City hosts Ao Dai Festival 2015
A beauty contest to highlight women wearing ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dresses) will open the second Ao Dai Festival in HCM City's Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 on March 7.
Yen Tu fest offers bird's eye views
The Yen Tu Festival, one of the country's most famous spring festivals, will offer a wide array of activities when it opens today, including hot-air balloon rides for the first time.
Hoi An's Cam Thanh Village started offering tours of nipa palm forests and opportunities to participate in afforestation efforts.
More than 40 artists of the Viet Nam Circus Union next month will travel to perform for about 10,000 people living in remote areas of central provinces such as Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai.
Ethnic groups' spring festival commences
A spring festival featuring varied traditional customs of three ethnic groups in northern Viet Nam is being held at the Viet Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism.
Husband, wife team up for Blood Soup
The opening scene of Blood Soup (Canh Mau), the Sai Gon Theatre's new play for the Tet holiday, made a strong impression on the audience by producing a shocking nightmare caused by a fox ghost.
Circus troupe to launch VN tour
Vietnamese, Russian and Belarusian artists will entertain spectators at a circus to tour Viet Nam from this Sunday in Ha Noi.
Da Nang to teach archipelago history
The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.
Party features finest reggae music
Once a month, The Skank The Tank – the Reggae Sound System based in Ha Noi, provides the finest reggae selections from the early 60's to the future dub sounds at CAMA ATK.
Four seasons through the window
L'Espace will present an exhibition by artist Duong Thuy Duong from tomorrow through March 21.
French films screen next month
The Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) will host a series of French films in March. They include Et maintenant, on va ou (Where Do We Go Now?) which won the People's Choice Award at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, 2 Automnes 3 Hivers (2 Autumns, 3 Winters), Vandal and Les Beaux Jours (Bright Days Ahead).
Painter brushes up memories
Painter brushes up memories

Australian painter George Burchett loves Viet Nam. After many years working and living in Viet Nam, Burchett even calls himself Vietnamese.

Sample Tet classics at Mangosteen
Sample Tet classics at Mangosteen

This Ha Noi restaurant is offering a special menu of dishes traditionally prepared to welcome the Lunar New Year. Ha Nguyen reports.

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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.

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