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Vietnamese - Korean fine art exhibition
A joint fine art exhibition by 14 Vietnamese and Korean artists will be held at 49 Nguyen Du Street, Hanoi, on February 14, marking the occasion of 20 years of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Korea.
HCM City street food attracts more tourists  
Tourists are not only attracted by famous landscapes, beauty spots or shopping centres but also by regional specialties and street food has long played an exciting role in different cuisines throughout the world.
Heritage tourism spotlights green growth 
A large number of local and foreign researchers, managers and experts discussed the role of heritage tourism in achieving environmentally sustainable growth, at an international seminar in the central city of Hue on Feb. 14.
Seven international cruises to dock in central Vietnam
The Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) will welcome seven cruise ships from the high-end Star Cruises firm to Chan May Port in Thua Thien Hue and Tien Sa Port in Danang from February 14 to March 5.
Dak Lak preserves over 2,300 sets of gongs
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has preserved 2,307 sets of bronze gongs, said the local relevant agency.
Vietnam one of top 10 best destinations for 2012
The world’s renowned travel guide, the Lonely Planet, has rated Vietnam ’ Mekong Delta region ninth out of the 10 best value destinations for 2012.
Programme honours Vietnamese culture
A programme entitled ‘Spring Honours National Culture’ was held at the Sui Pagoda historical and cultural site in Gia Lam district, Hanoi on February 6, the fifteenth day of the first lunar month.
Vietnamese Poetry Day takes place in Ha Noi
The 10th annual Vietnamese Poetry Day took place at the Temple of Literature in Ha Noi on February 5, drawing the participation of nearly 70 poets from 27 countries and territories.
Wine gala night closes Da Lat flower festival
A wine gala night, which took place on the night of January 3 in Da Lat city, marked the end of the Da Lat Flower Festival 2012.

Enjoy homeland festival with Saigontourist
Saigontourist introduces My Homeland Festival at Van Thanh Tourist Area in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 10, 11 and 12. This year’s festival has craft villages, countryside markets and music shows together with food booths set up in each region.
Largest Vietnamese pottery exhibition in US
Over 200 exhibits are on display at a Vietnamese pottery exhibition, the largest of its kind, at Birmingham Museum of Art in the US state of Alabama from Jan. 22 to April 8.
“Quan ho” folk singing contest opens
Almost 200 artists, both amateurs and professional, are competing at the 22nd “Quan ho” (love duets) folk singing contest in the northern province of Bac Ninh.
Tourists to Hanoi increase during Tet
Around 183,000 foreign tourists visited Hanoi during the lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, a year-on-year increase of 16 percent.
Huong Pagoda Festival kicks off
The Huong (Perfume) pagoda in Hanoi’s suburban district of My Đuc opened on the sixth day of the Lunar New Year (January 28), attracting tens of thousands of people from across the country.
12 proposals on intangible cultural heritage s to be submitted to UNESCO from 2012 to 2016
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed localities and organizations to collect ideas from experts and relevant agencies to make a list of 12 intangible cultural heritages to submit to UNESCO in the 2012-2016 period
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