Hành trình: Hà Nội – Ngọc Sơn Ngổ Luông, tỉnh Hoà Bình, cách Hà Nội khoảng 150 km – Hà Nội Continue reading “Tour du lịch sinh thái cộng đồng KBT Ngọc Sơn – Ngổ Luông”
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has over 3,000km of coastline and thousands of islands. Here are the most beautiful islands for nature lovers in the country.
Con Dao has white beaches spreading for miles enfolded by the crystal ocean. Lining the beach, long lines of coconut trees create a green paradise.
Coming to Con Dao Island, one can admire the beauty of nature but also the freshness of coconut milkand other culinary delights. Continue reading “Top 10 islands in Vietnam”
Update: June, 24/2017 – 09:00
|Boats carry visitors to Vung Viêng floating fishing village in Quảng Ninh Province. The village is promoting responsible tourism with fish farms and tours friendly to environment. — Photo baoquangninh.com.vn|
QUẢNG NINH — The floating Vung Viêng fishing village in Hạ Long Bay, northeastern Quảng Ninh Province usually hosts about 15,000 visitors each month. During peak periods the number of visitors soars to 21,000.
On arrival in the village, visitors are welcomed to have meals with local residents, go fishing and sightseeing around the village. Continue reading “Floating village tries eco-tourism”
Làng chài Vung Viêng là một trong những làng chài nổi tiếng trên vịnh Hạ Long, được bình chọn là một trong những làng chài đẹp nhất toàn cầu. Dù hiện nay, các làng chài trên vịnh Hạ Long đã gần như mất đi phần hồn do tất cả các hộ ngư dân vốn gắn bó cả đời người với sông nước đã được di chuyển lên bờ, nhưng Vung Viêng vẫn là một điểm đến hấp dẫn đối với du khách bởi phong cảnh thần tiên, bởi những mái nhà còn sót lại và bởi những hướng dẫn viên chính là những người ngư dân hiếu khách. Nguyễn Hùng
Dưới đây là một số hình ảnh làng chài Vung Viêng:
|Một góc làng chài Vung Viêng|
Tourists will have an opportunity to get a better view of colourful butterflies this summer in many forests in Vietnam, such as Cuc Phuong, Nam Cat Tien and other National Parks.
Tam Dao National Park in the northern province of Vinh Phuc Continue reading “Best places to enjoy watching butterflies in Vietnam”
The central province of Khanh Hoa is considering allowing a local private firm to preserve and operate its Hon Mun Nature Reserve, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the province.
Tourists in Hon Mun
Earlier in February this year, the provincial people’s committee agreed on Hon Tam Nha Trang Sea JS Company’s proposal to manage Hon Mun Nature Reserve. The company would also provide eco-tourism tours.
The company has co-operated with Australia’s Reef Ecologic to survey the condition of the reserve. Continue reading “Nha Trang nature reserve may be operated by private firm”
Established in 2010, Van Long Natural Reserve covers 2,730 ha. Three quarters of the reserve are mountains and rocks, with the remainder wetland.
The area boasts a diverse bio system with a large amount of rare fauna and floral species recognised in the Red Book. Hoa Lu – Van Long Specialised Forest Managing Board, which takes charge of the reserve, has 30 local collaborators engaged in forest protection.
Through training classes, locals and boat rowers are taught how to develop tourism in connection with protecting the environment.
Ninh Binh’s efforts in forest and biodiversity protection are on a sound track, towards sustainable tourism in which people live harmoniously with nature.
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.
The Cham Islands are recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
The Cham Islands collectively are comprised of eight separate islets that have a combined population of 3,000.
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. Continue reading “Cẩm Thanh seek a joint protection of nipa palm forest”
Bai Tu Long National Park in the northern province of Quang Ninh has been named the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park.
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). Continue reading “Bai Tu Long National Park becomes ASEAN’s 38th heritage park”
Vietnam Bear Sanctuary in Tam Dao National Park, Vinh Phuc, the first of its kind in the country, is opening for visitors to raise public awareness of protecting the endangered species.
Operating since April 2008, the sanctuary spans 1.2 hectares and can accommodate 200 bears.
Two newly-inaugurated semi-natural outdoor enclosures linked with two double bear houses cover a total area of more than 5,600 square metres. Continue reading “New home for rescued capitive bears in Vinh Phuc”
09:35 – 13/05/2017
infonet.vn_“Đọc bài trên Infonet, thấy thái độ của ông Hà Văn Siêu và đoàn công tác của Tổng cục Du lịch khi họp giải quyết kiến nghị của Hiệp hội Du lịch Đà Nẵng về quy hoạch Khu du lịch quốc gia ở Sơn Trà, thêm câu phát biểu họ không cần thấy Voọc chà vá chân nâu nhưng quy hoạch của họ vẫn tốt mà tôi tức ngược lên tới ngực!” – Đó là câu mở đầu của ông Nguyễn Sự, nguyên Bí thư Thành ủy, Chủ tịch HĐND TP Hội An (Quảng Nam) khi gọi điện cho PV Infonet lúc 6h10 tối 12/5.
|Ông Nguyễn Sự, nguyên Bí thư Thành ủy, Chủ tịch HĐND TP Hội An (Ảnh: HC)|
Ông cho hay, mấy tháng qua ông theo dõi rất sát các diễn biến chung quanh vụ 40 móng biệt thự ở khu du lịch sinh thái biển Tiên Sa cũng như quy hoạch khu du lịch quốc gia ở Sơn Trà. Tuy nhiên ông đã từ chối đề nghị phỏng vấn của khá nhiều báo, vì ông nghĩ mình ở Hội An, không nên can thiệp vào việc của Đà Nẵng. Nhưng đến khi đọc bài tường thuật buổi làm việc của Tổng cục Du lịch với Hiệp hội Du lịch Đà Nẵng chiều 11/5 thì ông không thể im lặng được nữa mà gọi điện cho PV Infonet bày tỏ bức xúc: Continue reading “Ông Nguyễn Sự: Tôi nổi điên vì phát biểu của lãnh đạo Tổng cục Du lịch về Sơn Trà”
|The tropical margrove forest in Cà Mau Cape National Park. The World Environment Organisation recognised the national park as a Ramsar site of the world—the fifth in Việt Nam—in 2012. — VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu|
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – Preserving biodiversity in Việt Nam was the main topic of discussion at a workshop yesterday in Hà Nội.
Nguyễn Quốc Dựng, from the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development emphasised the need for a strategic framework and action plan for the Core Environment Program (CEP)’s phase 3 (2018-2022), building a legal framework for biodiversity corridors in Việt Nam.
Marine protected areas and mangroves in Việt Nam are smaller than in other nations so biodiversity corridors will help develop biodiversity.
“It is necessary to set up detailed projects for coastal provinces in the context of Việt Nam being affected by climate change,” Dựng said.
“Forests have been planted in the country to cope with climate change, with 42 projects in coastal provinces. [But]we have no national-scale project for the restoration of coastal forests and biodiversity preservation, although Việt Nam has high biodiversity,” he said.
“Restoring and preserving biodiversity is very difficult and costly here.”
Problems and disagreements between agencies on biodiversity preservation hamper the work, harming scientific research and environmental protection projects.
Phạm Hùng Cường, from the Việt Nam Academy of Science and Technology, said developing ecosystems in remote areas owned by local people should be based on saving the native ecosystem.
“Biodiversity in traditional farming must be associated with natural landscape,” he said.
“Việt Nam should learn from developed countries like Japan to maintain and restore the traditional ecosystem.”
An expert from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said a shortage of financial resources for environmental protection, limited staff capacity, ineffective international co-operation and poor State management were issues they face when building legal documents on biodiversity corridors.
Sumit Pokhrel, deputy chairman of the Bangkok-based Environment Operation Centre, the unit responsible for co-ordinating the CEP in the region, detailed three main targets of CEP Strategic Framework and Action Plan : green growth and reducing carbon emissions, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management and biodiversity landscape and natural resources.
At the workshop, Pokhrel said a great challenge was building biodiversity in all six CEP nations.
CEP’s phase 3 will have four main tasks: facilitating regional collaboration and the management of natural resources; providing policy advice and technical support for member nations, supporting information management, and supplying financing and investment services.
Prof. Nguyễn Thế Chinh, director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment said the Vietnamese Party and Government affirmed their commitment to addressing challenges of natural resources, the environment and climate change through promulgating many policies to ensure sustainable development.
The CEP, funded mainly by Asian Development Bank, has been implemented in the six nations of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (The GMS countries are Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Việt Nam), for ten years.– VNS
Around 80 kilometers from Hanoi, Van Long Nature Reserve in Gia Van Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province is as beautiful as a painting.
The site is where tourists can come to find peace in a tranquil atmosphere. Although it was opened for tourism in 1998, Van Long is still as primitive as ever. It remains an attractive destination for local and foreign visitors.
Along with Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex and Tam Coc-Bich Dong National Park in the province, Van Long Nature Reserve is considered an overland equivalent of Halong Bay with imposing cliffs and mountains and vast lakes which form a stunning scene. Continue reading “Vân Long Nature Reserve”
|Floral farming: Orchid garden in Fosaco Village, Củ Chi District. Photo Lê Minh|
Already famous for its incredible network of underground tunnels, Củ Chi is using its rustic ambience to attract more visitors keen to get away from urban bustle, Sơn Hà finds.
Arguably, no visitor to HCM City, or Việt Nam, even, will miss a trip to the Guerilla Warfare Tunnels.
They are a dark reminder of dark days, and a fantastic reminder of incredible bravery, ingenuity and indomitable spirit.
The underground network of tunnels that will never cease to amaze, with its sheer length and facilities like trenches, docks, dining spaces, bedrooms and warehouses, has come out of hiding to become a living museum of the Resistance.
The earliest tunnel appeared in 1948 in two communes of Tân Phú Trung and Phước Vĩnh An. At first, there were just short and simple complexes for hiding documents, weapons and some guerillas.
Later, more tunnels were dug and wound their way to neighbouring communes. Between 1961 and 1965, six communes in the north of Củ Chi had completed the “backbone” tunnel. Branch tunnels connected with the backbone to form a network that could be expanded, if needed. They were needed. The Củ Chi Tunnels expanded rapidly, especially in the beginning of 1966, as the fight against American intensified.
|Reliving history: Tourists take a seat at what used to be a meeting room during the war in the Củ Chi Tunnels. Photo Lê Minh|
By 1967, the tunnel system had a total length of 250 kilometres, a man-made wonder.
The “iron land” of guerilla forces has now transformed itself, from an area most devastated by war in the southern region into a popular tourist destination and now, a “new rural area”.
The world’s top underground tourist attraction welcomed around 1.5 million visitors last year, 650,000 of them foreigners, says Colonel Trần Văn Tâm, director of Historic Relics & Củ Chi Tunnel Complex. Continue reading “Củ Chi farms its way to post-war charms”