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Old war base now tourist destination

Stunning: A view of Bắc Sơn Town with green fields and pyramid hills. — VNS Photo Phạm Lộc Viet Nam News By Trần Mai Hưởng & Phạm Lộc The early morning sun shines all around. Clouds hang on mountains near and far mountains. Villages dot the immense green rice fields stretching into the distance. The Bắc Sơn region in northern ... Read More »

Cycle tours promote country tourism

Threshing: Tourists take part in the harvest.— VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng Viet Nam News By Đoàn Tùng Love cycling? Keen on travelling? Eager to learn about ethnic groups? A 100km cycling tour through the northern province of Cao Bằng may satisfy all these desires. The Centre for Rural Economic Development (CRED) recently held an experimental bike tour linking Quảng Uyên ... Read More »

Highland bazaar

Whether you enter from the front which overlooks the lake, by a bridge from Phan Boi Chau Street, or descend into the market via one of the myriad of old cobbled granite staircases, you will soon find yourself in a multi-layered labyrinth. More difficult than a department store to find your way out of (it may have been designed for ... Read More »

A day at the beach is cheapest in Vietnam: ranking

Vietnam has emerged the most affordable beach holiday destination and French Polynesia the most expensive, in a new ranking that breaks down how much it costs to soak in the sun at seaside destinations around the world. After whittling down an initial list of 900 destinations, travel website TravelBird calculated the cost of spending a day at the beach at ... Read More »

Typhoon Nida forces Vietnam Airlines to reschedule flights

Vietnam Airlines said it plans to reschedule flights from and to Hong Kong and Guangzhou (China) on Tuesday due to Typhoon Nida. Eight flights departing from or to the two destinations will be delayed from 3 hours 35 minutes to 5 hours 40 minutes, according to the national flag carrier. The changes may affect flight departures and arrivals at Vinh ... Read More »

It’s the best time to visit Korea and Taiwan with Vietjet

As the best travel season is coming, Vietjet offers 30,000 super-saving tickets priced only from USD0 in line with the “12pm, It’s time to Vietjet” from August 3 to August 5, 2016 on Vietjet’s website. The promotion is applied for all routes to Taiwan and Korea, between August 23, 2016 to March 26, 2017 for HCMC/Hanoi – Seoul routes and ... Read More »

Ship hits several boats in Nha Trang, terrifies foreign tourists

A cruise ship carrying 10 foreign tourists crashed into three anchored boats and sank one of them while leaving a pier in Nha Trang in central Vietnam Sunday. The vessel, piloted by Banh Thanh Duy, 31, first hit a boat that broke up and sank in five minutes. No one was aboard it. The ship went on to hit two ... Read More »

Experts divided on Vietnam elephant-watching tour

Experts were divided over a draft plan to begin elephant-watching tours in the central province of Quang Nam when they met last week at the launch of the 1st Elephant Conservation Week. The plan by the Forestry Administration, is to launch a tour in Quang Nam’s Nong Son District in the first stage. Conservationists estimated six to 10 wild elephants ... Read More »

August highlights at Park Hyatt Saigon

The luxury mooncake collection at Park Hyatt Saigon This autumn, Park Hyatt Saigon proudly presents an exclusive high-end mooncake collection, perfect for family gatherings and gifts during the meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival season. The Park Hyatt Saigon mooncake collection consists of four cakes in four different shapes, combining traditional and contemporary flavors. Pure Lotus Double York, consisting of pure lotus paste ... Read More »

7 things scare foreign tourists in Vietnam: Deputy PM

Seventy percent of international tourists do not return to Vietnam for a second time and there are seven things that scare many of them away, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said at a tourism promotion conference in Quang Nam Tuesday. They are robberies, minor thefts, traffic gridlock, traffic accidents, services quality, dirty toilets, and pollution, he said. “Vietnam is ... Read More »