Excavation sheds light into VN history

Platform to Heaven: The centre of the excavation site, believed to be where the platform to offer sacrifices to Heaven was located.

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts highlight the necessity of preserving an ancient monument that represented a claim for Vietnamese independence. An ancient spiritual monument was found at a site where the new Parliament House in Ha Noi is being constructed. … [Read more...]

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U.S. television makes film about Phong Nha-Ke Bang caves

Travel Channel will air a TV report on En and Tu Lan Caves in Quang Binh Province (Photo: SGGP)

The management board of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park on December 20 said that U.S. Travel Channel has finished a TV report exploring the imposing landscape of caves on Ke Bang Limestone Mountain and surrounding areas. The channel has filmed En Cave--the third largest cave in the world and Tu Lan Cave in the north central province of Quang Binh. … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta among 10 best-value destinations of 2015

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Vietnam's Mekong Delta has been chosen among 10 best-value destinations of 2015 by Rough Guides, a British publisher of travel and reference guides. The criteria include money saving, worth to experience, and the ability of travelers to integrate, and explore the daily life and culture of local people. … [Read more...]

Russia economic gloom hurts VN tourism

Russian tourists in Binh Thuan.

The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia. On December 16, the Russian central bank raised its key interest rate to 17 per cent from 10.5 per cent and the ruble fell beyond 60 to the dollar. … [Read more...]

A look back at 2014 int’l mentions on Vietnam’s tourism, cuisine

Vietnam among best places to visit in 2015: Fodor’s  British newspaper chooses Vietnam as one of world’s best countries for travel  The country as a whole

Vietnam’s landscapes, resorts and cuisine have been honored multiple times during 2014 by international travel websites and organizations. Tuoi Tre News offers several of them for review. 1. Vietnam ranks 20th on the Fodor’s Go List 2015 released on December 16. … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 21

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Enjoy your breakfast while reading these brief news items on Tuoi Tre News today, December 21, 2014 - A submarine called Ho Chi Minh emerged on Saturday morning at Cam Ranh military port in central Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa Province to welcome a delegation from Ho Chi Minh City. The visit marks the 70th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the 25th All People’s Defence Day on December 22. … [Read more...]

Vietnam among best places to visit in 2015: Fodor’s

A rice paddy in the Mekong Delta. Photo: fodors.com

Vietnam is one of the world’s best countries to visit next year, according to a U.S. travel site. th on the Fodor’s Go List 2015 released on Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Good essay on Ho Chi Minh City wins first prize

Deputy Editor in chief of Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper Ly Viet Trung (L) and the winners (Photo: Gia Linh)

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper held an award ceremony for the English writing contest themed 'Describe Your Experiences with Festivals and Travel Destinations in Vietnam" at SGGP Newspaper’s office on December 20. The contest was launched by Sai Gon Giai Phong in May and after nearly seven months of launch the organizational board received more than 20 essays of students and foreigners. … [Read more...]

Vietnam confiscates tonnes of dead endangered sea turtles, again

>> Vietnam police seeking ring behind 4.4 tonnes of confiscated dead turtles

Up to eight tonnes of dead endangered sea turtles have been seized in central Vietnam where over four tonnes of the same wildlife were confiscated a month ago. A team of police and inspectors found 7-8 tonnes of dead sea turtles in four warehouses when they carried out a sudden inspection at the house of Vu Thi Hai Thanh in Nha Trang City – the capital of Khanh Hoa Province in the south-central region – on Friday. … [Read more...]

Hanoi Restaurants and Café with Most Attractive Décor on 2015 Christmas

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The Hanoitimes - Tourists to Hanoi should not miss the chance to sip Christmas atmosphere by visiting these lovely cafes. 1. The Coffee Inn Phan Chu Trinh … [Read more...]