Vietnam has adopted policies and specific measures to develop culture, society, and human resource, and improve people’s lives. Activities have been carried out to care for revolutionary contributors, build new rural areas, generate jobs, reduce poverty, and allocate resources for projects benefiting ethic minority people. … [Read more...] about Welcoming a new spring with confidence
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Hanoi (VNA) - In the mornings before he opens his traditional house to visitors, Meritorious Artist To Thanh Son prepares tea to welcome his guests. When Bat Trang commune on the outskirts of Hanoi was officially recognised as a tourist site last month, his traditional house with its beautiful garden, old kiln and showroom of pottery products started receiving many tourists every day. In October 2019, the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) brought smart tourism to Bat Trang, further highlighting it on the capital’s travel map. Smart tourism Bat Trang commune is located in Gia Lam district, 10km from the city centre. It comprises Bat Trang and Giang Cao villages. A century ago, people of Bo Bat village (now Yen Thanh commune, the northern province of Ninh Binh) followed King Ly Cong Uan from Hoa Lu to Thang Long - the new capital city (now Hanoi). They set up a pottery and brick-making ward on the banks … [Read more...] about Bat Trang – A star of Hanoi craft village tourism
On Saturday the four-star Riverside hotel on Tran Hung Dao Street along the Han River posted a notice saying it would not take in guests from China at the moment because China is where the coronavirus disease is spreading. The hotel added that it will make an announcement when it is ready to serve Chinese tourists. … [Read more...] about Da Nang cathedral and hotel turn tourists away amid coronavirus fears
A local airport’s notice board requests passengers to stop for body temperature checks. Most tour firms in Khanh Hoa Province have temporarily stopped receiving Chinese tourists amid mounting concern over the coronavirus spread – PHOTO: VOV HCMC – Most travel firms specializing in serving Chinese tourists in Khanh Hoa Province have stopped receiving such visitors from today, January 28, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year, amid concern over China’s coronavirus spread. … [Read more...] about Khanh Hoa’s tour firms stop receiving Chinese tourists
APEC carried a lot of weight this year for Vietnam and Da Nang. Vietnam’s wish to wrap up the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal although Canada at some point wanted to back out for reasons unknown was the big item. The idea was the deal would act as a ‘counterweight’ to the immense power of Chinese economic influence. With the country hoping to expand export markets further, it would have been an unexpected blow had Canada really left the negotiation table. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!