Tết Nguyên Đán, Vietnam Lunar New Year

Tết Nguyên Đán (Vietnam Lunar New Year) is the most important celebration of Vietnamese culture. Translated to mean “the first morning of the first day”, Tet (in short) is the Vietnamese version of the Lunar New Year and can be considered an all in one festival. It features aspects of the w...

What to do in Hoian, Vietnam?

Hội An, also Faifo, is a city of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is located in Quảng Nam Province and is home to approximately 120,000 inhabitants.Today travelers from all over the world come to Hoian for an amazing discovery in Hoian town a...

Vietnam - ASEAN UNESCO Heritage Festival

The First Vietnam-ASEAN UNESCO Heritage Festival 2013, which is to commence in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong from December 27-31, will see the participation of guests from ASEAN’s partners. Those from India, China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, will join representatives from ...

Vietnam's culture highlighted in Germany

The Vietnamese community in the German city of Potsdam has been given the chance to host the local Asian Culture Festival for the first time in August. At a press briefing on July 12, the organising board said the decision was prompted by the fact that the Vietnamese community is the third larg...

Vietnam promoted in Italy

Lacquer paintings featuring the Vietnamese country and people are on display in Venice, Italy as part of the events during the “Vietnamese Days in Venice” and marking 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Italy diplomatic ties. The event, which opened on July 9, is jointly organised by the Vietnamese...

Asiana Airlines help promote Vietnam World Heritage Sites

Asiana Airlines of the Republic of Korea has pledged to promote Vietnam ’s central region heritage sites on its international flights.This is major focus of the project, “Promoting World Heritage sites in Vietnam ’s Central Region” launched on May 8 in Hoi An, in Quang Nam province.The proje...

Costa Victoria cruises arrive in Vietnam

Travel agent Saigontourist welcomed luxury cruise ship Costa Victoria carrying 2,300 passengers and crew in Ho Chi Minh City on May 7.This is the first time Costa Victoria of Costa Crociere S.p.A. has visited Vietnam . The tourists, mostly from Italy , Spain , the UK and Germany , will see water pup...

Destination management for 8 northern remote provinces

The EU-funded Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism (ESRT) Programme is supporting the 8 Northern Highland Provinces Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Son La, Yen Bai and Ha Giang in their efforts of collaboration for tourism development.Tourism has emerged as an important ...

Ho Dynasty Citadel given World Heritage status

A ceremony to receive the UNESCO certificate declaring the Ho Dynasty Citadel as a World Cultural Heritage site will take place in the central province of Thanh Hoa on June 16.An art programme entitled Thanh Nha Ho-Niem Tu Hao Dat Viet (Ho Dynasty Citadel- the Proud of Vietnam) will be held followin...

Tourism eyes Japanese market

The Vietnam Administration of Tourism (VNAT) plans to establish a representative office in Japan to attract more tourists from this promising market.VNAT has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on boosting tourism promotion with the aim of encouraging Japanese tourists to visit the S-shaped c...

Phu Quoc island to be international trading hub

Phu Quoc Island of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is set to become an eco-tourism and international trading centre.Under the province’s maritime economic development programme for the period 2011-2015, Kien Giang will focus its investment in areas where it excels such as fishing, tourism,...

Trang An tourism to be introduced on CNN

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will consider promoting the Trang An eco-tourism complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh on the well-known global TV network CNN in the coming time.Minister Hoang Tuan Anh unveiled the plan at a reception in Hanoi on April for Shamila Gopalan, Accoun...

Cultural exchange zooms across ASEAN

Motorcyclists from Hanoi Vespa Club will make their first trans-ASEAN motor tour to arouse great passion for the vintage scooter and exchange culture with friends from several Southeast Asian countries.Ten members of the club will launch their 15-day tour on April 14, encompassing Vietnam , Laos , T...

Switzerland's casting bronze plaques of Ha Long Bay

In preparation for the Official New7Wonders of Nature inauguration ceremonies, Switzerland is casting two bronze plaques of Ha Long Bay.The plaques, 1.2m high and 1m wide, weighing around 100kg each will be sent to Vietnam before the holding of ceremonies in Hanoi on April 27 and in Ha Long City on ...

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