Ha Noi to host Viet Nam Poetry Day
 Poetry slams and artistic performances will be showcased at Viet Nam Poetry Day 2016, to be held here on February 22.
Ngoc Hung: man of theatre and dreams
A sofa and dressing table topped with roses were part of a stunning stage backdrop for a romantic play staged recently in HCM City by the The Gioi Tre (The World of Youth) Drama Troupe.
Vietnamese regional Tet food featured in Da Nang
Foreign tourists visiting the central city of Da Nang during Tet, the Lunar New Year, can explore Vietnamese cuisine with regional flavors specifically designed to promote the Lunar New Year festival.
Five-fruit tray symbolises VN's traditional culture on Tet

Like most other Asian nations, Viet Nam welcomes the New Year according to the lunar calendar, and Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year Day) is the most important festival of the year.

Calligraphy captures young hearts
The Calligraphy Writing Festival 2016, which is being held at the Lake of Literature in Ha Noi has attracted a large number of visitors including many youngsters.
My Son Sanctuary connects with more heritage sites
Local authorities in Duy Xuyen District of central province of Quang Nam have spared no efforts to promote tourism to the local My Son Sanctuary.
Be friendly with monkeys in Year of Monkey
They predict that this New Year will be unstable, just as the naughty monkeys, which have never stayed still or been calm. This year is expected to be hard for those who carry the zodiac sign of the monkey, including the birth year of 1944, 1956, 1968, and 1980, in addition to 1992.
Ha Noi pagodas attract visitors in New Year
With more than 1,000 years of history, Ha Noi has been Viet Nam's centre of Buddhism for centuries.
Culture Vulture
Nhã Phương has won the Mai Vàng (Golden Ochna) Award for Favourite Actress voted by readers of Người Lao Động (The Labourer) Newspaper. The 26-year-old became popular among audiences for her leading role in the TV series Tuổi Thanh Xuân (Forever Young), co-produced by Việt Nam Television Film Centre and South Korea's CJ E&M Pictures.
Ha Noi to open book street for Tet
Bookworms can spend the Tet holiday walking along Le Thach Street in downtown Ha Noi, browsing thousands of books that are offered free of charge.
Pint-sized painters carry on art tradition
With Tet approaching, more than 400 children are learning about traditional Vietnamese paintings and raising money for charity. Luong Thu Huong reports.
Sri Lanka welcomes Vietnamese aboard for leisure and business
Sri Lanka welcomes Vietnamese aboard for leisure and business

On the occasion of Sri Lanka's National Day on Thursday (February 4), Viet Nam News presents an article written by the ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam, Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake.

Ngon Pho dives headfirst into diverse dishes
Ngon Pho dives headfirst into diverse dishes

The Ha Noi restaurant, which is divided into five sections, reimagines street food and serves up Vietnamese dishes from all three regions.


Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.