by Nguyễn Thúy Bình When most people hear the word shaman, they imagine a wizened old man with a long white beard. At just 17 years old, Liễu Thị Minh Thơ defies all expectations, surprising everyone with her deep knowledge of rituals. Born in 2002 in Phú Xá Village, Cao Lộc District in the northern province of Lạng Sơn, Thơ has been working to preserve and promote then rituals through her passion, talent and hard work. At the age of 17, Liễu Thị Minh Thơ is the youngest then shaman in the northern province of Lạng Sơn. Photo dantocmiennui.vn Then is a popular set of religious beliefs among the Tày and Nùng ethnic people in the northeastern mountainous area of Việt Nam. There are various legends on the origin of then according to which the tradition could have endured through thousands of years and still exists in the … [Read more...] about Young girl follows family tradition to become a shaman
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While international and domestic tourists have flocked to Ha Long Bay to admire the karst topography for many years, Ha Long City has lacked cultural events, modern entertainment and attractive beaches to prolong the duration of their visits. But that’s finally changing thanks to a major makeover that’s transformed the city’s image. A natural wonder of the world When Ha Long Bay was recognised as world nature heritage by UNESCO in 1994, people in Ha Long city and Quang Ninh Province imagined a bright future for their homeland’s tourism industry. Each year, the city started to see millions of tourists from all over the world, but very few actually stayed in Ha Long City. Both domestic and international tourists were coming to see Ha Long Bay, considered to be a ‘natural wonder of the world’, a place you ‘must see in your lifetime’. The city of Ha Long was regarded as a pit-stop. Most tourists simply clambered off a bus before … [Read more...] about How Ha Long City has been tranformed into a vibrant destination
Halong city's new entertainment complexes, enrich the appeal of the magnificent Halong Bay While international and domestic tourists have been flocking to Halong Bay to admire the heavenly and distinctive karst topography for many years now, Halong city has always lacked cultural events, modern entertainment, and attractive beaches to prolong the duration of their visits – but this is finally changing thanks to a major makeover that has transformed the city’s image. A natural wonder of the world When Halong Bay was recognised as a World Natural Heritage by the UNESCO in 1994, local imagined a bright future for their homeland’s tourism industry. Each year, the city started to see millions of tourists from all over the world, but very few actually stayed in Halong city. Both domestic and international tourists were only coming to see Halong Bay, considered to be a natural wonder of the world, a place you simply must visit. The city of Halong was only seen as a … [Read more...] about A new dawn for tourism in Halong city
People will witness a battle between the two strongest fireworks teams from Hong Kong (China) and Italy on the third night of Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival (DIFF 2018). The theme ‘Happy Bridge’ will not only be illustrated with fireworks in the sky, but also by an art show that promises to be impressive. Rivals The Vulcan, which enjoys its legendary fireworks party on Victoria Harbour (Hong Kong) every New Year, is considered a respectable name. At DIFF 2018, its top fireworks will be a major attraction on the third fireworks night, in keeping with the theme 'Happy Bridge'. Established in 1974, Vulcan has gained international fame with major international awards, such as the Champion of International Fireworks Performance Hannover, Germany – 2009, the Champion of International Firework Performance Championships in Blackpool, England, 2009, the second prize at the Oman Fireworks World Show – 2010 and the third prize in the Quebec … [Read more...] about Happy Bridge night champs: Hong Kong or Italy?
Viet Nam News It took actress Hoàng Yến nearly ten years of hard work to become famous. She started her career at the age of fourteen. She is now twenty-three years old. She still has many ideas for the future, both in film and in music. by Thu Anh After years of working hard, three young film actresses of HCM City are making their mark and leading a new generation that is inspiring audiences. Hoàng Yến began her career with a 100-episode sitcom on Việt Nam Television when she was 14 years old. She is now a new idol in both film and music after nearly 10 years working in the industry. Her latest film, Tháng Năm Rực Rỡ (Splendid Years), a remake of a South Korean hit called Sunny, was released last month and was a hit in Việt Nam. The film on urban women earned more than VNĐ65 billion (US$2.85 million) in ticket sales 10 days after release. Yến performed a leading role besides stars … [Read more...] about Young actresses shine on the screen