Phan Thiet - a place to explore and stay in
Visitors to new places often remember them because of beautiful landscapes and local specialties.
Dong Xuan Market Past and Present
The renowned Dong Xuan Market in downtown Hanoi has long been a favorite place for Hanoians and Vietnamese and foreign visitors to the city to shop.
Collectors donate relics to Hue historical museum
Private collectors donated 133 valuable relics to Hue’s Museum of History and Revolution last Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 2008.
The epic tale of "The Descendant of Mon Man" (The Descendant of the Fairy and the Dragon), a cultural cooperation project between Finland and Vietnam, debuted in Hanoi on Nov. 25th, 2008.
Pop and dance tunes dominate Ho Chi Minh City’s entertainment scene but traditional music is finally getting its due with a “cai luong” (reformed opera) show this week.
A photography competition with the theme of “Climate change: impacts on our lives” was launched in Hanoi on Nov. 25, 2008 by the Vietnamese Photographers’ Association and the EC Delegation in Vietnam.
Culture ship to berth in HCM City
The Nippon Maru, a ship that set sail from Japan carrying 328 youth ambassadors from Japan and the 10 member nations of the ASEAN grouping at the end of October, will dock at HCM City's Sai Gon Port tomorrow, Nov. 26th, 2008.
Travel agencies put their products on year-end sale
Travel agencies in the city have dropped their prices for both domestic and foreign tours to lure more customers during the last weeks of the year.
Artisans to decorate streets for flower festival
There will be a frenzy of flowers at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi next month, as craftsmen take over the centre with their artistic and floral creations.
Thang Long site delights archeologists
Archeologists, historians and administrators from Vietnam, Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, Belgium and Italy participated in an international workshop in Hanoi on Nov. 24, 2008 which focused on the huge cultural and historical value of the Thang Long-Hanoi Royal Citadel.
Long Bien Bridge as seen through film makers’ lenses
Three documentary films about Long Bien Bridge’s revitalized image, produced by Vietnamese and Danish film-makers are to be screened at the Hanoi National Cinema Centre on November 30, 2008.
UNESCO to assist preservation of Hue world heritage site
UNESCO has stated its willingness to continue assisting Vietnam in preserving the tangible and intangible values of Hue imperial city, one of the world cultural heritage sites recognized by UNESCO.
Vietnam Airlines leaves airfares unchanged for Tet 2009
This was stated by Vietnam Airlines’ (VNA) General Director Pham Ngoc Minh at a press conference on November 19th, 2008 . General Director Minh stated that this was a gift for VNA’s loyal passengers.
Hoi An tourism faces tough year
The number of tourists going to Hoi An in the first 10 months of the year reached 1 million, a drop of 30 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Vietnam plans to develop a modern, rapid and sustainable railway transport system, with close connection to other modes of transport, helping to reduce traffic jams and the number of accidents as well as contributing to socio-economic development in remote and disadvantaged areas.