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Traditional Pieu scarf of Thai ethnic people

Much like the Vietnamese ao dai, the defining garment of the Thai ethnic minority people of the north-western mountains is a simple scarf, known as Pieu scarf.

Eight countries to join int’l experimental theatre festival

More than 20 troupes from eight countries will join the upcoming 4th International Experimental Theatre Festival, which is scheduled to run from October 4 to 13 in Hanoi.


First Vietnamese runner completes Spartathlon in Athens

Tran Duy Quang has become the first Vietnamese runner to complete the Spartathlon in Athens, Greece, by covering 246.8km.


Concert features German and Vietnamese music

The Dao Minh Quang foundation in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute in Hanoi will hold a concert to celebrate German and Vietnamese music on October 2, starting 7 p.m.


A village of earthen houses in Ha Giang

Nestled at the foot of a mountain range in Lung Cu Commune, Dong Van District, in the northern province of Ha Giang, Lo Lo Chai Village houses earthen houses. 

Ha Long to host World Circus Festival 2019 in November

The first event of its kind, the World Circus Festival 2019 is due to get underway in Ha Long city from November 11- 17.


Vietnamese-American author becomes genius grant recipient

Vietnamese-American author Ocean Vuong has been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a “genius grant”, by the MacArthur Foundation.


Hoi An beauty to be featured at Miss Grand International

Vietnamese representative Nguyen Ha Kieu Loan will wear a dress featuring the beauty of Hoi An town in the central province of Quang Nam at the upcoming Miss Grand International 2019.


Conductor Nguyen Thi Hai Yen: Using music to convey love to the community

Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, the conductor of Da Dang (Diversity) Choir, has persisted with bringing opera and chorus closer to audiences as well as making opportunities for non-professional art practitioners to perform as real artists.


Binh Dinh halts giant sculptural relief on mountain

The authorities of Binh Dinh Province have decided to suspend the construction of a giant sculptural relief on a local mountain named Ba Hoa.


"Hai Phuong" to represent Vietnam at Oscars 2020

An action film dedicated to motherhood, Hai Phuong (Furie), will compete for an Oscar in 2020, the culture ministry's Department of Cinema announced on September 24.


HCM City plans $60.86-million museum project

HCM City has planned the construction of a new VND1.4 trillion ($60.86 million) museum.


Vietnamese beauty to compete at Miss Asia Pacific International 2019

Miss Fashion Prize at Miss World Vietnam 2019 Nguyen Thi Thu Hien will represent the country at the Miss Asia Pacific International (MAPI) 2019 in Philippines this October.


Tchaikovsky's masterpiece Swan Lake to be presented in Hanoi

The Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) will present Russian classic ballet performance “Swan Lake” on October 7 at Hanoi Opera House to mark its 60th founding anniversary.


Bringing children into ‘wonderland’

‘To he’ (toy figurines) making artisans in Xuan La village, Phuong Duc commune, Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi, are rushed to entertainment places in Hanoi during holidays and weekends, to create a ‘wonderland’ for children.

Yen Bai Paragliding Festival 2019 in pictures

A paragliding festival opened in Mu Cang Chai district’s Lim Mong village, the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, on September 21, impressing thousands of visitors.

Sounds evoke nostalgia for Hanoians

An exhibition themed “Street vendors and street cries of Hanoi” is underway in the capital city.

Vietnamese ensemble shares stage with German artists in Hanoi concert

The Hanoi New Music Ensemble and two guest soloists from Germany will perform in a concert at the Vietnam National Academy of Music on October 11 as part of the Hanoi New Music 2019 festival.