Keeping the chemistry of Vietnamese pottery alive

Keeping the chemistry of Vietnamese pottery alive

NDO – Pottery, in some certain ways, denotes the harmony of soil clay, water and fire. Only in pottery, one can find all Five Phases: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. It is right to balance Water and Fire, and Water and Earth. It is also right to keep alive the chemistry and vitality of Vietnamese pottery, wrote celebrated painter Le Thiet Cuong in an article published on the Tet issue of Nhan Dan (People) Monthly Newspaper. (Feb 03, 2019 08:44:32)


Quang Ngai locals exert efforts to make Bai Choi singing thrive again

  Jan 15, 2019 11:40:50
NDO – Born in 1954, Quang Ngai-based artisan Trinh Cong Son is the founder and director of the Centre for Preservation and Development of Quang Ngai’s Bai Choi Folk Singing. He has actively coordinated with agencies and Bai Choi performers in the province to safeguard and uphold the value of Bai Choi singing in the community, particularly among younger generations. 

Prime Minister attends first Vietnam Brocade Culture Festival

  Jan 15, 2019 11:34:50
NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined Centre Highlanders and visitors at the first Vietnam Brocade Culture Festival, which kicked off in Dak Nong province on January 14. 

Programme celebrates 100 years of ‘cai luong’ art in Vietnam

  Jan 14, 2019 11:48:43
NDO – A programme was held on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in Ho Chi Minh City on January 13, to celebrate 100 years of the formation and development of ‘cai luong’ (reformed theatre) art in Vietnam. 

Major pagoda in Hai Duong province gets upgrade

  Jan 13, 2019 19:59:26
NDO/VNA – The first phase of the rehabilitation and expansion of Vinh Quang Pagoda in Hung Son commune of Thanh Mien district, the northern province of Hai Duong, has completed, making it one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the locality. 

Arts collector Thu Hoa: We are proud to reconnect an interruption of once-famous Kim Hoang paintings

  Jan 12, 2019 12:11:27
NDO – As Tet (lunar New Year) festival is approaching, those who love traditional values can easily enjoy bright-coloured Kim Hoang folk paintings and lively applications of the traditional genre of painting in contemporary life. Arts collector Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa, who is running a project on preserving Kim Hoang paintings, granted an interview with the Thoi Nay (Today) publication of Nhan Dan (The People) Newspaper to review how the project came into being. 

Restoration of Phung Tien Hall in Hue completed

  Jan 08, 2019 12:35:58
NDO - A project to restore the Phung Tien Hall, an ancestral worship hall in the imperial citadel of Hue, has been completed after 13 months with the help of German funds and technical assistance. 

Vietnam adds 22 additional artefacts to national treasure register

  Jan 03, 2019 10:20:46
NDO - An additional 22 artefacts have been recognised as national treasures under a recent decision by the Prime Minister, raising the total number of national treasures to 164. 

Nearly VND30 billion invested to upgrade Hung King Temple

  Dec 16, 2018 15:57:57
NDO – A project, aiming to upgrade the landscape and plant trees in the area of cross-road in Gieng Temple under the Special National Historical Relic Site of Hung Kings Temple in the northern province of Phu Tho, was inaugurated and put into use on December 15, after three months of construction. 

Preservation of ethnic minorities’ culture an urgent task: workshop

  Dec 15, 2018 19:00:21
NDO/VNA – How to protect and bring into play the values of folk culture of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam was discussed at a workshop held at the National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hanoi on December 14.  

Various activities mark Vietnam Heritage Day

  Nov 24, 2018 12:12:39
NDO – A range of distinctive cultural activities are being held nationwide from November 23 to 25 to celebrate the Vietnam Heritage Day (November 23).  

Thang Long citadel featured through woodblocks

  Nov 23, 2018 22:00:17
NDO/VNA - An exhibition featuring the Thang Long imperial citadel through the Nguyen dynasty’s woodblocks was held at the relic site in Hanoi on November 23 as part of activities to mark the Vietnamese Heritage Day.  

Vietnam’s treasured cultural heritages to be introduced at Thang Long citadel

  Nov 22, 2018 17:14:32
NDO – A number of Vietnam’s treasured intangible cultural heritages will be introduced to the public for free at a programme held on November 23 and 24 at Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi. 

Festival fuels hope for young and talented Ca Tru practitioners

  Nov 20, 2018 09:49:47
NDO – The curtain came down on the 2018 National Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) Festival in Ha Tinh province. The four-day festival attracted nearly 300 artists and instrumentalists from 13 cities and provinces across the country. With an increased number of young artisans, the festival has fuelled the hope for a younger and talented generation of Ca Tru practitioners. 

Exhibition to honour Vietnamese heritage

  Nov 13, 2018 17:06:47
NDO – The "Vietnamese Cultural Heritage 2018" exhibition will take place in Hanoi from November 23 to 25, as one of the cultural events to honour and promote the values of national cultural heritages of various regions, especially the Vietnamese heritages that have been recognised by UNESCO.