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First museum of stone inaugurated in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 at 1:39 am

First museum of stone inaugurated in Vietnam

QĐND – Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

Vietnam Guiness Book of Records has recognized the Hoa Tai Ngoc Chau stone art museum in Bao Loc city in the central highland province of Lam Dong as the first in Vietnam.

After ten years of construction, the museum has officially opened its door to visitors. The museum, located close to Dai Nga bridge, has around 1,000 unique stone works of art.

Almost all of the creations are still in their original form, collected by artisan Dinh Cong Phuong in the past 40 years.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

UNESCO gives museum copy of resolurion honoring President Ho Chi Minh

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm

UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova on Saturday gave Ho Chi Minh Museum a book of the UNESCO General Assembly resolutions, including Resolution 18.65 on honoring President Ho Chi Minh as a hero of national liberation and a world cultural celebrity.

General Director of the UNESCO Irina Bokova at the exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh.(

Speaking at the exhibition entitled “Ho Chi Minh and Lifelong Study” opened in the  museum, the UNESCO  leader said that President Ho Chi Minh who founded the independent Vietnam country, was deeply aware of the important of education for people.
She also expressed her respect to President Ho Chi Minh, who is an example of the lifelong study.
The exhibition has been holding to support the “Studying and Following Uncle Ho’s Moral Example” campaign and mark the Vietnam Study Encouragement Day (October, 2).

Source: SGGP

Ethnology museum hosts Mid-Autumn celebration

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:57 am

Ethnology museum hosts Mid-Autumn celebration

QĐND – Friday, September 17, 2010, 20:40 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi will host its annual celebration of the Mid-Autumn festival through next Monday, with a theme this year of Vietnam – China Colours.

This year’s programme will include traditional games of both countries, as well as toys such as lanterns, kites and Chinese masks, and performances of lion and dragon dances and water puppetry, making this a great opportunity for children to explore the similarities and differences in the Vietnamese and Chinese cultures, according to the museum.

Visitors to the museum during the celebration will have the opportunity to compete and win prizes in Chinese games, dress in traditional costumes, and hear story tellers share legends of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The museum will also screen films about the cultures of Vietnam and China and – new to the venue this year – will host a performances of boi singing, a traditional music of southern Vietnam.

Visitors will also be able to experience the brewing and drinking of Pu’er tea from China’s Yunnan Province, as well as participate in traditional cake-making classes. Representatives of the Naxi culture of southern China will also talk to visitors about the ancient hieroglyphs of the culture and the Mid-Autumn Festival of their homeland.

People who purchase tickets in advance for Monday will enjoy a compelling programme including a lion dance, animal circus, Chinese opera, lantern parade, and sampling of Vietnamese and Chinese mooncakes.

The celebration is being held with the co-operation of the Ethnic Museum of Yunnan, the Yunnan Opera Institute, and the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam . Tickets are available at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology for 25,000 VND for adults, 3,000 VND for children, and 5,000 VND for students.

For this year’s celebration, the museum will make an extra effort to serve disadvantaged children, and will present 100 gifts to kids from craft villages and vocational training centres.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

War Remnants Museum ranked in the top 10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm

The War Remnants Museum was voted as one of 10 Most Popular Ho Chi Minh City tourist attractions by local and foreign visitors in the “Ho Chi Minh City–100 Excitements” program, launched last year by the HCMC Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.

Visitors contemplate pictures exhibited at the War Remnants Museum. (Photo: SGGP)

In the first six months of this year, three exhibitions including “Vietnam rising 35 years after war,” “President Ho Chi Minh’s aspiration for peace” and “War and Peace” was held at the museum and attracted 227,241 visitors, representing a year-on-year increase of 17.33 percent.

Among them, there were 169,248 foreign tourists and 57,993 domestic travelers. The museum’s management board also organized five mobile displays to serve thousands of teachers, students and visitors in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces.

The museum received delegations from Algeria, Slovakia, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Australia, the UK, the US, Germany, Denmark and more.

Opened in September 1975, the War Remnants Museum displays shocking evidence of atrocities committed by the foreign aggressors during Vietnam’s two wars of national liberation.

Exhibits include collection of American weapons; model of the notorious tiger cages where Vietnamese revolutionaries were kept; photographs that illustrate the effect of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliant sprays, napalm and phosphorus bombs had on the Vietnamese people and land.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam History Museum receives Toshiba’s gift

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Vietnam History Museum receives Toshiba’s gift

QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:1 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Toshiba Group has recently presented a number of gifts of equipment, worth nearly US $10,000, to the Vietnam History Museum.

The present, including 5 laptops, ten 32-inch TV sets, 24 led lights, 10 DVD players, is to help the museum with improving its quality of showcase and service for visitors.

Apart from the gift for the Vietnam History Museum, the Toshiba Group also granted 6 scholarships to excellent students from the Hanoi National University, assisted representatives of the relic site of Thang Long Royal Citadel and signed a cooperation agreement on electro-nuclear staff training with the Hanoi University of Technology and the Vietnam Nuclear Energy Institute.

Through such an activity, the Toshiba Group hopes to partly enhance the relationship between Vietnam and Japan.

Reported by Van Anh

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Museum showcases country’s traditional medicine

In Uncategorized on April 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

A guide (R) shows a visitor items used to grind herbs in HCMC’s Museum of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine (Photo: U. Phuong)

A trip to Vietnam’s first traditional medicine museum, located in Ho Chi Minh City, reveals a plethora of unique items and rich cultural heritage.

In front of the 600-square-meter Museum of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine (FITO), located at 41 Hoang Du Khuong Street, District 10, two bamboo groves add a sense of tranquility and stillness to the premises.

Entering the museum, visitors step lightly in order not to disturb the peace and quiet.

The museum is home to approximately 3,000 items typically found in a historic Vietnamese pharmacy for the preparation of traditional medicines.

The articles used to make medicines include knives, pestles and mortars, pots, medicine jars, scales, cabinets, printing molds, spirit gourds, and tea pots, just to name a few.

The most solemn place in the museum is an altar created to honor two of the most famous Vietnamese medical progenitors, Tue Tinh and Hai Thuong Lan Ong. The ornate alter includes a horizontal lacquer wooden board engraved with intricate Chinese characters and scrolls.

The design and construction of the museum was crafted in the style of traditional Vietnamese architecture and has 18 exhibition rooms spread over six floors with plants, trees and herbs growing in every corner.

The altar created to honor two of Vietnam’s most famous medical progenitors, Tue Tinh and Hai Thuong Lan Ong ( Photo: U. Phuong)

A wooden artwork depicting a large tree also adorns the museum, on which the names of 100 well-known doctors from the XII to XX centuries are written. These physicians are credited with significantly contributing to the country’s development of medicine.

Le Khac Tam, one of the founders of the museum, said that it took 10 years of searching to collect all the items for the museum, which itself took more than three years to build.

He said he strives to preserve the precious traditional artifacts and hopes it will give others an insight into the country’s medical history. In 2009, the site attracted over 3,500 visitors, a large number of whom were foreign.

The Museum of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine is open daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Source: SGGP

Champa altar house to be displayed at New York Museum

In Vietnam Culture on January 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

The antique Van Trach Hoa altar house was found in Thua Thien Hue Province in 1991. (Photo: SGGP)

The anitque Van Trach Hoa altar house has been chosen for display at the New York Museum in New York, the US, from February 2 to May 2, said a representative of the History and Revolution Museum of Thua Thien Hue Province.


The altar house was found in 1991 at Van Trach Hoa temple, Phong Thu commune, Phong Dien district.

The two-level antique is made from stone with Hindu carvings on each of its four sides.

According to an expert, the alter house dates from the 9th-10th century and was made by the Champa ethnic minority.

Along with the Van Trach Hoa altar house, 113 other antiques from the north, central and southern regions have been chosen for display at the New York Museum.

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Vietnam Revolution Museum granted Ho Chi Minh Order

In Social life on October 10, 2009 at 2:07 am

Vietnam Revolution Museum granted Ho Chi Minh Order

QĐND – Wednesday, October 07, 2009, 20:6 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Vietnam Revolution Museum, in cooperation with the National Committee for Borders, opened an exhibition on “Border work of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” yesterday.

On this occasion, the museum received the Ho Chi Minh Order, the highest state award for individuals and organisations in Vietnam.

The exhibition showcased 300 exhibits, documents and images concerning the efforts of the Party, State and people to protect the national sovereignty.

It also highlighted the results of the demarcation between Vietnam and its neighbouring countries.

Especially, the exhibition showcased historic books and maps that dated back to 1834, legally establishing the sovereignty of Vietnam on islands and at sea.

Translated by Ngoc Hung

Source: QDND

Hoi An to build Faifoo ship museum

In Vietnam Culture on September 17, 2009 at 1:29 pm

A museum about merchant ships will be built in Hoi An, the central province of Quang Nam, it was announced recently.

Hoi An is a bustling port in the 17th and 18th century. (Photo: KK)

Faifoo, former name of Hoi An, Merchant Ship Museum, covering more than 2.4 hectares, in Cam Pho Ward, will present images of Hoi An and the fascinating activities of the trading port in the 17th and 18th century.

The ancient town was an important trading port for merchants from Japan; China and other South Asian countries including Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and India, as well European nations such as Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK and France.

In addition, Hoi An launched a campaign, “Hoi An – World Cultural Heritage Journey,” to call on people to collect documents and artifacts related to the progress of the ancient town, which has been recognized as a site of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, for a large exhibition at the end of the year.

The exhibits include various sectors, such as economy, culture and society from 1975 to the present, and will be divided into three themes: Hoi An – building and development, outstanding achievements and Hoi An towards the future.

The display aims to mark the 10th anniversary of UNESCO recognizing Hoi An Ancient Town as a world cultural heritage site.


Source: SGGP