Top 9 must-visit destinations in Hue city

Hue Imperial Citadel, Tam Giang lagoon, and Thien Mu pagoda are among the must-visit destinations in the central province of Thua Thien Hue for tourists.

Top 9 must-visit destinations in Hue city
Thien Mu pagoda was originally built in 1601. It is located on Ha Khe hill and can be found about 5km from Hue city with views of the Huong river. Visitors can immerse themselves amid a tranquil atmosphere and clean air. Continue reading “Top 9 must-visit destinations in Hue city”
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Ha Long City transformed into Vietnam’s top destination

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While tourists have flocked to Ha Long Bay to admire the heavenly and distinctive karst topography for many years, Ha Long City has always lacked cultural events, modern entertainment and attractive beaches to prolong the duration of their visits.

But that’s finally changing thanks to a major makeover that’s transformed the city’s image.

A natural wonder of the world

When Ha Long Bay was recognized as world nature heritage by UNESCO in 1994, local people in Ha Long city and Quang Ninh province imagined a bright future for their homeland’s tourism industry. Each year, the city started to see millions of tourists from all over the world, but very few actually stayed in Ha Long City. Both domestic and international tourists were coming to see Ha Long Bay, considered to be a ‘natural wonder of the world’, a place where you ‘must see in your lifetime’.

Continue reading “Ha Long City transformed into Vietnam’s top destination”

Hanoi streets bright with purple crape-myrtle flowers

In May when the sound of cicadas signals the advent of summer, giant purple crape-myrtle flowers (known as bang lang) bloom in many streets of Hanoi.

Despite blooming for a short time, the bright purple of this kind of flower brings a poetic beauty to the capital in the early summer days.

Hanoi streets bright with purple crape-myrtle flowers
Known as a typical flower in the South Asia tropical region, giant crape-myrtle trees were planted to make urban landscapes more beautiful and create shade. Continue reading “Hanoi streets bright with purple crape-myrtle flowers”

Sa Pa khát nước sinh hoạt: Bài học đắt giá

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  • 27.04.2019, 07:00

TTCT – Các chủ khách sạn, homestay ở Sa Pa (Lào Cai) “ngồi trên lửa” cả tuần nay, khi mùa du lịch lễ 30-4 và 1-5 đến sát bên nhưng nhiều nơi đang rục rịch hủy hợp đồng vì khủng hoảng nước sinh hoạt! Câu chuyện thiếu nước sạch ở Sa Pa ngay cao điểm mùa du lịch xứng đáng được xem là một bài học đắt giá…

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Các học sinh ở Trường dân tộc nội trú tại Sa Pa đang chuyền nước sạch do chính quyền phân phát với số lượng hết sức khiêm tốn. Ảnh: Bá Hiếu

Đầu tuần, tổng thư ký Hiệp hội Du lịch Sa Pa Tô Bá Hiếu đăng trên trang Facebook của mình về việc giá nước sạch ở Sa Pa đã lên đến 500.000 đồng/m3 và không phải cứ có tiền là mua được. Continue reading “Sa Pa khát nước sinh hoạt: Bài học đắt giá”

Vietnam’s tourism going the wrong way: Tourists prefer green travel, not skyscrapers

More and more international-standard resorts and hotels have arisen in Vietnam, but these facilities are not what foreign travelers want. They visit Vietnam to ‘return to nature’.

Returning to Canada after a trip to Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam in 2005, David Hutt, an Australian businessman, decided to come back to the beautiful island with his family members to enjoy the white sand and blue sea, the palm trees covering part of the beach, and red-earth trails.

Vietnam's tourism going the wrong way: Tourists prefer green travel, not skyscrapers

But he was disappointed when he returned three years ago. The natural beauty no longer existed. What he saw was a large construction site with hundreds of migrant laborers working day and night for a resort project. Continue reading “Vietnam’s tourism going the wrong way: Tourists prefer green travel, not skyscrapers”

Foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam rise 7.6% to nearly 6 million in 4 months

In April alone, Vietnam welcomed nearly 1.5 million foreign visitors, a rise of 9.5% year-on-year.

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Foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam rise 7.6% to nearly 6 million in 4 months

The number of foreign holidaymakers to Vietnam in the first four months of 2019 is estimated at nearly 6 million, a 7.6% increase from the same period last year, Zing reported, citing the Vietnam National Adiministration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Continue reading “Foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam rise 7.6% to nearly 6 million in 4 months”

Quang Binh says ‘no’ to cable car in heritage sites

The decision by Quang Binh provincial authorities to reject the cable car project at Song Doong Cave has been applauded by the public.

Experts in recent years have repeatedly warned of ‘landscape pollution’ because of mass tourism, saying that bad behavior towards the landscape and heritage sites are harming cultural values, and in the long term, killing the tourism industry.

Quang Binh says ‘no’ to cable car in heritage sites

Nguyen Anh Tuan, director of the Institute for Tourism Research & Development, stressed that natural beauty and landscape values are the most important factors that attract travelers and they need thorough conservation for sustainable tourism development. Continue reading “Quang Binh says ‘no’ to cable car in heritage sites”

Popular Hanoi tourist street

Ta Hien Street in Hanoi Old Quarter which is often called as Pho Tay (Foreigner Street) is busier at night, particularly at the weekend with large numbers of foreigners.

Along the street which is just more than 200 metres long are French-styled old houses.

At night, the street is more exciting with the operation of souvenir shops and street food services. Hanoi beer is among the most popular dishes sold in the street. This is the reason why Ta Hien is also known as Pho Bia (Hanoi beer street). Continue reading “Popular Hanoi tourist street”

Top 8 new check-in points in Da Lat for young travelers

Last update 21:37 | 04/04/2019

Da Lat city, located in the central highlands of Lam Dong, boasts a range of beautiful landscapes for young travelers to enjoy. Following is a list of the eight most popular check-in points for young people who are seeking out destinations that have the best photo opportunities.

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Kokoro Café, which recently opened in early February, has been attracting a large number of young people who come to enjoy a drink amid the site’s unique white walls and Japanese style-Koi fish pond Continue reading “Top 8 new check-in points in Da Lat for young travelers”

Top destinations with unique names in Vietnam

Last update 07:40 | 05/04/2019

A number of popular destinations in Vietnam have rather unique names. Despite the strangeness of some of the names, they have nonetheless attracted a large number of visitors to a stunning range of breathtaking natural scenery.

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Mua cave can be found in Hoa Lu district in the northern province of Ninh Binh. It has emerged as atop destination for travelers in the northern region Continue reading “Top destinations with unique names in Vietnam”

Blooming mulberry season in Hanoi

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The last days of March and early April is the busy period for local farmers in the mudflat areas along the Red and Day Rivers, as the mulberry harvest season begins.

In Hiep Thuan commune, Hanoi’s Phuc Tho district, in recent years, local people have transformed their crops from corn and peanuts to mulberry farming which has helped to bring about high economic efficiency.

Phuong’s family is one among many households in Hiep Thuan growing mulberries. In the harvesting season, she has to hire more workers to harvest ripe mulberries. Every day each person can collect around one tonne of berries. Continue reading “Blooming mulberry season in Hanoi”

Street carnival at Sam Son Sea Festival 2019

A street carnival was held to open the Sam Son Sea Festival 2019, drawing in thousands of local people and tourists who came to enjoy the events in Thanh Hoa province.

Street carnival at Sam Son Sea Festival 2019
The street carnival has been organised by Sun Group for the first time. The event took place as part of the Sam Son Sea Festival 2019 and aims to mark the beginning of the tourist season in Thanh Hoa province. Continue reading “Street carnival at Sam Son Sea Festival 2019”

Conquering Y Ty to chase clouds on Lao Than Mount

Last update 14:51 | 05/04/2019 vietnamnet
Backpacking tourism has become thriving in Vietnam and trekking activities to conquer mountains have drawn much interest from young adventure lovers. Lao Than Mount in Y Ty commune, Lao Cai province, is one of the most checked-in summits by backpackers where they can bathe their eyes in seas of cloud.

When it is seen from a distance, Lao Than catches the eye of visitors with a triangular monument, which is situated on its peak.

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Visiting Hon Khoi salt field in Khanh Hoa province

Last update 07:30 | 06/04/2019 vietnamnet

Covering hundreds of hectares in Ninh Hoa town, Khanh Hoa province, Hon Khoi is one of the largest salt fields in Vietnam. Visiting the area early in the morning, tourists can admire the stunning sunrise.

The field is most crowded when it enters the harvest season

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Salt farmers have to go work from the early morning and manage to finish their work as soon as possible in order to avoid the burning sunlight in the field Continue reading “Visiting Hon Khoi salt field in Khanh Hoa province”