The Hanoitimes - Many South Korean travelers described an impressive experience in Vietnam, for them: “home away from home!” Vietnam opens tourism promotion office in South Korea Vietnam aims to pocket US$30 billion from tourism in 2019 The number of South Korean visitors to Vietnam in 2018 hit 3.48 million, a surge of 44.3% from a year earlier, continuing the upward trend over the past years. South Korean visitors in Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are abuzz with Korean culture while beachside destinations like Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are tailored for Korean tastes, according to both domestic and foreign media. Reasons attributed to the surge in South Korean visitors are as follows. Firstly, geographical proximity. It takes average five hours to get to Vietnam from South Korea. The short distance is a favorable condition for young people who can save time to enjoy their vacation in the country of both modern and … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam so attractive to South Korean visitors?
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Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2018 His Excellency Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc His Excellency Minister Nguyen Chi Dung Government Ministers, Leaders of government agencies, committees of the National Assembly, committees of the Party, Ambassadors, Heads of Development Agencies, Representatives of Private Sectors, Non-Government Organizations, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning! Xin chào! It is my great privilege and honor to join Minister Dung in welcoming you to the Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2018.I would like to thank all of you sincerely for arranging your schedule to be here today during a very busy time of the year.I would also like to thank the Ministry of Planning and Investment, all Development Partners and speakers for their strong collaboration leading up to today’s event. Twenty-five years ago, in November 1993, the first consultative group meeting for Vietnam was held in Paris. Since then, development partners have been accompanying Vietnam … [Read more...] about WB Country Director’s speech at Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2018
Expat Interest “Kong: Skull Island” director comes back to Vietnam to explore Son Doong Cave The Saigon Times Daily Thursday, Jan 5, 2017,20:51 (GMT+7) “Kong: Skull Island” director comes back to Vietnam to explore Son Doong CaveThe Saigon Times Daily Son Doong Cave receives sunlight from a giant sky well - PHOTO: NGUYEN TAM Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the movie “Kong: Skull Island” with some scenes filmed in the central province of Quang Binh, has returned to the province to explore two popular caves – Phong Nha and Son Doong. The images of Vietnam could be promoted to the world when the movie makes its debut in March, reports Sai Gon Giai Phong. In his trip to Quang Binh early this year to visit Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, he received a gold badge from Tran Tien Dung, vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Quang Binh. Vogt-Roberts was the first visitor … [Read more...] about “Kong: Skull Island” director comes back to Vietnam to explore Son Doong Cave
From crispy to crunchy and a little thrilling, these are some best ways to start the day in the beach town. Banh khot – Vietnamese mini savory pancakes Round crispy pancakes bank khot are served in Vung Tau. Photo by VnExpress/Lieu Lam An important part of Vung Tau cuisine, banh khot is a famous savory dish that everyone has to try when they come to the beach town. The tiny crispy pancake is cooked in small round molds, with other ingredients like pork, mung beans, shallots and coconut milk added on top. The rim should be slightly burnt to add flavor to the tasty treat. The cake is eaten by being rolled in fresh leaves and dunked in fish sauce. The southern dish has at least two versions. The Mekong Delta’s banh khot is softer, thicker and usually more yellow due to the addition of turmeric powder. Vung Tau’s banh khot is flatter and crunchier and is white, with shrimps and shrimp powder on top. Goc Vu Sua is a famous spot for banh khot in Vung Tau, … [Read more...] about Good morning in Vietnam’s Vung Tau with 3 must try breakfasts
Vietnam’s GDP growth of 7.38 percent in the first quarter of 2018 was highlighted by the country's prime minister as a great economic achievement. GDP growth has reached a 10-year high thanks to impressive growth in the processing and manufacturing (14 percent), industry and construction (9.7 percent) and agricultural (4 percent) sectors, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc told ministers and officials at a monthly government meeting on Monday. Inflation has been kept under control, and Vietnam’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the first quarter rose by 2.66 percent over the same period last year. Total retail sales of goods and services also increased 9.9 percent, compared to a 6.4 percent jump last year, Phuc said. "Nikkei has just announced this morning that Vietnam's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) in March reached 51.6 points. Although this figure is down from February, it still leaves Vietnam as one of the two countries in Southeast Asia standing over 50 points,” said the … [Read more...] about PM’s verdict on Q1 in Vietnam: Record growth, risks remain