Thailand has seen a jump in its global ranking to 66th, up four places. Thais can now travel to 77 countries and territories without applying for a visa, slightly higher than Filipinos (77th) and Cambodians (88th), who have similar access to 65 and 53 destinations respectively. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese passport does better in global power ranking
A Vietnamese feature film about a love that stays alive through centuries will be released in American cinemas this December. "Nhan Duyen: Nguoi Yeu Tien Kiep", unofficially translated as "Predestined: Lover From A Past Life" is directed by Luk Van. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese film with romantic spirit to premiere in the U.S.
"I am thankful for a life full of opportunities and happiness. I am just sad that we were apart for such a long time and I have never had the chance to see her. I hope she also wants to meet me someday." … [Read more...] about Swedish girl yearns to find her Vietnamese mother
Other aspects of Vietnamese culture depicted by Google Doodle thus far include: the banh chung (a traditional sticky rice cake); the Khue Van Cac (the pavilion of the Constellation of Literature located inside Vietnam’s first university); the traditional ao dai dress; the Hung Kings Temple Festival (a commemoration of the mythical founders of Vietnam on their death anniversary); and the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO heritage site in central Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Xuan Quynh first Vietnamese woman on Google Doodle
Two bombs of 339 kilograms were recently found and disposed of in northern Quang Ninh Province and central Quang Binh Province. A 113-kilogram bomb was found on Monday next to a construction site in Quang Ninh's Ha Long town, home to the famous Ha Long Bay, local media reported. The U.S.-made bomb, which is 1.5-meters long with a 40-centimeter radius, was disposed of the same day. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese military finds two unexploded bombs