On Hanoi's giant lake, amateurs stir up colorful boat race

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More than 400 contestants gathered for the first rowing race on the West Lake.

Thousands block Hanoi's main street outside overcrowded pagoda to wish away bad luck

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Locals believe that the ritual will help them avoid unfortunate events in the new lunar year and only monks at pagodas can help them do so.

Documentary about famed Vietnamese Buddhist monk to hit local screens

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The release of the film about Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has been delayed for three months in Vietnam.

Flow of tourists to Dak Lak surges 20% during Tet

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The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak served nearly 140,000 visitors during the 2018 Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays, a rise of 20% year-on-year, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

A real-life love story hidden in century-old Vietnamese house

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The house is living witness to a sad yet intense romance between a French girl and a Chinese Vietnamese man that became a best-selling novel.

Da Lat flooded with garbage as Lunar New Year holiday comes to an end

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Many have flocked to the resort town in Vietnam's Central Highlands to enjoy the last few days of the long holiday.

Nearly 120,000 visitors to Hue city over Tet holidays

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VOV.VN - The ancient imperial city of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien Hue welcomed nearly 120,000 visitors, including 48,000 foreign arrivals, during the week-long lunar New Year(Tet) festival.

A real-life love story hidden in century-old Vietnamese house

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The house is living witness to a sad yet intense romance between a French girl and a Chinese Vietnamese man that became a best-selling novel.

Da Lat draws more than 280,000 visitors over Tet holidays

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VOV.VN - Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong welcomed more than 280,000 visitors, including 14,000 foreign arrivals during the lunar New Year (Tet) holidays, a rise of more than 14% on the same period last year.

Vietnam's controversial pig slaughtering festival returns behind closed doors

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The 800-year-old festival has been criticized as barbaric by many Vietnamese and international organizations.

About 1 million tourists visit Hung Temple relic site during Tet

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Nearly one million visitors came to pay tribute to Hung Kings and other ancestors who founded the country at the Hung Kings Temple Relic Site in the northern province of Phu Tho during the 2018 Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Floating under the moonlight to Hanoi's Perfume Pagoda

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Tens of thousands are getting up in the small hours this year to make the pilgrimage by boat and celebrate the spring festival.
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