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Apr 23, 2014

Hanoi expands pedestrian areas in Old Quarter

Six more streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter have been pedestrianised every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 11pm. The newly-expanded pedestrian zones include Hang Buom, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc...

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Apr 11, 2014

Readers air mixed opinions on use of foreign tour guides

Viet Nam News asked readers for their opinions about the Government's ban on non-Vietnamese tour guides working for Vietnamese tour companies. The regulation, while also enforced in some other countries...

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Mar 13, 2014

Visa exemption for foreigners to Phu Quoc takes effect

A policy to grant a 30-day visa exemption for foreign passport holders visiting Phu Quoc Island off the coast of the southern province of Kien Giang took effect on March...

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Mar 12, 2014

How to avoid taxi scams in Vietnam?

Taxi rates are very reasonable in Vietnam, as long as you get a reputable company and the meter is used. Normally, the largest and most reliable taxi companies such as...

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Mar 12, 2014

Tips for Taking Bus in Vietnam

Below are some useful tips for taking bus in Vietnam: 1 - Always keep in mind that you should buy the ticket from the registered booths inside the terminals only. Do...

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Feb 28, 2014

Phu Quoc giving free 30-day visas

Foreigners visiting Phu Quoc will receive a free 30-day visa starting March 10. This promotion aims to boost tourism in the province. The Phu Quoc 4E International Standard Airport opened...

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Feb 06, 2014

Foreign tourists to Vietnam surge in January

The number of foreign tourists to Vietnam in the first month of 2014 is estimated at 722,350, up 7.5 percent from last December and 21 percent against 2013’s January. According...

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Jan 15, 2014

Son Doong: among the world’s most impressive caves

The American Business Insider Magazine has recognised Vietnam’s Son Doong cave system as one of the world’s 12 most impressive. According to the magazine, Son Doong cave is actually the longest...

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Dec 23, 2013

Trang An – a worthy journey for everyone

Ninh Binh Province has been stamped with the footprints of sovereigns from the Dinh, Le, Pre-Le and Ly dynasties. The province’s land comprises of three different types of landscape –...

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Dec 18, 2013

Sa Pa tour guides face steep challenges

If you see little girls wandering through the Sa Pa Market with brocade bags and jungle knives, they are probably tour guides. Dozens of ethnic Mong girls show tourists around...

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