Food tours offer a taste of the capital's cuisine beyond pho
It's Rafael Carneiro of Brazil's first time visiting Viet Nam. He has mostly eaten noodle soups since he arrived – which has given him the impression that all Vietnamese food is the same. But a street food tour he took in Ha Noi proved him entirely wrong.
Dai Nam Van Hien tourism area offers free entry to visitors
The management of a popular tourism area, Dai Nam Van Hien, in the southern province of Binh Duong has announced free entrance for all tourists. This special offer began on the third day of the Lunar New Year (February 20) and will end on March 20.
Viet Nam is one of the "top countries for travelers in 2015", according to The Star, a daily Malaysian newspaper.
The Con Son-Kiep Bac Spring Festival 2015 will open on March 4 in the northern province of Hai Duong, with many cultural features. The festival this year will celebrate the 50th year since the day that Uncle Ho, or former president Ho Chi Minh, visited the site.
The northern province of Thai Nguyen targets more than 2 million customers this year. Of the total, 50,000 are expected to be foreign visitors. This year, the province also set a goal to earn VND150 billion (US$7.1 million) from tourism and create jobs for about 2,000 labourers.
Blazing new trails
Inspired by Mark Twain's call to "sail away from safe harbour", a young Vietnamese entrepreneur quit his day job, opened a cafe and began an adventure travel business. Xuan Hiep reports.
Sample Tet classics at Mangosteen
This Ha Noi restaurant is offering a special menu of dishes traditionally prepared to welcome the Lunar New Year. Ha Nguyen reports.
Nearly 263,000 tourists visited the central city of Da Nang last month, an increase of 13 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The Nghe An Tourism Promotion and Information Centre has opened a tourism desk located in the arrival station at Vinh airport.
In celebration of seaplane services in southern Viet Nam, including tailor-made charter flights and scheduled flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Phan Thiet, Hai Au Aviation is offering a special promotion with ticket fares of zero Vietnamese dong.
HCM City will hold a fireworks display at eight venues on Lunar New Year's Eve. High-range firework displays will be set off at the entrance near the Sai Gon River Tunnel in District 2 and Go Vap Cultural Park in Go Vap District.
Sample Tet classics at Mangosteen
Sample Tet classics at Mangosteen

This Ha Noi restaurant is offering a special menu of dishes traditionally prepared to welcome the Lunar New Year. Ha Nguyen reports.

Mission Incomplete or Mission Impossible?
Mission Incomplete or Mission Impossible?

Huynh Ho is building a house. Nothing unusual about that, you say, but Ho has been focused on this task for more than half of his 65 years, 35, to be exact.

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It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

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The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

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Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

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Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.