Xoe Dance of the Thai Ethnic Group - a national intangible cultural heritage

Xoe Dance of the Thai Ethnic Group - a national intangible cultural heritage

  •   31/07/2015 03:05:53 PM
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Vietnam’s northwestern region including Lai Chau, Yen Bai and Son La is endowed with beautiful landscape and a traditional dance called Xoe. Recently, Xoe Dance of the Thai Ethnic Group has become a national intangible cultural heritage...

Vietnam to begin issuing International Driving Permits to foreigners in October

Vietnam to begin issuing International Driving Permits to foreigners in October

  •   23/07/2015 07:22:57 AM
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Vietnam’s transport authorities will start granting International Driving Permits (IDPs) to Vietnamese and foreigners in October, allowing the holders to drive in more than 80 countries that recognize the licenses...

Wearing bikinis on Da Nang beaches: It should be choice, not regulation

  •   19/07/2015 01:15:18 PM
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Many people in Vietnam have remarked that wearing bikinis to the beach should be a choice, not a regulation as the thing is what makes beachgoers feel most comfortable, given an official’s suggestion that vacationers should be required to wear the two-piece swimsuits at the seaside....

Lao Cai ranked in top 10 world’s most beautiful places

  •   18/07/2015 03:28:13 AM
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TheRichest, a leading entertainment and lifestyle website, has released a video that names the top 10 most beautiful places in the world, and includes Vietnam’s northern province of Lao Cai...

Mui Ne among top 11 tech-free paradises

Mui Ne among top 11 tech-free paradises

  •   10/07/2015 06:46:51 PM
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The US online newspaper, Huffington Post, has cited Mui Ne among top 11 stunning places without Wi-Fi that visitors can actually enjoy the view....

Vietnam listed in World's Coolest Hotel Plunge Pools

Vietnam listed in World's Coolest Hotel Plunge Pools

  •   06/07/2015 07:07:50 AM
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The private plunge pool of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam has entered the list of World's Coolest Hotel Plunge Pools on Travel&Leisure magazine...

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

  •   04/07/2015 11:18:50 AM
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The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena...

Clinton photo epitomises 20 years of US-VN ties

Clinton photo epitomises 20 years of US-VN ties

  •   04/07/2015 11:13:23 AM
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A photo of former President Bill Clinton shaking hands with Vietnamese people taken by Tran Viet Dung has won the first prize at a contest...

Homestays brings foreign language skills to mountainous region

Homestays brings foreign language skills to mountainous region

  •   03/07/2015 05:23:26 PM
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Many visitors to communes in Sapa district, Lao Cai province are surprised that the local women can speak English quite fluently. Thanks to the development of tourism in the region, indigenous people have the opportunity to practice their foreign language skills every day...

Sao Beach

Sao Beach listed among top 10 island beaches to relax on

  •   26/06/2015 08:55:09 PM
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Readers of an online website, www.cntraveler.com, have se-lected Sao Beach on Phu Quoc Island of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang as one of the top 10 island beaches to unplug and unwind...

‘New' surfing sport set to make big waves on My Khe beach

‘New' surfing sport set to make big waves on My Khe beach

  •   25/06/2015 02:21:35 AM
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Gonçalo (Gonzalo) Cabrito, 40, has launched stand up paddleboarding (SUP), a new sport, in Da Nang City's My Khe beach for the local people and tourists...

Coconut instruments bring Ben Tre alive

Coconut instruments bring Ben Tre alive

  •   24/06/2015 04:41:21 AM
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Arriving in the southern province of Ben Tre, whe-re the land is shaded by countless lustrous green rows of coconut trees, visitors can't help but enjoy the delicious coconut milk and sweet coconut candies, a local speciality. And if possible, they might wonder at a very unique set of coconut musical instruments...

Hue Festival

2016 Hue Festival to gather various cultures

  •   23/06/2015 02:37:20 PM
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Cultures of countries worldwide will be brought together at the 2016 Hue Festival, which will take place in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue f-rom April 29-May 4, 2016...

Hanoi’s night art performances lure foreign tourists

Hanoi’s night art performances lure foreign tourists

  •   22/06/2015 10:09:11 AM
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Every weekend, Hanoi’s walking streets are bustle with diverse activities- face painting and hiphop dancing and tattooing, attracting a crowd of foreign tourists...

Hanoi among world’s top 10 cheapest cities for a mini-break

Hanoi among world’s top 10 cheapest cities for a mini-break

  •   20/06/2015 03:49:32 AM
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The capital city of Hanoi has ranked first among world’s top 10 cheapest cities for a mini-break by TripAdvisor- the world's largest travel site...

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Visa-free travel to Vietnam for people f-rom five countries in July 2015

  •   19/06/2015 02:56:20 AM
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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to grant visa exemption to the people of five European countries, in an attempt to lure more tourists to the country...

A fabulous dream

A fabulous dream

  •   18/06/2015 06:50:34 AM
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Le Ngoc Tan shares his ideas in this entry submitted to the “Ky Vong Viet Nam 20 Nam Toi” (“My Expectations for Vietnam in 20 Years”) writing contest, a competition organized by the World Bank in Vietnam and Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that encourages local youths to write down their wildest, yet feasible, dreams about how Vietnam will change in 20 years’ time...

Hanoi traditional village cultural festival

Hanoi traditional village cultural festival slated for October

  •   18/06/2015 06:28:34 AM
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The 2015 Hanoi traditional village tourism and cultural festival, the third of its kind, will take place on October 1-4, featuring 300 booths by domestic and foreign exhibitors...

Ca Hue singing

Ca Hue singing gains national heritage status

  •   18/06/2015 06:16:19 AM
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Ca Hue, a unique form of singing born in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, has been listed as an item of national intangible heritage. The artform was put in the list of the year's 26 newly recognised items, which was officially announced last week by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism...


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