Monthly Archives: June 2014

Vietnam wins FIAP silver award

A set of ten black and white photographs by Vietnamese artists has claimed the silver medal in the 32nd International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Black and White Biennial in Turkey. Vu Cong (Dancer) by Do Thanh Mai. Lam Thanh Liem’s Quan Tam (Caring) won FIAP’s Individual Awards bronze medal. The photo collection titled Con

Cu Lao Cham attracts visitors for its rugged beauty

Cu Lao Cham Island, near Hoi An, has been attracting an increasing number of tourists thanks to its natural beauty and pristine beaches with clear blue waters.   Nearly untouched beaches of Cu Lao Cham Five years ago, Cu Lao Cham was still an emerging destination in Vietnam’s tourism map, especially in comparison with the

Ha Long night market to be removed for blocking view

The People’s Committee of Ha Long City has begun removing the night market, as it was blocking the view of Ha Long Bay in north-eastern Quang Ninh Province. Ha Long night market in north-eastern Quang Ninh Province. The city’s People’s Committee has removed the market after it was shown to be blocking the view to

Ha Long night market to be removed for blocking view

The People’s Committee of Ha Long City has begun removing the night market, as it was blocking the view of Ha Long Bay in north-eastern Quang Ninh Province. Ha Long night market in north-eastern Quang Ninh Province. The city’s People’s Committee has removed the market after it was shown to be blocking the view to

Lotus season photo ops bring fringe business opportunities

Owners of lotus ponds around West Lake in Hanoi are earning big money from various services during the lotus season. Recently, many people, especially the young, have been taking the opportunity of the season to visit lotus ponds surrounding West Lake to enjoy the beauty and snap photos. Since many are willing to pay for

Hoi An to issue tourist cards

Pham Thi Thanh Huong, a UNESCO official, said the idea was proposed at a recent meeting on tourism promotion. At present, 40% of revenue is lost through the sale of unauthorised tickets. Huong said there is a need to fully explain to the public and tourists that the need for entrance tickets is tied to

Hanoi works to restore traditional look to old street

Hanoi has gone halfway to recovering the architectural space of Lan Ong street, which specialises in selling Vietnamese traditional medicine and is one of the few streets in the capital that has maintained its time-honoured trade.     A store selling herbal medicine on Lan Ong street.  The street is named after Hai Thuong Lan Ong

Hanoi works to restore traditional look to old street

Hanoi has gone halfway to recovering the architectural space of Lan Ong street, which specialises in selling Vietnamese traditional medicine and is one of the few streets in the capital that has maintained its time-honoured trade.     A store selling herbal medicine on Lan Ong street.  The street is named after Hai Thuong Lan Ong

Hanoi works to restore traditional look to old street

Hanoi has gone halfway to recovering the architectural space of Lan Ong street, which specialises in selling Vietnamese traditional medicine and is one of the few streets in the capital that has maintained its time-honoured trade.     A store selling herbal medicine on Lan Ong street.  The street is named after Hai Thuong Lan Ong

Hanoi works to restore traditional look to old street

Hanoi has gone halfway to recovering the architectural space of Lan Ong street, which specialises in selling Vietnamese traditional medicine and is one of the few streets in the capital that has maintained its time-honoured trade.     A store selling herbal medicine on Lan Ong street.  The street is named after Hai Thuong Lan Ong