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Lang Son aims to become major regional, national tourist site by 2025
Lang Son aims to become major regional, national tourist site by 2025
(LSO) - The People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Lang Son met on October 18 to look into a draft project on provincial tourism development by 2030 with a vision towards 2045. At the meeting, the consultancy unit briefed delegates on the draft project, which looks into the situation of local tourism, resources for the sector’s development...
Steam glutinous rice with ant egg: A speciality of Tay ethnic people
Steam glutinous rice with ant egg: A speciality of Tay ethnic people
‘Xoi trung kien’ (steam glutinous rice with ant egg) is one of specialities and traditional dishes of Tay people in the northern mountains of Vietnam. The crispy sounds of ant eggs seem to melt in the mouth and bring eaters the unforgettable taste of sticky rice and dried onions blended with ant eggs. In spring, during March and April...
Vietnam among top 20 countries to visit in 2020
Vietnam among top 20 countries to visit in 2020
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam was ranked 10th among the top 20 countries to visit in 2020 by the Conde Nast Traveler – a prestigious travel magazine. International visitors to Vietnam (Photo: VNA) Many other Southeast Asian countries were included in the list with Indonesia taking the first position, followed by Thailand. The Philippines and Cambodia came at the 8th...
Vietnam named Asia’s leading culinary destination
Vietnam named Asia’s leading culinary destination
NDO – The 26th World Travel Awards for Asia and Oceania chosen Vietnam as “Asia’s Leading Culinary Destination” at a ceremony held on October 12 on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province. Illustrative image. It is the first time the country has achieved this honor, though Vietnamese cuisine has already won considerable praise from international tourists and got rave...
Vietnam launches tourism promotion on Facebook
Vietnam launches tourism promotion on Facebook
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) recently launched a photo contest called #VietnamNOW on Facebook to promote Vietnam’s tourism to the world. Trang An heritage site in Ninh Binh province (Photo: VNA) The event will run from October 15 to 30 as part of a communications strategy to promote Vietnam to international travellers. Entries should...
Vietnam named Asia’s leading culinary destination
Vietnam named Asia’s leading culinary destination
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam has been honoured with four important prizes, including Asia’s Leading Culinary Destination, at the 26th World Travel Awards (WTA). Vietnam's representatives receive the awards at the event (Source: https://nld.com.vn) The World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2019 was organised on PhuQuoc Island, a popular tourist destination off the southern Vietnamese province of KienGiang, on...
Hanoi promotes itself as safe, friendly city
Hanoi promotes itself as safe, friendly city
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi has been shortlisted for the World’s Leading City Destination at the 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA), providing an excellent opportunity for the Vietnamese capital to promote itself as a safe and friendly destination for both domestic and foreign visitors. Turtle Tower in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi (Photo courtesy of Bui Van...
Centuries-old village turns to smart tourism
Centuries-old village turns to smart tourism
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - As part of a new initiative, smart tourism will be applied at the centuries-old Bat Trang commune in Gai Lam district on the outskirts of Hanoi. Bat Trang is one of the most famous pottery villages in Vietnam. (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) Now, old kilns, ancient houses and pottery workshops will be ready to receive a...
Vinh Phuc targets 6 million tourists in 2019
Vinh Phuc targets 6 million tourists in 2019
Vinh Phuc (VNA) – The northern midland province of Vinh Phuc aims to welcome 6 million tourists in 2019, including 43,500 foreigners, and rake in 1.91 trillion VND (82.13 million USD) from the tourism sector. A view of the Flamingo Dai Lai Resort in Vinh Phuc province (Photo: vinhphuc.gov.vn) The number of visitors to Vinh Phuc has increased rapidly...
Ban Gioc waterfall festival kicks off in Cao Bang
Ban Gioc waterfall festival kicks off in Cao Bang
Cao Bang (VNA) – The 2019 Ban Gioc waterfall festival opened in the northern border province of Cao Bang on October 5. Ban Gioc is the largest natural waterfall in Southeast Asia and also the world's fourth largest cross-border waterfall (Photo: VNA) The two-day event is jointly held by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the...
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