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Coastal city lures tourists with history

Coastal city lures tourists with history

People know Hai Phong as a city of flamboyant trees, an important industrial centre and the biggest port in the north. The city has also long been a tourism hub with beaches embracing the city and top class entertainment areas. Hai Phong is also known for its long history and cultural traditions, but few realise it is close to three battles that free Vietnam from Chinese and Mongol invaders. 

Tourist arrivals in Hanoi, Thua Thien-Hue up during New Year holiday

Tourist arrivals in Hanoi, Thua Thien-Hue up during New Year holiday

Up to 228,900 visitors arrived in Hanoi during the New Year holiday 2018 from December 30 – January 1, up 11 percent annually, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

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Major cities welcome first tourists of 2018

Major cities welcome first tourists of 2018

Ho Chi Minh City greeted the first foreign visitors of 2018 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on January 1 morning. 

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When it gets cold, it’s time for some greasy seaworms

When it gets cold, it’s time for some greasy seaworms

Every late Autumn, when sunbeams gently light up trees, turning them yellow, and light cold front approaches in the north, the ruoi (seaworm) season begins, as it has done for a thousand years.

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Bac Lieu shows great tourism promise

Bac Lieu shows great tourism promise

Bac Lieu is a Mekong Delta province that has the normal tropical attractions and more, including a bird sanctuary, a monument to ostentatious living, Khmer culture, boat trips, popular places of worship, orchards and flower gardens. Minh Thu and Nhu Binh report.

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Top ten cultural and tourism events of 2017

Top ten cultural and tourism events of 2017

1. Việt Nam’s folk singing honoured with UNESCO recognition

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Childhood nostalgic with Hanoi's street food

Childhood nostalgic with Hanoi's street food

Cotton candy bikes, Fried ball-cake vendors... many of Hanoi street cuisines remind tourists and local about their dreamy childhood.

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Vietnam’s leading luxury boutique resort wins Asia’s best at the World Luxury Hotel Awards

Vietnam’s leading luxury boutique resort wins Asia’s best at the World Luxury Hotel Awards

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc MGallery By Sofitel was recently awarded the continent category as Asia’s Luxury Romantic Beach Resort 2017 at the World Luxury Hotel Awards held at St Moritz, Switzerland.

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Hue recognised as ASEAN clean tourist city

Hue recognised as ASEAN clean tourist city

Hue City in central Thua Thien- Hue Province and one of its hotel facilities have been listed among the awardees of the ASEAN Green Awards 2018.

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Open visa policy urged to make Vietnam’s tourism more attractive

Open visa policy urged to make Vietnam’s tourism more attractive

Industry insiders have urged the Government to further open up visa policy for foreign tourists to make Vietnam’s hospitality industry more attractive.

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Walking Street in Phu Quoc district launched

Walking Street in Phu Quoc district launched

The first walking street in Phu Quoc island district was opened on December 24.

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Danang welcomes four cruise ships on New Year 2018

Danang welcomes four cruise ships on New Year 2018

Danang Department of Tourism said on the occasion of Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018, the city will receive four international cruise ships at Tien Sa port carrying about 6,000 passengers.

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Jeju Air to open route to Da Nang in early 2018

Jeju Air to open route to Da Nang in early 2018

The Republic of Korea’s Jeju Air announced it would open some new routes to several Southeast Asian destinations, including Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang, between December 2017 and February 2018.

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Dong Van Karst Plateau tourism development plan approved

Dong Van Karst Plateau tourism development plan approved

The Prime Minister has recently given the green light to a tourism development master plan for Dong Van Karst Plateau national tourism site in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang until 2025 with a vision towards 2030.

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Vietnamese restaurateur makes “pho”-nomenal comeback

Vietnamese restaurateur makes “pho”-nomenal comeback

After years off the grid, Huynh My Truc Lien, a Vietnamese chef whose restaurants welcomed two former US presidents, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, made a comeback with a signature lobster pho dish priced at VND499,000 ($22), newswire Vnexpress reported.

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Tung lamaow - A specialty of Cham people

Tung lamaow - A specialty of Cham people

Tung lamaow is a famous traditional dish of Cham people in the border town of Chau Doc in An Giang Province.

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