Deliciousness of Thăng Long-Hà Nội cuisine


VGP - There are likely to be certain variations in conceptions of the deliciousness of cuisines in different regions and localities. Thăng Long-Hà Nội is not an exception. However several assessment standards for dishes have been set by Hanoians based on the same conditions of ambience and culture. They include those for flavor, hygiene, and appearance.

Some art-cultural activities during HN’s 10-day anniversary


VGP – The Organizing Board of the 1000th anniversary of Thăng Long-Hà Nội yesterday announced many keynote activities to be carried out on October 1-10.

HN’s pottery mural recognized as Guinness World Record


VGP – The pottery wall running along the Red River dyke in Hà Nội was officially recognized as the longest pottery mural in the world, said journalist and painter Nguyễn Thu Thủy who initiated the project.

Vestiges of the old Hà Nội Citadel


VGP - The archeological discoveries at the Parliament House and Ba Đình Square in 2001 have produced thousands of objects excavated from the foundation of the ancient palace, and provide an idea of the position and size of the Thăng Long Royal Citadel through different feudal dynasties.

List of guests to Hà Nội’s grand anniversary revealed


VGP - UNESCO representatives, mayors of cities twinned with Hà Nội, of capital cities of ASEAN countries and China, of capitals aged 1,000 years up, chief representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations in Việt Nam are among foreign guests to the 1,000th founding anniversary of Thăng Long-Hà Nội slated for October 1-10.

Traditional feasts in Thăng Long


VGP - Feasts are special meals on important occasions such as the Tết holiday, death anniversaries, weddings, or for welcoming guests.

HN: Construction of first metro route to start this month


VGP – The first metro route linking Nhổn and the Hà Nội Railway Station will be under construction since September 22, said the Municipal People’s Committee of Hà Nội.

Stories of the Tô Lịch River, Nùng Mount, and the God Long Đỗ Chính Khí


VGP - West Lake, the Tô River, and Nùng Mountain have been special natural characteristics of Thăng Long-Hà Nội since the time it bore its original name of Long Đỗ. While West Lake had “Dâm Đàm Đại Vương” (Great Lord of the foggy lake), the Tô River had Tô Lịch, later called Long Đỗ Chính Khí.

Some customs and taboos in table manners in Thăng Long-Hà Nội


VGP - There is quite a variety of customs and taboos in the Hanoian table manners that are related to behaviors, health care and beliefs.

Snack foods - a special stroke in the picture of Hà Nội cuisine


VGP - Snack foods refer to the food eaten between meals or for relaxation. Thinking of snack foods, all Hanoians remember the special sounds that cannot be found anywhere outside Hà Nội: the cry for steamed sticky rice and bread every morning; the cry for bánh khúc (khúc cake), bánh giò (giò cake), xôi chè (sticky rice with sweetened porridge), boiled maize or baked sweet potatoes in the late morning or at night. Each cry has a different rhythm and tone and leaves unforgettable memories in Hà Nội people and foreign tourists. This is a unique trait and a quintessence of eating and drinking culture in Hà Nội.