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With its breathtaking landscapes and distinctive culture, northwestern region captures hearts of people with wanderlust.

Writing contest launched about Russia

A writing contest is being held for people to express their love for Russia and its people. 

Wooden sculptures play key roles in life and death

The province's Bahnar and Jrai ethnic groups' Pơ Thi or Bỏ Mả ceremony is held one to three years after someone dies to ask for the dead's permission to let the living move the corpse to a new tomb.

Ta Oi women keep traditional brocade weaving alive

Zeng weaving (a kind of brocade) is a standout craft of Ta Oi ethnic minority community in A Luoi mountainous district, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue province. 

Traditional ceremony marks coming of age

The ceremony has been held for hundreds of years, honouring the principles of marriage, family happiness and uniting people in their family and community.

Ethnic ritual reminds people to save water for agriculture

Tay people in Binh Lieu district, Quang Ninh province live a plentiful and culturally-rich life. 

135-year-old church pulled down after delays

After prolonged discussions with the public, local diocese and Christian community in Xuân Trường District, authorities in the northern province of Nam Định have decided pull down the dilapidated Bùi Chu Church to build a new one.

Traditional village market attracts tourists

A traditional village market has recently opened at Phong Nha Ke Bang national park. The colours and atmosphere of a traditional market, along with folk games, have drawn visitors’ attention.

Traditional Tet food offerings to ancestors

During the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, each ethnic group in Vietnam has its own culinary specialties that reflect the culture of their people and are used as offerings to worship their ancestors.

Wild peach blossoms attract visitors during Lunar New Year

The streets of Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, are flooded with the pinkish hue of wild peach blossom. The flower has become one of Dien Bien most distinctive and attractive features.

Chrysanthemum season in full bloom in Khanh Hoa

Thanks to favorable weather, chrysanthemum fields in Khanh Hoa province are in full bloom, ready for the Lunar New Year festival. Locals are excited and looking forward to a bumper crop.

Top 10 cultural events of the year

With the theme 'Visit Vietnam Year 2019', Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa, the national tourism year staged more than 100 festivals and cultural activities to promote sea and island tourism.

Pedestrian space around Hoan Kiem Lake to be officially operational

The pedestrian space around Hoan Kiem Lake and surrounding areas in downtown Hanoi will be put into operation from January 1, 2020, after three years of trial operation.

Russian military band enthralls Vietnamese audience

The Military Band Service of the National Guard of Russia has left deep impression on Vietnamese audience when performing on the stage of the National Academy of Music in Hanoi recently.

Asian artists showcased at event

More than 80 works by 19 artists from 13 countries and territories in Asia are on display at an exhibition in Hanoi.

Veteran singer’s band makes debut

A band of six members led by veteran singer Hoàng Bách has made debut in HCM City this week.  

26 embassies hold cultural events in Hoan Kiem pedestrian zone in 3 years

After three years of launching, the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake has been the venue of 410 significant cultural events.

 

Na Hang: a natural beauty and feast for tourists’ eyes

A boat floats slowly across a mirror-like lake. Sky and water meet to create a feast for tourists’ eyes. Forests stretch out into the distance. Mountains rise majestically into the distance.

Booker judges try to have it both ways

Awarding joint prize to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo feels like a fudge

Paris exhibition celebrates life of Marie-Antoinette

Paris show includes contemporary treatment of woman France loved to hate in mangas, fashion and film