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Central Vietnamese city hits back at money-grabbing street pests

The former capital has had enough of the constant pestering visitors are forced to endure.

Shower of cash lands Vietnamese media firm in hot water at book launch in Hue

The sight of money raining from the sky in the ancient city quickly sparked outrage on social media.

Central Vietnamese delicacies with a Saigon twist

What happens when Saigon chefs get their hands on traditional dishes from the central region?
June 18, 2017 | 01:54 pm GMT+7

Hue bans 'offensive' clothing from ancient sites

Tourists will have to leave their shorts and tank tops behind if they want to go on a sightseeing tour of the ancient capital.
June 16, 2017 | 05:34 pm GMT+7

Hue is already preparing for a big summer next year

The biennial Hue Festival is set to return a year from now, with a lot of entertainment, food and balloons.
May 19, 2017 | 04:09 pm GMT+7

Private toilets open their doors to tourists for free in central Vietnam

Visitors can now relieve themselves in many offices, hotels and restaurants in Hue without charge or embarrassment.
April 26, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Child abuse cases prompt Vietnamese province to install cameras in kindergartens

Intensive mainstream and social media reports have prompted officials to intervene following a rising number of child sexual and physical abuse cases.
April 18, 2017 | 02:31 pm GMT+7

Hue’s Imperial City shines bright in new promo video

The video shows how sparkling and animated Vietnam’s former capital can be at night.
March 30, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Cruise ships eye royal attractions in central Vietnam

At least two luxury liners have big plans for the charming Hue as more tourists are drawn to the city's scenery and history.
March 25, 2017 | 04:28 pm GMT+7

Centuries-old walls show off Vietnam’s royal power

The Imperial Citadel in Hue welcomes Japan’s emperor Akihito and his wife Friday during their first Vietnam visit.
March 03, 2017 | 02:18 pm GMT+7

Hue’s Imperial City to stay open for tourists on summer nights

For the first time visitors can avoid the heat and see the attraction in a new light, from April to September.
February 15, 2017 | 03:25 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's imperial city to keep lights on for tourists

City officials hope that keeping street, park and business lights on will brighten the city's image.
February 10, 2017 | 09:43 am GMT+7

Vietnamese vandals deface centuries-old pagoda bell, a national treasure

Many visitors to Thien Mu Pagoda believe messages scribbled on the bell here will reach heaven.
January 06, 2017 | 12:01 pm GMT+7

Suspected bank robber busted in central Vietnam

The man stands accused of robbing a bank in Hue and fleeing with VND725 million ($31,550).
December 18, 2016 | 03:55 pm GMT+7

Deluge drowns popular tourist sites in central Vietnam

Seven people have died in flooding that's caused havoc over the past week.
December 16, 2016 | 08:40 pm GMT+7