Ninh Binh: where memories are made Row, row your boat: Visitors absorb the tranquil atmosphere during a boat trip to the Tam Coc caves along a stretch of the Ngo Dong River known as Ha Long Bay on Land. Light in the dark: The 2,000 year-old Toi (Dark) Cave at Bai Dinh Pagoda in Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province. — VNS Photos Viet Thanh Royal descent: Visitors to Hoa Lu, once an important political and economic hub, can still get a sense of the grandeur of the dynasties. Green through and through: The stunning scenery around Trang An Grottoes Eco-tourism Complex. Duck!: If visitors are not careful, they can risk banging their heads on the colourful stalactities hanging from the Tam Coc caves. — VNS Photos Viet Thanh Ninh Binh tourism week 2008, April 8-14 Ninh Binh Province will soon play host to trade fairs, workshops, handicraft, bonsai and antique exhibitions and even some friendly competitions. The … [Read more...] about Ninh Binh: where memories are made
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Ninh Binh’s new coach aims high (28-03-2009) New start: Coach Nguyen Van Sy promises his best for Ninh Binh. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Van Sy doesn’t have a lot of experience in coach ing, apart for some matches last season as acting manager of Ninh Binh team. Now that he is officially the manager, his duty is to push the club to the V-League, the national premier league. Somehow the 38-year-old is confident he will achieve success, despite his inexperience. Sy talks about his team and the future. It is said that you have won the hearts of every player. Do you think that is the reason you helped Ninh Binh to victory in the first match under your management? I took charge of the team only two days before the match. The time is limited, not enough to change anything about a player’s capacity and technique. I mostly took over what coach Doan Minh Xuong left. The important thing is the players’ spirit. I and my players were determined that it was an … [Read more...] about Ninh Binh’s new coach aims high
Huu Ha helps lift Ninh Binh profile (12-08-2009) Rising star: Nguyen Huu Ha (right) tries to block a smash in an international tournament in Viet Nam. Ha has been a key player for Trang An Ninh Binh and the national team in recent years. — VNA/VNS Photo HA NOI — When volleyball fans discuss their favourite player they usually refer to 1.96m Ngo Van Kieu of Sanest Khanh Hoa. However, Nguyen Huu Ha of Trang An Ninh Binh, who was named best player in the National Volleyball League last month, is enjoying increasing attention. Born in 1981 in the northern province of Thai Binh, he graduated from the Tu Son Sports College in 2003. Companies up and down the country courted the rising star, offering lucrative deals to play in promotional tournaments. Despite making good money, Ha wasn’t satisfied. "It wasn’t good for my game. Playing in those events blunted my skills. My game didn’t improve." In 2004, Ha joined the newly established Ninh Binh men’s … [Read more...] about Huu Ha helps lift Ninh Binh profile
VietNamNet Bridge – Former national star Pham Van Quyen scored a double to kick Ninh Binh to the quarter-finals of the Asian Football Confederation Cup. The 4-2 victory of the host over Indian Churchill Brothers yesterday (May 13) in Ninh Binh Province also changed Quyen's decision of retirement. Thousands of home fans came to encourage their favourite team, whose nine key players were under investigation of match fixing, as well as many other who travelled from Nghe An Province, Quyen's home town, in his farewell match. However the visitors first opened the score at the 20th minute when Bineesh Thottunkal Balan who made strong sprints, leaving Ninh Binh's defenders behind before passing a ball to Balwant Singh who netted with a close-range shot. Just two minutes later the hosts found their equal as midfielder Le Van Thang, a raising star, made a accurate 22m tap-in. The banana-shapred kick was out of Indian goalie Thapa Lalit's reach and entered the net. Quyen who mafe his … [Read more...] about Ninh Binh moves into AFC Cup quarter-finals
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?