Vietnam News for January 2012

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Lured into Jazz with Unit Asia

Lured into Jazz with Unit Asia

Unit Asia, a young Japan-based jazz band is going to give their first performance in Vietnam in the early February.

New things to expect about this year's Hung King festival

New things to expect about this year's Hung King festival

Death anniversary of Hung King is considered as one of the largest and most important traditional events, which has been organized from 5 to 10 March (Lunar Calendar) in Vietnam.

National Tourism Year – Hue 2012 to kick off

National Tourism Year – Hue 2012 to kick off

The central province of Thua Thien Hue has been ready to host the National Tourism Year 2012 for the North Central Coast Region and the 7th Hue Festival also.

Yen Tu festival to begin on February 1st 2012

Yen Tu festival to begin on February 1st 2012

Yen Tu Festival, one of the most crowded religious events in Quang Ninh Province and the North of Vietnam as well, is projected to begin on 1st February 2012 (10 January 2012 Lunar Calendar), said the authority of Uong Bi City (Quang Ninh Province).

Vietnam Online This week – January 16 - 22 Tet Holiday

Vietnam Online This week – January 16 - 22 Tet Holiday

The weather in Hanoi is so “nice” as it should be for Tet with grey sky, light rain and a little bit coldness. Light rain lasting for nearly whole day makes the city look like a charming girl sleeping softly in thin clouds.

More tourist boat to be cruised along Mekong River

More tourist boat to be cruised along Mekong River

Travelling along Mekong River from Laos and Cambodia to Mekong Delta in Vietnam has been favored by tourists, especially international visitors since it appeared to attract a huge number of travellers.

New resort to be opened in Ben Tre this Tet Holiday

New resort to be opened in Ben Tre this Tet Holiday

According to the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Ben Tre Provinces, this Tet Holiday 2012, Forever Green Resort is projected to open for local resident and travellers to visit.

Decision to make Ha Long tourist boats painted white clarified

Decision to make Ha Long tourist boats painted white clarified

Good news for all tourism boats in Ha Long Bay: the new policy to repaint white color to all these boats has recently been clarified; no longer are they required to cover their whole appearance in white.

Tet dinner on the sky deck of HCMC's iconic building

Tet dinner on the sky deck of HCMC's iconic building

To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City is hosting a special Tet dinner on the 19th floor, on January 22nd, 2012. The Tet dinner welcomes every one interested at Bitexco’s sky deck and love to enjoy a panoramic view of the city sparkling in the Eve night.

Events during Tet 2012 in Hanoi

Events during Tet 2012 in Hanoi

The freezing weather of winter in Hanoi is fading to make room for warmer days and soft sunlight signal the arrival of spring and Tet in the capital city of Vietnam.

Tet 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City: An event list

Tet 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City: An event list

A detailed list of events that will take place in Ho Chi Minh City before, during and after Tet.

Spring Fair 2012 to be held from 12 to 21 January

Spring Fair 2012 to be held from 12 to 21 January

According to Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Spring Fair 2012 has been opened at Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Centre (148 Giang Vo Street, Hanoi) from 12 January until 21 January.

Vietnam listed as one of the most attractive tourism destinations in 2012

Vietnam listed as one of the most attractive tourism destinations in 2012

Being negatively impacted from global economic recession from last year, international travellers are now more concerned about their budget while having a trip overseas, and cheap destinations such as Vietnam or China gain more interest of these visitors.

Antique weapon and army costume museum opened in Vung Tau

Antique weapon and army costume museum opened in Vung Tau

Antique weapon and army costume museum opened in Vung Tau A special private museum of classical army costumes and weapons has just been opened on Hai Dang Street in Vung Tau City last Saturday, 7th January 2012.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK: JAN 9-15

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK: JAN 9-15

In contrast with the coldness and moisture in Hanoi, the weather in Ho Chi Minh City is rather hot and dry with average temperature about 27oC and humidity of 70%.

Emirates Airline to launch direct flight to Vietnam

Emirates Airline to launch direct flight to Vietnam

In an effort to expand business in Southeast Asia, Emirates Airline, a leading international carrier of the United Arab Emirates is operating daily direct flights route Dubai - Ho Chi Minh, starting on June 4th, 2012.

Ho Chi Minh City to display fireworks at 6 locations at Lunar New Year Eve

Ho Chi Minh City to display fireworks at 6 locations at Lunar New Year Eve

Ho Chi Minh City is preparing for displaying fireworks at six major locations inside the city on the Eve of Tet 2012.

Jetstar allows apricot and peach blossoms carrying for Tet

Jetstar allows apricot and peach blossoms carrying for Tet

The budget airline Jetstar Pacific has facilitated passengers carrying apricot and peach blossoms from now on until February 7th, 2012 as a special luggage consignment service for the upcoming Tet holiday.

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