‘Can’ cake – a must-try dish for visitors to Ninh Thuan

‘Can’ cake – a must-try dish for visitors to Ninh Thuan

Can’ Cake is a popular cake in Ninh Thuan that originated from the Cham community. The cake is made from rice powder and steamed on soil stoves. These stoves are produced in Bau Truc, with 10 -15 small holes to cook the cake in….

15-year-old wooden boat ban in Ha Long Bay sparks outcry from local firms

15-year-old wooden boat ban in Ha Long Bay sparks outcry from local firms

Tour boat operators on Vietnam’s heritage-listed Ha Long Bay are outraged at a move by local authorities to ban about 25 percent of vessels from working the waters, a move that will cost thousands of jobs. Quang Ninh authorities to tighten grips on wooden…

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…

AirAsia launches Penang – Ho Chi Minh City direct flights

AirAsia launches Penang – Ho Chi Minh City direct flights

Malaysian low-cost airline – AirAsia has conducted a direct flight between Malaysia’s Penang city and Viet Nam’s HCM City. The direct air route has four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It departs from HCM City at 1.35 pm (local time) and…

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…

“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,…

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