Vietnam Placed One of 10 Destinations for Young People - News on 8 November 2016

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Vietnam placed one of 10 destinations for young people

The newspaper New York Times of the United States has named the 10 most attractive places to travel for young people in their twenties, including Vietnam.

The newspaper New York Times of the United States has selected Vietnam one of the 10 places to travel for young people in their twenties. 
In the list compiled by writer Dan Saltzstein, Vietnam was ranked in the 10th position. 
The writer wrote that Vietnam is worth a visit for its rich cuisine, culture and natural beauty, while being light on the wallet…

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Vietnam to attract 9.7 million foreigners in 2016

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has forecast the country would attract 9.7 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2016, thanks to continuing two-digit growth at markets.

Specifically, total foreign arrivals to the country from the start of the year to October reached 8.077 million, a year-on-year rise of 25.4%. Meanwhile, 53.3 million domestic arrivals were also provided services, with 24.8 million arrivals staying overnight, grossing a turnover of VND331.5 trillion, up 19.1% against the same period of last year…

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After deadly fire, Hanoi mulls temporary karaoke bar ban

The city had sought counsel on the matter from lawyers, Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, said at a meeting on November 7 to discuss the capital city’s socioeconomic development.

Municipal authorities will examine all karaoke bars under their jurisdiction in terms of room area, lighting systems, emergency exits and song content, among other criteria, and will force all large, obstructive advertising boards to be removed.

The Hanoi government also plans to take legal action against entertainment facilities that intentionally violate fire safety regulations.

So far this year…

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Luu Thuong grass weaving village

Discover Luu Thuong village, Phuc Tuc commune, Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi, to witness the methods used to produce exquisite products made of guot grass (a species of fern). This craft has been preserved here since the 17th century.

Luu Thuong villagers take “guot” grass from the northern mountainous provinces of Yen Bai, Lang Son, Cao Bang and Bac Kan, where this species of fern is very popular and is of optimal quality.

They combine ‘guot’ with other materials such as sedge…

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