Ha Noi's relics lack protection
The theft and destruction of Ha Noi's cultural and historical relics continues to rise due to weak management and low awareness by managing agencies, said the city Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Culture Vulture (16-04-2014)
French artist Lolo Zazar has worked in various genres for 30 years, from fine arts and photography to animated film. His new exhibition Metal Dream, inspired by Viet Nam, is displayed at L'Espace in downtown Ha Noi.
VN films shown in South Korea
The first Vietnamese Film Festival in South Korea begins today in Seoul.
HCM City promotes reading
A "Reading Day" is scheduled for April 19 in HCM City to promote, especially among young people, the habit of reading books.
Summer book fair held at museum
Some 4,500 books will be launched at a summer book fair at the Women Museum in downtown Ha Noi later this week.
Hue hosts international dance festival
Graceful traditional dance, entertaining music and clever gestures by Chinese, South Korean and Vietnamese dancers made a grand opening at the first International Dance Festival in Hue on Monday evening.
Private acting courses seek to attract youth
The HCM City-based Hong Van Drama Troupe, a leading private theatre, is offering training courses in performance skills as the number of talented actors has declined in recent years.
Ha Noi hosts concert fusing Malian and Vietnamese music
A night of exotic music will be performed by Malian musician Musbaba with Vietnamese artists in Ha Noi tonight.
Nineteenth-century cannon found in Yen Bai
The provincial museum of northern Yen Bai province has received a cannon that dates back to 1839.
African jazz night to be held at IDECAF
An African jazz night will be organised at IDECAF in downtown HCM City at 8pm on Thursday.
Cultural activities mark Dien Bien Phu victory
A wide range of cultural activities have been arranged across the country to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu historical victory (May 7, 1954 – May 7, 2014).
Peruvian chef stirs up a frenzy
Peruvian chef stirs up a frenzy

Kneading a mixture of mashed potato, ground chilli and some lemon juice with her hands, Chef Maria Rosa Vasquez Chavez gave the final touches to her traditional appetiser Causa.

Le Crespo at your service with pizzazz
Le Crespo at your service with pizzazz

An Italian restaurant run by a Swiss-Vietnamese woman pays close attention to detail - its decor, its food and the way it is served, and Thu Anh also enjoys gazing out of the window at a leafy street below

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.