Cơ hội cuối cùng cho Việt Nam – Du lịch bền vững

English: Vietnam’s last chance: Sustainable tourism

2017-10-09T050115Z_911570337_RC1EE87ABD80_RTRMADP_3_VIETNAM-ECONOMY-1-940x580 Xe máy trên đường phố Hanoi, Vietnam June 30, 2016. Source: Reuters/Kham

Ba mươi năm sau khi Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam ban hành chính sách “đổi mới”, mở cửa cho nền kinh tế quốc doanh và tập trung vào thị trường toàn cầu thì các chỉ số kinh tế của đất nước đã được cải thiện đáng kể. Theo số liệu của Ngân hàng Thế giới, GDP bình quân đầu người của Việt Nam đã tăng từ 437,13 USD năm 1986 lên 2,185.69 USD vào năm 2016. Tỷ lệ nghèo đói cũng giảm đáng kể, từ 60% năm 1993 xuống còn 14% năm 2016. Tuy nhiên người Việt Nam đang phải trả phí cho những tiến bộ kinh tế này bằng việc đánh đổi các nguồn tài nguyên thiên nhiên, các bờ biển rộng lớn của quốc gia đang phải chịu ảnh hưởng nặng nề. Continue reading “Cơ hội cuối cùng cho Việt Nam – Du lịch bền vững”

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Cycle tours promote country tourism

Last update 09:00 | 11/11/2017

Love cycling? Keen on travelling? Eager to learn about ethnic groups?

A 100km cycling tour through the northern province of Cao Bang may satisfy all these desires.

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Threshing: Tourists take part in the harvest.

The Centre for Rural Economic Development (CRED) recently held an experimental bike tour linking Quang Uyen and Trung Khanh districts in Cao Bang. Odf the 21 taking part, 18 were foreign professionals — and the rest Vietnamese.

“This is the first tour of the Viet Nam Responsible Tourism network in Cao Bang Province,” said Cao Dai Hung, manager of a project titled Improving the Livelihood of Ethnic Minorities through Community-Based Tourism. Continue reading “Cycle tours promote country tourism”

Tourism projects worth 2.7 billion USD launched in Quang Ninh

Last update 14:51 | 08/11/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – A series of projects worth a total 61 trillion VND (2.7 billion USD) will be built in the Van Don Special Administrative – Economic Unit, the northern province of Quang Ninh in 2018, according to Deputy Head of the management board of Quang Ninh economic zone Hoang Trung Kien.

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A graphic image of the Sonasea Dragon Bay project (Photo: cafef.vn)

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Tours offer glimpse of Hoi An countryside

Last update 09:00 | 07/11/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – On the tourist routes of central Viet Nam, Hoi An ancient town offers a change of pace from the normal hustle and bustle of cities. The small town boasts mossy old churches, temples and wooden houses dotted along small lanes shadowed with green and flowery climbing vines.

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Drifting: Riding a coracle is among the most popular activities.

While many visitors stroll the ancient town, enjoy local cuisine and purchase souvenirs, they may miss out on seeing life in the traquil villages in the area, where locals plant vegetables and fish. Thanks to a crop of local tour companies, tourists may participate in homestays to join villagers in their work. Continue reading “Tours offer glimpse of Hoi An countryside”

Hội An offers great art galleries

Update: November, 05/2017 – 09:00
Viet Nam NewsThe ancient town of Hội An showcases a convergence of antique traditional architectural styles. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and attracts legions of tourists every year. This romantic town’s beauty and history make it an inspiring destination for artists and art-lovers alike — and it’s just a 45-minute drive from the APEC events in Đà Nẵng.

Let’s take a look at some art galleries in town: Continue reading “Hội An offers great art galleries”

Experience diverse Asian cuisine at Saigon underground trade center

By Tuoi Tre News, November 4, 2017, 17:01 GMT+7

Experience diverse Asian cuisine at Saigon underground trade center
Diners enjoy different types of food at the Asiana Food Town, located in the underground Sense Market Shopping Center in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

An underground food court in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is featuring a variety of Asian cuisines, offering its visitor a truly unique culinary experience.

Asiana Food Town is situated within the Sense Market Shopping Center, located underneath 23/9 Park.The location is in the heart of the southern metropolis and within walking distance of popular tourist destinations such as Ben Thanh Market and the Bui Vien Street ‘backpacker area.’ Continue reading “Experience diverse Asian cuisine at Saigon underground trade center”

Overwhelming mountainous landscapes of Ha Giang

Last update 20:18 | 01/11/2017

The northernmost province of Ha Giang boasts a number of untouched overwhelming landscapes such as Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark and famous destinations in Quan Ba and Yen Minh districts.

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Imposing mountain ranges are an identity of UNESCO-recognised Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark Continue reading “Overwhelming mountainous landscapes of Ha Giang”

The last bronze incense burner craft village in Saigon

Last update 15:03 | 02/11/2017

In modern society, traditional craft villages are disappearing and many artisans are finding it hard to stick with their jobs. But in HCMC, the nation’s fastest growing city, there still exists a century-old bronze incense burner casting village called An Hoi in Go Vap District where only five households are holding on to the traditional craft.

In the craft village on the quiet Nguyen Duy Cung Street in Ward 12, Go Vap District, people can sense the slow pace of life and the peaceful atmosphere. Continue reading “The last bronze incense burner craft village in Saigon”

Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)

By Tuoi Tre News

November 1, 2017, 14:58 GMT+7

Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)
Congestion happened at the Bui Vien-De Tham Intersection in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on October 31, 2017 as thousands gathered to celebrate Halloween. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Thousands of people have flooded the ‘backpacker area’ of Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate Halloween.

Dressed up in a variety of costumes, large crowds gathered at Bui Vien Walking Street in District 1, the most popular road in the city’s ‘backpacker area,’ on Tuesday night.Pubs and restaurants along the street were decorated in the spirit of the celebration.

Along with the frenetic atmosphere, severe congestion occurred in the area, especially at the intersection of Bui Vien with De Tham Streets. Continue reading “Thousands fill Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘backpacker area’ for Halloween celebration (photos)”

Beautiful homestays in northern Ha Giang province

Last update 16:03 | 28/10/2017

Homestay services are springing up throughout the northern province of Ha Giang. Visitors can now choose to stay at beautiful homestays in Quang Ba, Dong Van, and Meo Vac districts.

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Tha Hamlet is around 4km from the centre of Ha Giang City. It is home to Tay ethnic minority people and famous for its many cultural traditions and the pristine natural beauty. Continue reading “Beautiful homestays in northern Ha Giang province”

Thái women in Nghệ An learn to promote community-based tourism

vietnamnews Update: October, 29/2017 – 00:08

Japanese aid: Raito Hotta (in blue cap) and his Japanese friends enjoy a buffalo carriage in Nưa Village. — VNS Photo Ando Katsuhiro

NGHỆ AN — As the sunshine of a late summer afternoon waned, Lô Thị Hoa and her sister, looking fresh in traditional Thái costumes, prepared food to welcome guests to their stilt house in Nưa Village.

Inside the kitchen, three women in Hoa’s group were cooking food in several big pots on firewood while others were busy boiling water, cleaning vegetables and marinating meat. A dozen traditional dishes had to be served in just an hour. Continue reading “Thái women in Nghệ An learn to promote community-based tourism”

Hồ Đa Nhim – Viên ngọc biếc ẩn mình giữa núi rừng cao nguyên

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Công trình hồ nhân tạo Đa Nhim vẫn luôn là nguồn cung cấp thủy điện quan trọng ở tỉnh Lâm Đồng và các tỉnh lân cận như Khánh Hòa, Ninh Thuận và Bình Thuận qua hơn 50 năm nay. Bên cạnh đó, hồ Đa Nhim còn là một thắng cảnh tuyệt đẹp làm bao người ngẩn ngơ ngắm nhìn mỗi khi có dịp đi qua cung đèo Ngoạn Mục hay đèo Dran.

Hồ Đa Nhim (hay còn gọi là hồ Đơn Dương) là hồ nước nhân tạo nằm trong thị trấn Dran, huyện Đơn Dương, tỉnh Lâm Đồng. Hồ Đa Nhim tọa lạc giữa thiên nhiên tuyệt đẹp, cạnh nhà máy thủy điện Đa Nhim và cách thành phố Đà Lạt mộng mơ khoảng 40 km xuôi theo đường về Phan Rang (tỉnh Ninh Thuận).

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Hồ Đa Nhim nằm bên thị trấn Dran -Ảnh:Bố Susu Continue reading “Hồ Đa Nhim – Viên ngọc biếc ẩn mình giữa núi rừng cao nguyên”