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Flag of Millennium of Thang Long-Hanoi hoisted on Mt. Fansipan

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:20 am

Firework closes Hanoi’s millennium anniversary

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm

The celebrations of Hanoi millennium anniversary went out last night, October 10, with special art and firework shows entitled “Thang Long-Hanoi: City of Soaring Dragon” at My Dinh National Stadium.

A spcial art performance reviews important historical events. (Photo: Sggp)

Thousands of actors, actresses, singers, dancers, athletes and students took part in the art performance described major milestones in the history of the country and its capital including King Ly Cong Uan’s royal proclamation on moving the old capital at Hoa Lư to Thang Long, the present capital, in 1010; national hero and great poet Nguyen Trai’s famous literature work called “Binh Ngo Dai Cao” (Proclamation of Victory over the Ngo invaders); scholar and warrior Truong Han Sieu’s “Bach Dang Giang Phu” (Dissertation in rhythmic prose on Bach Dang River); talented general Ly Thuong Kiet’s the famous poem “Nam Quoc Son Ha” (Mountains and Rivers of the Southern country); and the Declaration of Independence of Vietnam by President Ho Chi Minh.

A firework display lights up the capital in the grand finale on October 10. (Photo: Vnexpress)

The display also reviewed Hanoi’s historical and architectural works such as Thap Rua (Turtle tower) in Ho Guonm (Sword Lake), Khue Van Cac (Pavilion of the Constellation of Literature), etc and legendary sacred objects including Golden Buffalo, Golden Turtle and White Horse.


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Source: SGGP

Vietnam Airlines provides more millennium flights

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has announced an increase of 13 more flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi from October 7-11, to meet the travelling demand during the millennium anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.


The additional flights brought the total flights on the route to an average of 32 per day, providing a capacity of 8,860 seats a day.

Aircraft serving during the festival are the 150-seat Airbus 320, the 184-seat Airbus A321, the 266-seat Airbus 330 and the 282-seat Airbus 330.

Source: SGGP

DPRK lift Millennium Cup after draw

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:58 am




DPRK lift Millennium Cup after draw


QĐND – Saturday, September 25, 2010, 21:17 (GMT+7)

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) U-23 team drew against hosts Vietnam in a goalless match today but still managed to win the Millennium Thang Long-Hanoi Football Cup at My Dinh stadium on September 24.


The DPRK team, which took two wins over Kuwait and Australia, placed first with seven points.


After beating Kuwait 3-0 and losing to Australia 2-0, Vietnam was placed second with four points, after edging out Australia on goal difference.


In the early match on September 24, Australia were held to a goalless draw by Kuwait, which left the Australian Olyroos in third place at the tournament.


The DPRK team, which featured six World Cup players, set up a strong defence to block Vietnam’s attacks.


Vietnamese strikers failed to penetrate the DPRK’s defence, firing only long shots at goal.


Captain Nguyen Minh Phuong had the best chance in the first half time when he lobbed the ball from the edge, but it was saved by the DPRK goalie.


In the second half, the DPRK threatened the hosts with their rapid counterattacks, but Vietnamese keeper Duong Hong Son put in a good performance to save all the shots.


During the last 10 minutes, Portuguese coach Calisto bolstered his strikers, which he hoped would break the DPRK’s defence, but the hosts failed to net the ball.


The DPRK team walked away with a US$20,000 cash prize, while Vietnam pocketed US$10,000.


The tournament was held to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the capital city.


After the tournament, Vietnam will be defending their title in the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup, which is co-hosted by Vietnam and Indonesia and will run from December 1 to 29.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

International Circus Festival marks Hanoi’s millennium anniversary

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2010 at 7:21 am

The third International Circus Festival will kick off today at Central Circus Theatre, Hanoi, marking the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi, aiming to advertise the Vietnamese circus arts to foreign partners.

A circus performance by brothers Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep

The festival also aims to enhance cooperative cultural and artistic relations between Vietnam and other countries, said a representative from Vietnam Circus Federation.


The festival, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Circus Federation, will include the participation of troupes from Germany, Russia, China, Ukraine, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, and Mongolia in addition to host Vietnam.


Five Vietnamese troupes hailing from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Quang Tri and the Vietnam Secondary School of Circus Art will perform at the festival.


Entertainers from Ho Chi Minh City include Bao Ngoc who will perform Tung hung (Juggling magic), and brothers Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep, who will perform Suc manh doi tay (power of hands).


Ngoc said this is a chance for Vietnamese artists to learn about circus art from around the world, which will help local artists to develop their performances.


The circus Suc manh doi tay performed by brothers Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep won the gold medal at the Young Circus Artist Festival which included troupes from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and was held in Hanoi in 2009.

The five-member jury board will include Gao Yue, director of the International Performing Arts Festival Agency in China; Peter Dubinsky, President of American Firebird Productions; Genish Matabosch, artistic director and executive producer of the International Circus Festival City of Albacete, Spain, Vu Ngoan Hop, director of the Vietnam Circus Federation and Vietnamese People’s Artist Nguyen Thi Tam Chinh.

The organizing board will award gold, silver and bronze medals and certificates to the winning artists. The most acclaimed performances will be featured in the final gala program.

The festival runs through August 11.

Source: SGGP

Capital hurriedly prepares for its millennium anniversary

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2010 at 11:20 am

Hanoi is hurriedly readying itself for the Great Celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of Thang Long – Hanoi to take place over the next two months.

       Part of the “Ceramic Road Along the Red River”

Thang Long – Hanoi has been the cradle of Vietnamese culture for thousands for years and has been the pride of not only Vietnam, it has also attracted foreign scientists and people from around the world.

According to Dr. Luu Tran Tieu, President of the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association, researchers have discovered many sites within Hanoi, which date back to the cultures of Phung Nguyen (2nd millennium BC), Đong Đau, and Go Mun (1st half of the 1st millennium BC) and Dong Son and Thanh Den.

The Co Loa Citadel, which was the capital during the 3rd century BC and under the reign of Ngo Quyen (938-944), was a breakthrough showing the ancient Vietnamese people’s strategic thinking in their march to the lowlands.

The most important discovery was that of Thang Long Imperial Citadel, which was recognized just last week as an UNESCO’s world cultural heritage site, opened the door to scientists, revealing many aspects of social, cultural, and economic life during the era in which the Imperial Citadel  operated.


The royal citadel’s area covers 19 hectares at 18 Hoang Dieu Street; this ancient citadel belonged to the Ly, Tran, early Le and Mac dynaties. It is believed to have once covered over 40 hectares.

According to directions from the Ministry of Politics and Prime Minister, the Hanoi People’s Committee began setting up the Steering Board of the 1000th Thang Long – Hanoi Ceremony in 1997, to implement more than 60 works to be included in the grand national event.

Among them, 8 constructions, including Hanoi Library, Kim Lien-O Cho Dua Road, Kim Lien T-Junction, Lac Long Quan Road and others became operational in 2009.

24 works are scheduled to line the “Ceramic Road Along the Red River” including statues of Uncle Ho and President Ton Duc Thang, the upgraded Vinh Tuy Bridge and four temples: Bach Ma, Voi Phuc, Kim Lien and Quan Thanh and many more will be completed before the great day, October 10.

Source: SGGP

Flag to be planted on Fansipan peak to mark Hanoi’s millennium

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm




Flag to be planted on Fansipan peak to mark Hanoi’s millennium


QĐND – Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 20:36 (GMT+7)

The tourism sector will plant a flag on the nation’s highest mountain, the Fansipan in the northern province of Lao Cai to mark the capital city’s millennium birthday.


According to the Deputy Director of Hanoi ’s Culture, Sport and Tourism Department Mai Tien Dung, a group of 85 people working in tourist sector will set out on their climb up the 3,143-m mountain on October 26.


This is a joint activity between the municipal Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to welcome Thang Long-Hanoi 1,000 th birthday and the 2010 National Tourism Year.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Martial arts festival marks Hanoi’s millennium anniversary

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 11:21 am

The third International Festival of Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts opened in the central province of Binh Dinh on August 1, marking the 1,000th anniversary of Hanoi becoming the nation’s capital.

A martial arts performance at the opening ceremony of International Festival of Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts on August 1. (Photo:SGGP)


The event attracted 820 Vietnamese and foreign martial artists and coaches, 30 teams from across the nation and 50 international groups.


The event was attended by National Assembly Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien and representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Binh Dinh Province People’s Committee and other provinces and cities.


Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of National Assembly Kien said that the event creates opportunities for artists to share their experiences and bring attention to Vietnamese martial arts, as well as help promote them beyond national borders and enhance the cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and other nations around the world.


The festival runs through August 4.


On the same day, an exhibition displaying traditional Vietnamese martial art weaponry and clothes opened at Quang Trung Museum, in Binh Dinh Province’s Tay Son District.


During the event, participants and tourists will have the opportunity to visit Binh Dinh’s popular martial arts schools, said organizers.


Binh Dinh is widely known for its great martial arts masters.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi to be splendid on millennium celebrations

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm




Hanoi to be splendid on millennium celebrations


QĐND – Friday, July 30, 2010, 20:54 (GMT+7)

Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen The Thao on July 29 asked the municipal Department of Construction to strengthen decoration and lighting work in the downtowns in order to make the capital city brighter and more splendid during its 1,000 th birthday celebrations.


Areas to be decorated include the surroundings of Hoan Kiem Lake, the headquarters of the municipal Party and People’s Committees, the Ly Thai To Flower Garden, the Ba Dinh Political Centre, the Hanoi Friendship Culture Palace, the Temple of Literature, the Thong Nhat Park, the Thien Quang Lake and the My Dinh National Stadium.


Roads such as Nguyen Thai Hoc-Kim Ma, Thanh Nien, Pho Hue-Hang Bai, Ba Trieu, Ngo Quyen, Tran Khat Chan-Dai Co Viet-Xa Dan and Trang Tien-Trang Thi-Dien Bien Phu will be lighted up under the theme of 1,000 years of Hanoi’s culture.


The Department of Construction was urged to select Hanoi’s symbols, including the dragon of Ly dynasty, Khue Van Cac (Pavilion of Literature) and Mot Cot (one-pillar) Pagoda, to decorate gateway routes to the city such as Nguyen Chi Thanh-Tran Duy Hung, Lang Ha-Le Van Luong, An Duong Vuong-Au Co-Nghi Tam, Bac Thang Long-Pham Van Dong-Pham Hung, Gia Phong, Nguyen Trai, Xuan Thuy-Cau Giay and Vinh Tuy, Chuong Duong, Long Bien and Thang Long Bridges.


Thao also asked the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to use the models of posters for propaganda work and mobilise all resources to promote the image of the capital city.


The department is responsible for guiding districts, towns and units to hang banners, slogans and flags reasonably in each area, road and street, ensuring the safety and beauty of the city, he said.


All jobs must be completed before August 20, 2010, he noted.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Farmer makes 1,000 bamboo dragons for Hanoi millennium

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm




Farmer makes 1,000 bamboo dragons for Hanoi millennium


QĐND – Sunday, July 04, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

A farmer from the northern mountain province of Hoa Binh has devoted seven years to growing and bending 1,000 bamboo trees into the shape of flying dragons to present them to Hanoi on its millennium anniversary scheduled for October this year.


Nguyen Van Nam said he drove to Soc Son district to buy the “golden” bamboo saplings to grow at home.


“This sort of bamboo is very flexible, not as hard as green bamboo which makes it easy to create shapes at will,” he explained.


To have 1,000 flying dragons, each with a height of 1.5 m, he had to grow 2,000 bamboo trees to have enough to select only the best. He had to bend the dragon a little every day over a long period of time.


After more than six years, the mountainous farmer has finished his work, turning his bamboo into flying dragons rising into the sky with pride.


Nam also grew three additional clusters of bamboo in the shape of the country and a huge “ngau” tree (aglaia) in the shape of the earth with the words ‘Hoa Binh’ (Peace),  as presents for Hanoi’s celebration.


“I would like to present the results of my hard work to the capital city as a token of the warming feelings of Vietnamese farmers,” he sad.


Over the past decade, Nam has presented bonsai trees for major events in Hanoi such as the SEA Games 22 and the ASEAN Summit.


In 1998, he bent a tree into the words ‘Bac Ho Vi Dai’ (Great Uncle Ho) to present to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.


Source: VNN


 


Source: QDND