists will dominate the festival this year, instead of the elders signaling a renaissance of the time-honoured art. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese lions to roar again

Mane event: This lion statue in the northern province of Bac Ninh is one of the sacred Vietnamese objects listed by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition. - Photo courtesy of the department

HA NOI (VNS) - In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country. … [Read more...]

Viet Nam hosts break dance battle

DA NANG (VNS) - Two teams from Viet Nam will be competing in the Battle of the Year Break Dance Southeast Asian regional round at East Sea Park in the central Da Nang City next Friday. They will go up against their counterparts from Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines in a five-hour competition that will decide which team and nation will qualify for the World Final in Germany on October 18. Vietnamese competitors were singled out from among 23 break-dance-boy … [Read more...]

Young Fine Arts Festival 2014 opens

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(Cinet) - Young Fine Arts Festival 2014 official opened on August 20, at Vietnam Fine Arts University (42 Yet Kieu street- Hanoi). Deputy Minister Vuong Duy Bien attended the festival. … [Read more...]

National Young Fine Arts Festival 2014 opens in Hanoi

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The 3rd National Young Fine Arts Festival 2014 featuring 112 art works opened in Hanoi on August 20. The exhibits were selected from 762 entries submitted by more than 100 artists aged between 18 and 35 years of age from across the country. … [Read more...]

Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition introduces some animal statues of Vietnam

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(Cinet)- Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition had Document No.352/MTNATL about introducing some some animal statues of Vietnam on August 19. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 22/8

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My Son Sanctuary to be in 3D simulation Danang-based 3D services supplier, 3DSCAN VN, has unveiled a project to provide a 3D scanning project for the World Heritage site My Son Sanctuary, Thanh Nien reports. … [Read more...]

Festival honours young arts talent

Eclectic mix: A corner of the exhibition. - VNS Photo Phuoc Buu

HA NOI (VNS) - Various artworks ranging from paintings, graphics, video to installation arts are on display at the Young Fine Arts Festival 2014 that opened on Tuesday in Ha Noi. … [Read more...]

Singing festival showcases restored ca tru music

HA NOI (VNS) - Twenty six ca tru (ceremonial singing) troupes from across the nation will gather at a festival hosted by the Viet Nam Institute of Musicology from August 26-29 in Ha Noi. The festival is part of the national programme to preserve and develop ca tru which was deemed an intangible cultural heritage in need of promotion by UNESCO in 2009. The festival will be a chance for ca tru troupes to report their efforts in restoring the significance of treasured ca tru pieces over the … [Read more...]