Halong Bay Boats
This year’s Ha Long Tourism Festival at the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay will take Hanoi as its theme to celebrate the 1,000 birthday of the capital city.
The number of foreign tourists to arrive in Viet Nam in March reached 473,000, lifting the total arrivals in the first quarter to 1.35 million, up 36.2 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Vietnam has saved 500,000 kWh after switching off lights for one hour on March 27 in response to Earth Hour 2010, according to the National Electricity Dispatching Centre.
Vietnam’s Record Book Centre (Vietkings) has granted certificates to 32 record holders at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on March 27.
The 1,000 year-old capital of Hanoi and its distinctive features took centre stage at a symposium held in Philadelphia, the US, on March 28.