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​Photo of family reunion wins Vietnamese photographer Agora top prize

A photograph shot in Dak Lak Province of a family reuniting after a long day of farming has won Agora’s Family photo contest.

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Hue’s rustic fair retains ancient fragrance

The “Old scent old village” fair in Phuoc Tich Village is a new attraction of Hue, Vietnam’s former imperial capital, given its rustic beauty and hospitality.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/hue-s-rustic-fair-retains-ancient-fragrance-4129779.html

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Saigon eatery a favored spot for fans of central Vietnam cuisine

For 14 years a migrant from central Vietnam has been serving her compatriots and Saigonese original dishes from there.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/food/saigon-eatery-a-favored-spot-for-fans-of-central-vietnam-cuisine-4129608.html

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Tradition with a twist: man turns almond leaves into transparent conical hat

A Hue creative has given Vietnam’s cultural symbol, the conical hat, a twist by using almond leaves instead of maple and making it transparent.

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Hanoi puppeteers get out of the water to stay afloat

As the Covid-19 pandemic drains their audience pool of foreign tourists, Hanoi’s water puppetry theaters are making fresh overtures on land.

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Saigon boat owners stay afloat with river tours

With travel restrictions imposed on international visitors dampening HCMC tourism, Saigon River is abuzz with cruise operators targeting local clientele.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/saigon-boat-owners-stay-afloat-with-river-tours-4127948.html

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The bucolic charm of a Hue summer

Hue attracts visitors with its scenic charms, unique architecture and languid pace of life, as reflected in a series of photos by Nguyen Tan Anh Phong.

https://e.vnexpress.net/photo/places/the-bucolic-charm-of-a-hue-summer-4127044.html

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Trawling from shore, a work of art in Da Nang

A fishing technique that involves a large number of men standing on a beach and hauling in a giant net is quite a spectacle.

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Grasshopper hunt a favored summer pastime in central Vietnam

As the rice harvest ends in Ha Tinh Province, dozens of farmers from neighboring Nghe An travel around 100 km to cash in on the grasshopper chase.

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Don’t dig your own grave, build it yourself

Truong Vinh Ky, a renowned polyglot and scholar of 19th century, designed his own tomb and oversaw its construction till he passed away.

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Saigon to open new night walking street

Ho Chi Minh City is to open its third night walking street in September with 48 food and souvenir stalls in District 10.

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T’way Airlines to resume one-way flights from Vietnam to Korea

Budget carrier T’way Airlines has announced plans to resume its HCMC-Seoul service on July 22, though only carrying passengers one way to South Korea.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/t-way-airlines-to-resume-one-way-flights-from-vietnam-to-korea-4125214.html

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Saigon cancels annual tourism expo over Covid-19 concerns

After 15 years, this year’s International Tourism Expo HCMC scheduled for September will be canceled over Covid-19 fears.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/saigon-cancels-annual-tourism-expo-over-covid-19-concerns-4126102.html

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Quang Tri province summit offers breathtaking view of the horizon

Now is the best time of the year to climb Voi Mep, the tallest mountain in the central province of Quang Tri.

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A journey to territorial milestones in southern Vietnam waters

An experienced Vietnamese travel blogger shows how he traced the territorial milestones marking Vietnam’s sovereignty, many off the beaten track in Con Dao Archipelago of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

https://e.vnexpress.net/photo/places/a-journey-to-territorial-milestones-in-southern-vietnam-waters-4125485.html

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Huu Lien: where the grass is greener on this side

The grasslands of Huu Lien Commune in the northern border province of Lang Son is a sight for sore eyes, but that’s just for starters.

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On Vietnam’s lotus farms, good seeds make a good crop

June is a busy month for many farmers of Duy Tien District, Ha Nam Province. Flowers gone, it’s time to harvest lotus seeds.

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Vietnam carriers launch more domestic routes

Bamboo Airways, Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air have opened new routes to many popular destinations to meet summer travel demand.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/vietnam-carriers-launch-more-domestic-routes-4123957.html

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Lang Song, birthplace of the first books in modern Vietnamese

The Lang Song printing house in Binh Dinh Province was one of the first three facilities to print books in Quoc Ngu, the Vietnamese writing system based on the Roman alphabet.

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Lang Song, first place to print books in modern Vietnamese

The Lang Song printing house in Binh Dinh Province was one of the first three facilities to print books in Quoc Ngu, the Vietnamese writing system based on the Roman alphabet.

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H1 foreign arrivals plummet 56 pct

With Vietnam’s borders remaining closed as a Covid-19 preventive measure, foreign visitor numbers in the first half dropped 55.8 percent year-on-year to 3.74 million.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/h1-foreign-arrivals-plummet-56-pct-4122816.html

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Hue Imperial Citadel reveals new gates

The two historically undocumented gates at Hue Imperial Citadel in central Vietnam, which were discovered recently, could be an escape route for the Nguyen Dynasty, researchers say.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/hue-imperial-citadel-reveals-new-gates-4122683.html

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South central Vietnam, where fairies roam

The 12th century Nhan Tower in Phu Yen Province stands where legendary fairy Thien Y A Na taught locals farming and threading.

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800-year-old tower worships fairy

The 12th century Nhan Tower in south-central Vietnam stands where legendary fairy Thien Y A Na taught locals farming and weaving.

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Tourism hurts coral reefs in central Vietnam

Shallow corals on Ganh Yen Beach in Quang Ngai Province are suffering the impacts of irresponsible tourism, prompting greater protection of the marine ecosystem.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/tourism-hurts-coral-reefs-in-central-vietnam-4122059.html

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Locals strip off the heat at Ke Go Reservoir

Amid the scorching weather, many rushed to Ke Go Reservoir in the north-central province of Ha Tinh to give themselves a cooldown.

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Ha Long Bay cruises regain bustle

Visitors should book at least 3-4 weeks before a trip to ensure availability of cabins for a weekend cruise in Ha Long Bay, says BestPrice Travel, a Vietnamese travel agency.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/ha-long-bay-cruises-regain-bustle-4121048.html

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Paddlers clear litter from Da Nang river

A group of volunteers used standup paddle boards (SUP) to navigate the iconic Han River in the central city of Da Nang, clearing up nearly 100 kg of assorted waste.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/paddlers-clear-litter-from-da-nang-river-4121538.html

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Vietnam not ready to reopen doors to foreign tourists: PM

With Covid-19 still affecting many countries, Vietnam is not yet ready to open up to international tourists, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Wednesday.

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/vietnam-not-ready-to-reopen-doors-to-foreign-tourists-pm-4120715.html

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