Travel News 31/8

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VietnamNet English 1 day(s) ago

VN agencies offer short inbound tours

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More ships visit distant island

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VietNam News English 3 day(s) ago

This central province has added two ships to its fleet of vessels ferrying tourists in and around Ly Son Island for the four-day vacation marking National Day, September 2.

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Ramadan month starts in Indonesia

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

Ramadan month starts in Indonesia

The Muslim community in Indonesia- which makes up over 86 percent of the 240 million-strong population in the world’s largest Islamic country - began celebrating the Ramadan month on June 29.

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Tra Vinh asks for moon worshipping festival recognition

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The southern province of Tra Vinh has submitted a document to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism asking for it to recognise the Ok Om Bok Festival, a moon worshipping ritual of the Khmer ethnic minority group, as a national intangible cultural heritage.

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Press digest – April 10

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Báo điện tử CP English 5 month(s) ago

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Cau Ngu festival recognised as national heritage

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VietnamPlus English 5 month(s) ago

Cau Ngu festival recognised as national heritage

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recognised the “Cau Ngu” (whale worship) festival in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa as a national intangible cultural heritage.

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The unique cemetery for eunuchs in Hue

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

The unique cemetery for eunuchs in Hue

VietNamNet Bridge - Approximately 7 km to the southwest of Hue City, Tu Hieu Pagoda is known today as the resting place of the Nguyen Dynasty’s eunuchs.

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2nd Mang Den-Kon Plong Tourism and Cultural Week opens

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

2nd Mang Den-Kon Plong Tourism and Cultural Week opens

The 2nd Mang Den-Kon Plong Tourism and Cultural Week opened at Mang Den National Ecotourism Complex in Kon Tum Province on March 12.

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House of worship

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VietNam News English 6 month(s) ago

House of worship

The Ba Vang Buddhhist Temple in the northern Quang Ninh Province was officially inaugruated on Sunday after a long renovation process.

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Camping trip organised for Central Highlands tourism year

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VietnamPlus English 7 month(s) ago

The province of Dak Nong organised a camping festival at its Nam Nung historical tourism site on February 14-15, in the latest activity arranged for the 2014 Central Highlands – Da Lat National Tourism Year.

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Shining light

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VietNam News English 7 month(s) ago

Shining light

Local people and tourists flock to the ancient town of Hoi An during the Nguyen Tieu (the first Full Moon of the first lunar month of the year) Festival, which falls on the 14th and 15th lunar days (February 13-14). It's the day that local people worship their ancestors, founders of the city and the souls of the dead as well as wishing for a peaceful and prosperous year.

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Visitors to Lao Cai increase sharply over Tet

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Visitors to Lao Cai increase sharply over Tet

(VOV)-The northern border province of Lao Cai welcomed 20,000 visitors during the lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, a year-on-year increase of 5%.

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ThuaThien-Hue welcomes nearly 41,000 foreigners during Tet

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VOV News English 7 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

ThuaThien-Hue welcomes nearly 41,000 foreigners during Tet

(VOV) -The central province of ThuaThien-Hue received about 60,000 tourists,including 41,000 foreigners, during the first three days of the Lunar New Year (Tet).

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Indonesia targets 3.5 million visitors to Boroduhur Temple

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VietnamPlus English 8 month(s) ago

The Boroduhur Temple in Megalang district, Central Java, Indonesia - the world’s largest Buddhist temple – is targeting over 3.5 million tourist arrivals in 2014, a year-on-year increase of 18 percent.

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Water worshipping runs deep in Red River delta soul

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VietnamPlus English 8 month(s) ago

Originating from the conception that everything has holy characters, worshipping water god is an early custom popular in water areas in the Red River. An insight of the legend on the gods worshipping in the temples, pagodas in the delta, the festival of water procession, the custom of worshipping these gods can reveal that the vestiges of water worshipping custom is quite strong.

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