Urban heat islands in HCM City and other large cities in Việt Nam are causing heat waves with some of the highest recorded temperatures ever in the country, affecting public health.
You've heard of Mount Fansipan, the highest point of Việt Nam at 3,147m above sea level, but Việt Nam has a few other peaks worth checking out, including Putaleng Mountain.
Traditional artist Mai Tuyết Hoa and her troupe Xẩm Hà Thành have released their first album of xẩm (blind busker's singing). She has spent more than 20 years of performing and studying xẩm. Hoa is seen as one of successors of the late artisan Hà Thị Cầu. Nguyễn Mạnh Hà interviews Hoa about preserving and developing xẩm
The capital city is home to thousands of ancient structures with huge historical and cultural value; however, nearly half of them are degraded or even facing imminent destruction because of ageing, harsh weather and social changes, experts and residents have warned.
Nguyễn Hải Ninh first opened a coffee shop to make money. His company, Coffee House, now has a hundred stores. He also plants coffee. This way, he encourages farmers to grow good coffee.
A short story by Tống Ngọc Hân