An arduous but rewarding journey north
A group of travellers makes its way up to Cao Bang to see one of the country's legendary waterfalls, admiring the scenery along the way. Le Thu Huong reports.
Quang Tri veteran brings home the bacon
Tran Dang Truyen, a veteran in Quang Tri Province, built a small fortune from scratch after those around him called him crazy for leasing a large swath of abandoned land to raise pigs and fish. Thanh Thuy reports
Farmers give tourists glimpse of daily life
Residents of Hue's Thuy Thanh Village are taking advantage of the burgeoning tourism industry to improve their lives. Vu Hao reports
Children with bone disease find relief
A Crocodile Village in HCM City is using glue made from crocodile bones to treat an untreatable disease often found in children
Seawater, soil harbingers of climate change
As the Mekong Delta feels the escalating effects of saline intrusion and coastal erosion, it must ready itself for the severe consequences of an age of global warming. Bo Xuan Hiep reports.
Guide gushes about Hoang Sa history
A woman whose ancestor patrolled the Hoang Sa (Paracels) Islands hundreds of years ago tells foreign and local museum visitors historical tales about the area. Nam Cuong and Trung Hieu report.
A little corner of Hollywood in Viet Nam
A HCM City movie fanatic's walls are adorned with signed posters from Hollywood stars. His small home's rooms are stocked with famous shoes, rubies and other memorabilia - and it's all open to the public. Do Ba - Thanh Giang reports.
Former national congress town evolves
Visiting Tan Trao Village, known as the capital of the Viet Nam's revolutionary base where the National Congress (the precursor of the present National Assembly) was held, you will be astonished to see the great changes that have been ushered.
Volunteers quick to the rescue after disasters
Every rainy season teams of volunteers respond to emergencies, helping with evacuations or rescuing marooned residents. Recent, historic flooding in the north proved a challenge, but loss of life was kept to a minimum. Trung Hieu reports.
Buffalo breeding brings village bright future
Ethnic H'Re households in the central province of Quang Ngai's mountainous and remote village of Son Thanh have been able to escape hunger and poverty, thanks to new ways of buffalo raising.
Pictoral book a journey through VN history
The Vietnam News Agency Publishing House has issued a bilingual pictorial book recording historical events in the country over the past 70 years since its independence.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

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.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.