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Nation honours Francophone Day

09:05 | 03/16/2015

Vietnam will once again honour the French language through a film festival and concerts to celebrate International Francophone Day, which falls on March 20.

12 youth asphyxiated at karaoke parlour, 6 dead

17:15 | 09/09/2014

(VOV) - Six young men are dead and six others, including a woman, are in critical condition in hospital after a tragic accident on September 8 at a karaoke parlour in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

South Africa, France mark ASEAN Sports and Family Day

12:16 | 06/01/2014

(VOV) - More than 400 people including ASEAN embassy personnel and their families, along with members of the diplomatic community, came together in South Africa and France on May 31 for a day of camaraderie, friendship and fun.

Five killed in a Hanoi karaoke bar fire

16:39 | 05/03/2014

(VOV) - At least five people were found dead in a fire that broke out at a four-story karaoke bar in Hanoi’s Giang Vo street on May 3.

Japanese winter festival opens in HCM City

17:33 | 02/15/2014

(VOV) - Thousands of young locals are celebrating the Fuyu Matsuri winter festival at Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Culture Theatre on February 15.

108 Vietnamese women rescued in Malaysia raids

10:42 | 01/07/2014

(VOV) - Malaysian police recently raided two premises in Seri Manjung town, rescuing 108 Vietnamese women from an allegedly human trafficking ring.

Workshop seeks ways to tackle prostitution

10:20 | 11/26/2013

Foreign and domestic delegates gathered in Quang Ninh province on November 25 to seek ways to fight against prostitution, which has been getting more sophisticated in this booming hi-tech era.

Mekong Delta localities reach out to trafficked victims

09:43 | 10/02/2013

Members from the Vietnam Women’s Union chapters in the Mekong Delta met at a workshop in Can Tho city on October 1 to consider helping trafficked women integrate back into society.

Japanese culture highlighted at Hanoi Fukuoka Fair 2013

19:26 | 08/14/2013

(VOV) -A Vietnam-Japan festival, themed “Fukuoka Fair in Hanoi 2013”, will be held at the Deawoo Hotel from August 29-31 to mark the 40th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

Cau Giay: Getting lost and loving it

11:37 | 01/21/2013

(VOV) - The Old Quarter is such a hub for visitors to Hanoi that other districts of the city seem to get left behind in tourist literature that is available internationally.

Vietnam to compete at Karaoke World Champs

11:58 | 09/05/2012

Vietnam will take part in Karaoke World Championships 2012 for the first time, which is scheduled for December in Finland.

A matter of eyes

09:44 | 09/03/2012

A romantic landscape of verdant, terraced rice fields stretches into the distance, but there’s nothing romantic for someone working knee-deep in mud, sweat running down their bodies and bent over so they see nothing but the soil in front of them.

Cua Lo Beach – an attractive destination for tourists

15:45 | 06/08/2012

Located in the central province of Nghe An about 18km from Vinh city, Cua Lo beach is one of the most popular destinations for both local and foreign tourists, especially during the summer.

Numerous reasons to visit Hanoi

11:22 | 05/18/2012

From art to food, history and spas, Australian traveller Lance Richardson points out many reasons to visit Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh City: home sweet home

09:12 | 05/01/2012

I’ve been blessed (or cursed) with a face that is home in any Asian country. On a recent trip to Thailand, the taxi driver asked me out of the blue, “Flying back to Singapore?” In Japan, I get taken for Japanese. In Hong Kong, people automatically start speaking to me in Chinese. In Cambodia, I’ve even scored tickets at the...