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Japan-Viet Nam Festival attracts crowds in Ho Chi Minh City
January 23, 2019 11:01 AM  

The sixth Japan – Viet Nam Festival opened in Ho Chi Minh City on January 19, attracting numerous city dwellers and visitors.

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Banh Khot – A tasty crispy pancake in southern Viet Nam Update: Monday, January 07, 2019
January 23, 2019 11:01 AM  

Banh khot', a popular dish in southern Viet Nam, is a crispy pancake that just tastes amazing with fish sauce and fresh herbs.

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Peace and quiet in lesser-known destinations in Da Lat
January 23, 2019 11:01 AM  

For people looking for peace and quiet as well as stunning vistas, Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong features a number of easy-to-reach destinations that soothe the soul.

Located 25 kilometres from the city centre, Ma Rung Lu Quan Homestay offers visitors a getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life. It features a lake and a variety of wooden houses.

Surrounding the accommodations are beds of various flowers blooming in colorful shades. Visitors can fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty and enjoy fresh air by the lake.

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Vietjet launches new route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Van Don
January 23, 2019 11:01 AM  

The budget carrier Vietjet Air has launched a new route between Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh Province.

The new service connects Viet Nam’s largest city with Quang Ninh Province, home to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay, meeting a growing demand for air transport in Viet Nam.

The launch ceremony took place at Van Don Airport, where passengers on the first flight of this route received gifts from Vietjet.

The HCMC – Van Don route operates return flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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An Giang aims to serve 9.2 million visitors in 2019
January 23, 2019 11:01 AM  

The Mekong Delta province of An Giang has set to welcome 9.2 million foreign and domestic tourists in 2019, according Vice Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Pham The Trieu.

The local tourism sector aims to earn 5.5 trillion VND (nearly 236.6 million USD) from tourism in the year, up 14.58 percent against the same period last year. 

Trieu said the locality will focus on attracting investment to tourism infrastructure development in its key sites, especially the Sam Mountain national tourist site. 

Attention will be paid to promoting tourism development connection between An Giang and localities in the west of the Mekong Delta such as Can Tho, Ca Mau, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, Hau Giang and Soc Trang. 

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Don Ca Tai Tu festival to kick off in April
March 30, 2017 08:03 AM  

The second National Don Ca Tai Tu Festival, themed “Southern Don Ca Tai Tu - Preservation and Development” will be held from April 8-12 in Binh Duong Province.

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The 1st International Culinary and Music Festival - Food Fest 2017 to come in Ha Noi
March 30, 2017 08:03 AM  

From 7-9 April, International Culinary and Music Festival - Food Fest 2017 will take place for the first time in Square of Royal City (Ha Noi) with many exciting activities of food competitions, games and musical performances.

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Phu Tho opens Xoan singing exhibition ahead of Hung Kings Temple Festival
March 30, 2017 08:03 AM  

The northern province of Phu Tho on March 28 opened an exhibition to introduce documents and items related to the UNESCO-recognised intangible cultural heritage of Phu Tho’s Xoan singing, as part of activities to celebrate the Hung Kings’ Temple Festival 2017.

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HCM City Tourism Festival draws 350,000 visitors
March 30, 2017 08:03 AM  

The freshly-ended Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival 2017 attracted about 350,000 visitors, a rise of 20 percent over the previous year, according to the organizing board.

The four-day event saw the sale of 6,000 tours with total revenue of 60 billion VND (263,340 USD).

Addressing a closing ceremony on March 26, Le Truong Hien Hoa, Director of the Ho Chi Minh Tourism Promotion Agency said that the event contributed to boosting domestic tourism, introducing new destinations and creating a chance for travel agencies and customers to meet and trade.

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EIU: Viet Nam determined to promote tourism
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

Viet Nam has deployed drastic measures to boost tourism in an effort to turn it into an important pillar of the economy, according to an analysis of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) under the UK-based Economist Group released on September 3. 

It highlights the attractive landscapes across Viet Nam as well as the nation’s initiative on visa exemption for tourists from the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy until the middle of 2017 to lure more international tourists. 

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Viet Nam’s landscapes and people to appear on German TV show
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

German Television ARD is finalizing shots for a TV show on Viet Nam’s landscapes and people.

The production team for the show toured Viet Nam to capture beautiful spots and traditional culture, especially of ethnic minority groups.

Impressive images of Hoi An ancient town, blooming lotus season in the Ha Noi capital and imposing Ha Long Bay will appear in the show.
 

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Can Tho city wins Asian Townscape Award 2016
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has won the 2016 Asian Townscape Award from the Asia-Pacific regional office of the UN Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT) programme. 

The award seeks to honour significant efforts made by Asian cities and organisations for the improvement, revitalisation and creation of a beautiful and harmonious townscape that is safe and sustainable and respects history and local cultures. 

The awards ceremony for the contest, which consists of the Asian Townscape Prize and Jury Voting Prize, is expected to take place in China at the end of October. 

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