Hanoi welcomes more 5 million visitors in the first quarter 2013

Hanoi welcomes more 5 million visitors in the first quarter 2013

Out of the total number of visitors to the capital, the number of foreign tourists was 615,000 and domestic travellers was over 4.5 million. During the second quarter, Hanoi will focus on promoting its popular sites and improving the quality of tourism products, developing traditional trade villages and linking tourists sites and heritages, according to the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM Hanoi 2013) and the Hanoi Trade

Foreigners enjoy Hanoi pho

Foreigners enjoy Hanoi pho

Many foreign visitors to Vietnam find pho more enjoyable in Hanoi than in other places, and are happy to queue up at traditional pho stalls. Sue Slatter, a vocational teacher from the US, says she finally found out that Hanoi's pho was wonderful for her. The dish is quite different in Hanoi from what she has had back home, she says. It is delicious, the noodle is not as thick as in the US, and its flavour is wonderful, she said. David Jackman, a chef from the US, has been quoted as

Hanoi tour discovers market

Hanoi tour discovers market

Hosted by the Friends of Viet Nam Heritage (FVH) – a group consisting of foreigners living in the capital city who work voluntarily to promote and preserve Vietnamese cultural and historical heritage – the Japanese-speaking tour will start from 9.30am until 11.30am. The walks will commence in front of Quan Chuong Gate on Hang Chieu Street, an old eastern gate of Ha Noi, and go around the Dong Xuan Market area including the wholesale market itself. To register, contact Yoshiko Tomiyama

Hanoi promote tourism potentials abroad

Hanoi promote tourism potentials abroad

The promotion programme will be featured on several television channels in Russia and the Asia Travel Mart Online Magazine. Marketing will also be carried out in potential foreign markets such as Canada , China and the Republic of Korea . Last year was the first time Hanoi ‘s annual foreign tourist arrivals exceeded 2 million, and the city expects to welcome 2.25 million foreign visitors this year. In 2012, Hanoi was rated the best destination in Vietnam for city life by Lonely

Photo exhibition on Japan earthquake in Hanoi

Photo exhibition on Japan earthquake in Hanoi

Nearly 100 photos showing Japan before and after the recent tsunami and earthquake are on display at an exhibition which opened at the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi on February 27. The event is being held by the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in coordination with the Asahi Shinbun Newspaper and Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan), under the sponsorship of the Japanese Embassy, the Japanese Business Association in Vietnam and the Vietnam-Japan Human Resources Cooperation Centre (VJCC), as part

Van Mieu honoured as Special National Heritage Site

Van Mieu honoured as Special National Heritage Site

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan made the remark in Hanoi on February 25 at a ceremony to recognise the complex as a Special National Heritage Site. He urged Hanoians to preserve and promote the treasured temple so that younger generations can learn about the country’s tradition of study from it. Also at the ceremony, Chief Representative of UNESCO in Vietnam Katherine Muller Marin presented a certificate recognising 82 stone steles, which honour doctoral laureates in the

Chau Van rites festival kicks off

Chau Van rites festival kicks off

The festival gathers 15 mediums from 11 provinces and cities across the country who will present performances of ‘hau dong’ (mediumship) rituals of the Mother Goddesses religion to visitors. Mediums will perform with instrumentalists and dance teams from the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations (VFUA). A dossier will be created and further developed from the performances at the festival to serve as the basis for the VFUA and its submission to UNESCO to recognise ‘Chau Van’ as

Co Loa historical, architectural and archeological complex as a Special National Relic

Co Loa historical, architectural and archeological complex as a Special National Relic

Deputy Prime Minister Mr.Nguyen Thien Nhan attended the event and handed over the government’s certificate of recognition to the Hanoi municipal authorities. The Co Loa complex was one of the country’s 11 relic sites to be recognised as the special national relics by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on September 27, 2012, for their unique and precious multi-faceted values. Throughout history, Co Loa was chosen twice as the capital city of Vietnam - the first time during King An Duong

People flock to Hanoi sites during Tet Holiday

People flock to Hanoi sites during Tet Holiday

According to the mausoleum’s management board, nearly 29,000 people, including more than 9,700 foreigners, visited the mausoleum on February 10, 12, 13 and 14. Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi welcomed close to 20,000 visitors, mostly foreigners, during Tet. Nguyen Van Son, Director of the Hanoi-Thang Long Heritage Conservation Centre , said the centre organised numerous cultural activities, including an exhibition showcasing ornamental plants and spring flowers, to serve visitors

Thang Long Royal Citadel welcomed nearly 20,000 visitors

Thang Long Royal Citadel welcomed nearly 20,000 visitors

Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi welcomed nearly 20,000 visitors - mostly foreign tourists - in the first six days of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. Thang Long-Hanoi Relic Conservation Centre Director Nguyen Van Son explained the centre has organised various events since the beginning of the year to attract visitors during the nation’s largest festival. The Thang Long Royal Citadel’s exhibition of more than 15,000 bonsai installation art pieces was a particularly

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