Tag Archives: travel to Vietnam

Tips on how to catch XE OM in Vietnam

Taxi is regarded as a safe option for transportation for foreign visitors on their trips in Vietnam with high-quality services and English-speaking driver. However, the price for a catch is not cheap at all. So if one travels alone, why not try xe om – the local transportation service (or so-called as motor taxi).  Xe om is cheaper and more …

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Travellers to be banned from carrying gold bars

Individuals may be banned from taking gold bullion with them when they leave the country, the State Bank of Vietnam said Wednesday in a draft circular on which it is collecting feedback from relevant agencies. The regulation also targets raw gold materials and includes an exception for those who wish to settle down in other countries, the central bank said. …

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Vietnam one of attractive destinations for tourists in 2013

Vietnam ranked second in the list of attractive destinations for foreign tourists in 2013, according to a recent survey conducted by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). The results were announced at the USTOA’s annual conference in Hawaii on December 25. Myanmar, Vietnam, and India are three most-favoured destinations, followed byPeru, Cambodia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. In the USTOA’s 2012 survey, Vietnam tops India, Ecuador, and China in the list of emerging tourist attractions. …

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Ha Long Week aims at European market

The Ha Long Week 2012 will take place in the northern province of Quang Ninh from November 27-30, with a focus on European market. Co-organised by the provincial People’s Committee and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, the event expects to attract the participation of 140 international representatives from leading tourism companies and travel agencies from France, Belgium, Holland, Germany …

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Vietnam one of top 10 best destinations for 2012

The world’s renowned travel guide, the Lonely Planet, has rated Vietnam’ Mekong Delta region ninth out of the 10 best value destinations for 2012.   Vietnam’s rice basket, the Mekong Delta is a watery landscape of green fields and sleepy villages, everywhere crisscrossed by the brown canals and rivulets fed by the mighty Mekong River,” the Lonely Planet said in …

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Vietnam Airline to fly directly to Indonesia

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has planned to create a direct route connecting Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Jarkarta ( Indonesia). That will make Vietnam Airline the second air corporation to exploit route between this two destinations, after the international airline AirAsia. The route is about to be launched this month, however it had been postponed to December …

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Hoi An is listed among 10 best tourism cities in Asia

Hoi An ancient town in Quang Nam province has been listed among top ten best tourism cities in Asia by the reputable tourism magazine Conde Nast Traveler in the US. This is the result of a recent survey conducted on readers of this magazine with 6 main crterion, including quality of accommodation, quality of shoping or environment condition. Based on …

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Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival

In Vietnam, Tet Trung Thu or Vietnamese Mid-autumn festival is an ancient and wonderful annual festival, when not only the children can fully enjoy their best time of a year but adults have the feeling for being young again. Vietnam’s Mid-Autumn or the Full Moon festival falls on 15th of the eighth  lunar month. Every Vietnamese is longing for the …

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FRESH BEER (BIA HOI)

Bia Hoi means simply “fresh beer”. It is a type of draft beer which is popular and available throughout Vietnam. It is mostly to be found in small bars and on street corners. And it’s cheap, just around 8,000 Dong . Bia Hơi is not merely a drink, it has become a whole culture and way of life. With foreigners …

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