Flower festival in Ha Long to welcome Tet

Flower festival in Ha Long to welcome Tet
The People’s Committee of the Bai Chay ward, Ha Long city, and the Syrena Vietnam Investment and Development JSC, a member of the BIM group, are hosting a flower festival in the city from January 21. Several kinds of flowers and bonsai, including orchids, camellias, as well as peaches and kumquats, are being showcased at the 10-day festival at the Ha Long Marina Plaza. All of these items are used by families to decorate their homes during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday in Vietnam. The annual Ha Long Flower Festival is expected to serve the demand for decorative flowers during the New Year...
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Ha Long Trade, Gastronomy Culture and Tourism Week closes

Ha Long Trade, Gastronomy Culture and Tourism Week closes
Twelve businesses sought partners and some others signed memoranda of understanding or contracts with partners at the Ha Long Trade, Gastronomy Culture and Tourism Week, said Quang Ninh Television. The eight-day event has officially closed, after putting on various activities and attracting tens of thousands of visitors. With 200 booths from 20 provinces and cities nationwide, including 34 booths of Quang Ninh businesses, this year’s week featured major products on tourism promotion, national gastronomy and domestic commercial commodities. The event was highlighted by the display of apricot trees...
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Halong Bay named one of six Asian destinations

Halong Bay named one of six Asian destinations
The well-known tourism website Lonely Planet has just recommended Vietnam’s Halong Bay as one among six most famous destinations in Asia. In its “Top Things to Do in Asia” guidelines, the website refers to the six famous destinations. Apart from Halong Bay, the others are China’s Great Wall, Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia, the famous temple complex Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Indonesia’s Orangutan Feeding Center, and the Golden Temple in Myanmar. Halong Bay is famous for its 2,000 magnificent limestone islands and numerous caves and grottos, according to the website. The bay has been twice...
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Huong Pagoda festival to open on the sixth day of first lunar month

  According to Hanoi’s My Duc district People’s Committee, Huong Pagoda festival 2014, titled “Huong Pagoda – Vietnamese fine traditional culture”, will open on February 5th 2014. To prepare for this year’s festival, the district coordinated with relevant agencies to improve the infrastructure with an investment of VND11 billion. Landscape ticket is VND50,000 per person, ferry return ticket is VND35,000, telpher ticket is VND140,000. As scheduled, My Duc district People’s Committee set forth an objective of welcoming one million tourists to the festival. Huong Pagoda is about 75...
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Cat Ba launches free wi-fi

Cat Ba launches free wi-fi
  HAI PHONG — The Cat Ba tourist destination in the northern port city of Hai Phong’s Cat Ba archipelago, has officially launched a free wi-fi service. The wi-fi service is part of a VND5.4 billion (US$260,000) project to provide wireless Internet access at several key areas, including the city’s Conference Centre and the central district. The news comes days after the Cat Ba archipelago was recognised as a national special relic, in accordance with the Government’s Decision No 2383/QD-TTg dated December 9. These developments will further contribute to the archipelago’s...
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Tet Festival marked with many cultural activities

Tet Festival marked with many cultural activities
(Vietnam Cultural Tours)Various cultural activities will be organized at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology from February 15th to 17th as part of the “Spring Celebration” program, co- organized by the museum and the Yen Bai provincial Culture, Sports and Tourism Department. The program aims to create a playground for visitors during the Lunar New Year Festival and to contribute to preserving and promoting the cultural heritages of localities and ethnic groups. Accordingly, cultural activities and special dishes of ethnic groups in Yen Bai province will be introduced inHanoi for the first...
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