The Viet Nam–Vatican Joint Working Group convened its fourth round of meetings at the Vatican last week, as part of an agreement reached at the previous round of meetings in Ha Noi in February last year.
Construction of the Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc pagoda got underway in Cao Bang Province's Trung Khanh district on Saturday.
The Minh Su Theravada Buddhist Sect held its second congress in HCM City yesterday to review its activities during 2008-2013 and put forward orientations for the 2013-2018 stage.
Celebrating Buddha's birthday
The Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a grand ceremony at the Ha Noi-based Quan Su Pagoda yesterday to celebrate Lord Buddha's 2557th birthday.
Nation marks Buddha's birthday
Activities to celebrate the 2,557th anniversary of Buddha's birth have been held around the country, displaying what officials call a grand harmonisation between religion and society.
Lanterns lit in city pagodas to celebrate Buddha's birthday
Pagodas in HCM City this week have lit seven lotus-shaped lanterns to celebrate the anniversary of Buddha's birth.
Religious freedom in Viet Nam guaranteed
The Ordinance on Religion and Belief has created a legal corridor to ensure people's right to religious freedom.
Buddha statues highlight heritage
An exhibition of Buddhist artefacts from the 11th to 20th century opened yesterday at the HCM City-based Xa Loi Pagoda.
The Minh Ly sect under the Three-Religion Temple (Minh Ly Dao–Tam Tong Mieu) held its fifth congress in HCM City on Sunday.
Deputy PM meets Christian mission
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday affirmed Viet Nam's consistent policy of respecting people's rights to freedom of religion and belief at a reception here for representatives of the Viet Nam Christian Mission's Executive Board
A huge ritual to pray for peace and prosperity will take place at Long Hoa Thien Bao pagoda in Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Park, HCM City on April 2.

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It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.