Đà Lạt Flower Festival 2009 to be held in December

A five-day festival, under the motto “Đà Lạt – a City of Thousand Flowers,” will take place in Đà Lạt City of Lâm Đồng Central Highlands Province on December 18-22.  The festival will center on programs to honor the value of floriculture in Đà Lạt. During the festival, a series of events will be organized,…

Da Lat flower festival to offer free wine

More than 8,000 liters of free wine will be served at the Da Lat Flower Festival later this month. The wine party, sponsored by four local beverage companies, will be held on December 20 the Central Highlands’ most famous resort town. Vu Van Tu, director of the Lam Dong Province Trade and Tourism Promotion Center,…

Yen Tu festival opens in Quang Ninh

About 50,000 visitors flocked to Yen Tu Mountain in northern coastal Quang Ninh Province for the opening day of the Yen Tu Pagoda Festival Saturday, the tenth day of the first lunar month. The annual festival, which finishes at the end of the third lunar month, is expected to receive hundreds of thousands of pilgrims…

Ghe Ngo Festival

According to the Khmer people, the 15th day of the tenth lunar month marks the end of their year. Khmer people in Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta celebrate this event with ceremonies, feasts and Ngo boat races. On the Khmer New Year’s Eve, villagers gather in the grounds of their local pagoda, in a treeless area.…

Two trains for Festival Hue

The Hanoi Railway Transportation Company will put into operation a pair of trains from Hanoi to Hue and vice versa to serve tourists during the Festival Hue and summer 2008. The two trains will start running as of May 23 (from Hanoi) and May 24 (from Hue). The HN1 train will depart Hanoi at 7.20pm…

Lao Cai readies for tourism festival

The northern border province of Lao Cai is preparing for the Bac Ha Culture and Tourism Week to take place in the province’s Bac Ha Town and four surrounding communes of Bao Nhai, Coc Ly, Na Hoi and Ban Pho from May 30 to June 2 Like the Sapa Culture and Tourism Week which was…

The Whale Festival

The Whale Festival has been, for centuries, the biggest water festival of the fishermen in Quang Nam, Danang province. The worshipping of the whale is not only about paying respect to their God, but also about ensuring prosperity for the villagers. This festival last for two days in the middle of the 3rd lunar month.…