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Daily water music show on 'walking street' downtown

  Nguyễn Huệ walking street welcomes thousands of visitors every day. Photo zing.vn HCM CITY — A music and art programme will light up HCM City’s Nguyễn Huệ walking street every weekday from 5.30pm to 11pm. A fountain worth VNĐ23 billion (US$992,000) at the Nguyễn Huệ-Lê Lợi intersection has been functioning since the end of October. Shaped as a glass lotus flower with ... Read More »

Int'l food festival to feature chefs from five-star hotels

  Vietnamese sandwich will be available at the event. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — More than 50 food pavilions will present dishes from around the world at HCM City’s “Taste of the World” festival from November 14-17 at the Youth Cultural House in District 1. This year’s festival is organised by the HCM City Department of Tourism in collaboration with the ... Read More »

Beach in Bến Tre covered with horn snails for six months

  Millions of horn snails drift ashore to Chày Mười Islet in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre between October and April each year. — Photo vnexpress.net  HCM CITY — Millions of horn snails drift ashore to Chày Mười Islet in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre between October and April each year. Paddling through the Yên Hào Canal ... Read More »

149-year-old house in Cần Thơ site of famous film The Lover

  The ancient house of Bình Thủy is also a popular location for film shoots, and was the setting for The Lover, a 1992 film based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The Bình Thủy House, a well-preserved 149-year-old house in Cần Thơ, is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The house at ... Read More »

Heritage villas and temples in the south

    The Villa, also known as Phương Nam Villa, was built in the 1920s and 1930s in then Saigon, now HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Visiting heritage sites in HCM City and in Bình Dương Province, about 20km from the city, can be an interesting detour for locals and foreigners alike. The Villa, also known as Phương Nam Villa, is a restoration heritage site built ... Read More »

Four more Vietnamese sites recognised as ASEAN heritage parks

  Three national parks and a nature reserve of Việt Nam have been added to the list of ASEAN heritage parks, taking the country’s number to 10. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Three national parks and a nature reserve in Việt Nam have been added to the list of ASEAN heritage parks, taking the country’s number to 10. The parks are ... Read More »

Hotel Royal Hội An – MGallery named as Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel in Việt Nam

HỘI AN — Hotel Royal Hội An – MGallery was named by the World Luxury Hotel Awards as the Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel in Việt Nam at a ceremony in Rovaniemi, Finland on October 12. “To be recognised in this year’s awards is testament to the thoughtful service and authentic local experiences we deliver to our guests every day. We ... Read More »

Lakes in northern provinces new tourist attraction

  Ba Bể Lake, recognised by UNESCO as “a wetland of international importance”, is at the heart of Ba Bể National Park in Ba Bể District. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY Bắc Kạn and Tuyên Quang provinces are creating a tour that will take visitors to Ba Bể Lake in Bắc Kạn, the country’s largest natural lake, and the Na Hang – Lâm ... Read More »

Việt Nam among top 10 Asia-Pacific tourist destinations

   Việt Nam is included as one of the top 10 Asia-Pacific tourist destinations according to a report from the Pacific Asia Tourism Association.  VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY Việt Nam has been named one of the 10 top Asia-Pacific tourist destinations and fourth most-visited destination in Southeast Asia. As of the second quarter of 2019, Việt Nam had welcomed 8.48 million foreign tourists, making it a top ... Read More »

Winners named in HCM City Tour Guide contest

  Winners of the HCM City Tour Guide contest receive awards after the final round on Wednesday. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ HCM CITY — Two women working for HCM City-based travel operators won top prizes in the final round of the HCM City Tour Guide contest on Wednesday (Oct 30). Nguyễn Ngọc Thảo My of BenThanh Tourist won the first ... Read More »