The Unique Square Of Thu Thiem Urban Area By Da Ban Defrain Souquet Associes, or Deso, recently presented its initial report of the 1/500 scale plan for the central square and riverside park in the Thu Thiem new urban area. Deso’s ambition is to build a typical public space for HCM City. Architect Olivier Souquet from Deso has painted a beautiful picture of the future riverside park and the central square of the Thu Thiem Peninsula in District 2. Stemming from the natural waterfront landscape, the park and the square are designed to be different both in height to create flow from one lake to another, and in colors of earth, water and foliage. Putting the Saigon River in the foreground and the Thu Thiem central lake on the background, Souquet wants “water, wind and greenery” to be the prevailing element of the square. Then how to make the square be in a “constructive dialog” with the Saigon River? Deso has come up with an initiative to bring the water from … [Read more...] about The Unique Square Of Thu Thiem Urban Area
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Vietnam's largest city has something for everyone. Jogging on Nguyen Hue walking street Located in downtown Saigon, the walking street opened in April last year. On week days, vehicles are allowed to drive down Nguyen Hue Street, but from 6pm to 1am on Saturday and Sunday, vehicles are banned to make room for pedestrians. The street holds public events like parades, meetings and street festivals, and is turned into a flowery paradise during Vietnam’s traditional Tet holiday. The street is the ideal place for young people to practice their hoverboarding skills or to put on street music performances. On the two sides of the street, you can also find several hot shopping spots. Sailing on Nhieu Loc Canal The boats, which depart from Le Van Sy Marina (District 3) or Thi Nghe Marina (District 1), carry tourists 4.5 kilometers along the canal to enjoy the peace and quiet of Vietnam’s largest city to a musical background. Tickets range from VND110,000 (5$) for a large boat … [Read more...] about 7 things to try for for newcomers in Saigon
The central government has given a go-ahead for authorities in Ho Chi Minh City to organize fireworks displays in celebration of the New Year and upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year).The Government Office has sent a document to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, green-lighting pyrotechnic shows to be held in the southern metropolis on New Year’s Eve and Lunar New Year’s Eve.A high-range pyrotechnic exhibition will take place in District 2 near the Thu Thiem Tunnel on New Year’s Eve.Three low-range performances will be given at the Dam Sen Park in District 11, Cu Chi Tunnels in the namesake outlying district, and Rung Sac Square in Can Gio District.The much-awaited performances will start at midnight and last for 15 minutes.A similar plan has also been approved for Lunar New Year’s Eve, which falls on the night of February 15, along with two extra low-range fireworks shows at the Nga Ba Giong Memorial in Hoc … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City to hold fireworks shows to mark New Year, Tet Info Alert Alert Chia sẻ bài viết qua e-mail
Many cultural activities will take place nationwide, especially in major cities, on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2015, promising to attract a large number of local people and tourists. In Ho Chi Minh city, “Ong do” ‘Calligrapher’ street has been underway since February 8th at the Ho Chi Minh city Labour Cultural Palace and Youth Cultural House, 116 Nguyen Du, district 1. Buying and hanging folk paintings and calligraphy works have long been an indispensable Vietnamese tradition during Tet and it is believed to bring the buyers good luck and prosperity. Calligraphy works are those featuring stylized words in Vietnamese, Chinese and even English or any other language that one’s heart desires. The words, which hold mostly philosophical and literary meanings, are written with a special brush and ink. Those trained to write the words are called “ong do” (calligrapher,) and are usually elder males who wear the traditional “ao dai” … [Read more...] about Cultural activities over Tet – Where to go and what to do?
(Cinet)- Historical objects from Vietnam’s Nguyen dynasty is officially recognized as documentary heritage of UNESCO's Memory of the World Regional Committee for Asia Pacific (MOWCAP) in 2014. A rare, historically-significant title conferral document released by a king of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), the country’s last monarchy rule, has recently been found in the former imperial city of Hue in central Thua Thien- Hue province, while four cannons also from the Nguyen period have also been unearthed in Ho Chi Minh City. According to the HCMC General Science Library, the conferral document, kept at the Vo Ta lineage house in Hue City’s Thuan Hoa ward, was released in August 1885 by King Ham Nghi, the 8th king of the Nguyen Dynasty. King Ham Nghi (1871 – 1943) is one of the country’s three patriotic Nguyen kings during the French rule back then. While the king and his comrades waged a guerrilla war against the French occupation forces, the French … [Read more...] about Historical objects from Vietnam’s Nguyen dynasty recognized