Vietnam Travel Guide

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
Hanoi offers more tours for Old Quarter discovery
The Dong Xuan Joint Stock Company has launched additional five tours using environmentally-friendly electric cars to help domestic and foreign visitors discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Gia Lai holds exhibition on gong heritage
Photos, documents and objects featuring gong heritage of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are on display at an exhibition that opened in the Gia Lai provincial Museum on Jan. 11.
Night market opens in Hue
The Hue City People's Committee launched a pedestrian-only night market along Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street from Truong Tien Bridge to Phu Xuan Bridge on January 2.
Russian TV channel spotlights Vietnam
TV channel Russia-2 broadcast a one-hour program on January 2 introducing Vietnam’s country and people.
Luxury Travel Viet Nam to promote luxury culture and heritage on Ho Chi Minh Trail
Luxury Travel Group Ltd proudly presents travelers "Discover the hidden treasures of Viet Nam by road in 29 days" on the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail. This special and unique trip has been designed not for the mass, but class, and people who look for a bit of adventure and unique experiences in Viet Nam.
Ho Chi Minh City launches tourism programme
The second ‘Ho Chi Minh City – 100 Interesting Facts’ programme was launched by the Ho Chi Minh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, aiming to introduce and promote the city’s culture and tourist attractions and improve the quality of its tourism services.