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Cat Ba gets heritage ranking
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has ranked Cat Ba archipelago in the north to national heritage status.  
National festival honours traditional crafts

The Vietnam Craft Village Festival kicked off in Nam Dinh City on September 25, attracting more than 300 stands from 37 provinces and cities across the country.  

Buffalo fighting festival attracts over 30,000 visitors

The 2012 Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival has attracted over 30,000 local people and tourists. This year’s festival saw competitions among 16 buffaloes selected from qualifying rounds at ward and district levels.  

Hue's Am Hon Shrine set for historic monument status

The Thua Thien-Hue People's Committee has asked cultural agencies and the Hue City administration to prepare documents for recognising Mieu Am Hon (Shrine for the Death) as a national historic relic.  

Ha Giang: Combining cultural tourism villages with new rural development at Nam Dam

(TITC)- Nam Dam Village belongs to Quan Ba commune, 8km from Tam Son townlet, Quan Ba District, Ha Giang Province. The village is home to Dao ethnic people with 48 households and 233 villagers.

Vinh Phuc eyes 1.8 million visitors

The northern province of Vinh Phuc has planned to welcome 880,000 visitors from now to the end of this year, raising the total to over 1.8 million in 2012.

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda's Buddhist woodblocks recognized worldwide

On October 7, Bac Giang Province's People's Committee will hold a solemn ceremony at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Yen Dung District, Bac Giang Province, to honor the reception of a UNESCO certificate for the pagoda's Buddhist woodblocks to be recognized as part of the world's Asian-Pacific documentary heritage. This event will be culturally significant event for the province and the whole country.  

Street food offers unique cultural experience to tourists

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to write in with their experiences of street food in Viet Nam and suggestions to turn it into a genuine tourist attraction. Here are a selection of the replies...  

Nam Dinh to celebrate royal heritage

A number of events beginning later this month will celebrate the 750th anniversary of Thien Truong, the old capital of the Tran dynasty (1225-1400) in the northern city of Nam Dinh.  

The capital city's tourism authorities have unveiled a plan to make numerous craft villages in the city more attractive to tourists, building on successes like the Van Phuc Silk Village.

Plans to preserve key heritage

Extensive new measures have been introduced in a bid to preserve and develop the historical stone steles at Ha Noi's Temple of Literature.

Hue to provide free wi-fi service this year

The central city of Hue will provide a free wi-fi service by the end of this year, according to the Thua Thien – Hue provincial People’s Committee.    

Traditional Vietnamese music performed in France

A performance of traditional Vietnamese music and songs took place at the headquarters of the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in France on September 20 to promote the country’s image to the overseas Vietnamese community.  

Mid-Autumn Festival livens up Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Various activities are being held at four spots in Hanoi’s Old Quarter from September 17-30 on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival 2012.  

Opening a training course on tourism profession and English communication skills

On Sep. 17th, at the Van Hai eco-tourism complex (in Quan Lan, Van Don), in order to improve the quality of human resource working in tourism sector, the Quang Ninh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has opened a training course on tourism profession and English communication skills for 80 learners who are officials and employees working in tourism industry from Van Hai Viglacera JSC.