Culture tours designed to attract tourists to Hanoi

Culture tours designed to attract tourists to Hanoi

Hanoi’s culture has been the main inspiration for tour operators to develop services to lure more visitors to the capital city, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

Japanese art in capital exhibition

Forty-two artworks by 11 Japanese contemporary artists are on display at an exhibition which opened on May 14 in Hanoi.

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Hanoi suburbs stricken by drought

As the dry season prolongs into drought, residents in Ba Vi District on the outskirts of Hanoi are suffering from water shortages.

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Fifth European Food Festival to cook up a storm in Hanoi

The fifth European Food Festival will be held in Hanoi on May 22 on the garden grounds of the National Library of Vietnam.

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Pianist brings some Polish jazz to Hanoi audience

Polish pianist and composer Joachim Mencel will present his compositions to Hanoi jazz-lovers when he debuts in the city this weekend.

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Hanoi gastronomy festival to be held in October

A six-day gastronomy festival will be held at the Ho Tay (West Lake) Water Park in Hanoi from Oct. 5 to celebrate the 1,000th founding anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

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Book collection to debut on Hanoi millennium celebration

A book collection with around 100 book titles about Thang Long-Hanoi’s 1,000-year-old culture will make debut at the Hanoi National Library due on the grand millennium celebration of the capital city.

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Hanoi Stock Exchange plans five IPOs this month

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Societe Generale subsidiary opens branch in Hanoi

Societe Generale-Viet Finance Co. Ltd. (SGVF) inaugurated its first branch in Hanoi on April 14 in a move to expand its business operations and supply better services to clients in the country. 

Viewing Hanoi’s old quarter through foreign eyes

Love it or loathe it, the vibrancy of Hanoi’s old quarter always provokes a reaction, its throbbing effervescence giving the capital’s residents a sense of its own unique character and a charm that has captivated the hearts and minds of the city’s foreign residents, who have spoken of their love of this lively, interesting and beautiful place.

UNESCO recognises royal citadel as world heritage

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee recognises Vietnam’s Thang Long Royal Citadel as a world cultural heritage at its 34th session in Brazil on July 31.

Hanoi launches electric bus tour of old quarter

A pilot project to operate 12 electrically powered buses around Hoan Kiem Lake and in Hanoi's Old Quarter for tourists was launched on July 17.