The epic saga of soldiers' lives
On March 13, 1954, 60 years ago, Vietnamese soldiers began a campaign against the French heavily entrenched at Dien Bien Phu.
Songs from a fierce battle
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, Outlook reporter Bui Quynh Hoa joined a delegation of 800 Dien Bien Phu soldiers and other veterans who congregated at the former battlefield to pay tribute to the nation's war martyrs and legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap.
On January 26, 1954, General Vo Nguyen Giap changed the strategy of the campaign from "Fast Strike. Fast Victory" to "Steady Attack. Steady Advance" following approval from President Ho Chi Minh and the Politburo.
Heroes of Dien Bien Phu reunite in remembrance
After 60 years, the veterans do not talk much about the glory or how they won. They share old stories, talk about their present-day lives, and inquire about each other's health.
Village preserves art of fish sauce
Making fish sauce is a way of life for residents in this village near Da Nang, but can they make the traditional product successful in modern Viet Nam or around the world? Cong Thanh reports.
Scholar preserves disappearing ethnic writing
The Thai are one of the few minority tribes with their own script, yet few remember how to write it. Dinh Nhung reports.
Xoan Gheo folk songs brought back to life
Despite their lack of funding, professional experience and actors, a group of artisans are determined to restore the valuable tradition of Xoan Gheo folk songs. Ha Van The and Ha Nguyen report.
Coastal regions ravaged by flood tides
Rising sea levels caused by climate change and offshore land exploitation for building hydroelectricity plants are threatening the safety of the locals and Ba Dong Beach.
Hue gala to dazzle, expand audience
The latest edition of the biennial Hue Festival, starting this weekend, seeks to offer more things to more people, but 16 years on, the landmark event faces several ‘familiar' challenges, reports Phuoc Buu.
Humble chemist a ‘powerful' guardian
Viet Nam's leading expert on metal erosion and protection, who has played a key role in protecting the national electricity network, has chosen not to rest on his laurels, report Le Nhon and Ha Nguyen.
A passion that keeps ticking away
Bac Giang resident Nguyen Minh Tam is so enamoured of antique clocks that he hears their souls talk to him. The collector tells Nguyen Truong that he misses this conversation when he is away from home.


Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.