Central provinces ask airline for direct services to HCMC, Hanoi

Leaders of the central provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Gia Lai and Kon Tum Sunday signed an agreement to ask Vietnam Airlines (VNA) for a HCMC-Phu Cat-Hanoi direct route. The four provinces requested VNA to upgrade the facilities at Phu Cat Airport … [Read more...]

Broke handicraft villages look to tourism to survive hard times

HCM CITY — Nearly 60 per cent of handicraft villages around the country have been forced to cut back on their production because of the global financial crisis, according to a ministry official. Tran Chien Thang, Deputy Minister of Culture, … [Read more...]

Misty mountain romance

Driving about an hour from Hanoi, you will reach Phuc Yen Town of Vinh Phuc Province. Follow the zigzagging road along the foot of the mountains for another half an hour. Foggy Tam Dao lies under the shadows of pine trees if you visit in autumn and … [Read more...]

PM endorses $16 mil. project to preserve world heritage site

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Wednesday approved a VND282 billion ($16 million) project to preserve a cultural heritage site in central Quang Nam Province. My Son, 69 km southwest of Da Nang City, is thought to be a sacred Cham site, and contains … [Read more...]

Hoi An ancient quarter extends pedestrians-only days

The ancient quarter in Hoi An Town will be dedicated exclusively to pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles for five days a week from today, according to a regulation issued by the town People’s Committee. The ancient quarter of the town in … [Read more...]

Eating the hot pot alone

Hot pots are usually served to a group, but a restaurant chain in Ho Chi Minh City is popularizing the hot pot just for one. This new style caters to people on the run who want to enjoy their favorite meal without organizing a party. The Chen … [Read more...]

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Marguerite Junk

Our dining rooms offer a cozy and romantic atmosphere, with large panoramic windows from which to take in the beauty of the bay while enjoying Vietnamese cuisine at its best. The bar offers a selection of Aperitifs, Spirits, Cocktails, beer and a … [Read more...]

Halong Bay – Lagoon Explorer Junk Cruise Halong Bay (2 days – 1 night)

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(Overview) Enter the mystical world of Halong Bay aboard our luxurious Chinese Junk. From the first moment you step aboard the Lagoon Explorer, you'll be inspired by the distinctive style and fine craftsmanship of this magnificent Junk. The warm, … [Read more...]

Halong Bay – Lagoon Explorer Junk Cruise Halong Bay (3 days – 2 nights)

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(Overview) Lagoon Explorer Cruise, best private junk to discover Halong Bay, Vietnam: We have pleasure to inform you that we have launched a newly designed junk named "Lagoon Explorer". This junk is constructed to the design of the Dragon's Pearl … [Read more...]

Halong Bay – Jasmine Junk Cruise Kayaking (2 days 1 night)

Jasmine is a four-star junk will set the standard for services and amenities on the bay. Fitted out in the 1930's Indochine style, the Halong Jasmine will feature 21 spacious cabins, restaurant, lounge and two special Jasmine Suites with their own … [Read more...]