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HCM City’s District 5 has begun a project called the Cho Lon Food Story to promote the local culinary quintessence and culture.

Nude photography exhibition breaks boundaries

“It looks like humans are climbing out of rocks.” “Rocks have human souls!” These were just some of the comments I heard while visiting a nude photography exhibition entitled “Hồn đá” (Souls of Rocks) at the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Association.

Dong Thap enjoys boom in agrotourism

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is emerging as an agrotourism destination with its increasing adoption of advanced farming models to breed fish and grow rice, tropical fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Reservoirs in northern Vietnam warned of serious water shortage

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has warned that northern localities are facing water shortages as reservoirs are drying up.

Ink wash painting exhibition celebrates National Day

Vietnam’s landscapes and lifestyles are topics of ink wash paintings on display at the HCM City Fine Arts Association to mark the 74th anniversary of National Day, September 2.

Scientists mull how to fight bacterial leaf blight of rice at global conference

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta should use technology to create rice varieties resistant to bacterial leaf blight, speakers told an international conference that ended on Tuesday in Can Tho.

Forest restoration set to conserve grey-shanked doucs in Quang Nam

Quang Nam is seeking solutions for the conservation of critically endangered primates living in a primary forest, while creating stable livelihoods for log farmers in Tam My Tay, home to 50 endangered grey-shanked douc langurs.


Vogue magazine: Con Dao Island is one of best paradise islands in the world

The Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province’s Con Dao Island has been included on the list of the nine best paradise islands in the world this year by US magazine Vogue.

Vietnam's tourism target looks tough to hit

Reaching Vietnam’s goal of receiving 18 million foreign tourists this year looks to be in jeopardy. Hải Quan (Customs) newspaper talks with Ha Van Sieu, vice director of Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, about the situation.

To Lich River remains polluted

The water in Hanoi's To Lich River has returned to its familiar polluted and foul-smelling state after running clear for a few days.

Solutions proposed for demolished tomb of king’s wife in Hue

Thua Thien - Hue authorities have proposed two solutions to deal with the tomb of one of the wives of King Tu Duc (1847-1883) which was intentionally bulldozed by a construction company clearing the site to build a parking lot.


Artist plans to hold national xam festival

Traditional artist Mai Tuyet Hoa and her troupe Xam Ha Thanh have released their first album of xẩm (blind busker's singing). She has spent more than 20 years performing and studying xam singing.

Mural inaugurated to celebrate Vietnamese, French friendship

A mural featuring Vietnamese and French flowers has been inaugurated in the Parisian suburb of Choisy-le-Roi to enhance the friendship between two countries.

Vietnam has done its best in international integration

Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, Vice Chair of the Vietnam National Committee for Pacific Economic Co-operation, speaks to the newspaper Thế giới & Việt Nam on Vietnam’s readiness to participate in all international activities.

HCM City a great place for noodles lovers

If you are a noodle lover, HCM City is one of the best places in the country you can try different kinds of noodles with beef offal, wonton or duck meat.

New state-owned troupe offers water puppet shows

The Đất Võ Water Puppet Troupe of Quy Nhon City, Bình Định Province is offering performances of new, quality shows for people living in remote or rural areas who have limited entertainment choices.

Festival director strives to keep tradition alive

Thousands of people donned raincoats and carried umbrellas on May 8, braving the driving rain to enjoy the art performance held to commemorate the 990th anniversary of the central province of Thanh Hoa.

Mother and daughter in HCM City graduate from university

A 63-year-old woman and her daughter have graduated at the same time after studying for four years at the HCM City Open University.

Classic music to feature beauty of summer

The Old Quarter's Musical Story by Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc (the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin) will be performed on May 25 with the theme 'A Beautiful Summer'.

Vietnamese actress performs in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods

Vietnamese movie star and music producer Ngo Thanh Van, known as Veronica Ngo, plays a Vietnamese woman named Hanoi Hannah in a US film directed by Oscar winner Spike Lee.