From late May to early June, domestic and foreign visitors flocked to Hang Mua tourism site in the northern province of Ninh Binh to comtemplate the beauty of mountain ranges and rice fields.

Lotus flowers in full bloom in Hanoi

Throughout these warm days of June, lotus flowers are blooming all around Hanoi. Fragrant lotus flowers pour over the road, in every corner of the capital, cooling the hot summer air.

Unspoiled charms of deserted beaches in Quang Ninh

While in Quang Ninh if you want to avoid crowded beaches like Bai Chay or Co To, you should visit blissful and secluded beaches in the same province.

Youth volunteers accompany candidates during exam seasons

 For a long time, the blue shirts of youth volunteers have become a fond presence for exam candidates when the annual national college entrance exam arrives.

The pristine beauty of Quan Lan Island

 Located inside Bai Tu Long Bay in Van Don district, Quang Ninh province, Quan Lan Island is a peaceful destination for tourists thanks to its pristine natural landscape.

Da Lat – a city of flowers

It can be said that there is no other place in Vietnam where visitors can so easily see flowers as in Da Lat city, Lam Dong province. The flowers are grown everywhere, from the roads to the fields, or on the campus of the hotel and at roadside cafes. Flowers bloom in the early sun, welcoming visitors to the beautiful land.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Fragrant lotus in the heart of the capital

Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi, an important historical and cultural relic of the capital and the country, was inaugurated on May 19, 1990. The museum, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the relic site create a combination of architecture, history and culture to commemorate the beloved leader of the Vietnamese people, the outstanding soldiers of the national liberation movement, and international communist and workers movements.

Vietnam''s top destinations featured on CNN’s photo tour

Vietnam’s typical beauty and its stunning diverse landscapes, as well as its culture, architecture and cuisine have been vividly reflected in a photo story run by CNN.

Female workers invaluable to nation’s economic development

Vietnam is among the top countries around the world for the highest percentage of women in the labour force, at 72%, with female workers accounting for 48.4% of the total labour force, making an invaluable contribution to national development.

Vietnamese pay tribute to nation’s legendary founders Hung Kings

Various activities are being held across the nation to commemorate the Hung Kings, the legendary founders of the country, on April 25, or the 10th day of the third lunar month.

Poetic beauty of Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in the northern border province of Cao Bang was recognised as a global geopark by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council in Paris on April 12.

Feature: Discovering Vietnam’s archaeological treasures

 The achievements of Vietnamese archaeologists in the past 60 years are on display at the special exhibition titled "Treasures of Vietnam’s archaeology,” held until July this year at the Hanoi-based Vietnam National Museum of History.

Top 4 Tourist Hotspots near Hanoi for national holidays

The ancient village of Duong Lam, hotspots in the northern Ninh Binh province, Tam Dao tourist site and Co To island, to name a few, are attractive destinations for travelers during the long Liberation Day (April 30), and May Day (May 1) holidays.

Ban flowers bloom across northwest

The white Ban or Bauhinia flower is in full bloom across the mountains and hills of north-western Vietnam, with the flush of blossoms drawing a huge number of tourists.

"White gold" on the roof

With an increasing price, garlic - Ly Son’s famous specialty - is considered as "white gold". At harvest time, the "white gold" is dried everywhere. The rooftops are used to expose garlic to the sun on the island, where is considered as the garlic kingdom.

Quang Ninh holds large-scale Cua Ong Temple Festival

A ceremony to kick off the Cua Ong Temple Festival and welcome the certificate of the national special intangible cultural heritage status bestowed the event took place in Quang Ninh on March 18.

March in Hanoi

 March, when the trees change leaves, is one of the most blossoming months of the year in Hanoi. Walking along the city streets, visitors will be surprised to realise that Hanoi has all four seasons with every colour of flowers and plants.

Moc Chau full of white apricot blossoms in spring

At 1,050 m above the sea level, Moc Chau in the northern mountainous province of Son La appeals to visitors with its pristine beauty with peach and apricot blossoms in spring.

Savouring the beautiful melodies of ‘Quan Ho’ singing at Lim festival

In the soft spring drizzle on the first days of the lunar month, local amateur and professional Quan Ho (love duet) singers flocked to Tien Du district, Bac Ninh province to celebrate the annual Lim festival.

Traditional festivals open festive season

The festive season in Vietnam has begun with many traditional festivals open on the first days of the Lunar New Year, including Huong Pagoda Festival, Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival, and Giong Festival.

Traditional Tet re-enacted at Thang Long Royal Citadel

Traditional rituals during Tet (Lunar New Year), along with a range of art performances and folk games, were re-enacted at Hanoi-based Thang Long Royal Citadel on February 7.

Mong people’s Gau Tao Festival in Mai Chau district

(HBO) – The Mong ethnic people in Hang Kia and Pa Co communes of Mai Chau district, the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh, organised their Gau Tao Festival at the stadium of Hang Kia hamlet, Hang Kia commune. Representatives from departments and agencies of Hoa Binh province and Mai Chau district joined locals at the festival.

Duong Lam ancient village recalls the old days

Located in Son Tay Town, 40 km to the west of Hanoi, Duong Lam village is a great destination to find peace. Once entering, visitors will feel like they’ve found another world hackening back to the old days.

New Rice ceremony of the Xe Dang in Dak Lak

The Xe Dang ethnic minority in Cu M'Gar district, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, hold the New Rice ceremony in the early days of the year.

Da Lat coloured with pink prunus cerasoides blossoms

Thousands of prunus cerasoides cherry trees in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat are in full bloom with pinkish white blossoms, creating a magnetic attraction to the locals and visitors.