Artist goes potty preserving village craft

Hương Canh Pottery Village in Vĩnh Phúc Province is in danger of sinking into oblivion. While many people cannot continue with the ancient craft, artisan Nguyễn Hồng Quang is patient in fulfilling his dream of revitalising it.


Egg coffee with an artistic touch

Egg coffee is a popular drink among visitors to Hà Nội. The creamy, thick texture and the bitter, sweet flavour make it a favourite of many from near and far.


Visiting President Hồ's idyllic hometown

It has become a tradition during May every year, that people from across the country and further afield flock to Sen (Lotus) Village in the hometown of beloved President Hồ Chi Minh in Kim Liên Commune, the central province of Nghệ An.


An unusual cemetery where pets can be remembered

Thousands of pets have been laid to rest in the burial ground of Tề Đồng Vật Ngã Pagoda. Founded 50 years ago, it is a peaceful place in downtown Hà Nội where animal lovers can pay their last respects to their beloved pets.


Women empowered by GREAT Programme

In many ways Lường Thị Hồng Tươi, Hà Thị Huế and Cao Thị Tâm are similar. They have the same worries, loves, desires, and frailties, and have managed to take opportunities to earn money, support others and lead people in their community to improve their lives.


Conquering Sơn Đoòng: the world's biggest cave

Sơn Đoòng, the world's largest cave, caught our attention about 10 years ago. When magnificent photos of the cave were taken by members of the British Caving Association and other visitors, I felt great pride as a Vietnamese.


Colourful antique collection for the ages

When visiting Huỳnh Hữu Lộc’s wooden house in the early morning, you can see a Buddha statue in a mysterious dark-blue colour preserved solemnly at the centre of the house. But as the sun gets higher, that dark-blue changes to pale yellow at noon, then to puce as the sun goes down.