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.
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.
Free talk on dedicated king
A free talk on one of the most dedicated kings in Vietnamese history, Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308), will be held at L'Espace in Ha Noi at 2pm on August 2.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.