Free wifi available for tourists during Huong Pagoda Festival

Free wifi available for tourists during Huong Pagoda Festival

Free wifi service will be available for tourists during Huong Pagoda Festival, which is scheduled to open on February 13. The festival, the longest-such event in the country, is held annually from the sixth day of the first lunar month throughout the third lunar…

Abundant air tickets available

Abundant air tickets available

Domestic airlines have launched promotional ticket fares and increased the number of flights to serve the increasing demand on the occasion of the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday. Director of Nam Phuong Travel Phan Manh Tung said the volume of domestic airline tickets was…

Fansipan tour canceled because of snow and frost

Fansipan tour canceled because of snow and frost

Director of the Hoang Lien National Park, located in Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces, has asked travel agencies to cancel mountaineering tours, including the tour to Fansipan – the roof of Indochina – from January 23 through 27 because of bad weather. According…

Top 10 highlights of tourism sector announced

Top 10 highlights of tourism sector announced

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) on January 15 announced it’s list of the top 10 tourism activities and events in 2015. 1. Celebration of the 55th anniversary of Vietnam’s tourism sector (19960 – 2015) The celebration was a significant landmark to review…

Ambassadors to Vietnam invited to visit Son Doong Cave

Ambassadors to Vietnam invited to visit Son Doong Cave

Ambassadors to Vietnam will be invited to visit one of the world’s largest cave – Son Doong – in the central province of Quang Binh in May 2016. The tour is a cultural diplomatic activity co-held by the Foreign Ministry, the Vietnam National Commission…

Hoi An provides free tickets for all on Friday

Hoi An provides free tickets for all on Friday

The central city of Hoi An will provide free ticket for tourists visiting the ancient town tomorrow, Friday, on the occasion of the Heritage Day and the 16th anniversary of Hoi An’s recognition as a world heritage city by UNESCO. The city said many…

Hanoi’s old quarter street food

Hanoi’s old quarter street food

Cha Ca La Vong (fried fish), Bun Cha Hang Manh (rice noodle with grilled pork), Banh Duc Le Ngoc Han (cake made from ground rice and peanuts) and Banh Cuon Hang Ga (steamed rice pancakes rolled with pork and mushroom) are just a few…

TripAdvisor – Hanoi among top 10 world’s best destinations

TripAdvisor – Hanoi among top 10 world’s best destinations

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has announced its 2015 Travelers’ Choice has announced its 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations. This year’s awards honour 469 top travel destinations worldwide including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East,…

Young trio tries to make Saigon shopping tourist-friendly

Young trio tries to make Saigon shopping tourist-friendly

Mai Cam Linh took her Indonesian boss to a cloth shop in Ben Thanh Market and ordered a piece similar to one just bought by a group of Vietnamese customers. But they were charged three times more. “Foreigners pay different prices,” the shop owner…

Hanoi’s old coffee house

Hanoi’s old coffee house

Recently, I took a field trip to Hanoi where I had an opportunity to explore many interesting things. In my experience, the most amazing way to discover Hanoi’s unique culture is not to visit its museums or move around its streets or drop by…

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