Ly Son placed in the top 10 of attractive islands and archipelagoes in Viet Nam

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The list of top 45 attractive destinations in Viet Nam has been announced by the Viet Nam Records Organization (VRO) recently. ​ … [Read more...]

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Ly Quy Khanh’s collection at Dep Fashion Show 11

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VietNamNet Bridge- Famous singers and actresses performed the special collection designed by Ly Quy Khanh at the Dep Fashion Show 11 in HCM City on January 24. Dep Fashion Show 11 scheduled on Jan. 24-25 Photo: VNE/Infornet … [Read more...]

Mekong Delta revives Khmer theatre art

Du ke, a style of musical theatre created by Khmer people in southern Vietnam in the early 1920s, is returning to the stage in its native region thanks to a handful of dedicated troupes. "It is not a mission impossible," said Thach Muni, member of the Southwest Region Steering Committee and former manager of Anh Binh Minh, a Khmer art troupe. "It is even easy if we follow a clear plan because Du ke has not fallen into oblivion yet. It is just at a standstill, and has not been able to keep … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines December 23

Vietnamese contestant Dong Thanh Vy finished third in the finals of the South East Asian's beauty pageant which concluded in Thailand on December 21.

Vietnamese awarded at Miss ASEAN contest The organisers of the competition said Thanh Vy's confidence and beauty shone out above her rivals, securing her victory and a place in the top three. Vietnam sent two representatives to the pageant: Pham Huong, F-Idol 2011 winner, and Dong Thanh Vy, an accounting student. Last year, Vietnamese beauty Dieu Han was crowned at the contest. Miss ASEAN 2013 was a girl named Amande Leong Li Ting from Singapore, and the first runner up was Amelia … [Read more...]

Five stamps of Vietnam tourism in 2013

The Sword Lake, Hanoi. This year Hanoi was in the top 10 rising destinations of the world, selected by renowned travel site TripAdvisor.

VietNamNet Bridge - 2013 was a successful year for Vietnam tourism as a continuous presence in the world rankings and the region, but also the year's tearful young backpacker favorite. 1. Searching the new Tourism Ambassador Five candidates for Vietnam tourism ambassador title named It is the public interest but the selection attracted a small number of candidates. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism prolonged the deadline until October 31, but it received applications of only five … [Read more...]

Mekong Delta revives Khmer theatre

Musical moment:University students perform Cam bay hoc duong at Thai Binh Theatre, Tra Vinh Province, last month.

Du ke, a style of musical theatre created by Khmer people in southern Viet Nam in the early 1920s, is returning to the stage in its native region thanks to a handful of dedicated troupes. Hoang Ha reports. "It is not an impossible mission," said Thach Muni. Author, member of the southwest steering committee and former manager of Anh Binh Minh, a Khmer art troupe, Muni reiterated, "preserving and bringing into play the theatre art Du ke is not an impossible mission". He told Viet Nam News: "It … [Read more...]

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Hanoi Photography Workshop by Justin Mott 24 - 27 Jan 2014 83 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi Experience what it's like to be an assignment photographer learning from editorial and commercial photographer Justin Mott. Mott is a frequent contributor to The New York Times along with working for such international publications such as TIME, WSJ, Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler, IHT, and numerous others. This workshop is aimed at amateur, aspiring, and professional shooters looking to sharpen their skills … [Read more...]

Dep Fashion Show 11

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Recently, thousands of people in Ho Chi Minh City had a chance to enjoy an impressive fashion collection at Dep Fashion Show 11- Birth of Venus. Thanks to his talent, General Director of the Dep Fashion Show, Charlie Nguyen, led the audience through his interesting story using fashion collections and the cinema language. Inspired by the painting called "Birth of Venus", a masterpiece by Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, the Dep Fashion Show's production team recreated the mythological scene of … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 1/3

Vietnam supports UNESCO's reform The Vietnamese Party and Government always support UNESCO's "action plan towards future" initiated by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Thanh Son made the statement at a meeting with Irina Bokova in Paris on February 29 on the sidelines of UNESCO's Executive Council meeting from February 27 to March 10. Son said the cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO has achieved significant results and lot of Vietnamese … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 24/2

Korean stars to perform in Vietnam A number of Korean artists will join a concert in Hanoi on March 15 to mark the 20th anniversary of Vietnam-Republic of Korea diplomatic ties. Among famous bands and artists in the spotlight are scheduled to take part in the event including Super Junior, Sistar, Beast, T-ara, CNBLUE, Davichi, and Secret bands and IU and Trot Park Huyn-bin singers. The event's director and KBS staff are in Vietnam to prepare for the programme. Historic citadel found in … [Read more...]