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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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, 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”.
MSN website has just announced the world’s 16 most beautiful lakes and Ba Be – Vietnam’s largest natural lake honored in this list.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations ! CosianaTour, the online division of our company 365Travel was approved to broadcast our official page on TripAdvisor - the world's largest travel community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hoian's luxury resorts are cosidered as Vietnam’s top beach resorts which attract many foreign and domestic tourists.
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.
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.
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.
Approximately 400 booths at the festival will introduce the cuisine of Hanoi and provinces belong to Red River Delta.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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, the international television channel , has recently completed broadcasting the promotional video for Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex.
On June 28, Vietnam Airlines in Danang announced to add two new direct flight routes from the city to Seoul and Siem Reap.
Three museums of Vietnam have been shortlisted into the top of 25 most attractive Asian museums in 2013 voted by tourists around the world.
Recently, activities for boosting Mekong Delta Region tourism are concentrated such as improving service quality and adding more flight within the region.
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.
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.
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.
At the end of 2014, Sapa tourism area will have cable car system to serve travelers who visit Muong Hoa valley and a part of Fansipan mountain belonging to Sapa town, Laocai province.
The National Tourism Year themed “ High Mountains, Thick Forests of Central Highlands” will take place from December, 2013 to the end of 2014.
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 - 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.
Wanderlust, a famous travel magazine of UK since 1993, announced that Hoian has been voted the most favorite city to travel by readers of Wanderlust.
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.
According to the Culture, Sports and Tourism Departmem of Nhatrang, the festival will take place in the beautiful coastal city from June 8-10.
The 5-star Halong Paradise Cruises has received the award “The Excellent Service” after highly appreciated by traveler community worldwide through Tripadvisor.
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.
The People’s Committee of Haiphong has plans to organize activities during Culture Week - Red River Delta Tourism - Haiphong 2013 (9th – 16th May) accented with the opening ceremony and the 2nd Red Flamboyant festival placed on May 11 at City Theatre square.
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.
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 will organize International Travel Mart from 18th to 21st April 2013 at The ICE at 91st Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi.
The City is actively implementing plans for the Tourism Festival 2013, held from April 4 to 7 in September 23 Park, District 1.
In addition to the efforts on business stabilization to ensure company’s profitability as well as improved life for all staffs, a healthier & better the community is always one of our concerns. The leadership of 365 Travel and Cosiana Tour, that is why, try to at least once per year go for a charity trip. And this year is for Thainguyen. This annual activity always receives a warm response from all of the company’s members
The people’s committee of Quangninh province has decided to organize an annual Cherry Blossoms Festival in Halong in every April. 2013 will be the first year for the festival. Citizens & visitors so will have chance to enjoy two attractive festivals - Cherry Blossoms Festival and Halong Caraval by Halong bay – the World Natural Heritage site.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
California will play host to the inaugural OneWorld Travel Mart (OTM), which is set for September 27-30, 2012 at downtown San Francisco’s Concourse Exhibition Center. The OTM will connect global destinations and suppliers with U.S. travel trade and consumers.
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.
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.
Cambodia; Laos; Vietnam and Myanmar, which formed the Mekong Sub-Region, together agreed to implement a single visa among themselves.
365Travel & Cosianatour at WTM London 5-8 November 2012
Staged annually in London, World Travel Market - the leading global event for the travel industry - is a vibrant must attend four-day business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and International travel professionals. It is a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business under one roof.
About 200km from Hanoi capital along the highway 6, Moc Chau highland located in Son La province attracts tourists by its own beauty.
At the weekend, many young people come to Moc Chau for sightseeing. After few hours driving by motorbike or coach, Moc Chau slowly appears with its green pastures and tea fields scattered with various colorful wild flowers.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.