Emirates launches Dubai-Ha Noi air route

Emirates launches Dubai-Ha Noi air route

Emirates Airline has officially launched a daily service from Dubai to Ha Noi after its Boeing 777-300ER coded EK 388 landed for the first time at Noi Bai International airport on August 3. The new flight will stop over in Yangon, Myanmar before arriving…

TripAdvisor lists Ha Noi among the world’s top 10 best destinations 2016

TripAdvisor lists Ha Noi among the world’s top 10 best destinations 2016

The travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for destinations, recognizing travelers’ favorite places around the world including Ha Noi Capital (Viet Nam). The beauty of Sword Lake – Ha Noi (Photo: Truyen Phuong) The result…

Huong Pagoda Festival officially opens

Huong Pagoda Festival officially opens

The 3-month Huong Pagoda Festival, the largest in Viet Nam, officially opened in Ha Noi’s My Duc district on February 13 or the sixth day of the lunar New Year, with the attendance of about 50,000 pilgrims. Going to Huong Pagoda is a spiritual…

Traditional Lunar New Year alive in Ha Noi

Traditional Lunar New Year alive in Ha Noi

People will gather together to prepare for Tet and share feelings when New Year comes to the holy space of So Village’s Communal House in Quoc Oai, a suburban district of Ha Noi. An atmosphere of traditional Lunar New Year will be enjoyed with…

Ha Noi: Tet programme to feature ethnic culture

Ha Noi: Tet programme to feature ethnic culture

Students from schools in Ha Noi will learn about the traditional new year customs and rituals during a programme called Discovering Tet held on January 29 at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology. They will explore Tet through a number of activities such as…

Kitchen God Day celebration in Ha Noi

Kitchen God Day celebration in Ha Noi

A special event about Kitchen God celebration is set to take place at the Ha Noi Club on January 31. The Kitchen God or Ong Tao ritual signals the start of preparations for Tết. This celebration marks the day when the three kitchen gods,…

Lunar New Year festival opens in downtown Ha Noi

Lunar New Year festival opens in downtown Ha Noi

An art performance praising the beauty of spring opened the Lunar New Year Festival on January 20 in downtown Ha Noi. Artists from the Viet Bac Traditional Music, Song and Dance Theatre performed dance and singing to praise the spring, the people and the…

“Welcome to Viet Nam” clip goes live

“Welcome to Viet Nam” clip goes live

The 8-minute film features flycam-shot scenes of famous destinations across Viet Nam such as Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh, Ha Giang, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam. It is presented in nine languages: Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Russian,…

Aromatic noodles fill bellies in Old Quarter

Aromatic noodles fill bellies in Old Quarter

Banh da noodle dishes full to bursting with fish, pork, beef, herbs and bean sprouts please patrons who sit on small stools and happily eat a bowl – or two. Hoang Hung reports. Ha Noi, Old Quarter, banh da tron ingredients, mien xao dishes…

The cyclo listed in 30 most unique modes of transport in the world

The cyclo listed in 30 most unique modes of transport in the world

The website Boredpanda (USA) has published the list of 30 most unique modes of transport in the world, including the cyclo in Viet Nam. Considered as development from rickshaw – a popular vehicle in Ha Noi and Sai Gon in the 19th century, the…