Once-a-year market offers luck for sale

Once-a-year market offers luck for sale

NDO/VNA – From the afternoon of the 7th day of the first lunar month (February 22), people have flocked to the northern province of Nam Dinh for a unique market which is held once a year for a peculiar sell off of bad luck, and for the purchase of good luck for the year to come. (19 hours ago)


Vietnam’s impression in Australian cuisine

  Feb 20, 2018
NDO – On the occasion of his attendance at APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang city in 2017, the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sat on a roadside to enjoy a ‘banh mi kep thit’ (Vietnamese bread with fried pork) and gave his compliments to such delicious food, which provided a unique insight to the richness of Vietnamese cuisine. 

Almost 375,000 tourists visit Hanoi during Tet holidays

  Feb 19, 2018
NDO/VNA - The number of international tourists to the capital city of Hanoi are estimated to rise by 30 percent to 125,000 people during the week-long Tet (Lunar New Year) festival, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.  

Vietnamese Pho offers home comforts in Sri Lanka

  Feb 19, 2018
NDO – It seems that for the first time Vietnamese people visiting Sri Lanka, known for its pungent spice dishes, can find Vietnam’s traditional foods, including ‘Pho’ (Vietnamese noodle soup), become available. 

Sa Huynh fishermen celebrate first sailing of new lunar year

  Feb 18, 2018
NDO/VNA – A sailing festival took place in the central province of Quang Ngai’s Sa Huynh port in Pho Thanh commune, Duc Pho district on February 18 to mark the first day at sea of local fishermen in the lunar year. 

‘Thac lac’ fish, a specialty and pride of Hau Giang

  Feb 18, 2018
NDO/VNA - Cha ca thac lac (fried thac lac fish), one of specialties of Hau Giang, is a dish every visitor should try when visiting the province.  

Cave system in Quang Binh: The charm of heaven under earth

  Feb 18, 2018
NDO – Attracting more than 3.3 million visitors in 2017, including 100,000 foreigners – a 120% increase over the previous year, Quang Binh province has risen to become the second most attractive tourist experience in Vietnam, according a recent survey by renowned travel publication Lonely Planet. 

Finding the Middle of the World

  Feb 17, 2018
NDO – There are two famous 0° landmarks in the world: the first is the prime meridian passing through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, in the UK; and the other is Mitad del Mundo (Spanish for "Middle of the World") - situated at the latitudinal measure of 0.0.0 in Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. 

Exploring Dap Noi festival of Tay and Nung people in Cao Bang province

  Feb 17, 2018
NDO – For people in the northern province of Cao Bang, festivals are celebrated every month of the year. Each month is dedicated to observing a specific festival, which is unique and different from the others. The end of the first lunar month is the time for the Tay and Nung people in the province to hold their Dap Noi festival.  

Localities welcome first foreign tourists of Lunar New Year

  Feb 16, 2018
NDO/VNA – The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai welcomed the first group of foreign tourists on February 16, the first day of the Lunar New Year (Tet) 2018.  

Da Nang 2018 fireworks festival takes place throughout summer

  Feb 15, 2018
NDO – The Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) will return this summer with spectacular fireworks performances and a series of correlated events in the central city from April 30 to June 30.  

Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2018 opens in HCM City

  Feb 14, 2018
NDO – Ho Chi Minh City authorities opened its Lunar New Year (Tet) 2018 Flower Street on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on the evening of February 13.  

Non Rice – A traditional food of the Muong ethnic group

  Feb 11, 2018
Non Rice is a dish made by the Muong ethnic group in My Luong. When the rice grains have just ripened, they cut the large ones and boil them before drying and grinding. 

Ho Chi Minh City seeks extension to visa waivers to boost tourism

  Feb 11, 2018
NDO/VNA – Ho Chi Minh City wants the central government to extend the visa waiver period for tourists from key foreign markets in order to increase Vietnam’s attractiveness for foreign visitors. 

Trang An Landscape Complex opens additional waterway

  Feb 10, 2018
NDO - Xuan Truong construction company has launched an additional waterway for tourists, the third route of its kind at the Trang An eco-tourism site within the Trang An Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh province on February 10.