Many playgrounds in Hanoi attract visitors during the holiday season

Many playgrounds in Hanoi attract visitors during the holiday season

NDO - On the morning of September 3, the light weather in Hanoi was suitable for fun activities during the National Day holiday. Transportation eased off, while shopping centers and parks attracted large numbers of people who came out to play.  (Sep 04, 2017)

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Hanoi’s charity run kicks off Connecting Viet Youth 2017 programme

  Aug 07, 2017
NDO – Over 3,000 young people joined a colourful "Run for Charity" at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi on August 6, the opening event for the third Connecting Viet Youth (CVY) 2017 programme. 

Antiques in the basement of National Assembly House

  Aug 02, 2017
NDO - Over 400 artifacts and almost 10 relics, restored with 3D technology, reflecting the history of 1,300 years of continuous development of Viet Nam, through periods of Dai La, Dinh, Ly, Tran, Le, are on show at the National Assembly (NA) House’s two basement levels. 

Wounded soldiers’ second family

  Jul 24, 2017
NDO - Lang Giang nursing centre, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, is currently providing care and treatment for 70 sick soldiers and war invalids, who have lost over 81% of their working capacity and need special care, from 21 provinces and cities across the country. Thanks to the attention of the staff, doctors and nurses in the centre, the wounded soldiers have always remained united in overcoming any difficulties or diseases, as well as staying healthy and stabilising their lives. The people at the centre are considered as their second family. 

Red carpets of freshwater mangrove flowers

  Jul 14, 2017
NDO - Freshwater mangroves, known among scientists as barringtonia acutangula, usually begin to blossom in the sixth lunar month. The blooming season lasts for about four months in the year, with drooping clusters of tiny red flowers sprout up one after another.  

Dung Quat Oil Refinery under maintenance

  Jul 02, 2017
NDO – In the extreme heat of the central region, thousands of experts, engineers and workers participating in the third phase of Dung Quat Oil Refinery Plant Maintenance are urgently and precisely working on each task to quickly put the billion-dollar petrochemical complex, the heart of Vietnam’s industry, back into operation.  

Crimson and gilded wooden treasures tell Vietnamese history

  Jun 30, 2017
NDO – Wood carving and painting is a profession with a long tradition in Vietnamese culture. In its long history of development, crimson and gilded objects with fine carvings, red paint, and sparkling gold, not only reflect the aesthetics and skills of craftsmen but also express historical values of Vietnamese culture. 

Hanoi’s double-decker sightseeing bus makes first trip

  Jun 30, 2017
NDO - A double-decker sightseeing bus embarked on a trial operation in the capital city on June 30, to collect public feedback before starting official service which is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter. 

Da Nang fireworks festival: Italian team win pyrotechnics contest

  Jun 25, 2017
NDO - A pyrotechnic team from Italy has been crowned champion of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) for their amazing display on the final night of competition on June 24. 

Colourful art road in Quang Nam

  Jun 19, 2017
NDO – An art road, with a total length of 1.5 kilometres, is displaying 111 painting works on boats at Tam Thanh commune, Quang Nam province. The works are part of the community-based ecotourism development project held by Tam Ky city’s People’s Committee and teachers of the Singapore Technology and Design University. 

Chu Dau pottery – the continuance of Vietnamese cultural identities

  Jun 17, 2017
NDO – Flourishing during the 13th-17th centuries, Chu Dau pottery later waned in popularity but thanks to the tireless efforts of scientists, related authorities and with support from the business community, the local pottery has been revitalised, with its unique characteristics from the past, as one of the nation’s most beautiful ceramic styles. 

‘Silk Road’ in Hoi An city

  Jun 13, 2017
NDO – Over 300 years ago, Hoi An ancient town, in the central province of Quang Nam, was a famous trading port and was considered as the centre of the legendary Silk Road, bringing silk products from Vietnam’s southern region to China, Japan and various European countries. 

Colourful street show held as part of ASEAN+ children festival

  Jun 04, 2017
NDO – A colourful street show took place around Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in Hanoi on June 3, as part of the ongoing ASEAN+ Children Festival.  

A charming north-western region begins new rice season

  May 23, 2017
NDO – May arrives with early summer rains starting to pour down, drawing water from the upper streams into the North-western region. Terraced rice fields take off their boring brown coat of winter to enter a new crop season. 

Colourful flowers in Uncle Ho’s “garden”

  May 19, 2017
NDO – “… Admiring various types of flowers in Uncle Ho’s garden, we still feel his cherished presence around, species of flowers from regions far away, gathering here to bloom and omit their sweet fragrances, reminding us of the President’s sacrifices…”