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Weaving water hyacinth, an aquatic plant available in Vietnam's countryside, has brought an extra source of income for thousands of people in Ninh Quoi commune, Hong Dan district, Bac Lieu province.

Ethnic artisan reveals how community makes their own clothes

If you want to learn about embroidery and textiles from ethnic people living in Sa Pa, pop down to Fashion Revolution Vietnam for a discussion with an ethnic artisan tonight.

Kho Mu people’s unique music at Museum of Ethnology

The unique music of bamboo flutes played with the nose of Kho Mu ethnic minority people will be played during an event at the Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi on November 23-24.

Vietnam Youth Theatre perform in Japan

Vietnam Youth Theatre will perform Uncle Vanya in Japan from November 22 to 26.

This production is a collaboration by the Vietnamese theatre and the Japan Theatre Centre Without Walls.

Coming to Tan Chau to buy uzu mats

It has only been in development for nearly 10 years, but the traditional weaving mat from uzu trees in Tan Chau (An Giang province) is still developing well thanks to the combination of production model associated tourism.

'Creative city' title - a boon for Hanoi: expert

Hanoi was recently named one of 66 new members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s Network of Creative Cities.

Da Nang streets may be named after foreign missionaries

Authorities in the central city of Da Nang are considering naming some streets in the city after two foreign missionaries, who play key roles in the development of the Vietnamese-romanised script.

HCM City festival highlights local and foreign cultures

The HCMC government will organize a festival highlighting the cultures of Vietnam and other countries from November 29 to December 1.

The realm of Zen in Buddhist paintings

Painter Phuong Hong is famous for his works relating to Buddhism. His paintings are highly appreciated by experts for utilising many materials from water colours, lacquer to oil-painting and others.

Bahnar ritual of new Rong house inauguration reenacted

Villagers in De KJeng village, Ayun commune, Mang Yang district, Gia Lai province gathered to prepare for Rong communal house inauguration, a traditional ritual of Bahnar ethnic people.

‘Cap sac’ ritual of Dao people

The ‘Cap Sac’ ritual is an indispensable proceeding in the life of every Dao male as it helps him earn the recognition of being mature enough to join in the community’s major activities.

Dong Ho paintings reveal Vietnamese unique folk culture

In the old days, Dong Ho paintings were used as decorations at every home during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). The folk paintings have become part of Vietnamese life through generations.

Artworks by Asian artists displayed in Hanoi

An exhibition of artworks by leading Asian artists is taking place at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) in Hanoi.


European talents gather at music festival in Vietnam

Outstanding music talents from Europe and Vietnam will perform at a music festival in Hanoi and HCMC from November 18 to 30, according to the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam.


Vuon Chuoi reveals life in Hanoi thousands of years ago

A year and a half after Việt Nam News called on authorities to stop a construction project to protect the first and most important heritage site of civilisation in Hanoi, the latest archaeological findings make it

Vietnamese-Polish MasterChef to present 'Polish Gastronomy Week' in Hanoi

The Vietnamese-Polish winner of MasterChef in Poland, Ms. Ola Nguyen, will headline a special “Polish Gastronomy Week” on November 8-15 in Hanoi.


Big hits from the 90s to be performed in Hanoi concert

Big hits by Vietnamese and international musicians from the 90s will be performed at a concert on November 9 in Hanoi.

Diwali night to light up Hanoi

Singing, dancing, a fashion show and cuisine are some of the highlights of Diwali Night, which will be held on November 23 in Hanoi.

Workshop creates science-fiction monsters

A special workshop located in District 9 in HCM City is creating Hollywood-style models of dinosaurs, ancient creatures and fictional characters that look so real they're downright scary.