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Tramping around Cat Cat Village

Conquering winding slopes and passing through tortuous passes of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range, brings you to the intriguing Cat Cat Village in San Sa Ho Commune which is a must for tourists visiting Sapa’s magnificent and splendid town. Cat Cat, a tribal village of H’mong ethnic people, is located at the foot of Fansipang Mountain, about...

Posted date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Bo Da Pagoda preserves sacred Buddhist treasures

If you get the chance to visit the northern province of Bac Giang, you should not miss the opportunity to take in the sacred landscape around Bo Da Pagoda in Thuong Lat Hamlet, Tien Son Commune, Viet Yen District. There you can see Buddhist woodblocks and ancient architecture that has been preserved for hundreds of years. Like a prayer: The...

Posted date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Travel firms expand networks despite tourist slowdown

Many tour operators have still expanded their networks nationwide, especially in HCMC, in spite of the fact that the ongoing economic hardship has resulted in a slowdown in the number of tourists, especially the inbound segment. A group of visitors are seen in Nha Trang City in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa. HCMC-based Vietravel...

Posted date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Delicious street food in Hoi An

Tourists to the ancient town of Hoi An can easily find restaurants majoring in Western and Vietnamese foods. However, to make your trip to the town more interesting, tourists are advised to spend their time tasting some good quality street food. For savory treats, people can try barbeque meat, hot vit lon (fetal duck egg), Quang noodles and hen...

Posted date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Hue’s nature wasting for tourism development

The ancient capital city of Hue has been warned that it may not have a sustainable tourism development if it continues wasting Hue’s nature and characteristics. It’s obvious that Hue has become a famous tourism destination. Travelers to Hue can try food specialties, enjoy the Huong romantic river’s landscapes and have meals in...

Posted date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

The pleasant surroundings of Hue City

Khiem Lang tomb of King Tu Duc is a wonderful architectural complex which is on a narrow valley of Thuong Ba Hamlet, Thuy Xuan Ward of Hue City. This is one of the best-preserved tombs of the Nguyen dynasty kings. Despite being located in the central area, where the harsh weather is a combination of heavy rain, floods and scorching sunlight,...

Posted date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Summer promotions fail to ignite tourism

Tour operators have said sales growth in this year’s summer travel season is dismal and not even worth their efforts to stimulate demand through numerous promotion programs. Despite various sale promotions such as discounts of up to 30-35% for domestic tours and 20% for outbound tours, Vietravel has achieved sales growth of 30%...

Posted date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Int’l travel expo to be held in HCM City

The International Travel Expo HCM City 2012 ( ITE HCM City ) will be held from September 13-15 with the participation of 500 local and foreign companies from 30 countries and territories. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has organised the event in partnership with the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam...

Posted date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Northern travel firms offer same tours in joint promo

One month after this year’s travel stimulus program was kicked off, travel firms in northern Vietnam have cooperated with each other to offer four identical tours in their joint promotion. Specifically, the four tours are the four-day Danang-Hoi An-My Son tour priced at VND5.5 million a customer and the five-day Saigon-Phnom Penh-Siem Riep...

Posted date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Local tourism fails to boost vacationers’ spending

While many international holidaymakers earmark several hundred US dollars to buy gifts during their Vietnam trips, the local tourism industry fails to showcase souvenirs attractive enough to make the vacationers open their wallets. Tourists staying in five-star hotels can spend up to $400 a day on shopping, but there are not many choices for them...

Posted date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

The picturesque King Meo palace

The magnificent palace of the Vuong family in Sa Phin, Dong Van commune, located around 125 kilometers from Ha Giang City, is one of the most popular tourist spots in Ha Giang province. The palace belonged to Vuong Duc Chinh, who was named King of Meo people in Dong Van commune, and is nearly 100 years old. It was used as a fortress to defend...

Posted date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

State agencies fight over tour guide card granting fees

The war between the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and local departments of culture, sports and tourism on the card fee sharing proportion has become more violent. Local departments have been uniting, claiming for the higher fee proportions they can enjoy when granting practice cards to tour guides. “VNAT only has to...

Posted date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

The haunting beauty of Eo Gio cliffs

Those who are visiting Quy Nhon City in the central province of Binh Dinh must make plans to come to the nearby Eo Gio for a number of reasons. Firstly, come to listen to the haunting sound of the wind and waves through cliffs and caves and admire some spectacular stone shapes which seem to hold the endless sea in their embrace. Eo...

Posted date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Tourists ripped off by vendors in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Despite local authorities’ efforts to stop them, street vendors have recently continued to increase in numbers and rip off tourists around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, worsening the beauty of the tourism area in visitors’ eyes. 1001 ways to lose money Street vendors in the area have thousands of tricks to get tourists’ money through selling...

Posted date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News

Sam Son offers relaxing break from city grind

Sandals in my hands, I wade in the waters of Sam Son Beach, under the sparkling stars. Thousands of waves crash on my legs as I walk through the shallow water. It's so nice to feel the sand under my feet while listening to the waves hum soft melodies. The wind caresses my hair, making me forget the day's burning heat. At 9pm, the beach becomes...

Posted date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 - From: Tourism News