Rule relaxed for foreigners to visit Can Gio

Rule relaxed for foreigners to visit Can Gio

Travel firms arranging tours for international cruise passengers to Can Gio Biosphere Reserve in the district of the same name in HCMC will send the list of visitors to the district authorities one day before arrival. The relaxing of the rule was confirmed by…

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…

Recycled coffee shop

Recycled coffee shop

Recycled construction is not new as makeshift offices or houses made from pre-used shipping containers can be seen at a lot of construction sites around HCMC. But a café built with two containers supplemented with wooden and glass windows and doors might be a…

Tour retraces a classic novel

Tour retraces a classic novel

When I visited Nhan Hau Village, I felt I was walking into the pages of Chi Pheo, the Vietnamese literature classic about northern farmers in colonial-feudal society. Just as author Nam Cao (1915-51) found inspiration in the lives of villagers to write the story,…

Touring Saigon at Tet

Touring Saigon at Tet

During Tet (the traditional Lunar New Year holiday), Saigon is always different as its streets are not as crowded as usual and one can see beautiful flowers, fruits, ornamental trees and revelers with beautiful clothes and smiling faces. In case your schedule for Tet…

Who rules the kitchen in Vietnam? A woman, and her two husbands

Who rules the kitchen in Vietnam? A woman, and her two husbands

Every house has a kitchen; every kitchen has its gods. And you’d better treat them well, because they are guardian angels/special agents sent from heaven. Vietnamese people adore their Kitchen Gods. They have a day just for them during the busy Tet festival. On…

Vietnamese conical hat honoured by UK magazine

Vietnamese conical hat honoured by UK magazine

Vietnam’s conical hats, or non la, have been featured as one of the impressive traditional costumes around the globe by British travel guidebook Rough Guides. According to the magazine, Vietnam is home to an extraordinary wealth of traditional clothing, with the most elaborate outfits…

Vietnam plans unilateral visa waiver for more nations

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Vietnam is considering offering unilateral visa exemptions for more countries and simplifying visa procedures in order to woo more international visitors. The Prime Minister has told the Ministry of Public Security and relevant agencies to propose a list of new countries whose residents can…

Canadian Food Festival promotes best products to Vietnamese consumers

Canadian Food Festival promotes best products to Vietnamese consumers

The 2014 Canadian Food Festival will be held in Ha Noi from December 16 to January 14 with the aim of promoting its best products to Vietnamese consumers. The announcement was made by Canadian Ambassador to Viet Nam David Devine in Ha Noi on…