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Youth’s Tet festival to return to HCMC

The HCMC’s annual Tet Viet (Vietnamese New Year) Festival 2024 themed “HCMC, the city I love” featuring images of a peaceful spring in the southern metropolis will return to young people on January 24.

The Green Age

After Decades Under the Bed, a 1974 Vietnamese Film Finds an Audience Online

It's 2009 and I'm running a workshop for a large group of unemployed jobseekers in Sydney, Australia.

2018 Vietnam National Traditional Arts Festival opens

2018 Vietnam National Traditional Arts Festival opens

The 2018 Vietnam National Traditional Arts Festival opened in the central coastal province of Quang Ngai on October 22.


Old disk depicting Kieu’s Tale found in Nghe An

A monument management centre in the central province of Ha Tinh has announced the discovery of an old pottery disk that depicts the Kieu sisters, the characters in the famed Tale of Kieu poem epic.

Vua Phat

Play to honor Buddhist King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong

King Tran Nhan Tong was honored as King-Monk when he ceded his throne to lead a religious life and became the founder of Vietnamese Zen Buddhism. A Cai Luong or reformed theatre play dedicated to King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong is expected to debut in December this year to commemorate the 707th anniversary of his attainment of Nirvana.

Minh Cảnh & Le Thủy


At "Thien Nhai Tu" temple, a young sadi with the name Tran Tu Tam (Nghe Si Minh Canh) led a peaceful, carefree life of a monk. One cloudy day, a girl called Nhuoc Thuy (Nghe Si Phuong Lien?) came out of nowhere and gave him a letter which told of a horrendous murder that took place 20 years ago that involved the deaths of Tran Tu Tam's parents. He learned that his folks were brutally killed 20 years ago by a traitor in their group and that Tran Tu Tam was lucky enough to escape with the help of a kind man named Du Phong (Nghe Si Thanh Sang) who ran off with him and left him in the temple to be raise by the head monk. The letter also stated that now was the time for Tran Tu Tam to resume a layperson life and seek revenge for his parents.

The solitary trips

The solitary trips

At the age of twenty Duong looked fairly handsome, with a fresh complexion and gentle manners.

The mother and her children

The mother and her children

About twenty years ago, along Ly Nam De Street in Ha Noi, Mrs Mao the widow carried two big bamboo baskets on her shoulder pole to pick up frangipani flowers strewn abundantly on the courtyards of its public buildings during the night. After picking up the flowers, she swept their wide expanses tidily.


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