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Ha Long turns dark in daytime

19:05 | 04/04/2014

(VOV) -The morning sky of Ha Long city on April 3 in the northern border province of Quang Ninh turned inexplicably dark for roughly ten minutes without any advance warning.

Southern heat wave drives more patients to hospitals

09:16 | 03/21/2014

The prolonged heat wave over the last few days in HCM City and other southern provinces has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of patients at hospitals.

Lao Cai aims for 1.5 million visitors in 2014

16:44 | 12/31/2013

(VOV) -The northern mountain province of Lao Cai is hoping to welcome 1.5 million visitors in 2014, earning at least VND2,850 billion from tourism services.

General Giap’s funeral grabs foreign media headlines

14:54 | 10/13/2013

(VOV) -Leading media agencies throughout the world have run wide coverage of legendary Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap’s funeral.

ASEAN defines post-2015 vision

18:09 | 08/14/2013

(VOV) - The ASEAN Foreign Ministers (AMM) Retreat has focused on the direction of the ASEAN Community beyond 2015 to ensure continued peace, stability and sustainable economic growth in the region.

Composer promotes traditional music abroad

10:48 | 07/23/2013

Traditional Vietnamese music has been introduced to 27 students at Taiwan University of Arts by Pham Thi Hue.

Young Vietnamese wins int’l photo awards

12:38 | 05/11/2013

(VOV) - Nguyen Hoang Hiep has won two prizes in the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) with his photograph entitiled ‘Storm.

Sapa in the clouds festival

10:41 | 05/06/2013

(VOV) - More than 33,000 visitors, including 1,503 foreigners, have gathered for a week-long festival in Sapa district, Lao Cai province.

Tourist arrivals increase sharply

12:06 | 05/02/2013

(VOV) - The number of tourist arrivals increased sharply during the past five-day holiday in celebration of National Reunification Day and May Day.

Making our way up Mount Fansipan

10:47 | 03/25/2013

(VOV) - Mount Fansipan is only half as tall as Mount Everest. Yet this mountain, perched at the eastern edge of the Himalayan range in Vietnam’s uppermost Lao Cai province, is hardly an easy climb.

Hanoi – a beer drinker's haven

12:14 | 10/01/2012

Hanoi has been named one of the cheapest and best places to drink fresh beer in Asia by travel guides and journalists, thanks to its lively drinking culture.

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.

Cloud computing to revolutionise Vietnamese technology sector

11:40 | 07/01/2012

Cloud computing has been described as a “technological tsunami” and according to recent figures, the phenomenon has hit Vietnam with force.

Japanese guitarist to perform Vietnamese folksong

12:25 | 05/24/2012

Japan’s famous guitarist Yamada Gaku will perform at a concert in Ho Chi Minh City on May 29 together with local artist Nguyen Tri Doan, a member of the Saigon guitar club.

Sapa's Festival in the Clouds kicks off

11:00 | 04/29/2012

Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists flocked to the opening of the Festival in the Clouds 2012 in the mountainous tourist town of Sapa on April 28.