Youth learn about history through cải lương
Millions of young people in HCM City and the Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta region have been captivated by a new TV programme featuring cải lương (reformed opera), a traditional southern music genre, produced by veteran artists.
A swimming accident that took both his legs has spurred Nguyễn Văn Chung to become a champion of the paragames pool, and is looking ahead to more successes, Lương Thu Hương reports
A team of veterans unwilling to idle their retirement days away deliver yeoman service to their communities by working hard, for free, to build bridges and roads, Nguyễn Hành and Nguyễn Vân report..
The Yok Đôn National Park is being opened up to visitors as a way to increase public awareness of the need to protect biodiversity, Huỳnh Thủy reports
Thanakha powder is ground from the roots and barks of thanakha trees with a flat, round stone mortar. The tree is grown across the country, and visitors will frequently spot men and women on streets in the countryside sitting next to piles of yellow tree trunks grinding the bark.
Already famous for its incredible network of underground tunnels, Củ Chi is using its rustic ambience to attract more visitors keen to get away from urban bustle, Sơn Hà finds.
On the anvil for about a decade, Culture Ministry gets serious about transforming the Ha Noi Opera House and its environs, Thiên Hương reports.
Young entrepreneurs have come up with a creative way to have visitors to Hoi An City take part of its famous nipa palm forest home as souvenirs, Hoai Nam reports
A throat affliction putting paid to her chosen vocation as a teacher, a young woman stumbles on to a new art form, courtesy some lotus flowers and a Buddhist spirit. Hồng Vân tells an inspiring story.
The future looked bleak for Phước Tích Village’s pottery industry. Thanks to a group of fashion designers, there may be new hope for the ancient craft.