Special New Year Foods in Asia

The same as Tet holidays in Vietnam, many Asia countries also welcome New Year following lunar calendar. Each country has different custom. Hence, in the first day of New Year, each country has own traditional new year foods with meanings that brings lucky to everyone in this year.

new year food chung cake
With Vietnamese, Chung Cake (Square Cake) represents convergence of sky, ground and deep grateful to ancestor. Therefore, Chung cake became traditional Vietnamese new years food from thousand years ago with deeply meanings. In every Vietnamese Family, Chung Cake cannot be miss food in the altar. In the days closed to official Têt day, Vietnamese would cluster round Chung Cake pot to confide, remain the old story and show desired in the New Year. Read More


Adventure Vietnam tours

Adventure vietnam tours

Adventure Vietnam tours – In many countries in the world, adventure tours bring huge profits and have strong attraction for tourists. However, in Vietnam, adventure tours have been imported with the simple form such as hiking, kayaking, waterfall sliding … produced by the tour operators.


Many people consider Hue as a famous for historical and scenic spots place. However, the two new attractive adventure games Highwire and zipline were recently imported and create greater attraction for the ancient capital. Highwire is a sport which consume a lot of energy and skills. Read More


Tourism expansion in Quang Binh

Quang Binh will seek funding of US$4 billion for 40 projects during 2014 to 2015 in an effort to raise tourism and industry sector competitiveness.

Phong Nha cave - the most famous site in Quang Binh province which attracts many tourists

Phong Nha cave – the most famous site in Quang Binh province which attracts many tourists

The province chairman, Nguyen Huu Hoai, told local media that the areas included infrastructure in industrial zones, tourism, industrial production and agriculture.

“The province is also looking for investment in culture, healthcare, and education sectors.”

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Green light for HCMC tourism department

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recently approved the re-establishment of the Department of Tourism by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.


The Prime Minister gave the green light for Ho Chi Minh City to set up a Department of Tourism, just one month after the city submitted its proposal.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism was first founded in August 1993, but was later merged with the national level Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in June 2008.

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Vietnam issues Indochina cross-border permit

The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has announced plans to issue a Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia cross-border road vehicle transport permit.


According to local news report, easing regulations for cross-border transport would encourage tourism between the three neighboring countries.

Under the plan, licensed vehicles will be able to transport tourists and cargo between the three countries.

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