Vietnam News for June 2012

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Fly Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh for $50 with Vietnam Airlines

Fly Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh for $50 with Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airline has launched a new promotion program in which fares to many domestic destinations are discounted significantly

Cham Arts Performance Every Weekend in Phan Thiet

Cham Arts Performance Every Weekend in Phan Thiet

New Cham art shows were initiated at Po Sah Inu in Phan Thiet town (Binh Thuan province) by the management board of the relics.

Three Vietnamese architectural works win international green awards

Three Vietnamese architectural works win international green awards

Three Vietnamese architecture works have won the 2012 Green Good Design Awards initiated by the US-based Chicago Athenaeum museum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

VNO this week June 25 – July 1

VNO this week June 25 – July 1

This weekend Saigonese will experience variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. The weather is cooler than previous weeks, but heat index will fluctuate dramatically, ranging from 27C to 33C.

Egypt Air to open new Cairo Vietnam route

Egypt Air to open new Cairo Vietnam route

Representatives of the Egypt’s national airline carrier met with travel companies in Ho Chi Minh City on June 25 to discuss the launch of new flights from Hanoi and HCMC to the Egyptian capital of Cairo and vice versa.

Vietnam Days to be held in Italy

Vietnam Days to be held in Italy

President of the Florence province in Italy, Andrea Barducci, has confirmed the decision to organize “Vietnam’s Days in Florence” in October this year after his meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Hoang Long.

First private museum in Hue

First private museum in Hue

The first ever private museum focused on ceramic wares in the central province of Thua Thien Hue has been set up in downtown Hue City.

Lao Cai welcomes more than 600,000 tourists for first 6 months

Lao Cai welcomes more than 600,000 tourists for first 6 months

Figure from Lao Cai Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism reports that there are about 606,660 visitors have come to Lao Cai Province in the first half of 2012 (counted until 20th of June).

Vi-Dam Folk Singing Festival to seek UNESCO recognition

Vi-Dam Folk Singing Festival to seek UNESCO recognition

A national Vi-Dam Folk Singing Festival has been taking place in the central city of Vinh City since 23 June.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK JUNE 18-24

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK JUNE 18-24

This weekend Hanoians will experience a much more pleasant weather compared to the rainy weekdays.

Air Asia to launch more flights to Vietnam

Air Asia to launch more flights to Vietnam

Asia’s largest low-cost airline AirAsia has announced it will expand operation in Vietnam with more flights from Southeast Asian nations to the central coastal city of Vietnam.

One thousand and one night belly dance

One thousand and one night belly dance

Belly dancing lovers in Hanoi are expecting a big performance - the dancing concert “Love story of Aladin” at Au Co Theater (No.8, Huynh Thuc Khang Str, Hanoi) on June 29.

Hanoi amongst least expensive cities for a night out

Hanoi amongst least expensive cities for a night out

Hanoi has been named as the most affordable tourist city in the world offering a reasonable night out for travelers with a total TripIndex cost of $141, according to the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor.

Free wi-fi to cover Hue

Free wi-fi to cover Hue

The People Committee of Hue city has approved a project of VNPT Thua Thien Hue to set-up more wi-fi access points in numerous public destinations in this city.

Ho Chi Minh City launches poll on 100 exciting things

Ho Chi Minh City launches poll on 100 exciting things

On 14 June, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched a campaign that seeks to identify 100 exciting things about Ho Chi Minh City on various aspects for locals and foreigners to vote on.

Lotus season in full swing throughout Vietnam

Lotus season in full swing throughout Vietnam

In June every year, pink and white lotuses are blossoming everywhere in Vietnam, from lakes, ponds to temples. The most popular places with lotus flowers are West Lake in Hanoi, Tinh Tam Lake inside the Imperial Palace in Hue and the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.

Hanoi Imperial Citidel to become historical park

Hanoi Imperial Citidel to become historical park

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a proposal to transform Hoang Dieu Archaeological Site and Thang Long Imperial Citadel (Hanoi) to a cultural and historical park in order to conserve these ancient relic locations for both societal and tourism purpose.

Visitors staying in Hanoi to reach 3.96 million first 5 months

Visitors staying in Hanoi to reach 3.96 million first 5 months

According to Hanoi People Committee, the total number of travelers accommodating in Hanoi has reached 3.96 million for the first 5 months of 2012, marked a 10% increase compared to same period last year.

 Hue City to operate more electric cars at Imperial Citadel

Hue City to operate more electric cars at Imperial Citadel

The People Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province has just approved on the proposal of expanding the operation of electric cars transporting travelers to and around Hue Imperial Citadel. This is considered the next step of the development of electric car service in Hue City since 2009.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK JUNE 11-17

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK JUNE 11-17

This weekend will be quite rainy for Hanoi with mostly cloudy sky, scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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