The Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) on January 25 welcomed 2,500 foreign tourists and crew sailing aboard the cruise liner Costa Classica, which docked in Halong City, in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology will hold its annual Tet (Lunar New Year) celebrations on February 6-8, with music, food and games – and the participation of 90 representatives from six ethnic groups from around the country.
A special programme will take place at the southern gate of Doan Mon of the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi on January 28 to welcome Vietnamese expatriates who return home for 2011 Lunar New Year festival.
The Tet Flower Festival will kick off in Tao Dan Park in HCMC’s District 1 on January 28, or five days ahead of the Lunar New Year, displaying flowers of various types and gathering artisans from home and abroad, according to a plan just approved by the city government on December 22.
American pottery artisan Lee Middleman and his wife Donnie decided to spice up their holiday to Viet Nam by joining a cooking class at La Residence Hotel&Spa in the former royal capital city of Hue. It proved to be an unforgettable experience.