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An antiquities exhibition featuring the lotus flower opened yesterday at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Ha Noi, introducing local and international visitors to the beauty and significance of the lotus in Vietnamese culture.
Scientists have unearthed traces of Cham ceramic workshops dating back to the 13th century in the central province of Binh Dinh's Nhon Loc Commune.
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.
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.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.