Fruitful trade: The Cái Răng Floating Market in Cần Thơ City. — VNS File Photo Sapa Luxury Travel CẦN THƠ — Visitors to Việt Nam’s south-western region (the Mekong Delta) are attracted by the floating markets in the region. The region is known as ‘the land of rivers’ and the lives of locals are closely associated with boats and the...

Town’s top corn market

Caption: The Ngả Ba Bầu Corn Market in HCM City’s outlying Hoc Môn District. — VNS File Photo. Sapa Luxury Travel HCM CITY — Situated in the outlying district of Hóc Môn, Ngả Ba Bàu corn market is the largest corn wholesale market in HCM City. People passing by Trịnh Thi Miêng Street in Hóc Môn might be captivated by...

Tasty răng bừa cake

A tray of răng bừa cake from Thanh Hoá Province. — VNS File Photo. Sapa Luxury Travel THANH HOÁ — Visitors to Thanh Hoá Province are recommended to try the răng bừa cake, also called rice cake. Rice is ground cooked with water in a pan until it becomes a viscous mixture. The fillings inside the cake vary depending...

River bus to launch in 2 weeks

Coming someday: HCM City’s proposed Sài Gòn River buses. —VNS File Photo. Sapa Luxury Travel HCM CITY — HCM City’s much-delayed river bus service should be up and running later this month, according to local authorities. But considering all the previous missed deadlines, no one knows if this latest claim is realistic. The service, when it does open, will...

Float through the forest for a price

VietNamNet Bridge – Visitors to a nipa palm forest in Cam Thanh Commune on the lower Thu Bon River will have to pay entrance fees from next month. Fishermen show how to net fish in nipa palm forest in Cam Thanh Commune. Vice chairman of Hoi An City’s People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son said ticket collections were aimed at promoting...

South Korea promotes tourism in HCM City

A conference on introduction of tourism of Daegu City and Gyeongbuk Province was organized in Ho Chi Minh City on November 12 with the participation of leading travel companies of South Korea and Vietnam. Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju The event was one of the activities of the HCMC-Gyeongju World Cultural Festival 2017 which is scheduled to take place from November 11...
A group of tourists that visited Ha Long Bay are complaining that their standard 4-hour trip was cut short by two and a half hours by the boat crew. Tourists visit Ha Long Bay A group of tourists said each of them had to pay VND250,000 (USD11) for a 4-hour tour trip on Thanh Cong 28 boat on November 12. However,...
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, invested in by Sun Group in the southern part of Phu Quoc Island, has been officially chosen by the World Travel Awards as the venue for the most prestigious award ceremony of the global travel and spa industry: the World Travel Awards Final Ceremony 2017 and World Spa Awards 2017. The event, known as...
Chairman of Quang Ninh Province People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long gave his nod to Hai Au Aviation’s proposal of launching a seaplane flight route from Ha Long City to Co To Island. A seaplane of Hai Au Aviation. Quang Ninh Province gives nod to the company’s proposal of opening seaplane flight route from Ha Long to Co To. At a working...

This is the season for tasty chestnuts

VietNamNet Bridge – Trung Khanh chestnuts are one of the nation’s tastiest and meatiest fruits. They have won a following among locals and foreigners. Yummy: Chestnuts stewed with pork leg is often prepared to welcome visitors. The trees have existed in Trung Khanh District, about 62km from Cao Bang City, for thousands of years, said 98-year-old Ta Van Nam. Nam said his...




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