Foreigners entering Vietnam through border gates will be subject to body temperature screening and mandatory health declaration forms. The border guard, security and customs officers are equipped with facial masks. Wildlife animals are strictly prohibited to be transported into Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Da Nang cathedral and hotel turn tourists away amid coronavirus fears
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The spring of 2020 is knocking at the door. It will begin with the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam. On its development path, Vietnam will promote the achievements of the past, particularly more than 30 years of national renewal and international integration. … [Read more...] about Welcoming a new spring with confidence
For Da Nang, hosting APEC added more credibility to the city’s ability to hold major international events and its reputation as a competent and efficiently run alternative to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for economic and social events. For the most part, I was impressed. The airport coped well enough, there were no major embarrassments and the overall atmosphere was positive. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!
Hanoi (VNA) – Visitors flocked to Phat Tich pagoda in Tien Du district, the northern province of Bac Ninh, for a local annual spring festival held on January 28 (the fourth day of the first lunar month). Apart from rituals praying for peace, the festival featured an array of cultural and art activities, and folk games. During the festival, Tien Du district has paid attention to ensuring security and safety for visitors, environmental protection, food hygiene and safety, and firefighting. The Phat Tich pagoda, a special national relic site located just 25 kilometres northeast of Hanoi, was built in 1057 on a mountain called Lan Kha during the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong (1054-72). It was reduced to ashes by French colonialists in 1948 and restored in 1987. During the excavation of the pagoda from 1949-51, archaeologists found numerous old stone sculptures carved with flowers and dragons, bird goddess statues from the 17th century, and a piece engraved with the … [Read more...] about Spring festival draws tourists to Bac Ninh province
More than 20 people were injured when a passenger bus overturned in the south-central coastal province of Phu Yen late Saturday. The bus was carrying 46 passengers from HCMC to the central province of Quang Ngai on National Highway 1 when it plunged into a roadside rice field. … [Read more...] about More traffic cops mobilized to patrol roads as fatalities surge