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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay named World's Best New Resort
Viet Nam’s JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has just been named the World’s Best New Resort in the 2017 edition of World Travel Awards, crowning a glittering year of accolades and awards for the new resort.  
Bai Choi singing wins UNESCO recognition

Bai Choi singing, a folk music genre practised in Viet Nam’s central region, has been added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, according to the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. 

HCMC – Gyeongju World Cultural Festival 2017 attracts millions

More than 4 million domestic and foreign visitors attended the 2017 Ho Chi Minh City – Gyeongju World Cultural Festival which concluded on Sunday.

Water puppeteers perform in France

Vietnamese water puppeteers have recently finished a 5-day tour to six cities in France to introduce the traditional art to French audiences.

Vietnamese folk singing genres seek UNESCO recognition

Xoan singing and Bai choi singing, two forms of Vietnamese folk music, are among 35 cultural heritages applying to be added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Vietnamese Culture -Tourism Festival in RoK opens

The Vietnamese Tourism-Culture Festival will be held in the Republic of Korea (RoK) as part of activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Viet Nam-RoK diplomatic relations (December 22), according to Viet Nam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Additional six countries added to Viet Nam’s pilot e-visa programme

Citizens from an additional six countries, alongside the 40 countries that are already permitted, are applicable for e-visas when entering Viet Nam, according to a recently-issued document signed by the Prime Minister.

New Tourism Ambassador expected to boost tourism ties with South Korea

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien met Ly Xuong Can, the new Tourism Ambassador of Viet Nam, in Ha Noi on November 30, voicing his hope that the ambassador will help develop Viet Nam’s tourism as well as tourism cooperation with the Republic of Korea (RoK).

30 trillion VND for tourism infrastructure in 2016-2020

The Government will spend over 30 trillion VND (1.3 billion USD) in tourism infrastructure development in the 2016-2020 period, according to a target programme approved recently.

Ly descendant named Vietnam’s tourism ambassador to RoK

Ly Xuong Can, a descendant of King Ly Thai To – the first king of the Ly dynasty (1010-1225), has been appointed Vietnam’s tourism ambassador to the Republic of Korea (RoK) for 2017-2020 by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. 

Viet Nam Heritage Photo Awards 2017 winners announced

Winners of the Viet Nam Heritage Photo Awards 2017 were announced at the award ceremony of the contest, held by Viet Nam Heritage Magazine, in Ho Chi Minh City on November 21.

Week highlights great national unity, Viet Nam’s cultural heritage

A week themed “Great National Unity – Viet Nam’s Cultural Heritage” kicked off at the Viet Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in Ha Noi, on November 18.

Tourism programme promotes heritage sites in Viet Bac region

A ceremony was held at Ba Be Lake in the mountainous northern province of Bac Kan on November 18, to open the ninth tourism programme entitled ‘Through Viet Bac Heritage Sites’ and Ba Be – Bac Kan tourism week.

Old Quarter to host activities honouring Ha Noi’s cultural heritages

A programme will be held from November 17 to 26 in the Ha Noi Old Quarter to honour the capital city’s cultural heritages.

Korean Andong Culture Day held in Hoi An

The Andong Cultural Day is taking place at 106 Bach Dang Street in the UNESCO-recognised ancient town of Hoi An from November 14-16, featuring Vietnamese and Korean traditional culture.