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Welcoming the Year of the Horse 2014 at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Tour Guides 2014

From January 23 to February 9 (the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month to the 10th day of the first lunar month), the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is coordinating with several localities to organize activities to welcome the Year of the Horse 2014 at the museum. The first activity is to build ritual trees, […]

Halong Bay named one of six Asian destinations

Halong bay - Vietnam tour guides

The well-known tourism website Lonely Planet has just recommended Vietnam’s Halong Bay as one among six most famous destinations in Asia. In its “Top Things to Do in Asia” guidelines, the website refers to the six famous destinations. Apart from Halong Bay, the others are China’s Great Wall, Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia, the famous […]

1.1 million tourists visit Quang Binh in 2013

Son Doong Cave

In 2013, the number of tourists visit the central coastal province, Quang Binh is forecast to reach 1.1 million, a year-on-year rise of 9.1 percent. Of this figure, more than 975,900 tourist stayed overnight in the province. Quang Binh is a new destination of Vietnam with the new-discovered cave Son Doong and beautiful Thien Cam […]

2014 National Tourism Year to feature Central Highland culture


Festivals, exhibitions, art performances and film screenings on the Central Highland culture are among events to be held during the 2014 Central Highlands-Da Lat National Tourism Year. Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the five Central Highland provinces announced on December 28 that the national tourism year, themed “High Mountains and Thick Forests of […]

Ben Thanh among world’s best food markets

Ben Thanh-market

The American newspaper USA Today has published their list of the “Best food markets around the world” in which Saigon’s own Ben Thanh market ranked 15th. USA Today ranked the 45 best markets around the world based on their critical acclaim, how reflective they are of the local region, and the importance of food and […]

Hoi An one of Asia’s top cities


Hoi An was voted the second-best city in the Far East by Conde Nast Traveler readers. The ranking was based on culture, friendliness, atmosphere, restaurants, lodging and shopping. The 10 cities under consideration were Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan, Hoi An in Vietnam, Ubub in Indonesia, Luang Prabang in Laos, Singapore, Chiang Mai and Bangkok […]

Ha Long bay named among world’s most attractive coasts

Halong bay

Ha Long bay in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, has been listed among the world’s top 10 most impressive coasts by the US’s Huffington Post Magazine. According to Huffington Post, Ha Long bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 3,000 islands of various sizes which rise from the […]

Celebration of life warms the soul on remote Con Dao Island


Before departing for Con Dao Island, I was told it often had an “atmosphere of death”, that it was “wild and the food is scarce”, and that “it’s worth only a day visit as there’s nothing to entertain”. Yet my trip was so interesting that, since returning home, I have become obsessed with the smell […]