Hai Van pass, one of world’s outstanding scenic drives

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UK magazine, The Guardian, has listed Hai Van pass in Vietnam as among the top 10 outstanding scenic drives in the world. Hai Van pass has an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on the National Highway 1 on the border between Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Nang city. The pass is an approximately 21 kilometers long mountain pass and comprises a series of hairpin turns, steep inclines and breath-taking vistas. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500m above sea level). The … [Read more...]

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Innovation and Creativity: Driving Force for Sustainable Development

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After nearly 10 years doing business in Hoa Binh province, An Thinh Hoa Binh Real Estate Joint Stock Company has left remarkable imprints in urban and industrial infrastructure construction. Its Luong Son Industrial Park is a bright spot in investment attraction in Hoa Binh province. But for more than a year now, An Thinh Hoa Binh decided to invest in a new trend. Vietnam Business Forum interviewed Mr Vu Duy Bong, Chairman of An Thinh Hoa Binh Real Estate Joint Stock Company and Member of VCCI … [Read more...]

200 artisans to join festival honoring 40 Vietnamese traditional crafts

Young performers are pictured during the dance. Photo:  Tuoi Tre     Foreign tourists impressed with the performance. Photo:  Tuoi Tre

The quintessence of Vietnamese traditional crafts will be honored during a five-day festival scheduled to kick off tomorrow, April 28, in the central city of Hue. Around 200 artisans who pursue 40 traditional crafts across Vietnam will gather at the sixth biennial 2015 Hue Traditional Craft Festival, themed "Tinh hoa nghề Việt" (Quintessence of Vietnamese craft) and which runs until May 2. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 27/4

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Documentary shines light on Vietnamese reunification The liberation of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975 was recounted to an Argentinean audiences as a special documentary was screened by the country’s CBA24N media on April 25. The struggle for reunification was highlighted, with the programme highlighting the historic roles played by late President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap and the Communist Party in the national fight for independence. Vietnam’s rapid innovation and … [Read more...]

Vietnam alters plan to host 2016 Asian Beach Games to practice thrift

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Vietnam has made some changes in its plan to host the 2016 Asian Beach Games (ABG) in a way that the biannual event will be economically held, the government website said Sunday, citing the Prime Minister’s ruling. While the Southeast Asian country previously announced that the ABG will take place in three localities, namely Binh Thuan and Khanh Hoa provinces in the south-central, and the central city of Da Nang, the latter will now be the only location for competitions. … [Read more...]

HCM City plans Reunification Day party

Marching for the Reunification Day (Photo: VNA)

Streets and parks in Ho Chi Minh City will be alive with festivities in celebration of Reunification Day (April 30). A special cultural programme at the park in front of the Reunification Palace on Le Duan Street in District 1 is expected to include 4,000 amateur and professional performers on April 30. … [Read more...]

Ham Rong Mountain among world’s top 8 stunning sunsets

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(VOV) -Ham Rong Mountain of the majestic Hoang Lien Son Range in northern Lao Cai province’s Sapa district has been listed among top 8 stunning sunsets in the world, according to the US’ Huffington Post newspaper. "The sun sets over the mountain range across the valley, and the fading light paints the town and surrounding area with an array of colour", says the newspaper. The Huffington Post also notes that visitors have to pay about VND70,000 (US$3.25) for access to the mountain … [Read more...]

Opening Da Nang City sightseeing tour by helicopter

(TITC) - Da Nang City sightseeing tour by helicopter from the height of 500m was official launched on 24 April in Nuoc Man Airport, Da Nang City. Vietnam TravelMART Joint Stock Company signed the contract with Central Viet Nam Helicopter Company (under Viet Nam Helicopter Corporation) to become the exclusive agency to promote and sell this tour. With this tour, tourists will have chance to admire the charming sceneries of Da Nang City from above such as Non Nuoc Landscapes, Han River, Tran Thi … [Read more...]

Vietnam locales offer tourist delights for Reunification Day holiday

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Apart from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, more provinces and cities have geared up to welcome tourists for the Reunification Day holiday, while some others have launched new helicopter tours and airplane routes to facilitate sightseeing and travel. The combined Hung Kings’ Death Anniversary, Reunification Day, and Labor Day holiday will last from Tuesday to Sunday next week. … [Read more...]

HCM City makes plans for Reunification Day party

Streets and parks in HCM City will be alive with festivities in celebration of Reunification Day (April 30). A special cultural programme at the park in front of the Reunification Palace on Le Duan Street in District 1 is expected to include 4,000 amateur and professional performers on April 30. The outdoors event titled Dat Nuoc Tron Niem Vui (Joyful Country), organised by the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and its partners, will include dozens of music and theatre … [Read more...]