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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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Gongs – Echoes of Forests  Mountains

Gongs – Echoes of Forests & Mountains

19/05/2017 09:35 GMT+7

Living in Tay Nguyen (the Central Highlands) forests and mountains, the ethnic groups of Ba Na,
E De, Co Tu, M’Nong, GiaRai and Ma  consider gongs to be  their treasures, their voices, and their innermost feelings and sentiments. Gongs are also sacred which help them communicate with their deities. Ten years after being recognised as an intangible and oral cultural masterpiece of humanity, Tay Nguyen gong culture space has further demonstrated its values, becoming the cultural “envoy” linking visitors from five continents with this basaltic land full of sunshine and winds of legendary Tay Nguyen forests and mountains.

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New Face for Pearl of the Far East

New Face for “Pearl of the Far East”

21/04/2017 12:37 GMT+7

It is predicted that by 2020, the population of Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, will exceed 10 million people. Ho Chi Minh City has been developing vigorously to be worthy of the “Pearl of the Far East” title and to become a “megacity” of world ranking.
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An Giang Border Province: New Vitality

An Giang Border Province: New Vitality

25/03/2017 13:07 GMT+7

Vast fertile fields, bustling and crowded towns, trucks loaded with goods containers passing one after another through the border gate, ships and boats transporting passengers from/to Vietnam and Cambodia doing business or visiting one another, are common daily activities of a peaceful life full of friendship seen in Vietnam’s southern An Giang border province.
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Unique Specialties for Tet

Unique Specialties for Tet

26/01/2017 13:57 GMT+7

For a long time, when the Lunar New Year (or Tet as it is called in Vietnam) arrives, the Vietnamese people often purchase delicious specialties to worship their ancestors with first, then share among their family members to enjoy during the holidays. The custom has become a tradition which shows the Vietnamese refined eating and entertaining lifestyle, and also reflects a cultural feature unique to each region of the country.
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