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Cheap but delicious cuisine in Hanoi

The highest food price sold at Dong Xuan Market lane is just VND35,000 ($1.2). This alley is knownas an eater’s paradise among foreign and domestic customers. The lane of just a few hundred metersnear Dong Xuan market attracts thousands of customers daily because of its prices from VND10,000 to VND35,000. …

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O mai – Hanoi’s delicious nosh

In the past, visitors always bought boxes of salted or sugared dry fruits on Hang Duong Street as gifts. Today, Hang Duong Street is much different; just a few houses keep the traditional job but when it comes to Hang Duong Street, people think about salted or sugared dry fruits …

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Hidden pathway to beauty of Nhất Tự Sơn

Steady work: Tourists can enjoy a tranquil scene of fishermen working on boats.

In the central province of Phú Yên, tourists rarely ignore Xuân Đài Bay with its unique islet – Nhất Tự Sơn – which is shaped like the old calligraphy style word for one – một. With a total area of 6ha, the two-kilometre-long islet and its hills act like a …

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Buckwheat flowers dazzle in Hà Giang

In autumn buckwheat flowers bloom spectacularly in Hà Giang Province.

While Hà Giang is justifiably known for its unspoilt landscapes, magnificent limestone mountains, steep roads and rich ethnic culture, it is the charm of its buckwheat flower fields that makes the northeastern province distinctive. Buckwheat is cultivated for its grain-like seeds, which are used to make speciality foods by ethnic …

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Phong Nha Cave

Location: Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province and the cave is also a part of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Characteristics: The cave was recognized with “seven best”: the longest subterranean river, the highest and widest entrance, the most beautiful sand and rock banks, the …

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History: An old church in Nam Định still pulls the crowds, but they are not worshippers.

Travellers to the northern province of Nam Định should not miss visiting a ruined church in Hải Lý Commune, Hải Hậu District – and the animated seafood market around it in the morning. Situated around 120km from Hà Nội, the abandoned church on the Xương Điền coast is a charming …

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VN boosts tourism ties with Italy

Hạ Long Bay is one of the most popular destinations in Việt Nam for Italian tourists.

HCM CITY – With Việt Nam working towards making tourism a key sector by 2020, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện has sought to strengthen co-operation with Italy to expand promotion programmes and attract more Italian visitors to the country and vice versa. Speaking at a conference …

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Explore the H’mong King’s Palace in Ha Giang

Tourists take photo at the palace.

The H’mong King’s Palace is considered a gem of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, and is a popular tourist destination besides the Dong Van Stone Plateau. Lying some 130 kilometres north of Ha Giang Town, the century-old palace is still the largest construction in the area and boasts …

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