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Vietnamese language and culture have been officially included in the teaching programme of Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier 3 in France’s Occitanie region as part of cooperation between the university and the Vietnam National University – Hanoi.

Vietnamese designer's Ao Dai collection to make debut in New York

Vietnamese designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam has introduced his Ao Dai collection which will represent Vietnam at New York Fashion Week 2019, slated for September 6.

Wood you believe it? Hanoi's top artisans

Sơn Đồng Handicraft Village in Hoài Đức District, 20km west of downtown Hà Nội, has long been the source of some of Việt Nam's finest carved wood worship objects.

Ho Chi Minh City among world’s culture destinations for 2019

UK Travel website Culture Trip has released a new listing of best places for a culture trip, and it includes Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s southern economic hub.

Singapore Festival to present cuisine, tourism, culture, arts

 Hanoi will be hosting its first Singapore Festival on March 23-24 with a wide range of cultural activities.

Bonbon city tour explores Hanoi's history, culture

 A new Hanoi exploration tour called "Bonbon Hanoi" or “Bonbon City Tour” gives visitors a real taste of the history and culture of Hanoi, Radio the Voice of Vietnam reported.

Hue Festival 2018 features diverse art, culture

 Nearly 1,300 domestic and foreign artists are brought together at the Hue Festival 2018, which is taking place in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from April 27 to May 2.

Paris exhibition highlights Ho Chi Minh as great man of peace, culture

 An exhibition on Ho Chi Minh was opened in Paris, France, on November 13, highlighting the late President of Vietnam as a great man of peace and culture.

Tours offer insights into Quang Nam’s beauty, culture

 The central province of Quang Nam, which is hosting the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings, has designed typical tours for tourists to discover the locality’s culture and people.

It takes a village to preserve identity

The globalisation whirlwind has been blowing through the modern world and affecting people’s lives in a variety of ways. 

Vietnam-Italy relations expanded beyond trade, culture

 Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy Marina Sereni has said she sought to bring the relations between Italy and Vietnam to the next level.

How many books do Vietnamese read each month?

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese read an average of four books a year, including 2.8 textbooks and 1.2 books of other different kinds, according to the Center for Vietnam and South East Asia Studies.

Art & Entertainment News in Brief

 Noo Phuoc Thinh continues to become 2015 Japan tourism embassador, Preparations for Nguyen Hue Flower Street to be kicked off next January, Culture, tourism week honours poet Nguyen Du, A series of free outdoor concert back to Hanoi

Schoolboys learn about Japanese football, culture

 Selected boys from the 2015 U13 school football festival will be offered a trip to Japan from August 17-21 by the Yamaha Motor Vietnam Company, according to the Vietnam Football Federation.

Vietnam, France discuss stepping up cooperation

 Vietnam, France discuss stepping up cooperation, Vietnamese Embassy attends charitable fair in DPRK, Vietnam, San Marino share experience in education, culture, youth

Few comprehend value of festivals

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of festivities and celebrations are held every year in Viet Nam, but few people understand the significance and details of these festivals.

Art & Entertainment Headlines December 12

 Grammy winner to perform in Saigon bar; Baroque music for Christmas; Sharpen your skills with Christmas cooking class; THBC hosts babies and blasphemy nights; New styles of Calligraphy come to Ben Thanh Theater

Vietnam's oldest stone stele found in Bac Ninh province

The northern province of Bac Ninh has discovered a stone stele dating back to 314 – 450 AD, which is considered the oldest of its kind in Vietnam.

Young actress banned from performing for pole dance

Model and actress Angela Phuong Trinh has been temporarily suspended from performing because she pole danced scantily clad.

French tourists threaten to boycott Vietnam for dog meat

In the western world, dogs and cats are pets and are considered friends. Many foreign tourists to Vietnam were very shocked seeing Vietnamese people killing dogs and eating dog meat.