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Chong Mountain in Quang Ninh Province, a masterpiece of nature
Chồng Mountain is an ideal “check-in” point for those who love to explore Recently, Chong Mountain in the northern province of Quảng Ninh has become a tourism destination attracting many people, especially those who love adventures and exploration. Chong Mountain (chong means rocks piled on top of each other) is located between Minh Thanh Ward, Quang Yên Town with sub-zone 91, Bang Ca Commune, Hoanh Bo District, Quang Ninh Province. This site is located about 40km southwest of Ha Long City, ab...
Bamboo Airways to operate first demonstration flight on Việt Nam-US direct route in late September
Bamboo Airways has so far completed all important preparations to get ready to operate regular commercial flights connecting Việt Nam and the US from late 2021 or early 2022 HÀ NỘI — Bamboo Airways will operate its first two-way demonstration flight on the Việt Nam-US direct route on September 23. Under a certificate granted by the US’ Transportation Security Administration to the airline, Bamboo Airways will conduct 12 two-way flights on the route between September and November this year. Th...
Hoi An allows eateries to reopen with safeguards
A cyclo drivers waits for customers in Hoi An ancient town, April 2021 Restaurants and coffee shops reopened Monday in Hoi An, a popular tourism hotspot, with strict restrictions after the town went a month without new Covid-19 cases. Restaurants, cafeterias, coffee shops, and roadside eateries can serve customers without exceeding half their covers and have to ensure pandemic prevention measures such as maintaining a distance of at least two meters between tables and each table having no mo...
Vietnam welcomes first int'l flight under vaccine passport policy
Passengers wait to get their luggage after arriving at Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh Province on a flight from Japan, September 4, 2021 A flight with 297 Vietnamese passengers that arrived from Japan Saturday 4th September has become the first to enjoy the shortened seven-day quarantine policy under a trial vaccine passport program. All passengers on the flight that landed at the Van Don Airport had already received two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, with the second dose administered at least 1...
Vietnam Airlines aims to start first US route in October
Vietnam Airlines is planning to operate regular flights between Vietnam and the U.S. starting October, seeking to fulfill a dream of nearly two decades. The state-owned carrier will use either Boeing 787 or Airbus SE A350 aircraft for its inaugural U.S. route from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco with one refueling stop, CEO Le Hong Ha told Bloomberg. Since last year, the airline has been operating irregular charter flights to repatriate Vietnamese from the U.S. during the Covid-19 pandemic...
What to see and do in Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan
As legend had it, Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan province was the result of a dragon's wrath that transformed a whole vast valley into a freshwater lake. Vietnamese people have been calling Ba Be as the ‘pearl of northeast Vietnam’ for its refreshing, nature rich landscape and an ethnic local culture. Ba Be has it all – primitive natural systems, indigenous cultural background and a lot of things to do. In this article, we’ll show you all these information, together with how to get to Ba Be lake, where t...
Concentrated quarantine time reduced for fully vaccinated arrivals
The Ministry of Health has issued an official letter on the reduction of concentrated quarantine time for people who enter Vietnam and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Ideal places for awe walks around Vietnam after COVID-19
Travel website Booking.com names Ninh Binh among destinations to take a walk to discover nature in the fresh air and green landscape. An “awe walk” is a stroll in which you intentionally shift your attention outward instead of inward in order to take a fresh look at things that are familiar and ordinary. It is proven to reduce stress and boost mental health. When COVID-19 is put under control, the demand for this activity will surely increase after people have undergone the social distancing pe...
Hanoi best city for beer lovers in Vietnam
Foreign tourists sit at a beer stall in Ta Hien-Luong Ngoc Quyen intersection in Hanoi, 2019.  Hanoi, famous for its iconic lager (bia hoi), was the best beer destination in Vietnam endorsed by global travelers, according to online travel agency Booking.com. Hanoi, home to one of the first breweries in Vietnam under French colonial rule in the late nineteenth century, "is a must-visit beer haven where you can see beer lovers sitting on plastic stools with a pint of bia hoi in hand," U.S.-bas...