National theatre to stage Hamlet
The Shakespeare classic Hamlet, will return to the stage in Viet Nam early this June. It is the first play in a long line of world classics to be performed by the Viet Nam National Drama Theatre.
Cycling expedition promotes handwritten letters
Two 25-year-old men are cycling across the country to deliver 100 handwritten letters to raise people's awareness of the need to express feelings through handwritten letters.
Heritage practice
Elders on Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai yesterday performed a worship ceremony before shoving off toy boats into the sea during an annual ceremony honouring local navy soldiers in the Hoang Sa Flottila who were protecting the country's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.
New book tells story of General Giap
A new book about General Vo Nguyen Giap tells the story of his innocent, enthusiastic childhood in his beloved motherland.
Show to examine human behaviour
Researcher Dinh Hong Hai will host a talk show on the culture and behaviour of people in modern times on May 9.
Poor sales spoil mood at Hue crafts festival
The Hue Craft Village Festival ended yesterday (May 3), after a six-day event in which 34 craft villages from around the country participated by displaying their handicraft skills and products.
Dong Nhi wins The Remix show
Dong Nhi was awarded the Special Prize at live music reality show The Remix's first season 2015 last night in HCM City.
Do Temple fest opens in Bac Ninh
Thousands attended the Do Temple Festival's opening yesterday, marking 1,005 years since King Ly Thai To, who began the Ly dynasty, took the throne.
Belgian novel hits the shelves
The Vietnamese version of novel La Terre Gourmande by Belgian writer Jacques Danois has just hit bookstores throughout the country.
UP Station offers Latin music
Lovers of Latin music can find live music from authentic Latin bands and remixes by DJs at UP Station, a cafe and bar that has been recently opened in downtown HCM City.
Actor Nguyen Anh Dung dies at 64
Emeritus artist Nguyen Anh Dung, a leading actor on the Vietnamese screen and former director of the Viet Nam National Drama Theatre, died on Thursday after suffering a stroke two months ago. He was 64.
Israel brings its spirit of innovation to Viet Nam
Israel brings its spirit of innovation to Viet Nam

I have the pleasure to celebrate once again the Independence Day of the State of Israel here in Viet Nam. This year, for our 67th anniversary, I would like Vietnamese to discover the diversity of Israel.

A trip to Hai Phong's past in Ha Noi
A trip to Hai Phong's past in Ha Noi

A couple who are passionate about Hai Phong have opened a series of restaurants that evoke nostalgia while enjoying the best street food found in the northern port city. Minh Thu eats down memory lane.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.