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Behind the scenes with Moon Festival lantern maker

A family has spent more than two decades bringing fun and happiness to children by making lanterns for Vietnam’s traditional Moon Festival.

Dogs are back on the table in Vietnam

The debate has been joined yet again. Should we or should we not consume dog meat?

A high drama gets underplayed in Vietnam

Hat boi, a Vietnamese operatic art form, is kept alive by poor artists afraid it will die with them.
September 13, 2018 | 04:09 pm GMT+7

Why dogs are not meant to be eaten

There are many reasons for people to avoid eating dog meat, health is one of them.
September 13, 2018 | 08:50 am GMT+7

Royal symbols, opulence on display in central Vietnam

The dragon and the phoenix, mythical creatures appropriated by Vietnamese royalty, were depicted predominantly in gold, silver and jade.
September 09, 2018 | 08:12 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese-Canadian author shortlisted for alternative Nobel Prize

Vietnamese-Canadian Kim Thuy, author of several acclaimed novels, has been shortlisted for the New Prize in Literature.
September 08, 2018 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Paddling around Central Highlands’ largest lake

Sitting in a hollowed tree trunk has never been this cool
September 07, 2018 | 10:25 pm GMT+7

Take a tour of Anthony Bourdain’s Vietnam haunts

A new food tour will take guests to many places that late chef Anthony Bourdain popularized in Vietnam.
September 05, 2018 | 01:33 pm GMT+7

On Vietnam’s Independence Day, 100 couples say yes

100 couples celebrated their togetherness in a mass wedding on September 2, Vietnam’s National Day.
September 03, 2018 | 06:51 pm GMT+7

Hmong royal palace to be taken back by authorities, handover to family likely

Ha Giang has decided to take back a Hmong palace from a culture department and could return it to an erstwhile royal family.
August 25, 2018 | 10:27 am GMT+7

Probe ordered into handover of Hmong royal palace to gov't department

Vietnam authorities have agreed to “look into” how the former Hmong royal family’s palace was handed over for use to a local culture department.
August 21, 2018 | 10:06 am GMT+7

Hanoi family crafts a dying tradition with hope

A steadily shrinking market has not stopped a Hanoi family from crafting wooden mooncake molds for the last 35 years.
August 21, 2018 | 09:42 am GMT+7

Renowned contrabassist to perform in Saigon next week

Internationally acclaimed contrabassist Jeff Bradetich will lead a Saigon classical music concert next Monday night.
August 18, 2018 | 10:40 am GMT+7

Startups in Vietnam should be pushed to take risks

Stepping out of comfort zones is not encouraged in Vietnam, and this needs to change.
August 16, 2018 | 07:32 am GMT+7

Hanoi nude exhibition does not go far enough, artists say

While the destigmatization of nudity is welcome, exhibition organizers still played it safe, they feel.
July 27, 2018 | 12:32 pm GMT+7
 
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