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Vietnamese firm fined for illegally hiring Chinese workers

Chinese tourists in Nha Trang on Vietnam's central coast.

A company in Vietnam’s central coast has been fined VND90 million ( $3,880) for hiring Chinese workers without labor licenses. Phong Nguyen Co. Ltd, which operates restaurants in the resort town Nha Trang, has also been suspended for two months. The company hired five Chinese to work at its restaurants …

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Travel + leisure gives tips on exploring Vietnam by train

In recent years, not many people take the train through Vietnam and see the sights these days, because it’s very slow and the delays can be frustrating. “The more I researched, the more I felt like the train was the most cohesive, immersive way to experience a wide swath of …

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‘Vietnam’s Maldives’ losing its charm over shoddy construction

A photo of Mong Tay Islet taken in 2016.

A series of small islets of Phu Quoc Island off southern Vietnam, once praised for their primitive beauty comparable to that of The Maldives, is now a big let-down for visitors as their landscapes are being destroyed by rushed and unregulated construction. The An Thoi archipelago, comprised of around 20 …

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Road crash kills two foreign tourists in northern Vietnam

The motorbike of the foreign couple is seriously damaged after a road crash in Ha Giang Province Monday.

A French woman and a Spanish man were killed in a road accident in Ha Giang Province on Monday. The accident happened at around 4:30 p.m. when a truck trailer traveling on National Highway 2 from Ha Giang to Tuyen Quang collided with a motorbike driven by the two foreigners …

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Phu Quoc Island lauded as top destination in Southeast Asia

A corner of Phu Quoc island district

Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang will become one of the top destinations in Southeast Asia, Malaysia’s World of Buzz newspaper wrote in its article about Vietnam’s largest island. The beaches and small islands around Phu Quoc are a perfect getaway on the crowded holiday scene …

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Vietnam extends e-visa policy for foreign tourists until 2021

Foreign tourists take a boat ride on Ngo Dong River in Tam Coc-Bich Dong, a popular tourist destination in northern Ninh Binh Province.

A policy extension will allow citizens of 46 countries to enter Vietnam for 30 days with e-visa until 2021. The Vietnamese government has approved a two-year extension of the pilot e-visa issuance program for foreigners visiting the country. The policy was launched on February 1, 2017, allowing citizens from 40 …

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Two Sun Group resorts named among world’s best

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort spreads over the green hills of the Son Tra Nature Reserve.

Sun Group’s resorts, the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort and JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, have been included in a list of 50 top resorts in the world. The list was compiled by US-based luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller following a poll of 429,000 readers. Ranked …

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Vietnam in the eyes of nomadic couple

The’s founders are seen in a photo taken in Vietnam

A nomadic couple who has traversed the world and spent an exact 91 days in each of their destinations had to break their rule when they reached Vietnam late last year. “We miss Vietnam!!!”, American national Michael Powell and his German partner Jürgen Horn expressed in an email, a few …

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Vietnamese travel bloggers say their journeys are no bed of roses

Some representatives of the Vietnamese travel blogging community

Travel blogging is nothing strange to young people who love traversing places and sharing their experiences with the community. But it requires more than just enjoyment for those who consider it a job, some popular Vietnamese travel bloggers. Quit job and start ‘wandering’ After three years working as an engineer, …

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An Thoi, Binh Lap islands among most pristine beaches: The Telegrapth

Binh Lap Island in Khanh Hoa Province.

A travel piece in the U.K. newspaper on 10 beaches in Southeast Asia unspoiled by tourism lists two in Vietnam. The article starts by mentioning the fate of Thailand’s Maya Bay, which has been closed down indefinitely following devastation wrought by “overtourism.” Among the 10 beaches it then recommends as …

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