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Sightseeing Admission Tickets in 2016

The prices shown here are updated as of summer 2016. North Vietnam Hanoi Thang Long Citadel: VND30,000 Temple of Literature: VND30,000 Quan Thanh Temple: VND10,000 Ngoc Son Temple: VND30,000 Hoa Lo Prison: VND30,000 Ho Chi Minh Museum: VND25,000 – foreigner, Vietnamese – free Fine Arts Museum: 20,000VND Vietnam Museum of Ethnology: VND40,000 Vietnam Military History Museum: VND30,000 Vietnam National Museum …

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Cat Bi becomes international airport after upgrade

CatBi international airport

After more than two years of upgrading under a plan approved by the Prime Minister in 2012, Cat Bi International airport was put into operation officially on 12th May, 2016. The upgrades enable the airport to handle 2 million passengers annually and accommodate Boeing 777, Boeing 747 and similar aircrafts. As schedule, the second stage of upgrade and extension will …

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German citizens have the world’s most desired passport

German citizens has the best passport in the world

A recent compiled by the London-based citizenship and immigration firm shows that German citizens hold the world’s best passport, offering them visa-free access to 177 countries and territories out of 218. Immediately behind Germany, holding its position as runner-up for, is Sweden with visa-free access to 176 countries. The United States, dropped from second place in 2015 to fourth place …

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HCM opens new bus route 109 connecting airport and downtown

new airport bus link ho chi minh

On 16th March, Southern Airport Transportation JSC and the municipal Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh welcomed the launch of a new airport bus link. The project required an investment capital of USD897,200 for six “high quality” buses that have a maximum capacity for 70 passengers (standing and seated) . The journey is expected to take 45 minutes for each …

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“Kong: Skull Island” shooting in Vietnam from 22 February

It’s been a very long time since Vietnam was selected for a Hollywood film. Therefore, Vietnamese people are really excited to welcome “Kong: Skull Island” film crew to come to Vietnam in February. The film staff including director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, cinematographer Larry Fong and the casts including Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson arrived in Hanoi on 18th February to …

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Thanh Ha Terracotta Museum

thanh ha potter museum

Quang Nam is well known for Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary and what else? A lesser-known attraction that I am about to mention is Thanh Ha pottery village. Located approximately 2 km from the town, Thanh Ha village is easy to access and don’t take long for you to see everything. A trip to pottery village offers …

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8 new year’s good luck traditions around the world

new year tradition in the world

New year in each country is celebrated in its own way. Some countries greet the very first day of new year with exclusive traditions. Here are some strange new year customs and traditions around the world that we have collected. Festivals held in the 2nd month of Lunar Year Spain In Spain, people like to spend the New Year’s Eve with …

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Citadel of Ho dynasty takes the first place of World’s Greatest Heritage Sites

CNN has announced the list World’s Greatest Heritage Sites and the first place is dominated by Ho Citadel of Vietnam. This is a unique building in Thanh Hoa province, located 150 km away from Hanoi to the South. Earlier, in 2011, it was recognized as World Culture Heritage by UNESCO. Let’s find out some interesting information about this heritage to …

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Old Hanoi restored at “Memory of Hanoi”

memory of hanoi

Don’t miss a visit to Hanoi this January to see the truly ancient beauty of the city at cultural event “Memory of Hanoi” organized by Hanoi Tourism Department. The event is scheduled to be held for the first time at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long from December 30, 2015 – January 4, 2016 and free for all visitors. There …

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Hanoi entered top 10 world’s most popular destinations

TripAdvisor-the world’s largest travel site, has named ten most popular destinations 2014 in the world, of which Hanoi is honor to be rank among best destinations such as Rome, London, Shanghai… The top place in the list belongs to Istabul city-Turkey. Meanwhile, Hanoi capital is placed at the 8th position among 10 destinations. The list is based on reviews of …

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