Monthly Archives: September 2014

Special dishes make big profits for small Hanoi food stalls

Many small food stalls scattered around Hanoi’s streets and alleys are making large profits thanks to their special dishes. Glutinous rice doughnut store earns VND5 million per day Nguyen Thi Mai Hoa’s bánh rán, (glutinous rice doughnut) shop is located in a small alley along Lang Long Quan Street in Tay Ho District. The store

Special dishes make big profits for small Hanoi food stalls

Many small food stalls scattered around Hanoi’s streets and alleys are making large profits thanks to their special dishes. Glutinous rice doughnut store earns VND5 million per day Nguyen Thi Mai Hoa’s bánh rán, (glutinous rice doughnut) shop is located in a small alley along Lang Long Quan Street in Tay Ho District. The store

Da Nang visitors get free postcards

The central city’s Culture, Sport and Tourism department will launch the Da Nang Smiling City project as a part of tourism promotion next month. Vice chairman of the department, Tran Chi Cuong, said that during the first stage of the project, free postcards would be given to tourists from 100 stalls at the airport, railway

Cafe owner unknowingly collects million-year-old fossils

A man in the Central Highlands opened a cafe and restaurant as a way of presenting the highland’s stone artistry and his rare fossil collection.   Thanh shows his fossil collection The Chuong Da (Stone Bell) Cafe, operated by Hoang Thanh, is located on Le Duan Street, Buon Ma Thuot City. Thanh spent a lot

Hang Buom Cuisine Street inaugurated

The inauguration of the Hang Buom Food Street on September 19 aimed to introduce the cultural space of the Old Quarter to visitors and add to the services at the site, one of the popular tourist attractions in Hanoi. On its opening day, 40 stalls along the street attracted a large number of tourists who

Ha Long Bay among six “Most Brilliant Places for Exploration”

Ha Long Bay in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh has been selected as one of the six “Most Brilliant Places for Exploration” by travel website Youramazingplaces.com.    A corner of Halong Bay. The website describes the beauty of this tourist hotspot, covering 1,553 square kilometers, with 1,969 islands of various sizes standing amid

Early morning – Hoian ancient town

Though repeatedly shuttled between Hanoi – Hoian then onward to Saigon in my old time career, Hoian ancient town has always been on top of my favored destination list. Travelers to Hoian, believe or not, will find the common interest in the charming character of the ancient quarter, the old type Chinese and Japanese crossed

First color photos on old Hanoi displayed in Paris

First colour photos capturing Hanoians’ material and spiritual lives from 1914 – 1917 are being showcased at an exhibition that was opened in France’s capital of Paris on September 15. Visitors to the exhibition. The 60 pictures, taken by French photographer Leon Busy, depict the daily life and crafts of people in Hanoi and its

Hoi An ancient town cited among 10 World Famous Canals

   A street corner in Hoi An Town. Hoi An ranked 4th in the list, just behind Venice in Italy, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Bruges in Belgium. The website reports “This fishing-village-turned-tourist-hotspot is situated on the coast of the South China Sea in Vietnam. Hoi An has been an international port from the 16th

Young people make video featuring Vietnamese natural beauty

A group of young people from Dak Lak Province has made a video clip featuring what they see as the most beautiful spots of their home town.  The video, set to music, includes famous landscapes in Buon Me Thuot City, in particularly and the Dak Lak Province in general. Some of the sights shown are