Central city develops souvenir business

Souvenir business in the central city of Da Nang has strongly developed in recent years. The business has created jobs for local people and helped lure more tourists to the city, Da Nang Today reported. The Quang Huy Handicrafts Production Company in Cam Le District is a typical example. Apart from expanding its space and creating more job opportunities for local people, the company now produces various tourism products. Amongst them, the hand-made wooden items depicting the Dragon Bridge are … [Read more...]

Traditional music delights audiences at Hue Festival

At the programme (huefestival.com) Nhan Dan/VNA - The ongoing Hue Festival in the central province of Thua Thien–Hue offered visitors a feast of traditional music on the evening of April 16. Pieces of Vietnam’s traditional music were performed during the Am sac Viet (Vietnamese Timbre) programme at Dien Tho Palace inside Hue city’s Imperial Citadel. Local artists performed pieces in the styles of Hue singing and ca tru (ceremonial singing), while those from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...]

Hue Festival offers feast of traditional music

The ongoing Hue Festival in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue offered visitors a feast of traditional music in the evening of April 16. A performance at the "Am sac Huong Binh" (Photo: VNA) Examples of Vietnam's traditional music were staged during "Am sac Viet" (Vietnamese Timbre) programme at Dien Tho Palace inside Hue city's Imperial Citadel. Local artists performed pieces of the Hue singing and ca tru (ceremonial singing) while those from Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City performed … [Read more...]

Festival honoring Lang Co Bay to come

(TITC) - In response to Hue Festival 2014 and heading towards the 5th anniversary of Lang Co Bay’s recognition as the beautiful bay of the world (2009), from May 24-25 2014, "Lang Co – the world’s most beautiful bay" festival will take place in Lang Co Town, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien-Hue Province. The event under the theme "Lang Co- Love Song of Beach Town" will be held by the Phu Loc District People's Committee in the coordination with Thua Thien Hue Department of Culture, Sports and … [Read more...]

Helicopter tours to En Cave launched

Oxalis, an adventure-tour operator, and Northern Helicopter Company launched helicopter tours to En Cave in Phong Nha—Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province. Each tour has a capacity of 20 customers costing VND 3-6 million per person. En Cave is the world's third largest cave. The largest cave found in the world is Son Doong in Quang Binh Province and the second largest is Deer Cave in Malaysia. En Cave in Phong Nha—Ke Bang National Park (Photo: Sggp) … [Read more...]

Vietnamese doctors save foreign tourist allegedly attacked by fish

Kalinina Oxana, a Russian tourist, receives treatment at a hospital in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, after she was paralyzed by a spinal cord injury allegedly caused by a shark / PHOTO COURTESY OF TUOI TRE Doctors saved the life a Russian woman who was left paralyzed after an attacked by a yet-to-be-identified creature in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, where fishermen have recently caught many sharks. Kalinina Oxana, 44, suffered severe neck and spinal cord injuries in … [Read more...]

Vietnam doctors save Russian allegedly attacked by fish

Doctors have saved the life of a Russian woman who was left paralyzed after being attacked by a needlefish in while she was swimming in Vietnam's resort beach town of Nha Trang. Kalinina Oxana, 44, suffered severe neck and spinal cord injuries in the waters off Hon Chong, an island of the famous beach town Nha Trang, and was hospitalized on Sunday, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported Wednesday. She could not move her limbs or urinate after the incident. After a seven-and-half-hour operation at … [Read more...]

Over 21,600 foreigners flock to Vietnam’s ongoing Hue Festival

By the end of last Sunday, 49,181 tourists, including 21,604 foreigners, arrived in Hue to join the 2014 Hue Festival, which opened last Saturday and closes on April 20, the festival’s organizer announced at the April 14 press conference. According to Ngo Hoa, head of the festival’s organizing board, the international tourists come from over 100 countries and territories. Most hail from France, Thailand, Australia, the UK, the U.S., and Japan. The total number of tourists this year is higher … [Read more...]

Vietnam Airlines offers special promotions for domestic routes

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is offering a promotion on some domestic routes from April 15-29. Vietnam Airlines offers cheap fares on local routes. (Photo: KK) One-way tickets for routes between HCMC and Buon Ma Thuot will be VND 499,000, HCMC to Da Lat will cost VND599,000, HCMC to Vinh and Hanoi to Da Lat will be VND999,000. Tax not included in the prices. The special rates will be applicable for flights departing from April 15 to May 19. Vietnam Airlines also announced that … [Read more...]

Construction of nuclear center in Da Lat unready

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Science and Technology and the authorities of Lam Dong Province have not been able to reach a consensus on the construction of a nuclear science and technology center in Da Lat City. The Prime Minister will make a decision on this project.A sketch of the Da Lat Center for Nuclear Science and Technology.The Institute of Da Lat Nuclear Research, with a reactor located in the center of the resort city of Da Lat, is expected to cease operations within the next 10 … [Read more...]