20 fascinating images of Vietnam

The Girl & the Elephant – This image of a little M’nong girl was taken in Dak Lak Province, in the Central Highlands. It’s from the same series as the photo chosen for the cover of Conde’ Nast Traveler.

Photography Life Magazine recently posted 20 fascinating images of Vietnam taken by four photographers on its website in a piece entitled Visions of Vietnam – 4 Photographers, 4 Styles. Circle of Dreams – A young woman naps in a round boat woven from bamboo on Vietnam’s central coast, near Phu Yen. The locals say the round shape allows for easy manoeuvrability when fishing in shallow coastal waters. A Room with a View – The endless rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi are … [Read more...]

HCMC museum shows off never-before-seen artifacts

Stone axes dating back to 3,000-4,000 years ago excavated in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum in 2000.

From left to right: a ceramic vase made in Vietnam in the early 20th century, a ceramic ewer made in Vietnam in the 15th century, and a ceramic vase made in China in the 19th century. Photos: Thao Vi … [Read more...]

Picture imperfect: Photo contest shows bleak climate future for Vietnam

The first prize winner is a photo by Than Tinh showing workers removing trash from the Ca Bon Canal in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City.

Pictures don't lie. A canal buried under tons of trash, vehicles swimming through a flooded street in Hanoi, and patches of cry, cracked soil in southern Vietnam -- these photos paint a bleak reality of the country's environment. … [Read more...]

Exhibition features Central Highlands wooden folk statues

An exhibition featuring wooden folk statues imbued with the cultural identities of the Central Highlands opened this morning at the Kon Tum provincial Museum. The exhibition showcases 80 statues by 45 artisans from six ethnic minorities in the province including Ba Na, Gia Rai, Xo Dang, Gie Trieng, Brau and Ro Mam. The exhibits reflect the lively cultural, spiritual and religious life of the ethnic people. The show contributes to preserving and promoting the traditional cultural values, … [Read more...]

Exhibition examines influence of Dong Son bronze culture

Heavy metal: A collection of bronze drums, a symbol of Dong Son culture that reflects the intelligence and skills of the ancient people.

VietNamNet Bridge - The Viet Nam National Museum of History opened an exhibition yesterday displaying one of the biggest, most intact collections of bronze Dong Son drums to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the culture's discovery. The history museum collaborated with local museums in Ha Noi, Lao Cai, Hung Yen, Thanh Hoa, Yen Bai and Nghe An to organise a special exhibition called Dong Son Culture. It aims to show viewers the beauty, history and culture within the 272 artefacts on display, … [Read more...]

Event: Exhibition portrays colourful Belarus


Belarusian people, culture and nature are being celebrated by a painting exhibition that opened yesterday in Ha Noi. … [Read more...]

Photos: The painter who wields a brush in his mouth


VietNamNet Bridge - After an accident in 1991 that left Do Minh Tam a quadriplegic, he began painting with a brush in his mouth. He has since sold many paintings, which are priced from hundreds to thousands of US dollars. Tam is now one of Vietnam's most notable artists. His contemporaries not only appreciate his triumph over such a severe disability, but also his sophisticated and creative paintings. … [Read more...]

Contemporary Artists – Efforts to Build and Affirm a Novel Spirit for the New Artistic Tradition

Nguyen Trung Grey Composition, Mixed 100cm x 100cm

By Nguyen Xuan Tiep Vietnamese plastic arts enjoy a time-honored tradition. Their most prominent achievements are the famous wooden statues and engravings in communal houses, pagodas, royal tombs, shrines and temples of Northern Vietnam dating back over millennia. There were also the diverse, multi-faceted arts including the well-known, brightly colored Lang Ho and Hang Trong folk paintings (Ha Bac, Hanoi); the Champa architecture which spread from Quang Tri to Binh Dinh Province and whose … [Read more...]

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Thai artists celebrate Ha Noi


Paintings of Ha Noi and its people by three Thai artists are on display in Ha Noi to celebrate 35 years of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and Thailand. The exhibition includes pencil and charcoal portraits of Hanoians by Dinhin Rakpong Asoke, water-colour paintings of daily life by Direk Kingnok and large crayon paintings by Suwit Jaipom. The theme is Ha Noi in Spring. … [Read more...]

Exhibition to test people’s choice for national flower

A series of exhibitions of native Vietnamese flowers is being held in several cities to identify the people's choice for the national flower, and the caravan has now moved to Da Nang. The week-long exhibition opened on Tuesday in the central city after an earlier one in Ha Noi in January when an overwhelming 80 per cent of visitors voted for the lotus. The latest one, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, has three sections, one each on the lotus, other flowers, and … [Read more...]