Picture perfect: The beautiful landscape of Hiền Lương Lake. — VNS Photo Lý Thu Trang Viet Nam News Minh Thu Like many mothers, 30-year-old Lý Thu Trang doesn’t want to see her children cooped-up indoors glued to the television set or sat playing video games. Living in a country as beautiful as Việt Nam, she knows during the months when schools break-up, the best place for her and her family to be, is the great outdoors. This summer’s chosen destination for a family vacation was Đà Bắc District in the northern province of Hòa Bình. This mountainous region is 110km south west from Hà Nội’s but may well be a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the capital city. Swim time: The swimming pool is a popular spot for the children. Ké Village is one the most attractive community-based tourism sites in the region. “People may hear much about homestay … [Read more...] about Love the outdoors and get close to nature
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Electro Rock with Silvouplay Time: April 16, 8 pm Location: Van Ho Exhibition Center, 02 Hoa Lu Str, Hanoi. You are invited to enjoy baroque melodies, vaporous psalmodies but exorbitant groove and brutal rock of Silvouplay, the most prominent duo of new electro scene. The program collaborates with Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival 2011. Established in 2002, Silvouplay has two members: Sébastien Perronet and Bastien Aubry with music style influenced by rock electro, pop and other genres. Ticket price: VND50,000 To buy ticket, contact: 0923487686 Subscription Concert Vol.39 Time: April 20-21, 8 pm Location: Hanoi Opera House The concert by the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) on 20-21 April at the Hanoi Opera House will introduce music works by two of the most renowned composers in the music history of the world: the German composer Robert Schumann, a famous name of Romantic music in the 19th century, and Claude Debussy, one of … [Read more...] about Upcoming Events
By Yen Linh in Hue A visit to Hue City is not complete without drifting on the Huong River to come face to face with the beauty of the imperial land. With an eco-tour along the Huong River by bicycle and kayak, we had a chance to learn more about the daily life of the locals living on the riversides and to admire the simple beauty of Phu Mong-Kim Long Garden, Thien Mu Pagoda and Sinh folk painting village. Departing at 7:30 a.m. by bicycle for Phu Mong-Kim Long Garden, we savored the lush greenery at either side of our path and the ongoing lullaby sung by the Huong River, as well as Truong Tien Bridge and Ngo Mon Square. Over six kilometers of pedaling gave us time to consider the Nguyen Dynasty in the cool of morning. In 30 minutes we were there. The Garden of Eden couldn't have been much nicer than this. The eye-soothing carpet of green and the comforting scent of native tress in the prime of their lives make the perfect background for the bright colors of the fruits and flowers … [Read more...] about Clean green transport means around Hue
At the ongoing Francophone Film Festival, there is a difference between the foreign movies screened and the Vietnamese entry, Victor Vu’s high-profile 2015 “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh” (literally, I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass): the former tell good, important stories while the Vietnamese film tells little and that in a showy way. From the title to the poster to the trailer, you expect to see much poetry in Victor Vu’s movie. “I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass” - hmm, you think, this is a good visual, poetic way to begin. The trailer also promises some great music, breathtaking camerawork, heart-warming rural scenes and cute child actors. With such promise, or fuss, you wait to hear an important story, a message, a point. Life is so precious not to have a point, any point, to hang by. Indeed, from the foreign movies shown at the 2016 Francophone Film Festival that has taken place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and is still going … [Read more...] about You see yellow flowers on the green grass: so what?
Hello and welcome to VOV’s Letter Box, a weekly feature dedicated to our listeners throughout the world. We are Mai Phuong and Ngoc Huyen. A: First on our show today, we’d like to thank you all for your greetings on Vietnam’s national reunification. Rasheed Naz of Pakistan wrote: “Happy reunification day of Vietnam 2015. I’m a new regular listener of the English Service of VOV. I like your program. All programs are informative and interesting. Letter Box is the best program. I and my club members are also interested in VOV’s 2015 contest “What do you know about Vietnam?” B: Thank you Rasheed Naz. We hope to receive more feedback from you. VOV’s “What do you know about Vietnam?” contest continues to draw great attention of listeners worldwide. A: The English Section, the Overseas Vietnamese and Chinese Sections have received a lot of entries. Mister Najimuddin, the President of International DX, India’s Radio … [Read more...] about Wednesday, May 6, 2015