Monthly Archives: July 2014

Truong Sa sovereignty steles recognised as national historical site

The Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee organised a ceremony in Nha Trang city on July 17 to receive the certificate recognising two steles affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago and a memorial site dedicated to the ship coded C235 as national historical sites. At the ceremony in Khanh Hoa. Speaking at the ceremony,

Truong Sa sovereignty steles recognised as national historical site

The Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee organised a ceremony in Nha Trang city on July 17 to receive the certificate recognising two steles affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago and a memorial site dedicated to the ship coded C235 as national historical sites. At the ceremony in Khanh Hoa. Speaking at the ceremony,

Three local hotels cited “best in Asia”

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Nam Hai in Hoi An City and Park Hyatt Saigon have been chosen as three of the best hotels and resorts in Asia by the US magazine Travel + Leisure. The hotels also received “World’s Best Awards” from Travel + Leisure in 2014. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi currently ranks 7th among

Ethnic community revives traditional house

Members of the Co Tu ethnic minority in Quang Nam Province are trying to preserve the Guol house, used traditionally as a place for meetings and conducting business.    The Guol house in Avuong Village Tay Giang District is located near the Lao border. It is an area with many Co Tu households and is

Red River treasure amazes global antique enthusiasts

Two wooden anchors retrieved from the Red River and possessed by a restaurant owner in Hanoi has received a lot of attention of domestic and foreign archaeologists for their historical value.  Quach Van Dich, proprietor of a beer garden in Chuong Duong Ward near the Red River, recalled that he bought a two-arm wooden anchor from

Hanoi Women’s Museum: Top tourist destination

   Exhibits at the Women’s Museum in Hanoi. The results are based on the ratings of tourists via TripAdvisor. According to TripAdvisor, the museum is home to historical, cultural and artistic values related to Vietnamese women. With a total area of nearly 2000 sq. metres, the Vietnamese Women’s Museum possesses over 25 thousand documents and

Vietnam cited a top 20 world’s most beautiful country

According to Rough Guides website, it’s no surprise that Vietnam made the top twenty.  From the impressive rock formations of Ha Long Bay to the terraced fields of mountainous Sa Pa, Vietnam has a huge wealth of easily accessible natural beauty. Ha Long Bay has been prominently featured by many renowned tourism websites throughout the

Seven more national relic, tourism sites named

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a decision recognising seven more national relic and tourism sites. The Khuc Thua Du temple in Hai Duong. They include Quan Dai temple and Man mountain historical and scenic complex in the northern province of Quang Ninh, and Hoang Chau temple historical relic site in northern

Elderly man has not cut hair for 70 years

An old man in Tien Giang Province is locally famous for his three-metre-long hair which has never been washed in 70 years.  Man with a three-metre long hair Nguyen Van Chien, 87, lives alone in a small house in Dau Hamlet in Chau Thanh District’s Dong Hoa Commune. Locals gave him the nickname “strange man”,

Visiting the Saigon Flea Market

The Saigon Flea Market is considered as a favourite place for those who are interested in fashion, traditional handicraft products and collecting unique items. The market is open every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday on the second floor of Boomarang Restaurant in Phu My Hung Urban Area in District 7, HCM City. The model for the