Preserving Huế's symbolic wooden houses

Wooden houses are the fine ancient buildings that form the typical architecture and are a key part of the historical and cultural heritage of the former royal capital city of Huế. But sadly, over the years, they have not always been looked after with due care.

Vietnamese-German writer turns pain into positivity

'Phoenix's Daughter - Hope Was My Way' tells the story of an outstanding woman with Vietnamese blood running through her veins who has defied all constraints of fate to become a successful businesswoman in Germany.


Reclaimed driftwood inspires greener tourism in Hội An

Vast amounts of driftwood and rubbish pile up at Cửa Đại beach in the south-central province of Quảng Nam in flood season every October, costing the much-favoured coastal destination time and money in cleaning up. But one man is using the debris to his advantage to help create a greener future and raise environmental awareness.


Mộc Châu women thrive in gender equality project

Mộc Châu District in the north-western province of Sơn La has long been known as a favourable destination for tourists nationwide, with mild weather all year round, a pristine landscape and many distinct cultures of ethnic minorities.


Flutes born of love

The young often start businesses with modern concepts revolving around IT, food or fashion, but three young men from the northern province of Lai Châu have created their own with a passion for the traditional musical instruments of their ethnic group.


Pilates a new fitness trend in HCM City

During the last few months of 2021, pilates emerged as a new fitness trend in HCM City.  The exercise is a form of low-impact work-out that aims to strengthen muscles while improving posture and flexibility. 


A potted history of Vietnamese tea

Tea has been a central cultural feature of East Asia for millennia, and Việt Nam is one of the earliest tea-drinking nations in the world. The art of tea drinking in Việt Nam is simple but elegant, with features that are hard to find anywhere else in the world.


Telling stories above water

Fans of water puppetry can now explore one of Việt Nam’s oldest folk art forms through the new book Kể Chuyện Trên Mặt Nước (Telling Stories above Water).