Viet Nam News by Bạch Liên The name Măng Đen may not be familiar to those of you who love traveling in Việt Nam. But if I tell you it's the "second Đà Lạt" in the Central Highlands, I'm sure you'll want to visit it. Măng Đen is famous for it's primeval pine forests, lakes, waterfalls, and villasnestled in the morning dew. At 1,200 metres above sea level, and about 50 km northeast of Kon Tum City, Măng Đen has a wild, pure beauty like a young woman sleeping in the woods. This area is even nicknamed the place of "seven lakes and three waterfalls", closely related to the legend about the Pling genie who created this region. One of the destinations you should visit here is the 25ha Pa Sỹ waterfall ecotourism area which opened to tourists two years ago in Măng Cành commune, Kon Plông district, Kon Tum Province. Here you will find the region's most famous waterfall, Pa Sỹ. We braved the rain to visit the waterfall during a recent short trip to Măng Đen. It was difficult to avoid the … [Read more...] about Pa Sỹ waterfall ecotourism area delights tourists
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VietNamNet Bridge - Dancers from many art schools and art troupes will gather up in HCM City to compete in the competition to seek new dancing talents from August 19 to 22. This is the third dancing festival held in HCM City. This year the event attracts dancers from over 20 art schools and art troupes in HCM City, Tien Giang, Binh Phuoc, Dak Lak, Gia Lai and others. HCM City Dance School's Experimental Theatre will present five repertoires, while the Cham Pa Scent Dance Troupe from the central province of Binh Thuan will perform three Cham ethnic repertoires. The third festival will focus on the themes: "praising the people and Vietnamese land" and "reflecting the social reality in Vietnam in the time of development and integration". Each repertoire will last no more than 10 minutes. The jury includes People's Artist Dang Hung, Chair of the HCM City Dancers' Association, Meritorious Teacher Thuy Minh, Meritorious Teacher Vinh Hien, Meritorious Artist To Nguyet Nga and … [Read more...] about Hundreds of dancers to compete at HCM City Dancing Festival
This Lunar New Year festival, local people and tourists have the chance to enjoy the beauty of Japanese cherry trees in full bloom in the resort town of Sa Pa. This is the second time Japanese cherry trees have come into bloom on the foot of Fansipan Mountain. The Japan-Vietnam company presented the trees to the Sa Pa district People's Committee in 2003 to mark the tourist resort's centennial anniversary. Along with the tourist resort city of Da Lat in the Central Highlands, Sa Pa is the second place in Vietnam that has been successful in growing Japanese cherry trees. Duc Ky - Ngoc Bang … [Read more...] about Japanese cherry trees blossom in Sa Pa
One of the most beautiful towns in Viet Nam has celebrated its one-hundred-and-tenth birthday. Early buildings that went up in Sa Pa, in Lao Cai Province, were built by the French who ruled over Viet Nam at the time. Around the town are beautiful rice fields. To celebrate this birthday, photographers showed people the pictures they had taken of the town and the area around it. LAO CAI (VNS) — The famous town of Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province is celebrating its 110th birthday with various cultural activities. Famous for its stunning mountainous landscape and unique ethnic culture, Sa Pa attracts thousands of tourists every year. The cool climate and magnificent green vistas first attracted the attention of French colonisers in the first years of the 20th century. In following decades, hundreds of French-style villas were built in the area. Aiming to turn this town into a "summer capital", the French even built a railway route linking Ha Noi and Lao Cai. However, Sa Pa and its … [Read more...] about Happy birthday, Sa Pa!
VietNamNet Bridge – An exhibition entitled Mua Thu (Autumn) featuring paintings of mountainous Sa Pa landscapes and ethnic minorities has lured many visitors since opening in Ha Noi. Hung, born and bred in the area, focused on portraits of women belonging to different ethnic minorities while Ban painted kids and Sa Pa's famous terraced rice fields. Khai compiled a collection of typical stone fence images alongside veteran Thanh whose work centred on the unique features of local women during market day and an overview of Sa Pa from the mountain. The exhibition will be displayed on the 2nd floor of the Fine Arts Exhibition House, 16 Ngo Quyen Street, Ha Noi, until Friday. * Hue citadel wall restoration and resettlement forecast to cost $61m Authorities in the central province of Thua Thien Hue have approved the restoration of a wall system running around the royal citadel in Hue at a cost of VND1.3 trillion (US$61 million). The wall was destroyed in several places during wars … [Read more...] about Sa Pa people and landscape exhibited in ‘Mua Thu’ collection