Bac Ha plum tree gardens lure visitors for harvest in late May
People from the south – especially big cities like HCM City and Can Tho – think of plums as a Ha Noi specialty. But in reality they're grown on Bac Ha Plateau, 340km from the capital.
Riding a cyclo named one of 40 top tourist experiences in VN
"Riding a classic cyclo" is one of 40 unforgettable experiences for tourists in Viet Nam, according to a list published on the website The Huffington Post at www.huffingtonpost.com.
The authorities of Nha Trang in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa have decided to reduce by 20 per cent rented beach areas with tourist chairs to make room for local residents.
Motorboat tours of Vung Ro Bay in Dong Hoa District in the south-central province of Phu Yen kicked off recently.
A wifi system has been installed on the new Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in HCM City. The service has a speed of 1GB per second, which allows many people to access the internet 24 hours a day.
Architect uses nature to nurture village
Erosion pushed hundreds of villagers away from their home six years ago, but since then French-Vietnamese architect Bui Kien Quoc has stopped the river's encroachment and turned the area into an eco-tourism destination. Cong Thanh reports.
The Mekong Delta received 7.3 million visitors in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 20.9 per cent compared with the same period last year.
Travel firms are vying with one another to offer attractive summer tour packages amid increasing demand for travel.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has revealed plans to promote Viet Nam's attractions in India, which is a booming market.
The northern province of Lang Son will hold the Mau Son Summer Tourism Festival at the eponymous tourism site in Cao Loc and Loc Binh districts on Sunday.
HCM City will launch its first electric bus service going through downtown tourist destinations like Ben Thanh Market, the War Remnants Museum and the Nguyen Hue walking street early next month.
Sushi for seafood lovers worth the price tag
Sushi for seafood lovers worth the price tag

Sometimes your son's sudden cravings can lead you to a tasty discovery. Thanh Ha recounts her colourful, fish-filled meals at Sushi Kei, a new restaurant in Vincom Centre.

Ladder houses return to Ha Noi
Ladder houses return to Ha Noi

A 565-metre extension to Nguyen Van Huyen Street in Cau Giay has led to the street being called the most expensive in Ha Noi. The section, connecting Nguyen Khanh Toan and Cau Giay streets, cost nearly VND1 trillion (US$46.2 million) including VND680 billion ($31.4 million) for site clearance compensation.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.