Big Japan travel firms to survey Vietnam

Two Japanese tourists in ao dai (traditional Vietnamese attire) are seen standing in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in HCMC - Photo: Minh Khue

Dao Loan Vu The Binh, vice chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), said the association's representative office in Japan is finalizing preparations for members of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) to survey the Vietnamese market. … [Read more...]

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Proposal on visa extension for Russian visitors

(VOV) - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 24 asked the Prime Minister to extend visa exemption from 15 days to 30 days for Russian visitors. The move aims to facilitate Russian tourists' travelling to Vietnam, helping increase the frequency of tourism activities. Earlier, the Prime Minister decided on unilateral visa exemption for citizens from seven countries for 15 days, including Japan, the Republic of Korea (in 2004), Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden (in 2005) and … [Read more...]

Proposal for extension of visa exemption for Russian visitors

(VOV) - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 24 asked the Prime Minister to extend visa exemption from 15 days to 30 days for Russian visitors. The move aims to facilitate Russian tourists' travelling to Vietnam, helping increase the frequency of tourism activities. Earlier, the Prime Minister decided on unilateral visa exemption for citizens from seven countries for 15 days, including Japan, the Republic of Korea (in 2004), Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden (in 2005) and … [Read more...]

Culture – tourism week features minority groups of M’nong plateau

Performances feature the culture of Central Highlands groups. (Photo: baodaknong.org.vn)

(VOVworld) - A culture and tourism week featuring cultural identities of ethnic groups living in the M'nong plateau is underway in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong as part of the 2014 National Tourism Year. After the opening ceremony, visitors were treated to performances of the M'nong people's gong, folk songs, and dances. Artisans showcased their traditional rituals to worship the Genies to welcome the New Year and bracelet giving ritual to pray for good health. Luan Thi Kieu is a … [Read more...]

ICHO 2014 delegation visit Hung Kings temple

The delegation at Hung temple (Source: baophutho.vn)

On July 23, more than 300 local teachers and teachers from more than 70 other countries and territories who were participants in the 46th international Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO 2014) in Hanoi, visited the Hung Kings temple in Viet Tri city, the northern midland province of Phu Tho. At the temple, teachers and students studied the national history, Vietnamese people, Hung Kings worshipping and the Hung temple festival. This was not only an opportunity to popularize the tradition of patriotism … [Read more...]

Thua Thien-Hue targets green urban transport system

Authorities of central Thua Thien-Hue province are working hard to implement a cooperation project on a master plan for developing a green urban transport system in Hue city and surrounding areas. Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Cao on July 23 had a working session with representatives from the Asia Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea to discuss financial and technical cooperation in the project. As … [Read more...]

Students in culture universities receive exempted tuition fee

The Prime Minister decided to give incentive to students who study traditional arts in universities and colleges with programs in cultural studies and related programs. Accordingly, in the academic year 2014-2015, university and college students following traditional studies and related program in state-run or private facilities will receive tuition fee exemption as well as bonus. Cultural studies include bandsman for tradition drama, instrumentalist for Hue traditional folks and don ca tai tu … [Read more...]

Managing and protecting world natural heritage of Ha Long bay

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(Cinet) - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has had Document No.2296/BVHTTDL-DSVH sending Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee to manage and protect World Natural Heritage-Ha Long bay. … [Read more...]

Vietnam province suggests Medal of Labor for British caving expert

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The north-central Quang Binh Province authorities have proposed that State President Truong Tan Sang confer a Medal of Labor on Howard Limbert, an expert from the British Caving Association, for his great contribution to introducing Vietnamese caves to the world. The province's Emulation and Reward Commission has also suggested that the same honor - the Medal of Labor, Class 3 - be given to Ho Khanh, 45, a Vietnamese colleague of the British expert in their exploration of caves in Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Vietnam in idyllic photos in 1989

Transporting caramic jars on a river

(VOV) - American photographer David Alan Harvey has travelled the length and breadth of Vietnam to capture idyllic moments of local people's daily life during 1989 period. Int'l students tour Bat Trang ceramic craft village Close-up images of fishing boat in distress in Binh Thuan Thanh Tien paper flowers village in Hue … [Read more...]