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In photos: Spectacular Lagerstroemia tomentosa forest in the central Vietnam from bird-eye view
The foliage of the deciduous Lagerstroemia tomentosa (săng lẻ) forest in Tuong Duong district has changed its color to golden yellow and red, creating a unique beauty that attracts many visitors.
Top 10 must-try dishes on Saigon's Ho Thi Ky street
Ho Thi Ky street is one of the most famous food streets recommended to visitors in Saigon. This is the favorite destination of young people not only because of the flavorful tastes but also the diversity of the foods.
Top 8 famous French colonial architecture sites in Hanoi
It is not overstated to claim that ancient French architecture has significantly contributed to the unique traits and charm of Hanoi today with its elegance and nobility. In this article, Vietnam Times recommends you Top 8 French colonial sites in Hanoi that you should not miss.
Da Nang ready to welcome international travelers with vaccine passports
Providing that the Government gives the go-ahead to welcome travelers who have vaccine passports, Da Nang City's Department of Tourism has selected a total of 10 travel agencies who can receive international arrivals in the near future.
Two famous prisons in Southern Vietnam
In addition to some famous prisons in the North of Vietnam such as Hoa Lo Prison or Son La Prison, Con Dao and Phu Quoc are among the well-known prisons of the Vietnam War in Southern of Vietnam, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
Turkish businesses look to invest in Vietnamese electronics industry
Local businesses are now completely capable of entering the supply chains of Turkish companies after gaining experience operating alongside leading companies and corporations from the United States, Europe, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, according to an online trade exchange conducted on April 8.
First Vietnam hospital awarded Diamond Status for stroke treatment
Ho Chi Minh City-based People’s Hospital 115 has become Vietnam’s first health facility to achieve Diamond Status certification for its stroke treatment, as issued by the World Stroke Organisation (WSO).
Best hospitals in Vietnam for visitors and expats
There is not a shortage of hospitals in Vietnam but saying that there are only a limited few that cater to tourists and the expat community. Below is a list of all the hospitals in Vietnam, in case of emergency or simply for a handy reference for expats and tourists.
Vietnam and France's shared heritage preserved through digital library
The French Embassy in Vietnam and the National Library of Vietnam on April 7 unveiled a digital library at https://heritage.bnf.fr/france-vietnam.
Recent developments in the South China Sea dispute
The US and China have deployed aircraft carriers into the East and South China Seas, as the two superpowers engaged in their latest powerplays on the disputed waters.
Top 4 breathtaking bays in Vietnam you must visit
With a more than 3,000 km-long coastline, Vietnam is home to some of the most breathtaking bays that can provide you with a relaxing vacation or adventure of your lifetime.
Hanoi to be proud of itself over tree planting success
Officials in Hanoi are pleased to report that over 1.6 million trees have been grown in the last five years (2016-2020), far exceeding the program's one million tree target.
US, Japan, France, India and Australia begin joint naval exercises, sending message to China
France and the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue nations (Quad)—US, Japan, India and Australia—will today begin three days of joint naval exercises in the South China Sea (SCS).
Foreign media report on Vietnam’s new leadership
Many international newspapers and news agencies report on Vietnam's new president and prime minister elections at the beginning of April.
Vietnam's province making efforts to develop community-based tourism
Despite the considerable impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of tourists coming to Son La in the first three months of this year still increased by nearly 20 percent over the same period last year.
Vietnam improves ranking on the intellectual property index
Vietnam has earned a higher score in the International IP Index 2021 for reaching a trade agreement with the E.U. last year.
Top fascinating water sports in Mui Ne
Mui Ne has a great offer of water sports that will leave you speechless and kayaking, SUP, surfing and kite surfing are among recommended water sports for visitors when visiting Mui Ne.
'Map of Vietnam’s Culinary Tourism' introduced to promote local cuisines to int'l friends
The Vietnam Restaurant Association, on the afternoon of April 1, in Ho Chi Minh City, in coordination with the Vietnam Culinary Culture Association and the World Tourism Association had announced the "Map of Vietnam’s Culinary Tourism" project.
Vietnam solar cell plant receives an investment of $498-mln from Hong Kong firm
Jinko Solar Technology Ltd, based in Hong Kong, has been granted an investment license for a $498 million photovoltaic cell plant in Quang Ninh.
Vietnam emphasizes the importance of civilian protection in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy called for greater efforts to be made to protect civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at a UN Security Council (UNSC) teleconference held on March 30.