Out & About



  • In recognition of rice

    In recognition of rice

    Rice is so important to Vietnamese that cooking contests are held all around the country.

  • CELEBRATING 20 YEARS of The Guide Awards

    CELEBRATING 20 YEARS of The Guide Awards

    The 20th The Guide Awards ceremony and gala dinner were held by The Guide and Vietnam Economic Times at Flamingo Dai Lai Resort in northern Vinh Phuc province on September 26, with the theme “Vietnam’s Tourism Sector - Capacity to Leapfrog from the Efforts of the Private Sector”.

  • Sole Focus

    Sole Focus

    On the banks the Day River, Chuong village in Phuong Trung commune, Thanh Oai district in Hanoi has been famous for more than 300 years thanks for its production and trade of conical hats.

  • In the Frame October 2016

    In the Frame October 2016

    Around Vietnam

  • Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    Nadia Lim in Vietnam

    The well-known New Zealand food author and cook, visits Hanoi and HCMC from 4-8 May 2015.

Bits & Pieces

  • Oakwood Residence Hanoi

    Oakwood Residence Hanoi

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 07,2019 09:43 AM

    Oakwood Residence Hanoi is to be opened at 17, Laneway 35, Dang Thai Mai Street in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district. A prime address for both business and leisure travelers alike, the residence is situated in an upscale residential neighborhood, offering a sanctuary away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Oakwood features 262 elegantly-appointed and fully-furnished studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Each comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, high-speed internet, and hotel amenities. Guests can also expect an extensive suite of services including round-the-clock guest relations and security, housekeeping services, laundry and dry-cleaning services, shuttle bus services, and activities to help guests assimilate into their new community and surroundings. The ideal residence for families seeking short to long stays, Oakwood Residence Hanoi also offers a wide range of facilities catering to different generations, including a residents’ lounge, a restaurant and bar, a fitness center, a children’s play area, and the city’s first all-season infinity pool, fitted with a retractable glass roof.

  • Bilingual sketch book on Hanoi released

    Bilingual sketch book on Hanoi released

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 07,2019 10:06 AM

    A Vietnamese and English-language book featuring more than 200 sketches of Hanoi’s streets along with emotional essays about the capital has been published.

    Entitled “Pho Co Ha Noi - Ky Hoa va Hoi Uc” (Hanoi’s Old Quarter - Sketches & Memories), the book is a collection of works from 60 authors, writers, architects, and amateur and professional painters of the Urban Sketchers Hanoi group. Pictures were drawn using various materials such as water colors, pencils, and wax, creating an interesting look at the beauty of Hanoi from different artists.

    Established in 2016 and with nearly 4,000 members, the Urban Sketchers Hanoi group has hosted various painting events to snap images of Hanoi, especially old lifestyles and old buildings that are gradually disappearing in the process of urbanization.

  • Hanoi helicopter tours take off

    Hanoi helicopter tours take off

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    January 02,2020 02:25 PM

    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.

  • Hanoi to build 600 new bus stop shelters

    Hanoi to build 600 new bus stop shelters

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    January 03,2020 02:28 PM

    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.



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