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Beyond the baguette: France's food legacy in Vietnam

It has been more than six decades since the end of French colonial rule in Vietnam, but when President Francois Hollande arrives this week he’ll struggle to avoid a quintessential legacy of his country’s rule: the baguette. Smeared with pate and loaded with fresh coriander and cucumber, or just enjoyed with a pat of fresh ... Read More »

Tourism firms complain as Vietnam increases visa fees 5-fold for US visitors

The Vietnam Tourism Association said it would complain to the government about a recent hike in visa fees by more than five times for US nationals. On August 29 Vietnam began to issue one-year, multiple-entry visas to US citizens for US$135, up from single-entry visas that cost only $5 for cruise tourists and $25 for others. Vu The Binh, the ... Read More »

Hashtag #Vietnam: The week's best photos

  A photo posted by Wandy (@wandyadventures) on Sep 3, 2016 at 3:23am PDT A flooded forest in the Mekong Delta     A photo posted by Gadi Biran (@gadio018) on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:57pm PDT Rice fields in Hoi An, central Vietnam     A photo posted by @hai_yen_s on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:21am PDT Lanterns for ... Read More »

Lào Cai ethnic festival to be held

Sa Pa: Lào Cai Province. Viet Nam News The 13th Cultural, Sports and Tourism Festival of ethnic groups in the northern region will take place in Lào Cai Province in October, according to the Ministry of Cultural, Sports and Tourism. The purpose of the festival is to introduce the cultural characteristics of ethnic groups as well as promote the region’s tourism strengths. ... Read More »

’Lake as big as an ocean’ in Pleiku offers best of both worlds to visitors

Blue haven: Biển Hồ – the largest and most beautiful fresh water lake in Tây Nguyên. Photos blogdulich.com.vn Viet Nam News By Hoàng Linh My cousin, Nguyễn Thanh Trà, who’s finicky by nature, kept going back and forth about places to visit. According to her, there’s nothing but trees in the mountains and there’s nothing to do on the beach ... Read More »

HCM City welcomes 1.8 million foreign tourists

HCM City received nearly 1.8 million foreign tourists in the first four months of the year. Photo dulichvietnam.com.vn Viet Nam News Nearly 1.8 million foreign tourists visited HCM City in the first four months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 14 per cent, according to a report from the municipal People’s Committee. Total tourism turnover in the period reached ... Read More »

Hải Dương launches souvenir design contest

The Hải Dương Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has launched a design contest on handicraft souvenirs that will remind tourists of the province’s cultural and tourism features. Source link Read More »

Chăm ethnic group to hold cultural festival

A Chăm ethnic group festival will be held in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang between July 15 and 17. Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A special sports, culture and tourism festival of the Chăm ethnic group will be held in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang between July 15 and 17. The festival will ... Read More »

Hạ Long a must-visit travel destination

Hạ Long with its beautiful seascape is an ideal destination for tourists. — Photo Legend Travel HÀ NỘI – If you need a break from your busy life to enjoy some tranquil moments watching the sun slowly set on the sea, Hạ Long is the perfect getaway. Over the past two decades, Hạ Long Bay (literally means Bay of Descending ... Read More »

Provinces gear up to develop special economic units

A view of Cai Rong Port in Van Don disrict, Quang Ninh province (Photo: news.zing.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Quang Ninh, Kien Giang and Khanh Hoa are gearing to develop special administrative-economic zones with expectations that preferential policies will be increased as the National Assembly is discussing the Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units. The southern province of Kien Giang People’s Council, ... Read More »