Listening to old music with young ears
Aficionados of ca Hue, a musical art form that has both royal and common roots, are expecting UNESCO to recognise it as a world heritage, but an equally important recognition is happening in the hearts of young listeners.
Con Dao Island in the central province of Vung Tau aims to become an international-standard spiritual and eco-tourism centre by 2030, according to a newly approved plan to develop the island.
The management board of the Cam Luong Holy Fish Cave in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa targets more than 250,000 visitors this year.
Readers of an online website,, have selected Sao Beach on Phu Quoc Island of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang as one of the top 10 island beaches to unplug and unwind.
Northwest river captivates intrepid explorers
It was the beginning of winter in the northern province of Ha Giang. Tran Anh Tu, 30, said he still remembered the fog covering the endless mountain ranges on two sides of the Gam River. They took off on a journey straight out of a fantasy, gliding along in a high-speed boat down the river.
Duong River maintains its poetic beauty
The poetic verses by poet Hoang Cam, which I learned in high school literature classes, recently took me to the Duong River bank to admire its beauty.
Where a special rice wine gets your goat
Born in Chuon, an ancient village in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, Dang Van Thanh and his partners opened a restaurant named after the village, Lang Chuon Hoi Quan (Chuon village restaurant) in downtown Da Nang City.
The Management of Son Tra Peninsula and Tourism Beaches in Da Nang and the Son Tra Forest Protection Division are carrying out a survey to start tours of the peninsula to shoot pictures of gray-shanked douc langurs starting early next month.
The northernmost province of Ha Giang, which has the largest area under buckwheat in the north-western region, will organise the first ever buckwheat flower festival in early October when fields in full bloom and look most beautiful.
The Hoi An People's Committee has decided to develop tourism and services in An My village in Cam Chau Ward to create more new attractions for visitors to the ancient city, a UNESCO world heritage site.
With its green orchards, fresh air and tranquil setting, Tan Trieu grapefruit village in the south-eastern province of Dong Nai is an ideal place for weekend tourism.
Carving a niche in sweet tooth cravings
Carving a niche in sweet tooth cravings

Tapping into a Vietnamese penchant for all things Korean, POW POW Snow serves desserts that have high school and college students knocking on its doors even before they open. Annalise Frank reports.

DNA testing displays its power
DNA testing displays its power

The People's Court of Muong Lat District in Thanh Hoa recently received a request for DNA testing to settle a case. The DNA test, however, was for a cow.


VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.