Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake erupts into laughter

Dozens of residents, including foreigners, gather at Ly Thai To Monument near Hanoi's iconic Hoan Kiem Lake every morning to practice laughter yoga.

Public-minded citizens dive in to clean up Son Tra Peninsula

Local residents and members of a water sports club are joining efforts to clean up coral reefs in the Son Tra Peninsula of Da Nang City.

Ha Giang tea tree remains productive after 500 years

A 500-year-old Shan tuyet tea tree in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang still retains its productivity and the special taste of its leaves.
August 21, 2019 | 08:49 pm GMT+7

14 transport projects to begin this year

Fourteen rail and road projects costing VND15 trillion ($645.45 million) will start this year and be completed by 2021.
August 21, 2019 | 04:31 pm GMT+7

Hot and sizzling: Chinese-style fried cakes

A street stall owned by an ethnic Chinese family in District 6 has been serving Saigonese with chive, taro and cassava pan-fried cakes for 80 years.
August 21, 2019 | 11:52 am GMT+7

Deep inside a vast Vietnamese forest, a cascade lets its hair down

Very difficult to get to, the Hang En Waterfall in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai basks in its undisturbed environs with gay abandon.
August 19, 2019 | 04:42 pm GMT+7

Loan shark violence rising in Saigon: police

HCMC police say the recent terrorizing attack on a popular noodle soup restaurant was not an isolated incident.
August 19, 2019 | 08:07 am GMT+7

In Ben En National Park, pristine landscapes flourish

It’s called Thanh Hoa’s ‘Ha Long Bay on Land,’ but the Ben En National Park is an attraction in its own right.
August 17, 2019 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Mad scramble as people shower money on HCMC street

Chaos breaks out on a Saigon street as people jostle to collect money ‘dropping from heaven’ during the Hungry Ghost festival on Thursday.
August 16, 2019 | 05:44 pm GMT+7

Trying out Hanoi’s popular yellow sticky rice

A Hanoi roadside eatery has been making xoi xeo sticky rice for breakfast for more than 26 years.
August 14, 2019 | 05:50 pm GMT+7

Workers risk lives every day to cross a highway

Every day, hundreds of workers of the Van Trung Industrial Park cross the Hanoi-Bac Giang Highway illegally, knowing it’s dangerous.
August 12, 2019 | 04:34 pm GMT+7

Providing bare necessities to bears at a rescue center

Hoang Van Chien helps care for 200 bears at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.
August 12, 2019 | 11:27 am GMT+7

A vendor with her campaign fights plastic bag blight

Tran Thi Bao Huong, a vegetable vendor in an alley of HCMC’s Binh Thanh District, has joined the fight against plastic bags.
August 11, 2019 | 08:26 am GMT+7

When a man’s dreams take flight

Cao Ha Tan of Thanh Hoa Province quit his $1,200 job to take up paragliding as it makes his life happier.
August 08, 2019 | 04:42 pm GMT+7

Squid noodles keep a Saigon shop busy all day

A squid variation of the popular hu tieu noodles attracts up to 300 customers to a Saigon stall every day.
August 07, 2019 | 05:22 pm GMT+7
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