The ‘Wonders of Vietnam’ offers nearly 1,400 images and videos, divided into different topics such as ‘The World’s Largest Cave’, ‘Landmark Bridges’, ‘Deep Green Lagoons’, ‘Ancient History’, and ‘Handmade Heritage’.
Head of the Việt Nam Administration of Tourism Nguyễn Trùng Khánh highly appreciated the support of Google in promoting Vietnamese tourism.
“This [Google Arts & Culture] will help to promote Vietnamese beauty widely to people and tourists all over the world. Once the coronavirus will be controlled completely, tourists can come to Việt Nam to have their own firsthand experience. For Vietnamese people, the project helps them to cherish the country’s heritage,” he said.
The project, which aims to show the beauty of Viet Nam to the world, has been implemented by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism of Quảng Nam, Thừa Thiên Huế and Quảng Bình provinces, and Đà Nẵng City.
Browsing the ‘Wonders of Vietnam’, people can explore the beauty of Sơn Đoòng Cave – the world’s largest cave, the splendid Hội An Lantern Festival, unique Huế court music as well as many other famous tourist attractions in Việt Nam.
People can also explore highlights of the exhibit by color, watch videos of traditional Vietnamese music or have a bird’s-eye view of famous sites through panoramic pictures.
As the Covid 19 vaccines have been widely injected around the world, ensuring the dual goal of economic development and pandemic prevention, meeting the basic and essential travel needs of the people, from April 1, 2021, Vietjet re-operate regular international flight routes to Bangkok (Thailand), Tokyo (Narita, Japan), Seoul (Incheon, South Korea), Taipei (Taiwan), etc.
Specifically, flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok (Thailand) are scheduled to depart every Friday. Flight from Hanoi to Seoul (Incheon, South Korea) is scheduled to depart on April 15, 2021. Flights from Hanoi to Tokyo (Narita, Japan) are scheduled to depart on 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 26, 29, 30 April 2021. Flights from Hanoi to Taipei (Taiwan) are scheduled to depart on April 11, 2021
As a member of IATA, Vietjet has cooperated with Vietnamese and international authorities to implement the IATA Travel Pass solution – “vaccine passport” earlier to ensure safety for passenger transportation, effective control, simple procedures, ready to welcome visitors, for a peaceful life soon return.
Ariyana Convention Centre – Furama Resort Danang Equiped With Thermal Camera And Temperature Monitoring System, Ready To Welcome Mice Groups
Danang, March 2021 – Ariyana Convention Centre – Furama Resort Danang has recently upgraded their Covid-19 epidemic prevention system. The Convention Centre is now equipped with a remote Thermal Camera and Temperature Monitoring device. Catering for large MICE groups that attend conferences at the Ariyana Convention Centre is now more convenient and safe. The initiative reduces the check-in time upon arrival of delegates to the 2,500 person capacity complex that was the host venue for the 2017 APEC conference.
The system includes a modern dual-camera with motion detection function, measuring and displaying temperature according to the color palette, displaying images to the central control screen, and alerting by lights and sounds when detecting moving objects with high temperature. The safety and well-being of our guests, customers, and colleagues is a top priority at Furama Resort Danang as well as Ariyana Convention Centre.
According to Mr. Brett Burton – Area General Manager of Furama Resort, Villas & Ariyana Danang: “In the context of the epidemic’s challenge to the tourism industry and the change of market to local visitors, we will invest in strengthening disease prevention, to create a safer tourism environment that is capable of welcoming and controlling large groups of MICE. Thereby giving visitors confidence and peace of mind when returning to Danang”.
“Ariyana Convention Centre and Furama Resort Danang remains committed to enhanced levels of cleanliness and will continue to build on existing rigorous safety and cleanliness protocols previously applied. The new remote Thermal Camera and Temperature Monitoring system will complete our safety and epidemic prevention system and increase our capacity to serve larger groups”, Mr. Burton added.
This is also a move in response to the tourism promotion programs of Danang City when the government introduced policies to support businesses to restore MICE services, “Danang By Night” night activities, Lighting Performances, and Summer Rendezvous for example. The cities expectation is to welcome 100 MICE delegations in 2021 and increase the number of guests by more than 85% compared to 2020. In March and April, Ariyana Convention Centre will welcome 3 to 4 MICE groups.
The Quan The Am (Avalokitecvara) Festival in Da Nang has won the national Intangible Cultural Heritage status in Viet Nam.
It is an annual festival in Da Nang, and is one of Viet Nam’s biggest Buddhist festivals. The festival takes place at Ngu Hanh Son District’s Quan The Am (Avalokitecvara) Pagoda in the Marble Mountains Tourist Area from 17th – 19th days of the 2nd lunar month every year.
It is one of the most eagerly anticipated spiritual cultural events for Buddhists and non- Buddhists across from Da Nang and elsewhere in the country. It aims to meet the cultural, spiritual and religious needs of the locals and it is a good opportunity to advertise the city’s tourism images to domestic and foreign visitors. (By NGOC HA – Translated by M.D).
The Da Nang Women’s Union officially launched the ‘Ao Dai Week’ 2021 in the city on Monday.
The event aimed to celebrate the 91st birthday of the Viet Nam Women’s Union and 111th anniversary of the International Women’s Day (8 March).
At the launching ceremony, Da Nang Women’s Union encouraged members of its chapters, particularly those who were government officials, civil servants and businesswomen, to wear ‘Ao dai’ (Vietnamese traditional long dress) from 1 – 8 March.
Also at the event, more than 200 members from dance sports clubs across Da Nang wearing ‘Ao dai’ teamed up for a flash mob performance.
This is the second time that the municipal Women’s Union has launched the ‘Ao Dai Week’. The intention is to honor the beauty and value of Ao dai in social life, as well as raise public awareness and uphold their pride and responsibility in preserving and promoting the precious traditional costume regarded as Viet Nam’s national cultural heritage.
‘Ao dai’ is suitable for all ages. It has become the standard costume on formal occasions, national holidays, weddings, Lunar New Year Festival, and others.
The traditional costume of Viet Nam has also made a great contribution to promoting the image of Vietnamese women around the world. (By THANH TINH – Translated by M.D).
Source: DA NANG Today
Da Nang government has given the green light to trialing the ‘Da Nang by night’ program, a move to drive the recovery of Da Nang tourism industry, thus contributing to realizing the dual goal of keep coronavirus out of the city in tandem with boosting local social-economic operations.
The public attention-grabbing program, which is set to begin trials on 30 April, and it will run until 2023 will many such highly interesting activities.
One of the most attractive features of the program is a series of sparkling and colorful decorative arts lighting shows themed ‘River of Light’ on the both banks of the Han River and on this river, bridges spanning Han Rivers, plus the Da Nang Administrative Centre.
The both banks of the Han River will see a wide array of cultural activities and events, including street carnivals of live music and dancing, and shows of street music and traditional Vietnamese arts on weekends in a bid to create cultural highlights and bustling nightlife vibes for Da Nang.
Besides, night entertainment activities will be piloted along the My An beach in Ngu Hanh Son District, as a way to promote the creation of new various types of tourism products, services and utilities targeting both local residents and tourists.
The program will show the discovery of Da Nang culinary space through the formation of a specialized seafood quarter on the streets of Nguyen Van Thoai and the coastal Hoang Sa – Vo Nguyen Giap – Truong Sa route.
From now till the program’s official opening, relevant local agencies will widely publicize the significance of this attractive new tourism product to the general public, especially tourism service providers so that they can build up consistent activities and create new products and services to meet the diversified taste and demand of tourists.
When implemented, the ‘Da Nang by Night’ is highly expected to create a vibrant and attractive night tourism space stretching from the mainland to the coastline. (By THU HA – Translated by A.T).
Source: DA NANG Today
Lunar New Year (Tet) celebrations have been organised worldwide to help Vietnamese people living abroad enjoy a warm and familiar traditional New Year festival. On February 6 evening, the Vietnamese Embassy in China held a get-together to celebrate Tet for staff of the embassy and Vietnamese representatives and Vietnamese families in Beijing.
Chargé d’Affaires Pham Thanh Binh informed the participants of Viet Nam’s political and socio-economic achievements in the past year, wishing the Vietnamese community in China continue supporting each other and contributing more to the country.
On the same day, the Vietnamese Association in Vientiane, Laos, organised a programme offering participants a chance to wrap Chung cake, a traditional cake of Vietnamesee people during Tet holiday. After the programme, 300 Chung cakes were presented to families living in difficult circumstances in the capital city. Warm Tet celebrations were also held in other ASEAN member tsates such as Cambodia, Indonesia and Singapore, and in Canada.
Da Nang people can expect to celebrate the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) 2021 festival without having to worry about extreme weather patterns like last year, as favourable weather conditions have been forecast during this period, the Mid-Central Region Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting said in its latest bulletin.
The cold snap is now decreasing its intensity. Today and tomorrow, Da Nang is expected to see light scattered showers and the lows of 18-20 degrees Celsius, and the highs of 24 – 27 degrees Celsius.
From 10 to 15 February, the period which encompasses the Tet break, Da Nang is highly likely to see some light rain and a bit fog at night and early morning in some of its parts, whilst some sunshine to be seen in the daytime.During these days, Da Nang could brace for a bit higher mercury which will hover at the lowest as 20-23 degrees Celsius, and the highest at 26 – 29 degrees Celsius.
By NAM TRAN- Translated by A.T
Danang People’s Committee has issued the list of Cultural – Festival Activities along Han River in 2021.
Accordingly, every last Saturday from 19h30 – 21h30 (from January to September), there occurs carnivals on Tran Hung Dao street (from Ly Nam De street to Trieu Viet Vuong street).
On every second Saturday, from 20:00 – 22:00 (from January to September), there will be street music performance at the North Park by the East bank of the Han River Bridge.
Other performances, namely Folk songs, Bai Choi and Traditional music take place from 17:00 – 21:00 on Tran Hung Dao Street (Southern sidewalk on the East bank of the Dragon Bridge) every weekends (from January to October).
The Dance of Han River takes place from 20:00 – 22:30 at the semicircle sidewalk, Bach Dang street (the intersection between Bach Dang and Binh Minh 6) every night (except for the last Saturday of each month, from January to October).
From January to December, the Tu Nguyen group (led by Mr. Vo Tra Dung) will perform Street Music in the North by the West Bank of Dragon Bridge (opposite VTV8 building) or on the sidewalk of Bach Dang Street, adjacent to the Han river bank, opposite 250 Bach Dang street) from 19h00 – 22h00 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
From February to September, at the west side of the Dragon Bridge (opposite the Museum of Cham Sculpture or opposite VTV8 building), there will be music performances from 19h45 – 20h45 every Sunday.
From February to October, the City Culture – Cinema Center will organize Street Music mini shows alternately at the Southern Park and the West Bank of the Dragon Bridge (opposite the Museum of Cham Sculpture) and sidewalks on the east side of Nhu Nguyet street from 19:30 onwards on Saturday of the 2nd week and 4th week each month.
From March to September, there will be “Youth Arts Playground” with the participation of Youth Union members from universities, colleges, clubs, teams, groups in Danang from 19:00 – 21:00 on the second and the last Friday of each month at Southern Park, West bank of Dragon Bridge (opposite the Museum of Cham Sculpture).
From April to September, there is traditional concert by Vietnamese artists at the North Park, East bank of Tran Thi Ly Bridge at 19:30 – 21:00 from the first and third Sunday of each month.
On every second or last Sunday of each month (from April to September), “Tuong” artists will serve the public the excerpts of the classic Tuong and the traditional music from 19:30 – 21:00 at the North Park on the East bank of Tran Thi Ly Bridge.
Installation art will take place in May and August at the northern sidewalk, the East bank of the Dragon Bridge, Tran Hung Dao Street, Son Tra District.
Two sandstone statues – Ganesha and Gajasimha – which are on display at the Chăm Sculpture Museum in the central city – have been recognized as National Treasures following a Prime Minister’s decision.
The museum said the recognition was issued on New Year’s day, adding to the list of six National Treasures that have been preserved so far by the museum. Ganesha, one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon, is readily identified by his elephant head. He is widely revered, more specifically, as the remover of obstacles; the patron of arts and sciences; and the deva of intellect and wisdom
The statue of Ganesha was excavated in 1903 at E5 tower of the Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary in Quảng Nam Province by a group of French archaeologists. It was stored by the museum since 1918.
Gajasimha is a mythical hybrid animal in Hindu mythology, appearing as a sinha or rajasiha (mythical lion) with the head or trunk of an elephant. It was found at the Mẫm tower in Bình Định Province in 1933-34, and displayed at the museum from 1935.
The museum, a popular tourist destination in the city, stores and preserves four other National Treasures including the Trà Kiệu Pedestal; the Mỹ Sơn E1 Pedestal; statue of Tara/Avalokiteshvara and the Đồng Dương Pedestal.
Chăm Sculpture Museum of Da Nang, situated on the west bank of the Hàn River, was built in late 1915 with a big contribution from Henri Parmentier, a prominent archaeologist with the L’Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient (the Far East Archaeological Research Institute) in Hà Nội. In mid-1919, he published the first catalogue of the museum, marking its inaugural ceremony.It preserves and display thousands of artefacts and sandstone statues found at many Chăm towers and excavations from the Sa Huỳnh Culture (between 2,500 and 3,000 years old) in the central region.