Da Lat coloured with pink prunus cerasoides blossoms

Last update 14:53 | 15/01/2018

Thousands of prunus cerasoides cherry trees [cây hoa anh đào] in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat are in full bloom with pinkish white blossoms, creating a magnetic attraction to the locals and visitors.

Pinkish white prunus cerasoides blossoms are bringing about dreamlike scenes across the city which will be a favourable condition for the city to hold the prunus cerasoides blossom festival in late January.

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Prunus cerasoides cherry trees are in full blossom  Continue reading “Da Lat coloured with pink prunus cerasoides blossoms”

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Cụ bà trong tiệm trà hơn một thế kỉ giữa lòng Sài Gòn kể giai thoại về nhà họ Hứa – A 105-year-old tea shop in Ben Thanh Market area

Cụ bà trong tiệm trà hơn một thế kỉ giữa lòng Sài Gòn kể giai thoại về nhà họ Hứa

CA TpHCM  Thứ Bảy, 11/03/2017 07:07  | Ngô Đồng

(CAO) Có một tiệm trà trên 100 tuổi, cũ rích nằm giữa trung tâm quận 1, Sài Gòn. Chủ tiệm trà quá xá xưa cũ này là cụ bà sống độc thân. Nhịp sống hối hả của đô thị hiện đại dường như dừng bước bên ngoài cánh cửa của tiệm trà cổ xưa này.

Cửa Vạn among most beautiful villages around the world

Last update 11:13 | 16/01/2018

Cua Van, a small floating fishing village in the northern province of Quang Ninh, has been listed among the world’s 16 most beautiful villages by Journeyetc.com, a travel advisory website. 

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Cua Van floating fishing village (Source: journeyetc.com)

“You’ll be amazed at the historical sites and the cobble stone streets of this village,” the website said, describing Cua Van village as definitely one of the most scenic around the world.

“Admire the majestic lime stone hills of Ha Long Bay, take photos of this floating fishing village and colorful raft houses, and immerse yourself in the rustic lifestyle of Cua Van,” it said.

There are also more luxurious, overnight cruises available to this destination, according to the website.

Other villages included in the list are Wengen in Switzerland, Chimayo in New Mexico, Savoca in Italy, Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia and Shirakawa-go in Japan, among others.

“These places are sure to give you goose bumps because they have managed to retain so much of their culture from decades, if not centuries ago,” the website said.-VNA

The Ancient Pottery Village of Thanh Ha

Last update 10:44 | 15/01/2018

Thanh Ha villagers living on the banks of the Thu Bon River in the city of Hoi An, Quang Nam province have kept their traditional practice of making pottery by hand.

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Some ​look-alike pottery animals made by Thanh Ha villagers. ​The village have kept its traditional practice of making pottery by hand for five centuries. Continue reading “The Ancient Pottery Village of Thanh Ha”

The ‘bottlenecks’ in Vietnam’s tourism

Last update 08:00 | 16/01/2018
VietNamNet Bridge – Tourism is emerging as one of the most promising business fields, but its development has been hindered by many inadequacies.

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Tourism has been chosen to be developed as a key industry

In the WEF (World Economic Forum) report on 2017 tourism competitiveness index, Vietnam ranks 34th out of 136 countries in terms of tourism natural resources, 30th in cultural resources and 37th in human resources.

“These are pretty high rankings, but when combined with other factors, the overall competitive index for Vietnam is only the 67th position,” said Luong Hoai Nam, who has many years of experience in the aviation industry and is involved in Gotadi.com. Continue reading “The ‘bottlenecks’ in Vietnam’s tourism”

A 170-year-old pagoda in HCM City

Last update 09:00 | 13/01/2018

Lying at the foot of Chanh Hung Bridge in District 8, HCMC, An Phu Pagoda with a history of more than 170 years is frequented by foreign tourists who want to explore its ancient and unique architecture.

Its history dates back to Nguyen Dynasty which ruled the country from 1802 until 1945. Construction of the pagoda was completed in 1847 by Venerable Thich Thanh Duc under the reign of King Tu Duc.

Due to the deteriorating structures, the pagoda underwent restoration in 1961 under Master Monk of Thich Tu Bach. Restoration work lasted until 2004.

One of the features of the pagoda that all wall surfaces and columns for the both exterior and interior are stunningly decorated with nearly 30 tons of broken porcelain pieces, including chipped plates, bowls and vases, making it the only porcelain pagoda in HCMC. Continue reading “A 170-year-old pagoda in HCM City”

Kumquat trees and peach blossoms beautify Hanoi’s winter

Last update 14:11 | 13/01/2018

Hanoi seems to be warmer with beautiful peach blossoms and kumquat trees.

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The Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) is still a month away, but gardeners in Nhat Tan flower village, Hanoi are taking special care of peach blossoms and kumquat trees to meet consumers’ demands during Tet. Continue reading “Kumquat trees and peach blossoms beautify Hanoi’s winter”

Unique headwear of La Hu women

Last update 15:09 | 10/01/2018

For women in the La Hu community in Muong Te district, the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, their intricate and unique headdresses show their desire for living in harmony with nature.

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A reddish brown plastic ring used for fixing hair is the first step of wearing a La Hu headdress. Continue reading “Unique headwear of La Hu women”

Ca Mau’s fishing villages prepare for Tet

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One month ahead of the lunar New Year Festival or Tet, fishing villages in Ca Mau are busy preparing their special product for Tet market: dried siamese gourami or Trichogaster pectoralis [Cá khô bổi U Minh, hay Khô cá sặc rằn]. .

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Used to be found in river, siamese gourami was first bred by farmers in Ca Mau in 2010. Continue reading “Ca Mau’s fishing villages prepare for Tet”

In photos: Saigonese celebrate Christmas

By Tuoi Tre News December 21, 2017, 19:02 GMT+7

In photos: Saigonese celebrate Christmas  
Children are kept warm in cold weather conditions. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Christmas is just a few days away so people in Ho Chi Minh City have flocked to the sparkling downtown area for celebration.

The cold weather in Ho Chi Minh City in recent days has added more Christmas atmosphere to the tropical city as the holiday is around the corner.People dart every night in droves to downtown areas where shopping malls and churches are decorated beautifully for Christmas. Continue reading “In photos: Saigonese celebrate Christmas”

Sparkling Hanoi streets welcome Christmas

Last update 16:32 | 19/12/2017

There is still one week left before Christmas but the festive atmosphere is hard to avoid with many streets colourfully decorated in the capital city of Hanoi.

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