2010 Long Bien Bridge festival shines Culture - Sports

2010 Long Bien Bridge festival shines

The second festival on Long Bien Bridge , which is famous for its unique architecture and long history, officially opened on Nov. 20, with artistic events depicting the theme “ Dragon Bridge tells story about Thang Long-Hanoi”.
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Photos capture bridge's essence

Long Bien Bridge , famous for its unique architecture and long history, has been an inspiration for many artists zoith , One of the latest American photographer Douglas Jardine.
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Hanoi on show through photographers’ eyes

Almost 200 photos taken and collected by foreign ambassadors and diplomats working in Vietnam , as well as researchers, artists and photographers from many countries worldwide are on display at an exhibition that opened in Hanoi on September 24.
Argentinan picture of Hanoi ceramic way inaugurated Culture - Sports

Argentinan picture of Hanoi ceramic way inaugurated

A 65 sq.m ceramic picture of vivid colours and images displaying the typical features of Argentina was unveiled on June 2 in Hanoi as part of the “ Ceramic Road along the Red River ” – the project to celebrate the 1,000 birthday of the capital city.
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Series of events from Hue to Thang Long-Hanoi

A display of 1,000 kites and a carnival will take place in the ancient imperial city of Hue at the start of a series on events in different locations all the way up the country from central Hue city to Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi, to mark the millennium anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
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Hanoi plans green, elegant, modern capital

A master plan for the capital of Hanoi through 2030 with a vision to 2050 has received special attention from the public as it is expected to create an image of a “green, civilised, and modern” city.
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Couples lock their love on Long Bien Bridge

I once saw an interesting picture on one of my friends’ facebook page. The picture was of two identical locks that were on a fence on a bridge. I though it was just a random picture until recently, when I saw a picture of the Great Wall. It wasn’t just another image, but a picture that highlighted a part of the fence where a lot of locks were hung.
VNA launches Thang Long-Hanoi website Society

VNA launches Thang Long-Hanoi website

The Vietnam News Agency launched its website on Thang Long-Hanoi at www.hanoi.vietnamplus.vn on March 18, which becomes the first and only website on the capital city published in four languages.
Flower power pulls crowds Culture - Sports

Flower power pulls crowds

Thousands of Hanoians and foreign tourists flocked to Hoan Kiem Lake to contemplate the hundreds of thousands of flowers displayed at the capital’s second flower festival, which kicked off on Dec. 30.
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Street markets survive city ban

A five-month campaign to clear away the city’s unplanned temporary markets has been operating since November, but now those managing the scheme are doubtful if it is a practical goal.
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Floral street festival to celebrate New Year

Hanoi is holding a floral festival, only the second of its kind, on the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) in the centre of the capital from December 30, 2009, to January 1, 2010, which will turn the area into a gigantic flower basket.