Parade, several activities to celebrate 70th Independence Day

A series of activities will be held nationwide to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945) and Independence Day of Viet Nam (September 2).

One of the major ceremonies during the celebration will be the incense offerings at President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the Monument of Unknown Heroes on September 1 by top leaders and former leaders to commemorate the heroes who sacrificed their lives for national independence and reunification.



A parade, expected to attract about 30,000 people, will begin at 7am the next day at Ba Dinh Square in Ha Noi, where

3 Hanoi summer fruits along the streets – Summer Milkshake #3

Coming to Vietnam, an agricultural producing country, means that you will have a chance to taste plenty of fruits. And if you are coming to Hanoi, congratulations, you will soon be in the heart of a fruit land! As Hanoi is the capital city, most kinds of specialties from different provinces can be found here. In this Milkshake #3, continuing to help you get through July and August, we will show you three very common, delicious, healthy and cooling Hanoi summer fruits. Let’s start with lychee.

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5 refreshers for a harsh summer – Summer Milkshake #2

Thank you for tuning with us for the second part of the “Summer Milkshake” series. After spending time getting to know how the weather's like here in July and August, this week we will search for Hanoi summer refreshers such as drinks, beverages or light street food that could calm down a hot summer day.
1. Sweet soup (Chè)

As first thing on the list, this dish is by no means distant to Vietnamese people (in particular) and to Asian countries (in general).

4 things you should know about Hanoi summer – Summer Milkshake #1

The look of summer here in Hanoi is beautiful. The feel of it, however, is a different story. Here are the 4 facts about Hanoi’s summer that you should know before you come to Vietnam.

Official: Vietnam to waive visas for five European countries in July

Vietnamese Prime Minister signed Wednesday a directive to waive visa requirements for citizens of five European countries, starting July 1.
The visa-free travel policy will be applicable to German, French, British, Italian, and Spanish visitors, with an allowed 15-day stay for each entry, according to the document.
Vietnam will waive visas for the five countries for one year from the directive’s effective date.

Vegetarian Restaurants in Hanoi

Though we would not go so far as to categorize Hanoi as a giant heaven for vegetarians, the city does offer amazing lovely treats for those who have a soft spot for veggies

Vietnam likely to waive visas for UK, France, Australia and more

The Vietnamese government has green-lighted several proposals, including waiving visas for more nations, to revive the country’s troubled tourist industry.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism have repeatedly called on the government to enact measures to ‘save’ the tourist industry, which has reported declining tourist arrival numbers for 12 months in a row, since May 2014.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved many propositions of the two agencies during a government meeting late last month, bringing about hopes that Vietnam would soon be able to lure back international visitors.
The Ministry