Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park – Quang Binh

Last updated on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:42 pmPhong Nha Ke Bang National Park lies in Quang Binh Province – the central Vietnam. Covering an area of about 200,000 hectares, Phong Nha – Ke Bang situated in Quang Ninh, Bo Trach, Tuyen Hoa and Minh Hoa districts, is 50km northwest of Dong Hoi City. Phong[…]

Nha Nhac Vietnamese Court Music in Hue

Last updated on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:43 pmIn its ordinary meaning, Court Music is understood as music genres, including music for dance and opera, used in worshiping ceremonies, national court – organized festivities, and occasions of entertainment for Kings and Royal families. But the term Nha Nhac (imported from China) was used by Vietnamese[…]

Giong Festival at Phu Dong and Soc Temples – Hanoi

Last updated on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:53 pmThe Giong Festival is a traditional festival in commemoration and praise of the mythical hero Saint Giong, one of four immortals of Vietnamese folk beliefs. The festival vividly imitates the evolution of fights of Saint Giong and Van Lang people under the 6th King Hung reign in[…]

Xoan Singing – Phu Tho

Last updated on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:54 pmXoan singing or hat cua dinh (singing at the communal house) is a kind of performing art relating to worshipping gods. In the past, Van Lang people held Xoan singing performance in the spring to welcome the new year. There are three forms of Xoan singing as[…]

Worship of Hung Kings – Phu Tho

Last updated on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:55 pmThe worship of Hung Kings originates from Hung Kings dynasty in the belief that all Vietnamese people have the same origin “Dragon’s children and Fairy’s grand-children”; and also expresses Vietnamese philosophy “When drinking water, remember the source” and the spirit of great national unity. According to legend,[…]

Complex of Hue Monuments

Last updated on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:56 pmComplex of Hue Monuments lies along the Perfume River in Hue City and some adjacent areas of Thua Thien Hue Province. Hue City constitutes the cultural, political and economic centre of the province, and was the old imperial city of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802[…]

Hoian Ancient Town

Last updated on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:58 pmHoian ancient town is an old town down the Thu Bon River, on the coastal plain of Quang Nam Province, about 30 km south of Danang City. Hoi An used to be known on the international market with many different names such as Lam Ap, Faifo, Hoai[…]

My Son Sanctuary – Quang Nam

Last updated on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:59 pmMy Son Sanctuary is set in a small valley belonging to Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, about 70km southwest of Danang City and 40km from Hoi An City. Of the 225 Cham vestiges that are founded in Vietnam, My Son possesses 71 monuments[…]