• On May 22, 2017, in Manila, the Philippines, Foreign Deputy Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head Vietnam SEAN SOM led a Vietnamese delegation to attend the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (ASEAN SOM) to discuss measures to implement the 30th ASEAN Summit’s outcome and prepare for the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in August 2017, in the Philippines. Photo: VNA

  • On May 22, 2017, the 14th National Assembly convened its third session at the National Assembly House in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Dan/VNA

  • On May 20, 2017, at the Hanoi Opera House, State President Tran Dai Quang attended a ceremony to present the Ho Chi Minh and the State Awards in Literature and Arts to 18 authors with the Ho Chi Minh Award and 95 others with the State Award. In the photo: State President Tran Dai Quang presents the Ho Chi Minh Award to the family of martyr/reporter Luong Nghia Dung from the Vietnam News Agency during Resistance War Against America. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA

  • PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc gives speech at the 23rd Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT 23) in Hanoi on May 20. Phuc said APEC accounted for 78 per cent of FDI to Vietnam, 75 per cent of trade and 78 per cent of foreign tourists. Meanwhile, APEC is home to 80 per cent of Vietnamese students studying abroad while Vietnam has strategic partnership with 13 APEC members. Photo: Cong Dat / VNPT

  • On May 18, 2017, on the occasion of the 127th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890 – May 19, 2017), a delegation of the Party Central Committee, State, National Assembly, Government and Vietnamese Fatherland Front led by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong laid a wreath and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi. Photo: Van Diep/VNA

Vietnam – China Promote Cooperation for Peace and Development

Vietnam – China Promote Cooperation for Peace and Development New

State President Tran Dai Quang paid a state-level visit to China and attended the high-level forum on the Belt and Road Initiative from May 11-15, 2017. The visit contributes to promote the ...
Ho Chi Minh City Steps up Efforts to Remain Attractive to Investors

Ho Chi Minh City Steps up Efforts to Remain Attractive to Investors

Ho Chi Minh City has to regain its number one position in terms of social-economic development and the target is within reach. The city’s authorities and people are trying to build a ...

Professor Shimizu Masaaki and Nom Scripts

Professor Shimizu Masaaki and Nom Scripts

Japanese Professor Masaaki Shimizu has  been presented with the 2017 Balaban Award by the US-based Vietnamese Nom (ancient Vietnamese script) Preservation Foundation (VNPF) for his contributions to preserving Vietnamese ancient script. ...

Lai Vung – Kingdom of Mandarin Oranges

Lai Vung – “Kingdom” of Mandarin Oranges New

Lai Vung district in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is known as the “kingdom of mandarin oranges” in the region.The reddish mandarin orange has become the trademark fruit grown by ...

Maybelle Loudspeakers: A Blend of Vietnams Ceramics and Hi-end Technology

Maybelle Loudspeakers: A Blend of Vietnam’s Ceramics and Hi-end Technology

In order to help develop traditional pottery products from the ceramic village of Bat Tràng, Nguyen The Anh, a young entrepreneur, launched a start-up to produce loudspeakers using ceramics. ...

Gongs – Echoes of Forests  Mountains

Gongs – Echoes of Forests & MountainsNew

Living in Tay Nguyen (the Central Highlands) forests and mountains, the ethnic groups of Ba Na, E De, Co Tu, M’Nong, GiaRai and Ma  consider gongs to be  their treasures, their voices, and ...
Foreign Diplomats Join a Spring Walk

Foreign Diplomats Join a Spring Walk

“Friendship Spring Tour” is a special programme which has been jointly held by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisation, Hanoi department of Tourism and Thach That district People’s Committee. The event aims to introduce Vietnam’s historic relic sites and tourist attractions to international friends and helps promote mutual understanding between Vietnam and foreign countries.
  • Hanoi Cathedral
  • An Ancient Pagoda in the World Heritage Site of Trang An
  • A European Hinterland in the Heart of the Central Highlands
Colours of San Thang Kermis

Colours of San Thang KermisNew

San Thang kermis is the largest in Lai Chau province. It is not only the place for exchanging commodities, but also the rendezvous of the Dao, Mong, Thai, Giay and Lu ethnic people from the districts of Tam Duong, Phong Tho and Lai Chau city.

  • Amateur Actors KeepTuong Alive
  • Huong Pagoda - A Must-See Destination in Spring
  • Taming and Racing Elephants in Jun Hamlet