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Events and festivals in Vietnam in December 2016

It’s nearly the end of the year (both solar and lunar calendar) when various events and festivals to take place along the country. You all are welcome to join.

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Before going further with the list of events and festivals to be held in Vietnam in this December, we highly recommend you apply for Vietnam visa if required before you go to avoid you forget it, resulting in high cost at last minutes.

Here are brief information of such events and festivals, covering their name, location and time.

Time

Event

Location

6-7 DecemberFinal of Golden Spoon Contest 2015Ho Chi Minh City
24 DecemberClosing ceremony of Visit Viet Nam Year 2016 – Kien Giang; the flag handover to Lao Cai Province for Visit Viet Nam Year 2017Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province

Time

Event

Location

4 December (the 6th day of the eleventh lunar month)Phung Cau FestivalPhung Cau Hamlet, Thieu Thanh Commune, Thieu Hoa District, Thanh Hoa Province
5 December (the 7th day of the eleventh lunar month)Minh Hai Ancestor Worshipping FestivalChuc Thanh Pagoda, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province
6 December (the 8th day of the eleventh lunar month)Canh Bau Pagoda FestivalCanh Bau Pagoda, Dai Lam Commune, Lang Giang District, Bac Giang Province
9 December (the 11th day of the eleventh lunar month)An Lu Temple FestivalAn Lu Commune, Thuy Nguyen District, Hai Phong City
13 December (the 15th day of the eleventh lunar month)Phuong Bong Communal House FestivalNam Dinh City, Nam Dinh Province
14 December (the 16th day of the eleventh lunar month)Duong Phuc FestivalKim Dong District, Hung Yen Province
15 December (the 17th day of the eleventh lunar month)Kim Dang Temple FestivalKim Dang Hamlet, Lam Son Ward, Hung Yen City, Hung Yen Province
16 December (the 18th day of the eleventh lunar month)Trung Do Worshiping FestivalNgoc Phan Village, Thanh Oai District, Ha Noi
18 December (the 20th day of the eleventh lunar month)Giai Temple FestivalTien Lang District, Hai Phong City
23 December (the 25th day of the eleventh lunar month)Van Le FestivalTho Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province
26 December (the 28th day of the eleventh lunar month)Trang Temple – Nguyen Binh Khiem FestivalTrung Am Hamlet, Ly Hoc Commune, Vinh Bao District, Hai Phong City
29 December (the 1st day of the twelfth lunar month)An Xa Village FestivalAn Xa Village, Toan Thang Commune, Kim Dong District, Hung Yen Province

Should you need any further information, please feel free to let us know.

 

Vietnam Visa for UK Passport Holders in Singapore until June 2017

Vietnam visa for Uk citizens in SingaporeAs reported, all UK passport holders who are planning a trip to Vietnam for less than 15 days do not need a visa. This policy is valid until June 30, 2017. Otherwise, they should apply for Vietnam visa. And like Vietnam visa for Singaporean citizens, a Vietnam visa for UK passport holders in Singapore can be obtained in either of the two following ways.

  1. Apply via Vietnam Embassy in Singapore;
  2. Apply for Vietnam visa on arrival;

How to obtain Vietnam visa in Vietnam Embassy in Singapore

  • Step 1: Download the Vietnam visa application form at website of Vietnam embassy in Singapore, fill it out, attach it with photo
  • Step 2: Travel to the embassy, submit visa application, original passport and other documents as required by the embassy.
  • Step 3: Pay for visa fee.
  • Step 4: Travel back home and wait for visa application processed by the embassy.
  • Step 5: Travel back to the embassy to pick up full visa for Vietnam.

Here are contact details of Vietnam embassy in Singapore:

  • Address: 10 Leedon Park St., SINGAPORE 267887
  • Phone: (65) 64625994
  • Fax: (65) 6462 5936
  • Email:[email protected]

How to obtain Vietnam visa on arrival?

Get Vietnam visa Cheap and Easy

  • Follow there simple steps in the Online Application Form, fill in the secured form, make payment for service fee
  • Wait for 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) to get your Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department via email
  • Print the approval letter out together with an entry and exit form (also attached in the email). Fill in the entry and exit form in advance (to save time at the arrival airport) and prepare 01 passport-sized photo
  • Bring visa approval letter, photo, filled Entry and Exit form and required amount of money for stamping fee (USD is recommended) with you to get on your flights
  • Get your visa stamped at Vietnam airport checking point by showing all prepared to the in-charge officer.

Both these ways of visa application provide you with a valid visa, so using which way is your choice.

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Top 5 destinations for President Obama in Vietnam

The New York Times has recently released top five attractions that President Barack Obama should see during his first time in Vietnam. The following destinations are good recommendations for President Obama, apart from others that have plenty to offer tourists, including picturesque port cities, temples and historic sites.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is an attractive destination which comprises more than 1,600 limestone islands and islets scattering around emerald green water. It is a UNESCO world natural heritage site and one of the must-see attractions of any trip in Vietnam. The beauty of Halong Bay is said to be amazing with full of limestone caves and grottoes, together with some popular floating villages where you can visit to observed how locals make their livelihoods from the water.

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The best way to explore the beauty of the bay as well as to touch the nature inside Halong is taking an overnight Halong bay tourand cruise and joining some adventurous activities including rock climbing and kayaking.

Vietnam Discovery Travel would like to offer tourists a wide range of tour in Halong Bay, which can be customized or tailor-made to satisfy all your needs. Some popular tours in Halong can be found at: http://vietnamdiscovery.com/destination/halong-bay-8 .

The Temple of Literature (Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam)

After a 30-minute drive from the Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tourists will reach the Temple of Literature – Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam, a sprawling complex of the ancient Hanoi capital. Built in 1070, it is not only one of several temples in Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars; but also the first university of Vietnam.

Tourists to the Temple of Literature can live in a peaceful place with courtyards, green lawns and a pond. In addition, the temple is highlighted by the names of more than a thousand scholars inscribed on tombstones. Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam is both a worthwhile stop-over in any popular Hanoi city tour and a “should come” place for students coming to pray for luck before their exams.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Lying entirely in a tropical jungle, which is easy to reach after a 2.5-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi tunnels was used to be the place witnessing several military campaigns during the Vietnam War and also be the shelters of Viet Cong soldiers. Especially for those who are fancy of Vietnamese history, the best way to see and learn about it is to book in advance a half-day Cu Chi tunnels tour with local guide who can give you introduction on the structure of the tunnel system and how Vietnamese soldiers used them during the war.

Hoi An Ancient Town

It’s no doubt that spending at least a day tour in Hoi An is a worthwhile experience for any tourist during their Vietnam journey. Being a UNESCO’s cultural world heritage site belonging to the central coast of Vietnam, the ancient town of Hoi An has been incredibly well-preserved as it was used to be the Southeast Asian trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries. The best way to discover the small but charming town is strolling around the town and along the Thu Bon River for sightseeing the historic ancient houses.

Hanoi’s French Quarter

Spending an afternoon exploring the Hanoi’s French Quarter is another recommendation for President Obama to visit during his time in Vietnam. Coming there, you will be excited not only by the architecture dated from the time when the French colonized the city, but also by the vibrant and bustling scene of the streets.

Tourists are able to see neon light displays, vendors hawking local goods such as lanterns and slippers, as well as to enjoy a bowl of Pho – the Vietnamese traditional noodle soup – and a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street stall inside the French Quarter. Taking a tuk-tuk or three-wheeled scooter ride to explore this area is a good choice before stopping for drinking a cup of coffee and watching locals lives their daily lives.

(Source: http://vietnamdiscovery.com/blog/top-5-destinations-for-president-obama-in-vietnam-d259)

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Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport named among the best 100 worldwide

Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi – one of international airports in Vietnam where travelers can pick up their Vietnam visa on arrival – has been recently honorably listed among the best 100 airports in the world in 2015.Noi Bai international airport among the best in 2015 - Vietnam visa on arrival

This list has been recently released by the UK-based Skytrax, a firm which runs an airline and airport ranking website based on reviews from travelers. In this list, Noi Bai airport of Vietnam is evaluated as the world’s most improved airport as in 2014 list, it was deemed among Asia’s worst by Sleeping in Airports.

Singapore’s Changi Airport continues to taking the top spot in this year list.

In late 2014, Noi Bai unveiled a new US$900 million terminal, nearly doubling its original capacity. This improvement, among others, helped Noi Bai wind up in the ranking.

While there are still some issues at the capital’s airport, Noi Bai has come a long way in a short time. Well done, Hanoi

Applying for Vietnam visa on arrival

Vietnam Visa on Arrival for Canadian Citizens in Singapore

If you are Canadian citizen currently residing in Singapore and you don’t know how to get Vietnam visa, please don’t worry. As reported by Vietnamvisa.sg, any Canadian citizens may have two options to obtain a visa for Vietnam regardless of where they are.

1. Firstly, going directly to Vietnam Embassies in Singapore to apply for a visa and after 3 to 5 working days, you will get a visa on hand.

2. Secondly, applying for Vietnam visa on arrival with few steps if you travel to the country by air:

  • Access to booking form at Vietnam visa on arrival website
  • Fill your detail information about application form
  • Make a payment for service fee
  • Get approval letter via email within 2 working days at maximum, prepare needed documents and stamp visa Vietnam at Vietnam Immigration Counters of Vietnam International Airports.

This second option may save you a lot of time. But please note when using Vietnam Visa on arrival:

  • Your passports have at least 6 months validity
  • Your will enter via any of Vietnam International airports
  • Check carefully your information after receiving approval letter at once via email

With further information related to Vietnam visa on arrival, please contact and send us via [email protected]

Important notice for Vietnam visa application

Apply Vietnam Visa Before Tet Holiday

Dear our Valued Clients,

Thank you for your trust in our service over the last years.

Please be advised that the Vietnam Immigration Department will be closed for Tet holiday (New Year Holiday) from February 6 to February 14, 2016. Though we are still accepting new requests, approval letter can not be issued during that time. All orders to us will be processed when the Immigration office is open again, from February 15, 2016. If you intend to visit Vietnam during this time, kindly apply for the visa as soon as possible to avoid the trip delay.

Notes: The visa desk at Vietnam airport is still open, 24/7 to welcome travelers and process Vietnam visa.

For any emergency cases, please feel free to call us at +84.946.583.583.

With best regards,
Vietnamvisa.sg

Dalat among places to go in 2016 - Vietnam visa application

Da Lat among 52 places to go in 2016

If you are finding a place for your holiday in 2016 and find it hard to make your own decision, the list of 52 placed to go in 2016 compiled by the New York Times is maybe of some help. The list recently released by the famous US-based newspaper includes Da Lat city of Vietnam – a beautiful country in Southeast Asia. If you want to visit the country in 2016, please remember to check your Vietnam visa requirement to make sure the very first thing of entry into Vietnam goes smooth.

Dalat among places to go in 2016 - Vietnam Visa

The charming Da lat, which has been called Vietnam’s Little Paris for long long time, is famous for pine forests, locally grown avocados, and artichoke tea.

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According to New York Times, “The south-central-highlands town, a former French-colonial hill station with eternal spring weather, is an agricultural El Dorado, growing asparagus, strawberries, coffee, artichokes, roses and more”.

Dalat among places to go in 2016 - Vietnam visa application

Also said by the website, “Dalat has built a reputation for outdoor activities, golf, white-water rafting, mountain biking, canyoning and splashing under the roaring Elephant Falls or terraced Pongour Falls. So have overseas visitors — debut charter flights from China, South Korea, and Thailand arrived in 2015, with direct Singapore flights under discussion — drawn by the promise of a refreshingly different Vietnam experience”.

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It said Da Lat is a cool alternative to the usual steamy Vietnam.

Dalat among places to go in 2016 - Vietnam visa on arrival

Rounding in the list are Mexico city (Mexico), Bordeaux (France), Mozambique, Toronto (Canada), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Skane (Sweden), Viñales (Cuba), etc.

“Discover Vietnam” photo exhibition opens

Those who do not have enough time to discover the whole Vietnam shall have a great chance to discover Vietnam via its great photos exhibited in the a photo exhibition themed “Discover Vietnam” opened in Hanoi on January 6 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST). The exhibition features 100 best items selected from a competition launched in August 2015. If you want are in your country and wish to visit Vietnam to join the exhibition, please check Vietnam visa requirement and apply for one if required to make sure everything goes smooth right from your first step in Vietnam.

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Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of MoCST and head of the competition’s steering committee Vuong Duy Bien said the photo contest and the subsequent exhibition were among activities to carry out the 2015 national tourism promotion project.

The events aimed at introducing the beauty of Viet Nam’s landscapes, traditional culture, and people to international friends.

After two months, the contest received over 4,200 entries from more than 960 authors from in and outside the country.

At the exhibition, the organizing board presented one first prize, two second prizes, three third prizes and five consolation prizes. The first prize came to “Kham pha de bao ve ran san ho” (Discover to protect coral reef) by Pham Van Thanh from the central coastal province of Binh Thuan.

The photo show runs at No. 29 Hang Bai Street until January 13.

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Vietnam Visa for Indians staying in Singapore

Hi,

We are a group of 8 friends planning to go to Vietnam on 23rd  September. We want to find out how much the service charge for your website is, and is it in USD or SGD.

Regards,

Anusha

Dear Anusha,

Please be informed that the service fee for Vietnam visa not only depends on number of applicants in your group but also type of Vietnam visa you wish to apply. But one thing for sure that, with group of 8 travelers, you will get a very preferential price. It is in USD. And it is US $15.25/person for 1-month single entry visa, US $19.25/person for 1-month multiple entry visa and US $25.25/person for 3-month single entry visa.

To book Vietnam visa on arrival right, please click: https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html.

Should you need any further information, please feel free to let us know.

Kind regards,

Vietnamvisa.sg

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Vietnam named among 6 safe holiday destinations

The UK-based newspaper The Independent has recently released the list of six once-dangerous countries that are now safe for spending holidays, and it is great for Vietnam to have its name included in the list. And if you want to visit this country, please make sure you obtain a Vietnam visa before your departure if required as in case it is required and you don’t have one, your entry to Vietnam will be refused.

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Despite experiencing various wars for decades, Vietnam recently has experience strong development, stay out from war, and provide travelers with sense of safety when staying in the country.

And as suggested by The Independent, those who wish to learn more about the wars of Vietnamese and see how strong they are as well as how well they did to overcome such wars, the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh city is a good choice.