Hungary celebrates close ties with Viet Nam
August 20th is one of the most important national holidays in Hungary. On the occasion of the National Day, the country's Ambassador Eszter Torda writes to Viet Nam News.
Ha Noi festival to celebrate Mong weaving skills
The best weavers from the Mong community in Pa Co Commune in the northern Hoa Binh province will demonstrate the quintessence of Mong weaving culture this weekend in Ha Noi.
Culture  Vulture ( 20-08-2014)
As Viet Nam's official Tourism Envoy to New Zealand for 2014, Vietnamese celebrity Jennifer Pham has returned from a visit to the country.
Writing competition reveals new talent
Literary works by 18 young writers submitted to a writing contest organised by three prestigious national organisations have received a warm response from readers. These high-quality works were the final contributions from th
Classic films to be screened for National Day
Classic Vietnamese movies and documentaries will be screened nationwide to celebrate National Day (September 2).
Guest pianist joins Vietnamese orchestra
French pianist Guigla Katsarava will perform during a Viet Nam National Symphony and Orchestra concert tonight at Ha Noi's Opera House.
Vietnamese troupe set to perform at Cambodia event
A group of Vietnamese artists will participate in Vietnamese Culture Days in Phnom Penh, held from August 30 to September 6.
Local lanterns light up markets
With only three weeks to go before the Mid-Autumn Festival, markets are full of people buying mooncakes and colourful lanterns made by local artisans and manufacturers.
Hue to hold thanh tra festival
Hue will hold a festival in honour of its special fruit thanh tra, a local variety of grapefruit, and its growers.
Young artists reinvigorate cai luong
"Everything that I have today is due to my love and contribution to cai luong," says cai luong performer Le Van Gan, one of HCM City's younger talents in the traditional operatic art.
New series brings global theatre to VN audiences
Masterpiece The Caucasian Chalk Circle is among a stage series to be put on by the Youth Theatre in the latter half of this year.
How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition
How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2   

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Tay Ho eatery serves up Polish with flair
Tay Ho eatery serves up Polish with flair

One of the newest additions to trendy Tay Ho District, Pyza upgrades Poland's traditional meat-and-potatoes fare. Elisabeth Rosen reports.

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Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.