Tunnel preserves memories of wartime
Ky Anh tunnel, which played a vital role in the American war, is being restored as a tourist destination. Cong Thanh reports.
‘Scorpion doctor' bitten by science bug
Despite the shortage of funding for Vietnamese researchers, Hoang Ngoc Anh persevered with her work. My Dung reports.
Percussionist beats challenges to preserve art
Soc Trang musician Danh Sol brought new life to the Khmer tradition of pentatonic music. Chanh Da and Trung Hieu report.
Bamboo innovator creates useful device
Bui Van Du's machine to split bamboo not only enriched the inventor; it also raised earnings for his fellow villagers. Thuy Hang reports.
Children welcome Mid Autumn festival
One of the biggest celebrations of the year, the Mid Autumn festival brings families together to share food and fun. Nguyen My Ha reports.
Monk breeds peafowl at ancient pagoda
The rare bird has re-emerged in Phu Yen Province thanks to the efforts of monk Thich Nguyen Duc. Phan Phu Yen reports.
Village relaunches ancient kite festival
Suspended for decades, DaiHoang Village's historic kite festival is once again a major event. Bui Hoang and Trung Hieu report.
Children lack space to play in capital
For years, the yard has been used to park vehicles and dry clothes. Almost every person living in the area is not likely to notice the absence of a playground, except the children who are pleading for one so that they can play after school hours.
President speaks on defending national interest
President Truong Tan Sang, also a Politburo member, spoke to Tap chi Cong san (Communist Review) about the sacred task of protecting national independence, sovereignty, unification and territorial integrity amid the onslaught of globalisation. The following are excerpts:
Viet Nam farm to produce Kobe beef
Named after Kobe, the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture, the beef will be processed from cattle now being raised in Viet Nam's first ever Kobe beef farm in Tan Lac Commune, Lam Dong Province.
‘Spice of kings' at risk of disappearing
Cinnamon, which once enriched people in Thanh Hoa, is now difficult to find. Duc Loi and Trung Hieu meet the local "kings of cinnamon".

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.