Tag Archives: travel to Vietnam

How Vietnamese Celebrate Tet (Part 2)

How Vietnamese celebrate Tet (Part 1) As the clock strikes midnight, the Giao Thua ceremony commences, marking the end of the previous year and the beginning of spring. In streets, younger people expect for fireworks, while at home, Vietnamese families gather to usher in and exchanging wishes. Incense sticks are burnt as a sign of welcoming the ancestors to join …

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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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Project “Vietnam is awesome” by Zoomations

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Zoomations (established in 2013) is a group of young Vietnamese film-makers who are passionate about travelling. The groups have travelled across the country and captured a dramatic landscape of each place they visited. Not keep the photos for themselves, these young people decided to start a non-profit project “Vietnam is awesome” to share clips on country’s landscape with the purpose …

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Explore wonderful campsite at Son My Beach

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Binh Thuan is approaching more closely the list “Best beach destination in Vietnam”. The province recently opened a very new beach namely Son My in Ham Tan District, following the unique beachfront campsite set up a few months ago. Located just 3 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh, Son My beach is almost isolated with a wonderful background of lush …

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Different colors of Vietnam in a French’s photo book

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Vietnam-Mosaic of Contrast is a picture diary of Réhahn’s journey (a French photographer) in Vietnam. Réhahn quit his job in France in 2007 to live in Hoi An (Vietnam). He considers this place to be a new homeland and would love to share its beauty, people and culture. Réhahn has captured over 50,000 photos throughout 8 years during his road …

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Most international visitors want to return to Hanoi

More than 80 percent of foreign tourists to Hanoi said they want to return to the capital city of Vietnam after their first visit, according to a municipal survey. That is the result of the recent survey of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism which carried out with 1,420 foreign visitors at Noi Bai international airport and various …

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Reuters Agency (England) reported on 25 January 2013: According to the survey studies from 140 world-wide online hotel booking websites by a tourism website named Trivago, Hanoi ranks the 2nd of the list of 10 cities which have the best hotel services. This survey was carried out in 100 cities with at least 135 hotels. Among 10 best service hotels, …

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Hoi An – the most favourite destination in the world for tourists

Hoi An City in the central province of Quang Nam, home to a UNESCO world heritage ancient town, has been voted the world’s best tourism city by UK tourism magazine Wanderlust. The Wanderlust Travel Awards 2013 went to the Vietnamese city with a whopping 98.18 percent satisfaction rating from the magazine’s 3,000 surveyed readers who are described as UK’s most dynamic tourists. …

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet)

The Lunar New Year festival, known as “Tết Nguyên Đán”, “Tết ta” or simply “Tết” in Vietnamese,  is the most important as well as the most widely and heartily celebrated traditional festival in Vietnam. It is the time of joy and delight for children and adults alike and however the circumstances are, the Vietnamese can never neglect to properly keep …

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Vietnam Public Holidays Calendar for 2013

Vietnam is a country that is popular for its tourism and its commerce as well. If you plan to travel to Vietnam, you should be aware of its public holidays as public institutions are closed on these days. Vietnam celebrates about 8 or 9 public holidays. Most of these holidays are to observe important historic events or celebrate cultural values …

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