Glimpsing colours of Tet

Glimpsing colours of Tet

Tet has yet to come, but the smell of it lingers in alleys throughout the country. For Vietnamese people, no holiday is as significant as Tet. It’s an occasion for family reunions, for worshipping the ancestors, for taking a once-a-year rest – and for…

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…

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…

Discovering Ban Gioc Waterfall and Saigon-Ban Gioc Resort

Discovering Ban Gioc Waterfall and Saigon-Ban Gioc Resort

The newly inaugurated four-star Saigon-Ban Gioc Resort in the northern upland province of Cao Bang boasts fine accommodations and a magnificent natural landscape. First four-star hotel in Ban Gioc Waterfall area Saigon-Ban Gioc Resort by Ban Gioc Waterfall, which is one of the most…

Ho Chi Minh City rolls out digital tourist info stations

Ho Chi Minh City rolls out digital tourist info stations

Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City can now search for where to go and what to do at a brand new tourist assistance station downtown. The station, in front of the Opera House, has a touch screen of 47 inches that can connect to…

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…

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