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Sơn Đoòng Cave named among dream destinations

The 9km cave system, which extends through a mountain, was named one of the most captivating on earth by National Geographic. — Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Sơn Đoòng Cave in the central province of Quảng Bình has been listed as one of five dream destinations for 2019 by travel magazine Lonely Planet.   Sơn Đoòng, the largest cave in ... Read More »

Cự Nẫm – from a military station to renowned tourism village worldwide

Stunning: Cự Nẫm Village enchants tourists worldwide with its picturesque rural scenery. — Photo courtesy of Phong Nha Farmstay Viet Nam News by Phan Phương & Lương Hương A village that once suffered intense bombing during the American War is now a tourist destination. Cự Nẫm Village, located in Cự Nẫm Commune, Bố Trạch District in the central province of ... Read More »

Central VN waterfalls make a splash

Trees and water: Mơ Waterfall in Huế, surrounded by the greenery of the national park. — VNS Photos Hồng Vân Viet Nam News by Hồng Vân As the central region of Việt Nam boasts some of the best white-sand beaches with warming sunshine and clear water, the area’s eco tourism is often overlooked, especially the natural waterfalls, which never fail ... Read More »

Visiting the beautiful Mường Hoa Valley of Lào Cai

Glorious: Mường Hoa Valley is stunning in the ripe paddy season. — VNS Photo Hạnh Hoàng Viet Nam News by Mộc Miên Mường Hoa Valley, Hầu Thào Commune lies eight kilometres southeast of Sa Pa Town. Visitors get to the beautiful valley after crossing a high mountain pass. The northwest mountainous area is famous for its extraordinary and poetic beauty, ... Read More »

Tourism infrastructure needed to develop Cái Răng floating market

A view of Cái Răng Floating Market in Cần Thơ City. — VNA/VNS File Photo Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Investment in tourism infrastructure, services and human resource training is needed to draw more tourists to Cái Răng floating market in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ, experts have said. The Cái Răng floating market reflects ... Read More »

Casting away from a village of stilt houses

Creature comforts: Residents of the village perform puppetry to enteratin tourists. VNS Photos Nguyễn Minh Hiếu Viet Nam News By Lê Hương & Hồng Vân For those interested in ethnic groups’ culture and green space, Thái Hải Stilt House Preservation & Ecological Tourism Village is an ideal destination. Located 70km north of Hà Nội and just a short drive from ... Read More »

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 affect tourism revenue. Since last ... Read More »

Nghệ An: a relaxing getaway

On the job: Locals sell fish in Cửa Hội fish port. — Photo 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 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 »