Discovering a few open secrets in Việt Nam
Let's explore some little known things in the country
Hanako Kawasaki, together with several other half Vietnamese athletes, will bring diversity to the national team’s demographics at the ongoing South East Asian (SEA) Games 2017.
The Hà Nội authority has recently decided to give Gầm Cầu Street in Hà Nội’s Old Quarter a makeover by reconverting more than 100 vaults into galleries, exhibition space, handicrafts shops and cafés; something that could be the Viaduc des Arts of Việt Nam.
Prior to and after the nation’s August Revolution in 1945, the Communist Party of Việt Nam and President Hồ Chí Minh encouraged and persuaded many intellectuals and talented artists to work for the revolutionary cause.
Vietnamese martial artist Trương Thị Kim Tuyền, 20, is eyeing a gold medal at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after pocketing a silver medal at the recently concluded Muju WTF World Taekwondo Championships in South Korea.
The Forgotten Land Sculpture Park, the first of its kind in Viet Nam, has put the country on the global map for professional sand sculptors, whose majestic works can be seen on the park's grounds in Phan Thiết City.
Lê Lương Minh, secretary general of ASEAN
HCM City, the country’s commercial hub, is a food paradise not only for Vietnamese but for people from all over the world, including tourists and diverse communities of expatriates who contribute to the life and varied cuisines of the city.
Nguyễn Thị Thanh Loan is an expert in the martial art of Aikido. For more than a decade she has held classes for disabled kids in HCM City, bringing hope and friendship to often lonely youngsters. Nguyễn Xuân Dự reports.
A retired professor has opened a book stall in Hà Nội, inviting passers-by to read books and newspapers for free. Drinking water, electricity, and reading glasses are also available. Bạch Liên reports