Fascinating Vietnam

Published: January 12, 2020
A textile factory is seen inside a residential area in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

A textile factory is seen inside a residential area in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

“You can kill 10 of my men for every one I kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and I will win,” Ho Chi Minh warns French colonialists, 1946. Tiếp tục đọc “Fascinating Vietnam”

37 foreigners suffer alleged food poisoning in tourism hotspot

By Xuan Ngoc   January 1, 2020 | 03:20 pm GMT+7 VNExpress

37 foreigners suffer alleged food poisoning in tourism hotspot

Chinese tourists buy souvenirs from a street vendor in Nha Trang, central Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc.

Authorities in central Nha Trang Town are investigating the hospitalization of 37 foreigners showing symptoms of food poisoning.

The group of tourists ate a buffet breakfast at Diamond Bay Condotel Resort in Nha Trang of Khanh Hoa Province on Tuesday that contained 30 dishes and served around 600 customers, including Vietnamese, Russians and Chinese.

Several hours later, many began suffering stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea and were sent to the emergency room at a local hospital, said Le Tan Hung, deputy director of the provincial health department.

Tiếp tục đọc “37 foreigners suffer alleged food poisoning in tourism hotspot”

Sun Group slides to the top with new Phu Quoc water park

By Phat Dat   January 1, 2020 | 09:00 am GMT+7 VNExpress

Designed by leading global experts, Aquatopia in Phu Quoc may well be the most modern water world in Southeast Asia.

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Vietnam’s premier developer of theme parks and entertainment complexes, Sun Group has officially opened the doors of Aquatopia Water Park on Hon Thom Island in the island district of Phu Quoc, southern Kien Giang Province.

The modern water park will immediately draw more travelers looking to ring in 2020 or celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year holiday) on the pearl island, now one of the world’s leading beach destinations.

Tiếp tục đọc “Sun Group slides to the top with new Phu Quoc water park”

Dự án nghỉ dưỡng “tác động” 4.200m2 đất rừng phòng hộ

Thứ Tư, 18/12/2019, 15:36:41

NDĐTTrong quá trình thi công mặt bằng để xây dựng năm biệt thự trên diện tích được cấp phép 1.300m2, Công ty TNHH Bệnh viện đa khoa Hồng Đức, chủ đầu tư Dự án khu điều dưỡng, nghỉ dưỡng và an dưỡng tiêu chuẩn quốc tế, tại Khu du lịch quốc gia hồ Tuyền Lâm (TP Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng), đã san ủi, “tác động” hơn 4.200m2 đất rừng phòng hộ.

Dự án nghỉ dưỡng “tác động” 4.200m2 đất rừng phòng hộ
Chủ đầu tư đã “tác động” hơn 4.200m2 đất rừng phòng hộ trong quá trình thực hiện dự án.

Tiếp tục đọc “Dự án nghỉ dưỡng “tác động” 4.200m2 đất rừng phòng hộ”

Vietnam turning into medical tourism destination for dental, cosmetic care

VOA – By Ralph Jennings – December 18, 2019 05:17 AM

Chinese tourists ride rickshaws for sightseeing in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. China tops the list of number of…
Chinese tourists ride rickshaws for sightseeing in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. China tops the list of number of tourists coming to Vietnam.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Foreign tourists normally pour into Vietnam to see colonial architecture and limestone jutting out of the sea. Now some are headed to Vietnam’s clinics and hospitals. They’re part of Asia’s latest medical tourism industry.

Vietnamese officials hope medical tourists will emerge from the threefold increase in arrivals between 2010 and 2018. The key attractions: dentists and cosmetic surgery. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam turning into medical tourism destination for dental, cosmetic care”

Cruise ship to connect Mekong Delta with Cambodia

The four-star Victoria Mekong cruise ship is set to start carrying tourists on a route between Vietnam’s Can Tho City and Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh on December 11, Thien Minh Group said recently.

cruise ship to connect mekong delta with cambodia hinh 0The four-star Victoria Mekong cruise ship. The four-star Victoria Mekong cruise ship is set to start its operation on a route between Vietnam’s Can Tho City and Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh on December 11 – Photo: Xuan Thu

Vo Xuan Thu, general director of Victoria Can Tho Resort, a member of Thien Minh Group, told the Saigon Times that the price of a trip, including meals and beverages onboard, starts from VND21 million. Tiếp tục đọc “Cruise ship to connect Mekong Delta with Cambodia”

Đà Lạt prepares for flower festival

Update: November, 25/2019 – 07:42 VNS

Lê Đại Hành Street in Đà Lạt. Themed ‘Đà Lạt and Flowers’, the biennial festival will take place next month in the Central Highland province of Lâm Đồng. — Photo dalatcity.org

HÀ NỘI — Preparations for the upcoming 8th Đà Lạt Flower Festival were underway and would be completed by November 30, according to officials.

Themed ‘Đà Lạt and Flowers’, the biennial festival will take place next month in the Central Highland province of Lâm Đồng. It will include various cultural, art and tourism shows to promote the city’s image as the land of flowers. Tiếp tục đọc “Đà Lạt prepares for flower festival”

Festival highlights beautiful pink grass hills in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Monday, November 18, 2019, 17:35 GMT+7
Festival highlights beautiful pink grass hills in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
Pink grassland in the Dan Kia Lake – Golden Stream area, Lac Duong District, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. Photo: Dinh Van Bien / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong have kick-started the 2019 Lang Biang Pink Grass Festival as pink grass once again takes over vast portions of local hills in Lac Duong District, creating an other-worldly scene.

As the rainy season comes to an end in Lam Dong and the dry season begins, the low temperature creates an ideal condition for a new generation of pink grass to engulf hilltops throughout several locations in the Dan Kia Lake – Golden Stream area. Tiếp tục đọc “Festival highlights beautiful pink grass hills in Vietnam’s Central Highlands”