Films, TV draw intrepid travellers to remote Vietnamese landscapes
Sung La village, located on Dong Van plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, became a popular tourist destination after it was featured in the 2006 film Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao's Story).
Industrial-style pub produces gourmet fare
Vintage trucks meet Italian classics at Luna Pub, a trendy, casual restaurant in downtown Da Nang. Hoai Nam reports.
The Da Nang People's Committee has approved the setting up of a night market on the eastern bank of the Han River by the Dragon Mekong Trade and Service Company at a cost of VND12.7 billion.
Ha Long Bay and the Son Doong cave have been named among the top 10 "most breathtakingly beautiful places to visit on the planet" by travel website GlobalGrasshopper.
The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has set a target of five million visitors in 2015, a 4.2 per cent rise from this year.
The 30 millionth visitor to the Hue Relic Site, a UNESCO world cultural heritage, will be welcomed and feted at the end of this month.
Boom, bust and blooming again
Thanh Tien Village switched from growing real flowers to making artificial ones three centuries ago, but the craft disappeared for almost 50 years. Phuoc Buu tells the story of a remarkable revival of the art and in the fortunes of those who revived it.
Western food for Vietnamese palates
Veering away from typical expat haunts, Lucy Sexton finds a restaurant run by Vietnamese for Vietnamese, offering a refreshing alternative in an area dominated by bun cha and Korean BBQ.
Fireworks displays will take place from HCM City's tallest building, Bitexco (on Hai Trieu Street, District 1), and Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 on New Year's Eve. The displays will last 15 minutes starting at midnight on December 31.
Tourists visiting the Tay Nguyen (Central Highland) region, the country's largest coffee cultivation area, will see the beauty of ripening coffee orchards as the region is entering the coffee harvest season.
Travel companies in HCM City have reduced the price of many domestic tours for the New Year holidays.
Industrial-style pub produces gourmet fare
Industrial-style pub produces gourmet fare

Vintage trucks meet Italian classics at Luna Pub, a trendy, casual restaurant in downtown Da Nang. Hoai Nam reports.

Looking too young to retire
Looking too young to retire

Dr. Dang Be Nam looks really good for her age. In fact, she looks so good that on December 4, six months before she was set to retire (June 2015) as director of the obstetrics and pediatrics ward at a major hospital in Ca Mau City, she was reappointed to her post for another 3.5 years.

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HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 2    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.