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 meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.