Vietnam Transportation

Vietnam Travel by rickshaw

Travelling Vietnam now is freaking easy and convenient. Tourists see a wide selection to go around Vietnam such as planes, public vehicles or private cars. Below is the basic transportation in brief that may be informative for you to your Vietnam vacation easier.

Getting to Vietnam
By flight
Vietnam is the destination that flights via a lot of countries in the area and in the world. Three international airports are set in three biggest cities including Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang; therein, Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport handle the most international flights in total.
Especially, traveling between nearby tourist countries like LaosCambodia (included in Indochina tour itineraries) or Myanmar get so simple and easy as they are well and fast connected with planes.Getting Vietnam by Air

By Bus
There is a bus route running from Nanning, China to Hanoi everyday that takes about eight hours.
Getting Around Vietnam

By Flight
Domestic airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, and Air Mekong offer inexpensive flights which are worth a glance when you think of coming around Vietnam. Lots of flights occur in a day that may help you save your minutes to relish more landscapes than burn the time on transferring.
Besides, international brands as Air Asia, Korean Air, Thai Airways, and China Airlines…are also available.

By Train

No hard to travel from China to Vietnam by train which migrates from Beijing every Monday and Friday and reaches in Hanoi on Wednesday and Sunday.
Railways may help save a little budget compared to planes, but it is definitely not for those who look for comfortable transportation. The stuffy atmosphere and sometimes stink might make you feel unpleased.
There is a railway running along Vietnam and pretty much stopping at many provinces including tourist cities as Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City…
However, its plus is that you can sit enjoying the view outside the window along the way.

Vietnam travel by train

By Taxi
Vietnamese taxi drivers rarely speak English well; consequently, they usually don’t understand your address you want. So, getting lost is a common thing. Bringing a map with you may help.

By Auto Rickshaw
Auto rickshaw is often liked by foreign tourists in city tours for a Vietnam slow real taste which provides them a closer view of small narrow like the ones in Hanoi Old Quarters.
There are also other familiar options like trishaw, bicycle, motorcycle, vespa, even ox-cart in some rural villages when visiting Mekong Delta attractions.Vietnam Travel by rickshaw

“Flex” Art Exhibition By Heather McClellan At Nguyen Art Gallery

PowerPoint PresentationOpening: Fri 17 Apr 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition: 18 – 26 Apr 2015

At Nguyen Art Gallery

From Heather McClellan:

Artist Heather McClellan requests your presence at “Flex”, her Vietnamese-inspired lacquer exhibition.

Heather McClellan received her formal training in graphics and illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art, one of the leading art and design schools in the United States. A lover of materials and methods, Heather’s work continually leads her to explore new techniques and continual learning at the feet of masters of new crafts. She works fluently in traditional media (ink, pencil, pastels, oils, and acrylics), but is also practiced in a diversity of methods (scratchboard, lithographs, ceramics, silk screens, lacquer, large murals, and mixed media). She regularly represents women as her subjects and draws her inspiration from a wide variety of cultures.


Artist statement:

Early in my career, my greatest struggle was in creating. I found that my passion for the human form and my God-given talents made it easy to illustrate, to show things “as they are”, but to me, this was disappointingly insufficient; art is so much more. It should evoke and stir others to passion. It should showcase imperfections and limitations. But most of all, it should be creative, meaning that it generates something new: an idea, a sentiment, a desire. I have found great satisfaction in experimenting across multiple techniques, perhaps because of the newness and my desire to explore, but more likely because of the imperfections they allow. Pencil and chalk are so precise that they leave little space for the beautiful accidents which manifest themselves in other media. As I force my technical skills into new and imperfect formats, I find it jarring, disrupting, exciting—and this excitement comes precisely because I don’t know what to expect. To me, this is creation.

Contact Heather:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+84) 0 1238 718 719

The exhibition is free entry.

Exhibition “Painting En Plein Air In America”

Opening: Sun 01 Mar 2015, 4 pm
Exhibition: 01 – 11 Mar 2015, 10 am – 6 pm
31 – 33 Hàng Đồng Str, Hanoi

From the organizer:

For the first time “En plein air” landscapes of America by a Vietnamese artist-on-a-bicycle will be exhibited in the ancient downtown of Hanoi.

Sixty-seven oil paintings by Trinh Lu, created between July and December of 2014 with his minimalist studio-on-a-bicycle and capturing the landscapes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be on display in a private hall at 31-33 Hang Dong Street which, to date, has been maintained as an auditorium exclusively for international Buddhist venerables and local congregations.

These paintings will be accompanied by the artist’s own stories of their creation told in a 170-page book titled “Painting en plein air– 2014 Diary” and just published by Phuong Nam Book and the Viet Nam Writers’ Association Publishing House.


Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art Group Show In Brussels Belgium

Exhibition: 05 – 09 Feb 2015, 11 am – 6 pm
Tour et Taxis exhibition hall, Brussels, Belgium

From the organizer:

The Vietnamese contemporary fine art exhibition, on display from 5 – 9 February at Tour et Taxis exhibition hall, Brussels, will feature works on paper and wood, in lacquer and watercolor, by contemporary Vietnamese artists all living and working in Hanoi.

Exhibiting artists: Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Phan Cam Thuong, Vu Thu Hien, Trinh Tuan, Dinh Hanh, Vu Duc Trung, Ninh Thi Den.

The oldest, Phung Pham, is 80 years of age and the youngest, Vu Duc Trung, is 33. Trinh Tuan, considered a master teacher as well as artist, is the third male lacquer artist in the show. Dinh Hanh has, over the past decade, achieved renown for his graceful and minimalist lacquer paintings of women.

The two women watercolor artists in the exhibition, Vu Thu Hien and Dinh Thi Tham Poong, are both 44 years of age and were in the same graduating class of the Fine Arts Academy in Hanoi, and work in watercolour on handmade paper. Ninh Thi Den works in collage and Phan Cam Thuong in mineral colors on handmade paper.

The juxtaposition of handmade do paper and traditional lacquer painting with contemporary artistic techniques bridges the temporal worlds of past and present, and spans the cultural divide of East and West. Stylistic elements of Impressionism, Expressionism, figurative art, Cubism and Fauvism intermingle with purely traditional Vietnamese themes of emotional experience and spiritual values as represented by the village, the buffalo, ancient dances.


Exhibition Of Ho Chi Minh’s Folios At Bookorm

From 04 to 28 February 2015, Bookworm is displaying plenty of Ho Chi Minh image by Vietnam artists from 1946 until 1974. In occasion, Vietnam celebrates the founding of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Hong Kong on February 3-7, 1930.Ho-Chi-Minh-1

The folios were printed in the early 1980ies and originally sold for 7.d 00.

The images, measuring 23.5 x 33cm, were reproduced on glossy paper that has yellowed with age.

The images are of Ho Chi Minh and are presented in the folio according to mediums used in the execution of the original works.Ho-Chi-Minh-17 Ho-Chi-Minh-2

The earliest work is a 1946 oil painting by To Ngoc Van

Collectors of Ho Chi Minh memorabilia are advised that only a limited number of complete folios are available

There are two sets of images that will be sold individually.

44 Châu Long, Hà Nội Now open every day 9am – 7pm
Tel: +84 (0) 4 37153711
[email protected]

Exhibition “Goat”

Opening: Sun 01 Feb 2015, 5 pm
Exhibition: 01 Feb – 01 Mar 2015
Flora Cafe

Exhibition Mui
Exhibition Mui

From the organizer:

You are invited to the group exhibition titled “Mùi” (Goat) to celebrate the 2015 Lunar New Year.

10 participating artists are recognized names who have had successful solo or group exhibitions before. They are Phuong Binh, Hoang Thi Phuong Lien, Nguyen Phan Bach, Pham Tran Quan, Tran Gia Tung, Tao Linh, Le Thiet Cuong, Le Dinh Nguyen, Do Dung, Trinh Tu.

In the romantic and delicate space of the Cafe, the artists will bring in a range of artworks with the theme of “Goat” made from different materials such as oil, do paper, pastel, torn paper, statue, etc.

Flora Cafe
713 Lac Long Quan, Tay Ho, Hanoi

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Exhibition “Once Upon A Time In Nam Định” In Hanoi

Opening: Sat 24 Jan 2015, 5.30 pm
Exhibition: 24 – 30 Jan 2015
Blue Gallery

From the organizer:

The entire life of the artist/ art educator Tran Trung Ky (1939 – 2014) has been a devotion to art and art education. He taught at art and culture school (formerly Ha Nam Ninh province and later Nam Dinh province). After his graduation from Vietnam College of fine arts major in Fine arts in 1975, because of his decent and quiet character as well his limited working area in Nam Dinh only so that besides from the students and very few friends. Not everyone has the opportunity to admire all of his works spanning from many periods from the 50s until now. Regardless of any period, material and expression language, the works of Tran Trung Ky always show a certain love and respect for the country, homeland as well as human beings through loving and simple gestures. Especially in the images of the old streets of the Southern citadel (Nam Dinh), portraits of people and landscapes in the rural area of Son Nam.Winter-Ha-Manh-Thang

From 1978 to 1984, both the works and the artist himself were traveling to international exhibition and residency in Germany and Bulgaria. He was the representative from the purely Vietnamese soul through the arts. His works were in the collection of Vietnam Fine Arts Museum as well.

At the moment, the artist/ teacher Tran Trung Ky had passed away. He is resilient to fight against the malignant cancer during the year 2014. Although in this first solo show we cannot showcase the entire works across 40 years of creation. But this is going to be a journey with distinctive works of art in many periods in order to reconstruct a portrait about the art life of special artist from the South citadel.

Read Ilza Burchett’s article on late artist Tran Trung Ky’s exhibition in Nam Dinh:
Transcendance: The Legacy of Artist and Art Teacher Tran Trung Ky (1939-2014)

Blue Gallery
28 Trang Tien, Hanoi

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Exhibition “Winter Hues” By Ha Manh Thang

Exhibition: 18 Jan – 28 Feb 2015, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Dong Phong Art GalleryWinter-Hues-Ha-Manh-Thang-invitation

From Dong Phong Art Gallery:

On the occasion of the New Year 2015, Dong Phong Art Gallery is pleased to present several new works entitled “Winter Hues” by artist Ha Manh Thang. He has recently created these paintings with inspiration from the cold northern winter in Hanoi. This is a unique opportunity for you to see his visions of landscapes and nature from the places where the artist lives and experiences.

Below is the artist’s thought on the paintings in “Winter Hues”:

“In every scene, I’m observing the colour gradients and the passage of time in nature. The four seasons of the year each have their seasonal segments corresponding to four hues. There are myriads of colours in each hue and endless meanings to each colour.
And there are many forms to each meaning.
Every form consists of hues; and hues contain all forms at every single moment… At the moment, I’m painting Winter Hues.”Winter-Ha-Manh-Thang

Ha Manh Thang (born in 1980) has a long history of cooperation with Dong Phong Gallery ever since he was a 4th year student in Hanoi Fine Art University. Since then, he has gained lots of success, and he is by now the most important young artist in Vietnam. He was also the first artist from Vietnam profiled in the Phaidon publication “Painting Today – 2009” alongside such acclaimed artists as Gerhard Richter, Neo Rauch and Peter Doig.
Dong Phong Art Gallery
03 Ly Dao Thanh Street
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Open everyday from 9.30 am to 6 pm
Email: [email protected]

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Exhibition “Impermanence”

Opening: Sun 18 Jan 2015, 4 pm
Exhibition: 18 – 22 Jan 2015, 9 am – 5 pm
Exhibition House 29 Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem, HanoiVu-Tuyen-Vo-thuong

From the organizer:

You are invited to the exhibition titled “Vô thường” (Impermanence) by painter Vu Tuyen, which features 51 different sized paintings expressing multiple emotional tones towards the lotus flowers.

Painter Vu Tuyen, born in 1977, has got several group and solo exhibitions in Hanoi at the exhibition halls of 45 Trang Tien and 16 Ngo Quyen.

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Exhibition “Art And Friendship” In Hanoi City

Opening: Mon 12 Jan 2015, 3 pm
Heritage SpaceNghe-thuat-ket-noi-tinh-ban

From the organizer:

You are invited to the painting and sculpture exhibition titled “Art and Friendship” by: students in “Art House” project at Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind Children in Hanoi, blind students from Hai Duong-based VPA Center and especially students from Toumelila Art School, Sweden. This exhibition marks the development of “Art Beyond the sight” project – initiated 8 years ago by Elizabeth Person, a Swedish social activist.

Two more events within the program:

– 13 Jan 2015, 8 am: Visit pottery villages Huong Canh, Bat Trang, Chu Dau where the training took place. Regarding to reporters, please contact Ms Ngoc Anh to register, tel 0982 678 471 ([email protected])
– 14 Jan 2015, 2 pm: The stories of teacher/artist/sculptor Dao Ngoc Huynh in his 8 years with visually impaired children.

Heritage Space
Dolphin Plaza, 17 Tran Binh, My Dinh, Ha Noi

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