On February 10, 2011 (the 8th day of the 1st lunar month), Thua Thien - Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam Buddhism Managing Committee in Thua Thien - Hue Province coordinated with Huyen Tran Culture Center to hold the opening ceremony of great festival to pray for “peace country – happy people” in Huong Van Zen Monastery of Huyen Tran Culture Center (Ngu Tay Hamlet, An Tay Ward, Hue City)
A conference to promote Vietnamese tourism was jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy in UAE, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the Vietnam Airlines and the Sharaf Travel in Dubai on February 23.
More than 4,000 foreign tourists visit Halong Bay by cruise ships from February 2 to March 3, according to Trinh Dang Thanh, Deputy Director of the Quang Ninh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The Asian cuisine festival was held on March 5 in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates. The festival was attended by embassies from 16 countries including Vietnam, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Nepal, Singapore, Korea, Iran and Azerbaijan.
A book titled, “Hung Kings-National Ancestors” was offered to Hung Kings at the Hung Kings Temple Relics Site in the northern midland province of Phu Tho on April 11 as a commemoration of the legendary national founders on the anniversary of their death.
‘Russian Night’ featuring masterpieces by Piotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov and Modest Mussorgsky under the baton of two conductors Tran Nhat Minh and Nguyen Anh Son, violinist Bui Cong Duy and pianist Vu Ngoc Linh will take place at HCMC Opera House on Saturday, May 9, 2011.
The international Ballroom Dance Company from Brigham Young University, one of the U.S.’s leading troupes, will entertain Vietnamese audiences in Danang and Hanoi from May 12 to 14, reports VietnamPlus.