Vietravel Airlines Opens Its Official Nationwide Air Ticket Sales Offices
On March 12, 2021, Vietravel Airlines officially opened the largest air ticket sales offices network in Vietnam which integrated with more than 40 existing offices and branches of Vietravel Holdings nationwide.Vietravel AirlinesThe network of air ticket selling offices was put into operation, with a team of professional advisors. The ticket offices system supports and takes care of customers 24/7 from buying tickets, converting, refunding tickets, registering for accompanying services on the flights, solving arising problems, or creating membership accounts.In addition to meeting the travel needs of customers, the establishment of an airline ticket selling offices system is an important step in the Group's strategy to expand its business network. Vietravel AirlinesMr Vu Duc Bien - General Director of Vietravel Airlines shared: "This will be the premise for the airline to expand its domestic flight network nationwide in 2021, and prepare for international flights. And to promptly respond to the travel needs of customers ".Currently, the airline sells all types of tickets on the market. Including regular flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi / Da Nang / Phu Quoc and from Hanoi to Da Nang, with great flight times. Vietravel AirlinesOn March 5, 2021, the airline opened a regular route from Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat with prices from VND 26,000 / ticket (excluding taxes and fees). To welcome this new flight route, Vietravel opened a 3-day Da Lat package tour with the price of 2,290,000 VND and the combo travel - flight ticket services, 3-5-star hotel, with a price from 990,000 VND.Vietravel AirlinesThis March, passengers travelling with Vietravel Airlines will receive incentives: Free 20kg checked baggage on the entire network, and a voucher of 100,000 VND when buying tickets via the website.Vietravel Airlines
Vietnam is Safe to Travel!
At present, travelers should be informed that Europe is the center of epidemic. As a result, Vietnam is coming through complicated changes under that fact. Therefore, even though the COVID-19 situation is not serious in Vietnam, the Vietnamese government has been drastically implementing strict prevention measures against the epidemic. Consequently, travelers should consider postpone your travel to Vietnam at current time and reschedule another date to the second half of 2020 (from June 2020) when the countries have been able to fully control the epidemic.Vietnam Has Developed An Effective Treatment Regimen and Sars-Cov-2 Detection Kit For COVID-19Vietnam Has Successfully Controlled All Models of COVID-19 AffectionAmong COVID-19 affected people in Vietnam, there were full types of patients. There are male and female patients; elderly patients; patients with blood pressure background; cardiovascular disease, diabetes and lung cancer cases; and children. Currently, there has been no specific medication for this virus in the world yet. Even though, after many successfully cured cases, Vietnam has developed an effective treatment regimen for COVID-19.Effective Treatment Regimen for COVID-19 of VietnamWith this disease, Vietnam had experiences of characteristics of previous SARS and emerging epidemics. So, Vietnam has continuously updated treatment guidelines from the very first days on January before this disease expanded. Until now, Vietnam has come off and implemented treatment guidelines for hospitals. Together with the regimen, Vietnam also offers specific treatment strategies. All from initial reception instructions, isolating patients to using drugs, fluids. Besides, Vietnam provides the most modern emergency equipment for patients.Sars-Cov-2 Detection Kit With a Capacity of 10,000 Sets/ DayFirstly, this biological kit is to detect new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19). Secondly, the kit uses molecular biology techniques (RT-PCR and realtime RT-PCR). It is also produced on ISO 13485 standard line, Labo verifies ISO Class 8 standard. Thirdly, this kit was tested for sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and repeatability. The results showed that the criteria are equivalent to the biological kit produced by the C.D.C and the WHO. Accordingly, The Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology confirmed that the kit is recommended for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus. Virus detection time is about 2 hours.
Vietnam Travel Information during Covid-19
Since the start of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Vietnam has closely monitored the situation and installed a series of proactive, comprehensive measures to combat the spread of the virus within the country and prepare its public health facilities. Experience with other epidemics places Vietnam in a strong position to protect its population as well as visitors passing through. Overview of the disease prevention policies applied in Vietnam are as follows:1. Vietnam lifted its 22-day social distancing directive on April 23. However, the government advises all citizens and foreigners to wash hands regularly, and maintain an interpersonal distance of at least one metre. Gatherings of more than 20 people are banned, and masks must be worn when out in public.2. Festivals, religious ceremonies, and sporting events are still suspended across the country. Facilities such as bars, beauty salons, and massage parlours remain closed until further notice. Most trades and services including hotels are allowed to resume. 3. Flights, public transportation, inter-provincial transportation, monuments, tourism attractions, and government offices have reopened with safety measures in place.4. Entry restrictions remain with only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers allowed to enter the country at this time. All persons entering Vietnam must undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival.5. Travellers remaining in Vietnam may call the 'Vietnam Tourism Helpline' for assistance. Please dial (+84) 378 173371 for guidance on visas, accommodation, taxis, food delivery, nearby hospitals, or the embassy or consulate details.6. Several of festivals and events in Vietnam have been cancelled or postponed in alignment with the government’s directive to avoid public gatherings:- Huế Festival 2020 - Postponed to August 28, 2020- F1 Vietnam Grand Prix - Postponed- Da Lat Sufferfest - Postponed - Quang Binh Marathon - Postponed - Techcombank Ha Noi Marathon - Postponed - Sunrise Sprint - Postponed to May 3, 2020- Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2020 - Cancelled- Da Lat Ultra Trail 2020 - Postponed to June 19-21, 20207. Health and safety precautions for travellersTravellers in Vietnam are encouraged to take sensible precautions against COVID-19 during their trips.The World Health Organization outlines these basic practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:Avoid travelling if you have a fever and cough. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, alert health care services and share with them your recent travel history.Maintain social distancing. Stay a meter or more away from others, especially those who are sneezing or coughing, or have a fever. Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water. You can also use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer to spray your hands as often as you like.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of dirty tissues immediately and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing. Avoid contact with live animals. Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch live animals or animal products in markets.Eat only well-cooked food. Make sure your meals especially animal proteins and dairy products are thoroughly cooked and prepared in a sanitary environment. Discard single-use masks. If you choose to wear a single-use mask, ensure it covers your nose and mouth, avoid touching the mask, and wash your hands after removing it."Any travellers experiencing symptoms of the virus — fever, cough, and difficulty breathing — should immediately call Vietnam’s health hotline: 19003228."
Vietnam remains a safe tourist destination
Vietnamese tourism officials have stressed that the nation has the new coronavirus epidemic under control and it is a safe travel destination.In a letter sent to foreign partners in multiple languages on 12 Feb, Nguyen Trung Khanh, director of the Vietnam National Tourism Administration (VNAT), has affirmed that the country’s tourism sector has been actively responding to the Covid-19 epidemic."Since the outbreak of the disease last December in China and the Vietnamese government declared it an epidemic on February 1, Vietnam has controlled the epidemic well. The treatment and prevention measures have been effective, so there is no spread of Covid-19 in the community," the letter says.Of 16 people infected with the virus so far, all 16 have been discharged from the hospital.Ho Chi Minh City - VietnamThe letter says the administration has cooperated with localities and travel agencies to take urgent measures to prevent and minimize the risk of infection and ensure safety for tourists. Tourist attractions have been sanitized, and face masks and brochures on preventing any infection are being handed out to visitors.Vietnam’s tourism sector constantly prioritizes the safety of international tourists, it notes, adding that tourist attractions, historical sites and restaurants remain open to serve them.*from Vnexpress
Top hiking spots near Hanoi, Vietnam
Pick the best sights and create your daily travel itinerary, an overview of the most amazing tourist attractions near Hanoi, Vietnam.Ham Lon mountainThe Ham Lon (Pig Jaw) is a mount in the range of Doc Ton in Soc Son District, Hanoi. This is a quite familiar place to young people, particularly those who are intending to conquer the Fansipan – the highest mountain in Indochina.Located only 40km from Hanoi towards North Thang Long – Noi Bai expressway, so it is not too hard to go here, just taking approximately one hour. You can start immediately climbing Ham Lon Mount or visit the Nui Bau Lake first. Nui Bau Lake is a lake located at the foot of the mountain, amid the hills of green pine and acacia trees.There are two paths up to the mountain. The first path is a fairly flat trail, easy to go and does not have many bushes. To reach the peak, it will take you only two or two and a half hour. The second route is along streams, which suits those who like adventure and discovery. Near the top of the mountain is a fairly flat area. After conquering the height of 462m of Ham Lon, visitors can return to this flat area for camping and resting to prepare for leaving the mountain or waiting for sunset or sunrise.Ba Vi National ParkBa Vi National Park is one of Vietnam’s most famous areas of outstanding natural beauty, and is centered around a three-peaked mountain jutting steeply out of the landscape. The national park offers a great escape from the city with cool fresh mountain air in a mystical atmospheric backdrop of clouds, jungle and tropical rainforest.The three mountain summits are Dinh Vua which is the highest at 1,296m, Tan Vien which is 1,226m and Ngoc Hoa the smallest at 1,131m. Together they form a three humped crest which is often obscured by clouds at the highest point due to the varied climate at the park. There are also superb tropical forest views and vistas all the way to Hanoi to be enjoyed from this peak. The fast-flowing Da River is located on one side of the national park.Originally created as a hill station during the French Colonial era, Ba Vi National Park has always been an excellent source of medicinal plants for the Dao ethnic group. Walking and hiking opportunities are popular in this area of lush tropical foliage with plenty of forest trails and mountain slopes. It takes about 30 minutes of hard climb to make it to the temple but you are additionally well rewarded with panoramic views of the Red River Valley and beyond.Thien Son Mountain – Nga RiverLocated in the east of Ba Vi Mountain Range in Ha Tay District in Hanoi, Thien Son – Suoi Nga (Son Mountain – Nga River) is famous for splendid sceneries with silver-carpet-like waterfalls and misty, dense forests on the mountain slopes.One hour’s drive from Hanoi, the site is currently the weekend rendezvous for many Hanoians and tourists. It is said to be an ideal tourist destination for this summer. Thien Son – Suoi Nga, tucked in the protection belt of Ba Vi National Park, is divided into three areas, with each area about two kilometers apart from the others.Villas on the mountain slopes are said to be good accommodation to live among the wildlife. There are also some restaurants to provide wild specialties to trekkers. The next area, Trung Son, is considered to be the playground for people of all ages. Tramping along winding paths around lakes and on stone paths in the shades of seasoned green trees are nice experiences to escape the scorching heat of the summer in the city.The highlight of the area that tourists should not miss is the 100-meters-high Cong Troi Waterfall. Around the area scattered some guest houses nestled under dense groves that tourists can take a rest and enjoy the fresh air in the forest. The last area is Ngoan Son with a panoramic view of Ba Vi Mountain. Shaded winding paths and bridges reflect themselves in the lake surface, decorating the surrounding area. The lakes there also attract many fishing lovers.Tam Dao TownLocated 90km from Hanoi, Tam Dao tourist area in Tam Dao Town, Vinh Phuc Province, is an ideal getaway for tourists to. In summer, people rush to Tam Dao which is considered the Dalat of the North with its fresh cool air, mist and romantic scenery.At an altitude of over 1,000m, Tam Dao was once home to over 200 French villas, a collection of hotels and restaurants, a swimming pool and even a dance auditorium all coming together to form northern Vietnam’s first hill station and health spa. The area offers some easy hiking in and around its tree-covered summit, and while some of the trails tend to see more goats than backpack-wielding tourists, the hill station is popular with Vietnamese tourists.Tam Dao – a familiar name to Hanoi people and also the wonderful address for people who love for tourism. This is the suitable place for Hanoi people to find a near destination which can help them run away from the hot weather of the summer.Young people in groups have a different interest, they can take a long walk through the forest, discover nature with so much strange things as well as the fauna and flora in the forest. Go there with your friends and Tam Dao is really the ideal destination for you at the weekends.Cuc Phuong National ParkLocated about 100 km South of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong is the first and one of the most impressive national parks in Vietnam. The primary rainforest is coated with layers of fauna and flora, caves and hot springs. Trees that have lived for the millennium are not rare, and it is striking how they survived the numerous battles that Vietnam has gone through.At the rear entrance gate to the park, there is a center for preserving endangered species sponsored by a German development agency. Within the forest itself, bird-watching is a popular activity and as you walk or bike the trail, it is possible to catch sight of many reptiles or animals.At the entrance gate, there is an information center where you can obtain a map of the trails. There are also restaurants, souvenir shops, and a mini hotel at affordable rates ($10 per room). You might also consider renting a bike from the information center instead of taking the car option. As you approach the park, there is another accommodation facility with more authentic natural feel. Staying the stilt house is a memorable experience but not recommendable for those who do not tolerate mosquitoes and biting insects.Source: Internet
Retro Saigon: the most antique coffee shops
Among the hustle and bustle of city life, take a moment to stay away from the pressure of modern life, or simply recall your childhood? Then the retro style cafes listed right here will bring you back to the past, to the places that blend classic and modern styles.81 Café81 CaféComing to 81 Café, you can feel that everything seems friendly like the house you grew up in the past because it has many items associated with the “old days”. 81 Café tells you beautiful stories about childhood memories. Moreover, it is the perfect spot to enjoy the refreshing drinks like lemon juice, soda, coffee milk, and others at the average price fluctuating from VND 10,000 to VND 35,000.Don’t forget to head towards the deep well that are surrounded by trees and go up to the wooden mezzanine which was used for the living room of ancient house. If you are the one who loves to enjoy the idyllic space, old songs or some lovely cats, you should not ignore this place.Add: 216B Nguyen Van Nguyen street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, HCMCMockingbird CaféMockingbird CaféCool, hip, and hidden Mocking Bird is what all independent cafes should be. Up four flights of dark, dank concrete stairs in a run-down apartment block that looks like it is slated for demolition in downtown Saigon’s financial district.With flowery, hippy dresses on coat-hangers, concrete walls decorated with chalk and paper murals, wooden tables and chairs on cold tiled floors, naked light-bulbs hanging from the ceiling, and a few brooding fashion snaps plastered here and there, it feels like entering the dorm of a creative student from 1960s Britain, or being backstage at a small-scale but exclusive fashion show. It has the cosy intimacy of a study, and the space is just about chaotic enough to feel ‘lived in’.Add: Floor 4, 14 Ton That Dam street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, HCMCUt Lanh CoffeeUt Lanh CoffeeSaigon rarely has a quiet place like Ut Lanh Coffee. Unlike other retro coffee shops that have been modeled or reconstructed to look old-fashioned, Ut Lanh is an old house which has existed for over 100 years. A small antique house with a wooden bed, some tables and chairs, a mezzanine and an old desk may recall your childhood.The various menu includes simple beverages and lots of snacks at the average cost fluctuating from VND 30,000 to VND 50,000.Add: No37, Lane 283 Pham Ngu Lao street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, HCMCSaigon 80s CaféSaigon 80s CaféThis café is a perfect introduction to Saigon fashion in the 1980s. Having wooden furniture, oil lamp, old type writer, and ancient “ao dai”, Saigon 80s may bring you into an ancient and close space.This café serves various types of Saigon cuisine like meatball sandwich, sunny side up, iced coffee blend with milk at the average cost is VND 49,000. The corners of windows that are surrounded by trees and stylish signposts will be ideal background for you to have the most beautiful photos.Add: 373, No5, Lane 65 Ly Thuong Kiet street, Ward 9, Tan Binh District, HCMCVung Oi, Mo Ra CaféVung Oi, Mo Ra CaféAnother of Saigon’s well-hidden cafes Vung Oi, Mo Ra is on the first floor of an old, decaying French villa on a street known for its many cafes near the city centre. Accessed off a dead-end alleyway, through a street-kitchen and up a narrow staircase, this is a very private, cosy café not far from District 1.There is plenty of seating on cushioned chairs and the coffee here is chocolatey, rich and smooth (35,000VNĐ/$1.50). During the daytime, when the cafe is quiet, you are free to pick up any of the instruments and have a go.Add: 17 Ngo Thoi Nhiem street, Ward 6, District 3, HCMCNgay Xua Ay CaféNgay Xua Ay CaféFar from the city centre, Ngay xua ay Café is worth the effort it takes to get here. Down a narrow alleyway off one of the burgeoning roads behind the airport in Go Vap District, this trinket-filled coffee shop is a tribute to yesteryear.Whether it be Asia or Europe, this café focuses firmly on the past. The pretty, gated entrance leads into a tight, leafy courtyard dotted with stone mandarins, potted plants, clumps of bamboo and twittering caged birds hanging from branches.Add: No5, Lane 525 Quang Trung street, Ward 10, Go Vap District, HCMCSource Hiasia
24 hours in Vung Tau city
Located near Saigon, Vung Tau is seen as a paradise with blue sea and white sand to many people, especially, for holiday and picnic. A day trip to Vung Tau is probably the best and the quickest way if you want a few hours to escape from the noisy city.Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda (Platform of Shakyamuni Buddha)Thich Ca Phat Dai pagodaA large pagoda located on the slopes of Big mountain in Vung Tau city. The beauty of the pagoda is the artful combination between religious architecture and natural landscape. The remarkable points in this pagoda are the 19-meter-high Bat Giac tower and the meditating Shakyamuni Buddha statue on a lotus sculpture built halfway up the mountain which visitors can see from afar.Jesus Christ StatueJesus Christ StatueThis statue of Jesus which height is 32 meters may be considered as a small version of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mount Nho was closed for its construction in 1974 and the statue was completed in 1993. The statue itself is not a masterpiece. However, with good positioning, the architects did a good job making a charming point of interest. Inside the sculpture, there are 133 steps which lead you to the balconies on statue’s shoulders. From there, you can observe the whole Vung Tau city.Bach Dinh (White Palace)Bach DinhBach Dinh, or the White Palace of Vung Tau City, is located at 4 Tran Phu Street, on the slop of Big Mountain. Standing 50 meters above the sea level, White Palace has its French name, La Villa Blanche. Tracing back to the year of 1898, it was considered as a summer holiday villa of French Governor General Paul Doumer. This palace was named after his lovely daughter.Standing in front of the building, you would fall in love with its antique and glamorous structure since the outside walls were decorated with beading and the Hellenic statues. Porcelain enamel colors are the main raw materials, making you feel fresh and peaceful.Vung Tau LighthouseVung Tau LighthouseAfter follow the tunnel built in a 2-floor house where the lighthouse watchmen live, you will reach the top of the lighthouse. From that position, you can see the whole view of Vung Tau city, the crescent shaped beaches, green Minh Dam mountain. Or just look down, a “forest” of flowers is blooming, making the entire lighthouse more unique. Besides, Vung Tau is also famous for its local foods, which you should try after a long day.Banh Khot Vung Tau (Vietnamese Mini Pancake)Banh Khot Vung TauIt is not an exaggeration when saying that some people travel to Vung Tau with the sole intention of eating Banh Khot. This dish is absolutely legendary and no better version can be found outside of this city. If you ever tasted banh xeo in Saigon and fell in love with it, wait till you try the Banh Khot in Vung Tau.Banh Bong Lan Trung MuoiBanh Bong Lan Trung MuoiThe original version of Banh Bong Lan Trung Muoi just included the ingredients of sponge cake and salty egg yolk. Nowadays, to please the customers and give you more choices, cheese and rousong are added as topping. Every bite you take is a combination of sweetness, saltiness and greasiness. This cake is a perfect Vung Tau gift for yourself or your family and friends.Fresh SeafoodFresh SeafoodYou should not leave Vung Tau without trying any of the fresh seafood available in this city. You can easily find many kinds of seafood such as crab, snails, shrimp, blood clam, amberjack fish and so on. The fish and other kinds of seafood come directly from the sea every day in the afternoon so it is absolutely fresh.Source Hiasia
Visit Borneo's best islands in Malaysia
Malaysian Borneo, or Sabah, can be defined as a tropical wonderland with dense virgin rainforest, vast biodiversity and hundreds of nearby islands. Check out the following top five islands in Sabah for world-class diving, snorkelling and to see a mysterious mud volcano.Tunku Abdul Rahman National ParkEstablished in 1974, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park consists of five islands in Sabah off the coast of Kota Kinabalu. Regular ferries and shuttles take visitors to each of the islands from Jesselton Point. Gaya, the largest, sits closest with steep forests, mangroves, hidden bays and a floating village. Hiking and bird watching are favourite activities. A short distance to the southwest is Sapi Island separated from Gaya by a shallow channel. Visitors can enjoy some of Sabah’s best beaches, snorkelling, diving and occasionally spot sea turtles. Manukan, the second largest and most popular, boasts a developed tourist infrastructure including chalets and the option to take part in water sports. Mamutik, the smallest and least visited, and Sulug, the furthest, will intrigue the adventurous.Pulau TigaPulau Tiga, the youngest island in Sabah, formed after a volcanic eruption in 1897. After featuring on TV reality show Survivor, Pulau Tiga, with its dense rainforest and mud volcano, gains in popularity as a tourist destination. Today, visitors can stay overnight at the Pulau Tiga Resort and enjoy the therapeutic mud volcano spa. Getting to the island can be challenging. First, tourists need to reach Kuala Penyu just over 100 kilometres (62 miles) southwest of Kota Kinabalu before taking a boat to the island. Or, just join a guided tour.MantananiThe small archipelago of the Mantanani Islands to the northwest of Kota Belud, a small town approximately one hour from Kota Kinabalu, features some of Sabah’s best diving locations. More than 20 diving spots around the islands include virgin and unexplored areas as well as three shipwrecks. Several species of stingrays, seahorses, large schools of fish and the occasional dugong (sea cow) live off the coast. Other activities on these relatively unexplored islands in Sabah range from sea kayaking, relaxing on pristine beaches, sunset cruises and island-hopping between Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Kecil and Mantanani Lungisan.Layang LayangLayang Layang, or Swallow Reef, might not feature on a list of islands in Sabah for external beauty. The former military base in the South China Sea’s disputed Spratly Islands offers little in the way of aesthetics. But the real beauty lies in the water. Not only is Layang Layang 300 kilometres (186 miles) from Kota Kinabalu in unspoilt water but the area has a refreshing lack of fishing and commercialisation. A total of 12 dive sights and a 20-metre lagoon with beds of coral housing a variety of marine life. Lucky divers might see pigmy seahorses, manta rays, and barracuda along with whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins and hammerhead sharks.SipadanAn hour from Semporna by boat off the eastern coast of Sabah lies a small island called Sipadan. Sipadan, a limestone pinnacle, claims some of the best diving spots in the world. Protected since 2002, the island lacks accommodation and tourist facilities giving it an unspoilt appearance. Certified divers can join a day tour, which visits several unexplored areas. Expect to see vast swarms of barracuda and turtles among many other types of marine life. Because of its protected status, only 120 diving permits are issued each day. Non-divers can visit and snorkel through the coral reef.Source: Internet
The best festivals you should not miss in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is an exhilarating, cheerful metropolis that boasts of being the biggest economic center in Vietnam. It is also very famous for its cuisine, especially its Pho.Located on the banks of river Saigon, this city is home to a variety of festivals and cultures, and comprises of people from various ethnicities. And while the city is known for its historical buildings as well as museums, it is the festivals in Ho Chi Minh City that really attract the tourists.Ba Thien Hau Pagoda: 23rd day of March (Lunar Calendar)Ba Thien Hau PagodaThis festival celebrates the birth anniversary of Thien Hau, a deity of the Chinese. Ba Thien Hau Pagoda is an ancient Chinese temple dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea. Many Chinese make two effigies Ong Thien and Ong Ac, which means a good god and a bad god, respectively. These effigies are burnt down as offerings at the end of the festival.Tet Doan Ngo (Mid-Year Festival): 5th day of May (Lunar Calendar)Tet Doan Ngo (Mid-Year Festival)Also known as the worm-killing festival, this is when almost all the farmers begin killing worms on their fields. After the lunar New Year, everyone in Vietnam works really hard until the Tet Doan Ngo. This festival provides people with a much-needed break as they indulge in parties as well as offer various delicacies to their ancestors.Tet (Lunar New Year): First Three Days of January (Lunar Calendar)Tet (Lunar New Year)Tet is an important and one of the most popular festivals in Vietnam. The thought behind celebrating this festival is to begin the year on a good note, with all your loved ones by your side. People return back to their hometowns to be with their families. During Tet, you can see a floating flower market in the city. Also, make sure to stop by Dam Sen during Tet.Book Reading Festival: MarchBook Reading FestivalOne of the most interesting Ho Chi Minh festivals 2020 is the Book Reading Festival. A festival for those who love the smell of books, who lose themselves while reading and for all the bibliophiles, readers and book lovers, this festival is held in the city in March every year! For two weeks bookstores put out an exhibition of Vietnamese and English language books in a park setting.Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival): 15th day of August (Lunar Calendar)Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival)Coming to the world famous Lantern festival in Ho Chi Minh which is a sight to behold! Well, this beautiful festival features children all over buying, or even making lanterns for themselves. They can also be seen indulging in activities like lion dances or even setting up food booths selling fruits, sweets, etc. The idea behind this festival is to bring an animal or person down from the moon. Hence, the children lighting lanterns acts as an enlightened path for the animal or person coming down.Southern Fruit Festival: JulySouthern Fruit FestivalThe Southern Fruit Festival is one of the most vibrant and colourful festivals in Ho Chi Minh City. The festival takes place in Suoi Tien Park every year in July and can be best described as an exhibition of different species of fruits that are grown in various parts of Vietnam, most of which are unique to Southern Vietnam. The colors, shapes and tastes of these fruits are distinct and unmatched!Source Traveltriangle