Bac Lieu City to upgrade Cao Van Lau memorial house
The home of late musician Cao Van Lau in the southern province of Bac Lieu will be expanded and feature a new performance venue, according to Nguyen Van Thanh, deputy head of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Gold antiques of Oc Eo culture get recognition
The Viet Nam Book of Records has recognised a collection of gold objects belonging to the Oc Eo – Go Thap culture as the largest of its kind in the country.
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.
An age-old obsession for amassing antiques
A farmer in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's Ben Tre Province is well-known among local residents due to his passionate museum project, having spent over 40 years collecting and preserving antiques in a bid to keep his family's tradition alive.
History roars to life through lion statues
While guardian lion sculptures are frequently associated with China, Viet Nam also boasts many such masterpieces. Reflective of the country's rich history and culture, they are worth a look for anyone curious about Viet Nam's past. Nguyen My Ha reports.
Martial artist fighting for ancient culture
Hailing from the central coastal province of Phu Yen, Doan Phuoc Thuan is a huge fan of tradition and has followed in the footsteps of his ancestors to amass a stunning collection of centuries-old antiques from across Viet Nam.
Ancient stones help musical M'nong to rock
The ethnic people of the Central Highlands are well-known for their love of music, so when a villager in Dak Nong Province discovered some sets of ancient stone musical instruments, it was inevitable that he'd learn how to play them and revive the tradition.
War-shattered Cham tower rebuilt from ruins
A selection of experts and a crack-team of local workers have joined forces to restore Quang Nam Province's war-torn Cham temple tower back to its former glory, much to the astonishment of the visiting public.
Rare Han-Nom documents exhibited in Hue
An exhibition showcasing thousands of ancient documents written in original and copied versions of Han Chinese and Nom scripts (Chinese transcribed Vietnamese) has opened at the provincial library of Thua Thien-Hue.
Shipwreck dredges up forgotten trade secrets
The excavation of a 700-year-old cargo ship in Quang Ngai Province, has provided a veritable treasure trove of antiquities and clues to historic trade routes between Viet Nam and China. Cong Thanh reports.
Woodworms devour ancient Hue relics
Hue's royal buildings and monuments are threatened by decay caused by the impact of climate change and a back up of water in the surrounding waterways.

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Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.