Quang Ninh holds exhibition on World Cultural Heritage sites in Vietnam

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand firms mull 3-country tour package by sea

Two groups of travel companies from Cambodia and Thailand started Thursday a study trip in the Vietnamese southern province of Kien Giang to prepare for the launch of a new package through three countries by sea travel. The Thai delegation includes tour organizers from Trat, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, and Rayong, while travel firms from Kep, KoKong, Sihanouk, and KamPot are in the Cambodian group. … [Read more...]

Ha Long hosts photo and souvenir exhibition

(VOV) - A photo and souvenir exhibition opened in Quang Ninh Museum in Ha Long City on October 31 as part of activities to celebrate 20 years of Ha Long Bay being recognised as a world natural heritage by UNESCO (December 17). On display are a World heritage photo collection, 8 photos on Vietnam's world heritage sites, 90 best photos selected from a fine art photo contest and 8 best souvenir products chosen from a souvenir production contest on Ha Long Bay. On December 17, 1994, UNESCO … [Read more...]

100 Vietnam heritage photos exhibited in Nha Trang city

Photo on Hoi An ancient town in flood season by Ngo Thanh Minh

On October 30th, Vietnam Heritage Magazine opened an exhibition in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa, to introduce 100 outstanding photos which were selected from more than 4,400 entries to the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2014. This is in the series of exhibitions in 16 provinces and cities nationwide to mark the 10th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (Nov.23, 2014). Earlier, such exhibition was held in Ho Chi Minh city. The exhibition will be held in the … [Read more...]

Jetstar Pacific runs new routes


New routes, including Ho Chi Minh City-Singapore and Hanoi-Vinh have been put into operation by Vietnamese low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific on October 27. The Ho Chi Minh City-Singapore route will be operational with four weekly flights using 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. … [Read more...]

Vietnam expects to welcome 1million Russian visitors by 2020

Russian tourists often book for long period stay in Vietnam -Photo: SGGP

Websites of Khanh Hoa Department of Tourism, Culture & Sport and Ninh Thuan Tourism Promotion Center have recently been set up Russian version because they both said that the central provinces of Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan have recently become two destinations to attract much more than Russian tourists. As of resorts, hotels or restaurants in Binh Thuan province have also added Russian language into their menu and changed even their signboard by English into Russian. As many as international and … [Read more...]

Landslide threatens Hoi An ancient city

Seawater has swallowed Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An (Photo: SGGP)

Landslide has threatened to sweep away a street in Hoi An ancient town, which was recognized as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1999, in the central province of Quang Nam. The city including three main streets is located in the lower reaches of Thu Bon River. Bach Dang Street closed to Hoai River, a tributary of Thu Bon, is regularly inundated during the flood and storm season. … [Read more...]

UNESCO applauds Ha Long Bay preservation board


(VOV) -On the 20th anniversary of Ha Long Bay's recognition as a World Natural Heritage site (1994-2014), Katherine Muller-Marine, chief representative of UNESCO in Vietnam, has nothing but high praise for the management board. "In recent years, the board has made exceptional progress in conserving the bay, and has taken great care to manage the negative risks that tourism, construction and aquaculture pose," Muller-Marine said. They have also done a remarkable job at managing the risks … [Read more...]

HCM City suspends safety-tip leaflets to foreign tourists

VietNamNet Bridge - A police official said leaflets containing safety tips for foreigners will be suspended by the HCMC Police Bureau, following a complaint made by someone. On October 23, leaflets with the title "Prevention is better than a cure" were handed out to foreign tourists by police in Pham Ngu Lao Ward (area for foreign backpackers), District 1, Ho Chi Minh City to provide them with tips to ensure their safety in the city. … [Read more...]

Enjoying Sapa budget-minded diner’s way

A street vendor prepares many grilled dishes in Sapa Town

VietNamNet Bridge - There are high-quality touring services available when one visits Sapa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, there are many high-priced things in the mist-enveloped town for ones to empty their pockets, and there are also top-notch accommodation facilities there for well-to-do tourists. However, to really enjoy the nature-blessed town, most visitors to Sapa often choose the opposite way around. In this regard, roadside food vendors there offer budget-conscious … [Read more...]