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
Unexploded ordnance still threatens a fifth of Vietnam's land mass and explosions are not uncommon. According to the United Nations, 104,000 Vietnamese people have been killed by bombs, landmines and artillery shells since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese military finds two unexploded bombs