Border marker number 0 attractive to travellers

Last update 11:53 | 15/12/2017

The national border marker number 0 is located at 1,860m Khoan La San mountain in Sin Thau commune, Muong Nhe district of Dien Bien. It is the connecting point of Vietnam, Laos and China.

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Travellers at the national border marker No.0. Continue reading “Border marker number 0 attractive to travellers”

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Tour firms may be fined for environmental offenses

Last update 11:00 | 16/12/2017

VietNamNet Bridge –  Madelon Willemsen, head of the Vietnam office of the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, said that the wildlife-related tourism activities that have been popular in the country for decades, such as elephant riding, souvenirs made of wild animal parts, the consumption of  bear bile and dishes cooked with wild animal meats, need a radical rethinking.

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Tourists ride elephants in Central Highlands Province of Dak Lak. Elephant riding will be banned as of 2018. – VNA/VNS Photo

When the 2015 version of the Vietnam’s Penal Code takes effect on the first day of 2018, tourism businesses operating programmes that exploit wildlife could be charged with new offenses, she said at a conference for sustainable tourism development held in Hue City on Wednesday.

“The charge will not only result in penalties but also harm the business’s reputation. Certainly, no one could develop sustainably with negative comments from customers,” Willemsen said. Continue reading “Tour firms may be fined for environmental offenses”

Coping with success: Managing overcrowding in tourism destinations

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Travel and tourism is a cornerstone of the global economy. It already accounts for 10.2 percent of global GDP, and 292 million jobs. And the sector is growing rapidly, thanks to the expanding global middle class, improved digital and physical connectivity, and human curiosity. If travelers spread out around the world evenly, tourism would be relatively easy to absorb. Of course, that is not the case, now or likely in the future. By 2020, the 20 most popular countries will add more international arrivals than the rest of the world combined (exhibit).

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Similar imbalances occur in cities and at individual sites. Overcrowding is a global problem, with places as diverse as Thailand’s Koh Khai Islands, Peru’s Machu Picchu, and Venice worrying about the side effects of the tourism they depend on. Continue reading “Coping with success: Managing overcrowding in tourism destinations”

Xich Dang Temple of Literature

Last update 15:16 | 11/12/2017

Built in 1832 in Xich Dang village, Hung Yen province, Xich Dang Temple of Literature hosted examinations and ceremonies to honor outstanding Confucians during feudal times.

It is one of 6 temples of literature that still exist today and the second oldest after the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. Thu Hoa has a story about this national cultural and historical relic.

Visiting Xich Dang Temple of Literature on a sunny day, Dao Thanh Thuy, who has lived in Germany for nearly 20 years, recalls her childhood memory: “We were born in Hanoi. My grandparents lived in Xich Dang village. When we visited them, we often climbed trees and over the gate of the temple and played around the bells. Previously, local people weaved mattresses here. The temple has been upgraded but its ancient beauty remains.” Continue reading “Xich Dang Temple of Literature”

​Saigon old signage: proof of the city’s subtle charm

The southern metropolis is laced with charming subtleties in its antique signage

By Tuoi Tre News

December 10, 2017, 17:04 GMT+7

​Saigon old signage: proof of the city’s subtle charm
A hairdresser’s sign hanging in a coffee shop. Photo: NGHIA COCO

Roaming the street web of Saigon, the nostalgic name many call Ho Chi Minh City, one can easily spot shop front signs and direction signposts that convey the city’s grace.

Alongside the glamorous modernity the city boasts, its graceful touch prevails, predominantly manifest in its age-old signs. Continue reading “​Saigon old signage: proof of the city’s subtle charm”

Banh mi Hoi An among world’s Top 10 sandwiches

Last update 09:00 | 09/12/2017

Banh mi Hoi An (Hoi An-style bread rolls) has been listed among the world’s Top 10 sandwiches by Austrian travel website Traveller, together with well-known American cheeseburgers, English bacon butties, and Japanese Katsu Sando.

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Vietnam is the spiritual home of porky goodness and you haven’t eaten a Vietnamese pork roll until you’ve eaten one in the town of Hoi An, according to Traveller. Continue reading “Banh mi Hoi An among world’s Top 10 sandwiches”

Bloomberg touts Cha Ca La Vong as a must-try dish for gourmets

Last update 13:00 | 09/12/2017

Bloomberg news agency has recently unfolded a list of 12 restaurants across the world worthy to try at least once in life. Surprisingly, Cha Ca La Vong restaurant in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi took pride in securing a spot in the list.

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Cha Ca La Vong in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi is recommended as a must-try dish for food lovers

In an article released by Kate Krader and Richard Vines on the news site http://www.bloomberg.com, food connoisseurs are advised to take a tour to the Vietnamese restaurant to taste cha ca (fried fish) with the vibrant and unique flavor of herbs, spices, and chilis. Continue reading “Bloomberg touts Cha Ca La Vong as a must-try dish for gourmets”

Stunning beauty of Nuoc Mooc Stream in Quang Binh

Last update 11:39 | 08/12/2017

The majestic jade green waters of Nuoc Mooc Stream have enchanted visitors to Phuc Trach commune, Bo Trach district in the central province of Quang Binh, the crystalline waters are set among limestone mountains and tropical rainforest.

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Quang Binh has recently become an attractive destination for thousands of visitors due to scenic locations used in the film ‘Kong: Skull Island’. Nuoc Mooc stream is a must-see spot for tourists, boasting natural landscapes of pristine beauty. Continue reading “Stunning beauty of Nuoc Mooc Stream in Quang Binh”

Bac Lieu Offshore Wind Farm

Project Type: Offshore wind farm, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam
Developer: Cong Ly Construction-Trade-Tourism
Capacity: 99.2MW

Bac Lieu offshore wind farm

Developed on a 540ha site in the East Dam region of Bac Lieu province, Vietnam, the 99.2MW Bac Lieu near-shore wind farm is Asia’s first offshore wind farm in the Mekong Delta region. Continue reading “Bac Lieu Offshore Wind Farm”

Top 6 destinations in Vietnam for travellers in 2017

Last update 16:29 | 06/12/2017

Wonder Park in Long An province, a wind farm in Bac Lieu, and Am Tien cave in Ninh Binh, to name a few, are the top hotspots for tourists in 2017.

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Am Tien cave, within the cultural-historical relic complex of Hoa Lu ancient capital in the northern province of Ninh Binh is a popular destination for many travellers in the north. It is about 10km away from Ninh Binh city and wows visitors with its stunning mountain landscapes and crystal clear blue lakes. Continue reading “Top 6 destinations in Vietnam for travellers in 2017”