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While regular bananas need time to become ripe, a particular type in Vietnam requires boiling or grilling to reach its maximum taste. In Vietnam, there is also a unique citrus fruit, not sour but sweet.

Vietnamese become famous for gold-wearing ‘hobby’

The hobby of wearing gold all over the body has attracted the attention of the public, even foreign news sites.

National map to be created out of 1,700 cars

A total of 1,700 cars will be used to make up a map of Vietnam at Doi Rong international tourist area in Do Son district of Hai Phong city on July 9.

Crispy cricket dishes not for 'faint-hearted'

Rice crickets look unappetizing but in Long Khanh, Dong Nai they are raw ingredients used for famous dishes that attract tourists from all over the world.

31-year-old monk ‘died and came back twice', 1.45m tall, weighs 28kg

Mr. Chau Soc Thon, 31, is a monk at Ta Pa pagoda in Tri Ton District in the southern province of An Giang, who stands at only 1m45 tall and weighs 28kg.

Vietnam's special things: Bun rieu served on pink-themed boat at floating market

An old farmer in Gia Lai Province turns bamboo into a micro communal house while a teacher in Quang Nam Province creates unique works of art from discarded leaves.

Falling into 30m abyss, Hanoi's woman rescued after 7 days

A woman has been rescued after falling off a cliff and spending a week in the wilderness.

The touching love story of two small people

When the pair decided to get together, the girl's family was vehemently opposed for fear that the man of short stature would be unable to offer happiness to their daughter.

9-spur cocks lay ‘golden eggs’, sell for millions of dong

Nine-spur cocks, thought to exist only in Son Tinh Thuy Tinh legend, are now thought to be real.

Girl suffers ‘blood sweating’ after social distancing anxiety

A 10-year-old girl in the southern province of Binh Duong has been diagnosed with Hematidrosis due to psychological problems caused by a long social distancing period during the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

Vietnamese man rows boat to India to get married

During 18 days of floating on the sea, Hung only ate uncooked instant noodles and drank water.

Rich man's peculiar interest: wearing gold everywhere

Mr. Loi has a luxury automobile and a dazzling gold-plated vintage car, and also wears jewelry consisting of more than 50 taels of 18K gold.

U70 pals complete 50-year vow by traveling 6,000 kilometers through 32 provinces

Four U70 buddies completed a 5,714 km trek by pickup truck from Lam Dong to Northwest and Northeast provinces in 15 days, realizing their 50-year-old goal.

Odd job: raising bugs in forests

A Hau Giang man is raising snakes in glass tanks while families in Thanh Hoa are raising rep canh kien do (Laccifer lacca Kerr), or bugs. Both jobs are highly profitable.

Man breeds thousands of snakes in glass tanks

On the third floor of a house in Cay Duong town in Phung Hiep district in Hau Giang, a man raises thousands of snakes in 100 glass tanks, earning hundreds of million dong a year.

Snack-shop owner gains gave by wearing jewelry worth 50 taels of gold

Wearing more than 50 taels of gold on his body, Thuan says his neck is sore and his hands numb. But he dare not remove the jewelry.

Ancient capital city to hire ‘lamp genie’ to relocate an old villa

Instead of demolishing a 100-year-old French villa, Thua Thien - Hue province plans to hire Nguyen Van Cu to relocate the villa to preserve it.

Man gives bouquet made of 100 taels of gold to wife on Women’s Day

A rich man in Da Nang City spent VND7 billion on a bouquet made of 100 SJC gold sheets to give to his wife on International Women’s Day on March 8.

Farmer in Mekong Delta bottle-feeds fish

A man in Mekong Delta owns thousands of fish that can be bottle-fed and eat feed ashore.

‘Superman’ kid with 6-pack abs in Dong Nai

Even though Nguyen Hoang Nam is only 12 years old, he has a firm body with 6 pack abs acquired without spending time doing physical training.