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Hanoi receives 215 objects excavated from Thang Long Citadel

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:19 am

The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences on Tuesday handed over 215 objects excavated from the Thang Long Citadel archaeological site, to the Hanoi People’s Committee.

A view of the handover ceremony of the 215 objects, excavated from Thang Long Citadel archaeological site, to Hanoi People’s Committee on January 4 (Photo: Hanoimoi)

The objects are displayed in a showroom on the first floor of the Department of Operation’s headquarter in Hanoi.

Dr Bui Minh Tri, chairperson of the citadel excavation project, said that the objects found at the site, 18 Hoang Dieu, had up to a million items.

The above 215 items, are the most typical for each historical phase of the citadel, through many centuries of dynasties, he said.

Source: SGGP

Chaos leads to cars-only rule for Thang Long Highway

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:08 am

Chaos leads to cars-only rule for Thang Long Highway

QĐND – Saturday, January 01, 2011, 21:5 (GMT+7)

Only cars will be permitted to use the main lanes of the Thang Long Highway from January 8, due to safety reasons.

Road maintenance workers and vehicles can use the road, providing they do not affect traffic. The Transport Ministry has also banned the construction and installation of advertising boards.

The municipal Department of Transport has been instructed to establish a traffic management office for the highway to manage and handle traffic problems.

Guards would be assigned around the clock to ensure traffic order and safety along the road is maintained and to deal with any accidents that may occur, said the department’s deputy chief inspector Hoang Van Manh.

“Those who steal, remove or damage the road or tamper with traffic signals or barriers that threaten traffic safety will be liable to administrative punishment or take legal responsibility depending on the level of the infringement,” he said.

Thang Long Highway, beginning at the intersection of Lang-Hoa Lac Road and Belt Road III and ending at the intersection between Lang-Hoa Lac Road , National Highway No 21 and Ho Chi Minh Road , is the longest dual carriageway in the country at about 30km.

It is 140-170 metres wide with six express lanes and two additional lanes for motorcycles and bicycles.

The highway was opened to traffic on October 3 and traffic violations have been steadily increasing ever since. Motorbikes, self-modified vehicles, and buses are driven in car-only lanes and local residents have been driving against the traffic flow to shorten journey times.

Source: VNA

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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

Thang Long Citadel opens to public

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

Thang Long Royal Citadel opened for the first time to the public on October 2 on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Thang Long Royal Citadel opens to the public on October 2 (Photo: SGGP)

In the early morning thousands of people queued outside the historical site and streets leading to the citadel were overloaded because capital residents desire to witness the ancient power center over 1,000 years ago.

More than 1,000 artifacts including pottery bricks, statues, household products and others are being displayed at the archa eological area. The free exhibition will run until October 31.

In addition, over 700 special artifacts excavated in the archaeological area at 18 Hoang Dieu is also presenting to the public at the Ha Noi’s ancient citadel during the capital’s millennial anniversary in October.

Thang Long Royal Citadel, which was recently discovered, covers a total of 19 hectares at 18 Hoang Dieu Street and the Ha Noi’s ancient citadel.

The citadel’s area contains traces of the palaces from the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties, proving the long and traditional history of the Thang Long ancient capital over 1,000 years.

The great cultural value of the Royal Citadel has been recorded in the profiles by the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee to UNESCO for recognition as a World Cultural Heritage site

Source: SGGP

Thang Long – Hanoi calligraphy exhibition opens

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

An exhibition of calligraphy opened at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on October 4, honoring the long-lasting culture and talent of Thang Long-Hanoi people.

Two hundred and fifty calligraphic pictures on paper, bamboo and pottery is shown at the Thang Long – Hanoi calligraphy exhibition. (Photo:SGGP)

Two hundred and fifty calligraphic pictures on paper, bamboo and pottery are being shown at the exhibition with two hundred decorative multi-coloured lanterns.

Nearly 50 nationwide calligraphers aging from 25-90 showed their works in various ways and on different materials such as paper, wood, bronze, ceramics and even flowers.

The works focus on Thang Long-Hanoi, education and landscapes of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Along with the exhibition, a calligraphy festival presents visitors with calligraphy writing performances and extracts of historians’ stories.

The exhibition also displayed a 217-kilogram book which is 1.6 meters long, 1.1 meter wide and a bronze work “Chieu doi do” (Proclamation on moving capital) which is three meters long.

Visitors to the exhibition is able to watch artists perform calligraphy, listen to legends and historical stories about calligraphy.

On the same day, thousand of people flocked to Ly Thai To garden to enjoy the striking performance of ancient citadel dance.

The performance was a stark reminder of the need to research and preserve the nation’s cultural heritage.

The dances from the Thang Long (former name of Ha Noi) era were presented at the garden, near the post office on Hoan Kiem Lake, to celebrate the city’s 1,000th anniversary.

Performed by members of the Ha Noi Dancers’ Association, they have stood the test of time thanks to a project led by People’s Artist Le Ngoc Canh in the 1980s to collect 54 ancient dances and recorded and revive them.

Source: SGGP

Exhibition links Thang Long, Halong together

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 11:23 am

An exhibition depicting the close link between the ancient capital of Thang Long and Ha Long Bay over the past 1,000 years of history opened on August 12 in Tuan Chau international resort in the coastal city of Halong, Quang Ninh province.

            A picture of Halong Bay

The exhibition, coorganised by the Quang Ninh provincial Museum and Tuan Chau Group, is to mark 65 th anniversary of August Revolution and National Day (September 2) and in celebration of the Hanoi’s millennial birthday.

The month-long exhibition showcases nearly 300 precious photos and objects founded in Tuan Chau, Quang Ninh province, including pottery, Dai La bricks and a clay tower dating back to from 7 th -10 th century.

Over the past 1,000 years, the influence of Hanoi on Ha Long city to the northeast, as well as the influence of Ha Long on the nation’s capital, Thang Long/Hanoi, has created a rich and unique culture for both.

Numerous objects under the Dinh, Pre-Le, Ly and Tran dynasties have been discovered in Tuan Chau city, Quang Ninh province while the Ly dynasty from the Thang Long capital set up the Van Don trading port in Quang Ninh, which opened the way for economic and cultural exchange.

Source: SGGP

Thang Long-Hanoi exhibition opens in Laos

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 at 11:19 am

An exhibition to mark one thousand years of Thang Long-Hanoi opened in Vientiane, Laos, on August 2, helping the Lao people and the Vietnamese community in the country better understand Hanoi’s 1,000-year history.

The one-month exhibition presents more than 100 documentary photos from almost 2 million documentary items archived at the Vietnam National Library and other libraries nationwide.

The photos feature landscapes and interesting places in Hanoi as well as the capital city’s streets and life in early the 20 th century and at present, showing city images in different periods as well as emphasising cultural and spiritual values and the achievements of Hanoi.

Source: SGGP

King’s memorial tablet taken to Thang Long Imperial Citadel

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 7:18 am

King Ly Thai To’s ancestral tablet was taken in a procession from the Do Temple, in the northern province of Bac Ninh, to the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi on July 27, to mark the beginning of Buddhist Week.

Hundreds of Buddhist monks, nuns and followers join the procession of King Ly Thai To’s ancestral tablet to the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Ha Noi. (Photo:VNA)

Buddhist Week runs from July 27 to August 2, a cultural event held in cerebration of the 1,000th Thang Long – Hanoi.

The royal ancestral tablet was first taken to Bac Ninh Province’s Tieu Son Pagoda in homage to Zen Master Van Hanh, who strongly influenced the life and career of the Ly Dynasty’s founder, before its journey to the Thang Long Imperial Citadel.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Most Venerable Thich Bao Nghiem, permanent Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in Hanoi, and head of the Dharma Propagation Section of the VBS Central Committee, said the event is a special one and aims to help educate today’s students on the tradition of paying respect to their teachers.

During Buddhist Week, various activities will be held, including a grand ceremony to ask for peace and the people’s prosperity, several requiems, a nighttime festival with garlands of flowers and colored lanterns and a theatrical performance themed “Imprints of Thang Long.”

Source: SGGP

Great Buddhist Festival to mark 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Great Buddhist Festival to mark 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi

QĐND – Sunday, July 18, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

1,247 Buddhist nuns and monks will gather for the Great Buddhist Festival to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi scheduled to take place in Hanoi from July 17 to August 2.

The festival will comprise two major activities- a procession of the statue of King Ly Thai To from the Do Temple in Bac Ninh to Hanoi and a three-day ceremony to pray for peace at the Thang Long Royal Citadel.

In the lead up to the 1000th anniversary of the capital city, the HanoiBuddhistChurch has paid special attention to preserving and developing national cultural identities, particularly the Buddhist culture.

Buddhist institutes have worked closely with the municipal administration and relevant agencies to upgrade and restore historical relics and hold traditional festivals to bring into full play tangible and intangible culture and to celebrate the capital city’s anniversary.

From now through the end of this year, the HanoiBuddhistChurch will accelerate the collection of documents on the capital city’s history of Buddhism. Over the past year, Buddhist followers in Hanoi have raised VND 2.8 billion to support the poor, Agent Orange victims, disadvantaged and handicapped children, elderly people living alone and the families of social policy beneficiaries.

The HanoiBuddhistChurch now has a total of 2,078 monks and nuns, 2,059 Buddhist centres and 29 Buddhist congregations at municipal and district levels.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Bun thang, another of Hanoi’s gastronomic delights

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Bun thang, another of Hanoi’s gastronomic delights

QĐND – Saturday, July 17, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)

Hanoi has a long-established reputation as a land of good food with a collection of specialties like bun cha (vermicelli and grilled chopped meat), pho (beef noodle soup), and bun oc (snail noodle soup).

But the charming 1000-year-old city has more than just a few noodle soups to offer gastronomes.

Generations of Hanoian women have been passing down the secret of making an elaborate noodle soup called bun thang (mixed soft noodle soup) to their family members.

Bun thang is known for its sweet, light taste derived from pork bone stock and a mix of toppings made from fried eggs, pork, chicken, mushroom, and others.

Making the soup is a painstaking process requiring the use of more than a dozen ingredients including chicken meat, pig bones and meat, eggs, dried shrimp, lean pork paste, shrimp paste, onion, mushroom, and belostomatid essence.

Bun thang broth, the basic ingredient to create the distinct sweet and light taste of the dish, is made by boiling a mix of chicken, dried prawns, and pig bones. Grilled onions and gingers are added to this stock to add flavor.

The result is a clear, sweet broth that does not have the unpleasant odor of pig bones.

But to achieve this, one must stay near the boiling pot to remove all impurities created during the process. The broth should remain on boil right up to the time of serving.

The making of bun thang toppings is also a time-consuming process. Fried eggs are sliced into strips while boiled chicken meat is shredded and sliced pork pie is cut into thin strips.

Soft noodle is placed in a bowl before the remaining space is filled with the toppings including egg strips, shredded chicken meat and skin, sliced pork pie, mushrooms, fluffy shredded sea shrimp, and sliced salted radish.

The ingredients are not mixed together but arranged so that each of them occupies a corner of the bowl.

A touch of green in the form of coriander and parsley is added after the boiling hot broth is poured into the bowl.

But the broth and the toppings alone are not enough to conjure up the mouth-watering taste of bun thang — a little shrimp paste and belostomatid essence extracted from a kind of beetle are needed to spice it up.

But because of the hard work required to make it, bun thang only appears on the dining table on some special occasions.

The noodle soup is often served on the fourth and fifth days of Tet, the Lunar New Year, when people have grown tired of sumptuous, high-calorie dishes like banh chung (square glutinous rice cake), spring rolls, and pork pie.

Source: tuoitrenews

Source: QDND