Now is best time to see ripening rice fields in northern Vietnam

Now is best time to see ripening rice fields in northern Vietnam

Terraced fields in the mountainous provinces in northern Vietnam will start showing gorgeous colors in September and October when the harvest season comes. This is the time travelers flock to the locations to take photos of the yellow ripening fields. Due to the steep…

Visiting Bac Ha – the white plateau

Visiting Bac Ha – the white plateau

Following National Highway 70 which lies by imposingly high mountains of the northern province of Lao Cai, we arrived in Bac Ha District, which is known by the name “white plateau.” Coming to Bac Ha, most tourists visit the market session of Mong ethnic…

The perfect trip: Vietnam

The perfect trip: Vietnam

From the island-studded seas of the north to the meandering waterways of the south, Vietnam is a country defined by the diversity of its land and the generosity of its people. Halong Bay: Best for coast Once upon a time, a friendly dragon lived…

Nha Trang to open night beach

Nha Trang to open night beach

Khanh Hoa province authorities have decided to organize a night beach in front of Hotel 32-34 Tran Phu Road. Nha Trang City’s Chairman Le Huy Toan said this project has been assigned to TD Joint Stock Company and related agencies to implement on a…

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…

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…

Da Nang cracks down on beach litter

Da Nang cracks down on beach litter

The central city will penalise persons for littering on beaches as a pilot plan to improve civic behaviour in public places and promote a clean and safe environment this year. As per the plan, warnings or fines of VND50,000 to VND100,000 (US$2.4- $4.8) will…

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…

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