Binh Thuan reschedules international yacht festival
The organizing committee of the first international sailing festival in Binh Thuan Province has rescheduled the event to January 15-18, 2011 citing possible bad weather as the key reason. The festival was originally scheduled to take place from December 8 - 11, 2010 said Le Thi Thanh Lien, deputy director of the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Saigontourist picked to organize Tet 2011 festival
Saigontourist Holding Company has again been assigned to organize main festivities in the center of HCMC to ring in the forthcoming Lunar New Year, or Tet 2011, according to a plan approved by the HCMC government on November 29.
Cultural diplomacy helps Vietnam’s position
Vietnam’s successful cultural diplomacy in 2010 was reflected in activities dedicated to ASEAN and the 1,000th founding anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, and the effort to win UNESCO recognition of the country’s cultural heritages.
Tet Flower Festival to return at Tao Dan Park
The Tet Flower Festival will kick off in Tao Dan Park in HCMC’s District 1 on January 28, or five days ahead of the Lunar New Year, displaying flowers of various types and gathering artisans from home and abroad, according to a plan just approved by the city government on December 22.
Vietnam’s treasure displayed in RoK
The Republic of Korea’s National Palace Museum is hosting a special exhibition entitled “the Treasures of the Vietnamese Nguyen Dynasty” to offer insight into the history and culture of Vietnam through a pan-Asian perspective and the shared culture of the two countries.
International visitors to HCMC in January up 10%
The number of foreign visitors to Ho Chi Minh City in January, 2011 is estimated to reach 310,000, 10% higher than the same period in 2010, announced HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.