Hanoi adorned with pure white of Dalbergia tonkinensis flowers

Hanoi adorned with pure white of Dalbergia tonkinensis flowers

NDO - Every year when March arrives, the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi is given a new coat of pure white by a flower known scientifically as Dalbergia tonkinensis or sưa in Vietnamese. (Mar 03, 2019 14:58:53)


Get lost in peach bloom forest in Sa Pa

  Feb 19, 2019 18:21:57
NDO – Visitors that travel to Sa Pa town these days can enjoy the stunning beauty of the peach blooms along the route lead to Sun World Fansipan Legend tourism site. 

Cherry blossoms brighten Da Lat city

  Feb 18, 2019 12:22:09
NDO – After the time of hibernation in winter has passed, the Mai Anh Dao (Prunus Cesacoides) cherry blossoms are brightening Da Lat city. Many streets in the city, as well as the grounds of numerous old buildings, are illuminated with the pink colour of the flowers. 

Vibrant Hanoi dragon boat race 2019

  Feb 16, 2019 16:06:15
NDO – The open dragon boat race 2019 kicked off at West Lake in the capital city of Hanoi on February 16, attracting thousands of locals and visitors. 

Poetic Hanoi with yellow-leaves-streets

  Feb 15, 2019 12:54:44
NDO – In the early days of spring, Hanoi features a romantic beauty, when the yellow and red colours of the leaves are dyed brilliantly in a familiar corner. The rows of Bang lang (Giant Crape-myrtle) tree, Loc vung (Barringtonia acutangula) trees are changing the colour. In the background of the blue sky, each of the yellow leaves, the red leaves, sway lightly in the wind. 

Unique “danh bong” dance in Hanoi’s Trieu Khuc village

  Feb 14, 2019 16:28:19
NDO – Every year, from the ninth to the 12th day of the lunar calendar, villagers in Trieu Khuc (Thanh Tri district, Hanoi) eagerly enjoy their traditional Trieu Khuc village festival, with the highlight “danh bong” dance - featuring feminine gestures and movements but performed by young men in the village. 

Unique Thi Cam rice cooking contest

  Feb 13, 2019 10:53:53
NDO – On the 8th day of the first lunar month every year, locals in Thi Cam village (Xuan Phuong ward, Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem district) join together at the village’s communal house to celebrate their traditional rice cooking contest. The custom has existed for a long time each new spring, to pray for a prosperous, happy and peaceful Lunar New Year. 

Village men wrestle for ball in unique festival in Hanoi

  Feb 11, 2019 16:56:22
NDO - Men from Thuy Linh village in Hanoi took part in a sporting festival on February 10 in which they wrestle for a ball to put it in a hole on their side of the playing field. 

Dong Ky village spring festival

  Feb 10, 2019 15:22:39
NDO – The spring festival of Dong Ky village in Tu Son district in the northern province of Bac Ninh opens on the fourth day of the first lunar month and always attracts a large crowd of locals and visitors. The ancient Dong Ky village was well known for its large firecracker contest. Dong Ky village festival now features firecracker procession rituals, recalling the old tradition and praying for prosperity. Today, the Dong Ky spring festival still preserves many unique folk customs, becoming an attractive destination during the spring days. 

Flower Road draws thousands to Can Tho city

  Feb 09, 2019 12:04:18
NDO – Located across Vo Van Tan and Nguyen Thai Hoc streets, a 300-metre flower road in Can Tho city is taking place for visitors and residents from February 1 to 9. This year, Can Tho flower road features 80,000 fresh flower pots with a variety of species, from flower villages such as Sa Dec, Ben Tre, and Da Lat. The flower road attracts thousands of domestic and international tourists. 

Hanoians flock the streets to enjoy vibrant Tet atmosphere

  Feb 07, 2019 11:22:49
NDO – The favourable weather in the early days of the Lunar New Year (Tet) 2019, the Year of the Pig, encourages a lot of Hanoians and tourists to flock to the streets to enjoy the festive atmosphere in a new spring. 

Vietnamese community in Japan, France welcomes Lunar New Year

  Feb 06, 2019 16:38:32
NDO – Overseas Vietnamese community in Japan and France have held a number of activities and ceremonies to welcome the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival. 

Sparkling fireworks light up Hanoi sky as lunar New Year 2019 turns

  Feb 05, 2019 15:08:26
NDO – On the midnight of February 4, thousands of Hanoi city dwellers and visitors flocked to the city’s downtown to admire a spectacular firework display at the Sword Lake and celebrate the joyous moment of transitioning from the Year of the Dog to the Year of the Pig. 

Hanoi vibrant on last day of lunar year 2018

  Feb 04, 2019 16:44:25
NDO – Hanoi today is excited to wait for the Lunar New Year but also a bit nostalgic on the last day of the current lunar year. At the end of the lunar year 2019, Hanoians just want to hurry up to complete their unfinished work, but also want to slowly enjoy the last hours before the New Year.