Hà Nội’s mum in a million receives award1
A phone call to Trần Phương Lan from the National Children’s Hospital four years ago would change her life forever.
Leaving behind opportunities in the city, a young nature lover returned to his hometown and turned a bamboo forest into an eco-friendly paradise where visitors can practise living ‘green’. Hoàng Hoa reports.
A group of 16 farmers in Tiên Hà Commune in the mountainous Tiên Phước district of Quảng Nam Province have joined together in a ‘green herb’ co-operative – a model that helps promote production chains of farm produce and herbs and develop eco-tourism.
With 172 recognised relics and 97 heritage sites, HCM City boasts a wealth of culture. The city plans to spend millions of dollars preserving and promoting its rich history over the next few years, San Hà reports.
February will mark the 40th year since China invaded Việt Nam killing thousands of civilians including women and children.
Rượu cần (wine stored in a big jar and drunk with long bamboo straws) is popular among ethnic minorities in the north, northwest and Central Highlands of Việt Nam.
by Nguyễn Khuyến, former Editor-in-Chief of Việt Nam News in his memoir Ship With Paper Sails*
Hà Nội is not a city of imposing monuments, like other ancient cities. The history of Hà Nội is told on a rather modest, human scale: in pagodas, temples, communal houses, in the names of the streets.
The restoration of ancient towers at Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary has embarked on a new stage, helping preserve the relics while at the same time keeping their original value intact, experts have said.
Just six months after the flood, the village has come back to life, with new stilt houses and red sheet metal roofs appearing through the green bamboo forest.