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H’Mong people show flute skills in August festival

The H’Mong ethnic minority people’s traditional Khen (flute) festival is set to take place in Dong Van district, Ha Giang province on August 30-31 featuring a wide range of special activities. Ly Trung Kien, Vice Chairwoman of the Dong Van district People’s Committee, said the annual festival aims to preserve and promote the H’Mong’s traditional […]

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Airlines benefit from service fee cuts at Vietnam’s int’l airports

Aiming to get more foreign tourists to Viet Nam, the Government is granting a 50 per cent discount to airlines with flights to and from five local airports by end-2015. The discount, to be granted within a three-year time frame, will be for international flights to and from Phu Bai Airport in central Thua Thien-Hue […]

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Saving tourist sites from tourism

Many experts are worried that too much tourism can lower the quality of heritage locations – and even lead to its destruction. They’re trying to work out how heritage can be commercially exploited without losing its aesthetic appeal to Vietnamese and others who treasure it. Nguyen Thu Hanh, director of the Scientific Union for Sustainable […]

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Direct flights help Danang tourism fly high

International tourism to Danang city has picked up remarkably over the past two months thanks to the establishment of direct overseas air routes, said Tran Chi Cuong, deputy director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The reopening of air routes from China’s Hangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu and Xi’an to Danang in July and […]

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VN to halt tours to Ebola-affected countries

The Viet Nam Tourism Administration has advised all operators to temporary halt all tours to countries heavily affected by the Ebola virus such as Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The Administration has called on tour operators to provide enough information to tourists and travellers on preventing Ebola and following medical check-ups as requested by […]

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Visitors to Lao Cai up 25%

The number of tourists to northern mountainous Lao Cai Province witnessed a year-on-year increase of 25% over the past seven months of the year. It was largely attributed to the locality’s 2014 Tourism Promotion Program which promotes images of “Safe, friendly and attractive Lao Cai”. To attract more visitors, the province continues to launch the […]

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Kien Giang turns to island tourism

Phan Thanh Phong, chief officer of Hai Tac (Pirate) Archipelago, 20km off the south-western coast, has a dream like all the other residents in the island commune. Speaking to journalists who recently visited Tien Hai Commune — the official name of the archipelago – he said he wished power supply to the islands were not […]

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Air routes from China to Danang suspended

Fourteen out of 15 chartered air routes from China to Vietnam’s central Danang city have been cancelled until the end of September 2014. The cancellation was made due to a sharp reduction in the number of Chinese tourists to Vietnam in the second quarter of this year. According to a recent report from CBRE Vietnam, […]

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Mekong Delta shimmers as flood season begins

The annual flood season has begun in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and upstream provinces like Dong Thap and An Giang are waiting for tourists to explore the beauty of the flooded landscape. The 7,612-ha Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap and the 850ha Tra Su cajeput forest in An Giang are among the […]

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Tuan Chau Marina named Vietnam’s largest artificial port

Tuan Chau Marina in the northern province of Quang Ninh officially becomes the largest artificial port in Vietnam as of August 4. This was announced at a ceremony to receive the Guinness certificate for Vietnam’s largest Tuan Chau artificial marina – Ha Long Bay held in Quang Ninh province on August 4. After receiving Vietnam […]

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The ethnic brocade village of central Vietnam

The H’Re ethnic minority community of Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam still cherishes their time-honored craft of brocade weaving. Teng Village, in Ba To District’s Ba Thanh Commune, is the only village in the province that still retains the age-old craft of H’Re brocade weaving. According to village elders, for centuries, Teng villagers have […]

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Da Nang sisters introduce Vietnamese cuisine to the world

After four years of preparation, Ha Huyen founded the largest channel featuring Vietnamese food on YouTube, called Helen’s Recipes (Vietnamese Food). It has had over 20 million hits, mostly from foreigners, on YouTube. After years of study in Singapore, Germany, Japan, and Australia, the two sisters born in the central city of Da Nang, Le […]