Visitors to be offered free entrance tickets to Hoi An on Dec. 4
The ancient town of Hoi An and Thanh Ha pottery village will be offering free entrance tickets to visitors on December 4, stated Vo Phung, director of Hoi An city’s Centre for Culture, Sports and Tourism on November 28.  
Special tours give visitors insight into HCM City’s history
Special tours of the best places of interest in Ho Chi Minh City are being offered as part of a promotion programme of the southern economic hub of Viet Nam…
Viet Nam shows off “pho,” “nem ran” at ASEAN Culinary Festival
Viet Nam has joined nine other ASEAN countries to showcase its best traditional dishes at the ASEAN Culinary Festival 2018 which is currently underway at the COEX Convention Centre in…
Nearly 150 Vietnamese cultural antiques introduced
Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Antique Association opened an exhibition of 130 valuable antiques featuring Vietnamese history, culture and cultural exchanges in the region, on November 28.  
Specific Vietnamese culture introduced in Laos
Vietnamese famous dishes and traditional dance, as well as performances of traditional Ao dai and conical hats, have received special attention of international friends in Laos.  
Traditional Vietnamese products introduced in Turkey
The Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey has introduced the country’s traditional products at the 27th Annual Charity Bazaar held by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spouses’ Solidarity Association (DMEDD) in Ankara.
Ha Long harbour welcomes its first ever 5-star cruise liner
Ha Long International Passenger Harbour welcomed its first ever 5-star cruise liner as the US Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ ship docked in the harbour.  
First Viet Nam brocade culture festival to open in Dak Nong
The first Viet Nam brocade culture festival and Dak Nong investment promotion conference will take place in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong from December 28-30, heard a local press conference on November 27.   
Over 1,000 artisans to join gong cultural festival
More than 1,000 artisans from five Central Highlands provinces will perform at the 2018 Gong Cultural Festival scheduled to take place from November 30 to December 2 in Gia Lai province.   
International flights to operate from Phu Cat
The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam, the Vietnam Airlines Corporation and domestic carriers have backed a plan to launch international flights from Phu Cat Airport in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province.
Quang Ninh promotes travelling through Van Don airport
The northeastern province of Quang Ninh is considering reduction in transportation costs for buses from Van Don International Airport to the centre of Ha Long city. 
Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark receives UNESCO title
Cao Bang provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony on November 24 to receive a certificate from UNESCO honouring Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark as a global geopark.  
Three Vietnamese dishes among world’s best in 2018
Australian travel website Traveller has picked three dishes from Viet Nam in their list of world’s best dishes in 2018.  
Phu Tho: 14 more Xoan singing artisans recognised
Additional 14 people in the northern province of Phu Tho have been presented with the “Xoan singing artisan” title in recognition of their contributions to preserving and promoting the value of the UNESCO-recognised intangible cultural heritage.  
HCM City allocates 30 million USD for preservation of historic buildings
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee plans to allocate more than 700 billion VND (30 million USD) for renovation and preservation of cultural heritage sites and buildings in the 2019-2020 period, according to the city’s Department of Culture and Sports.  
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