DIY mooncakes gather steam
Since the Mid-Autumn season started a few weeks ago, Vietnamese Facebookers have uploaded photos showing their own home-made mooncakes.
Turning tail
A buffalo owned by Dao Minh Thiet (above) chases a rival at the Do Son Buffalo Fighting Contest in the northern coastal city of Hai Phong before winning the championship yesterday. Despite the rain, thousands of people flocked to the event, which featured 16 prime beasts in a knock-out competition. All buffaloes were later killed in honour of the Water Genie.
Culture Vulture (03-09-2014)
Viet Nam will hold a film festival in France every July. It is the result of the first Viet Nam Film Festival, which was organised in Saint Malo last July by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Cinema Department in the framework of the Vietnamese Year in France.
Bronze Buddha
A bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, was unveiled in the northern province of Nam Dinh yesterday.
A parade of 400 artists and children will light up the streets of the capital city on Saturday evening in celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival .
Photo exhibit focuses on conflict
Long after the Vietnamese resistance against France and the US, the subject of war in Viet Nam remains a great concern.
The independence film Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere) by young director Nguyen Hoang Diep will join the 39th Toronto Film Festival.
The Viet Nam Centre for Protection of Music Copyright (VCPMC) and the concert organiser of Vietnamese overseas singer Khanh Ly have struck a deal after a prolonged battle over copyright fees.
The unique art form of water puppetry will be presented for the first time at the Vietnamese Festival 2014 in Tokyo.
The first-ever, business-oriented reality TV show in Viet Nam called Overtime is being aired on YANTV at 8-8.30pm every Thursday.
Ice bucket challenge splashes down in Viet Nam
The worldwide phenomenon know as the Ice Bucket Challenge is taking Viet Nam by storm. Students, IT workers and celebrities have been joining in the activity.
Young tourists explore Sapa
Young tourists explore Sapa

Feasting her eyes on the terraced rice fields in Viet Nam's popular tourist spot Sapa, Nathalie Cauvi couldn't stop shouting: "Wow, wow! It's such an amazing and beautiful landscape!"

Xa Dan dessert shop hits the sweet spot
Xa Dan dessert shop hits the sweet spot

Vietnamese che usually comes in flavours like black bean and lotus seed, but this shop offers more modern styles. Hoang Ha reports.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

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.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.