Ba Danh Pagoda still exudes peace, tranquility after years of solitude
A cock crows from the garden in the remote Ba Danh pagoda near Ha Nam City, breaking the silence beside the romantic Day River. The breeze blows from nearby Ngoc Mountain, driving away the heat of early summer.
Tourists, and locals, now have helicopters as a means of transport from Da Nang to world heritage sites in the central region via Viet Nam TravelMart Agency's chartered tours, though the trip isn't cheap.
Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas cruise ship docked at Tan Cang-Cai Mep international port in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on April 13, bringing more than 3,500 foreign passengers and crew members.
The French embassy has signed a partnership agreement with six of Viet Nam's travel companies to help them expedite the granting of visas for their clients.
The 2015 Carnaval Ha Long is set to open on May 8 in downtown Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province. The Quang Ninh provincial People's Committee said Carnaval Ha Long was considered the highlight of tourism activities in 2015 in Quang Ninh. The annual event offers an opportunity to promote the native culture to visitors.
Soul food from Hong Kong and Shanghai
Sip a cup of tea, watch boats dock at the harbour, and revel in the tastes of Hong Kong and Shanghai dim sum at one of HCM City's newest restaurants. Hoang Ha reports on the experience.
Bac Ha District, one of the most famous tourism destinations in the northern province of Lao Cai, has opened a night market at the district's centre market.
Now is the season of catching bong lau, a kind of catfish species that lives in the wild in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. Visitors can join tours watch fishermen catch bong lau on the Vam Nao River in An Giang Province.
Vung Tau City in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau will host the sixth International Kite Festival 2015 on April 21-27.
The Thanh Hoa Province Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has launched its first waterway tours on the Ma River. Tourists can enjoy landscapes along the river banks and visit historic sites.
Long Tuyen (also called Binh Thuy), one of the country's five top ancient villages, is a must-see destination in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho as the 170 year-old village in Binh Thuy District has beautiful natural scenery and cultural relics.
Soul food from Hong Kong and Shanghai
Soul food from Hong Kong and Shanghai

Sip a cup of tea, watch boats dock at the harbour, and revel in the tastes of Hong Kong and Shanghai dim sum at one of HCM City's newest restaurants. Hoang Ha reports on the experience.

Networking beats floods
Networking beats floods

Summer is just around the corner. People realised this when the Ministry of Industry and Trade started selling watermelons at its headquarter in Ha Noi. The watermelons, which came from the central province of Quang Nam, were covered in flood water for a couple of days last month and maybe were not as sweet as they should be.

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Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

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As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

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Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.

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    A restaurant in Ha Noi serves culinary treats that revolve around a fruit grown in the northern mountains, and hopes the use of ingredients from the region proves fruitful to local households. Thuy Hang reports.