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Tourism sector aims to stop Chinese zero-đồng tours

Snapping shots: Chinese tourists at the Central Post Office in HCM City. — VNS Photo San Hà Viet Nam News by San Hà Given the boom in the number of Chinese tourists in HCM City, authorities have been urged to take preventive measures against the so-called “zero-đồng” tours that cater to these tourists and adversely ... Read More »

Nghệ An: a relaxing getaway

On the job: Locals sell fish in Cửa Hội fish port. — Photo baonghean.vn Viet Nam News Thuỳ Anh For anyone looking for an escape from the bustle and heat of city life, Nghệ An Province is the place to go. The province offers travellers a range of activities – including travelling around beautiful islands by boat, catching squid at ... Read More »

City’s “Halal Land” enclave of 70 shops, restaurants caters to Muslim visitors, residents

Multiple services, including tailoring and eateries offering Halal food and beverages, are offered on HCM City’s Nguyen An Ninh Street. VNS Photo An Phương Viet Nam News By An Phương Most people are familiar with HCM City’s Chinatown in District 5, Korea Town in District 7,  Japan Town in District 1, and the Western expat enclave in District 2. But ... Read More »

Việt Nam’s pirate island develops community tourism

Love is in the air: Romantic beaches on the archipelago lure tourists. — Photo quandaohaitac.com Viet Nam News by Thiên Hương Tiên Hải is the only island commune in Hà Tiên District, southern province of Kiên Giang. The commune also has another name: Hải Tặc (Pirates) Archipelago. It boasts 16 islands and total area of 283ha. In the past few ... Read More »

Discover your inner child at U Minh National Park

Natural surroundings: Waterway in U Minh Hạ.— VNA/VNS Photo Huỳnh Thế Anh Viet Nam News Văn Châu If you’re a nature lover and favour adventure trips, the U Minh National Park (UMNP) in the Mekong Delta should be at the top of your destination list, especially if you live in southern Việt Nam. Trần Vĩnh Tuấn, a 46-year-old visitor from ... Read More »

Spring in Mộc Châu is about as good as it gets

Picture time: Mộc Sương Tea Hills area is a good site for photo shooting. VNS Photo Trần Mai Hưởng Viet Nam News By Trần Mai Hưởng Nothing conjures up a perfect spring afternoon more than a beautiful field of canola flowers shining as bright as the sunshine above. Spring in Mộc Châu is just about as good as it gets. ... Read More »

Colourful stones enchant at Bình Thuận beach

Kaleidoscope colours: Cổ Thạch beach and Cổ Thạch pagoda (called Cave Pagoda) in the province’s Tuy Phong District attract droves of photographers who arrive in the early morning to take shots of moss-covered stones that can look turquoise, purple, red or other colours, depending on the angle of the sunlight. — VNS Photo Dương Đức Viet Nam News by Gia ... Read More »

Standing at heaven’s gate on Bảo Đài Mountain

Stunning views: Tourists climb up Yên Tử Mountain. — VNA/VNS Photo Quỳnh Trang Viet Nam News By Trần Mai Hưởng We headed up to Bảo Đài Mountain, also known as Vảy Rồng Mountain, to visit the Ngọa Vân Am (Ngọa Vân Pagoda) historical site. The site, located in the Yên Tử historical complex in the northern province of Quảng Ninh, ... Read More »

Tourists revel in rich Khmer culture

Part of the culture: Bà Ôm Pond offers cool atmosphere. — File Photo Viet Nam News By Văn Châu  At first, I thought it would take only one day to sample the best of Trà Vinh, a coastal province in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta, but I was quickly proven wrong. Hundreds of ancient trees and a fascinating Khmer culture ... Read More »

Coastal city lures tourists with history

Heroes: Statues of the three heroes who repelled Chinese invaders. — VNS Photo Trần Mai Hưởng Viet Nam News by Trần Mai Hưởng People know Hải Phòng as a city of flamboyant trees, an important industrial centre and the biggest port in the north. The city has also long been a tourism hub with beaches embracing the city and top class ... Read More »