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Sunset tours in Son Tra
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

Da Nang’s tourism department will introduce the Son Tra Sunset Tour next March, the newest tourism service on top of Son Tra Mountain.

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Hoi An offers free entry into Old Quarter on December 4
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

Hoi An officials have announced the Old Quarter will offer free admission on December 4 in honour of the 17th anniversary of the ancient town’s recognition as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

A wide array of fascinating activities are planned for the December 4 festivities including photo, painting and craft exhibitions along with a marathon, concerts and a vast variety of food and drink events.

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Quang Ninh to unlock tourism potential of Cai Chien Island
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

Hai Ha District in the northern province of Quang Ninh has recently announced a plan to develop tourism in its Cai Chien Island Commune, which has beautiful beaches and primeval forests.

Cai Chien Island covers 2,500 hectares and is surrounded by a number of smaller islands. It boasts 2 km of white sand beaches and forests of straight Australian pie trees that can be seen almost everywhere on the island.

The three most beautiful local beaches are Cai Chien, Vung Bau and Dau Rong. Near the Dau Rong beach is a walking road spanning over 1 km along the beach.

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Ly Son begins construction of new US$9 million tourism port
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

Construction of the new Ben Dinh Tourism Port in Quang Ngai Province’s Ly Son Island district kicked off on November 23.

The VND200 billion (US$9 million) project is expected to meet the increased number of visitors to the island district, and is planned to be completed in 2018.

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Ha Noi to promote its image on CNN
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

Chair of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has announced that the Committee has budgeted US$2 million of expenditures to promote the local advantages of the capital city on CNN.

The goal of the advertising will be for the City to try to differentiate itself from other lower-middle income countries, which are characterized by economic and political instability, to raise its image as a popular destination for travel and doing business.

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Developing tourism in the Mekong River Delta region
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

The Prime Minister has approved the overall planning and a master plan for developing tourism in the Mekong River Delta region until 2020 with a vision extending to 2030.

The master plan aims to develop tourism commensurate with the region’s potentials and affirm its important position on Viet Nam’s tourism map.

Meanwhile, the plan also aims to create a driving force for socio-economic development, improving people's lives in the region and promoting a positive image of the Mekong River Delta to domestic and international visitors.

Covering an area of 40, 576 square kilometres, the Mekong River Delta region includes Can Tho city and the 12 provinces of An Giang, Ben Tre, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Long An, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long provinces.

The region hopes to welcome 34 million tourists, including 3.5 million foreigners by 2020 and 52 million arrivals with 6.5 million foreigners by 2030. The region targets total revenue of VND 25 trillion (US$1.12 billion) by 2020 and VND 111 trillion (US$5 billion) by 2030.

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Quang Ninh: 2,000 year-old tombs discovered
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

The museum of the northern province of Quang Ninh has cooperated with the History Faculty of the Ha Noi University of Social Sciences and Humanities to excavate two ancient tombs dating back from 1,800-2,000 years.

The tombs have been discovered in Mao Khe ward, Dong Trieu town on November 16 when a construction team was digging the foundation for a dyke near the gate of Sao Mai kindergarten.

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Ban Flower Festival 2017 opens in March next year
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

The Ban Flower Festival 2017 is scheduled to begin in March next year in the northern province of Dien Bien, together with the fifth Culture – Sports – Tourism Festival, according to the provincial People’s Committee.

The two festivals will take place between March and May next year with main activities held from March 11-14.

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Thai Nguyen to host culture week, prep underway
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

It has been unveiled that a Malaysia, Indonesia and Viet Nam Culture Week will transpire December 6-11 at the Museum of the Cultures of Viet Nam Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen City.

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Hue tourism, culture day to open in Ha Noi
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

A programme highlighting tourism and culture of the ancient imperial city of Hue, central Thua Thien – Hue Province, will take place from December 13-16 at the Ha Noi Opera House.

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Can Tho gears up for 6th Southern cake festival
November 30, 2016 03:11 PM  

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is preparing for the sixth Southern traditional cake festival which is scheduled to take place from April 6-9, 2017.

The municipal People’s Committee along with the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Investment-Trade-Tourism Promotion Centre, and the International Exhibition Fair Centre held a working session in the city on November 29 to discuss preparations for the event.

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Nghe An to host Viet Nam’s biggest sunflower festival
November 30, 2016 02:11 PM  

The first sunflower festival is set to take place December 25 to January 5 in central Nghe An Province, said the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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