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Drink up at Sheraton social hour in Nha Trang

Looking for a great place in town to mingle and socialize? Beginning on Wednesday, July 4 at 6 p.m., the Sheraton in Nha Trang will kick off the signature Sheraton Social Hour in the stunning, modernist-influenced lobby bar. Two varieties of wine will be available to savor throughout the hour long event for only 150,000VND++. Recently launched...

Posted date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Few foreigners aware of new VAT-refund policy

The new refund policy for value-added taxes paid by visitors to the country on products they have purchased has been in place for three days at HCM City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Foreign visitors to get VAT refunds However, few foreigners are aware of the new policy, which is now in a pilot phase in HCM City and at Ha Noi's Noi...

Posted date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Lam Kinh ancient capital

Lam Kinh, which means Blue Capital, was named after the surrounding Lam Son (Blue Mountains). During the 15th century, Lam Son was a base for the insurrection against the Chinese Ming conquerors, led by the national hero Le Loi, who later became the first king of the Le Dynasty. Lam Kinh lies 50 km west of Thanh Hoa city, in Tho Xuan district,...

Posted date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Ignore the drizzle and picnic in style to Ta Ngao Waterfall

People say coming to the Central Highlands city of Bao Loc at this time of the year must be depressing with the constant drizzle and chilly weather making people feel sad and down. However, I think that is an easy excuse to make and last weekend we went for a romantic picnic at Ta Ngao Waterfall and I can assure you we had the most...

Posted date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Da Lat visitors plagued by fake delicacies

Almost all of the food manufacturers operating behind a ‘Da Lat specialty’ banner in the namesake tourism city do not have a license, and their products are bought from various sources before they are sold to visitors at prices three to five times higher than in the city’s market. Figures from the local people’s committee and the...

Posted date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

VAT refund desks opened at int’l airports

Vietnam has opened VAT refund desks at Tan Son Nhat and Noi Bai international airports. This is part of a pilot VAT refund scheme for foreign passport holders from this month to June 2014 at the nation’s two biggest airports. Foreigners making purchases worth VND2 million or above can claim VAT refunds upon their departure from the two...

Posted date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Hanoi hosts sports, tourism, film & TV festival

A selection of 145 films from 25 domestic and 42 overseas studios will be shown at the sixth Vietnam International Cinema, Television and Sports and Tourism (FICTS) Festival, due to take place in Hanoi from July 4-7. The organizer, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, says the festival gives Vietnam a chance to promote its tourism...

Posted date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Tay Ninh plans tourism growth

The southern province of Tay Ninh is seeking investment in many sectors, including tourism, services and trade infrastructure, processing industries, and human resources training. Tran Huu Hau, director of the province's Investment and Trade Promotion Centre, said many tourism services could be developed in the province thanks to its features,...

Posted date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Over US$7 million raised to restore Hue relics

Individuals and organisations from across the world have donated over US$7 million between 1992-2012 to help preserve and restore historical sites in the former imperial city of Hue. According to Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Relics Preservation Centre, in 1992, Japan’s Fund-in-Trust channelled US$100,000 through UNESCO to restore the...

Posted date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Bath ban hinders Vung Tau tourism

The ban of bathing in the sea out of the working hours (7am-5pm) has risen difficult for Vung Tau city’s tourism industry. Local people said that this ban is ridiculous because they have to work and do not have time for having bath in the sea after 5pm. Mr. Doan The Long, from the Vung Tau-Paradise JV Company, which manages a beach...

Posted date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Foreign guides operate illegally in Vietnam

It is worried that unlicensed foreign guides can cause long-run consequences for the tourism industry of Vietnam. Without the control of relevant agencies, illegal foreign guides can tell foreign visitors everything they like or even distort Vietnam’s culture, history and custom to lure visitors’ attention. On the morning of June 19,...

Posted date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Ia Nhi Waterfall, a sleeping beauty in the jungle

Not many people know about Ia Nhi Waterfall in Gia Lai Province and do you know what they are missing out? Ia Nhi Waterfall in Gia Lai Province. This very intriguing spot will reinvigorate your soul as you walk through barren fields akin to a desert or stroll around the immense green fields or even gasp open-mouthed at the flowing...

Posted date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Nam Dinh tourism reaches new heights with village stilt shows

The coastal province of Nam Dinh lies 100km south-west of Ha Noi, about two hours by car, and I'm relieved to reach my friend's home in Nghia Hung District, to enjoy the sea smell and escape the city heat. But there is more to the area than I expected. I'm travelling with a group of colleagues to visit my friend's village, Quan Vinh, one of the...

Posted date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 - From: Tourism News

Visiting Tra Su Mountain in An Giang

Tra Su Mountain is a must-see destination in An Giang Province and it was a day we won’t forget. To reach there you have to head from Nha Bang Township on the road to Tinh Bien Township for about 150 meters, then make a right turn along a rocky sloping path to a pharmacy named ‘Sau Xung va Nam My’, tourists will spot Tra Su...

Posted date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 - From: Tourism News

“Homestay” or “housestay” tourism?

Homestay services have been provided at all key tourism sites throughout the country. However, experts have pointed out that Vietnam still does not have “homestay” services, and what it is providing now is just called “housestay”. “Homestay” is not only the accommodation service Homestay is a form of tourism that allows...

Posted date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 - From: Tourism News