Vietnam’s Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat listed among Asia’s worst airports

In a move that faced fierce objection from Vietnamese aviation officials, the survey site The Guide to Sleeping in Airports has listed Vietnam’s two biggest international airports as one of the worst in Asia.
Ranked fifth on the list, Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport was frequently described by the survey's respondents as being hot, chaotic and not especially clean.

“In spite of its tropical location, air conditioning seems to perpetually be a problem - and the constant crowds exacerbate overheating,” the site concluded, adding that sweaty travelers are further frustrated by the poor signage and limited flight information displayed

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.

[caption id="attachment_4784" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Return Sword Lake[/caption]

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

Hang Buom Cuisine Street inaugurated in the Old Quarter

The 300m long Hang Buom Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter has been made a cuisine street, serving Hanoi traditional confectionery and beverages and some European and Asian dishes to night market visitors along the Hang Dao-Dong Xuan route.

The inauguration of the Hang Buom Food Street on September 19, 2014 aimed to introduce the cultural space of the Old Quarter to visitors and add to the services at the site, one of the popular tourist attractions in Hanoi.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600" class=" "] During weekend nights, the Hang Buom walking street with 40 food stalls is opened for pedestrians

Dragon dance festival to celebrate Ha Noi’s liberation

Ha Noi will hold the fourth dragon dance festival this Saturday, as part of a series of cultural activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the city’s liberation on October 10.
The Ha Noi Dragon Dance Festival 2014 will take place from 1.30pm to 18.30pm at the King Ly Thai To Park , opposite to the Hoan Kiem Lake (Returned Sword Lake).

According to the organising board, the festival features pairs of dragon dancers

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

Ao Dai festival marks 60th anniversary of Hanoi’s liberation

A festival featuring 250 Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dresses) designed by well-known designers will be held in Hanoi in October.

The event is one of activities celebrating the 60th anniversary of capital's liberation (October 10-1954).

The Ao dai festival titled Colors of Hanoi and a concert themed Ha Noi, Niem Tin va Hy Vong (Ha Noi, Belief and Hope) will take place at Cach Mang Thang Tam (the August Revolutionary) Square and at King Ly Thai To Munument in Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) on October 10.



The event will be broadcast live by Vietnam Television.

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Fireworks display to mark Hanoi’s 60th Liberation Day

The People’s Committee of Ha Noi has approved 15-minute firework displays at 30 venues on October 10 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the capital’s Liberation Day.

As scheduled, high range firework shows, starting from 9pm, will be conducted at five places, including Hoan Kiem lake (Sword Lake), Thong Nhat park in Hai Ba Trung district, West lake in Tay Ho district, Van Quan lake in Ha Dong district, and My Dinh national stadium.

[caption id="attachment_4609" align="aligncenter" width="900"] High range firework shows will be starting from 9pm, 10 October at Returned Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake)[/caption]
Twenty-five low-range firework