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Sample Vietnamese variety on one plate

Live action: Stall employees busily prepare grilled dishes.

When it comes to street food, can modern Hoang Yen Buffet compare with local eateries all over Viet Nam? Thu Anh reports. Viet Nam’s cuisine differs significantly between the north, central and south, so it’s rare that one can sample quality dishes from the three areas in one place. However, …

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The oldest crab soup in Hue

A bowl of crab noodle soup at Nga's restaurant in Hue.

The shop that introduced bánh canh cua to Hue is still serving to its faithful customers. These days, few places in the former imperial citadel specialize in the soup that combines thick noodles and crab meat. Lovers of the dish still line up outside Nga’s restaurant at 32 Pham Hong Thai Street. A big pot …

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Exploring celestial Thien Ha

Fowl shape: A bird head-shaped rock seen at the "Heaven gate" in the front section of Thien Ha Cave.

Thien Ha Cave in Ninh Binh Province was named Galaxy by its first explorers. They found a sea of stalactite needles filling the heart of the underground wonderland. The sight is truly heavenly, like something out of space. It takes a pleasant half an hour rowing along the Ben Dang …

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Japanese tourists growing bored of Vietnam hub: tour rep

Foreigners flock to Ho Chi Minh City Post Office. Source:

Ho Chi Minh City has lost its charm for Japanese travelers, a tourism official said last week during the city’s annual International Tourism Fair. Few are returning from the island that serves as Vietnam’s largest feeder market behind China, said Tadashi Yamaguchi, deputy head of the outbound sector of Japan Association of …

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Banks struggle to boost credit growth

A customer conducts a transaction at Maritime Bank in Ha Noi. Vietnamese banks are likely to promote lending programmes in order to boost sluggish credit growth.

HA NOI  — Vietnamese banks are likely to promote lending programmes that hopefully will help them to either unleash idle capital or boost the sluggish credit growth toward the end of the year. Viet Nam’s credit growth in August was an estimated 4.5 per cent, well below expectations in the …

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Tunnel preserves memories of wartime

Inside look:Visitors peer into the entrance of Ky Anh tunnel. First restored in 1997, the 32km tunnel complex is now being made into a tourist destination by the central province of Quang Nam

Ky Anh tunnel, which played a vital role in the American war, is being restored as a tourist destination. Cong Thanh reports. Ky Anh guerrilla warfare tunnel in Quang Nam Province was one of three tunnels that played an important role in the war against the Americans between 1965-72, along …

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