Art aims to transcend modern chaos
In search of a path towards free expression and moving beyond "the chaos of psychological conflicts in modern life", an Italian and two Vietnamese artists are joining in an art exhibition.
Israeli band to perform in Ha Noi tonight
The Israeli band Tararam will perform tonight in Ha Noi to celebrate the bilateral ties between Israel and Viet Nam.
Zen monastery built in Bac Giang
Construction of the Truc Lam Phuong Hoang Zen Monastery, a national spiritual and cultural project, began yesterday in the northern province of Bac Giang.
Nationwide Book Day kicks off
A ceremony to announce the Prime Minister's decision establishing Viet Nam Book Day was held on Saturday night at the Ly Thai To Square in Ha Noi.
Hue Festival wraps up with colourful shows
The biennial cultural Hue Festival bid farewell to thousands of visitors at the closing ceremony yesterday evening.
Xoan Gheo folk songs brought back to life
Despite their lack of funding, professional experience and actors, a group of artisans are determined to restore the valuable tradition of Xoan Gheo folk songs. Ha Van The and Ha Nguyen report.
Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge
The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.
Wheelchair users take on Latin jive
Huynh Thanh Thao of Cu Chi District, HCM City, who has congenital brittle bone disease, was astonished to see a Youtube clip of a person in a wheelchair dancing together with a non-disabled partner.
Ao dai shows fail to impress
One of the most awaited events at the ongoing Hue Festival, the ao dai fashion show, ended on Thursday evening with the audience less impressed than in previous years.
Hill people keep a photo record
A photo exhibition on the culture and lifestyle of the E De ethnic group, which lives in remote areas in Dak Lak, opened at the provincial museum this week.
Paean to people with disabilities
A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.
Book swap collective takes off
Book swap collective takes off

An avid reader, Jaclyn Armstrong was browsing through novels at a bookstore when she realized that during her nine months in Ha Noi, she frequently bought books she read once and often never touched again.

Resort restaurant goes green with chayote
Resort restaurant goes green with chayote

One chef had the unusual idea of creating a wide array of dishes from chayote, a plant popular in this highlands region. An Vu reports.

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Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.