Photo contest on Vietnam Heritage 2012 launched
The Vietnam Culture Heritage Association coordinated with the Vietnam Heritage Magazine to launch a photo contest titled "Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards" for local and foreign photographers living in the country, aged 18 and above.
Germany helps restore Celestial Temple
Toi Linh Tu (the Highest Celestial) Temple in the Hue Citadel, built in the early 20th century, has been restored with German assistance and is again open to visitors.
HCM City among world's top 10 cities for street foods
Ho Chi Minh City has recently been again ranked among the world's top ten cities for street foods in a list made by travel website VirtualTourist.com.
Six Hanoi tourism clusters to focus on different areas
Hanoi will develop six key tourism clusters centred on different features in and near the city, according to a plan approved by the People's Council last week.
Cham Bani people celebrate new year
Ethnic Cham Bani people living in the central province of Binh Thuan are celebrating their new year with the traditional Ramuwan festival, which started on July 18.
Fireworks display to welcome Int'l Vovinam Festival
A fireworks display will light up the sky of Quy Nhon city on August 1 to welcome foreign delegates to the 4th Int'l Vovinam festival.
Regional tourism ministers to meet in city
Tourism ministers of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar will attend a tourism meeting in HCMC this September to discuss the next move to boost the tourism's image "Four Countries-One Destination."
More than 11 million tourists flock to Mekong River Delta
In the first six months of 2012, 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong River Delta greeted nearly 11 million tourist arrivals, including nearly 1 million foreign tourists, a 13.18 percent increase, said the Mekong Delta Tourism Association (MDTA).
JICA helps Tien Giang develop ecotourism
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been helping the southern province of Tien Giang to make the most of its potential for tourism and other strengths so as to boost rural economic development.
Lemon-made tea-set makes Vietnam record
A tea-set made from thousands of fresh lemons has been recognized as a Vietnam record in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
The Hoang De Citadel in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh will be restored to retain its historic and cultural values, the provincial cultural authority has announced.
Global community focuses on Ha Long Bay
An international seminar on Ha Long Bay will be held in Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province on July 24.
Vietnam - Laos cultural days get underway
Vietnam's "cultural days" in Laos, and Laos' "cultural days" in Vietnam are currently underway, from now until July 21, as part of a series of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the two countries.
Maiden direct flight from RoK to Cam Ranh
The flight No. 7555 of Asiana Airlines carrying 131 passengers from Incheon, the Republic of Korea (RoK), landed at Cam Ranh international airport on the night of July 12.
Ministry considers designation of national treasures
Profiles of 30 historical objects have been submitted to the Prime Minister by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for recognition as national treasures.
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