Ha Noi to host Viet Pride festival
The fourth Viet Pride for the lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender (LGBT) community in Ha Noi will be held from July 30 to August 2.
Come fly a kite
An artisan puts his kite together (above) and a couple fly a kite with their son (right) at a festival in Yen So Park on the southern outskirts of Ha Noi yesterday.
Young stars often quickly fade
Many young, talented singers who win first or runner-up prizes at famous local singing contests end up facing obstacles, and sometimes losing their way, in the race to fame.
Book on negotiator at Paris Peace Conference out soon
The English version of a memoir by noted former vice-president Nguyen Thi Binh has just been published by Tri Thuc Publishers and Phuong Nam Books Company.
Construction work starts on Buddhist centre in Son La
Construction work on a large Buddhist administrative and cultural centre has begun in the northern mountainous province Son La.
Artist gets more creative with caricature
Born in 1946 in Ha Noi, Lap became passionate about painting when he was very young, although his parents did not work in the field of art. He had his first work published in a newspaper in 1963, when he was 17 years old.
Opera House to be repainted, again
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced it shall return the façade of Ha Noi's Opera House to its original colour.
Book reprinted to mark late musician's birthday
The autobiography of Professor Tran Van Khe, one of the greatest masters of Vietnamese traditional music, who passed away on June 24, will be reprinted for the sixth time on the occasion of his birthday on July 24.
Dream comes true for musician Le Minh Son
A new reality music show will be aired on VTV1 from August 1.
Gay pride documentaries to be shown in Zanzibar
A documentary depicting the first two gay-pride parades in Ha Noi in 2012 and 2013, known as Viet Pride, and other compelling stories from the LGBT community, will premiere at the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), East Africa's largest film, music and arts festival.
Ha Noi's Tuong Theatre to  perform in HCM City
More than 20 tuong (classical drama) young and veteran actors from Viet Nam Tuong Theatre in Ha Noi will perform Phuong Thuoc Than Ky (Magic Remedy) tomorrow in HCM City.
A sartorial, culinary adventure in Hoi An
A sartorial, culinary adventure in Hoi An

Mulberry Garden Restaurant in Hoi An Silk Village offers the centuries old rich, traditional cuisine of the ancient town and Quang Nam Province.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".