Life in Vietnam

Hội An, Đà Nẵng to mark Liberation and May Day

Hội An, Đà Nẵng to mark Liberation and May Day

The Thanh Ha Terracotta Park in the ancient city will introduce its own statue garden to create more art space for visitors on April 30th.

Legless man swims against the current and wins

04/24/2017 11:41

A swimming accident that took both his legs has spurred Nguyen Van Chung to become a champion of the paragames pool, and is looking ahead to more successes, Luong Thu Huong reports

Spin spin spin

04/19/2017 10:02

Children play with a tyre in Y Tý Commune, Bát Xát District in northern mountainous Lào Cai Province. — VNS Photo Thái Hà

The sweet lives of bee hunters

04/17/2017 15:01

Natural honey "hunters" in the southern regions of Viet Nam are flirting with injuries and potential death every day to get their hands on the golden nectar, all for a pittance.

Teacher loses her voice, finds her calling

04/17/2017 15:00

A throat affliction putting paid to her chosen vocation as a teacher, a young woman stumbles on to a new art form, courtesy some lotus flowers and a Buddhist spirit. Hong Van tells an inspiring story.

Hà Nội Opera House to radiate new cultural space

04/17/2017 14:58

On the anvil for about a decade, Culture Ministry gets serious about transforming the Ha Noi Opera House and its environs, Thien Huong reports.

New product papers over an old tradition

04/17/2017 14:57

Young entrepreneurs have come up with a creative way to have visitors to Hoi An City take part of its famous nipa palm forest home as souvenirs, Hoai Nam reports

VN-American swaps body building for community building

04/13/2017 10:12

Amazin LeThi, a former professional bodybuilder with a global career spanning over 20 years, has shifted her focus to community work, hoping to "give back" some of what she got over the years from her native and adopted countries and communities.  

Vietnamese architect shares dreams of green cities

04/12/2017 10:17

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia was awarded the 2016 Prince Claus Award by the Embassy of the Netherlands to honour  his contributions to Viet Nam’s urban planning with a focus on sustainable architecture.

Motorbike mechanic manufactures machines

04/10/2017 10:02

Vu Van Dung, 55, a motorbike repairman from the northern province of Ninh Binh, has successfully created machines for farming work, ranging from water pumps and generators to seedling and vegetable slicing machines.

Celebs get hands dirty for pottery facelift

04/10/2017 10:00

The future looked bleak for Phuoc Tich Village’s pottery industry. Thanks to a group of fashion designers, there may be new hope for the ancient craft.