Vietnam Airlines discounts up to 70 pct for int’l flights

The information was released at a seminar introducing the airlines’ services and products held in Quang Ninh province on July 26. The airline will discount 50 to 70 percent off normal airfares during the promotion for international services departing from...

Six tourism clusters planned for Hanoi

The tourism cluster in the city centre is focused on cultural and historical sight-seeing, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Museum and Relic Complex inside the Presidential Palace, as well as the One-pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, the 36 ancient streets of...

Vietnam to host int’l hot air balloon festival

According to the VNExpress website, 30 balloons of various shapes, including a golden cat and a dragon fruit, will be operated by pilots  from countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Thailand. The performances were scheduled for 6-7 a.m. and from 5...

Visiting Thuan Hung paper cake craft village

Located on the road to Thot Not District on National Road 91 traveling for about 10 kilometers you will discover that Tan Loi 3, Tan Phu and Tan Thanh hamlets in Thuan Hung Commune, Thot Not District have more than 300 paper cake producers. A Paper cake is a kind of...

Saigon’s night markets

Night markets have become Saigon’s specialty. Night markets are not luxurious like shopping malls but are still attracts visitors for its abundance of goods with remarkable prices. People go to night markets not only for shopping but also for enjoying traditional...

Seeing Saigon on three wheels

Every day on this job, guests come to me asking, “What are the must-try experiences in Ho Chi Minh City?” I sometimes point them toward one of the city’s grandly conceived buildings – you know the type: vaulted ceiling, entrance fee, souvenir shop – but more often...

Phu Quoc island a paradise of pearls, sunsets and surprises

The tear-shaped island is part of Kien Giang Province, which lies 45km from Ha Tien and 120km from Rach Gia. It stretches 50km from north to south and 25km from east to west at its widest. Having been to Ko Samui in Thailand, I understood why my friends always said...

Cultural activities mark ‘National Tourism Year 2012’

  All the cultural activities aim to promote tourism in the country and lure domestic and international tourists. – 13th ASEAN International Open Chess Tournament will take place in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from June 10 to 19. Participants will be...

Ho Chi Minh City begins 100 Exciting Things tourism campaign

According to the organizers, the city’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and association of tourism, a voting phase will run through July 30 on both paper, available for tourists and experts at city tourism spots, and online. Votes can be cast at...

Lang Co: Pride of the central coast

Last month, Lang Co inspired the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club to make it the club’s 30th member. It’s the third Vietnamese bay to join the club, the other two being Ha Long and Nha Trang bays. The other new members this year are Pemba Bay in Mozambique and...

Vietnam recognizes nine sea and island records

The recognition was an effort to promote the natural features and products of the nation’s seas and islands to local and international visitors, the organization said in a statement. Tra Co Beach in Quang Ninh Province is recognized as the longest beach,...

Don’t miss Mun Island off Nha Trang

There are a couple of things which visitors are advised to do when they arrive there but most popular are seeing corals on board a glass-bottom boat, scuba diving and snorkeling. Tourists can hire a speedboat to get to the island, south of the picturesque Nha Trang...