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Calls for 6 more countries to access visa exemptions

18/07/2017 20:42
The government should add six more countries to the list of those with visa exemptions: Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Belgium, and Switzerland, Mr. Hoang Nhan Chinh, Head of the Tourism Advisory Secretariat Board at the Vietnam Private Sector Forum (VPSF) told a workshop on...

HCMC to have 3,500 new hotel rooms by 2020

14/07/2017 08:16
HCMC will have 13 fresh mid- and high-end hotels with 3,500 guest rooms in the next three years, according to a survey of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a    professional services and investment management firm.    Ascott Waterfront Saigon Hotel will be inaugurated this...

10 Hanoi delicacies you can track down in Saigon

11/07/2017 19:05
Whether it's steamed snails or pig's trotter noodles, a taste of the north is there for those willing to look for it. Banh cuon (steamed rice rolls) The unique taste of Hanoi’s banh cuon comes from a strict selection of ingredients. The rice should be neither too soft nor too...

Bustling underground market in Ho Chi Minh City

11/07/2017 10:30
Sense Market, a new shopping model that combines food market and modern shopping places, is now a tourist destination in Ho Chi Minh City.   Opening from 8:30am to 10:00 pm daily, the underground Sense Market covers more than 5,000sq.m under the September 23 Park’s Zone...

CNN travel recommends 10 must-try street foods in Vietnam

08/07/2017 09:26
1. Pho   What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without pho? It's almost impossible to walk a block in Vietnam's major cities without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple, consisting of a salty broth,...

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral closes its door to tourists for renovation

04/07/2017 16:35
But you are still welcome to attend a service and say a prayer for the workers who are trying to fix the massive roof. Restoration work has started at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, one of Ho Chi Minh City's most famous tourist attractions, and will take two years to complete. Father Ho Van...

Visa invitation and guarantee procedures go online

28/06/2017 21:51
  Agencies, organisations and enterprises that want to invite and/or give guarantee for foreign visitors must register for an online account on xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn. – Photo tinmoi24.vn HÀ NỘI – The Ministry of Public Security’s Immigration Management...

Soc Trang-Con Dao high-speed boat launched

27/06/2017 15:44
The high-speed boat from the Mekong Delta’s Soc Trang province to Con Dao will be launched in July, announced Superdong Fast Ferry Kien Giang Joint Stock Company.   The new service will be operational with two boats a day. The ship will depart at 8 am from Tran De Port and start at 1...

The best attractions in Nha Trang

24/06/2017 15:19
The best attractions in Nha Trang are set against a stunning backdrop of white sandy beaches, verdant mountains, and untouched islands. Great for history buffs, Nha Trang is home to remnants of the Champa Kingdom, Buddhist temples, and gothic-style Catholic churches while natural hot springs,...

Vietnam-Korea Friendship Piano Concert

23/06/2017 16:10
24 and 25 Jun 2017, 8 pm Vietnam National Academy of Music 77 Hao Nam, Hanoi From the organizer: On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Korea (1992 – 2017), you are invited to the Vietnam-Korea Friendship Piano Concert this weekend at the...
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Tan Son Nhat international airport offers new service and facilities

05/11/2016 08:58
Tan Son Nhat international airport (TIA) in HCM City has put into use part of the expanded international terminal, including a playground for kids and free sleeping pods for passengers.     Three business class lounges at the international terminal have been upgraded, with a...

10 Halloween Decorations & Supplies in Saigon

30/10/2016 10:22
1. Chip Chip Shop- Đón chào mùa lễ hội Halloween hằng năm Vào ngày đón dịp lễ hội Halloween tổ chức ngày vào 31/10 hàng năm, nhiều cửa hàng Halloween trên those tuyến đường Hà Nội, Tp. HCM, Đà Nẵng, Nha Trang, Vũng Tàu… bày bán nhiều đồ hóa trang phục vụ Halloween. Những món đồ độc và ấn...

Beautiful lakes in Vietnam

27/10/2016 09:51
With romantic and spectacular beauty, natural and artificial lakes throughout the country are seen as ideal destinations for travellers who want to discover natural landscapes.     Ba Be Lake located in the northern province of BacKan is included in the MSN...

Egg coffee – special drink in Hanoi

24/10/2016 20:29
Egg coffee - or 'ca phe trung' - is a blend of coffee and egg whites, folded with sugar, drunk hot or cold. The very first cup of egg coffee was made in early 20th century by Nguyen Van Giang, who used to be a barista at the 5-star Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel. The great-grandfather Giang had...

Vietnamese boy born without arms won’t let anything hold him back

24/10/2016 07:52
A ten-year-old boy born without arms in Vietnam refuses to give in to his physical handicap, conquering everyday activities with his ‘magical feet.’ Ten-year-old Ha Van Tai lives in the small village of Kim Dau in Cam Lo District, Quang Tri Province on the central coast. Tai was born with neither...

The ‘fenced’ market in Ho Chi Minh City

24/10/2016 07:26
In Ho Chi Minh City, there is a market at which all trading and exchange activities have been done through the bars of a two-meter fence. The “fenced” market, nicknamed so by local residents, is situated at Pou Yuen Industrial Park in Binh Tan District. With a length of the fence stretched over...

Discover famous tourist attractions in Ben Tre

19/10/2016 10:39
A pristine area of coconut trees and large fruit gardens has made Ben Tre one of the nation’s precious green ecological complexes. As one of the major agricultural suppliers in the Mekong Delta, Ben Tre is a province of fertile flatlands, extensive waterways, sand-hillocks, green paddy fields and...

Cambodia Angkor Air to open direct Siem Riep-Hanoi flight

17/10/2016 07:33
Cambodia Angkor Air has officially announced that it will launch an international flight between Siem Riep and Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi from October 30.  An airplane of Cambodia Angkor Air    There will be five flights per week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and...

Can Tho city wins Asian Townscape Award 2016

13/10/2016 09:07
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)...

4 real-life fairy-tale villages of Vietnam

11/10/2016 09:10
So picturesque it's hard to believe they're real: The four fairy-tale villages of Vietnam that make for a truly magical getaway. Cu Lan Village in Da Lat Tiny stilt houses, pure air, and warm-hearted people characterize this quaint village of the K’Ho ethnic minority in Lam Dong...
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Hanoi opens another information counter for tourists

10/10/2016 08:19
VietNamNet Bridge - The Hanoi Department of Tourism and the Vietnam Tourism Hanoi JSC yesterday opened a free information counter for tourists at No. 28 Hang Dau Street.                  This is the second free information counter in the...

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Ben Thanh night market

05/10/2016 10:44
VietNamNet Bridge - Ben Thanh Market is a famous place for long-timeresidents in HCM City as well as visitors to the country’s most bustling hub.      Ben Thanh Market offers visitors all they need such as clothes, footwear, accessories, jewelry, hardware, pet shops, crafts,...

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TOP 5 CRAFT BEER BARS IN SAIGON

01/10/2016 12:15
Craft beer is in. And it looks like it’s here to stay. But if it’s something that has so far passed you by, don’t worry, there could be a craft beer venue in your neighborhood soon. "I expect the number of micro-breweries in Saigon to have doubled by this time next year," Travis Smith from Bia...

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How To See All Of Vietnam In Just 2 Weeks

28/09/2016 10:23
  Nicole Canning  Freelance travel writer and co-founder of the adventure blog TheTwoScoops.com. NICOLE CANNING   Want to see a whole, beautiful, cultural and...

10 essential Vietnamese dishes every visitor should try

10 essential Vietnamese dishes every visitor should try

24/09/2016 00:03
(CNN)Not only did President Barack Obama sample some of Vietnam's finest local eats in Hanoi in May, but his guide was none other than "Parts Unknown" host Anthony Bourdain."There is no better place to entertain the leader of the free world, in my opinion, than one of these classic, funky...

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17 must-see destinations in Hanoi

18/09/2016 10:36
These are images of the most popular tourist sites in Vietnam’s capital city. Hanoi Opera House     The theatre is located at No.1 Trang Tien street on the August Revolution Square, the center of Hanoi, near Hoan Kiem Lake and the Vietnam History Museum.  The 2,600m2...

New water puppetry theater

New water puppetry theater opened in town

13/09/2016 07:38
A water puppetry performance by the Rex Sen Vang Theater - PHOTO: HUY NGUYEN Rex Sen Vang Theater will debut its first water puppetry and cultural performance program at the Vertical Garden of the five-star Rex Hotel Saigon in District 1, HCMC at 8 p.m. on September 17. The show will start with a...

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Five Customer Service Lessons PR Professionals Can Learn From A Hotel Concierge

04/09/2016 20:58
Five Customer Service Lessons PR Professionals Can Learn From A Hotel Concierge Being a master communicator or PR pro means being resourceful, tenacious and obsessively good at customer service. Specialized skills like understanding the news cycle and writing great releases are important too,...

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Hanoi’s new walking streets set to open with festive activities

02/09/2016 19:37
The newly opened pedestrian areas around Hanoi’s iconic Hoan Kiem Lake are set to thrill visitors with an array of activities starting tomorrow, September 1. The inauguration ceremony for the new walking streets, also intended to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day on September 2, is scheduled for...

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Hanoi to ban vehicles around Hoan Kiem Lake to attract tourists

27/08/2016 10:49
A corner of Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in Hanoi. Photo: Ngoc Thang Hanoi is set to ban all vehicles on streets around Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake every evening from Friday to Sunday starting September 1 to make it tourist-friendly. They will be pedestrians-only from 7 p.m. to...

The best islands in Vietnam

The best islands in Vietnam

17/08/2016 21:05
Out of the 4,000 or so islands in Vietnam, the Ba Lua Islands received top honours, according to a survey taken by Traveltimes. Here’s a complete rundown of the top 10 choices.     1. Ba Lua Islands, Kien Giang Province  2. Binh Hung...

5 experiences not to be missed in Vietnam

5 experiences not to be missed in Vietnam

15/08/2016 10:23
There's no point dipping your foot in the water; you have to dive right in on a trip to Vietnam. Vietnam boasts an abundance of beautiful sights to behold and delicious food to taste. But if time is not your friend, here are five must-visit destinations that will guarantee you a trip to...

Twenty top destinations in Vietnam

Twenty top destinations in Vietnam

14/08/2016 15:05
  VietNamNet Bridge - Let's travel to the 20 worth-to-visit places in Vietnam through beautiful panoramic images taken by photographer Le The Thang.   Bac Son Valley in Lang Son Tho Ha Village in Bac...

20 must-try experiences in Hoi An

20 must-try experiences in Hoi An

10/08/2016 10:15
Cycling around the old town, dropping lanterns on the Hoai River, enjoying local cuisine... are the experiences that tourists should try in the ancient town of Hoi An, a world cultural heritage site in central...

The night seafood market in Saigon

The night seafood market in Saigon

06/08/2016 09:29
Every great seafood-eating city has a great seafood market - Tokyo has the Tsukiji Market, New York has the Fulton Market, and Ho Chi Minh City has the Binh Dien Market.     Located on the outskirts of the city, Binh Dien is a huge market spanning 20,000 square...

HCM City among 30 cities with best cuisine in the world

HCM City among 30 cities with best cuisine in the world

31/07/2016 08:17
Business Insider has selected the best 30 cities worldwide for culinary enthusiasts, including Ho Chi Minh City. HCM CITY, VIETNAM The southern Vietnamese city is famous for its delectable varieties of bánh mì — a French-inspired sandwich consisting of a baguette filled with...

Annam Gourmet Market New Store Opening

Annam Gourmet Market New Store Opening

30/07/2016 09:03
Annam Gourmet Market New Store Opening @ Annam Gourmet Market The fine food market opens its second shop Since the first store opening in 2001, Annam Gourmet Market has grown and become Vietnam's finest food and beverage lifestyle store, bringing to Vietnam a wide-range of high quality gourmet...

12 top destinations for foreign visitors in HCM City

12 top destinations for foreign visitors in HCM City

23/07/2016 20:12
VietNamNet Bridge - According to travel agencies, the Ho Chi Minh statue on Nguyen Hue Street, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Ben Thanh Market ... are among the top attractions for international tourists in HCM...

Unique Vietnamese island looks and feels like heaven

Unique Vietnamese island looks and feels like heaven

23/07/2016 10:09
 Yen Island, around 25 kilometers from Nha Trang resort town, is considered by many as heaven on earth for its scenery. Photos: Pham Duy Dong/Zing There are bamboo bridges for tourists to walk around the island. Tourists have to buy tickets from...

Con Dao among best destinations in Asia

Con Dao among best destinations in Asia

18/07/2016 18:23
Lonely Planet has named Vietnam’s Con Dao Islands as one of the top ten places to visit in 2016.   Their appeal includes coral gardens that offer Vietnam’s best diving, rewarding hikes in wildlife-rich tropical forests, and a coastline studded with gorgeous white-sand coves, describes...

Hue ancient citadel tops tourist destinations in Vietnam

Hue ancient citadel tops tourist destinations in Vietnam

14/07/2016 21:15
The ancient imperial citadel in Hue City, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, has been selected the top tourist destinations in Vietnam in 2016 by the National Administration of Tourism and the Vietnam Tourism...

10 essential Vietnamese dishes every visitor should try

10 essential Vietnamese dishes every visitor should try

05/07/2016 20:46
(CNN)Not only did President Barack Obama sample some of Vietnam's finest local eats while in Hanoi this week, but his guide was none other than CNN "Parts Unknown" host Anthony Bourdain. But you don't need a celebrity guide to make the most of this nation's...

Vietnam renews visa waiver program for Europeans

Vietnam renews visa waiver program for Europeans

01/07/2016 17:40
The Government on June 30 issued a resolution on the extension of visa exemption for citizens of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.   Accordingly, the visa exemption for citizens from the five Western European countries, who stay in Vietnam for a maximum of 15 days, will be...

New traditional theatre to be built in HCM City

New traditional theatre to be built in HCM City

24/06/2016 16:56
A new theatre offering traditional shows aimed at visitors will be built in downtown HCM City next month. The 180-seat theatre will be located in the Vertical Garden of Rex Hotel in District 1. The investor, Rex Hotel, has worked with its partner, Thái Dương Performance Company, to build the...

Five must-eat dishes in HCM City

Five must-eat dishes in HCM City

21/06/2016 20:10
Goasean, the world's first ASEAN travel channel–tune, has suggested five Vietnamese delicious...