Hanoi's awesome autumnal brunch: ‘Banh duc nong’

Hanoi's awesome autumnal brunch: ‘Banh duc nong’

Right around this time, Hanoi's dreary monsoon rain becomes a pleasant drizzle. Few dishes compliment this change of seasons better than ‘banh duc nong’- a thick, savoury rice porridge lovingly beaten out by tough old ladies in Hanoi's slender alleyways.  (Sep 30, 2018 14:13:28)


Phu Quoc among CNN’s top five destinations to visit this fall

  Sep 17, 2018 16:52:46
NDO/VNA – CNN has selected the top five up-and-coming Asia Pacific destinations to visit this fall, including Phu Quoc Island off Vietnam’s southern province of Kien Giang. 

Hanoi calls for votes to become world’s leading city destination

  Sep 16, 2018 22:06:28
NDO/VNA – The Hanoi Department of Tourism has called on locals and tourists to vote for the city as the world’s leading city destination in 2018 as part of the World Travel Awards. 

Festival brings a glimpse of Thailand to Hanoians

  Sep 15, 2018 17:30:52
NDO – The tenth Thai Festival opened in Hanoi on September 15 by the Thai Embassy in Vietnam in coordination with the Hanoi city People’s Committee.  

Pha Lau – An exotic dish of Saigoneese

  Sep 15, 2018 11:30:59
Found in the list of the must-try street food in Saigon, Pha Lau is also supposed to be a specialty you should taste when coming to Ho Chi Minh city. 

Association launched to promote Vietnam’s culinary culture

  Sep 14, 2018 17:20:07
NDO – A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 14 to announce the establishment of the Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association (VCCA) and the association’s vision, strategy and action plan for the 2018-2020 period. 

Agreement signed to promote Vietnamese tourism through 360 degree pictures

  Sep 13, 2018 17:46:27
NDO – A cooperation agreement was signed between the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and VnTrip Co Ltd. on September 12 on ultilising 360-degree picture technology in promoting Vietnamese tourism. 

Colourful lanterns to cast glow around Hoan Kiem Lake at Mid-autumn festival

  Sep 12, 2018 16:45:04
NDO – Hundreds of lanterns will cast their glow across the pedestrian streets around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, on the evening of September 13, the fourteenth day of the eighth lunar month. 

Hanoi expects to serve nearly 20 million tourists during Jan-Sep

  Sep 12, 2018 16:07:05
NDO/VNA – The capital city of Hanoi is taking the initiative to maintain its top position in Vietnam in attracting foreign tourists, with all indexes related to tourism rising compared with last year’s corresponding figure. 

Assorted activities scheduled at Con Son – Kiep Bac Autumn Festival

  Sep 12, 2018 11:37:35
NDO – The annual Con Son – Kiep Bac Autumn Festival will take place from September 19 to 29 in the northern province of Hai Duong with assorted activities to honour the Tran dynasty’s (1225 -1400) contributions to the national defence. 

Exhibition showcases member cities of Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia

  Sep 08, 2018 17:54:34
NDO – An exhibition to show off the member cities of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA) opened at the Ly Thai To flower garden in Hanoi’s downtown on September 8. 

Meeting of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia opens in Hanoi

  Sep 07, 2018 03:38:27
NDO – The 16th meeting of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA 16) opened in Hanoi on September 6.  

Vietnam sees fastest growth in tourist arrivals

  Sep 06, 2018 11:46:05
NDO – Vietnam was named among the destinations with the biggest year-over-year increase in international tourist arrivals, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)’s report. 

Vietnam wins world travel award

  Sep 05, 2018 11:46:39
NDO – Vietnam has been named as Asia's Leading Destination for the first time at the World Travel Awards 2018. 

Sa Pa welcomes nearly 50,000 visitors during National Day holiday

  Sep 04, 2018 11:47:23
NDO/VNA – Sa Pa district in the northwestern province of Lao Cai welcomed 47,000 visitors from August 30 to September 2 during the National Day holiday, 15,000 more than the same period last year.