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300-year-old temple on Phú Quốc protects fishermen

  Surrounding the 300-year-old Dinh Cậu Temple on Phú Quốc Island are the “Turtle Head Tiger Tail” Rocks.  VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The 300-year-old Dinh Cậu Temple on Kiên Giang Province’s Phú Quốc Island is a place for fishermen to pray for a smooth voyage. Perched on an odd-shaped formation of rocks overlooking the ocean, located 200 metres west of Dương Đông Town, the ... Read More »

Ako Dhong: village in the city

  Tradional long house is a typical feature in Ako Dhong village. Photo By Lâm Giang Only two kilometres north of Buôn Ma Thuột City, Ako Dhong holds the hidden beauty of a traditional village of the Ê Đê ethnic group. We were amazed to find a traditional village still thriving in a modern city. In the past, Ako Dhong was nothing but forests. The village patriarch Ama ... Read More »

Pờ Ma Lung Mountain a favourite spot for climbers

  Pờ Ma Lung in Lai Châu Province is among the top 10 tallest mountains in VIet Nam, attracting scores of climbers with its challenging route. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Pờ Ma Lung in Lai Châu Province is among Việt Nam’s top 10 tallest mountains, attracting scores of climbers with its challenging route. The mountain, 2,967 metres high, is located in Lang Village in Phong Thổ ... Read More »

Lost in Lô Lô Chải Village

  Lô Lô Chải village seen from the Lũng Cú National Flag Tower. Photo Lâm Giang At the foot of Lũng Cú National Flag Tower, the country’s north pole in Lũng Cú Commune, Đồng Văn District, there is a miraculous village, which is often depicted in legends. Its name is Lô Lô Chải. The village is nestled in the ... Read More »

Hà Nội to set off fireworks at 30 places during Tết

  The Hồ Gươm (Sword) Lake in central Hà Nội is one of the city’s annual fireworks venues for the Lunar New Year celebration.  VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI The capital city will hold 15-minute firework shows across the capital to welcome Tết, the Lunar New Year festival, in January. The fireworks will take place at six venues at high altitudes and 24 venues at lower ... Read More »

Na Hang Lake a smaller version of Hạ Long Bay

  At the foot of the falls is the natural Na Hang Lake, a place for visitors to swim. The lake with its cool water, set amidst rocks, is especially inviting on hot days. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY Marvelous rock structures jut out of Na Hang Lake in the northern province of Tuyên Quang, looking like the more famous Hạ Long Bay. Tuyên Quang, ... Read More »

Hà Nội Train Street among Top 8 over-touristed sites

  The Hà Nội Train Street, closed last month over safety concerns, has been named as a Top 8 destination that experienced over-tourism in the last decade, according to the US travel magazine Insider. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI The Hà Nội Train Street, closed last month over safety concerns, is listed among the Top 8 destinations that were over-touristed in the last decade. US travel magazine Insider, which compiled ... Read More »

Explore Vân Long Wetland Nature Reserve in Ninh Bình

NINH BÌNH  Vân Long Wetland Nature Reserve in the northern province of Ninh Bình Province, famous for appearing in the blockbuster film Kong: Skull Island, has retained its pristine tranquility with clouds hovering above soaring limestone pinnacles. It is also known as ‘No Wave Bay’, nestled 80km to the south of Hà Nội, and boasting the Red River Delta’s largest wetland with mirror-like tranquil water. Located in the north of Gia Viễn District, ... Read More »

Daily water music show on 'walking street' downtown

  Nguyễn Huệ walking street welcomes thousands of visitors every day. Photo 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 »