Top 5 attractive floating markets in Vietnam

(VOV) -The Vietnam Record Centre (Vietking) has announced top 5 floating markets in the western region of the country that attract a huge number of domestic and foreign visitors. Phung Hiep floating market (Hau Giang province) Phung Hiep floating market, also called Nga Bay, is the most unique market of this type in the Mekong Delta. In the market, buyers and sellers … [Read more...]

Hue City: Environmentally Sustainable Tourism in Focus

Hue City was voted as an environmentally sustainable city in ASEAN at the 12th Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC) that was held in Thailand in June 2014. Accordingly, each ASEAN member country nominated one city that meets the criteria of the AWGESC. Hue City along with nine other cities in ASEAN were selected, meeting full … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 10/11

Heavy Tiger shows girl power in rock Rock 'n' roll band Heavy Tiger from Sweden promises to stir up a concert tonight at Cargo Bar in HCMC's District 4 at 8 p.m. Consisting of guitarist/singer Maja Linn, drummer Astrid Carsbring and bassist Sara Frendin, the band was formed in 2010 when the girls turned 17. Heavy Tiger has staged performances all over Scandinavia and in the … [Read more...]

Travel Highlights 7/11

Hau Giang to revive famous market Nga Bay floating market, one of most famous floating markets in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, is an attractive destination in Hau Giang Province. At the market, hundreds of boats hang samples of their products, mostly agricultural produce, on bamboo poles. Sales begin early in the morning and end by noon. When the floating market was … [Read more...]

Hau Giang to revive famous market

Nga Bay floating market, one of most famous floating markets in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, is an attractive destination in Hau Giang Province. At the market, hundreds of boats hang samples of their products, mostly agricultural produce, on bamboo poles. Sales begin early in the morning and end by noon. When the floating market was established in 1915, it was located at the … [Read more...]

Fishing village widows eternally tied to the sea

Tran Thi Thanh repairs her fishing vessel. When her husband died, she had no choice but to go out to sea, like many of the women in Chau Thuan Bien fishing village who have lost their husbands. - VNS Photo Huu Cuong by Huu Cuong QUANG NGAI (VNS) - For women in the small village of Chau Thuan Bien, the sea is like a double-edged sword. It provides their livelihood, but takes … [Read more...]

Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade

When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening. He never did. When he reported for work at a house on the outskirts of Teknaf, a man there gave him a drink of water. Soon, his eyelids sagged and his head started spinning. When he awoke, it was … [Read more...]

Five famous old markets in Vietnam

Together with beautiful landscapes, Vietnam has been famous for old markets, such as Dong Xuan, Dong Ba and Ben Thanh, which reflect the fine cultural features of Vietnamese people. Visiting these markets, tourists can buy things they need and learn about the country's typical cultural features through handicraft products and traditional dishes. Here are five oldest markets in … [Read more...]

Social News 7/10

Vietnam Buddhist Association established in Japan On October 5, Most Venerable Thich Thien Phap, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Shangha (VBS) Executive Council announced a decision on the establishment of the 19-member Vietnam Buddhist Association in Japan for the 2013-2018 term headed by Buddhist nun Thich Tam Tri. Addressing the decision presentation ceremony, … [Read more...]

Mekong Delta localities boost new-style rural area building efforts

The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang aims to have an additional six communes meet the 19 requirements of the national new-style rural area building programme by late 2014. The six expected communes meet 15-18 out of the criteria, but do not fulfill the requirements on the environment, per capita average income, and cultural and educational facilities. It is estimated that … [Read more...]