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Argentine dancers perform tango special in Hà Nội

Roberto Castillo and Julieta Biscione have been dancing together since 2005. — VNS Photos Đoàn Tùng Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Two Argentinean dancers Roberto Castillo and Julieta Biscione present a performance dedicated to the passionate dance of tango in Hà Nội yesterday. The special performance was among a series of cultural events held ... Read More »

HCM City-based screenwriters win VNĐ1 billion

Foolin’ around: The four-member winning group, The Whale Hunters. — Photo courtesy by Vingroup Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A group of four HCM City-based screenwriters have been announced as the winners of the global screenwriting contest The Wanted Writer launched by the VinTaTa Animation Studio. The group, called The Whale Hunters, has won the VNĐ1 billion (US$44,000) first ... Read More »

Get lost on garden islets of the Mekong Delta

Daily catch: Tourists join locals in catching fish from a canal. Viet Nam News A single day’s trip from HCMCity can take you to green and tranquil gardens in the Mekong Delta. Trade cafes and walks through the bustling city for a bus or bike ride to the islets in the lower region of TiềnRiver. Down the river: Cruise around ... Read More »

HCM City theme park set to host Southern Fruit Festival

Visitors at the Southern Fruit Festival last year.- VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Linh Viet Nam News HCM CITY — More than 180 varieties of fruits will be displayed at the Southern Fruit Festival to be held from June 1 to August 30 at Suối Tiên Theme Park in HCM City. Around 1,000 tonnes of fruits will be brought to the park ... Read More »

VN-Korean photo book on Gen Giáp launched

The cover of the newly launched Korean-Vietnamese photo book on General Giáp. — Photo qdnd.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A photo book featuring pictures of famed General Võ Nguyên Giáp by Trần Tuấn has just been launched in Vietnamese and Korean, marking the first publication by the photo-journalist to be selected for introduction to South Korea. The editorial ... Read More »

Lucasfilm planning 'Star Wars' spin-off on Boba Fett: reports

Boba Fett has been played by various actors, starting with Jeremy Bulloch. — Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm Viet Nam News LOS ANGELES — Star Wars fan favourite Boba Fett is to get his own spin-off movie in Lucasfilm’s epic space franchise, US entertainment media reported on Thursday. Logan and Cop Land director James Mangold has been tapped to write and ... Read More »

Venice Biennale shows human face of architecture

People visit La Biennale’s pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News VENICE — In an era when many countries are putting up border walls and barbed wire fences, the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice aims to showcase a “sense of humanity” through its displays, organisers said ahead of its opening Saturday. The ... Read More »

Vietnamese football star releases autobiography

Telling all: The cover of Vietnamese Football Star, Lê Công Vinh, will reveal about untold stories about his career and stomry love story with his present wife, singer Thủy Tiên. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn Viet Nam News HCM CITY — It’s a match that would fill the pages of any gossip magazine the world over. Footballer meets singer, falls in love ... Read More »

Museum displays embroidery items by Vietnamese women soldiers

Two fans made by Lê Thị Hương, who was imprisoned at Tân Hiệp in 1971, which are embroidered with poems on freedom. — Photo from tuoitre.vn Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The Southern Women’s Museum of HCM City has launched a contemporary exhibition featuring embroidery items made by Vietnamese women soldiers who were imprisoned during the American war. The ... Read More »

Catch the sunrise in Nghệ An beaches

Blue skies: Local people were strolling along the beach before sunrise. Viet Nam News Hồng Vân The central province of Nghệ An boasts some of best beaches of Việt Nam and these are definitely the must-go places when armed with a camera to capture the perfect sunrises and sunsets. From Hà Nội, one can either take a plane, train or ... Read More »