Most aspects of Vietnamese culture can be found in a single water puppetry performance.

  • Lost treasures

    Lost treasures

    Urbanization and the needs of economic development are squeezing out Hanoi’s long-standing craft villages.

  • Snapshot in time

    Snapshot in time

    A famed photography village from days of yore has opened a new museum to honor the trade that made it well-known around Vietnam.

  • 10th Thailand Festival in Hanoi 2018

    10th Thailand Festival in Hanoi 2018

    Royal Thai Embassy in Hanoi together with Thai private sector and Thai community in Vietnam will jointly organize the 10th Thai Festival 2018 in Hanoi.

  • Beyond the physical

    Beyond the physical

    Martial arts have very much been the focus of Augustus Roe's time in Vietnam.


Out & About



  • Sole Focus

    Sole Focus

    On the banks the Day River, Chuong village in Phuong Trung commune, Thanh Oai district in Hanoi has been famous for more than 300 years thanks for its production and trade of conical hats.

  • In the Frame October 2016

    In the Frame October 2016

    Around Vietnam

  • Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    The well-known New Zealand food author and cook, visits Hanoi and HCMC from 4-8 May 2015.

Bits & Pieces

  • ‘Night of Sonic Wonders’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 11,2018 10:38 AM

    For the very first time in Hanoi and Vietnam, six high profile artists will delight the senses and blow away any expectations with their respective works in the field of contemporary sound art and performance. It’s a truly rare and unique occasion to meet up with established artists that are internationally acknowledged and active in different parts of the world, such as vocalist Kazehito Seki (from Tokyo), guitarist Sato Yukie (a Japanese living in South Korea), vocalist, composer and improviser Shayne Bowden (from Australia), FU (sound cloud) aka Nelson Landwerh, with their impressive sounds and intriguing sets, Nikola H. Mounoud from Switzerland, and Dao Anh Khanh from Vietnam. Free entrance.

  • Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale

    Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 12,2018 10:44 AM

    Established in the 1960s, the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale’s achievements include world tours, recordings with internationally-renowned orchestras and soloists such as Luciano Pavarotti, TV appearances, and praise from critics and audiences worldwide. Under Artistic Director Jeffrey R. Smith, the choir maintains an extensive concert schedule throughout the Mid-Atlantic region as well as an illustrious international touring program. Coming to Vietnam, it continues to break through the most rigid social, political and cultural barriers as America’s ‘Ambassadors of Song’.

    Tickets are VND200,000. Call 0913 489 858 for free delivery.

  • Trance Session

    Trance Session

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 15,2018 12:00 AM

    Trance music has been growing rapidly with millions of fans in Vietnam, as clearly demonstrated by the attractiveness of several Trance festivals.

    Known as one of the most famous Trance DJs, over the last couple of years Ben Nicky has become one of dance music’s busiest and strongest selling DJs in the world. Racking up more than half a million air miles last year alone, selling out major global iconic venues on his own plus regularly featuring on the world’s largest festival line ups, including Tomorrowland, EDC, Creamfields, Paradiso, Spring Awakening plus many more, his music always attracts a huge community of trance lovers in Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular.

    Tickets are VND500,000/ person. Call 0944 903 232.

  • GBA Oktoberfest 2018

    GBA Oktoberfest 2018

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    September 05,2018 02:19 PM

    26 years ago in 1992, the German business community in Vietnam gathered together and brought to Vietnam one of the most popular social and cultural events from Germany, the ‘Oktoberfest’. Oktoberfest has now become one of the most awaited celebrations that every year, welcomes more than 9,000 expats and locals over 6 evenings in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

    GBA Oktoberfest 2018 in Hanoi will bring you an opportunity to enjoy the original festive atmosphere with German dishes, German authentic beer and join in the Lucky draw with many valuable prizes.

    Come to GBA Oktoberfest 2018 at JW Marriott Hanoi, guests will not only able to enjoy the five-star quality in hospitality services, but the unique facility that provide spacious open-ground where the large big tent ‘Festzelt’ will be set-up, just like in Germany. It’s one of the main factors creating the authentic Bavarian party experience right here in Vietnam and can accommodate large groups with capacity of up to 1,200 – 1,500 guests per evening.

    To enhance the genuine atmosphere of the real Oktoberfest, this year we introduce Germany’s premium beer brand

    and exclusive Oktoberfest brew in Hanoi. Coming to GBA Oktoberfest 2018, guests can enjoy a buffet of premium

    German cuisine that will delight and excite the tastebuds, as well as free-flow premium beers in your very own

    Oktoberfest beer mug. Authentic music and entertaining show-acts are performed by the popular Munich-based

    ‘AntonShow Band’.

    The event is co-hosted by the German Businesses Association (GBA), the Delegate of German Industry and

    Commerce in Vietnam (GIC/AHK Vietnam) under the patronage of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of

    Germany in Hanoi.



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