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Flower Farm, a brand of elegant products

Pham Anh Cuong started up his paper flower business with the brand name Flower Farm to keep the everlasting beauty of colorful flowers. Cuong’s business was among the top twenty startups at the APEC 2017 Startup Forum and was a typical Vietnamese startup in 2017  Flower Farm now has over 24,000 regular individual and institutional ... Read More »

Banh troi ready for 'Han Thuc' Festival

Vietnamese people prepare “banh troi” and “banh chay” (white sticky rice balls) to offer the Buddha and ancestors on the “Han Thuc” (Cold Food) Festival which falls on the third of the lunar March.  The main ingredients to make banh troi and banh chay consist of glutinous rice flour, brown sugar, steamed green bean paste and tapioca. Although they all ... Read More »

‘Ha Long Bay’ lake in the Central Highlands

Ta Dung Nature Reserve in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong is nicknamed the Central Highland’s Ha Long Bay as it is home to dozens of islands.  The reserve located at 1,982 metres above sea level and has 52 islands of different sizes. Most of them remain untouched.   Ta Dung Lake is at its most beautiful from April ... Read More »

Discovering Vietnam’s archaeological treasures

The achievements of Vietnamese archaeologists in the past 60 years are on display at the special exhibition titled “Treasures of Vietnam’s archaeology,” held until July this year at the Hanoi-based Vietnam National Museum of History. The event is a continuance of a previous exhibition that ran at three German museums from October 2016 to February 2018 as part of a ... Read More »

Poetic beauty of Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in the northern border province of Cao Bang was recognised as a global geopark by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council in Paris on April 12. Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in Cao Bang province is about 300km from Hanoi capital city. It covers more than 3,000 With many beautiful scenery and historical sites, Cao ... Read More »

Preparations for Hanoi boat racing festival

Boat racing festival in Dam Village in Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi, is scheduled to be held on April 23-25, attracting the participation of hundreds of local men.      Participants in the event are already practising. The training is taken as seriously as an official competition.             The participants are divided into six teams. Each team ... Read More »

Stunning view of Bo Da ancient pagoda in Bac Giang

Bo Da Pagoda, sitting at the north foot of Phuong Hoang mountain in Tien Son commune, Bac Giang’s Viet Yen district is among the few pagodas preserving intact its Vietnamese ancient architecture. Bo Da pagoda is one of the centres of the Buddhist Truc Lam Tam To (three patriarchs of Truc Lam) sect The pagoda still preserves intact its ancient ... Read More »

Snow white Easter lilies blanket Hanoi streets

The delicate flowers of Liliumlongiflorum, or Easter lilies, are in full bloom on every corner of Hanoi’s streets in the early days of April.      Easter lilies are considered to be a symbol of April in Hanoi. They are sold by street vendors on many streets in the capital city of Hanoi. Although Easter lilies are rather expensive in ... Read More »

Buckwheat flowers bring a sparkle to Hanoi

In recent days, young Hanoians have been gathering at Thach Cau Street in Hanoi to admire the Tam Giac Mach (buckwheat) flowers, which are usually only seen in Ha Giang province. The Tam Giac Mach flower garden spans an area of 5,000 square metres. Buckwheat bears tiny pinkish-white flowers with triangular-shaped leaves. Young people visit the garden to take wedding ... Read More »

Unique five-thousand year old fossil reef found in Vietnam

For the first time in Vietnam, specialists from the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources have discovered a cemetery of fossilised coral reef more than 5,000 years old on Quang Ngai province’s Ly Son Island. The unprecedented and unique discovery opens up new interpretations of the earth dating back to 5,000 years ago. The ancient coral reef complex called ... Read More »