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The central city has been a key port for geopolitics and a crucial military post for Viet Nam since the first battle against French and Spanish forces in 1858-60. Hoài Nam reports.
Huệ Nguyễn, a young artist of Vietnamese origin, is building a reputation as one of the best tattooists around.
Even the most passionate meat-lovers will be surprised by the bargain vegetarian buffet served up by Thanh Phúc Chay Restaurant in Gia Lâm District. Thanh Hà reports.
Forbes Vietnam published a list of the 50 most influential women in Việt Nam early this month to celebrate International Women’s Day. Meritorious Artist Trần Ly Ly was one of the representatives named in the field of media and creativity on the list. She has been acting-director of Việt Nam Opera & Ballet for a year.
Inspired by his passion for river and sea landscapes with fishing boats as the focus, a fisherman has created a collection of 400 model fishing boats and cargo ships over the course of more than 30 years.
The ninth and final edition of the Đáo Xuân series will be held this weekend, so expect the instigator to go out with a bang. Bảo Hoa reports
Faced with financial difficulties, theatre troupes in HCM City are working to attract audiences back to tuồng or hát bội (classical drama), a Vietnamese traditional theatre that originated in the 12th century, according to industry insiders.
American lawyer Nancy Hollander recently handed 450 documents, photographs and other memorabilia concerning the first meeting between the Vietnamese Women’s Union and the US Women Strike for Peace Organisation in Jakarta in 1965, to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum. Hollander is the only surviving American to have attended the meeting. Vân Hương spoke with her at the hand-over ceremony.