NDO - Flowers of the perennial tree known scientifically as Dalbergia tonkinensis or sưa in Vietnamese usually bloom in late March when Hanoi’s streets are in the wet of drizzle. But this year the flowering season has come one month earlier than usual. (Feb 13, 2017)
NDO—As a routine, every year after Kitchen God Day (the 23rd day of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar), peach branches, kumquat trees and various kinds of fresh flowers are gathered at Hang Luoc Flower Market in Hanoi, attracting thousands of Hanoians and domestic and foreign visitors to enjoy and buy flowers to prepare for the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
NDO – A variety of goods and necessities needed to celebrate Tet (lunar New Year festival) have arrived at Ly Son island district, Quang Ngai province, which is bustling with a warm atmosphere and preparations for Tet.
NDO—The traditional atmosphere and cultural space of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival in the old days are being introduced and vividly recreated within the framework of an exhibition and trade fair named Tet Viet 2017, which opened at the Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre at 2 Hoa Lu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi on January 18.
NDO – As the Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival is approaching, Hanoi’s flower villages are blossoming with colourful fresh flowers of various kinds. According to tradition, flowers are an indispensable feature in each Vietnamese family home during Tet, therefore, the high demand for flowers during the most important holiday helps preserve traditional villages growing flowers. Nhan Dan Online makes a visit to Nhat Tan flower village, one of the most famous and largest flower baskets in Hanoi.
NDO – As usual, Hanoi’s streets at the end of the year are transformed into a brilliant space along with shimmering lights and decorations for the Christmas holidays. A happy Christmas atmosphere prevailed over the capital with a range of bustling activities on Christmas Eve made it a sleepless night for thousands of people to celebrate the last days of 2016.
NDO – Over 600 participants took part in a fun run at Ciputra urban area, North Tu Liem District, Hanoi on December 11, aimed at supporting and acting to prevent the extinction of wild animals while urging the community not to use herbal medicinal products derived from endangered wildlife.
NDO – Only less than 2km from downtown Hanoi, the Red River’s Bai Giua (Middle Bank) – a green oasis plain in Long Bien district, has long been a popular destination for those who want to discover a different Hanoi of peace and serenity.
NDO—Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid an official friendly visit to Laos from November 24-26 at the invitation of Lao Party General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith.
NDO – A photo contest titled ‘Hoa Binh – Cultural Identity and Integration Process’ attracted nearly 100 photos capturing the life, production activities, customs, cultural traditions, tourism potential, and security and defence situation of ethnic groups in the province.
NDO – Vietnam disposed of over two tonnes of elephant ivory and 70kg of rhino horn by incineration for the first time ever on November 12, aiming to join the international community in sending a strong message to illegal wildlife fauna and flora traders. Stages of the process of disposal were captured by a Nhan Dan Online reporter.
NDO—After 35 years of operation (from 1981-2016), the Vietnam-Russia Oil and Gas Joint Venture (Vietsovpetro) has exploited more than 220 million tonnes of crude oil from Bach Ho (White Tiger) Oilfield and Rong (Dragon) Oilfield, earning over US$74 billion in revenues, contributing nearly US$47 billion and sending US$9.4 billion in profits to the Russian side.
NDO—With a quintessential harmony between Buddhism and Catholicism and a combination of Eastern and Western cultural features, it can be said the Phat Diem Cathedral in the northern province of Ninh Binh is the most unique piece of religious architecture in Vietnam.