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  • Thirty-year affinity

    Thirty-year affinity

    One American photojournalist has spent three decades taking images of Vietnam’s ongoing history.

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  • Hanoi helicopter tours take off

    Hanoi helicopter tours take off

    The Northern Helicopter Company under the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation has introduced the “Song Hong HeliTour” for visitors to gain a bird’s-eye view of the panoramic landscapes of Hanoi along the Red River.

    Flights are conducted out of Gia Lam Airfield, 15 minutes from downtown Hanoi, on the US-made Bell 505 light helicopter. From 100 meters above, visitors can take in the unique scenery, including the historic Long Bien Bridge, Co Loa Citadel, Bat Trang pottery village, and the new urban areas of the city, among others.

    The tours were launched following the success of helicopter flights over Ha Long Bay, introduced last May. The flights add a new offering to Vietnam’s tourism services and promotes the country’s image around the world from a new angle.

  • Into the heart of Nature

    Into the heart of Nature

    Little-known Xuan Son National Park is yet another great weekend getaway from the mayhem of Hanoi.

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  • Hanoi to build 600 new bus stop shelters

    Hanoi to build 600 new bus stop shelters

    Hanoi authorities have recently announced that 600 European-standard bus stop shelters will be built and billboards installed in 12 inner districts in the capital. This aims to encourage Hanoi residents to switch to public transport, thus easing traffic congestion and improving air quality.

    Of the 600 shelters, 235 will be newly built, while 1,200 advertising boards will be installed along median strips wider than two meters. Twenty-five touch screens will also be installed and connected to wi-fi for real-time bus tracking and for advertising.

    The project will be implemented in Ba Dinh, Hai Ba Trung, Long Bien, Thanh Xuan, Hoan Kiem, Tay Ho, Bac Tu Liem, Nam Tu Liem, Cau Giay, Hoang Mai, Dong Da, and Ha Dong districts.

    Bus routes account for 57 per cent of Hanoi’s public transport and play an essential role in serving city passengers and connecting peripheral areas with the city’s downtown area, according to the Hanoi Department of Transport. There are 71 bus routes operating in outlying districts with more than 2,100 bus stops. Only 23 are sheltered, or just nearly 1 per cent, the department said.

  • SMACK DAB ANNOUNCED IN TOP 52 RESTAURANTS AND BARS BY MARRIOTT BONVOY

    SMACK DAB ANNOUNCED IN TOP 52 RESTAURANTS AND BARS BY MARRIOTT BONVOY

    JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi’s Smack Dab has been announced in Marriott International’s "Top 52 Restaurants and Bars by Marriott Bonvoy"...

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  • Sandworm season

    Sandworm season

    Late fall is when a rare specialty appears on dining tables in Vietnam - sandworms

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