Viet Nam Open Tour

China-Vietnam party colors Mid-Autumn

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The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi will host a Mid-Autumn celebration September 17-20 called “Vietnam-China Color”.
The festival organized by Museum of Yunnan ethics, Yunnan Opera Institute (China) and Chinese Embassy in Vietnam will feature Chinese Opera with excerpts from the film “Journey to the West.” It will be the first time Chinese opera has been held at the museum.

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Home at centre of steamy novel now open to tourists

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For years, the home of the main male character in French writer Marguerite Duras's steamy novel The Lover was closed to the public in Viet Nam.

Now it is recognised as a national historic site, and is open to tourists.

The purportedly autobiographical novel, published in 1984, tells the story of a teenage French girl's affair with her wealthy Chinese lover in colonial Indochina.

The lover's family home was in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta town of Sa Dec, according to the best-selling novel, which was translated into numerous languages including Vietnamese.

A 1992 film version, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starring Tony Leung, proved more popular than the novel in Viet Nam, even though the more erotic scenes were censored.

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1000th anniversary of Thanglong - Hanoi Activities

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+ Craft village festival to open in Hanoi

The “Thang Long-Hanoi Craft Villages and Streets” festival will be held at Bach Thao botanical park in Hanoi from September 16-21.

At the event, international and domestic visitors will have the chance to discover products from five traditional craft villages in Hanoi; namely Bat Trang ceramic village and Kieu Ky gold leaf village in Gia Lam district; Van Phuc silk village in Ha Dong district; Son Dong handicraft village in Hoai Duc district and Phu Vinh rattan village in Chuong My district.

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Bangkok – Hanoi cultural tourism program

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The program, co-organized by the Thailand – Vietnam Association of Tourism, will take place between September 27th and October 2nd to celebrate great festive days of Vietnam, especially the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

In a press brief in Bangkok, Deputy Chairman of the Thailand – Vietnam Association of Tourism, Vu Nguyen Anh Tuyet said that the program aims to discover the culture and customs of Vietnamese people as well as to enhance the relation between the two countries.

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Cham festivities liven up Phan Thiet in October

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Preparations have begun for the annual Kate Festival of Cham people in Phan Thiet with processions, spirit rituals and lots of food, culture and fun.

At Po Sah Inu Tower in Phan Thiet City on October 6, 7 the highlights of the festival include traditional rituals such as a palanquin procession with costumes of Poh Sah Inu goddess and the Tong on ceremony that chases away poisonous winds. According to the Cham these winds can cause diseases and bring bad luck to families. Other events include ethnic music and dance shows and Vietnamese cake making contests banh tet (cylindrical glutinous rice cake filled with green bean paste and fatty pork) and banh gung (ginger cake).

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