VietNamNet Bridge - With many caves, temples and traditional villages, Ngu Hanh Son, or the Marble Mountains, is a fascinating stop on the journey to discover heritage sites in central Vietnam. About 8 km to the southeast of Da Nang’s center, the Marble Mounts combines the beauty of nature with historical value, cultural and spiritual values. In the early 19th century, King Gia Long, the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty, passed by and named the five mountains as Ngu Hanh Son. He also named each of them according to one of the five elements of the universe: Kim Son (metal of gold), Moc Son (wood), Thuy Son (water), Hoa Son (fire), and Tho Son (earth). According to oriental philosophy, metal, wood, water, fire and earth are five elements that create the universe. Five is a very important number in oriental mentality and life. And so, the five mountains that compose Marble Mountain are filled with mystery. Caves Huyen Khong Cave. Following a long coastal road from Danang to … [Read more...] about Marble Mounts – The ‘rockery’ masterpiece in the heart of Da Nang
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VietNamNet Bridge - Deep in the forests and mountains of the Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park in the central province of Quang Binh there are several villages of the Ruc ethnic group – one of the 10 most mysterious tribes in the world. More than 10 years after being recognized by the UNESCO as a world natural heritage site, the Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park has become a destination for domestic and international tourists and experts. But few know that deep in the jungle of the national park live the Ruc people in their villages. Is there a bigger and longer cave than Son Doong in Phong Nha - Ke Bang? Ho Tien Nam is the first Ruc man to become a primary school teacher. Stretching through the two districts of Minh Hoa and Bo Trach of Quang Binh province, the Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park has long been a particularly attractive destination for tourists and researchers in … [Read more...] about The life of the world’s most mysterious tribe in Vietnam
Viet Nam News by Thu Giang HÀ NỘI - I begin a one-day tour in Tai Chung, in central Taiwan, on a beautiful day in autumn. The weather is so cool that it makes me feel happy to mix with the green atmosphere and daily life of the local residents. It's 8am when my friends and I leave our hotel in the centre of Tai Chung City to ride in a passenger car, which takes us to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village - about 60 kilometres to the south of the city. Our car drives on the highway, which winds through mountains and hills. The mountain range is not too high, so it easily allows for views of a picturesque mountain with white clouds drifting and bobbing around the top, while the bright morning sunlight travels down through clouds, along with sparkling paddy fields and highlighting the roof of several houses built separately on the mountains' slopes. On the way to the village, Chiu Yi-Chuan, a local tour guide, tells us that since first opening in July 1986, Formosan Village had … [Read more...] about A lovely day to remember in Tai Chung
People's Artist Dang Thai Son to perform in Vietnam People's Artist Dang Thai Son will return to Vietnam to perform a concert titled ‘Dang Thai Son-New Sound in 20th Century’ at the Opera House in Hanoi at 8pm on December 4. Dang Thai Son will perform works of two famous French composers, Claude Debussy and Francis Poulenc. Besides that, he will also perform two works of musicians Do Hong Quan and Dang Huu Phuoc. The program will be attended by artist Luu Hong Quang, who will play piano pieces of Francis Poulenc. In his life, Dang Thai Son has remained devoted to Vietnamese music and always supported young musical talent of Vietnamese music. Currently, Dang Thai Son lives and works in Canada and also teaches music in France, the United States and China. In his free time, Dang Thai Son holds lectures at music festivals in many countries. People's Artist Dang Thai Son has performed in 40 countries across the world with famous orchestras, including the Leningrad Philharmonic, … [Read more...] about People’s Artist Dang Thai Son to perform in Vietnam this Dec.
French artist to perform in HCMC Renowned French singer Patricia Kaas will give a solo performance for charity at Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Thanh Theatre on May 19. “Kaas Chante Piaf” concert, organised by Poussieres de Vie - a non-governmental organisation (NGO), will provide an opportunity for audiences to listen to a series of famous singer Édith Piaf’s songs covered by Kaas. The hits include La vie en rose (Pink Life), L'hymne à l'amour (Love Song), and Non, je ne regrette rien (No, I do not regret anything). Patricia Kaas was the first western singer to perform in Hanoi and HCM City in 1994, as part of the Asian tour, at the invitation of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She steals the show with many successful tours in North Asia, including Japan and the Republic of Korea. The ticket price of the concert is around VND 500,000-VND5 million. All proceeds will be donated to help Vietnamese disadvantaged children. Local reporter displays … [Read more...] about French artist Patricia Kaas to perform in HCMC