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Boundaries to be broken around Hanoi Opera House under ministry plan

The goal is to turn what was built for an elite French audience into a cultural destination for everyone.

Traditional Pottery Making in Hanoi

Come and get dirty 'Ghost'-style and learn how to make a lovely clay pot or whatever you fancy for free.

Vietnam Airlines gets down to the beat with new promo video

The national carrier has decided to fly its promotional campaign to a new note.
March 27, 2017 | 06:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese fans turn cold shoulder to K-pop concert, signal waning interest

The much-anticipated concert in Hanoi turned out to be cheerlessly small.
March 27, 2017 | 10:05 am GMT+7

Five Vietnamese dishes that have got global gourmets talking

Let's rule out 'pho' and sample the rising stars of Vietnamese cuisine.
March 25, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Saigon unveils much-awaited plan for downtown street food zones

The city may have figured out how to help low-income vendors.
March 21, 2017 | 10:26 am GMT+7

A O Show at Saigon Opera House

Immerse yourself.
March 20, 2017 | 03:24 pm GMT+7

Vietnam wants its internet-savvy citizens to read more books

And no, watching a movie based on a book doesn't count.
March 17, 2017 | 11:29 am GMT+7

EU's top court rules against headscarf

The European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday that companies may ban staff from wearing headscarves or other religious symbols.
March 15, 2017 | 01:54 pm GMT+7

Sakura Festival in Hanoi

Enjoy the hues and shades of blooming cherry blossoms in one of the most outstanding events of the year to introduce Japanese culture to Vietnamese people and visitors.
March 06, 2017 | 09:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese firewalking photo hot-foots into final round of Smithsonian contest

The Pa Then ethnic group use burning coals to cleanse their souls, but not necessarily their soles.
March 06, 2017 | 03:42 pm GMT+7

Raw fish salad: VIP dish by Vietnam's Thai people

The people of Thai minority group in northern Vietnam prepare the tasty and painstaking dish for special family unions or beloved guests.
February 27, 2017 | 08:01 pm GMT+7

Uncut '50 Shades Darker' would be 'too pornographic' for Vietnamese: official

The Cinema Department explains why the erotic film has to be censored, even after an adult-only rating was given.
February 18, 2017 | 10:53 am GMT+7

In unprecedented move, Vietnam names and shames 'offensive' festivals

Many spring festivals descend into chaotic scenes as people battle for position and good luck.
February 16, 2017 | 07:33 pm GMT+7

Battle for blessings in southern Vietnam

The Lam Chay Festival turned into a mad scramble for sacred objects, including instant noodles.
February 13, 2017 | 11:30 am GMT+7