520 int’l firms to join 14th Vietnam Expo 2016

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

The 14th Vietnam International Trade Fair- Vietnam Expo 2016 is scheduled to open at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City from November 30 to December 3.
The 2015 Vietnam Expo attracted 15, 000 domestic and foreign participants

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Gifting coffins to the living is an act of respect for Vietnam’s Katu ethnics

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Getting sent a coffin might be viewed as a life threat in most cultures, but for the Katu minority in central Vietnam, it is the ultimate sign of respect.

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Keeping traditional bamboo toys popular

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Colourful bamboo dragonflies perched on thin, pointed bamboo sticks are not just cute souvenir toys, they reflect the agricultural traditions and craftmanship of Vietnamese farmers. It is the simplest of toys to play with, but great care goes into making them, from choosing the most pliable material to crafting each stage with enormous patience, Lê Hương discovers on a visit to a quiet village in Ha Noi.

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Ho Chi Minh City authorities earmark $2mn for 200-year-old pagoda restoration

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Ho Chi Minh City authorities earmark $2mn for 200-year-old pagoda restoration

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are restoring a pagoda dating back over 200 years, as it has been seriously degraded over years, with over US$2 million allocated for the work.

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Better management urged for heritage sites

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Better management urged for heritage sites

Authorities at agencies managing heritage sites should change their mindset in order to better conserve relics recognised as heritage sites, experts have said.

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Southeast region fine arts exhibition features 154 works

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Southeast region fine arts exhibition features 154 works

The 21st Southeast Region Fine Arts Exhibition 2016 is taking place in Da Lat, Lam Dong province from August 12-21, featuring 154 fine art works.

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Can Tho to host Cai Rang Floating Market Festival

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Can Tho to host Cai Rang Floating Market Festival

Can Tho will hold Cai Rang Floating Market Festival from July 8-9, according to an announcement from Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as part of activities in response to Viet Nam Tourism Day.

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Hue prepares for its biggest int’l event

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Hue prepares for its biggest int’l event

Hue ancient capital and other localities in Thua Thien- Hue Province have completed preparations for the Hue Festival 2016 which will take place from April 29 to May 4.

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Wood carvings at 300-year-old temple

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Wood carvings at 300-year-old temple

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ram Temple in Hung Chau commune in Hung Nguyen district of Nghe An province is praised as the pinnacle of the Vietnamese folk wood carving art in the late 17th century.

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Craft village booths come to HCM City

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Craft village booths come to HCM City

Vietnam House, designed by Vo Trong Nghia – an architect who has achieved renown for his bamboo structures, has opened its doors to visitors at 187 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Narcissus flower colours the New Year

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Narcissus flower colours the New Year

VietNamNet Bridge – Once only access ible to wealthy families, the Narcissus flower has come back into style as a delicate way to ring in the lunar New Year. Le Huong reports.

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Hoan Kiem carver's craft spans five decades

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Hoan Kiem carver's craft spans five decades

VietNamNet Bridge – For Le Van Quy, carving inscriptions on pens is more than just a way to make a living. It's a way to preserve and document history. Bach Lien reports.

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Image: Watermelon carving arts

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Image: Watermelon carving arts

VietNamNet Bridge – Through skillful hands, after about an hour, watermelons become artworks for display on the altar during Lunar New Year (Tet).

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In photos: Mango carving for Tet in Vietnam’s southern province

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In photos: Mango carving for Tet in Vietnam’s southern province

More than 1,000 mangos which bear the Vietnamese map and beautiful words for Tet wishes on its skin are already sold out in the southern province of Dong Thap.

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The mastermind of modified wooden houses in northern Vietnam

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The mastermind of modified wooden houses in northern Vietnam

An architect has put all of his energy and craftsmanship into re-creating age-old wooden houses typical of his hometown, by retouching new structures with modern features.

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