Photo exhibition celebrates army
An exhibition celebrating the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam People’s Army has opened at Lam Son Park near HCMC’s Opera House.
The art of war
The art of war   (Dec 20, 2009)
A nationwide fine arts exhibition focusing on the Armed Forces and Revolutionary War has opened at the Vietnam Museum of Military History in Hanoi. The exhibition displays 161 paintings, graphics…
Vietnam joins Asian Cruise Services Network
The representatives of 17 regional travel agencies, including Saigontourist (Vietnam), attended a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand and agreed to establish an Asian Cruise Services Network (ACSN).
Dak Lak sets up elephant sanctuary
The Central Highland province of Dac Lak will set up a 200-ha elephant sanctuary in Yok Don National Park under a project to preserve wild and domestic elephants.
Hanoi and Ha Long Bay (Viet Nam) - the ideal destination for family vacation in 2010
Hanoi and Ha Long Bay (Viet Nam) is in an Australian website’s list of ideal destinations for family vacation in 2010.
Hanoi ancient dances emerges back to life
Ancient dances, an exceptional art genre that stems from the old capital city of Thang Long, are being revived after a long time in oblivion.
Buon Me Thuot Tourism and Culture Week opens
The Buon Me Thuot-Dak Lak Tourism and Culture Week entitled “The Legend of the Central Highlands Elephant” opened in the central highlands province of Dak Lak on December 16.
Tourism programme offers employment for poor communities
Lower-income communities have been placed in the core of a tourism programme scheduled to begin in 2010 to develop the north-western mountainous provinces into an attractive destination.
Luxury hotels to extend operations until 2 a.m.
All high-end hotels nationwide will be allowed early next year to keep some entertainment facilities open until 2 a.m. instead of 12:00 a.m. to cater to tourists and improve business, according to a new Government decree.
Ancient woodblocks win UNESCO heritage title
Head of UNESCO’s representative office in Vietnam on December 12 awarded the certificate of Documentary Heritage to the State Records and Archives Department for woodblocks from the Nguyen Dynasty two centuries ago.
King’s attainment of Nirvana commemorated
The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha hosted a solemn ceremony at the Yen Tu Mountain on December 16 to commemorate the 701st anniversary of the attainment of Nirvana of King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong, the founder of Vietnamese Zen Buddhism.
Halong Bay’s 15th anniversary marked
The 15th anniversary of Halong Bay’s recognition as a world natural heritage site was celebrated in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on December 15.
Hospitality industry raises image in France
“Vietnam -a favourite destination” is what Vietnamese travel agents highlighted at a meeting with French partners in Paris on December 14, offering a number of discount tours and new products.
New things relating to late President Ho on show in Hanoi
Nearly 200 documents, photos, and artifacts concerning late President Ho Chi Minh collected during the 2000-2009 are being exhibited at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi.
Tourist industry booms at year-end
Tourist and travel companies are smiling as the tourist market booms with numbers registered for tours increase by 10 to 15% year-on-year.