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  • Trang An recognized as Vietnam’s first Mixed World Heritage Site

    Vietnam’s Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex has been officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Meeting UNESCO’s three criteria of which one for the cultural heritage and the others for the natural heritage, Trang An has become the 30th mixed heritage in the world and the first of this kind in Vietnam.
  • Buddha’s Birthday Convention in Vietnam

    Vietnam has for the second time hosted the UN-sponsored Buddhist convention called the 11th UN Days of Vesak and themed as "Buddhist Perspective towards Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals". The convention took place May 7-11, 2014 at Bai Dinh Pagoda in the Northern province of Ninh Binh drawing attention across Vietnam and around the world.
  • More VAT refund booths for foreign tourists in Vietnam

    The Ministry of Finance has drafted a circular to further its VAT (value added tax) refund project for foreign tourists. The project, which started in July 2012, has been offering a 30 day VAT refund to foreign tourists on locally made purchase of goods worth VND2 million, an equivalent of US$95 each. So far, refunds can only be sought from the Customs at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport and Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport. Under the new circular, more refund booths and duty-free shops will be opened at airports in Da Nang, Cam Ranh, Nha Trang and a number of international seaports to provide minimum refund access. The refund timeframe will also be extended to 60 days.
  • Non La – the symbol of Vietnamese elegance

    For a long time, the image of young ladies with conical palm leaf hat known in Vietnamse as “Non La” has become a symbol of Vietnamese charm and beauty. Along with Ao Dai, the Vietnamese traditional long dress, the hat stands for national costume identity now broadly recognizable around the world.
  • The mountain railway operational in Ba Na Hills

    On April 26, 2014, a mountain railway was officially put into use in Ba Na Hills, a famous tourist resort featuring a complex of landscaping and architectural creations in Da Nang province, Central Vietnam
  • Pu Luong: off the beaten path

    The houses-on-stilts nestled between mountains, yellow terraced fields, and green primitive forests with plentiful and diversified flora create picturesque scenery. That is likely to be your first impression when visiting the Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
  • Con Dao recognized as Vietnam’s 6th Ramsar site

    The 19,991 hectare Con Dao National Park in the Southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has been officially named as one of 2,203 wetlands of international importance by the Ramsar Convention. This is the sixth Ramsar site and the first sea Ramsar site of Vietnam.
  • Hue festival 2014 ends in colors

    Hue festival, which takes place from April 12th to April 20th, 2014, has officially completed with an impressive closing ceremony on the theme” Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”.
  • Vietnam’s Ba Be Lake among World’s most beautiful lakes

    MSN website has just announced the world’s 16 most beautiful lakes and Ba Be – Vietnam’s largest natural lake honored in this list.
  • VIETNAM TOURS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS

    Practicing photography and touring Vietnam at the same time will be a great choice for photography enthusiasts. Imagine you going to Ha Long Bay not just for a cruise but also for taking a grand panorama shot of the bay from a high mountaintop.
  • A chopper tour to Ha Long Bay

    I have been to Ha Long Bay in Vietnam before but just staying on shore except for visiting Tuan Chau Island linked to the mainland by a short road. My regret was that I have not seen the bay far out from a boat. My trip today is special not only because I am coming back to for a boat cruise but also I am travelling down there from Hanoi by helicopter. Since I had only one day in my schedule to visit the bay, helicopter is the only option for transport though being expensive. So my travel agent booked a flight from the Vietnam Northern Flight Service Company for me along with a group of Americans. Our flight falls exactly on the Christmas Eve.
  • Snow Rush To White Sapa

    For the last few days, the media in Vietnam are flooded with news coverage of a snow-covered Sapa, a district of Lao Cai province up North of Vietnam. All of a sudden, the capital town of Sapa and its surrounding are turned into an exotic scene much like an European winter landscape. With public curiosity surging, thousands of tourists are flocking to Sapa to witness this rare marvel of nature. 
  • CosianaTour opening on TripAdvisor.com

    Congratulations ! CosianaTour, the online division of our company 365Travel was approved to broadcast our official page on TripAdvisor - the world's largest travel community.
  • Things To Do In Vietnam When You Are On A Vacation

    In each holiday, the demand for recreation of individual as well as each family is increasing gradually. However, besides choosing a good place to travel and means of your travel, you also need to pay attention to health protection during your trip. If you chose Vietnam to be your destination, here are a few guidelines on things to do in Vietnam can get you a happy and safe holiday.
  • Vietnamese women’s museum - one of Top 25 Attractive Museums of Asia

    In modern lifestyle, in the trend of global economic development and integration, introducing tourists the values of Vietnam’s cultural heritages is very important and necessary. Since reopening in 2010, Vietnamese Women’s Museum  has get a lot of praises and positive impressions from both domestic and international tourists. At the end of 2012, Vietnamese Women’s Museum was voted as one of top Hanoi tourist attractions 2012 by TripAdvisor – the world's largest travel site.
  • Top 10 tourists attractions in Laos

    Vang Vieng , Luang Prabang , Pha That Luang ... are top tourist attractions in Laos that tourist shouldn’t miss.
  • Hanoi honors to receive top Asian cuisines award for three dishes

    Hanoi will receive the Top Asian cuisine award for 3 dishes and Top Vietnam Cuisine award for 6 dishes on the opening ceremony of Tourism festival of traditional villages of Hanoi and the Red River Delta provinces that takes place at Quan Ngua stadium, Hanoi in the evening of 08th Oct 2013.
  • Enjoy Free Water Puppet Shows in Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

    In recent years, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) has become familiar to many Hanoi residents as well as to tourists, especially children, youth and families. The museum not only is a place to keep the evidence of the past but also contribute to raise awareness of culture for the public.
  • Tourism stimulus for the end of 2013

    On the occasion of celebrating the National Day of Vietnam- December 22 and  Off-season sales 2013, Cosianatour is offering the attractive promotion for Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam tour Packages 2013.
  • Five star resorts in Hoian – the ideal place for relaxing

    Hoian's luxury resorts are cosidered as Vietnam’s top beach resorts which attract many foreign and domestic tourists.
  • Two hotels of Vietnam awarded “Green Globe” Certification

    After efforts to preserve the environment, society and culture; Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi and Mövenpick Hotel Saigon, which belong to Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts become the first  two hotels received the prestigious “Green Globe” Certification.
  • Lam Dong: Exciting Summer Festival 2013

    Festival Da Lat 2013 includes street art, Da Lat artwork street; wine - rock - DJ, hip-hop; teen cuisine, with 2 hiphop stages and the finale of Da Lat Elegant Contest 2013.
  • Cua Dai – one of most beautiful beaches of Asia

    Trip advisor - the world's largest  travel magazine from American has announced top 25 most beautiful beaches of Asia that based on votes of Trip advisor’s readers.  Cua Dai beach; located in Hoian town, Quangnam province, Vietnam; has been ranked 18th on the list.
  • Hanoi Traditional Craft Villages Festival in October

    Approximately 400 booths at the festival will introduce the cuisine of Hanoi and provinces belong to Red River Delta.
  • The 9th International Trade Expo Hochiminh City 2013 (ITE HCMC)

    From 12th – 14th September 2013, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Hochiminh city will coordinate with Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock Company (Vinexad) and  IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd (IIR) to hold the 9th International Trade Expo Hochiminh City 2013 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC).
  • Enjoy the taste of Vietnam Western with steaming noodles

    Cuisine of the Southwest is famous for a rich and diversified cuisine culture. The dishes such as pork-stuffed fried cakes, pancakes,  sauce noodles, fish noodles...which are very familiar with Western residents from long time ago, are also favorite dishes of  not only Saigon people but  people everywhere as well.
  • Nha Nhac (Ceremonial music )– Vietnam Royal Court Music

    Hanoi cuisine is one of the most special culture feature which draws attention of tourists over the world. In addition to Pho - the most well-known dish, there are lots of other dishes, from luxurious to popular ones, which shouldn’t be missed. All of them help to build up a beloved image of Hanoi capital thousand years of civilization. This article will introduce the most famous dishes of Hanoi and best places for you to enjoy.
  • The potential of tourism development in Danang city

    Located in the major economic region of Central Vietnam ; being the gateway to the Pacific Ocean of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam; owning the beautiful stretching coastline, Danang has many convenient conditions to attract both international and domestic tourists.
  • Discover Vietnam's unique culture with Hoian week in Germany

    From July 21st to 28th,  Hoian week will take place in Wernigerode town, Germany to introduce the town’s unique culture, arts and tourist destinations. Hoian Lampionfest – Vietnam zu Gast in Wernigerode, handicraft displays and cuisine festivals are the most attractive activities during the event.
  • CNN desires to continue bringing Trang An to the world.

    CNN, the international television channel , has recently completed broadcasting the promotional video for Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex.
  • VNA added 2 new flight routes from Danang to Seoul and Siem Reap

    On June 28, Vietnam Airlines in Danang announced to add two new direct flight routes from the city to Seoul and Siem Reap.
  • 3 Vietnam’s Museum win Travelers' Choice Attractions Awards of Tripadvisor

    Three museums of Vietnam have been shortlisted into the top of 25 most attractive Asian museums in 2013 voted by tourists around the world.
  • More than 3.5 million international tourists came to Vietnam for the first 6 months of the year

    With the continuous efforts on improving the quality of services and innovating tourism products, Vietnam tourism has attracted more than 3.5 million of foreign tourists for the first 6 months of 2013.
  • Chung cake - Vietnamese traditional dish

    Chung cake (Banh Chung) is the most famous Vietnamese traditional dish that typically seen in Tet holiday. It’s made from glutinous rice, mung beans and pork meat.
  • Vietnam tourism - culture festival week in Korea

    Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has appointed International Cooperation Department to host Vietnam Tourism  - Culture Festival Week in Korea from July 01-06, 2013.
  • Tourists are going to enjoy public Wi-fi on several tourist streets in Hanoi Old Quarter

    Hanoi’s People Committee is cooperating with Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications to open public wi-fi (wireless internet access) on some tourists streets  in Hanoi. The service is set up with the aims of  attracting more tourists to the Hanoi capital as  well as encouraging  local people to use more wi-fi on general trends.

  • Central Highlands - Dalat National Tourism Year 2014

    The National Tourism Year themed “ High Mountains, Thick Forests of Central Highlands” will take place from December, 2013 to the end of 2014.
  • Vietnam – one of top ten destinations for street-foods of the world

    By asking their readers on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree “ where you have travelled and which places you enjoyed the most?”, Lonely Planet – the famous online tourism magazine recognized Vietnam is in the top ten destinations for street-foods in the world.
  • Vietnam is considering visa waiver for 7 more countries

    Vietnam - Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has recently directed the departments to assess the political, economic and security impacts after the visa waiver test for tourists from Japan, Korea, Russia and the 4 Nordic countries so far.
  • The 5th Quangnam Heritage Festival honouring local and national cultural values

    The festival,co-organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Quangnam People’s Committee and the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO, will take place from June 21-26 in Hoian.
  • Myanmar wins the top country award in the travel awards of popular magazine, Wanderlust.

    Announced at the London Destination Travel Show, the results were based on the travel experiences from December 2011 to December 2012. The averages of the results were calculated and based on the level of satisfaction rather than the number of votes. Peru came in second on the list, followed by New Zealand in third. Nicaragua was voted the new “Top Emerging Destination” and Hoian in Vietnam was voted “Top City”. Last year Myanmar was awarded the ‘top emerging destination’.
  • 1000 hotel rooms added by end of this year in Nhatrang

    Two luxury hotels of Nhatrang, Best Western and Crowne Plaza Nhatrang, will be opened by end of this year, adding 1000 more hotel rooms to this beautiful coastal city.
  • Top 5 island resorts of Vietnam

    In Vietnam there are stunning resorts located on islands where every visitor will be served as VIP.
  • Why Vietnam? 10 Reasons Everyone Should Know

    Vietnam was recently voted the best emerging destination, with good reason. Its charm combines the old and the new, untouched landscapes and luxury facilities, friendly and hospitable people, natural beauty, ancient wonders, lively cities, and fabulous cuisine. Each part of the country has its own unique appeal: the country’s elegant capital Hanoi; the natural beauty of World Heritage Halong Bay, the Ancient City of Hoian, the Imperial capital of Hue and the cosmopolitan city of Saigon.
  • 10 Best Places for Trekking in Vietnam

    Cosianatour’s well designed trekking/hiking packages not only bring you the sense of adventure, of being close to the nature but also give you opportunities to visit the remote hill tribes and experience their daily lives. Depending on your fitness and eagerness, you can choose a trip from easy to tough grades, and on one of the variety of trekking routes. The most popular trekking, hiking types in Vietnam are jungle trekking, mountain hiking, countryside hitch-hiking, walking, and rambling adventures. Here is the list of the most famous trekking areas voted by both local and foreign travellers. Go through to get the most suitable to your wish.
  • Hanoi - Asian Games 2019

    The 2019 Asian Games, officially known as Asiad 18, will be a multi-sport event in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2019. The majority voted for Hanoi over Surabaya (Indonesia), after Dubai (United Arab Emirates) pulled out of the running last minute during the OCA general assembly on November 8, 2012.
  • Edited - News 30 April and 1 May

    If you travel to Vietnam these days, you can see many banners; flags… for our national two holidays – Liberation Day (April 30) & International Workers' Day (May 1).
  • Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM)-Hanoi 2013 / 18 - 21 April 2013

    Vietnam will organize International Travel Mart from 18th to 21st April 2013 at The ICE at 91st Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi. 
  • As Good As Advertised

  • Fantastic Experience!

    Name:Doug Berryman - Bundesrepublik Deutschland

    Country:Federal Republic of Germany

    Hi Ben

    Just wanted to let you know we booked all our tours for our vietnam trip through your site and we were very happy with the procedure, we had no trouble at all from the north to the south of Vietnam. Thank you very much.
  • Top Vietnam Culture Travel in Vietnam

    Name:Sunita - Reino de España

    Country:Kingdom of Spain

    We are currently living in Spain and we were very impressed with Vietnam package tour that we have booked through Cosianatour.com on June and how smoothly everything is going with our booking. We would definitely use this travel company again and recommend you to others.
  • Incredible Taste of Vietnam

    Name:Peter Johnson - New Zealand

    Country:New Zealand

    Dear Mr. Anthony Nguyen

    I'd just like to compliment cosianatour.com on an excellent tours throughout Vietnam. You were recommended by a member of Vietnam Tourism Advisor's reservations department and I'm glad I followed her advice because you handled this very promptly and efficiently. I was going to choose a slightly cheaper agent, but read some indifferent reviews about their reliability, so am glad I chose you..
  • A day I'll never forget!

    Name:Linda Haig - Australia

    Country:Commonwealth of Australia

    My family and I recently arrived home from a holiday in Vietnam. We had a few days in Hanoi and 1 of those days, we spent with Lam. A guide who works with Cosianatour.

    It was a great day, Lam was full of information, had a great sense of humour and was just a lovely gentleman. The tour we did was the Hanoi City, Sapa by train, halong Bay Cruises, Hoa Lu - Tam Coc by small Boat...

    We were at Bac Ha Market early before the influx of tourists so we were able to see the Local people going about their business.We had breakfast at Lao Cai, the best noodles from the award winning noodle lady and then we were at Sapa Town. This was definitely the highlight of the day. When we return to the city, we saw a side of Hanoi that we didn"t know existed. We saw the local people working at country side, out of Hanoi City, we talked with local people & children they were very cute. We had a fantastic time. The lunch was fresh Vietnamese local foods and fresh fruit, prepared by a local family. Also great. This was definitely the Hightlight of our day, the traditional village is worth visiting. We also went to the Dong Xuan Market, where we did some greats shopping.

    Overall the day was one of the best I have ever had with my family and we will be using Cosianatours again and again. Thanks Lam and thanks Cosiana Tours for putting so much effort and love into your Tours. We will be seeing you again.
  • Excellent Vietnam Adventures Tour!

    Name:Mark Pepper - UK

    Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Just came back from a fantastic 14 days holiday in Vietnam . I booked with VietnamCultureTravel as they were GBP650 cheaper than the travel companies. On booking I felt sure there would be a hitch, but there was not. I received tour voucher right away, and made a call just to check. I was really very impressed with service and will definitely use Cosianantour.com  for my next holiday in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam Culture Travel is simply the best!

    Name:Cynthia Joseph - Australia

    Country:Commonwealth of Australia

    Thank you so much for being understanding. I had never heard of Cosianatour.com before, but I will definitely look forward to getting your assistance in the future.I have already shared the great experience with others. Again, thanks.
  • Tipping

    Tipping for good service is not expected but is always appreciated in Vietnam. It is customary, though not compulsory, to tip tour guides and drivers at the end of a tour. Hotel and station porters should also be tipped.
    For other services such as massages and waiters in restaurant, coffee bar,... it is not compulsory in the North and Central of Vietnam. But people in the South have been used to be tipped, they will expect you to tip.
  • Vietnam Telecommunications

    International phone charges are utmost expensive in Vietnam. Reserve charges are not allowed for foreigners. You should expect to pay US$4 a minute to call to the US, Europe or Australia. Hotels will add surcharge that can make calls about US$7 a minute...


  • Vietnam Electricity

    The voltage in the cities and towns is generally 220V, 50 cycles, but sometimes 110V in the rural areas. Electric sockets are standard European or American. However, it is a good idea to bring adapter plugs in case your plugs do not fit the sockets, which sometimes fit two round pins, other times three pins. If you do not have a correct size plug, it is easy to buy an adaptor in Vietnam...
  • Dos & Don’ts

    Do take a hotel business card from the reception desk before leaving from your hotel. This will help your return to the hotel much easier.
    Do carry a roll of toilet paper in your daypack for long excursions from your base hotel. You never know when you will need it. 
    Do dress appropriately. Not only for the prevailing climatic conditions, but also not to cause offence to the local people. Vietnamese have conservative dress codes and it is only in larger cities that these codes are relaxed a little...
  • Top 5 things to buy in Vietnam

    Wooden Puppets - Hanoi is famous for its Water Puppet Show at the old theater near Hoankiem Lake. Around the theater area, you'll also find shops selling reproductions of the water puppets, which are absolutely – must - buys for anyone visiting Hanoi. You'll find wooden puppets of buffalo, traditional Vietnamese merchants on horseback, dancing girls, dragons and more....
  • Tips for Shopping and Bargain in Vietnam

    If the item does not have a price tag, the price is nearly always negotiable.
    When negotiating a price, knock at least three quarters off the top.
    If negotiations are getting you nowhere start to walk, you will be amazed by the number of sellers that will agree on your price while walking away.
    Check the VND notes carefully before handing since you may mistaken.
  • Registration in Vietnam

    Hotels in Vietnam and private hosts must register your presence with the police in case you stay overnight. You will be expected to hand over your passport, along with your via number.
    You should have your passport details in some copies, hand the copy instead of your original one.
  • Public Holidays in Vietnam

    Vietnam has many public holidays, special festivals and events.
    The most important celebration of year in Vietnam is Tet, or Lunar New Year, which falls either in late January or early February each year. Vietnamese people have officially four public days, but in reality almost all of Vietnam shut down for a full week.
  • Entering & leaving Vietnam

    Vietnam Customs serves the same purpose as any other customs service; enforcing commercial and legal mandates set down by the government.
    There are some differences, however, inasmuch as your baggage will definitely be X-rayed both going entering and leaving Vietnam...
  • Rules of Road In Vietnam

    Obey the road rules if you can work out what they are;
    Maintain direction no matter what;
    Remember the shortest distance between two points is a straight line;
    Expect the totally unexpected;
  • Notes when travelling to Vietnam

    Choosing tour and travel itinerary
    Getting your ideas on travel purposes, we will send you package tours that may fit to your expectation or you can have a talk with our consultants to get you a custom-made travel itinerary what is perfectly fit to your needs.
  • Business hours in Vietnam

    In Vietnam, the standard business hours are from 7:30am to 5pm or from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Lunch break takes from one to one and a half hour, from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
    Shops open early and close at any time between 6:00pm and 10:00pm. Most shops are open 7 days a week.
  • Dos & don’ts with Vietnam’s traffic

    Crossing the street in Hanoi or Hochiminh city (Saigon) or any other city in Vietnam can be so-called skillful-required sport. The traffic is mad, there are no discernible traffic rules and people often understand their unsaid rules. As a result, getting around Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city on foot can be daunting at times. To help you cope with the traffic chaos and cross the street safely, here are a few tips that we picked up along the way:
  • Salavan

    The province of Salavan spans from Laos' eastern border with Thailand to its western border with Vietnam. Though it is home to spectacular mountain scenery, waterfalls and very diverse ethnic groups, much of it is currently inaccessible, save to the most intrepid and resourceful of travellers. Salavan holds the brightest prospects for tourists looking to explore the natural beauty of Southeast Asia. It's a beautiful, tranquil little spot along a series of three waterfalls that attracts a steady trickle of backpackers as well as Laotians on vacation.
  • Kampong Cham

    Kampong Cham is the third largest city in Cambodia. Despite not having as many tourist attractions as Phnom Penh or Angkor Wat, this charming city is the best place to get a feel of the “real” Cambodia. The remnants of French colonial rule are here, as are modern improvements to this one poor area’s infrastructure. With its Mekong River location and relatively close proximity to Phnom Penh (123km) and Vietnam, Kampong Cham has always been an important trade and transportation hub. The highway from Phnom Penh is in excellent condition-you can get here in just under two hours by road or by the bullet boats that are a main mode of transportation between towns on the Mekong River.
  • Sihanoukville

    Sihanoukville is located on the coast of Cambodia, about halfway between Thailand and Vietnam, on the Bay of Thailand. It's locally know as Kampong Som. A spread out tourist town for both foreigners and local people from all over the country. Three sides of the town are bordered by tropical beaches and islands. Filled with empty beaches, crowded beaches, seafood, restaurants, bars, Buddhist Temples, casinos, hotels, and more beaches. At several hundred places, English is spoken; and many French speakers are here as well. About 20 other languages are spoken at various guesthouses and restaurants.
  • Dienbien

    Dienbien is a province situated on the northwest Vietnam. It borders with Lai Chau, Son La provinces, Laos and China. The province has many mountains stretching along north-west and south-east...
  • Bacninh

    Bacninh province is located in the Red River Delta of Northern Vietnam. It shares borders with Bacgiang, Hungyen, Haiduong, Vinhphuc provinces and Hanoi capital .The provincial capital of Bacninh is only 30km north of Hanoi. Bacninh owns a complex network of rivers such as Cau river, Duong river, the system of Thai Binh rivers. The province used to be an ancient trade center of Vietnam from the 2nd to 10th century so Bacninh is popular with ancient many pagodas and temples which reflect its cultural characters and architecture style of Buddhism. Taking a day trip to Bacninh, tourists not only visit the old pagodas, the handicraft villages or explore lifestyle in the countryside of the Red River Delta but also enjoy Vietnam’s traditional folk song - Quan Ho performed by local girls and boys.
  • Namdinh

    Namdinh is a coastal province in Northern Vietnam, shares boders with Ninhbinh to the south, Thaibinh to the north, Hanam to the northwest and East Sea. With cultural, physical and spiritual values of thousands of years, the province is home of many handicraft villages, historical and cultural sites as well as many tourist attractions. Namdinh is also hometown of many martial heroes, writers and poets like Tran Te Xuong (Tu Xuong), Nguyen Binh. The main attractions in this province include Tran Temple, Co Le and Keo Pagodas, Pho Minh Temple, Day Palace, Hai Thinh Beach, and Con Lu and Con Ngan Bird Grounds.
  • Langson

    Langson is a province located in northern region of Vietnam. It shares border with Caobang province to the south, Bacgiang province to the north, China to the east, Quangninh province to the north-east and Backan, Thainguyen provinces to the west. With total area covering over 80% of mountains and hills, Langson has potentiality of mineral, forestry, tourism and trading.The province has convenient condition for agriculture thanks for its dense rivers system. Winter fruits like peaches, pears, plums and persimmons; special dishes such as  roast ducks and porks, Mau Son wine and Lam rice are one of attractions of Langson. It is also famous with many culture and historical vestiges such as Rampart of Mac Dynasty, Doan Citadel Vestige, Chi Lang Defile, Ky Cung and Bac Le temples.Morever, Ky Lua market, To Thi and Mau Son mountains, Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh grottoes are famous sites of Langson tourism. Especially, lots of people come to Ky Lua and Tam Thanh markets to shopping because the goods are abundant and cheap there.
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Hochiminh City, formerly named Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. This city was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1955–1975 that situated on the banks of the Saigon River. Hochiminh city is neighbour with Tayninh and Binhduong to the north, Longan to the west, Dongnai and Baria - Vungtau to the east, the sea to the south. formerly named Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. This city was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1955–1975 that situated on the banks of the Saigon River. Hochiminh city is neighbour with Tayninh and Binhduong to the north, Longan to the west, Dongnai and Baria - Vungtau to the east, the sea to the south.
  • Mekong Delta

    Mekong Delta (Cuu Long in Vietnamese, means nine dragons)- the southern region of Vietnam lies to the west of Hochiminh city. It ends the Mekong River through a network of distributaries that empties into the sea. The main towns of the delta are Mytho, Vinhlong, Cantho and Chaudoc. The size of the area covered by water depends on the season. Mekong delta attracts travelers by immense water, beautiful sunset on the river, buzzing floating market, rice paddies, fish farms and tropical fruit orchards. Other delta products include coconut, sugar cane, fruit and fish. The Mekong Delta is the biggest basket of rice in Vietnam, which supplies enough rice to feed the country with a sizable surplus to export.  Visiting the delta, travelers will have opportunity to experience the unique lifestyle of this great river. It’s a water world where boats, houses, restaurants and even market float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that flow through the region like artery.
  • Binhthuan

    Binhthuan province is located on coast of South Central Vietnam. It shares the borders with Ninhthuan province to the north-east, Lamdong province to the north, Dongnai province to the west, Baria- Vungtau province to the south-west, East Sea to the east and south-east. Binhthuan possesses two main seasons-the dry season and the rainy season with the monsoon tropical climate. It’s good condition to develop industrial forests of wood, cashew nut. With long coast-side, the province is also convenient to expand marine economy such as fish catching, salt and fish sauce. Moreover, Binhthuan attracts domestic and international travelers by picturesque scenery of mountains lying from west to east and reaching beautiful beaches. Phanthiet, Muine, Doiduong and Hamtan are famous popular destinations in Binhthuan. Visiting there, travelers will have opportunity to have leisure activities as swimming, fishing, climbing, yachting, golf playing in many beaches and resorts.

    Binhthuan is home of many ethnic minorities, of which the majority are Kinh, Cham, Rajai, Tay. A large of relics of Sa Huynh and Cham culture, ancient architecture, historic vestiges, traditional festivals are being preserved there making the special culture for this province.

  • Khanhhoa

    Khanhhoa is a coastal province, located in the South Central Vietnam.It shares borders with Phuyen province to the north, Daklak and Lamdong provinces to the west, Ninhthuan province to the south. Khanhhoa possesses a lot of inshore islands, highlands, midlands, plains and rivers. It attracts both domestic and foreign travelers for its specular natural landscape featured with stunning bays of Camranh, Vanphong and Nhatrang. The tropical monsoon climate with an average temperature of 26.5ºC is favorable condition to develop tourism in Khanhhoa with year-long activities.The province is home of Kinh people as well as a small percentage of other ethnic minority groups such as Rajai, Tay, Nung, Muong and Cham people. Cham people possess the most prominent culture which distinguishes Khanh Hoa from other provinces.
  • Baria-Vungtau

    Baria-Vungtau province is located  on the coast of the Southern Vietnam. It’s surrounded by Dongnai province to the north and Binhthuan province to the east, Hochiminh city to the west and East Sea to the south - east. The province also includes the Condao islands. Baria - Vungtau has become a famous tourism destination with advantages in perfect natural condition, historic cultural relics and modern tourism infrastructure. The province attracts travelers by beautiful and romantic beaches shielded by mountain ranges as well as many national historical and revolutionry monuments. 
  • Kontum

    Kontum is the capital of Kontum province that lies in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam and shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. About a half of the province’s area is forest with diverse fauna and flora. Kon Tum is featured with the majestic mountainous landscape and several tourist attractions such as Kontum Former Prison, Paved Ho Chi Minh trail, Ethnic Hilltribe Museum, etc. Visiting Kontum, many travellers are impressed by the wooden stilt houses which can be found nowhere else. 51% population of Kontum is ethnic minorities such as Ba Na, Xo Dang, GIe Trieng, Jarai, B’rau, and Ro Man. Their economy is primarily agricultural. Each of them has special and unique cultural features, which contribute to the cultural diversity of the region. 
  • Quangnam

    Quangnam is located in the middle of Central Vietnam and surrounded by Thuathienhue, Quangngai, and Kontum provinces. This province has a favorable location for socio-economic development, situated in the middle of southeast Asia. Quangnam- the unique historical and cultural site still keeps rich human values for hundreds year. Quangnam is proud of Hoian Ancient Town and Myson Cham Towers –the World Cultural Heritage recognized since December 1999. The province has120km of coastline with many beautiful, clean and deserted beaches such as Cua Dai, Binh Minh, Tam Thanh, etc, are ideal tourist attractions.
  • Danang

    Danang City is located in middle of Central Vietnam. Danang has an ideal natural location surrounded by mountains, rivers, and the ocean, including the Hai Van pass to the north, the South China Sea to the east, Ba Na mountains to the west, and the Son Tra Peninsula with Nui Son Tra (Monkey Mountain) to the northeast. Danang is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam. This city has special advantages of geographic location, human resources, transportation and infrastructure. The special terrain with sea, mountains, forests, midland areas, plains and urban streets makes Danang so charming. Danang is a beloved, friendly and hospitable city for everyone. Coming to Danang, you are to live in a warm atmosphere and enjoy your wonderful travel.
  • Hue

    Hue is the capital city of Thuathien-Hue province, Vietnam. Between 1802 and 1945, it used to be the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty. Thank to this fact, Hue inherits many historic monuments, which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Roughly along the Perfume River from Hue lie myriad other monuments, including the tombs of several emperors, including Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, and Tu Duc. Also notable is the Thien Mu Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Hue and the official symbol of the city.
  • Binhdinh

    Binhdinh is situated on the south central coast of Vietnam, 649km from Hochiminh city. It’s bordered by Quangngai on the north, Gialai on the west, and Phuyen province on the south. The province’s topography includes four regions - highlands, midlands, plains, and coast. Binhdinh used to be one of capital cities of former Cham Kinhdong for a long time. Coming here, travelers will have chance to visit not only natural beautiful sights such as Ham Mo springs, Hoi Van, Quy Hoa, Thi Nai lowlands but also historic sights such as Cham tower, Doi tower, Duong Long tower, Quang Trung museum. Typical products of the province are silk, swallow nest, shrimp, fish, precious wood, vegetable oil, rice, marble, titanium, and handicraft articles. The old folk opera and Bai Choi folk songs contribute to make the unique of Binhdinh. The province also attracts tourists by rich traditional culture which has been preserved for thousands of years.

  • Quangbinh

    Located in North-Central Vietnam, Quangbinh is coastal province surrounded by Hatinh province on the North, East Sea on the east, Laos on the west and Quangtri province on the south. It’s situated on many important traffic hubs which are convenient to develop economic – society and exchange in and out the country. Past through the war of resistance against American empire and French colonialists, today Quangbinh still preservers many historical and cultural relics namely Dong Hoi citadel, Hoang Phuc Pagoda, Dao Duy Tu rampart and many more. Especially, the province attracts travelers by Phongnha – Kebang National Park – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO in 2003. The over 200,000 ha of parkland includes beautiful limestone formations, grottoes and caves, and boasts lush forestland covering 95 percent of the park area. Besides, Quangbinh is home of a large number of ethnic groups with diverse culture and tradition.
  • Laocai

    Laocai is mountainous region located in the North-West Vietnam. Laocai is surrounded by Yunna (China) to the north, Laichau province to the west, Hagiang province on the east and Yenbai, Sonla provinces on the south. Nowadays, Laocai is also a destination for travelers journeying between Hanoi and Sapa.
  • Hoabinh

    Hoabinh is located in the northeast of Vietnam. It is bordered by Sonla in the west, Phutho and Hatay in the north, Hanam and Ninhbinh in the east and Thanhhoa in the south. Hoabinh is famous with beautiful natural landscape and rich culture and history. There are six ethnic minorities including Muong, Kinh, Thai, Tay, Dao, H’Mong living there with harmonized cultural characteristics. Additionally, Hoa Binh has a wide range of natural minerals, including asbestos, coal, limestone, and a large reserve of stone, mineral water and clay. The hot springs of Kim Boi and Lac Son encompasses high mountains and large lakes, with favorable climate for the development of convalescence tourism.
  • Backan

    Backan is a mountainous region in North Vietnam. It is bordered by Caobang to the north, Tuyenquang to the west, Thainguyen to the south, and Langson to the east. The province has considerable natural resources, particularly in mining and forestry. Most of Backan’s surface is covered with mountains and hills, accompanied by a complicated network of springs, streams and rivers.
  • Caobang

    Caobang Province is located in the Far North - East, shares borders with China on the north and east, Backan and Langson provinces on the south, and Hagiang and Tuyenquang provinces on the west. Mountainous province is one of the most beautiful regions of Vietnam. Caobang itself is more prosaic, but it is a useful base to explore the surrounding countryside. The climate is mild here and the winter days can get chilly when a thick fog clings to the banks of the Banggiang River.
     
  • Hagiang

    Hagiang is the province located at the highest latitude in the northeastern Vietnam. It is surrounded by Caobang, Tuyenquang, Laocai, and Yenbai. It shares a border with China in the north. Located about 350km to the north of Hanoi, Hagiang is the final frontier in northern Vietnam. Hagiang is a mountainous region, the population is not large, and the majority of inhabitants are ethnic minorities including the Dao, H’mong, Tay, and Nung. This province is the ideal location to organize activities such as hiking and camping with the climate divided in two distinct seasons (rainy and dry). Hagiang’s central plateau is good for growing plums, peaches, and persimmons all of which are valued for exporting.
  • Quangninh

    Located in the North-East of  Vietnam , Quangninh is a mountainous and coastal province. Quangninh has many beautiful beaches and natural beauty spots as well as historical and architectural relics. Halong bay- the World Heritage is the pride of the province. Besides tourism, the city also owns a major source of coal, which has brought enormous economic benefits to land. Quangninh is the place concentrating biological diversity with many ecosystems of coral reefs, tropical forests, water-flooded forests. The province is also rich in cultural characteristic as well as historical values. Yentu site, Cuaong temple, Bachdang River are historical and cultural destinations in Quangninh province.
  • Haiphong

    Haiphong is located in the north of Vietnam, near Quangninh Province to the north, Hai duong Province to the west, and Thaibinh Province to the south. It’s a large city with an important seaport of Vietnam. Haiphong used to be a developed commercial center where the Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and Portuguese gathered for trade. Nowadays, Haiphong still is commercial and industrial metropolis as well as an important transportation hub of Vietnam. The city also attracts travelers with beautiful natural landscape such as Catba Island, Monkey Island, Doson beach, etc. Haiphong city retains many historical sites also such as temples, pagodas, mausoleums and other architectural sights. The city has a very famous & unique festival - Buffalo Fighting Festival - which is held once a year.
  • Ninhbinh

    Ninhbinh is situated on the Red River Delta, surrounded by Hoabinh, Hanam provinces on the north, Namdinh province on the east and Thanhhoa on the west and the south. Ninhbinh is well-known for the first imperial capital of Vietnam, from 968 to 1010 under Dinh, Le and Ly dynasties, which has resulted in its cultural tourism potential. Also, Tamcoc-Bichdong and Trangan Eco-Tourism within the province are desirable destinations for travelers.
  • Laos - Crazy incongruity in bizarre capital

    In the early 1970s, Indochina's least known capital was shared turf for a shadowy collection of spies, drifters, and clandestine Air America pilots trafficking drugs on the CIA's payroll. Keeping busy on the fringes of the Vietnam War and the Cold War, their home base of Vientiane was known as a place where anything goes.

     

  • Cambodia will get back Batagur (Rare Royal Turtle) after 30 years bred in Vietnam

    A large mangrove terrapin called "Royal Turtle" was transferred by Vietnamese conservationists to the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at a ceremony in Hochiminh City on last Friday.

    The critically-endangered mangrove terrapin (Batagur affinis) was repatriated to Cambodia after more than 30 years of breeding in the Suoi Tien Cultural Tourism Park in the City.

    The Royal Turtle was bought by Dinh Van Vui, Chairman of Suoi Tien Cultural - Tourism Co. Ltd. from an unknown resident in 1980.

  • One Destination, One Heart

    Mayors from the Mekong Sub-region – Phnom Penh, Vientiane and Hochiminh City come together to issue a joint statement on tourism development cooperation.

    Three countries, one destination - leaders from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam came together at the Mekong Sub-region Tourism Cities Mayors Summit, in Hochiminh City.

  • ‘Mien luon’ is flavor of Hanoi

    VIETNAM - Mien luon (vermicelli made of cassava served with fried eels) is a favorite dish of Hanoians which is available in selected city eateries.

    To prepare, the fresh eel after being disemboweled and cleaned will be cut out of its bone. You then cut its meat into slices then mix them with spices, pepper and corn flour. After a while, you fry them until they turn golden and crispy.

  • Vietnam - VN joins in international gifts, stationery fair in Malaysia

    The Vietnamese embassy in Malaysia are taking part in the 4th International Gifts, Premium & Stationery 2012 Fair (KLIGP 2012) in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur from June 13-15
  • Vietnam - Hue festival 2012 reviewed

    A conference reviewing the Hue festival 2012 and looking towards to the 8th Hue Festival in 2014 took place in June 11th in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue.
  • Tourism Alliance Awards in Hochiminh City

    HOCHIMINH CITY – The Tourism Alliance Awards (TAA) celebrates the brightest tourism stars in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Held on September 12, 2012, TAA was part of the 8th ITE HCMC line-up of events, aimed at recognising tourism industry professionals who have exemplified quality excellence. Who are the winners?
  • Bikini show on a Vietnamese flight – Against the rules?

    An airline of Vietnam (VietJet Air) was fined for an in-flight bikini dance show that featured beauty queens strutting their stuff in the aircraft's aisle.
  • Vietnam Coffee Discount Seen Narrowing on Lower Bean Supplies

    Buyers of coffee from Vietnam, the world’s biggest producer of the robusta variety, are getting a smaller discount for their beans due to reduced supplies and lower futures prices, according to Volcafe Ltd.
  • Single tourist visa among Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar

    Cambodia; Laos; Vietnam and Myanmar, which formed the Mekong Sub-Region, together agreed to implement a single visa among themselves.
  • Ten things you would wish to try if travelling to Vietnam

    Vietnamese cuisine doesn't win any points for complexity. Many of the most popular dishes can be made just as well on the side of the road as in a top-end restaurant.
    But it’s precisely this simplicity, the subtle variations by region and the fresh ingredients that keep you even pulling up a plastic stool for more.

  • Amazed at the most beautiful pristine beaches of Vietnam

    Vietnam is known as the country of forests & beaches. Mother Nature has given Vietnam numerous beautiful beaches from north to south, from Traco to Camau.
    It not far from urbanized Mong Cai town, however, Tra Co is still an untouched beach with sparse travel services. Travelers can have a chance to enjoy very much fresh seafood right at the beach when the fishermen have have returned after their working night oversea.
  • Never forget it !

    Your service was very good and very accommodated. We were very well taken care of. Our guide was very enthusiastic and answered well all our questions. Driver and tour guide were punctual and honest. Driver drove safety. Food was good but could be improved if authentic Vietnamese cuisine was given.

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 08:16
    Joamif -USA

  • Single tourist visa among Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar

    Vietnam is known as the country of forests & beaches. Mother Nature has given Vietnam numerous beautiful beaches from north to south, from Traco to Camau.
    It not far from urbanized Mong Cai town, however, Tra Co is still an untouched beach with sparse travel services. Travelers can have a chance to enjoy very much fresh seafood right at the beach when the fishermen have have returned after their working night oversea.
  • Hue festival 2012 reviewed

    A conference reviewing the Hue festival 2012 and looking towards to the 8th Hue Festival in 2014 took place in June 11th in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue. According to the report, Hue festival 2012 drew the participation of 65 Vietnamese and foreign artistic troupes, including more than 5,000 professional and amateur artists.
  • Huong Pagoda Festival organiser vows biggest celebration ever

    The Perfume Pagoda or Perfume Temple (Vietnamese: Chùa Hương) is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains. It is the site of a religious festival which draws large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam.[1] The centre of the Perfume Temple lies in Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, former Ha Tay Province (now Hanoi). The centre of this complex is the Perfume Temple, also known as Chua Trong (Inner Temple), located in Huong Tich Cave.[2]