Vietnam News for November 2011

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Tet holiday expected to last for 9 days

Tet holiday expected to last for 9 days

Tet, the most important holiday of a year for Vietnamese, is approaching fast. Most businesses are busy finishing up the financial year and deciding bonuses for employees, while people in the country and city are already planning on what to wear and how to spend their vacation.

Art exhibition to be hosted at ancient houses in Hoi An

Art exhibition to be hosted at ancient houses in Hoi An

At the end of 2011, two art exhibitions are to be hosted by two well-known ancient houses in Hoi An Town.

Hoi An listed in top 10 food & wine destinations in Asia

Hoi An listed in top 10 food & wine destinations in Asia

Last week, TripAdvisor, the world-famous online travel website announced its lists of top hotels, destinations and food destinations all over the world in 2011.

“Ăn và Ngủ” fine art exhibition to open in Ho Chi Minh City this December

“Ăn và Ngủ” fine art exhibition to open in Ho Chi Minh City this December

Information from Craig Thomas Gallery indicates that an intimate cocktail party will start the fine art exhibition named “Ăn và Ngủ” (Eating and Sleeping) by well-known painter Lim KhimKa Ty at 6.00pm on Friday, December 2nd.

Festival Hue 2012 ignites National Tourism Year 2012

Festival Hue 2012 ignites National Tourism Year 2012

The festival is going on for 9 days, from 7/4 – 15/4/2012 in the ancient capital of Hue. Festival Hue 2012 is also the first major event to raise the curtain for Vietnamese National Tourism Year 2012.

UNESCO recognizes Xoan as a world heritage

UNESCO recognizes Xoan as a world heritage

Vietnam’s Xoan singing has been added to UNESCO list of “intangible heritage” in urgent need of protection, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s National Cultural Heritage Department.

Danish movie week in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City this December

Danish movie week in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City this December

To celebrate the 40th year of diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Denmark, the Embassy of Denmark is putting on the Denmark movie Week.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK: NOV 21 -27

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK: NOV 21 -27

Hanoi city is expecting a cloudy weekend with light rains, which may induce coldness. Late-coming winter is bringing Hanoians joyfulness and even if light rain occurs, it cannot sadden them thanks to beautiful autumn still remaining. Read more weather news and events previews on Vietnam Online This Week.

Khmer festival to take place in December

Khmer festival to take place in December

The 5th Southern Khmer Ethnic Minority Cultural Festival is coming soon, from 1/12 - 5/12/2011 in An Giang province with abundant cultural activities are waiting for visitors to discover.

Andromake debuts in Hanoi

Andromake debuts in Hanoi

A version of the famous tragedy Andromaque of the great French playwright Jean Raicine is going to be on stage at Hanoi Opera House on December 15th, 2011.

Listen to “Single Mothers’ Voices” at Vietnamese Women’s Museum

Listen to “Single Mothers’ Voices” at Vietnamese Women’s Museum

Continuing the success of the exhibition “Single Mother’s Voices” held in March 2011, the exhibition is going to open to visitors again at Vietnamese Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi.

Australian budget airline plans to open flights to Vietnam

Australian budget airline plans to open flights to Vietnam

Air Australia, the newest budget carrier in Australia is asking for permission to open flights to Vietnam from major cities in Australia, starting in March 2012.

Biggest museum in Tây Nguyên opens to public

Biggest museum in Tây Nguyên opens to public

Tây Nguyên, the Central Highlands of Vietnam is well-known as the landscape of wild nature, home to a large population of ethnic minorities, and coffee metropolis of Vietnam

Fansipan exploring and conquering 2011 to begin next month

Fansipan exploring and conquering 2011 to begin next month

Information from Lao Cai province reveals that the travel program Fansipan exploring and conquering 2011 is expected to begin in the middle of December 2011.

2011 National “Cheo” Festival to be held in Thai Binh

2011 National “Cheo” Festival to be held in Thai Binh

One week National “Cheo” Festival 2011 is taking place at 8.00pm, Saturday, 26 November 2011 at Thai Binh Labour Cultural House, Thai Binh.

Da Nang to host international paramotor competition

Da Nang to host international paramotor competition

Da Nang is expecting an exciting paramotor competition (DIPC - Danang International Paramotor Competition 2012) taking place from May 30 to June 3, 2012 at Bien Dong Park.

Hanoi painters bring “dreams” to Canada

Hanoi painters bring “dreams” to Canada

The exhibition titled “Hanoi Dreams”, taking place at Art Square Gallery, 334 Dundas Street West, Toronto, from November 22th to December 5th, 2011 is expected to bring the color of Vietnamese contemporary fine arts to international friends.

Legend Hotel hosts traditional thanksgiving dinner

Legend Hotel hosts traditional thanksgiving dinner

Legend Hotel of Ho Chi Minh City will be hosting a buffet on November 24 to celebrate thanksgiving - the party will take place at its famous Atrium cafe.

Gay photographic exhibition expected to be distinctive

Gay photographic exhibition expected to be distinctive

Under the sponsorship of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP) is introducing a unique exhibition named “Moments of life” on Vietnamesemale homosexual life from 21 – 25 November at Art Gallery, 45 Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK: NOV 14 - 20

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK: NOV 14 - 20

The weather in Hanoi this weekend sees little difference from last week while in Ho Chi Minh City this is the third consecutive weekend of heavy rain. Read more weather news and event previews on Vietnam Online This Week.

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