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Hoi An’s Old Quarter splendid in flower-garland releasing festival

Hoi An’s Old Quarter splendid in flower-garland releasing festival

 16:55 21/02/2011

Thousands of foreign and domestic tourists flocked to Hoi An’s Old Quarter in the Central Coastal Province of Quang Nam on the night of February 16 to join the coloured lantern and flower-garland releasing festival on the Hoai River to pray for happiness and good luck.

Lantern Festival in Hoi An

 13:11 17/01/2011

The Nguyen Tieu Festival is a very special event for Asians. And for residents in Hoi An, it is time to display colored lanterns in the ancient town which attracts a large number of tourists every year.

Explore the Bay Mau coconut forest

Explore the Bay Mau coconut forest

 14:28 15/01/2011

Hoi An one of the city have three major rivers that is Thu Bon river, Truong Giang river and Đe Vong river and with a mangrove forest of coconut water is a wonderful destination.

Whale Worshiping Festival

Whale Worshiping Festival

 14:01 05/01/2011

For centuries, the Whale Festival in Quang Nam Province has been considered to be the biggest water festival by the fishermen living there. It has been celebrated with the hope of bringing good luck when going fishing, and it is also believed that paying respect to the Whale God will ensure safety and prosperity for the entire village.

Long Chu Festival

Long Chu Festival

 13:52 05/01/2011

Like many festivals in Hoi An, the Long Chu Festival is steeped as much in cultural belief as it in religion. Long Chu festival is celebrated on the 15th of the seventh and eighth lunar month, when the new season is coming and the old one is leaving, and the entire climat is uncertain. It is held in the summer months, when plagues and other types of epidemics are most likely to break out in the fishing villages. As a result, religious ceremonies are carried out to fight the diseases.

Lady Thu Bon Festival

Lady Thu Bon Festival

 13:49 05/01/2011

This festival falls on the 12th day of the second month of the lunar calendar, and is celebrated in Lady Thu Bon’s Palace in Duy Tan commune, Duy Xuyen district. It is a traditional festival of the ancient Cham Pa people that was inherited and is still kept nowadays.

Mid Auturmn Festival

Mid Auturmn Festival

 13:44 05/01/2011

Tet Trung Thu, as it is known in Vietnam, or the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, is a wonderful ancient festival that revolves around children. The festival, held annually on the 15th of Lunar August in Hoi An, helps cre-ate the most c-harming and picturesque night of the year. It involves the customs of moon contemplation, procession of stars & moon using shaped lanterns, lion dance, as well as parties with moon cakes and fruits. Do you know why we treasure this special festival?

Quan Thang Ancient Town

Quan Thang Ancient Town

 09:25 05/01/2011

Quan Thang is currently seen as one of the nicest ancient houses in Hoi An. It is over 150 year old and carries the architecture style of Hoa Ha, China. Throughout the years, the style as well as interior decoration of the house has been lovingly preserved. That helps us at least partly imagine the lifestyle of its generations of owners, who belonged to the merchant class in Hoi An in the past.

Bai Choi

Bai Choi

 08:56 05/01/2011

No one knows exactly when "Bai Choi" appeared. It is said this game was played during every Spring Festival in Thua Thien Hue Province around 400 years ago. Then "Bai Choi" lost its popularity and was almost forgotten, until the festival was revived after the former Feudal capital Hue and the historic town Hoi An in Quang Nam Province were recognized as world cultural heritage sites. Now, thanks to Hoi An authorities, who decided to preserve and introduce Bai Choi to visitors, the game is played for all to see and admire.

Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo

 08:49 05/01/2011

“Banh xeo” is Vietnamese style crepe with whole shrimp, thinly sliced pork and bean sprouts. “Banh xeo” is a popular street snack in Vietnam, especially in the Central and the South of Viet Nam. The name means "sound crepe," the “ xeo” being an onomatopoeic word for the sound of the cooking process when it hits the hot skillet.

White Rose

White Rose

 08:06 05/01/2011

Wrose (banh bao vac), a type of shrimp dumpling made f-rom translucent white dough bunched up to look like a rose. Many people like these cakes not only for their delicious flavor but also for their beautiful appearance. The French gave it the name of "white roses".

Quang Noodle

Quang Noodle

 08:02 05/01/2011

This is the popular country dish in Hoian and Quang Nam. The noodle is yellow or white in color and made f-rom rice flour. It is mixed with shrimp, pork and vegetables, and topped with grilled rice paper and spices. Similar to rice noodle and chicken or pork soup (Hu tieu), My Quang is a variety of Pho (rice noodle soup), because the noodles are made f-rom rice and covered with soup as serving.

Thu Bon River

Thu Bon River

 10:26 04/01/2011

Water bodies in general are an important part of Vietnam as a whole. More so for this shore town of Hoi An. The Thu Bon River in Hoi An plays an important role in the geography, culture as well as the history of Hoi An. The town which was better known as Fai Fo in the days of antiquity, is situated on the banks of this river. Located at a distance of 30 km away form Vietnam’s 4th largest city, Danang, this small town is positioned in the estuary of the Thu Bon River in Hoi An. Moreover, the Thu Bon River in Hoi An is not just the main culminating point for most festivals and events that are held at Hoi An but also the chief source of livelihood for many residents of the town.

First INTERKULTUR choir festival in Vietnam

 11:04 31/12/2010

Big Opening Show on sea stage is being planned

1st Vietnam International Choir Festival & Competition - Hoi An 2011

 10:56 31/12/2010

March 16 - 20, 2011. Hoi An City, Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Vietnam warmly greets the fifth million international visitor

Vietnam warmly greets the fifth million international visitor

 09:57 27/12/2010

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) on December 24 held a ceremony to welcome the fifth million foreign visitor to Vietnam in 2010, at Noi Bai International Airport.

Secret of the rose

Secret of the rose

 09:06 27/12/2010

A vacation in the historic town of Hoi An in Vietnam’s central region is not complete without a foodie fiesta. Among the many mouthwatering delicacies dished out in the town is the elegantly named white rose.

Beauties go to town

Beauties go to town

 16:11 25/12/2010

This year’s Miss Earth contestants wrapped up their outdoor activities in the beautiful towns of Hoi An and Nha Trang early this week.

Hoi An’s White Rose cake

Hoi An’s White Rose cake

 15:40 25/12/2010

Hoi An flourished thanks to its port, attracting traders f-rom China, Japan and the Mediterranean in the 16th, 17th centuries. Out of this mixture of cultures, a unique style of Vietnamese cooking developed, drawing upon a wide range of flavours, influences and cooking techniques.