This still from the security camera shows Mark Zuckerberg (first, left) visiting a Verty luxury mobile phone shop in Hanoi on Thursday.
A representative of Facebook in Vietnam today confirmed that the company CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan are in Hanoi for Christmas holiday, the VietnamNet news website has reported.
The report quoted Huynh Kim Tuoc, Growth Manager of Facebook in Vietnam, as saying that the company has confirmed that "Zuckerberg has arrived in Hanoi on December 12."
His trip is "personal and not related whatsoever to his work at Facebook," the report quoted Tuoc as saying.
Local news media on Friday quoted witnesses as saying they saw Zuckerberg and Chan on Thursday visiting the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, which is better known as the Hanoi Hilton prison where American prisoners of war were held during the Vietnam War.
According to comScore, Vietnam is a one of only seven markets where Facebook does not have the largest audience in the category. The other markets are Brazil, China, Japan, Poland, Russia and South Korea.
Zuckerberg and Chan also made a surprise trip to China and Thailand for last year's Christmas holiday.
The Facebook page of Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg's girlfriend, shows her check-in location is Hanoi.