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Chinese tourists ripped off? Nha Trang restaurant fined $33 for not listing prices

Authorities in the central beach town of Nha Trang Monday fined a local restaurant VND750,000 ($33) for failing to fully list prices.

Peach blossom thorns: intrusive questions prick single women

Single women facing a gauntlet of personal questions are robbed of the simple pleasures of Tet gatherings.

Reverse exodus to HCMC triggers massive traffic jams

A sea of humanity returning to HCMC from Mekong Delta provinces has choked traffic on many roads.
February 10, 2019 | 07:32 pm GMT+7

Hundreds of deaths, injuries as traffic accidents spike during Tet

There have been 248 traffic accidents and 383 casualties during Tet, the Lunar New Year holiday, according to National Traffic Safety Committee.
February 10, 2019 | 01:24 pm GMT+7

A river of flowers floats to Saigon for festive season

Hundreds of boats from the Mekong Delta transform Saigon rivers and canals into floating gardens at this time of the year.
February 03, 2019 | 11:11 am GMT+7

A yellow ochna recycling tradition takes root

Increasing numbers of southerners are renting yellow Mai plants in bloom for Tet, and returning them after the holiday.
January 30, 2019 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

How H'Mong ethnic people in northern Vietnam celebrate Lunar New Year

Invited to the far north for New Year by an ethnic family, I was served rat meat and pig blood soup.
January 21, 2019 | 09:33 am GMT+7

Skyscanner: Saigon high up on Lunar New Year travel favorites

UK travel site Skyscanner has named Saigon among the best places to celebrate Lunar New Year next month alongside Beijing, Bangkok and Taipei.
January 08, 2019 | 04:37 pm GMT+7

Saigon prepares New Year firework displays

Vietnam’s largest city is planning a series of firework performances to ring in two New Years, one Gregorian and the other Vietnamese.
December 23, 2018 | 08:55 am GMT+7

Into the forest: quest for wild peach trees ahead of Lunar New Year

Peach blossoms are an integral part of the Lunar New Year holiday in northen Vietnam.
January 12, 2017 | 04:40 pm GMT+7

Thirsty for Tet: Saigon expected to drink 40 million liters of beer during holiday

And 45 million liters of soft drinks, according to new projections.
November 22, 2016 | 09:58 am GMT+7
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