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Ninh Binh strives to host 7 million visitors in 2021
Tourists visit Ninh Binh's Trang An Landscape Complex on the New Year holiday 2021   Ninh Binh province, a tourist destination in the north, is launching several measures to achieve its goal of welcoming 7 million arrivals this year, during which it hosts the National Tourism Year. According to Director of the provincial Tourism Department Bui Van Manh, the department is giving recommendations to the local authorities on preparing for the year, assessing tourism service development projects,...
Hanoi welcomes over 118,000 visitors during New Year holiday
At the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hanoi    The capital city of Hanoi welcomed over 118,000 tourist arrivals during the New Year Holiday from January 1-3, according to the municipal Department of Tourism. Of the total visitors, there were 4,451 foreigners who came for official and diplomatic purposes.The most favourite destination during the holiday included Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism (over 7,300 visitors), Hanoi Zoo (5,000 visitors)...
Hanoi strives to welcome 19 million tourists in 2021
Visitors to Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi   According to the Hanoi Department of Tourism, the total number of visitors to Hanoi in 2020 was estimated at 8.65 million (equal to 30% compared to 2019), of which international guests are estimated to count 1.11 million. In order to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic, for most of the year 2020, Vietnam stopped welcoming international visitors, while domestic tourists also declined. However, in the last months of 2020, thanks to...
Phú Quốc Island granted ‘island city’ status
The Hòn Thơm cable car on Phú Quốc Island, the world’s longest sea-crossing cable car, attracts many tourists   The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang has officially announced that Phú Quốc Island will become the country’s first island city. Speaking at a ceremony held on Friday to announce the establishment of Phú Quốc City, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình said: “Phú Quốc has experienced tremendous economic and social growth and urbanisation, especially in recent years.  “...
Exploring the neglected beauty of Xà Phìn
Xà Phìn village is located at an altitude of 1,200m above the sea level Hà Giang Province is a wild and charming land, and much of the northern mountainous province is incredibly beautiful, including Xà Phìn Village, Phương Tiến Commune, Vị Xuyên District. Xà Phìn is a village of the ethnic Dao people nestled at the top of the imposing Tây Côn Lĩnh mountain peak. Winding roads like silk ribbons, traditional stilt houses with mossy palm leaf roofs, the friendliness and hospitality of the local...
Info for travellers on Covid-19 in Vietnam
Since the start of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Vietnam has closely monitored the situation and installed a series of proactive, comprehensive measures to combat the spread of the virus within the country and prepare its public health facilities. Past experience with other epidemics places Vietnam in a strong position to protect its population as well as visitors passing through.  Travellers in Vietnam may have questions about the spread of the virus in Vietnam, as well as which p...
Vietnam – representative of UNESCO’s values
UNESCO-recognized Trang An Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh province Since its entry to UNESCO in 1976, Vietnam has worked closely with UNESCO and its members to promote peace, development, solidarity and cooperation between nations and protect cultural values. UNESCO is one of the principal organizations of the UN. Its ultimate goal is to achieve international peace and prosperity through international cooperation in education, science, and culture. UNESCO, through its cooperation activities, h...
Explore Ý Ty Mountainous Commune in Lào Cai Province
The Ý Ty Mountainous Commune in Lào Cai Province is famous among Vietnamese trekkers for its beautiful scenery.  Y Tý Commune in the northern mountain province of Lào Cai is famous among Vietnamese trekkers for its beautiful scenery. Y Tý is located about 70km away from the centre of Sa Pa City, which is rather isolated due to northwestern Việt Nam's high surrounding mountains. The commune, which is 2,000 metres above sea level, is home to Mông, Dao, Giáy and Hà Nhì ethnic minority groups....
Vietnam Races Ahead of Other Southeast Asian Countries in Tourism Reopening
Astonishingly, Vietnam is the success story in Southeast Asia in the battle with coronavirus. Domestic travel is now kickstarting recovery, while so-called travel bubbles allowing travel with China and South Korea are in the air. With just 270 cases and zero coronavirus deaths, Vietnam has emerged as the first Southeast Asian country to pull its tourism sector out the pits, ahead of major Southeast Asia nations such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines that are still...