A charming north-western region begins new rice season

Last update 11:53 | 24/05/2017

May arrives with early summer rains starting to pour down, drawing water from the upper streams into the North-western region. Terraced rice fields take off their boring brown coat of winter to enter a new crop season.

The most beautiful terraced fields in pouring water season in the North-west:

Bat Xat: In the new crop season, Bat Xat is like a natural picture with countless bright colours that stand out among the skies of Ngai Thau, Gia Sang, Y Ty, A Lu and Khu Chu Lin Communes.

Sapa: Always the preferred choice of foreign visitors when visiting the North-west. Visitors can admire the beautiful terraced fields in the countryside of Ta Van, Ta Phin, Hau Thao, Trung Chai, and Lao Chai.

Hoang Su Phi is a mountainous border district in Ha Giang Province. The beauty of the terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi has been recognised by the State as one of the national relic sites in the North-west.

Mu Cang Chai: La Pan Tan and Che Cu Nha are two communes with the most beautiful fields in Mu Cang Chai. No one can go through them without stopping to enjoy the masterpieces of Hmong people in the North-western region.

Tu Le is a valley of terraced rice fields between three high mountains of Khau Pha, Khau Than and Khau Song in the North-west.

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In early summer every year, hamlets in the northwest again fall into “pouring water season.” Tiếp tục đọc

Ancient villages in central Vietnam

Last update 11:28 | 04/05/2017

 While Duong Lam and Uoc Le villages symbolize the northern plains’ ancient architecture, Phuoc Tich and Tuy Loan reflect cultural characteristics of the central region.

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The ancient village of Phuoc Tich in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Tiếp tục đọc

Dong Dinh Museum – Memory garden in Da Nang

Last update 10:33 | 04/05/2017

Nestled on Son Tra Peninsula, Dong Dinh Museum is an ideal place for nature lovers. It is a peaceful place to see wonderful art and valuable antiques.

The museum is also a venue where nostalgic visitors can indulge in a garden of memory, which features recreations of garden houses and villages typical of the central region.

The museum opened to the public in 2011 and has become one of Da Nang’s tourist attractions.

Its owner, artist Doan Huy Giao, has spent more than 30 years collecting artefacts from across the country and another 10 years building his privately-owned museum, which is the first of its kind in the central region.

The Dong Dinh Museum – a Memory Garden is also a place where ecologic forests are conserved, the space of art-culture is promoted and traditional values are maintained.

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Discover Hanoi’s legendary mount of Ba Vi

Last update 14:44 | 20/03/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Located on the campus of Ba Vi National Park, 65 km from Hanoi to the west, Tan mountain is an ideal destination for those who like to discover new landscapes. 

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Tan Mountain

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Visit Mang Mu in pour water season

Last update 16:23 | 23/05/2017

Lying on a high mountain, Mang Mu is considered an ideal place to contemplate the panorama of Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai province, especially in the pour water or rice harvest season.

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They are the poorest in Mu Cang Chai district. The only path leading to the hamlets is very twisty and muddy. Tiếp tục đọc

Hon Kho – wonderful peaceful island getaway spot

Last update 14:29 | 21/03/2017

Hon Kho is one of the Cham Islands (Cù lao Chàm), a cluster of islets located near the city of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province.

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The Cham Islands are recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

 

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The Cham Islands collectively are comprised of eight separate islets that have a combined population of 3,000.

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The island of Hon Kho is an historical and cultural relic treasure chest.

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Architecture structures of the Viet and Cham peoples here date back hundreds of years.

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The island is attractive to visitors thanks to year-round cool weather and its diverse flora and fauna.

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The coral reefs in the marine area of the island have received world acclaim and are listed in the World Red Book of Endangered Species.

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Many visitors come here to relax, go snorkelling, discover the life of local people and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the island.

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To keep the environment green and clean, the local inhabitants of Hon Kho have gotten together to protect the island.

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They know that if they don’t protect the island it will ruin not only the coral reefs but their livelihoods.

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Therefore, leaders of the island of Hon Khosay they are determined to protect the environment.

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Hanoi Cathedral over three centuries

Last update 11:11 | 21/03/2017

Hanoi Cathedral, one of the first Western architecture works in Hanoi, is the oldest church that has witnessed changes of the capital city over the past three centuries.


The church is on Nha Chung street, five-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake Tiếp tục đọc

Painted manhole covers in Saigon hoped to increase environmental awareness

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A painted manhole covers in Saigon

Around 30 manhole covers in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City have been turned from cement and metal eyesores to exquisite paintings by a group of young people hoping to raise awareness of the city’s battle against litter.

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Old, hideous manhole covers on Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Tan Da, and Trieu Quang Phuc Streets have become relics of the past, replaced by scenes of fish ponds and nature’s beauty.

The project was initiated by Youth Union members from the district’s Ward 10, with fine art students from Saigon University serving as the primary artists for the campaign.

“We have ask private businesses and individual donors to sponsor the paintings,” said  Nguyen Ngoc Uyen Phuong, deputy secretary of the ward Youth Union,

“If we are able to raise more funds, we can expand the program to other streets in District 5.”

It is not uncommon for manhole covers to double as dumpsters in districts throughout the city.

“Since the covers were changed to art, people have stopped littering on them,” Nguyen Phuong Hoa, a 54-year-old street vendor on Tan Da, said.

“It is also relaxing to look at the paintings while I sell here every day.”

Architect Ngo Viet Nam Son said artwork and its contribution to the urban landscape should be respected.

Vo Thi Minh Hue, a psychological expert, believes the beautiful manhole covers, as well as walls featuring colorful murals, will encourage more walking amongst local residents.

“Residents will also feel the need to keep the street clean,” she said.

However, some are concerned that the paintings will do more harm than good.

“Many Vietnamese like to stop and watch anything unusual they see on the street.  These people will cause traffic jams if they’re distracted by these exquisite manhole covers,” one Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reader said.

Another reader believes that it is more important to have clean sewages and safe manholes than beautiful covers.

Below are some pictures of the new artwork.

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British man found hanged on tourist boat in northern Vietnam

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Updated : 05/23/2017 10:42 GMT + 7

A 19-year old British man was found hanged on a tourist boat in the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong on Sunday night.

Leaders of the local People’s Committee confirmed the tourist’s death on Monday night, saying the 19-year-old had hung himself on a Cong Nghia tourist boat during a trip around the Cat Ba archipelago, located in Cat Hai District, Hai Phong.

Preliminary information revealed that the ship had departed from the northern province of Quang Ninh, and was carrying 16 foreign tourists including a group of three close friends from the United Kingdom. Tiếp tục đọc

Cẩm Thanh seek a joint protection of nipa palm forest

Update: May, 23/2017 – 17:00

 
Fishing in Cẩm Thanh nipa palm near Hội An city. VNS Photo Công Thành

HỘI AN — Cẩm Thanh administrators, scientists, local residents and businesses have signed an agreement to manage and protect the commune’s nipa palm forest – the first-ever joint environment protection deal between an administration and its community in the central region.

The deal, which was signed last week in Hội An, aims to boost strict management in environment protection and sustainable measures in tourism service in the city’s Cẩm Thanh Commune. Tiếp tục đọc

Sự thật cay đắng phía sau những bọc hành lý dán băng dính chuyển về Việt Nam

English: The bitter truth behind sticky-tape wrapped luggage headed for Vietnam

Nếu bạn bắt gặp những túi hành lý được dán băng dính chằng chịt trên băng chuyền tại sân bay, rất có khả năng các vali hành lý đó đang được chuyển về Việt Nam.

Kim Van, một bạn đọc của báo Tuổi trẻ, nhớ lại việc cô đã cố gắng bảo vệ hành lý của mình khỏi bị lục lọi bởi các nhân viên kiểm tra hành lý khi về Việt Nam như thế nào – một tiết lộ cho thấy người Việt Nam đã mất niềm tin vào dịch vụ ở sân bay. Tiếp tục đọc

Saigon underground market

Last update 10:53 | 22/05/2017

In District 1, away from all the upscale restaurants and swanky bars of the financial and entertainment districts is the first underground market of Saigon, where authentic Vietnamese food is crafted and enjoyed daily.

in photos: saigon underground market hinh 1Sense Market is located at the centre of District 1, B Park 23/9 and below Sen Hong Stage. The market opened January 7.

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The entry road to the Sense Market is lush with green vegetation bordering it.  It is just a short 10-minute walk to the popular Ben Thanh Market. Tiếp tục đọc

Bai Tu Long National Park becomes ASEAN’s 38th heritage park

Last update 17:40 | 19/05/2017

Bai Tu Long National Park in the northern province of Quang Ninh has been named the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park.

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The title awarding ceremony was held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the local People’s Committee in Ha Long city on May 19, coinciding with a ceremony to mark International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) and International Migratory Bird Day (May 10). Tiếp tục đọc

Giant projects transform the face of Phu Quoc

Last update 17:16 | 22/05/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – To date, Phu Quoc – Vietnam’s largest island – has attracted US$16.7 billion of investment into a range of international-scale projects, which not only give the island a new face, but also attract other projects as well as tourists. Among them, Sun Group’s projects in the south of the island are one of the engines of change.

Billion-dollar projects taking shape

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Phu Quoc used to be an almost unknown island, but in recent years, the southern beaches of the island have turned into a worldwide vacation paradise thanks to the investment of many domestic and foreign companies. One of the biggest investor is Sun Group, with up to VND20 trillion ($881 million) of investment capital. Tiếp tục đọc