Traditional tunes to lull UNESCO
Cultural authorities of the northwestern province of Tuyen Quang are completing a profile on hat then (then singing) to submit to UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage.
Famous Ca Tru singer to treat Hanoi audience
Pho Thi Kim Duc, famous for singing "Ca tru" (ceremonial songs) and the only remaining "Ca tru" singer from the well-known Kham Thien Ca tru group in the past, will…
Phong Nha-Ke Bang comes to life off screen
In cinema terms, Vietnam is the superstar of Southeast Asia. Endless war movies and the odd love film have beamed images of its beautiful scenery and jungle vistas to television…
Chef at Hanoi's Metropole Hotel Do Chi Cong will represent Vietnam at the international culinary competition, the Bocuse d'Or Asia, which will take place in Shanghai, China, from June 12-14, announced the organisers on June 5 in Hanoi.
Da Nang to host Miss Vietnam final
The country's most glamorous women will parade their beauty and talents during the final round of the 2012 Miss Vietnam pageant which takes place in the central city of Da Nang between August 12 and 25.
Promoting the value of Ho dynasty citadel
On June 5th, Thanh Hoa province and the Vietnam Administration of Tourism held a seminar on promoting the value of the world cultural heritage Ho dynasty citadel.
Go into the wild at Hon Thi Island
Hon Thi Island is on the way to Nha Phu Lagoon for tourists who are visiting Nha Trang but if you bypass this little gem you are missing out.
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 .
New island, sea records get nod
Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province has been recognised as setting a national record for the bay with highest number of islets.
The Son Tra peninsula and Da Nang beaches management board have begun to run tours so tourists can spot the endangered langur, as well as go fishing and diving around its coral reefs this summer.
Visa fee exemption takes effect
The visa fee exemption policy took effect on October 10 after the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) had issued guidelines on the policy over weekend.
In order to create favorable conditions for foreigners to Viet Nam, the Prime Minister has agreed to abolish the immigration declaration for all passengers when they do procedures of entry and exit at Vietnam's international airports since September 15, 2010.
Members of the public and incoming passengers have been reminded to comply with the new measure on the quantity of tobacco products that they may bring into Hong Kong since August 1, 2010.
An agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders signed between Vietnam and the Republic of Paraguay’s governments will take effect as from October 26, 2008 announced the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Russian nationals will be exempted from visa when entering Vietnam within 15 days from January 1, 2009, according to a decision of the Vietnamese Prime Minister.