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A leading luxury travel network has ranked Vietnam second on its list of up-and-coming travel destination in 2010, according to a report released.
The 6th HCMC Tourism Festival will be held at 23/9 Cultural Park from April 8-11.
During the festival, there will be a fair with a total of 150 stands, introducing tourist destinations, services and summer tour programmes of local travel agencies.
The Vietnam National Tourism Administration said it will seek approval from the government to have foreign visitors exempted from visa fees later this year to boost the country’s tourism.
The Van Thanh Tourist Park of the Binh Quoi Tourism Village will organize a food and culture program called Ngay Hoi Que Toi (Festive Day in My Homeland) from 5: 00 p.m to 9: 00 p.m on March 5, 6 and 7 to introduce special dishes and traditional festivities of the North, Central and South regions to Saigonese.
An American luxury cruise ship, the Nautica, docked at Cai Lan Port bringing 1, 000 foreign tourists to the world heritage site of Halong Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh for the first time on March 9.
An ancient Cham tower has been discovered in Ban Binh District in the southern province of Binh Thuan, said Nguyen Xuan Ly, Director of the provincial Museum.
Eighty-two doctor laureate steles in Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi has become Vietnam’s second historical documentary heritage to be listed in the list of UNESCO’s Global Memory of the World Programme.
International visitors to Vietnam in February estimated 446, 323 arrivals, increasing by 3.5% and 30.2% over last month and the same period last year, respectively. Total international arrivals in the first 2 months reached 877, 715, representing a 27.4% growth.
Vietnam and China’s Sichuan Province will cooperate in promoting each other’s tourism by exchanging television programmes touting their tourism potential.
An exhibition featuring Vietnamese women’s daily lives kicked off in Paris, France, on March 20. The exhibition, co-sponsored by the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in France and the French association for Vietnamese children affected by Agent Orange/Dioxin, is showcasing 50 colour and black and white photos of different sizes.
One hundred bronze drums are being cast for the 1, 000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi in the traditional way, replicating the decorations of the four ancient drums of Ngoc Lu, Hoang Ha, Quang Xuong and Song Da, and some patterns of Thang Long - Hanoi.
The Museum of Arts in Busan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), is hosting an exhibition of 100 outstanding paintings of Vietnam’s modern art, from March 10 to April 25. The displayed items are selected from a huge collection of 374 works by 25 painters. The collection was hand-picked and preserved by two Japanese collectors – Ito Toyochiki and Ito Tamiko – over the last 20 years.
Ganh Da Dia, about 40 kilometers from Tuy Hoa City (Phu Yen) is a very queer natural masterpiece where giant rocks are piled upon each other.
Entrepreneurs and tourism promoters have registered 136 booths at this year’s annual HCMC Tourism Day which will take place at 23/9 Park in downtown HCMC between April 8 and 11.
An International Boat Racing Festival is scheduled to take place in Phan Thiet City’s Mui Ne from October 1-4. The festival will be attended by 20 athlete groups, representatives of 20 countries.