Over 4 million foreign visitors touch down in Vietnam in first four months

  • PM okays plan for preservation of Hung Kings temple relic site

Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has recently approved a plan on preserving and promoting the value of the Hung Kings temple relic site in the northern province of Phu Tho by 2025. Under the plan, the special national relic site covers an area of 845 hectares, stretching across Hy Cuong, Chu Hoa and Van Phu communes of Viet Tri city, Thien Kien of Lam Thao district, and Phu Ninh of Phu Ninh district. It has a 32.2-hectare core area where most of ancient buildings are located, including Thuong, Trung and Ha Temples, Gieng Temple, Hung Kings Tombs, Thien Quang…... [read more]

  • President meets Can Gio district’s constituents

HCM City (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has suggested Can Gio district of Ho Chi Minh City look towards rapid and sustainable development with a focus on marine economy, agriculture, and ecological-historical-craft village tourism. During a meeting with local constituents on April 26, he said Ho Chi Minh City should improve Can Gio’s transport infrastructure, accelerate the construction of a bridge connecting Can Gio with Nha Be district while strengthening dykes to prevent erosion in response to climate change. As the only coastal and poorest district of the southern metropolis, the municipal authorities must promptly consider locals’ suggestions regarding…... [read more]

  • Southern hub increases bus frequency during national holidays

The Ho Chi Minh city Public Passenger Transport Management Centre will increase frequency of 17 bus routes to serve those travelling to amusement parks and bus stations during the April 30th and May 1st holidays. Accordingly, the 17 bus routes with increased frequency include: Ben Thanh - Thanh Loc, Big Market (Cho Lon) bus station - Giong T-junction - Cau Lon, Eastern bus station - Hoc Mon, An Suong bus station - Vietnam National University, Western bus station - Bon Xa Crossroads - An Suong bus station, Big Market bus station - An Suong bus station, An Suong bus station…... [read more]

  • Lao Cai province: Recognizing tourist spots and routes in Bac Ha district

After detailed surveys, the Lao Cai provincial People’s Committee decided to recognize three tourism destinations and five routes in Bac Ha district. Accordingly, the three tourist spots include Bac Ha tourist market, Hoang A Tuong and Trung Do commune community-based tourism, while the five tourism routes are Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Lung Phinh - Ta Van Chu - Hoang Thu Pho - Coc Ly - Lao Cai; Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Lung Phinh - Ta Van Chu - Ban Pho - Nam Mon - Coc Ly - Lao Cai; Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Nam…... [read more]

  • International food and hotel exhibition opens in Ho Chi Minh city

(CPV) - The International exhibition on technology, equipment and service in food, tourism and hotel industry (Food and Hotel Vietnam 2017) is being held from April 25th to 27th at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC). The 9th edition of the event features more than 600 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, making it the largest and most comprehensive showcase of its kind in Indochina. With overseas exhibitor participation at 76 percent, together with the remarkable presence of 20 international group pavilions from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Poland, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain,…... [read more]

  • Dien Bien greets over 51,000 tourist arrivals in April

On the basis of visitor arrivals and reservations at hotels, the northwestern mountainous province of Dien Bien is expected to receive more than 51,000 travellers in April 2017, especially those during Hung Kings’ death anniversary and April 30th holidays. This figure increased by 20.4% compared to the same period last year, and foreign tourists are estimated to reach nearly 10,500, a year-on-year rise of 12.4%, grossing a total turnover of VND77.6 billion, up 30.9% over a year earlier. Currently, hotels and motels in Dien Bien Phu city are full due to reservations, and the number of visitors is expected to…... [read more]

  • Developing dental tourism in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Aware of the great potential of dental tourism, HCMC has decided that the field will be a key development sector in the city. The experts said many Viet Kieu see dentists during their stay because the service is cheap, while it is in no way worse than services they receive in foreign countries. Foreigners also choose Vietnam as dental tourism destination points, but the number remains modest. According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), about 100,000 foreign patients come to Vietnam every year for dental care and bring turnover of $150 million, while the total…... [read more]

  • Top four escapes around Hanoi for upcoming holiday

The Hanoitimes - In Vietnam, businesses, offices and schools will close for a four-day holiday to mark the Reunification Day (April 30) and Labor Day (May 1). Hanoi residents get ready for holiday from now. Below are ideal choice for them to chill not far from the city centre. 1. Ham Lon (Pig Jaws) Mountain Located only 40 km from Hanoi towards North Thang Long - Noi Bai expressway. It is not too hard and too far to reach Ham Lon Mountain. You can conquer this mountain during the day or you can stay longer if you want to watch…... [read more]

  • PM’s visit opens new chapter in Vietnam-Cambodia relations

Ahead of his departure for an official visit to Cambodia, in the bright sunshine of the Southwestern region on the morning of April 24, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc participated in an event of extreme significance, joining Cambodian PM Samdech Techo Hun Sen to chair the inaugural ceremony for the Long Binh-Chrey Thom Bridge, which connects Vietnam’s An Giang province and Cambodia’s Kandal province. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in the presence of thousands of people of the two localities. The bridge will contribute to reducing the traveling time from the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh to the Vietnamese border. The…... [read more]

  • Vietnam, Cuba Promoting Trade and Investment Cooperation

Vietnam, Cuba Promoting Trade and Investment Cooperation Approximately 20 Cuban businesses in many industries had direct meetings with Vietnamese businesses at the 7th session of the bilateral Business Committee and the Seminar on Trade and Investment Promotion into Cuba. The programme was organized by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in cooperation with the Cuban Embassy in Vietnam, on the occasion of the visit by the Cuban Chamber of Commerce's business delegation led by Vice President Odalys Seijo to Vietnam. At the meeting, Dr Doan Duy Khuong, Vice President of VCCI, said that Vietnam always considered Cuba its closest…... [read more]