• The Custom of Worshipping the Mother of the Nation

    Very few nations in the world have the custom of worshipping the mother of the country, as is done in Vietnam . This custom not only reflects the Vietnamese people’s traditional culture and belief but also their gratitude and respect for the loyalty to the ancestors.
  • An Area Famous for Brocade Weaving

    Located more than 20km from Cao Bang Township, Cao Bang Province, along road 203, Nuoc Hai Town in Hoa An District has for a long time been famous for the brocade weaving craft. Its products, including bags, shawls, bedspreads, blankets, etc., not only serve in the daily life of local people but also become beautiful souvenirs for tourists.
  • The “Gold Woman” of Vietnam’s Electricity Sector

    For the first time, the huge 220KV-transformer, 140 tonnes in weight with nearly one thousand separate parts, was produced by a female Vietnamese engineer.
  • Gender imbalance at alarming stage

    Sociologists have rung the alarm bell at the current significantly higher rate of male newborns over female newborns in Vietnam
  • Making a global diva

    Model-actress Thanh Hang has turned heads and dropped jaws cat-walking her way onto the world stage.
  • Folk artist reveals the evolution of her art

    Award-winning artist Thanh Ngoan is renowned for her cheo (traditional opera), xam (folk music) and ca tru (ceremonial singing) performances. Ngoan speaks with Hien Ngoc about her passion for her art and her ideas on preserving Vietnamese culture.
  • Women’s Union tackles domestic violence

    Negative male attitudes towards women have been blamed for the prevalence of domestic violence in Viet Nam.
  • Huong pagoda festival draws droves

    The cold weather couldn’t keep thousands of pilgrims and tourists away from the Huong Pagoda Festival, the nation’s longest and most elaborate annual festival that opened on February 12 morning in the northern province of Ha Tay.
  • Three sites nominated as natural wonders

    Ha Long Bay, Mt. Fansipan and Phong Nha Cave have been nominated as “new natural wonders of the world” in the first round of a contest sponsored by the New Wonders organisation.
  • Two Trung Sisters' Uprising marked

    A meeting was held on February 12 in Me Linh district, northern Vinh Phuc province to mark the 1968th anniversary of the Two Trung Sisters' Uprising.