Untapped UNESCO potential

Untapped UNESCO potential

Vietnam has 17 UNESCO-recognised sites and heritages. This reflects the beauty of Vietnam’s natural landscape and the richness of its culture. These 17 UNESCO-recognised heritages are scattered throughout Vietnam. Hue’s Ancient Citadel was recognised by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1993….

Quang Ninh vows to ensure safety for tourists in Ha Long Bay

Quang Ninh vows to ensure safety for tourists in Ha Long Bay

The northern province of Quang Ninh is taking all possible measures to ensure absolute safety for tourists when visiting the locality, home to UNESCO-recognised world natural heritage Ha Long Bay, affirmed Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Quang Tung. Firefighting efforts for…

Air France plans direct service to HCMC in November

Air France plans direct service to HCMC in November

Air France, a founding member of the global aviation alliance SkyTeam, is working on a plan to resume full non-stop services between Paris and HCMC in November this year. The European carrier plans three weekly services on the HCMC-Paris run, using Boeing 747-400 planes,…

Film about Son Doong Cave wins American award

Film about Son Doong Cave wins American award

The documentary about Son Doong, the world’s largest cave in Quang Binh province in central Vietnam, produced by ABC (USA) network for the TV program Good Morning America won “The New York City Drone Film Festival” award in the category of “information and documentation”….

US Assistant Secretary of State to explore Son Doong Cave

US Assistant Secretary of State to explore Son Doong Cave

Mr. Tom Malinowski will join eight foreign ambassadors in Vietnam on avtour of the world’s largest cave Son Doong, in the central province of Quang Binh, this May. US Assistant Secretary of State to explore Son Doong Cave, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour,…

‘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…