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Concert features works by 20th-century's lesser-known composers

  The concert is the first one of the ’20th Century Music Concert Series’. HÀ NỘI — A concert introducing works from composers that have not been performed much in Việt Nam will take place at Goethe Institut next Monday. The concert, the first of the ’20th Century Music Concert Series’, will present a repertoire featuring works by composers from Japan to Eastern and Western ... Read More »

Centre exhibiting royal legacy re-opens in Huế

  Tàng Thơ Lâu, a document storage centre that dates back to Nguyễn Dynasty (1802–1945) has been restored and opened to public. Photo THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — A document storage centre that was established during the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802–1945) was recently re-opened by Huế Monuments Conservation Centre. The centre, Tàng Thơ Lâu, was built in 1825 under King Minh Mạng (1820-1840) ... Read More »

People’s artist Thu Hà breaks the mould with new role

  Completely different from her role as Bạch Cúc in “Sunflower Against the Sun”, People’s Artist Đồng Thu Hà is famous with a gentle and elegant image in many previous movies.— Photo People’s Artist Đồng Thu Hà is making a big mark on TV with an unusual shift from her image in most of her previous movies to a strong, decisive woman with ... Read More »

Street treats that make a trip to An Giang sweet

Minh Nguyễn Two kinds of cakes made from simple local ingredients show the diverse culture of An Giang – a Mekong Delta province and also one of the most mysterious and mesmerising places in Việt Nam. Both cakes are bánh bò or steamed rice cake. The most renowned one is bánh bò thốt nốt (steamed rice cake with palm sugar paste), while the other is ... Read More »

Woodwork wizard creates the ultimate toys

  COOL DUDE: 18-month-old Trương Thiện Bảo behind the wheel of his Bugatti Centodieci. Photo courtesy of Trương Văn Đạo Van Nguyen, Kieu Trinh & Paul Kennedy You would be hard-pressed to find an adolescent schoolboy anywhere in the world who doesn’t love fast cars. On many a young man’s bedroom walls from Hà Nội to Houston, you’ll see posters of Ferraris, ... Read More »

Efforts to unify management of Thăng Long Imperial City accelerated

  The People’s Committee of Hà Nội is accelerating the unification of the management of Thăng Long Imperial Citadel. Photo HÀ NỘI — The People’s Committee of Hà Nội is accelerating the unification of the management of Thăng Long Imperial Citadel, one of Việt Nam’s eight commitments to UNESCO. Though Thăng Long Imperial Citadel was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage ... Read More »

Female diplomats affirm their role in promoting gender equality and empowering women

Mexican Ambassador Sara Valdés Bolano, who is also the Co-Chairwoman of the Gender Coordination Group, delivers a speech at the event. HÀ NỘI – More than 50 female ambassadors, representatives from foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations, and spouses of ambassadors in Việt Nam gathered to hail the spirit of International Women’s Day in Hà Nội on Friday. Speaking at ... Read More »

Southeastern tourism market remains stable

  The new cabin car system was applied in the early of 2020 that attracted lots of visitors to Bà Đen Mountain (Tây Ninh). Tourists enjoy taking pictures at this new spot. Photo HCM CITY — Tourism markets in the southeast region have remained dynamic thanks to appropriate changes to minimize losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies and local governments have focused on promoting ... Read More »

Gold laminating and gilding in Kiêu Kỵ Village recognised as natural heritage

  A golden statuette of buffalo made by the artisan Nguyễn Anh Chung from Kiêu Kỵ gold laminating craft village. VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam HÀ NỘI — Kiêu Kỵ gold laminating craft village in Gia Lâm District, Hà Nội, has a history of about 400 years. Throughout the years, local people have retained their traditional profession with a craftsmanship process that requires ingenuity and sophistication. ... Read More »

Large pink bull in Củ Chi District captivates locals

HCM CITY – A large pink bull in Củ Chi District has been captivating many locals due to its unusual pink skin colour. The owner Đặng Văn Ghên, a farmer in Củ Chi District, told Việt Nam News that the bull was bought by his father in 2001 in Tây Ninh Province when it was 10 years old. “At first the bull’s colour was white with light ... Read More »