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  • Ha Giang promotes ethnic people

    Ha Giang promotes ethnic people

    The week is organised to introduce to domestic and foreign people special features in life and art of ethnic minorities in the province. It is also chance for province to advertise their potential tourism products to visitors.During the week, visitors can enjoy traditional performances as well as...

  • Cultural practices added to national heritage list

    Cultural practices added to national heritage list

    The new additions include two traditional festivals of the Giay and Dao Do people in Sapa district, Lao Cai province; two traditional crafts of the H'mong and Nung Din people in the Sapa and Muong Khuong districts of Lao Cai province; a traditional social practice of the Dao people in Tuyen Quang province;...

  • VNAT welcomed journalists from Thailand

    VNAT welcomed journalists from Thailand

    At the meeting, Deputy Director General of VNAT Nguyen Quoc Hung appreciated the visit of the journalist delegation which would contribute to strengthening promotion of Vietnam tourism to Thailand tourists. Simultaneously, he also emphasized the tourism development cooperation mechanism...

  • Tourism programme highlights northern mountainous region

    Tourism programme highlights northern mountainous region

    The Viet Bac region, comprising Lang Son, Cao Bang, Bac Kan , Thai Nguyen, Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang, used to be the base of the revolutionary forces in the fight against French colonialists. Besides numerous revolutionary relics related to the national liberation war, the region is also home to ...

  • Vietnam becomes attractive destination for Japanese tourists

    Vietnam becomes attractive destination for Japanese tourists

    During the 2003-2012 period, Japanese tourist arrivals to Vietnam increased 2.75 folds, with an average growth rate of 12 percent per annum. In 2012 alone, Japanese tourists made up 9 percent of all foreign visitors to Vietnam. In the first ten months of 2013, nearly 500,000 Japanese tourists visited...

  • Enhancing tourism cooperation between Viet Nam- Japan

    Enhancing tourism cooperation between Viet Nam- Japan

    Organization (JNTO) held the 5th Meeting of Viet Nam-Japan Tourism Co-operation in Ha Noi. The meeting was co-chaired by the Deputy Director General of VNAT, Mr. Nguyen Manh Cuong and Deputy Director of JNTO, Mr. Yasuhiro Shinohara. In the attendance were chairman of Japan Association of Travel Agents...

  • JATA says Central Vietnam key destination for tourists

    JATA says Central Vietnam key destination for tourists

    Phuong said this was the first time JATA held its executive meeting outside Japan, and during the gathering they mapped out plans to develop the market. "JATA has chosen Vietnam as the focal market and next year there will be direct flights from Japan to Danang, Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue to bring...

  • Photo exhibition honours national heritages

    Photo exhibition honours national heritages

    The chosen photos were selected from more than 6,000 entries from nearly 340 photographers participating in the recent Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2013 which aims to welcome the ninth anniversary of Vietnam's Cultural Heritage Day (November 23). The works vividly reflect the values of tangible...

  • Ba Mun Island - green pearl in Bai Tu Long Bay

    Ba Mun Island - green pearl in Bai Tu Long Bay

    It is also an extremely interesting destination for those who love adventure and nature. It takes only 45 minutes on a high-speed boat from Cai Rong wharf in Van Don district to Ba Mun Island. The first impression tourists have when arriving at the island is pristine natural landscape with green forests...

  • Hanoi photo exhibition highlights Vietnam-Japan ties

    Hanoi photo exhibition highlights Vietnam-Japan ties

    The exhibition, the first jointly organised by VNA and Japan's Kyodo News Agency, will stay open until November 14. Addressing the opening ceremony, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi and Kyodo News Agency Chief Editor Masaki Fukuyama underscored that the exhibition is a highlight in a series of...

  • Hoi An wins 2013 Asian townscape awards

    Hoi An wins 2013 Asian townscape awards

    The award ceremony is scheduled for November 20 in Japan to highlight and honour significant efforts made by Asian cities for the improvement, revitalisation and creation of a beautiful and harmonious townscape that is safe, sustainable and with respect to history and local culture. Earlier this...

  • World-record setting cable car in Sapa-Fasipan

    World-record setting cable car in Sapa-Fasipan

    A subsidiary of Ba Na Cable Car Service JSC plans to invest in a project to build the cable car, as well as an entertainment and hotel complex in Sapa-Fansipan. The three-wire cable car system would be the first of its kind the Asian region. It is expected to increase in Lao Cai Province in general and Sapa in...

  • VN, Japan to boost joint tourism

    VN, Japan to boost joint tourism

    Viet Nam-Japan tourism co-operation would focus on exchanging visitors, providing technical support and developing human resources, said Nguyen Manh Cuong, deputy general director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism. Japanese tourists on the way to Ha Long Bay in northern Quang Ninh...

  • Ninh Binh to host int'l conference on spiritual tourism

    Ninh Binh to host int'l conference on spiritual tourism

    Jointly held by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the provincial People's Committee, the event will offer a chance for delegates to discuss matters related to tourism planning, management, conservation, and promotion of spiritual tourism products. It will...

  • Quang Ninh provincial museum attracts many tourists

    Quang Ninh provincial museum attracts many tourists

    According to Tran Trong Ha, director of Quang Ninh provincial museum, the museum is open from 9am to 11:20am and 2pm to 6pm every day. However, when tourist delegations schedule to pay visit to the museum, it can stay open all day. The museum was built with an investment of VND900 billion to mark the 50th...

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