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Hanoi attracts 515,000 visitors during Tet

The capital city of Hanoi welcomed almost 515,000 tourists, including 162,676 foreigners, during the nine-day Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which lasted from February 2-10. Locals and tourists crowd the area around Hoan Kiem Lake waiting…

Beach tourism surges during Tet

The number of tourists visiting coastal regions sharply increased on the second day of the Tet holiday as more Vietnamese travel. Tourists flock to Vung Tau Phu Quoc International Airport became crowded on the second day of the…

Aza, new rice celebration of the Pako

People prepare offering for the Aza celebration. Pako and Ta Oi people celebrate the New Rice Festival when they have finished the spring harvest. Each hamlet chooses a good day to organize their Aza ceremony. Le Thi Them,…

Tet antique market in Hanoi

There was a special market in Hanoi which is only opened on some days on every lunar month during the year, selling secondhand items and antiques. Van Phuc flea market is opened on the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th days of the lunar…

My Tho prepares Tet flower street

The authorities in My Tho City are preparing the final details for the Mekong Delta biggest flower street. The flower street project this year is four times larger than previous years and will be held at Tien Giang Square. The street is…

New Rice Festival of the Tay

A Tay family prepares offering for a New Rice Worship. The New Rice Festival shows a religious belief that everything has a soul and people’s respect for the rice, the most important plant of the Tay as well as other groups. The…

Hanoi flower market opened for Tet

Hang Luoc Flower Market in Hanoi’s Old Quarter has been opened for the Tet holiday. The opening ceremony was held on the evening of February 22. Hang Luoc Flower Market opens once a year and has been a major…

HCM City unique coppersmith village

The few households that continue coppersmithing in An Hoi Village in HCM City have been working hard to preserve their traditions. An Hoi Village is well-known for their brass incense burners and is the only coppersmithing village left in…

Seafood-drying village busy as Tet nears

A seafood drying village in Ca Mau Province is busy preparing for the Tet Holiday. Seafood drying in Cai Doi Vam Village in Ca Mau Province No one knows exactly when the Cai Doi Vam Village was established. To Truong Son, chairman…

Stunning Sapa covered in cloud

Sapa is often covered in cloud from January to March every year, creating picturesque moments. Coming to Sapa this season, visitors can enjoy the cloudy moments on different spots such as Ham Rong Mountain, Mount…

Hanoi peach village busy before Tet

Gardeners in Nhat Tan peach village on the edge of Hanoi’s West Lake are busier as the Lunar Tet Holiday nears. The village is located under Nhat Tan Bridge. The bridge’s five pillars symbolise the city’s…

Flower observation tower opened in Dong Thap

A tower has been set up at Sa Dec flower village in the southern province of Dong Thap to help visitors observe the whole village from above. Local resident Tran Huu Tai in Tan Quy Dong Ward, Sa De City built the VND1.5 billion (USD65,217)…