Bắc Ninh pigeons race across local skies

Located 30km from Hà Nội, Bắc Ninh Province is renowned not only for its melodious quan họ (love duet) singing, but also for another romantic local hobby: raising homing pigeons.

Company fined millions for discharging hazardous wastes

Hưng Yên Province has fined a foreign-invested enterprise company VNĐ400 million (approximately US$16,000) for committing another environmental violation.

Exhibition displays Kim Hoàng folk paintings

About 40 Kim Hoàng folk paintings will be shown at the Exhibition House on 93 Đinh Tiên Hoàng as a part of a series of cultural activities taking place at the weekend walking street around Hoàn Kiếm Lake from June 15.

Can Tho supports tourism development in Mekong Delta

The traffic connectivity is one of the factors hindering the Mekong Delta’s tourism sector.

Forest photographer speaks for the birds

Many people have called him “a wanderer”. The circle of professional photographers in Việt Nam have nicknamed him “a man of forest”.

Tourism keeps Việt Nam’s ancient water puppets afloat

In a darkened theatre in central Hà Nội, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound of cymbals crashing in a traditional water puppet show that lures hundreds of tourists daily but is largely shunned by locals.

Short-film making contest on illegal wildlife trade launched

The UK Government, in conjunction with the Luang Prabang Film Festival, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has launched a short-film making contest on illegal wildlife trade, said the UK Embassy in Vietnam on June 12.

Youth in Da Nang join hands to clean Son Tra peninsula

Over 200 young volunteers in the central Da Nang city have gathered to clean up Son Tra peninsula, one of the tourist attractions in the city. The activity is in respond to the action month for environment.

USAID-funded project helps minimise plastic waste in Thua Thien-Hue

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided a non-refundable assistance package worth 53,858 USD for the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to implement a project to recycle urban waste.

Facebook supports natural disaster response in Vietnam

Facebook has launched a programme designed to help Vietnamese officials at all levels to enhance their capacity of using technology and social networks to cope with natural disasters.