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Catholic church pays homage to diversified cultural array

Catholic church pays homage to diversified cultural array   Place of worship: An overview of Phat Diem Cathedral. — VNA/VNS Photo Quy Trung   Heavenly: The main church is sophisticatedly carved with paintings depicting Biblical narratives. Stepping inside from the court, people may have to stop for a while to adjust to the darkness, which ... Read More »

Malaysia rolls out the welcome mat

Malaysia rolls out the welcome mat   Foreign tourists visit the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. — VNS Photo Van Dat HCM CITY (VNS) — Viet Nam is among the tourism markets that Malaysia is targeting in a major promotion campaign launched last week in Kuala Lumpur. Speaking at the inauguration of the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign at ... Read More »

Ha Noi hotels rank second worldwide for service

Ha Noi hotels rank second worldwide for service HANOI (VNS)– Ha Noi, the capital city of Vietnam, is second in a list of 100 international cities with the good hotels services, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by the well-known tourism website Trivago, asked tourists to rate their satisfaction of hotel services in 100 cites around the world. ... Read More »

Travel firms brace for congested Tet

Travel firms brace for congested Tet People at Giap Bat Bus Station in Ha Noi. The station is expected to receive at least 30,000 passengers daily during the pre-Tet period, which reaches its peak about a week before the holiday begins on February 10 this year. — VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet HA NOI (VNS)— Travel companies in Ha Noi are ... Read More »

Tet market to open at Da Nang resort

Poor receive gifts ahead of Tet Many believe that those who have a pleasant Tet will enjoy a prosperous year. So as the biggest holiday in Viet Nam approaches, the Government is working to ensure that even disadvantaged people can celebrate the Lunar New Year in style. Reservoirs to release water to parched farms The water level of rivers will ... Read More »

Con Dao named a ‘mysterious’ island

Con Dao named a ‘mysterious’ island   Con Dao, an island district in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, has been included in Lonely Planet’s travel magazine as one of the top nine of the world’s most mysterious islands.—File photo HCM City (VNS)- Con Dao, an island district in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, has been included in Lonely ... Read More »

Memorial stands testament to Khmer Rouge massacre

Memorial stands testament to Khmer Rouge massacre by Le Minh Grim reminder: An overview of Ba Chuc tomb. — Photos phuot.com.vn (VNS) We came to Ba Chuc Commune on the afternoon of New Year’s Day 2013 at the suggestion of a friend who knew we would pass through An Giang Province on our trip to Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. “You ... Read More »

Binh Dinh welcomes first visit from five-star cruise liner

The five-star cruise ship, Minerva.—File photo BINH DINH (VNS)– Five-star cruise ship Minerva from the UK docked at Quy Nhon Port in the central province of Binh Dinh yesterday. With 500 passengers and a 200-member crew, Minerva is the biggest such vessel to visit the province so far. During their four-hour stay, passengers visited the province’s famous attractions, including the ... Read More »

Vietnamese hit the road for Tet holiday

Vietnamese hit the road for Tet holiday   Glutinous rice cakes, a holiday favourite at Tet, are cooked at a festival of northeast ethnic people. Tour operators expect to cook up big profits this Tet. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Duc HCM CITY (VNS)— It promises to be a profitable Tet (Lunar New Year) for tour operators who said they are ... Read More »

Airport receives first flight

Airport receives first flight The central province of Thanh Hoa’s Tho Xuan Airport received its first passengers on Tuesday. The opening of the airport is to meet travel demands between HCM City and central provinces. — Photo Courtesy of Lao Dong (Labour) Newspaper HA NOI (VNS) — The central province of Thanh Hoa’s Tho Xuan Airport received its first commercial ... Read More »