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A cultural cuisine ward to take shape in Hanoi

Dedicated walkways will be expanded to Hang Buom, Ma May, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ta Hien and Dao Duy Tu from the Old Quarter’s core, according to Do Xuan Thuy, Director of the Dong Xuan Joint Stock Company, which was selected to carry out the project. The expanded pedestrian area currently boasts many Hanoi Read more


Festival features three regions’ cuisine

A festival showcasing delicious and special dishes of all three regions of the country opened in Tuy Hoa city, the central province of Phu Yen , on July 6. Twenty one participating units from 12 cities and provinces have brought thousands of dishes, both traditionally and modernly, to the festival. As part of the National Read more


Tourists to Nghe An rise sharply

Nghe An province attracted more than 2 million visitors in May and June, including nearly 58,000 foreigners. It earned nearly VND600 billion from tourism services, up 21 percent compared to the same period last year. The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said thanks to favourable weather condition, the number of tourists to the Read more


CLMV countries to exhibit tourism projects in HCM City

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and host Vietnam will exhibit tourism projects in HCMC during the tourism investment forum, one of the activities of the International Travel Expo 2011 in HCMC scheduled for September this year. Along with the project exhibition, CLMV countries’ tourism ministers will update tourism development strategies to investors. The high-ranking officials and investors Read more


Ho Dynasty Citadel now World Heritage

UNESCO recognised the Ho Dynasty in the central province of Thanh Hoa as World Cultural Heritage site on June 27. Located in the two communes of Vinh Tien and Vinh Long in Vinh Loc district, the citadel measuring 870m by 833m was built in 1397. The citadel’s construction was supervised by the Tran dynasty’s top Read more


2012 Tourism Year Puts Heritage in Focus

The first meeting of the Steering Committee and the Organizing Board for the 2012 National Tourism Year recently took place in the old imperial city of Hue. Thua Thien Hue Province will host nine master events during the year. The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism will get together with related ministries and sectors to Read more


President hails southern people’s sentiments towards Uncle Ho

State President Nguyen Minh Triet on June 22, 2011 attended a ground-breaking ceremony for the restoration and embellishment of a memorial area dedicated to late President Ho Chi Minh in the southernmost province of Ca Mau. The refurbishment of Uncle Ho memorial area, located in Ca Mau city’s Cultural Park, is to celebrate the 121 Read more


HCMC wants to establish tourist police bureau

The HCMC government has just asked the municipal Police Department to consider a plan to establish the tourist police bureau to protect tourists in the city, an official said. Foreign tourists walk along Le Loi Street in downtown of HCMC on Tuesday. The city government wants to have a tourist police bureau to protect tourists Read more


Vietnam’s paintings introduced in UK

The Vietnamese Embassy in the UK and the Oc Eo Art Gallery, which specialises in Vietnamese painting and Asian fine art, opened an exhibition showcasing paintings that depict the beauty of Vietnam’s land and people in London on June 20. The exhibition, entitled “Land of Hidden Charms”, is the first of its kind opened at Read more


MICE tourism set to bring host of benefits

Developing MICE tourism would bring benefits, not only to the tourism sector, but also to general trade and the promotion of the image of the country, said Gilbert Whelan, former President of the Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Director of MICE Club Vietnam. Gilbert Whelan said Vietnam had almost all necessary elements to strongly Read more

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