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Enchanting Bai Choi melodies from central Vietnam

Enchanting Bai Choi melodies from central Vietnam

25/06/2018 14:57 GMT+7

Bai choi folk singing from central Vietnam is an original stage performance art which draws participation from people from all walks of life. The folk art genre, which combines music, poetry, acting, painting and literature, has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible heritage of humanity.
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In the desert of Ninh Thuan

In the desert of Ninh Thuan

21/05/2018 15:50 GMT+7

Every year from April to July is the driest period in Ninh Thuan, turning this southern central province into a mini desert. Local farmers struggle to cover this desert land with the green of development.
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Royal rituals restored in the former imperial capital

Royal rituals restored in the former imperial capital

03/05/2018 16:53 GMT+7

The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre has reenacted rituals from the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), revealing interesting stories about the forbidden palace of Vietnam’s last feudal reign.
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Xoan singing: A special UNESCO heritage

Xoan singing: A special UNESCO heritage

20/03/2018 10:58 GMT+7

Xoan singing from the northern province of Phu Tho has for the first time convinced the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) to make an unprecedented and exceptional decision to remove this folk music from the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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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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