Ha Noi will host a book festival between April 20-26 to celebrate Viet Nam's Book Day (April 4) and the World Book and Copyright Day (April 23). The event is intended to honour reading culture and create an opportunity for authors to introduce their works to readers.
Son Doong Cave: how can we balance between exploring and preserving the cave's natural beauty?
Son Doong Cave – the world's largest cave located in the central province of Quang Binh, has been named on a list of "28 incredibly beautiful places you won't believe actually exist" by Buzzfeed – a New York-based social news and entertainment website.
Viet Nam is thinking about destroying its stockpiles of illegal wildlife products. The move would reflect a new determination by the Vietnamese Government to fight the trade in wildlife skins, bones, horns and furs for so called "medicines" and other exotica.
You Asked, published on Tuesdays, gives readers an opportunity to ask Viet Nam News questions. We publish selected responses the following week.
Cable cars can destroy ancient heritage
Viet Nam has impressive cable-car systems serving popular tourist spots, such as in the Ba Na Hills in Da Nang or at the Huong (Purfume) Pagoda.
The ratio of high-school students using smart phones in HCM City is said to be among the highest in the world, according to a newly released survey by the Health Department and Medicine and Pharmacy University.
Have picture-based cigarette warnings had any effect on you?
The first pictures depicting the deadly consequences of smoking appeared on soft packets of cigarettes after the Law on Prevention and Control of Harmful Effects of Tobacco came into force last May. Two months ago, the pictures also appeared on hard packs.
According to a recent article published in the Bangkok Post, the Thai Department of Mental Health has warned young people to stop becoming obsessed by the "selfie" trend.
You Asked, published on Tuesdays, gives readers an opportunity to ask Viet Nam News questions. We publish selected responses the following week.
The Your Say column will not be published for the next two weeks as we the celebrate Tet ( Lunar New Year) holiday.
You Asked, published on Tuesdays, gives readers an opportunity to ask Viet Nam News questions. We publish selected responses the following week.

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

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

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

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

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

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.