Revival of royal ceremony attracts large crowds of spectators
On March 24, tens of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists attended a special royal ceremony named Xa Tac, which was traditionally dedicated to the Earth (Xa) and Cereal (Tac) Gods and has been revived in the former imperial capital of Hue.
Vietnam Culture Week held in France
Vietnamese Culture Week is being held in Lion, France, from March 16-20.
Hanoi, Luang Prabang discuss tourism cooperation
Linking Hanoi to Laos’ Luang Prabang Province through tourism was the main theme of a seminar held by the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Luang Prabang province’s…
Vietnam attends Moscow international travel and tourism exhibition
Thirteen Vietnamese companies have joined 3,000 travel businesses worldwide at the 16th Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) in Russia from March 18-21.
UK cruise liner visits Halong   (Mar 16, 2009)
UK cruise liner visits Halong
Nearly 1,900 international tourists were aboard the Arcadia, the second largest cruise ship in the British owned P&O cruise fleet when it docked in Halong on March 15.
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Solah song and dance ensemble performed at a traditional music exchange in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on March 14.
Quan The Am Festival opens in Danang City
Quan The Am-Ngu Hanh Son Festival 2009, the annual festival of Quan The Am Pagoda on the Kim Son-Ngu Hanh Son Mountain in the central city of Danang, opened on March 13.
A music gala night was held for ethic minorities in Central Highlands Lam Dong Province on March 12.
International tourists flock to southern cities
The Bermuda-flagged cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, dropped anchor at the PTSC Phu My Port on March 11, bringing 2,600 foreign tourists and a 1,100-strong crew from Thailand to southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.
Vietnam, China talk tourism cooperation
Vietnam’s localities and  Yunnan Province discussed ways to boost tourism in talks held in Vietnam’s northern Lao Cai Province on March 10.
Lai Chau ready for regional cultural festival
The mountainous province of Lai Chau has completed preparations for the 11th cultural, sport and tourism festival for ethnic groups in the northwestern region from March 28-31, 2009.
Park Hyatt saigon named “World’s best hotel in Asia” 2008
Park Hyatt Saigon has been voted “World’s Best Hotel in Asia” in the 13th Annual World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey conducted by Travel + Leisure, the US’s leading luxury travel and lifestyle magazine.
Vietnam, Laos promote cultural cooperation
Vietnam and Laos signed a cooperative agreement on culture and art in the 2009-2012 period in Hanoi on March 5.
Giant sapphire Buddha statue welcomed
A sapphire statue of Buddha, which is nearly 3.5m in height, 4,650kg in weight, will be introduced at the Goddess of Mercy Festival 2009 in the central city of Danang from March 13-15.
Vietnamese foods month kicks off in Beijing
Nearly 200 guests attended the launch of a Vietnamese foods month at Westin Hotel in the Chinese capital of Beijing on March 2.