• Vietnam’s biggest sapphire Buddha statue in Hoi An

    Vietnam’s biggest sapphire Buddha statue in Hoi An

    22/04/2013 06:04

    According to the Buddhist monk of the pagoda, head of the Buddhist Shangha of Binh Duong Province, the buddha statue was taken to the pagoda on January 31. It is called “Ky Lam Ngoc Phat” (sapphire Buddha). The sculpture of reclining Buddha is 35 tonnes in weight and 4.2...

  • Vietnamese tend to become “smart tourists”

    Vietnamese tend to become “smart tourists”

    18/04/2013 11:06

    Tuyet Mai, a teacher in Hanoi, said she only books the tours with discounts. In previous years, Mai accessed to the travel firms’ official websites, compared the quoted tour fees of different travel firms and booked the tours with the most competitive prices. However, Mai said, she has...

  • Hanoi adds two more electric bus tour routes

    Hanoi adds two more electric bus tour routes

    18/04/2013 10:20

    The routes are designed to show tourists cultural and historical highlights of the capital including the Hanoi Opera House, Quan Su pagoda and Hang Co station, as well as streets famous for their French-colonial buildings such as Tran Hung Dao, Le Thanh Tong, Trang Tien and Tong Dan. The...

  • Pho Hien cultural festival opens

    Pho Hien cultural festival opens

    17/04/2013 08:57

    The Pho Hien (Hien Street) Cultural Festival opened on April 15 in the Red River Delta province of Hung Yen with an art performance themed “Hien Street – the Light in Red River Delta’s sediment.” The festival is a highlight of the National Tourism Year of the Red...

  • Discovery of longest lava cave in Southeast Asia

    Discovery of longest lava cave in Southeast Asia

    16/04/2013 06:06

    Researchers from the institute and Germany's Berlin Speleoclub have surveyed and discovered the system of 11 caves for two months and found the caves formed after an eruption. The longest Doi (Bat) Cave was separated by a geological collapse and rupture that created two additional...

  • Khmer culture, sports and tourism festival 2013

    Khmer culture, sports and tourism festival 2013

    16/04/2013 05:57

    Present were leaders of the Southwestern Region Steering Committee, provincial authorities and thousands of Kinh, Hoa and Cham ethnic people. The event attracted 650 musicians, actors and athletes of the Khmer community, living mainly in the five districts of Tri Ton, Tinh Bien, Chau...

  • Official: HCM City should change handicraft village development

    Official: HCM City should change handicraft village development

    15/04/2013 10:28

    Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Minh Tri made the suggestion at a meeting on a project to restore and develop the city’s traditional handicraft villages in the 2013-2015 period, with a vision to 2020. HCM City has around 65 handicraft villages, including...

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