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Danang and Hoi An won Urban Landscape Award 2013

Danang City and Hoi An in Quang Nam province have been elected for 2013 Asian Urban Landscape award. The awards ceremony will be held on the 26th of November 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan. As being told, in September 2013, thanks to the support of UN-Habitat Vietnam and The Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Center (Japan), Danang Institute for socio-economic development studies …

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Launch event for Saigon Big Sales 2013

In the morning of November 22nd, the Launch Event for Saigon Big Sales 2013 was held in Ho Chi Minh by municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in association with Department of Industry and Trade, Vietnam Skyline Advertise Limited Company. The Deputy Director of Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City, Mr La Quoc Khanh …

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Cu Chi Tunnel enters top 12 world’s most attractive underground architectures

The CNN has just released the list of 12 most attractive underground buildings in the world including Cu Chi tunnel (Vietnam). Let’s admire fabulous underground architectures through the following pictures: The CNN described Cu Chi tunnel as a shelter, hospital, weapon caches of Viet Cong during the Vietnam war. A tank was even found here. Stretching 120 km, the tunnel is …

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Europe considers to ease visa policy for Vietnamese citizens

Vietnamese citizens may be created favourable conditions to visit and admire dreamy lands, gorgeous palaces or stunning canals in Europe because the union is considering offering a more flexible policy for Vietnamese tourists and businessmen. The European has suggested the European Council to consider more flexible policy for tourist and business visa for foreigners including Vietnamese to the EU, said …

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Vietnam became a member of World Heritage Committee

On the 19th November, Vietnam officially became one of 21 members of World Heritage Committee (2013-2017 term) at the 9th session of General Assembly of States Parties of Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage with the participation of representatives from 160 countries in the world. According to Mr Dang Van Bai, member of National Cultural …

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Enlarge pedestrian street in Old Quarter in December

 The Hoan Kiem District has completed the project on expanding pedestrian street including Hang Buon, Ma May, Dao Duy Tu, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ta Hien streets. According to a survey executed by the district, there are about 10.000 people in these streets. They mainly earn living by doing business in service and tourism for domestic and foreign tourists. …

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Da Lat upgrades infrastructure to welcome Tourism Culture Week

In order to prepare Tourism-Culture Week 2013 in the late December with 4 events of national and international stature, Lam Dong province has rushed for upgrading infrastructure, renovating urban and vestiges as well as scenic spots in Da Lat. As a highlight of Tourism-Culture Week, Da Lat has improved, upgraded, expanded and beautified pavement of more than 30 streets in …

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UNESCO honored Nguyen Du as World Cultural Celebrity

The national great poet Nguyen Du has been officially honoured as “World Cultural Celebrity” by UNESCO. At the 37th session of General Assembly in Paris (France), the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) especially highly evaluated the record on Nguyen Du great poet for his influence in the culture history of Vietnam and the whole region. “Tale of …

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Ha Long Bay enters top 10 most amazing coastlines

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam has recently been selected as one of 10 most beautiful coastlines in the world by the prime U.S e-journal Huffington Post. Apart from Ha Long Bay, Krabi and Thailand are two Asian representatives on the list. The  Huffington Post described Ha Long Bay as a masterpiece of nature with more than 3,000 islands emerging from …

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