The southern coastal city of Phan Thiet enjoyed a colorful opening ceremony to its local tourism festival on October 22. Titled “Ngay du lich Binh Thuan va Thanh Pho Phan Thiet” (Tourism Day of Binh Thuan Province and Phan Thiet City), the three-day event offers several cultural activities including a display of mid-autumn lanterns and a photo exhibit featuring sights of the city.
Photographer Thanh Ha from the central coastal city of Phan Thiet has won the first prize in a photo contest titled “Binh Thuan Tourism.” Ha won for a picture called “Competition” in the contest that invited photo submissions capturing the beauty of people, landscapes and special cultural characteristics of Binh Thuan Province.
To mark the Tourism Day of Phan Thiet City (October 24) and the day Phan Thiet becomes a 2nd grade city, Binh Thuan Province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has approved a plan to organize culture and sports activities to share their happiness with international and domestic tourists.
An artistic photo exhibition called Doi Sen (Lotus Life), featuring 45 photos by photographer Tran Bich about growing and developing lotus flowers, is opening at Molinari Cafe, 5 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City.
The “King of stones,” has been making pictures with stones for two decades. That’s the nickname locals from central Binh Thuan Province’s Tuy Phong District have given Pham Quang Phap, a 79-yea-rold veteran of Binh Thanh Commune. They also call him “Old man of the stones.”
Several traditional practices of the ethnic Cham community cause strife for its members, researchers say. A little boy drowns in a small commune of Binh Thuan Province and the father wants to take his body home for a funeral.
The Vietnam Movie Museum is scheduled to open on May 26, not in Hanoi or HCM City, but in Tan Nghia town, Ham Tan district, Binh Thuan province. The project was kicked off on March 5, 2009 on 130sq.m of land, donated by artist Nguyen Duc Dat, at a cost of VND300 million ($17,500) raised from artists, movie fans and HCM City-based ART Company.
A literature critic and his new bride, award-winning actress Hong Anh, share their lives, love and work. Businessman and literary critic Nguyen Thanh Son says being married to a superstar actress probably isnâ€™t much different than being married to anyone else.
Despite the forecast that tourism will decline this year, Binh Thuan was busy and vibrant during the Tet holidays, not only at resorts and tourist sites but also at traditional cultural sport festivals and religious sites, which have attracted an increasing number of visitors.
The audiences have been impressed by The Vinhâ€™s music, not because of the way he plays the guitar, but the fact that the plays it with just one hand.Three years ago, The Vinh thought differently about music when he first played in front of an audience as part of a music program in Ho Chi Minh City.
A much loved singer is preparing to mark her 47th year in the music business with a live show and a retrospective DVD. After more than four decades on stage, famed overseas Vietnamese singer Huong Lan still mesmerizes audiences at home and abroad with her sweet voice and romantic songs.
Binh Thuan, a tourist site in the central coastal province, does not own its popularity to attractive beaches, splendid sand dunes or deluxe resorts and spas, but rather to its renowned Cham minority craft village known as Go Hamlet by local Vietnamese or Play Gok by Cham minorities.
The three-day Binh Thuan Culture-Tourism Days 2008 event concludes today in Phan Thiet after presenting many animated, unique activities. The event included volleyball competitions, surfing races on the smooth sand dunes of Ham Tien with well known local and international athletes.
The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the central province of Binh Thuan will hold â€œBinh Thuan culture-tourist day 2008â€ from October 22 to 24 in the seaside tourist city of Phan Thiet with animated and unique activities.
The Cham ethnic minority people, followers of Balamon religion, in central Ninh Thuan province are holding their traditional Kate festival, the biggest annual festival of Cham people, from Sept. 28-30.
The prize presentation and opening ceremony of press photo exhibition â€œGolden Momentâ€ was held yesterday in Hanoi. This is the first competition for press photos held by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and funded by Nokia to enhance the quality of journalistic photography and promote the role of press photography in society as a whole.
The Nghinh Ong Festival, also known as the Guan Kung Greeting Celebration, opened in Phan Thiet city of central Binh Thuan province on August 19. Vice Chairman of the Phan Thiet City Peopleâ€™s Committee Dang Dinh Hieu, who is also the head of the Festival Organising Board, said the festival is a long-standing tradition of the ethnic Chinese community in Phan Thiet city.