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Preservation of Thang Long – Hanoi royal citadel continues
On February 28th, in Hanoi, the Steering Committee of the Japanese Fund-in-trust held a meeting to review the project for the preservation of Thang Long – Hanoi cultural relics.
International arrivals to Vietnam in the first two months grow impressively
According to General Stastistics Office (GSO), the number of international arrivals to Vietnam in February 2012 was estimated 681,849, increasing by 8.2% in comparison with January 2012 and 29.4% over the same period of 2011.
More foreign maritime tourists visit Vietnam    
The Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) has received the high-end cruise ship Spirit of Adventure from England with 750 tourists and crew on a seven-day route including Halong, Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Danang to join Vancouver’s fireworks competition   
A team from the central city of Danang will take part in the 22nd Celebration of Light Fireworks Vancouver, Canada from July 28-August 4.
International Colloquium on Vietnam Archaeology
An international scientific colloquium on Vietnam Archaeology, a collaboration between Germany and Vietnam, will be held at Goethe Institute in Hanoi from February 29th until March 2nd 2012.
HCM City to host 2012 cherry blossom festival  
The 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival will take place at September 23 Park in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1.
Da Nang spotlights tourism potential 
The centre to promote tourism in the central city of Da Nang held an event to promote its potential for tourism in Ho Chi Minh City on Feb. 24, which attracted almost 250, 000 visitors.
Discovering the beauty of Sapa
In the beginning of the 20th century, when the French first set foot in Sapa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, they built a church and villas. They often went to Sapa for wonderful holidays, because it has a temperate climate.
Tho Ha pottery village
Tho Ha village in the northern province of Bac Giang is one of three famous pottery establishments in Vietnam.
Ha Noi launches electric car service around West Lake
Ha Noi launched an electric car service around West Lake in Tay Ho District on February 3 to mark the 82nd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).
Kiteboard Tour Asia ends in Binh Thuan
Round two of the 2012 Kiteboard Tour of Asia (KTA) 2012 finished up on Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan on Feb. 19.
Halong Bay cave joins world’s top 10 sites
Sung Sot cave (or Surprising cave), one of the largest caves in Ha Long Bay, has been voted as one of 10 most beautiful caves of the world by the Association of Tourism Offices and Brokers of the Czech Republic.
Hanoi hosts Australian cultural week
A week featuring Australian culture as well as its education sector will be held in Hanoi from Feb. 17-25 with a programme of events taking place across the city.
33 paintings of Vietnam by Polish artist to be displayed
The Polish Embassy in Vietnam announces that 33 paintings of Vietnamese landscapes by Polish artist Franciszek Ryszard Mazurek will be displayed at an exhibition in Hanoi from March 3rd to 10th.
Central coastal city draws Russian tourists
From mid-March, the central coastal city of Danang will receive around 36,000 Russian tourists this year, according to the HCM City-based Anh Duong Tourism Company and Russian travel agency Pegas Touristik.

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