Madrid-based Vietnamese photographer releases new collection
Vietnamese photographer Tran Viet Ha recently released her art collection entitled XIAN: Myths of the Beauties, featuring renowned Japanese actress and Miss World Model 2010 Maya Murofushi.
Culture Week commemorates poet
A special performance has opened Culture Tourism Week to commemorate Vietnamese celebrated poet Nguyen Du (1766-1820) in his homeland in the central province of Ha Tinh's Nghi Xuan District.
Cultural centre opens at Hue royal office site
The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre has opened a new culture centre for tourists at a historic site that had been an office during the Hue royal dynasty.
Korean flavour
South Korea artists perform a traditional drum dance at the Viet Nam-South Korea Culture and Gastronomy Festival on Saturday in front of My Dinh National Stadium in Ha Noi.
HCM City looks to attract Japan tourists
HCM City's tourism industry looks at Northeast Asia, including Japan, as a key market for promotional programmes, tourism officials have said.
Fashion icon says her work must impress
Fashion show producer and model Jessica Minh Anh is an expert in transforming the world's most iconic venues into phenomenal catwalks. Before her most recent "floating catwalk" on the River Seine in Paris in October, Jessica created the world's first solar-powered catwalk at the award-winning solar plant Gemasolar in Sevilla, Spain in July.
Film adapted from online game opens
A comedy-adventure film adapted from the online game League of Legends, known as LoL, will be released in cinemas this weekend to begin the Christmas season in HCM City.
Israeli music in VN
Israeli traditional musician Tal Kravitz performs at the Viet Nam Agriculture Academy on Monday. He performed at Da Nang University of Technology and Sciences, Hue Music Academy and Bac Giang Agriculture and Forestry University between Monday and Friday.
Art auction raises $18,000
Seventeen artworks were sold for a total US$18,000 at an auction held at the Viet Nam National Museum of Fine Arts.
Camp for disabled to open in City
More than 7,000 people with disabilities in HCM City and neighbouring provinces will take part in the 2015 Camp for Disabled People in HCM City on Sunday.
Viet Nam lifts English skills
Viet Nam ranks 29th among the world's 70 largest countries by English skills, or an increase of four levels, Education First (EF) Viet Nam announced yesterday based on figures of EF Global's English proficiency index (EPI) 2015.
American photographer finds soul, beauty in Vietnamese life
American photographer finds soul, beauty in Vietnamese life

For US photographer Lawrence D'Attilio, fate seems to have handed him many stories to share, a gift from Viet Nam.

Treat yourself to a VIP meal at Cau Go
Treat yourself to a VIP meal at Cau Go

Cau Go Vietnamese Cuisine is a quiet balcony oasis removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Small design touches and subtle flavours make a dinner there worth the splurge. Thuy Hang reports.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.