Hanoi gets helicopter air taxi service

Hanoi gets helicopter air taxi service

Instead of a tedious, hours-long trip from Hanoi to cool Sa Pa by car or train, tourists can now fly there by helicopter and return in just three and half hours, if they have US$2,640 per flying hour to spare. A new air taxi…

Ho Chi Minh City wants longer visa exemption for European tourists

Ho Chi Minh City wants longer visa exemption for European tourists

Ho Chi Minh City wants the 15-day visa exemption for Europeans to be doubled so that they can come on longer tours. A source said the city tourism department is all set to ask the tourism ministry to extend the waiver period for tourists…

Non Nuoc Village

Non Nuoc Village

After a 15-minute ride from the centre of Danang, the biggest city on the Central Coast of Vietnam, I reached its renowned stone carving village, Non Nuoc, which lies at the foot of the picturesque Marble Mountain. In the village, there are thousands of…

Splendid gateways mark site of ancient West Lake Village

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Located in Tay Ho District and running along the West Lake’s southern bank, Thuy Khue Street has preserved its typical rural Vietnamese features of ancient pagodas and village gates. Previously, the villages around Thuy Khue Street were collectively referred to as Ke Buoi. Rapid…

Quang Binh to open two caves to tourists

Quang Binh to open two caves to tourists

The Quang Binh authorities have okayed a plan to introduce Va and Nuoc Nut caves as new tourist destinations at Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park, Oxalis Ltd Company said. The company will launch the new route in a few days. It will organise a…

Con Dao among the top 25 remote islands

Con Dao among the top 25 remote islands

Business Insider, a leading US business and entertainment website, has cited Vietnam’s Con Dao islands as one of top 25 remote islands tourists should visit in their lifetime. “It’s hard to relax when you’re surrounded by thousands of other tourists.” Business insider’s introduction to…

Baking pizza at the foot of Lang Biang

Baking pizza at the foot of Lang Biang

American James Reelick, 54, loves Da Lat so much that he settled there, started to help out in the tourism sector and even ended up marrying a local woman. He spoke with Ha Nguyen about his impressions of the lush, mountainous area. When and…

A true taste of Quang noodle

A true taste of Quang noodle

Among the unique dishes in Quang Nam, mi Quang (Quang noodle) seems to be the most famous dish that every time a visitor comes to this central province, locals would be more than willing to present the dish. And once it comes to Quang…

Vietnam waives visas for 5 more European countries, including Germany, UK

Vietnam waives visas for 5 more European countries, including Germany, UK

Tourists from India, Canada, Australia and New Zealand may have to wait a little longer In an explicit gesture to resuscitate the ailing tourism sector, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has signed off on visa waivers for five more nationalities, a move highly welcomed…

Vietnamese fried spring rolls ranks world’s top 10 culinary dish

Vietnamese fried spring rolls ranks world’s top 10 culinary dish

Vietnamese fried spring roll (Nem Ran) has been listed among the top 10 culinary dishes, according to CNN Travel’s voters. According to the website, to highlight the most popular cuisines on the planet, CNN asked its readers to vote for their favourite culinary destination…