Hoi An – popular destination for Japanese tourists; VietnamPlus

Among nearly 1 million Japanese tourists to Vietnam, 60-70 percent of whom come to Hoi An ancient city in the central province of Quang Nam, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam.

Source: Hoi An – popular destination for Japanese tourists | Travel | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)

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Quang Ninh aims to promote green growth in Ha Long Bay; Vietnam Plus

The northeastern province of Quang Ninh is striving to promote green growth at its world natural heritage site Ha Long Bay, according to a local official.

Source: Quang Ninh aims to promote green growth in Ha Long Bay | Environment | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)

Five top reasons you can never go wrong visiting Vietnam; Van Pham

​Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa, Hoi An, Son Doong Cave and Mekong Delta offer ironclad guarantees for a highly memorable Vietnam visit.

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Mass Tourism Becomes Problematic in Vietnamese Hoi An; Theodore Slate; Tourism Review

Mass tourism is a challenge for Hoi An.

Source: Mass Tourism Becomes Problematic in Vietnamese Hoi An | .TR

Hanoi joins UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network; Nguyen Quy; VNE

Vietnam’s capital city is one of 66 cities that were designated by UNESCO in early November as Creative Cities in various categories.

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Commercialization sucking the soul from ancient town; Linh Do; VNE

Old traditional houses changing hands amid a tourism frenzy, hyper commercialization and increasing migration are threatening Hoi An’s way of life.

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Hoi An ancient town seek ways to improve tourism quality; Cong Thanh; VietNamNet

Hoi An is being challenged by mass tourism, traffic congestion, underdeveloped waste management, vendors, street food quality and poor design and operation of homestays that have badly impacted the site.

Source: Hoi An ancient town seek ways to improve tourism quality – VietNamNet

Don’t increase admission prices now, Ha Long Bay management told; Kieu Duong; VNE


Quang Ninh has ordered the Ha Long Bay management to suspend a planned increase in admission and tour prices for the UNESCO-recognized site.

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UNESCO World Heritage Status: Preservation or Publicity Tool?; Jo Qaust; Qrius

Is the UNESCO World Heritage Status helping in conservation efforts or ending up harming the places it intends to preserve through unchecked tourism?

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Status: Preservation or Publicity Tool?

Koi Pond Spas, River Cruises, and Unforgettable Banh Mi: The 4-Day Weekend in Hoi An, Vietnam; Katie Chang; Men’s Journal

While most people visiting Vietnam opt for Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Katie Chang recommends bypassing the throngs of tourists in favor of a four-day weekend in Hoi An.

Source: Koi Pond Spas, River Cruises, and Unforgettable Banh Mi: The 4-Day Weekend in Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam & Singapore: 12-Day Tour with Cruise and Wellness Retreat, Vietnam & Singapore; Luxury Escapes

Today’s Luxury Escapes Travel Deal: Vietnam & Singapore: 12-Day Tour with Cruise and Wellness Retreat. Buy Now & Save 53% on Luxury Escapes Travel Deals.

Source: Vietnam & Singapore: 12-Day Tour with Cruise and Wellness Retreat, Vietnam & Singapore

10 best places to travel in Vietnam for international tourists; Break.com

Through out this S-shaped country are natural landscapes and exquisite structures that are worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime.

Source: 10 best places to travel in Vietnam for international tourists – Break.com

#JOM GO: Halong, the heritage to the world; David Bowden; The Star

David Bowden returns to Halong Bay and witnesses a vast difference to this northern part of Vietnam which he first visited in the early 1990s after watching the French movie Indochine…

Source: #JOM GO: Halong, the heritage to the world

The 20 Best Things To Do In Vietnam In Your Twenties; Dan Q Dao; Forbes

Vietnam ranks among the world’s fastest growing destinations—and for good reason. From world-class street food to dynamic nightlife and untapped natural wonders, here’s the ultimate young person’s guide to exploring Vietnam.

Source: The 20 Best Things To Do In Vietnam In Your Twenties

Kong: Skull Island film set to be removed from world heritage site; Kieu Duong & Quy Nguyen; VNE

A set made for Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island is being dismantled in the Trang An limestone complex in northern Vietnam.

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My Son sanctuary under restoration; VovWorld

The My Son sanctuary in Quang Nam province was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site 20 years ago. The site has undergone several restorations with support from domestic and international organizations and experts which has kept it largely intact to this day.

Source: My Son sanctuary under restoration

Trang An welcomes over 5 million tourists in a month; Thanh Van; VietNamNet

UNESCO recognised Trang An Landscapes complex in Ninh Binh province welcomed over 5.2 million visitors, including 502,000 foreigners in August alone, earning over VND2 trillion (nearly $100 million).

Source: Trang An welcomes over 5 million tourists in a month – VietNamNet

Current and proposed UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam; Rick Ellis; Tuoi Tre News

These days we hear a lot about the main cities and beach destinations in Vietnam…

Source: Current and proposed UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam – Tuoi Tre News

Quang Binh – an attractive destination for adventure and experience travelling; NhanDan

The central province of Quang Binh has many potentials and advantages for the development of tourism, particularly the adventure and experience travels.

Source: Quang Binh – an attractive destination for adventure and experience travelling

Visiting Vietnam? Do check out these lesser-known hidden gems; Sagar Malik; Newsbytes

Its natural beauty, unstoppable city life, and delicious food have made Vietnam one of the biggest tourism magnets in the world. Sagar Malik already knows you wouldn’t miss out on the popular choices, ie. the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. But let’s assure you that’s not the end. Check out these gems.

Source: Visiting Vietnam? Do check out these lesser-known hidden gems