Poor migrant workers in Ha Noi have found a new rent-free home: unfinished villas outside the city that have been left incomplete because of a lack of investment funds.
Three days before the wedding day, his future bride had warned him: go to the match and I will cancel the party, which is traditionally held to bring the bride to the groom's house. Vietnamese people often organise two wedding parties at the houses of both bride and groom.
When the influential magazine Vogue Japan featured Ly Nha Ky in its latest April issue, available now on newsstands, the public in Viet Nam emitted a collective gasp.
Theatre photographer-reporter Huynh Cong Minh loves to captures the spirit of traditional arts with his shooting skills.
For the last 17 years, an 82-year-old retired teacher in Ha Noi has been offering classes to children with disabilities who could not read or write.
With only an eighth-grade education, Nguyen Hong Chuong has torn apart old outdated machinery, peered into their innards, and made them anew.
Using 25,000 condoms to make a collection, Nguyen Minh Tuan, 26, student at the Faculty of Industrial Fine Arts of Van Lang University in HCM City, has made his name in the Vietnamese Guinness Book of Records.
Twins boys were recently born by means of in vitro fertilization, using the sperm of a man who died in a traffic accident, Doctor Le Van Ve, director of the Ha Noi Hospital of Fertility, told a recent seminar in Ha Noi.
Foreigners are flocking to an architecturally interesting house in Ha Noi's Old Quarter to listen to ca tru, a traditional Vietnamese musical genre that originated in the North.
Many Vietnamese are indifferent to the gallery business because they find it hard to balance art and profit-making. But Tran Thi Thu Ha, one of HCM City's few female gallery owners, has devoted her life to combining art and making money.
Just several hundred metres away from the famous My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam, many tourists stop at a simple shop displaying delicately carved statues of Apsaras, the celestial dancers.


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Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

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Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

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Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.