Insiders speak of Saigon’s charmless tourism

Insiders speak of Saigon’s charmless tourism

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have entered a meeting with travel industry insiders with plans to discuss an initiative which would transform tourism in the southern metropolis into its leading economic driver, but instead were met with a barrage of complaints about the city's lackluster tourism.

Sites in Vietnam famous after Kong: Skull Island

Sites in Vietnam famous after Kong: Skull Island

VOV.VN - Numerous places in Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh (Ha Long Bay) and Quang Binh provinces have become famous after appearing in the blockbuster movies Kong: Skull Island and Pan. Here are some photos:

Ginseng festival to be held in Quang Nam

Ginseng festival to be held in Quang Nam

About 10,000 local residents and tourists are expected to join the first Ngoc Linh Ginseng Festival – part of cultural events during the sixth Quang Nam Heritage Festival – in Nam Tra My district on June 13-16.

Cold coffee shops in HCM City

Cold coffee shops in HCM City

VOV.VN - HP ICE Lounge, Ice Coffee or Snow Town Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City are regarded as interesting cold places below zero temperature for young people to enjoy coffee in a special way.

Top night market in Vietnam makes conical hats

Top night market in Vietnam makes conical hats

VOV.VN - Located about 30km north of the city of Qui Nhon in the province of Binh Dinh, the Go Gang Market, opens nightly from 2-5am and is known for its special product, the ‘nón lá’ (conical leaf hat).

Travellers fined for sneaking into Son Doong Cave

Travellers fined for sneaking into Son Doong Cave

Three men travelling on French and American passports, were recently stopped in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province. They were hoping to trek into the world’s largest cave without porters, guides or tickets.

New direction for Quang Nam tourism

New direction for Quang Nam tourism

Quang Nam, home to the World Heritage Sites of Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary, is following new paths in tourism development, focusing on community-based tourism that both promotes and supports the local cultural identity.