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On September 11, 2012, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published a list of the 100 animals around the world that are most threatened with extinction. [ more... ]
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Before leaving Dak Lak on 24 August, Mr Do Trong Kim, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department of Forest Management, affirmed that the violations that recently took place at the Yok Don National Park have ended. [ more... ]
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In 2010, the public shuddered at images of the elephant named Pac Ku that was found dead in Dak Lak in the Central Highlands, his putrid body lying in a pool of blood, with a staggering 217 lacerations inflicted by poachers. [ more... ]
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I contacted Le Hoang Long, Chief of the Science Research and Environment Department of Tràm Chim National Park, and he said, ‘You should ask the park’s Director for permission before I can answer your questions.' [ more... ]
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I visited music teacher Mr Bao at his house in Ho Chi Minh City early this year. He looked about 70 although he was actually 93. On the walls were more than 30 traditional musical instruments of Vietnam and two bookcases of books of music. [ more... ]
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Long Bien Bridge was designed and built in the 19th century. Not only one of the longest bridges in the world at the time, _Long Bien Bridge also reflects the then world’s level of bridge-construction techniques. Mong Bridge in Saigon, Trang Tien Bridge in Hue, Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi, Van Nien water treatment-plant in Hue, [ more... ]
In February, 1902, the bridge was opened by the Governor-General of Indochina, Paul Doumer, in the presence of the Emperor of Vietnam, Thanh Thai, the French minister in Peking, Paul Beau, and numerous dignitaries. [ more... ]
Mr Sylvain Yeatman-Eiffel, honorary president of the Association of the descendants of Gustave Eiffel, which promotes the memory of Gustave Eiffel and defends his image and heritage against improper uses, writes in reply to Vietnam Heritage’s question as to whether Mr Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, was the designer of the Long Bien Bridge across the Red River at Hanoi. [ more... ]
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Many articles in various publications** have acclaimed Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel tower, in Paris, for having designed Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi. In order to provide the public with a better understanding of the bridge’s history, I would like to cite some more information found at the National Archives Centre. [ more... ]
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Dressed exquisitely in elaborately embroidered silk robes, heavy hooped necklaces and flashing hair adornments, Mrs Nguyen Ngoc Dan steps gracefully into the centre of the room. [ more... ]
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Pasteboard masks have been Hanoi kids’ toys, especially in the occasion of Mid-Autumn celebrations, for ages. But today, just a handful of people ...
In Phan Thiet, bánh hỏi with pig bowels (lòng heo) is synonymous with Phu Long Town, which is the name of the native place of this dish, where it is ...
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