Preserving folk singing with drums Culture - Sports

Preserving folk singing with drums

The art of folk singing alongside drums, hat trong quan in Vietnamese, started in Bui Xa village, in today’s Thuan Thanh district, the northern province of Bac Ninh, in the 13th century, but locals still practise the art.
Ban flower decorates northwest region Videos

Ban flower decorates northwest region

Ban flower is the symbol of the northwest of Vietnam. The flower represents pure love and gentle Thai ethnic minority girls in the region. Join our reporter to discover the beauty of the flower.
Pre-marital health tests not a hit in Vietnam Health

Pre-marital health tests not a hit in Vietnam

Many young Vietnamese couples seem to deliberately avoid pre-marital health screenings for fear that these will find health problems and ruin their budding marriages, a survey found.
Mass wedding sees 100 marriages Society

Mass wedding sees 100 marriages

Tran Hai Quang and Le Thi Bich Lieu's dream wedding ceremony and party finally came true as the couple were part of the Mass Wedding of 100 Disadvantaged Couples.
Culture - Sports

Bui Xa upholds singing tradition

Every lover of Vietnamese music knows Bac Ninh as the home of quan ho (love duets) and ca tru (ceremonial singing), both listed by UNESCO as intangible heritages of mankind.
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Sustainable tourism could revitalise fishing villages

Phuoc Hai town is famous for having the oldest fishing village in the coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, but local families, who have been fishing for many generations, are facing growing hardship with increasingly reduced incomes.