Trans-Vietnam train route named among Asia’s most scenic

Trans-Vietnam train route named among Asia’s most scenic

UK-based travel publisher Rough Guides has described Vietnam’s north-south rail link as one of the most scenic routes in Asia.

Ponagar Festival opens in Khanh Hoa

The Goddess Ponagar Festival 2010 opened in Nha Trang city of the central province of Khanh Hoa on May 5 or the 22nd day of the third lunar month, attracting more than 5,000 pilgrims of 100 delegations from surrounding provinces.

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Int’l cuisine festival to open in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

The 2010 World Culture and Cuisine Festival will take place in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau from May 21-25.

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Vietnam’s first Buddhist pilgrimage tour on horizon

Vietnam ’s first ever Buddhist pilgrimage tour will be launched on January 15 with stops planned for 10 pagodas located in the southwestern region.

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Outbound tour for Tet – new trend for Vietnamese travellers

Many Vietnamese people are choosing outbound tours during the lunar new year festival (Tet) instead of celebrating the holiday at home.

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Tourists take cultural tour of Vietnam’s ceramic villages

Tourists on a “Cultural journey through the Red River Delta’s ceramic villages” on Nov. 13 stopped at Tho Ha village in Viet Yen district.

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Ballots available for City poll

Foreign tourists and expatriates in the city can participate in a poll of the 100 most existing sites or activities in HCM City from now until the middle of next months.

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Outbound tour for Tet – new trend for Vietnamese travellers

Many Vietnamese people are choosing outbound tours during the lunar new year festival (Tet) instead of celebrating the holiday at home.

Huong Pagoda Festival opens

The annual Huong (Perfume) Pagoda Festival opened in Hanoi’s outskirts district of My Duc on February 8 or the sixth day of the first lunar month.

Activities kick off Hung Kings Temple Festival

The annual Hung Kings’ Temple Festival kicked off in the northern province of Phu Tho on April 5 (the sixth day of the third lunar month), beginning with two photo exhibitions.

Festival for heroic Trung sisters opens

A festival to celebrate the 1,971st anniversary of the Trung sisters’ uprising (40AD) was solemnly organised in Hanoi’s outskirts district of Me Linh on the sixth day of the lunar year which fell on Feb. 8 on the modern calendar.

Southern Fruit Festival kicks off in HCM City

A fruit parade marked the start of Southern Fruit Festival at the Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Park in Ho Chi Minh City on June 1.