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Another island in Vietnam comes out of the shadows

Phu Quoc is renowned for its pristine beaches.

The Hon Xuong Island offers the same beauty as Maldives without the 5-star expense. The Evening Standard, a U.K based newspaper, has named Hon Xuong island in southern Vietnam among seven cheaper options that are on par, beauty-wise, with the renowned Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives. Hon Xuong Island …

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Ha Long turns fishing village into tourist site

Ha Long city, home to the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site Ha Long Bay, has recently launched a new tourism product, introducing a model combining sustainable aquaculture and responsible tourism on Ha Long Bay. This is a contract signing ceremony for the use of floating houses and water surface for 13 …

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The spirit of Vietnam: Nem rán and nem cuốn

Fried fun: Nem rán (spring rolls) cooking in oil.

In Vietnamese cuisine, nem rán (fried spring rolls) and nem cuốn tôm thịt (fresh shrimp and pork rolls) are among the most popular and tasty of the hundreds of local dishes that residents and foreigners alike enjoy. Nem rán (or chả giò as it is known in the South) is …

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Hanoi may walk the talk some more

District authorities are proposing that the walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake be expanded.

Hanoi’s rhetoric of reducing air pollution might develop new feet with walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake extended further. The success of walking streets at Hoan Kiem Lake and surrounding areas has prompted the project leader to end the trial period and officially open it with two options. The first …

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Riding the Northern Loop

Hill with a view: Arriving at Tam Son.

A mud-spattered Honda swished by me on the mountain pass. The young Vietnamese driver gripped the handlebars confidently, as if he knew every inch of the road. The bike disappeared around a curve. I turned to look out from the shoulder where I’d stopped. Below me, an immense chasm yawned. …

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Cultural space to open near Hoan Kiem Lake

A family enjoys the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake.

Hanoi administrators are working on a project to build a cultural space on Dinh Le Street within the pedestrian area around the city’s Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake. The space is expected to open to the public early next year. In an interview with Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper, Dinh Hong …

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