Traditional lotus flowers bring joy to Mekong farmers, tourists
When trying to find somewhere to go during weekends, one of my friend suggested making a trip to the Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds), 165km west from HCM City, to watch lotuses in full bloom. Curious, my friends and I later drove down to the "Land of Lotuses".
Hue gala to dazzle, expand audience
The latest edition of the biennial Hue Festival, starting this weekend, seeks to offer more things to more people, but 16 years on, the landmark event faces several ‘familiar' challenges, reports Phuoc Buu.
Le Crespo at your service with pizzazz
An Italian restaurant run by a Swiss-Vietnamese woman pays close attention to detail - its decor, its food and the way it is served, and Thu Anh also enjoys gazing out of the window at a leafy street below
The Vietnamese embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, took part in the International Art of Table Setting Exhibition on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to travel agencies, the upcoming Reunification Day and International Labour Day on April 30 and May 1 will see a tourist influx into the central city of Da Nang.
The Chol Chnam Thmay festival to mark New Year of the Khmer ethnic people living in the south will be celebrated for the first time in Ha Noi as part of the Viet Nam's Ethnic Cultural Day from April 15 to 20.
The beach town of Sam Son in Thanh Hoa Province has announced its targets for the coming summer tourism season: 2.7 million visitors and a turnover of VND1.5 trillion (US$71.4 million), up 10 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively, over last year.
Ha Noi ranked eighth in the Travellers' Choice Destinations announced earlier this week by TripAdvisor.
Eating grass-fed mountain goat in Dien Bien
Goat is one of the local specialities in the mountainous province of Dien Bien. This cosy eatery serves up nearly 40 preparations of the flavourful meat, from stir-fries to barbecue. Thuy Ha reports.
Traditional craft village offers scenic escape for travellers
The hot season is approaching, but instead of going to the beach to cool off, what about heading to the mountains? We've got just the place in mind: Pac Rang hamlet in northern Cao Bang Province, about 320km from Ha Noi.
The travel website has selected Ha Noi as one of 10 major cities in the world having the cheapest room service. The other cities are Tunis, Tunisia; Cape Town, South Africa; Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; and Marrakech, Morocco.
Le Crespo at your service with pizzazz
Le Crespo at your service with pizzazz

An Italian restaurant run by a Swiss-Vietnamese woman pays close attention to detail - its decor, its food and the way it is served, and Thu Anh also enjoys gazing out of the window at a leafy street below

Fat-baby formula backfires
Fat-baby formula backfires

Impatient for their children to grow up or worried that they will become stunted adults, many young Vietnamese mothers take steps to "solve" the situation. A video clip posted recently on a popular website for breast-feeding mothers shocked viewers when the mother tried to force-feed her daughter milk through a large, milk-filled syringe.

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.