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Old Hanoi exhibited around Old Quarter

Hang Than, one of streets in the Old Quarter in the early 19th century.

A collection of documents and photographs of Hanoi from the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century will be exhibited in the capital this month. Themed “Nostalgia for Hanoi Streets”, the exhibition will take place at the pedestrian mall around the Old Quarter from October 5 to 7 …

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“Vietnam in my heart”

Dr. Abdel Kader Khali's room keeps his mementos of Vietnam

As Vietnam and Egypt mark the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic ties on September 2, VOV reports on the special sentiment Egyptian diplomats feel for Vietnam. Dr. Abdel Kader Khalil, the first Egyptian Ambassador to Vietnam, began his mission in 1973, when Vietnam’s war against the US was in its …

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Hang Bac: the core street of the Old Quarter

Hang Bac street heretofore had three different trades including silver casting, jewelery and currency exchange

Hang Bac is a busy street which is considered the core of Hanoi`s Old Quarter. Hang Bac street under the Le dynasty belonged to Dong Cac guild, was also the setting of “Meo Lua” (A trick), a short story from Vũ Trung Tùy Bút (Collection Written on Rainy Days) by …

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Day of Happiness 2018: How happy is Vietnam?

Global reports offer differing views on just how happy the country is. The International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20, and was first introduced by the United Nations in 2013. To mark the occasion, let’s take a look at Vietnam’s levels of happiness in reports compiled …

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Hanoi to host events at Temple of Literature

The Mid-Autumn Festival was held at Van Lake

Hanoi authorities have started to hold cultural activities at the Van Lake in the Temple of Literature which was closed off for years. Van Lake is a prominent part of the Temple of Literature in Hanoi but for many years, events are rarely held at this location, except during the …

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Documentary on transgender to be screened in VN

A scene from the documentary Finding Phong.

A documentary featuring the tough journey of a transgender person trying to find an identity by two independent film makers is set to be screened in Vietnam. Titled Đi Tìm Phong (Finding Phong), the documentary was made by Vietnamese-French couple Tran Phuong Thao and Swann Dubus in 2015, and has …

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Quang Nam on a plate in faraway Saigon

A tiny eatery in Tan Binh District is very popular because of the authenticity of its food. It feels like a mini Quang Nam in the heart of Saigon: Phan Thi Sau’s little food shop only serves some signature dishes of the central province. Sau is from Quang Nam, and …

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