Lazing along Lac Lake in Central Highlands

Lac Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Vietnam and is considered by many to also be the most beautiful. Covering more than 500ha at an elevation of 500m, it is one of the most famous landscapes in the Central Highlands.

Book fair introduces international titles

New titles by both local and international writers will be a treat that avid readers look forward to at the sixth edition of the HCM City Book fair that opens later this month.

lly restored pagoda opens in Soc Trang

Thousands of pilgrims from Mekong Delta provinces, mostly ethnic Khmer, flocked to the Chua Doi (Bat Pagoda) in Soc Trang province during weekend to celebrate the restoration of the famous monument.
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Village “pho” recipes big hit in the city

Although dealing with her own hectic work day, the time it takes for Lai Hien Minh to search for a seat in the crowded Pho Lanh shop on Nui Truc Street during the lunch rush does nothing to convince her to leave for another restaurant with fewer customers.

Pot-cooked carp makes its way overseas

Hoa Hau commune in the northern province of Ha Nam’s Ly Nhan district is now not only famous for Nhan Hau persimmons and Dai Hoang king bananas but also for its pot-cooked carp.

Vietnam showcases books in Havana

Vietnam has sent a number of books in Spanish including the “Diary in Prison” written by Late President Ho Chi Minh to an international book fair in the Cuban capital city of Havana.

“If Only Uncle Ho were Here!”

The familiar lyrics of the song “If Only Uncle Ho were Here on the Joyful Day of Victory” have become the focus of talks between Vietnamese reporters and Japanese friends at a Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth (JENESYS) programme held in Japan late 2009.

Year’s first pottery batch goes to Russia

A batch of Chu Dau Pottery, a famous product of the northern province of Hai Duong, was shipped to Russia on February 22 opening export activities for the Year of the Tiger 2010.

Phu Quoc – Haven of pearls

Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang is not only famous for such authentic products as fish sauce and pepper, but also widely-known as the “number 1 pearl farm” in the country.
Hanoi-Macau air route opens Business

Hanoi-Macau air route opens

The budget carrier Viva Macau on February 13 officially opened a direct air route to Hanoi with its first flight departing from the Macau Special Administrative Region.