Blooming mulberry season in Hanoi

vietnamnet 15/04/2019   15:26 GMT+7

The last days of March and early April is the busy period for local farmers in the mudflat areas along the Red and Day Rivers, as the mulberry harvest season begins.

In Hiep Thuan commune, Hanoi’s Phuc Tho district, in recent years, local people have transformed their crops from corn and peanuts to mulberry farming which has helped to bring about high economic efficiency.

Phuong’s family is one among many households in Hiep Thuan growing mulberries. In the harvesting season, she has to hire more workers to harvest ripe mulberries. Every day each person can collect around one tonne of berries. Continue reading “Blooming mulberry season in Hanoi”


Street carnival at Sam Son Sea Festival 2019

A street carnival was held to open the Sam Son Sea Festival 2019, drawing in thousands of local people and tourists who came to enjoy the events in Thanh Hoa province.

Street carnival at Sam Son Sea Festival 2019
The street carnival has been organised by Sun Group for the first time. The event took place as part of the Sam Son Sea Festival 2019 and aims to mark the beginning of the tourist season in Thanh Hoa province. Continue reading “Street carnival at Sam Son Sea Festival 2019”

Conquering Y Ty to chase clouds on Lao Than Mount

Last update 14:51 | 05/04/2019 vietnamnet
Backpacking tourism has become thriving in Vietnam and trekking activities to conquer mountains have drawn much interest from young adventure lovers. Lao Than Mount in Y Ty commune, Lao Cai province, is one of the most checked-in summits by backpackers where they can bathe their eyes in seas of cloud.

When it is seen from a distance, Lao Than catches the eye of visitors with a triangular monument, which is situated on its peak.

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Visiting Hon Khoi salt field in Khanh Hoa province

Last update 07:30 | 06/04/2019 vietnamnet

Covering hundreds of hectares in Ninh Hoa town, Khanh Hoa province, Hon Khoi is one of the largest salt fields in Vietnam. Visiting the area early in the morning, tourists can admire the stunning sunrise.

The field is most crowded when it enters the harvest season

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Salt farmers have to go work from the early morning and manage to finish their work as soon as possible in order to avoid the burning sunlight in the field Continue reading “Visiting Hon Khoi salt field in Khanh Hoa province”

Hoi An shines in Tripfuser’s list favourite travel experiences of 2019

Last update 16:24 | 03/04/2019

Joining Vietnam’s fishermen on a basket boat ride in Hoi An has been named among the 10 most favourite travel experiences of 2019, according to a list released by Tripfuser, a marketplace for private tailored travel.

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Hoi An shines in Tripfuser’s list favourite travel experiences of 2019. 

The iconic basket boat is Vietnamese fishermen’s retaliation to the hefty taxes placed on boats during the French colonial era. Now, it’s become a symbol of Vietnam’s coastal destinations.

In Hoi An, arguably Vietnam’s prettiest town, you can take a ride in one of these boats along the river and out into the sea to catch some crabs with local fishermen on Tripfuser’s 14-day Vietnam highlights tour. Continue reading “Hoi An shines in Tripfuser’s list favourite travel experiences of 2019”

TripAdvisor révèle les 25 meilleures destinations au monde pour 2019

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La capitale Hanoï est désignée parmi les 25 meilleures destinations au monde pour 2019 dans le classement Traveler’s Choice Awards, qui honore les destinations mondiales en tête des liste auprès de tous les voyageurs.
>>Deux hôtels de Hanoï parmi les plus appréciés dans le monde
>>Hanoï dans le top 10 des meilleures destinations touristiques du monde 

Des touristes étrangers avec des jeunes vietnamiens au lac de Hoàn Kiêm à Hanoï. Photo: Nguyên Tùng/CVN

Londres a détrôné Paris au rang de meilleure destination de voyage au monde en 2019. La capitale française s’est vu reléguée à la deuxième place, devant Rome en troisième position, suivie par la Crète, Bali et Phuket.

Laura Citron, Pdg de Visit London – le guide de visite officiel de la capitale britannique – a déclaré que le classement était une “véritable validation du travail incroyable accompli par notre industrie du tourisme, garantissant à nos visiteurs des expériences exceptionnelles chaque jour de l’année”. Continue reading “TripAdvisor révèle les 25 meilleures destinations au monde pour 2019”

About 100 Hà Nội streets will have pavement replaced with natural stones

Update: March, 29/2019 – 15:36 vna

Natural stones that will be used to resurface the pavement along streets in Hà Nội. — Photo
Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — The pavement of about 100 streets in Hà Nội will be replaced with natural stones this year instead of conventional concrete bricks.

The natural stones will be used along streets where electrical wires and telecommunication cables are buried underground.

For example, some eligible streets in Ba Đình District include Chu Văn An, Nguyễn Cảnh Chân, Hoàng Văn Thụ, Lê Hồng Phong, Trần Phú, Hoàng Diệu and Nguyễn Thái Học – Kim Mã.

Đống Đa, Tây Hồ, Hai Bà Trưng, Hoàn Kiếm, Hoàng Mai and Hà Đông districts will also have streets with natural stone pavements. Continue reading “About 100 Hà Nội streets will have pavement replaced with natural stones”

New airport for Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay puts the popular destination at extreme risk of overtourism

Tourist boats in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. Picture: AFP


  • Improved infrastructure makes the Unesco World Heritage Site increasingly accessible, hopes to welcome 16 million tourists in 2020
  • Travellers already complain of overcrowding and rubbish-infested water

Ha Long Bay’s postcard-perfect karst islets have long attracted travellers to its Unesco-approved seascape. In 2017, the destination (population circa 1,500), in northern Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province, welcomed almost 7 million international and domestic visitors, according to website Halong Bay Tourism. The region’s tourism department hopes to receive up to 16 million tourists by the end of next year, “and to rake in VND30-40 trillion (US$1.3-1.7 billion) in revenue”, it states, on its website.

Taking a major step towards achieving that goal, on December 30, Vietnam opened Van Don International Airport, which considerably cuts travel time to Ha Long Bay for overseas visitors. What was once an eight-hour round trip from Hanoi is now just over an hour from an airport that, when fully operational, will connect the bay with 35 cities, including Hong Kong, Macau and 10 in mainland China.

Continue reading “New airport for Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay puts the popular destination at extreme risk of overtourism”

International tourist arrivals pass 14 million in 11 months

The number of foreign tourists visiting Viet Nam so far this year is estimated at 14.2 million, up 21.3 per cent against the same period last year, the General Statistics Office said on Thursday.

In this period, the number of foreigners visiting Viet Nam by air and road rose by 15.3 per cent and 64.4 per cent, respectively, while the number that arrived by sea went down 11.3 per cent year-on-year due to the impact of storms Toraji and Usagi. Continue reading “International tourist arrivals pass 14 million in 11 months”

Thăm nhà thờ công giáo đầu tiên tại Việt Nam

Chủ Nhật, 16/03/2014 – 10:18

(Dân trí) – Một trong những nhà thờ công giáo được cho là xây dựng đầu tiên tại Việt Nam là nhà thờ Hội An. Qua tìm hiểu, chúng tôi xin cung cấp một số tư liệu để độc giả hiểu thêm về nhà thờ này, và đây cũng là một địa điểm thu hút du khách.

Kỳ 1: Người đầu tiên sáng tạo ra chữ Quốc ngữ

Đầu thế kỷ 17, Chúa Nguyễn cho phép những người nước ngoài đến làm ăn, buôn bán chính thức tại Hội An; trong đó các nhà buôn người Nhật và Hoa Kiều chiếm đại đa số. Năm 1614, chính quyền Nhật Bản thực hiện lệnh cấm đạo nên các giáo sĩ truyền đạo bỏ đi. Họ lên đường đến thương cảng Hội An. Continue reading “Thăm nhà thờ công giáo đầu tiên tại Việt Nam”

Community-based tourism and new livelihoods in Vietnam

Visitors to Camn Thanh in round bottom boats operated by locals as part of their community-based tourism. Credit:

By Tran Thuy Binh

Can Thanh, Vietnam, September 17, 2018

Despite knowing the damage she was causing, Nguyen Thi Vang still walks through the coral reef in the Tam Hai sea to collect seaweed for her daily meals. “When I walk, I heard its broken sound and I feel painful,” said Nguyen. “Yet I need seaweed.”

When seaweed dies it floats on the water. But due to high demand locals pick the seaweed while it is still alive, walking over and often breaking parts of the coral reef. While the harvest season traditionally starts in May, Nguyen and other locals collect earlier. “People from other communes come and if we do not harvest they will collect it all,” said Nguyen. Continue reading “Community-based tourism and new livelihoods in Vietnam”

Discovering the Ancient Craft Villages of Vietnam


Just outside of Hanoi is a rich artisanal history of craft villages with colorful workshops and handcrafted goods.

The History of Hanoi’s Lost Tramway Network

When they first drew up plans for a citywide tramway network in 1894, it seemed as though the Hanoi authorities would follow Saigon’s example by opting for steam traction. Yet, by the time government approval was forthcoming in 1899, advances in technology made it possible to construct the entire system as a state-of-the-art, one-meter gauge electric tramway.

In 1900, the Compagnie des Tramways Électriques d’Hanoï et Extensions (CTEH) was to set up to build the first two tramway lines, which were jointly inaugurated in November 1901. Continue reading “The History of Hanoi’s Lost Tramway Network”

A Throwback to Saigon’s Original Tramway Network

As ever-increasing levels of traffic congestion and air pollution turn many of Ho Chi Minh City’s road junctions into choking bottlenecks, many hopes are pinned on plans to construct a new urban railway network in the southern metropolis. Yet urban railways are hardly a new concept in this city, which was once home to one of Southeast Asia’s largest urban tramway networks.

Indochina’s first mechanized rail-guided transportation system was the one-meter gauge Saigon–Cho Lon “high road” steam tramway, operated by the Societe Generale des Tramways a Vapeur de Cochinchine (SGTVC) and opened to the public on December 27, 1881.

Continue reading “A Throwback to Saigon’s Original Tramway Network”

Well of heaven – a big mystery to discover

Last update 09:00 | 30/07/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – The scenery surrounding Gieng Troi (The Well of Heaven) is so beautiful and pristine that all travelers coming to the site not only feel tranquil, but also respectful to the nature all around.

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Raft rewards: People sail on rafts on the stream.

Travel blogger Nguyen Ca Dao and his friends decided to discover the site during the weekend in a bid to hide from the crowded city and their day to day busy lives. Continue reading “Well of heaven – a big mystery to discover”