Monthly Archives: May 2014

Ethnology Museum receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor – the world’s largest travel site – recently presented its prestigious Certificate of Excellence Award to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology for hospitality excellence. Only establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor are conferred this accolade. Based on more than 1,500 reviews by travellers on the TripAdvisor website, the museum maintained an overall rating of

“Pho” added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

“Pho” refers to traditional Vietnamese soup made of beef or chicken. Its addition to the dictionary is a reflection of the popularity of the dish amongst Americans. Many other new additions also refer to the huge influence of the digital revolution, the internet and social networking on daily life. The dictionary is a publication of Merriam-Webster Inc,

Photo services become popular in capital city

Many outdoor studios have opened in Hanoi as more and more people wish to take romantic photos.    Painting house for backdrop Previously, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the Temple of Literature and the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long were the most popular destinations of photography lovers, but now they prefer places with more modern

Hoi An listed in world’s top 20 interesting places

Hoi An ancient town has been cited as an essential stop on any tour of Vietnam and one of the top 20 most interesting places in the world by www.roughguides.com.    A street corner in Hoi An Town Stubbornly traditional and jam packed with sights, the intriguing small city of Hoi An was rated in

Hanoi to become green city by 2030

Hanoi to become green city by 2030 Hanoi aims to become a green and clean city by 2030, with environmental pollution in the inner-city area to be solved, according to a recent plan approved by the municipal People’s Committee. Under the plan, which was publicised on May 15, the inner-city area will have 60 parks,

Rise in island tourism prompted by East Sea dispute

Amid rising tensions in the East Sea, many Vietnamese have been choosing to spend their vacations at beaches and islands to express their love for the country.    More visitors to islands and beaches  According to several travel agencies, the latest holiday, April 30, saw the number of visitors to Ly Son Island sharply increase.

Crowds pay tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh

Despite the heat, crowds of people have been flocking to Hanoi in order to pay tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh for the occasion of his 124th birthday on May 19.   People wait to pay tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh  According to the management board of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum,

Royal documents of Nguyen Dynasty recognised as documentary heritage

A number of documents signed by Nguyen kings (1802-1945) stored at the National Archives Centre I, have been accorded heritage status by the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).    A page of royal document with comments and seals of Minh Mang King (1791-1841). The announcement was made on Wednesday at a meeting of

Ho Chi Minh’s childhood home restored

Three houses of President Ho Chi Minh neighbours in Nghe An Province’s Nam Dan District have been restored to allow visitors a chance to get a better idea of Uncle Ho’s childhood community.   A house of Late President Ho Chi Minh’s neighbour restored The houses have been restored to appear much like they looked

Ha Long Bay cited among world’s top destinations

Ha Long Bay deemed a World Heritage site in 1994 in the northern province of Quang Ninh has been cited as one of the top eight most beautiful landscapes in the world by mymodernmet.com. “The breathtaking bay is filled with a dense cluster of over 1,600 limestone monolithic islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation,