Life in Vietnam

Spanish architect succumbs to Việt Nam’s exotic charms

Spanish architect succumbs to Việt Nam’s exotic charms

World-famous Spanish architect Salvador Perez Arroyo arrived in Việt Nam back in 2009 and decided to stay in the country where he discovered an endless source of positive energy.

Getting around adversity

09/20/2020 09:33

Diêm Trọng Thách from the northern province of Bắc Ninh has proved that the persistent pain and hardship that come with suffering from AO can never defeat him.

Summer libraries welcome 7,000 children in Nghệ An

09/19/2020 11:40

Some 7,000 children in Tương Dương District, in the central province of Nghệ An, have enjoyed their summer break at local libraries.

Mexico - Việt Nam: working together for the future

09/16/2020 08:21

On the occasion of her country's Independence Day on September 16, Ambassador of Mexico Sara Valdés Bolaño writes about Mexico – Việt Nam ties in the framework of the fight against COVID-19 and its economic and social consequences.

Gymnasiums spring up around VN amid greater focus on health

09/15/2020 11:21

Fitness studios have been mushrooming in recent years as more and more people are becoming keen to work out to stay healthy and in shape.

Local photographers need protection from copyright infringement

09/14/2020 11:06

A professional organisation that protects the right of local photographers is badly needed as copyright infringement of photos has become increasingly sophisticated, experts have said.

A bookstore with a difference

09/14/2020 10:08

There’s a book store in downtown HCM City with a difference. Sure, it sells books like it is supposed to, but customers can be forgiven for thinking this is actually a library.

Local reading culture still not flourishing, despite growth in number of book titles

09/14/2020 09:40

The increase in the number of published books cannot be equated with the growth of the local reading culture, experts said at a recent meeting held by the Việt Nam Publishing Association with several publishers and book companies in Hà Nội.

Elegant weaving of local allure

09/13/2020 10:39

Just a short stroll from a provincial road lies Teng Village in mountainous Ba Tơ District in the central province of Quảng Ngãi, the tranquil home of 200 families from the H’Re ethnic minority and a centre of brocade-making for generations.

At the heart of the art

09/13/2020 08:26

Director PIL Nguyễn (real name Nguyễn Phương Phi), who has found fame from posting free online entertainment for children, has recently attracted the attention of net citizens with a series of more than 100 video clips on pagodas throughout Việt Nam. Lê Hương spoke with him about his pagoda project and his passion for cinema.