Vietnam to reissue VND100 bills for central bank’s birthday

Vietnam’s central bank will reissue VND100 bills in a new design next month as a souvenir to mark 65 years of its establishment. A statement from the bank said the red notes will be available...

9-day 2015 Lunar New Year holiday: Things you should know

It has just been officially announced by the Vietnamese Government that the 2015 Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday will begin on February 15 and end on February 23. State employees will have to work on Saturday (February 14) to compensate for the extra day off (Monday, February 16).

Previously in November 2014, Ministry of Labor submitted two options for the Tet holiday - 7 days or 9 days - to Vietnam Prime Minister N.T.Dung.

Photo exhibition depicts Hanoi’s French resistance war

A photograph exhibition featuring Hanoi’s relic sites during the resistance war against French colonists during 1946-1954 was recently opened at House 48 in Hang Ngang Street, Hanoi. 

The event is part of activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Liberation Day of Hanoi (October 10). 


It honors Hanoians’ undaunted will and courage in the nine-year-long resistance war against the French colonists, said Truong Minh Tien, Vice Director of Hanoi’s Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism. 


Sixty significant historical revolutionary sites in Hanoi were in the spotlight, including vestiges of the French colonists’ crimes, revolutionary bases and relic sites witnessing

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day

A ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi on the morning of October 10.

A wide range of activities will be held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the capital’s Liberation Day (October 10, 1954 – 2014), according to an announcement made by Hanoi municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The event will honour outstanding organisations and individuals in realising the patriotic emulation movement and the ‘Good People and Good Deeds’ movement, as well as Hanoi’s outstanding citizens of 2014.

The highlight of this year’s activities is a fifteen-minute firework shows at 30

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.
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Visa fees for int’l tourists to fall sharply next month

From November 23, foreigners will pay US$25 for a single-entry visa and US$50 for a visa valid for three months or less when they visit Vietnam, according to a circular recently issued by the Ministry of Finance.

Bird’s eye view of the capital

By using the modern flycam technology, the architects of a group from Ashui.com has brought to the community a special gift on Hanoi’s 60th liberation anniversary.

That is a project called “Hanoi – View from the air” which aims to bring a fresh look of Hanoi and send a message of love and responsibility for Hanoi to the public.

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A 10-minute video clip made by the members of the "Hanoi Fly" project has filmed the famous places in the capital.