Vietnam's first tourist resort receives Green Globe certificate
The Novotel Phan Thiet resort in central Binh Thuan Province has been recognised by the Green Globe International, Inc. to achieve the world’s highest environmental standards, becoming the first in Vietnam to receive the Green Globe certificate.
Vietnamese culture introduced in a fair in Belgium
Vietnamese silk, wooden carving products and china drew the attention of visitors to the annual fair held by the Asia-Pacific Women’s Association (APWA) in Brussels, Belgium on May 16.
Viettel launches mobile package for foreign tourists
From 15 May 2009, Viettel Telecom officially launches the pre-paid mobile package for foreign tourists when travelling in Vietnam. The package, named Tourist Sim, is offered with flexible usage time,…
Hoi An to preserve ancient Cham wells
The Hoi An Centre for Monuments Management and Preservation has announced a list of 80 ancient wells in the town and neighbouring areas as part of a plan to preserve the relics that are hundreds of years old.
Online quiz on Hanoi launched for foreigners
An online multi-choice contest on Hanoi’s historical milestones and its cultural heritages, organised for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese, was launched on May 18.
Foreign visitors to be exempt from visa fees
Foreign visitors to Vietnam under the “Impressive Vietnam” promotional programme will be exempt from visa fees.
Legendary Trail’s 50th anniversary celebrated
A ceremony was solemnly held in the central province of Quang Binh on May 16 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
World’s largest Buddha statue arrives in Bac Ninh
More than 1,000 Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers attended a ceremony at Phat Tich Pagoda in Bac Ninh Province, about 60km from Hanoi, to welcome the arrival of the world’s largest Jade Statue of Buddha.
Hanoi - a city with many stories
“In a City" is the title of an exhibition about the capital city of Hanoi, which opened on May 15.
Ba Chua Xu Festival kicks off in An Giang
Tens of thousands of visitors flocked to the Nui Sam trade centre in Chau Doc Town, An Giang Province on May 15 to attend the ninth Ba Chua Xu Festival.
Cultural exchange in Vientiane marks President Ho’s birthday
A cultural exchange programme between Laos and Vietnam was conducted in the capital Vientiane in Laos on May 15 as part of activities to celebrate the late President Ho Chi Minh’s 119th birthday (May 19)
World fair features Vietnamese cultural identities
Vietnam’s land, people and culture were introduced internationally when the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK attended the 50th World Fair held in London from May 12-13.
Park Hyatt Saigon wins best hotel award in Ho Chi Minh City
Park Hyatt Saigon voted “Best Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City” in the fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards Poll of DestinAsian, Asia’s leading luxury travel and lifestyle magazine.
Photo show praises Vietnamese ao dai grace
The grace of ao dai (traditional long dress of Vietnamese women) shines at a show held by a Vietnamese photographer in Berlin, Germany.
Sa Huynh’s ancient jar tombs restored
Conservationists from central Quang Ngai Province have completed restoration of four ceramic jar tombs belonging to the Sa Huynh Culture, which dated back more than two millennia.