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Ho Chi Minh City named among world’s culture destinations for 2019

Travel website Culture Trip has released a new listing of best places for a culture trip, and it includes Ho Chi Minh City.

When people play with fire, seriously, uncannily

During the Fire Festival in northern Vietnam, men of the Pa Then ethnic group rush bare feet into burning embers.

American photographer’s debt of honor to Vietnam

Long-time resident Justin Mott cannot thank Vietnam enough for welcoming him and showing kindness, and is now showcasing its splendors to the world.
November 11, 2018 | 09:44 am GMT+7

Ancient citadel in central Vietnam to be restored with US funding

The Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province will have some parts restored under a U.S.-funded cultural preservation project.
October 29, 2018 | 04:03 pm GMT+7

The artless art of censorship in Vietnam

Clueless cultural czars are stunting Vietnamese creativity with arbitrary stances on what art should and should not be.
October 26, 2018 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Farmers as strong as bulls race oxen in Khmer fest

A Khmer tradition, the Bay Nui Ox Racing Tournament requires contestants to be physically strong and tactically smart.
October 13, 2018 | 09:17 am GMT+7

The peddler girl from Sa Pa who made it big

She was named by Forbes Vietnam as one of the 30 most influential under-thirty in the country.
October 09, 2018 | 01:22 pm GMT+7

Do the civilized eat dogs? That’s a stupid question

Whining about the ethics of eating dog meat is basically barking up the wrong tree.
October 04, 2018 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's nascent rave scene reeling after drug deaths

After Hanoi suspended all music festivals following a severe overdose case, many are fearing of a premature death for Vietnam's EDM scene.
September 28, 2018 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Mid-Autumn Festival: when my soul warmed up and danced

I have to start with a cliché. It was a magical time.
September 23, 2018 | 08:31 pm GMT+7

Many moons ago, mooncakes were a dark secret

One experienced mooncake-maker in Hanoi has seen the art and craft wax and wane, and do it again.
September 23, 2018 | 11:16 am GMT+7

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.
September 15, 2018 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

Dogs are back on the table in Vietnam

The debate has been joined yet again. Should we or should we not consume dog meat?
September 14, 2018 | 10:20 am GMT+7

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
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