Vietnam Travel News Tag: Hanoi Vietnam

Six tourism clusters planned for Hanoi Six tourism clusters planned for Hanoi
04:43 | 16/07/2012
The tourism cluster in the city centre is focused on cultural and historical sight-seeing, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Museum and Relic Complex inside the Presidential Palace, as well as the One-pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, the 36 ancient streets of the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake and surrounding areas.

The three other clusters, Son Tay – Ba Vi, Huong Son – Quan Son, and Soc Temple – Dong Quan Lake, will be developed for ecological, spiritual and leisure tourism.

The Son Tay – Ba Vi cluster features resorts in Ba Vi mountain, Suoi Hai Lake, and the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Minorities, Culture and Tourism, as well as ancient Duong Lam village and Va Temple. The Huong Son – Quan Son cluster includes the Huong (Perfume) Pagoda and Quan Son Lake.
Old Quarter promotes craft work Old Quarter promotes craft work
04:54 | 11/07/2012
The festival will run from tomorrow (July 12) until the end of the month.

The skilled hands of artisans in and around Ha Noi will be obvious in the artworks on display.

Kim Ngan Temple at 42-44 Hang Bac Street will exhibit conical hats from Chuong village.

Fans from Chang Son village will be displayed at Dong Lac Temple at 38 Hang Dao Street.

Musical instruments from Dao Xa Village will become installation art at an ancient house at 87 Ma May Street.
Ha Noi welcomes over 8 million visitors in first half of 2012 Ha Noi welcomes over 8 million visitors in first half of 2012
04:38 | 25/06/2012
VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi has attracted about 8.33 million visitors during the first six months of this year, according to the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Hanoi in top ten Asian cities for hawker food Hanoi in top ten Asian cities for hawker food
09:22 | 30/03/2012
VietNamNet Bridge – CNN Go, CNN’s travel website, has selected Hanoi as one of the Asia's 10 greatest street food cities. The list also has Penang of Malaysia, Seoul of South Korea, Bangkok of Thailand, Fukuoka of Japan, Taipei of Taiwan, Singapore, Manila of Philippines, Phnom Penh of Cambodia and Xian of China.

CNN Go describes Hanoi as “the birthplace of many quintessential Vietnamese dishes, such as pho and bun cha, and the city is often cited as one of the world's great food capitals.”

According to CNN Go, Hanoi is also a street-eater's paradise, with a plethora of options for those who want to eat like a local. In fact, many swear that the best food in Hanoi is found on the sidewalk, with dishes that often feature fish sauce, lemongrass, chilies, and cilantro and other fresh herbs.

“The city, which celebrated its 1,000th birthday last year, has put those centuries to good use perfecting its curbside nibbles. Although vendors often cook in small shop fronts, they serve their wares on the sidewalk, on small plastic tables and chairs that can seem woefully inadequate for overgrown foreigners,” CNN Go comments.