Thoughts of an American living in HCM City during COVID-19

Christopher Otis, an American living in Ho Chi Minh City who works as a teacher, photographer, and geographer, feels pride in Vietnam being his second home, in order to explain his emotions he describes living in a metaphorical bubble of safety while much of the world continues to suffer from...

Past and present linked in Hanoi’s tradition of enjoying lotus tea

Banh Gai – a speciality of Mia village, Thanh Hoa province

What foreign ambassadors say about Vietnam’s coronavirus fight?

The O Du ethnic group

Incense-making craft of the Nung An

Drum dance of the Giay

“Vietnam We Thank You–Việt Nam Cố Lên”: Touching messages from expats

British COVID-19 couple thank nation for assistance

Thoughts of an American living in HCM City during COVID-19

Christopher Otis, an American living in Ho Chi Minh City who works as a teacher, photographer, and geographer, feels pride in Vietnam being his second home, in order to explain his emotions he describes living in a metaphorical bubble of safety while much of the world continues to suffer from this novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more »

Past and present linked in Hanoi’s tradition of enjoying lotus tea

For many people, tea is not just a drink. Tea drinking has become an elegant hobby enjoyed by many Vietnamese people and Hanoians in particular. Read more »

Banh Gai – a speciality of Mia village, Thanh Hoa province

Thanh Hoa province in north-central Vietnam is famous for many tourist attractions. Mia village in Tho Xuan districtis famous for banh gai or thorn leaf cake. Read more »

What foreign ambassadors say about Vietnam’s coronavirus fight?

It seems that Vietnam has adapted to a "new normal" state after it reopened the economy in late April. Read more »

The O Du ethnic group

Of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, several consist of a few hundred people living in remote mountain areas. The O Du in Nghe An province is one of the groups with the smallest populations. Read more »

Incense-making craft of the Nung An

For many generations the Nung An ethnic minority of Phja Thap hamlet have been making incense sticks from natural materials. Read more »

Drum dance of the Giay

Of the ethnic groups who live in Ha Giang province, the Giay are clustered mainly in Tat Nga hamlet, Meo Vac district. Recent socio-economic development has made their life easier but has not changed their traditional culture. Read more »

“Vietnam We Thank You–Việt Nam Cố Lên”: Touching messages from expats

The messages have caught public attention and been widely shared over the last few days. Read more »

British COVID-19 couple thank nation for assistance

Kevin Nevard and his wife Hayley Nevard, a British could who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), have expressed their sincere thanks to medical staff and the authorities of Thua Thien-Hue province for their great support during the pair’s medical treatment in Vietnam. Read more »

Over 100 foreigners thank Vietnam after 14-day quarantine ends

As many as 120 foreigners have expressed their grateful thanks for Vietnamese assistance and support when they were allowed to leave for home from a concentrated quarantine camp in Ho Chi Minh City on April 4. Read more »

US patient says Vietnam has carried out COVID-19 isolation work well

Young Matthew Houston, an American citizen infected with the coronavirus, has said Vietnam has carried out the isolation work well to prevent the spread of the virus to the community. Read more »

Irish tourists pen heartfelt message following quarantine period

Two tourists from Ireland have displayed their sincere thanks to Vietnamese medical workers for the assistance provided to the pair during their compulsory 14-day quarantine period in the central province of Nghe An which came about as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Read more »

COVID-19 quarantined Romanian tourist thanks Vietnam for assistance

A Romanian tourist who spent time in quarantine in Hoi An City due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has displayed her sincere thanks to Vietnamese workers for their assistance during her isolation period. Read more »

Birth registration makes Dao newborns unique

The “Dao Tien” in the northwestern province of Son La believe that a newborn baby is not an official member of the family or recognized by his or her ancestors until the child experiences a birth registration ceremony. Read more »

British executive at COVID-19 quarantine centre: Thank you, Vietnam

A British business executive living in Vietnam has been placed into quarantine after touching down in the country on March 14. He revealed reality of quarantine life in a story and expressed “huge thanks” for Vietnamese assistance to him in quarantine. Read more »

Wedding and new rice ceremonies of Kho Mu people

The Kho Mu ethnic people in the northern and central parts of Vietnam have unique cultural traditions and customs. These are reflected in their wedding ceremony and farming practices. Read more »

Ancestral worship ritual of the Dao

Like other ethnic groups, the Dao in Vietnam’s northwestern region worship their ancestors devotedly. Read more »

Pa pinh top: Thai minority’s signature grilled freshwater fish

The Thai ethnic minority in Vietnam are famous for their cuisine, particularly a type of grilled stream fish called “Pa pinh top”. Seasoned with special spices and cooked to perfection, “Pa pinh top” never fails to satisfy even the most demanding palates. Read more »

Extracurricular class fuels ethnic minority students’ passion for Gong culture

VOV.VN - Dak Lak province in the Central Highlands has opened classes on Gong playing for students from ethnic minorities to help them learn the core values of Gong culture. Tay Nguyen University is the vanguard in this endeavor. Read more »

Co Tu ritual pays gratitude to forest

VOV.VN - Expressing gratitude to the forests is an original tradition of the Co Tu in Tay Giang district, Quang Nam province. Read more »

Pi Le panpipe, a traditional musical instrument of the Giay

VOV.VN - The Giay in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province, have a rich culture that includes music and musical instrument. The Pi Le clarinet is a typical woodwind instrument of the Giay. Read more »

Vietnam’s traditional Lunar New Year through the eyes of foreigners

VOV.VN - Tet, Vietnam’s traditional Lunar New Year, has impressed many foreigners who admit that the holiday helps them understand the close bond of family members and the meaning of family get-togethers during the first days of Spring. Read more »