Quang Binh to open two caves to tourists
The Quang Binh authorities have okayed a plan to introduce Va and Nuoc Nut caves as new tourist destinations at Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park, Oxalis Ltd Company said.
R&B, soul singer Bryson to perform in Viet Nam
American R&B and soul singer Peabo Bryson, who won two Grammy awards, will perform in Ha Noi and HCM City in September.
Soulful tribute to veteran composers
Dozens of famous singers will take part tonight in a free music programme in memory of veteran composers Phan Huynh Dieu and Phan Nhan, who both passed away in HCM City late last month, at the HCM City Music Conservatory.
HCM City hosts second int'l belly dance festival
Professional international belly dancers Angela Kim from South Korea, Julia Torgonkar from Ukraine and Daila Klara Jansikova from the Czech Republic will take part in the second Viet Nam Belly Dance Festival in HCM City from July 10 to 12.
Poet Que Mai's book focuses on patriotism
Overseas Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai will release her latest book on patriotism on July 8 in Ha Noi.
Cham poet to host talk show
A talk show focusing on contemporary Vietnamese trends will take place on July 8 at Heritage Space, 28 Tran Binh Street.
Can Tho troupe preserves a classical drama
A troupe in Can Tho City is holding performances of hat boi by skilled artists and offering free training to youth to introduce future generations to the classical drama.
VN to set up centre for underwater archaeology
Viet Nam plans to build the country's first Centre for Underwater Archaeological Research in Hoi An this year, Nguyen Giang Hai, the head of Viet Nam's Archaeology Institute, told Viet Nam News yesterday.
Kung Fu Pho set to tickle funny bones in HCM City
A comedy film about pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) will be released in cinemas later this month.
Park wins 2nd UNESCO recognition
Central Viet Nam's Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park received its second UNESCO recognition yesterday.
Composer An Thuyen dies aged 65
Composer An Thuyen, who is well-known for his songs inspired by national folk music, died at 65 of a heart attack yesterday in Ha Noi.
Korean teacher beats heat, blues with inspired dance
Korean teacher beats heat, blues with inspired dance

Chun Yoo-oh's private and professional world – one of dance, choreography and teaching – took a dramatic turn when her husband accepted a job in HCM City as a branch manager for a major project 11 years ago.

Carving a niche in sweet tooth cravings
Carving a niche in sweet tooth cravings

Tapping into a Vietnamese penchant for all things Korean, POW POW Snow serves desserts that have high school and college students knocking on its doors even before they open. Annalise Frank reports.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

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