Indian carrier plans direct flight from Kolkata to Hanoi

Indian carrier plans direct flight from Kolkata to Hanoi

The first direct link between the two countries and cities aims to cater to increasing travel demands, said William Boulter, chief commercial officer of Indigo, the largest airline in India which accounts for nearly 50 percent of domestic market share.  Vietnam is one of the world’s emerging tourist destinations. As such, the carrier is considering taking more Indian tourists to the Southeast Asian country in the near future, Boulter said at a ceremony organized by Vietnam’s Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau…

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Colombian songwriter, singer to regale Vietnam

Colombian songwriter, singer to regale Vietnam

By Di Ca  &nbspJune 20, 2019 | 04:37 pm GMT+7 Concha Bernal will perform in a concert held on July 2 in Hanoi. Photo acquired by VnExpress. Colombian artist Concha Bernal will perform in Hanoi next month to mark 40th anniversary of bilateral ties. Concha Bernal, a singer songwriter from Colombia, will perform in a concert held early next month to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam – Colombia diplomatic relationship. Alongside Bernal, three other artists, Andres Camilo Cupaban, Yey…

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Scintillating sight: waterlogged fields in Vietnam’s northern highlands

Scintillating sight: waterlogged fields in Vietnam’s northern highlands

The terraced fields in the northern highlands present widely different vistas during different seasons. In June, they are waterlogged as farmers prepare for a new crop. While it is often said that the rice harvest season during September and October is the best time of the year to see the terraced fields as they shine a golden yellow, the waterlogged fields are no less stunning as they reflect the bright summer sun. The farmers flood the fields soon after the…

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First fish sauce museum in Vietnam spans centuries

First fish sauce museum in Vietnam spans centuries

First fish sauce museum in Vietnam spans centuries By Hoang Huy  &nbspJune 20, 2019 | 09:29 am GMT+7 A museum in Phan Thiet is dedicated to fish sause, considered the soul of Vietnamese cuisine, and delves into the history of a 300-year-old fishing community. Comments (0) Latest firstHighest rated Source link

When broken earlobes were music to the ears of a community

When broken earlobes were music to the ears of a community

Brau native Y An’s earlobes are almost five cm long. Photo by VnExpress/Tran Hoa. More than 100 years ago, two siblings named Thao A Jong and Thao To led a small group of Brau people to migrate to Vietnam from southern Laos and north-eastern Cambodia. Today, there are just 500 of them living in Dak Me Village, Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands. In the early years, the Brau upheld strongly the traditions and rituals they’d practiced in Laos and…

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Hawkers on bicycles peddle fragrance on the go

Hawkers on bicycles peddle fragrance on the go

When the summer heat pervades the capital, lotus flowers make an appearance on the streets on the back of peddlers’ bicycles. Lotuses usually start to bloom at the end of May and their peak season is June. Dung, a flower seller on Mai Xuan Thuong Street, said: “Lotuses have blossomed well and are so beautiful this year, so a lot of people buy it. On average, I sell 20 bundles a day.” Another trader said that during the lotus season…

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Saigon high school students put in slog as graduation exams loom

Saigon high school students put in slog as graduation exams loom

The academic year ended a month ago, but nearly 200 senior students at Tran Cao Van high school in Tan Phu District come to class every day from morning to late night to prepare for the exams, whose scores will be used for university admission. They work in three sessions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Teachers help the students go over lessons again, do exercises and take mock tests, Tran Van Binh, a physics teacher at the school, said. “Minor subjects…

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Hoi An island’s 160-year-old pagoda

Hoi An island’s 160-year-old pagoda

By Di Vy  &nbspJune 18, 2019 | 06:51 pm GMT+7 Hai Tang Pagoda is a must-visit for visitors to Cham Island off Hoi An in central Vietnam. The pagoda, built in 1758, has undergone many restorations and relocations following damage due to storms. It has its back to the mountains and overlooks a small valley which has the only rice paddy on Cu Lao Cham or Cham Island. Cham Island, 12 miles off the coast of Hoi An in Quang Nam…

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