Monthly Archives: September 2014

Hanoi to have 6 more pedestrian streets on weekends

Hanoi will make six more pedestrians only streets during weekends beginning October 3, said Nguyen Cong Khoi , party secretary of Hoan Kiem District.   Dong Xuan Pedestrian Street These streets will include Hang Buom, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ma May, Dao Duy Tu and Ta Hien. The move is aimed at creating more

Hanoi to have 6 more pedestrian streets on weekends

Hanoi will make six more pedestrians only streets during weekends beginning October 3, said Nguyen Cong Khoi , party secretary of Hoan Kiem District.   Dong Xuan Pedestrian Street These streets will include Hang Buom, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ma May, Dao Duy Tu and Ta Hien. The move is aimed at creating more

Photo contest promotes landscapes, daily life

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the online newspaper Vnexpress will promote Vietnam’s beauty with a contest focusing on landscapes and slices of daily life, said Deputy Minister Vuong Duy Bien. Vietnamese people living locally or overseas can enter the contest, which ends on October 27. Participants can submit photo entries in two

Vinh Trang Pagoda in Tien Giang Province

Vinh Trang Pagoda is seen from outside with impressive structure

Tien Giang is located in the Mekong Delta which is famous for many beautiful sites. One of which is Vinh Trang pagoda, the greatest Buddhist pagoda in Tien Giang with harmonious combination of Asian and European types of architecture. Vinh Trang pagoda stands in the middle of My Phong village which is 3 kilometers far

Ha Long Bay among 12 greatest coastlines in the world

Ha Long Bay of Vietnam has been selected as one of the 12 greatest coastlines in the world by US travel website WhenOnEarth. According to WhenOnEarth, Ha Long Bay features many tropical plants and animals, floating fishing villages, and unique formations of eroded limestone, including a multitude of small islands and huge caves.  The UNESCO-recognised

Tourism week kicks off in Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai district’s Culture and Tourism Week was launched on September 25 in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, attracting a large number of local residents and tourists.     A terraced rice field in Mu Cang Chai. The tourism festival is organised during the rice harvest season between September and October each year,

Humans of New York turns toward Vietnam

The photographer behind the popular online photo collection, Humans of New York, has turned his lens toward Vietnam. Essentially a blog by Brandon Stanton, an American photographer, it captures intimate moments of individuals in public places. The photos are often accompanied by short interviews of the subjects. Recently, Stanton came to Vietnam and has been

Archaeologists find prehistoric ceramic pieces in Truong Sa

Archaeologists on September 22 made public numerous artefacts they had found during the latest excavation off the Truong Sa, Nam Yet, Phan Vinh and Son Ca islands in Khanh Hoa Province. Artefacts found in Truong Sa island in Khanh Hoa Province. — Photo Nguyen Ngoc Quy During the excavation in the province’s Truong Sa District

Hue receives foreign aid for heritage preservation

Since its UNESCO recognition as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1993, the former imperial city of Hue has received nearly US$ 8 million from foreign governments and organisations to preserve its relics. According to the Hue Relics Conservation Centre, the UNESCO international fund has granted US$ 29,930 to a Hue heritage preservation project in 2014-2015,

Tours Far Eastern Discovery (22 days,21 nights)

Tours Far Eastern Discovery (22 days,21 nights) Day 1: SIEMREAP ARRIVAL Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Free. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap. Dinner at local restaurant & accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap. Tour guide: English Speaking guide Meals: Dinner Day 2: SIEMREAP The sightseeing