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 A group of artists have put the finishing touches to a mural featuring the flowers of Hanoi’s four seasons on a 40-metre-long and 2.2-metre-high dyke wall along Pho Duc Chinh Street near Truc Bach Lake.

Teacher devotes to children with special needs

 A woman in Khanh Hoa Province has won the Vietnamese Women 2018 Awards for her devotion to disabled children.

Vietnamese artist’s painting sets record at Paris auction

 A silk painting by painter Nguyen Nam Son, who co-founded the Indochine Fine Arts College, was sold for 440,000 euro (or over half a million USD) at an auction at Aguttes in Paris on October 22. 

VN contestant presents conical hats to Miss International 2018 contestants

Nguyen Khuc Thuy Tien, who represents Vietnam at the Miss International 2018, has presented traditional Vietnamese conical hats as souvenirs to foreign contestants of the pageant.

Experts suggest reform of university financing

 The application of financial autonomy for universities in Vietnam is still on a trial basis and remains limited, according to experts.

Exhibition gathers former art students of Vietnam University of Fine Arts

 Artists from the Faculty of Arts Teaching at the Vietnam University of Fine Arts have organised an exhibition that is being held at Exhibition House on 29 Hang Bai Street.

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on October 15-21

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnamese contestant's portrait at Miss Grand Int'l receives 4,000 likes

The organizing board of the Miss Grand International pageant has launched a vote for portraits of this year’s contestants, the top 9 photos which receive the most likes and shares will be announced later.

Photos of Hanoi's Liberation Day in 1954

Hundreds of photos of celebrations across the capital city of the glorious victory on October 10, 1954 are on display at Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi to mark the 64th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day.

Ox racing festival stirs an air of excitement in An Giang

 Tens of thousands of An Giang province locals and visitors flocked to Tho Mit pagoda in Vinh Trung commune, Tinh Bien district for the opening ceremony of the annual Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) Ox Race.

Efforts made to encourage reading habit

 Vietnam has made numerous efforts to encourage the public to read, as the result, more and more Vietnamese people choose a book over Facebook. How about you?  

Thanh Hoa schools face English teacher shortage

 Many parents have filed complaints about the fact that English isn't taught at 11 public primary schools in Thanh Hoa Province despite it being a main subject.

Photographer Catherine Karnow talks Vietnam’s achievements

Vietnam has made significant socio-economic achievements over the past 30 years of its reform process. The changes have become an inspiration for Catherine Karnow, photographer for the renowned National Geographic magazine. 

London Symphony Orchestra back to Hanoi

 After amazing Hanoi’s audience with an outdoor concert last year, the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is back in the capital city for a musical extravaganza on October 5 night.

Entertainment activities to be suspended during upcoming national mourning

 The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has sent a dispatch on the suspension of entertainment activities during the two-day national mourning for former PartyGeneral Secretary Do Muoi.

Muong Lo Tourism-Culture Week to resume on October 12-14

 The Muong Lo Tourism-Culture Week and the Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field Festival will take place in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai on October 12-14, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Van Tien has said.

Ede ethnic minority celebrates the health for the elderly

Ede people in Ako Dhong village in Buon Me Thuot city, Dak Lak province, have recently re-enacted a health wishing festival for the elderly, aiming to show their gratitude and love for their dear ones. 

First Inspire Me Festival held in Hanoi

 The Inspire Me Festival 2018 will be held for the first time in the Hoan Kiem Lake area, Hanoi, to celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and Vietnam.

Gia Lai ready for gong cultural festival

 The preparation for the 2018 Gong Cultural Festival slated for November 9 - 11 in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai has been basically completed.

Korean singer Sohyang to perform at Vietnam Concert 2018

 Famous singer Sohyang from the Republic of Korea will perform in Hanoi for the first time at Vietnam Concert 2018.