Vietnamese cultural week taking place in Cambodia

Vietnamese cultural week taking place in Cambodia

A Vietnamese cultural week is currently taking place in two Cambodian cities, with the objective of cementing ties between Vietnam and Cambodia, the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism said Tuesday on its website. “Tuan Le Van Hoa Viet Nam Tai Campuchia” (Vietnamese…

Beauty of Dao ethnic women

Beauty of Dao ethnic women

The specific cultural beauty of Dao ethic people drew many local people and visitors to the Dao ethnic cultural festival in Tien Yen district, the northern province of Quang Ninh. Especially the beauty of Dao ethnic women through singing, embroidery, traditional clothes performances and…

Moon cakes add flavour to Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

Moon cakes add flavour to Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

Moon cakes are an indispensable part of Vietnamese people’s celebrations of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is held annually on the 15th day of the eight lunar month. There are two types of moon cake; banh nuong (brown baked cake) and banh deo (snow skin…

Water puppetry to be showcased for 1st time at Vietnam fest in Japan

Water puppetry to be showcased for 1st time at Vietnam fest in Japan

A festival featuring Vietnam’s cultural and tourism highlights is set to take place in Tokyo later this month. Now in its seventh year, the annual “Vietnam Days” event will be organized at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on September…

Ha Noi craft village tourism festival to take place in October

Ha Noi craft village tourism festival to take place in October

The 2014 Ha Noi traditional craft village tourism festival will be held at the Quan Ngua Sports Palace from October 9-12.     The festival, themed “Convergence of Quintessence”, will feature 400 booths introducing products of traditional craft villages in Ha Noi and other…

Conquering Fansipan from the ground up

Conquering Fansipan from the ground up

While Viet Nam’s tallest mountain is certainly not as intimidating as Everest, reaching the summit is hardly an easy feat. Le Viet Khanh describes the unforgettable experience of tackling Mount Fansipan. To reach the peak at 3,143 metres, we began our journey at Tram…

Chef dishes on Vietnamese cuisine favourites

Chef dishes on Vietnamese cuisine favourites

Chef Bobby Chinn became popular in Viet Nam after opening restaurants in Ha Noi (in 2001) and HCM City (in 2011). He recently opened a new Vietnamese-influenced restaurant in London, The House of Ho. The new Ambassador of Viet Nam’s Tourism in Europe speaks to Vietnam News….

Old photos of Ha Long Bay on displayed

Old photos of Ha Long Bay on displayed

Photos of Ha Long Bay from the 19th century are being displayed for the first time in downtown Ha Long city in the northern province of Quang Ninh. The collection, mostly taken by French experts between 1885 and 1950, belongs to Hanoi-based retired history…

Hanoi to have 700 more hotel rooms this year – Travel guide

Hanoi to have 700 more hotel rooms this year – Travel guide

Hanoi currently has 8,150 hotel rooms and there will be an additional 700 available on the market this year, according to Savills Vietnam’s quarter-one report. New apartment buildings have gone up in Hanoi. The first quarter saw the capital city having 95,400 apartments in…

Travel time for North-South passenger trains to change from September

Travel time for North-South passenger trains to change from September

The Vietnam Railway Corporation has announced a change in the travel time on the Hanoi-HCM City route from September 4. Mr. Nguyen Van Binh, Deputy Director of of the Hanoi Railway Passenger Transport Company, said to reduce traffic congestion in big cities during peak…

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