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Cruise tourism in Southeast Asia begins to boom
Cruise tourism in Southeast Asia begins to boom
Cruise tourism in Vietnam is growing in the context that this segment begins to boom in Southeast Asia. Phan Xuan Anh, chairman of Viet Excursions, said cruise lines from the U.S. and Europe are promoting new destinations in Asia, including Vietnam. Therefore, the company has recorded a rise ...
Debate on restoring Mekong Delta Floating Markets
Debate on restoring Mekong Delta Floating Markets
Floating markets on rivers in the Mekong Delta have existed for hundreds of years and are not merely a place for buying and selling of farm produce but have over time become quintessentially a cultural and economic traditional heritage of people in South Vietnam. Nga Bay Floating Market, also ...
HCM City opens first inner waterway tourism route
HCM City opens first inner waterway tourism route
The cruise boat carrying 25 passengers started at Bach Dang Quay in District 1 and went along Ben Nghe and Tau Hu canals, parallel to Vo Van Kiet Avenue, for four hours. The cruise boat landed at the Long Hoa Pagoda on Ben Binh Dong Pier in Ward 15, where a vegetarian lunch awaited the ...
Mekong Delta attracts nearly 13 million visitors
Mekong Delta attracts nearly 13 million visitors
The Mekong River Delta drew 1.8 million foreign arrivals in July, raising the total number of visitors since the beginning of the year to 12.8 million, up 6 percent from a year ago. The tourism industry brought VND2.6 trillion to the region, a year-on-year increase of 25 ...
Ho Dynasty Citadel receives world heritage certificate
Ho Dynasty Citadel receives world heritage certificate
The Ho Dynasty Citadel in central Thanh Hoa province received a UNESCO certificate of World Cultural Heritage status at a grand ceremony on June 16. The citadel was recognised as a World Cultural Heritage site on June 27 last year. UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for External ...
5-star cruise liner docks in Vung Tau
5-star cruise liner docks in Vung Tau
The 5-star cruise liner, the Voyager of the Seas, which is registered in the Bahamas, docked in Vung Tau on June 14 with more than 3,200 tourists on board. The tourists are mainly from Australia , Singapore , Japan , the RoK, the UK , and the US ...
Life along the Mekong to be on TV
Life along the Mekong to be on TV
A filmmaking team from Thailand recently began to shot the first scenes of a documentary featuring the daily life of Vietnamese people living on the banks of the Mekong River . The footage will be aired in mid-June on Thai PBS Television in a programme entitled The Rivers of Life. "The ...
Training and developing traditional music during integration
Training and developing traditional music during integration
A seminar on training and developing traditional music during integration will be held in Hanoi on April 25th and 26th by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The seminar aims to assess: the quality of traditional music training at music training establishments nationwide over the past ...
Vietnam attends trade fair in France
Vietnam attends trade fair in France
Can Tho City has three special products, including rice, seafood and tourism exhibited at the 2012 Nice international fair in the southern region of France for the first time. The Vietnamese stall, covering an area of 40 square metres with two big-sized photos of Cai Rang floating market and Ha ...
Cultural market to highlight ethnic specialties
Cultural market to highlight ethnic specialties
Ethnic minority groups from various part of Vietnam are taking part in a cultural market opened in the Vietnamese Ethnic Groups Culture and Tourism Village in Dong Mo tourist area, 40km from Hanoi, on April 19. The market forms part of activities in the Vietnam Ethnic Groups Cultural Festival. ...
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