LESS IS MORE: Small group tours and solo travel will be among the travel trends this year. Photo courtesy of baodautu.vn Domestic tourism will continue to be the “lifesaver” of the tourism sector in 2021, officials and experts have said. Nguyễn Trùng Khánh, chairman of the Việt Nam National Administration...

From being Guus Hiddink’s assistant in the World Cup 2002, Park Hang-seo has come a long way and become the most successful manager in the history of Vietnamese football. Through various ups and downs, the 63-year-old South Korean coach has acquired a great deal of experience and valuable life lessons...

Visitors kayaking in Ba Bể Lake. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY Hạ Long Bay, Ba Bể Lake and Tuyền Lâm Lake are among the must-visit places in Việt Nam. Kayaking through Hạ Long Bay is a must-do bucket list activity and by far the best way to explore all that the...

Phương Lan Under the skilled hands of artist Nguyễn Thị Hương Thủy, balls of clay became beautiful flowers right before your eyes. Beyond her clay flowers and flower pots, she also creates 3D flower paintings that are sophisticated and impressively realistic. Her little shop is located down Laneway 67, Đỗ...

SUPPORT & DIRECTION: Khà A Lứ (third left) and his wife (far right) speak with officials from the Hang Kia – Pà Cò Natural Reserve about the implementation of eco-tourism development plans. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Hải On a trail leading to the top of Rồng (Dragon) Mountain, the highest peak...

STRIDE FORWARD: A Xạ Phang ethnic minority’s embroidered shoe. The footwear is now recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage. Photo laodong.vn By Phương Hà Visitors to the northern province of Điện Biên are sure to be impressed by the colourful traditional outfits of the Xạ Phang ethnic minority, in...

Chef Nguyễn Đông Hải With sautéed vegetables, Huế red rice, lemongrass sauce Ingredients for 2 people – Prawns 50 gr – Jumbo prawns 60 gr – Sea scallops 30 gr – Sea bass 100 gr – Calamari 60 gr – Green mussels 100 gr – Clams 100 gr – Huế...

Stella Ciorra, vice chairwoman of Friends of Vietnam Heritage, not only loves Vietnamese heritage but also its culture, and especially áo dài. She spoke with Ngô Minh about why. HIGH REGARD: Vice Chairwoman of Friends of Vietnam Heritage, Stella Ciorra (centre), greatly admires Vietnamese culture and heritage. VNS Photo Nguyễn...

Hoài Nam COVID-19 has been largely brought under control around Việt Nam thanks to appropriate containment measures being adopted by the Government nationwide. The Prime Minister has now ordered the quick implementation of a vaccination programme to halt the pandemic and create the conditions necessary for socio-economic development, especially in...

Karate ON THE CHIN: Nguyễn Thị Ngoan trains with coach Lê Tùng Dương at the National Sports and Training Centre 1. Photo sport5.vn Thanh Hà She may be drenched in sweat, exhausted, and in pain, but she ‘loves’ it. The 23-year-old Nguyễn Thị Ngoan has just finished a tough morning...

CHOICE: The menu is rich with dim sum, vegetables, meat and seafood, all of which are steamed. VNS Photo Đỗ Minh By Đỗ Minh As a foodaholic, I sometimes panic when I stand on the scales. If I find I’m approaching “overweight” territory, I start to balance my diet and...

Young actress Nhã Thi, one of the city’s younger talents in the traditional operatic arts. Photo courtesy of HCM City Theatre Association HCM CITY— Young artists in traditional music and theatre are working to develop and promote their art among young audiences in HCM City. “I believe that becoming a...

With Chef Nguyễn Kim Lan from Pan Pacific Hanoi This simple 5-star recipe recommended by Chef Nguyễn Kim Lan promises to be the highlight of any fancy dinner. Ingredients: Wagyu Kiwami beef 250 gr Asparagus 50 gr Red wine 5 ml Potatoes 100 gr Unsalted butter 10 gr Whipping cream...

HANDY SKILL: Triệu Hồng Hồ Em in his workshop. Making bamboo products helps him share the financial burden with his mother. Photo courtesy of Triệu Hồng Hồ Em By Lương Thu Hương There is no limit on creativity and no disadvantage could ever prevent you from being creative, and you...

Studying in the UK, Nguyễn Ngọc Như Thảo had many opportunities to choose a job with a high salary. She, however, decided to go to Africa to take part in wildlife protection programmes and returned to Việt Nam with many dreams. Việt Nam News talks with Thảo about her desire...

SIMPLICITY: Hủ tiếu khô with a special sweet and sour soy sauce. VNS Photos Minh Nguyễn Minh Nguyễn An Lạc Vegetarian Restaurant is only quiet between 2pm and 5pm because that’s a time when everyone has a rest. Over the course of the rest of the day, the tiny outlet...

LABOUR OF LOVE: Master singer Lê Đại Năm teaching kids how to sing traditional Sán Dìu folk songs. Photo baodantoc.vn “I just hope for good health so that I can continue pursuing my passion for preserving the traditional culture of the ethnic Sán Dìu people.” So said Excellent Singer Lê...

STYLE OF THE DAY: The side entrance to the mansion, which bears art deco touches. VNS Photo Nguyễn Phú Đức by Nguyễn Mỹ Hà Aficionados of Hà Nội who love and care about Việt Nam’s age-old architecture have been enthralled over the last week after hearing of a beautifully-preserved mansion...

Many domestic and foreign tourists come to Xẻo Quýt tourist area. — Photo place.vn Lâm Thanh Located about 30km from the centre of Cao Lãnh City, Đồng Tháp Province, in the area of ​​Mỹ Long and Mỹ Hiệp communes, the Xẻo Quýt national historic site, as well as the ecological...

by Bùi Hoài Nam ON DISPLAY: A bamboo fish from the Taboo workshop, an innovative centre of the traditional craft. Photo courtesy of Taboo Hội An local Võ Tấn Tân and his craftsmen created the Taboo Bamboo Workshop in the middle of the Cẩm Thanh nipa palm forest as a...