Hanoi tourism jumps 14.6% in eight months

Hanoi tourism jumps 14.6% in eight months

In the eight months leading up to September the Hanoi Tourism Association successfully organized a record number of visits to Australia, Russia and Western Europe with the aim of promoting both inbound and outbound tourism. Speaking at a conference on September 18, Vice President of the Hanoi Tourism Association Ta Minh Hung added that despite some ups and downs, overall leisure tourism (both domestic and foreign) attained remarkably good growth during the eight month period. As a result

Hanoi in top five budget-friendly cities

Hanoi in top five budget-friendly cities

Hanoi has been cited as one of the top five most budget-friendly destinations for a short getaway excursion for two people, according to a recent survey by TripAdvisor – the world’s largest tourism website. TripAdvisor conducted a survey of 67 cities from around the globe, with criteria for rankings based on the typical costs for two people touring and staying one night at a five-star hotel together with dinner, cocktails, a bottle of wine, and two taxi fares. Rounding out the top five

Hanoi sees large number of travellers on holiday

Hanoi sees large number of travellers on holiday

Travel agencies in Hanoi reported a surge in travel demand on the upcoming national holiday that begins at the end of this month. A travel agent in Hanoi said bookings of its tours have risen by between 150-300% depending on destinations. Other big companies also saw more customers compared to the same period last year. The companies attributed the rise to the 5-day holiday, which begins on April 30 (Liberation Day), as well as stabling prices of tour packages. In particular, Myanmar,

Hanoi in top ten tourist attractions of Vietnam

Hanoi in top ten tourist attractions of Vietnam

A travel list website that features the most amazing sights around the world divided into various “best of” lists on Touropia website: 1. Hoan Kiem Lake (Hanoi: Located in the historical heart of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as the locals’ favourite leisure spot. Hoan Kiem means “returned sword”, and the name comes from a legend in which King Le Loi was given a magical sword by the gods, which he used to drive out the invading

Hanoi ranked eighth of best destinations on TripAdvisor’s list

Hanoi ranked eighth of best destinations on TripAdvisor’s list

According to TripAdvisor’s list of the world’s best destinations in 2014, which was announced on April 8, Hanoi was at the eighth position as a newcomer. Istanbul tops the travel review site's list of best spots in the world this year, followed by Rome and London on the second and third positions. This year's top 25 list of global spots has Asian destinations climbing in the rankings. Six of this year's top 25 global destinations are in Asia, with several Asian cities climbing 10 or more

Ba Da Pagoda

Ba Da Pagoda

Built on the ground of the famous Bao Thien tower of the ancient Thang Long citadel, the today Ba Da pagoda is the headquarters of the Hanoi Buddhist Sangha. Located in the heart of Hanoi, Ba Da or Linh Quang pagoda is in a small alley of Nha Tho Street. However, tourists are amazed at the ancient and sacred beauty of the temple and its rare and beautiful statues. The most unique architecture of this temple is the low eaves supported by four stone pillars, carved with exquisite motifs and

Ba Nanh Temple

Ba Nanh Temple

Also located on Nguyen Khuyen Road, visitors will walk about a hundred meters to the Ba Nanh (Mrs. Nanh) or Tien Phuc temple. There are many legends surrounding the origin of the name of the temple. But the story of an unnamed elderly woman selling tea and soy milk to pupils of Quoc Tu Giam School is more popular. This woman spent all of the life-saving money to build a temple and after she died, the temple was named Ba Nanh. Like Ba Danh and Ba Ngo, Ba Nanh Temple covers a narrow area but it

Ba Ngo Temple

Ba Ngo Temple

Less than 5km from the Ba Danh Pagoda is Ngoc Ho Temple that is known as Ba Ngo (Mrs. Ngo) Temple. Located on Nguyen Khuyen, few know that this ancient temple is nearly 900 years old. Visitors will see the beautiful and unique religious architecture when they come to the temple. The first impression is the three-door gate with a 2-story bell tower and 8 curved roofs. A bell is placed upstairs. Stepping through the gate, visitors will arrive in the precinct with green trees around the place.

Ba Danh Pagoda

Ba Danh Pagoda

Within a radius of about 5km, the four "Mrs." temples in Hanoi will give you a fascinating trip. Ba Danh pagodaLocated deep in alley 199 on Thuy Khue Road, the Chau Lam Pagoda today is also known as Ba Danh (Mrs. Danh). The pagoda was named after a woman who built it. The stone stele “Ba Danh Pagoda) is still preserved here. As one of the famous temples of Hanoi, when you come to the Ba Danh pagoda, you will be surprised by its deserted landscape. Not only on weekdays but also full moon

Sakura Festival in Hanoi Capital

Sakura Festival in Hanoi Capital

Organized in two days from 8 to 9 Mar 2014, the Sakura festival was held in the exhibition center of Giang Vo, Hanoi by the Japan – Vietnam Culture Exchange Association. The remark of this year’s festival is Yosakoi dancs of Yosakoi Vietnam and Japan crews. Besides, there are many other traditional activities of Japan such as: Kendo martial art show, Aikido show, Cosplay, Origami, etc. The traditional games and food of two countries are also introduced over wide. This year, the

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