Ninh Binh Tourism Week 2019 is being held from May 18 to 25 at the well-known tourist site of Tam Coc in the northern province’s Hoa Lu district. Tam Coc in yellow paddy fields (Photo source from: anninhthudo.vn) The week aims to introduce and promote the attractive features and significant values of the local tourism sector, in particular the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. Now is the season when rice ripens and when Tam Coc - Bich Dong, part of the Trang An Landscape Complex, is surrounded by yellow rice fields in the valley and along the Ngo Dong River, like golden silk embracing limestone mountains. Visitors can participate in a range of cultural activities during the week. Highlights include a photography tour to Tam Coc, a photo exhibition featuring Tam Coc and other tourist sites, traditional festivals, an exhibition of traditional crafts of the province, and demonstrations of how they are made, such as … [Read more...] about Ninh Binh Tourism Week 2019 underway
The two-day festival, named after the late leader’s home village, sees performances staged by 250 amateur artists from districts in Nghe An. (Photo: VNA) Nghe An (VNA) – The Lang Sen (Sen Village) Singing Festival opened at the Kim Lien relict site in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, the central province of Nghe An, on May 18th night to celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s 129th birthday (May 19). The two-day festival, named after the late leader’s home village, sees performances staged by 250 amateur artists from districts in Nghe An. Through songs, local people have expressed their deep sentiments and respect to the late President. President Ho Chi Minh was born on May 19, 1890 in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district. He devoted his full life to the national liberation while tirelessly striving for peace and progress in the world. He led the nation to success in the struggle for national independence and establishing the Democratic Republic of … [Read more...] about Lang Sen Singing Festival marks President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday
The Vocalista Angels Yason Christy Pranowo choir from Indonesia won the top prize at the sixth Vietnam International Choir Competition (Source: dantri.com.vn) Quang Nam (VNA) - The Vocalista Angels Yason Christy Pranowo choir from Indonesia won the top prize at the sixth Vietnam International Choir Competition which took place in Hoi An city in the central province of Quang Nam from May 15-19. The choir overcame 20 other choirs with nearly 1,000 artists from 10 countries and territories to take the first place at the biennial event. The five-day event was jointly held by Interkultur, the world’s leading organiser of international choir competitions and festivals, and Hoi An city’s People’s Committee. Twenty one choirs come from Vietnam, China, Estonia, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore and the US to the event. The host Vietnam has six choirs competing in the event. The organisers present 10 sets of … [Read more...] about Indonesian choir wins international contest in Hoi An
This giant poster of President Hồ Chí Minh currently displayed at the Tràng Tiền – Đinh Tiên Hoàng intersection was created by painter Trần Từ Thành in 1976. By Minh Thu A giant poster of President Hồ Chí Minh currently on display at the Tràng Tiền – Đinh Tiên Hoàng intersection was the result of a project launched in 1975. Created by painter Trần Từ Thành, 75, former vice rector of the Hà Nội University of Applied Fine Arts, it’s one of the most popular posters of President Hồ. The original version of the poster and the stories that go with it are on display at an exhibition titled Portrait of President Hồ Chí Minh – A View from Posters. The exhibition has opened at the Hồ Chí Minh Museum, Hà Nội to celebrate the President’s birthday (May 19). Thành … [Read more...] about President Hồ’s legacy seen through posters
Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương Though school regulations do not allow students to use mobile phones in classes, I’ve seen many cases, including my nephews, carrying smartphones and using them publicly in schools. Mobile phones, especially smartphones, have become an essential part of our daily lives. I can’t imagine going one day without touching my iPhone, as I need to make calls, reply to messages, draft emails, and scroll my social feeds. Of course, I’m already an adult. I first had my phone about 10 years ago when I was 16, and I felt okay with having it at that age. However, I believe that’s not the case these days as even my 10-year-old nephew has asked his father for a phone. That’s why when I noticed the topic of phones in schools, I had mixed feelings as to whether mobile phones are beneficial or distracting for students. I spoke with four people, two of them four or five years … [Read more...] about Should students use mobile phones in schools?