Discover the river and red sand cliffs of Mui Ne's Fairy Stream
Almost every place of natural beauty in Viet Nam has a stream called the Fairy Stream, which seems to offer the best views of nature.
An arduous but rewarding journey north
A group of travellers makes its way up to Cao Bang to see one of the country's legendary waterfalls, admiring the scenery along the way. Le Thu Huong reports.
Farmers give tourists glimpse of daily life
Residents of Hue's Thuy Thanh Village are taking advantage of the burgeoning tourism industry to improve their lives. Vu Hao reports
Fatfish: an ocean of seafood, smoked meat
Da Nang's Fatfish restaurant offers a spectacular view of the river and two bridges, a unique, pool-inspired design and beautifully presented meats. Hoai Nam reports.
The central city of Da Nang will open a 1-km road with thousands of colourful lanterns tomorrow. The road will open at Asia Park.
Rough Guides, the UK publisher of travel and reference guides, has cited Viet Nam as one of 10 best-value destinations across the world.
The oldest water tower of the Sai Gon Water Company, recognised as an architectural and historical relic, has been handed over to Saigon Co-op to turn it into a tourism destination.
Tourism officials from Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam have agreed to build a sea tourism package programme connecting tourism sites in the south of the three countries.
Ha Noi comfort in the heart of the south
Vietnamese cuisine has distinctive flavours, depending on the region. Ha Noi is famous for its dishes cooked with herbs and spices. At Qua Ha Noi in HCM City, diners can sample some of the best the capital city has to offer. Thu Anh reports.
Phu Quoc Island is set to get the second largest zoo in the world.
Cua Van, a fishing village in the northern province of Quang Ninh, has been named one of the "11 insanely beautiful small towns from around the world" by online US newspaper The Huffington Post.
Fatfish: an ocean of seafood, smoked meat
Fatfish: an ocean of seafood, smoked meat

Da Nang's Fatfish restaurant offers a spectacular view of the river and two bridges, a unique, pool-inspired design and beautifully presented meats. Hoai Nam reports.

Challenge for helmet designers
Challenge for helmet designers

Married women from the Black Thai ethnic group in northern Dien Bien Province can't wear motor-bike helmets because of the traditional bun they wear on their heads. The bun indicates the women are married and untying it is considered an unfaithful act. Normally, the bun is about 10 centi-metres high and tightly bound.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.