Co Tu community preserves ancient culture
Masks have been produced for centuries by the Co Tu ethnic minority, who consider them a form of spiritual protection. Cong Thanh reports.
Village farmers embrace new cash crop
Growing taro, more lucrative than rice and potatoes, has improved the lives of farmers in this rural village. Huynh Van My reports.
Nostalgia drives Mekong bicycle collector
When Hai Long was young, owning a bicycle was an accomplishment. Today, he cherishes the two-wheeled vehicles. Thuy Ngan reports.
Villagers struggle after dam breaks
Ha Thi Vy's home in Quang Lam Village in the upper reaches of Dam Ha Dam is among four others that collapsed after the dam broke due to heavy rains late October in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Dam Ha District.
Boom, bust and blooming again
Thanh Tien Village switched from growing real flowers to making artificial ones three centuries ago, but the craft disappeared for almost 50 years. Phuoc Buu tells the story of a remarkable revival of the art and in the fortunes of those who revived it.
Poor man's laterite enriches Binh Yen Commune residents
Once used to make bricks and build homes by people who could not afford modern materials, laterite has spawned a new art in a Ha Noi Commune, and the rusty-red clay sculptures are making villagers wealthy, Tran Hoa reports.
Teacher learns to preserve Muong homes
Fascinated by the cultural uniqueness of the Muong ethnic minority and concerned that their skills could disappear, one teacher has taken upon himself the task of preserving their stilt houses. Ha Nguyen reports.
Children dig up the dirt on archeology
It's Saturday morning. Eleven-year-old Pham Viet Manh didn't sleep late as usual. Today, he joined his classmates for a special work at an "archaeological hole" at the centre of the Thang Long Citadel's remains in downtown Ha Noi.
Excavation sheds light into VN history
Experts highlight the necessity of preserving an ancient monument that represented a claim for Vietnamese independence. Trung Hieu reports.
Physicist hopes to build cheap 3D printer
Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing refers to any of the various processes for printing a three-dimensional object. These objects can take almost any shape or geometry and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data sources. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot.
Home gardeners reviving retro orchid breeds
Tung explained that several Thai companies have tapped into the current comeback of once-popular orchid varieties in Viet Nam by mass producing them in Thailand and exporting them to Viet Nam.


HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 2    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.