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Mysterious rituals of the Red Dao

Mysterious rituals of the Red Dao

26/02/2018 11:21 GMT+7

When spring comes, the Red Dao in Bat Xat district of Lao Cai province hold their long-standing ceremonies in veneration of their predecessors, which deeply show the humanity in the culture of this ethnic group.
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Journeys along Vietnam on rolling train wheels

Journeys along Vietnam on rolling train wheels

22/01/2018 11:39 GMT+7

On July 20, 1885, the first train departed from Saigon railway station, crossing over Vam Co Dong river on a ferry boat at Ben Luc and arrived at the final station in My Tho city. This marked the birth of the railway system in Vietnam – one of few countries that had a modern railway system at that time.

After 130 years, Vietnam now has a railway network with a total length of 3,160 km connecting residential areas and agricultural, industrial and cultural hubs from the North to the South. Low costs, high safety, energy and resource efficient and environmentally friendly are among the advantages of rail transport. 

 

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Hi-tech Farming Means Better Vietnamese Agriculture

Hi-tech Farming Means Better Vietnamese Agriculture

26/11/2017 18:45 GMT+7

In early 2017, the Vietnamese Government officially gave the answer to Vietnamese agriculture: hi-tech farming is based on four principals. They are the state (with its policies), enterprises, farmers and scientists. In response to that undertaking, many economic groups and private enterprises have participated in hi-tech farming, playing the central role in aligning the four pillars and bringing initial results.
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Da Nang Welcomes APEC 2017

Da Nang Welcomes APEC 2017

20/10/2017 00:01 GMT+7

By night, the Han River is resplendent with glittering lights. The clock counting down the hours until the opening day of APEC 2017 Summit Week at the head of the Han River bridge flares up with numerals moving down gradually one by one. The APEC attraction seems to spread vigorously in each breath of the beautiful coastal city. And Da Nang residents are talking more and more about APEC with a longing mood as more than anyone else, they understand that the whole world is watching their city.
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Long An - the Western Gateway

Long An - the Western Gateway

22/09/2017 17:18 GMT+7

Long An province is a gateway connecting Ho Chi Minh City - the country’s largest economic centre, to southwestern provinces. Thanks to its tourism advantages and the application of high-tech agriculture, the province has great potential for comprehensive economic development.
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Cultural Colours of the Khmer

Cultural Colours of the Khmer

16/08/2017 17:07 GMT+7

Visiting Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Kien Giang and An Giang provinces in the Mekong Delta, we can easily recognise areas inhabited by Khmer minority people through primitive Buddhist pagodas sitting on high and vast areas. Located around such pagodas are hamlets of the Khmer who live peacefully and happily with cultural festivals deeply imbued with their identity.
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Revival of the Yellow-Leaf Ethnic Minorities

Revival of the “Yellow-Leaf” Ethnic Minorities

19/07/2017 16:18 GMT+7

Just five years ago, the people of the La Hu, Cong and Mang ethnic minorities, who lived upstream on the Da river in Muong Te and Nam Nhun districts, Lai Chau province, 500km from Hanoi, were in a wild and backward life stricken by hunger all the year round. Now, these ethnic groups have an abundant and stable life thanks to the government’s supporting policies expeditiously implemented by the Lai Chau administration.
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The Holy Land of Caodaism

The “Holy Land” of Caodaism

24/06/2017 09:52 GMT+7

Caodaism is a Vietnamese religion which was founded in 1926 in the southern province of Tay Ninh. It is now one of the major religions in Vietnam with over 2.5 million followers, 10,000 dignitaries and 1,000 places of worship. Over the years, the development of Caodaism has diversified and enriched the religious life and beliefs of the Vietnamese people.
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