Life in Vietnam


Roast pork belly, a must-try dish from Đường Lâm ancient village

Roast pork belly, a must-try dish from Đường Lâm ancient village

Hà Nội is home to many famous specialities but few are as mouthwatering as thịt quay đòn (roast bamboo bacon) in the ancient village of Đường Lâm, about 44km from the city centre.

Fishing gear village looks to preservation

02/28/2021 08:07

Hưng Học traditional craft village of making fishing gear in Nam Hòa Ward, Quảng Yên Town, Quảng Ninh Province is hundreds of years old with famous durable and beautiful products made from bamboo, neohouzeaua from the old forests in the province.

Don’t be taken in by empty words

02/28/2021 07:34

It seems that every time you check your social media or email there are inspirational sayings or wise counsel from friends and strangers alike.

Creating friendship over food on social media

02/24/2021 17:32

Tanya Pisarchuk, a digital marketer and amateur food reviewer, has spent more than seven years in Hà Nội. That’s also how old her Facebook group Wheretoget Hanoi is, now a community of more than 16,000 members navigating Hà Nội's nooks and crannies for necessary things. 

Photo series calls on ethnic minority people to take action against COVID-19

02/24/2021 07:46

The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called on people to take action to prevent COVID-19 for sustainable economic development through a photo series about the lives of ethnic minority traders in Hà Giang Province.

Buddhism festival recognised as National Intangible Heritage

02/23/2021 08:40

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recognised the annual Quán Thế Âm (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival in Đà Nẵng’s Ngũ Hành Sơn district as National Intangible Heritage.

Beating drums stir the nation’s soul

02/21/2021 10:58

At any number of social and cultural events around Việt Nam, especially traditional festivals, drums feature as the centrepiece of almost all activities.

From seashells come stunning creations

02/21/2021 09:54

The idea of giving seashells a second life first came to Trần Thị Ngọc Hiếu after she had a bloody experience one day on a beach, when a rather sharp shell pierced the skin on the sole of her foot.

Time to look at Tết’s growing footprint

02/21/2021 07:20

Tết traditions: How can we respectfully preserve or adjust time-honored traditions?

Fighting disease in war and peace

02/18/2021 20:38

Most people in their 80s are retired and enjoying days of leisure with their family or pursuing interests and hobbies, but Huỳnh Thị Phương Liên, a professor and researcher at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE),ý is still deeply involved in researching and recording materials for vaccinations.