Phu Quoc – from “Hell on Earth” to nation’s first island city

Phu Quoc – from “Hell on Earth” to nation’s first island city

NDO/VNA – Once branded “Hell on Earth” for the notorious jail which witnessed the most terrifying scenes of oppression during war time before 1975, Phu Quoc island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has now become the country’s first island city with tremendous economic and social development. (May 17, 2021 09:23:29)


Steamed rice paper rolls with squid cakes in Ha Long

  May 09, 2021 14:00:12
In Ha Long, steamed rice paper rolls (banh cuon) are eaten with squid cakes instead of pork cakes or grilled pork as in other places in the north, creating a whole new style. 

Campaign launched to promote Japanese tourism in Vietnam

  May 06, 2021 13:20:16
NDO - The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) in Vietnam launched a campaign entitled “I love Japan” on May 5, aiming to maintain the interest and love for Japanese tourism as well as to encourage the need to travel to Japan in the Vietnamese market in the difficult context due to the COVID-19 epidemic. 

Developing ecotourism infrastructure in Tram Tau

  May 05, 2021 17:42:06
NDO – As a highland district of Yen Bai province, Tram Tau is endowed with terraced fields and natural hot mineral sources. Currently, tourists can combine sightseeing, eco-tourism and relaxation when coming to Yen Bai province. 

Van Long lagoon: An untouched destination in Ninh Binh province

  May 03, 2021 16:06:44
NDO – With a total natural area of more than 3,500 hectares, Van Long lagoon in the northern province of Ninh Binh is the biggest wetland nature reserve site in the northern delta. It is a perfect place for those who are seeking serenity. 

German news agency spotlights most attractive tourist sites in Vietnam

  May 02, 2021 16:33:06
NDO/VNA – German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) has recently run an article featuring the 11 most attractive tourist destinations in Vietnam. 

Deep herring salad in Nha Trang

  May 01, 2021 16:44:22
Deep herring is a type of forage fish, living near the coast and swimming in large schools. Nha Trang deep herring salad can be found anywhere in town. 

Enhancing tourism development in the new normal state

  Apr 30, 2021 12:15:54
NDO - The complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic has left both types of international tourism, inbound and outbound, almost paralysed; therefore, domestic tourism has been identified as the salvation to gradually restore the country’s smoke-free industry. 

Vietnamese tourists pay stronger attention to sustainable tourism

  Apr 29, 2021 18:32:30
NDO – According to a survey by, one of the world's leading digital travel companies, nearly 100% of Vietnamese tourists want to stay in eco-friendly accommodations at least once. 

Hanoi works to 'refresh' tourism image to lure visitors

  Apr 29, 2021 17:44:23
NDO – As one of the country’s tourism markets, Hanoi is rolling every effort to 'refresh' the image of tourism to lure domestic visitors, with a focus on creating new experiences and strengthening connection with other localities to develop more attractive tourist products. 

VNAT attaches priority to ensuring safe environment during upcoming holiday

  Apr 29, 2021 10:51:11
NDO – The strict implementation of the Prime Minister’s directions on COVID-19 prevention and control is an important task in maintaining the achievements in the fight against the pandemic and ensuring the health of people and visitors. 

Which destinations will Vietnamese tourists choose for the National Reunification Day and May Day holidays?

  Apr 28, 2021 17:24:09
NDO – According to a survey by the National Tourism Advisory Council (TAB), up to 83% of participants want to travel in the next seven months, especially this summer as the COVID-19 pandemic has been controlled well. 

Photo contest promote tourism and culture of Khanh Hoa

  Apr 26, 2021 17:28:14
NDO – The Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee launched a photo contest entitled ‘Check in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa’ on April 26 as a way to promote local tourism. 

River moss, a Vietnam mountain delicacy

  Apr 25, 2021 10:34:24
River moss, a special freshwater version of kelp, is used by the Thai and Tay ethnic people in northern Vietnam's mountainous areas as a delicacy, often appearing in huge banquets cooked for guests at important events like weddings or house-warming parties. 

Heritage of central localities on show for Ho Chi Minh City citizens

  Apr 24, 2021 10:08:06
NDO/VNA – A tourism promotion programme entitled “Amazing Central Heritage” was organised in Ho Chi Minh City on April 23, introducing the heritage of the four central localities of Da Nang, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, and Quang Binh.