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Int’l seminar focuses on preserving Halong Bay

More than 150 foreign and Vietnamese scientists and managers discussed ways to preserve and promote the values of Halong Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh on July 24. Addressing the seminar, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh, pointed out that Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage, offers beautiful...

Posted date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

‘Ha Long Bay on land'

The Trang An Tourism Complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh has great historical and geological value, experts declared at an international workshop held here yesterday, July 24. Through their reports on recent archaeological excavations and geological research, speakers at the workshop said the site had special natural beauty and...

Posted date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Floating markets – the essence of the Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is renowned for its floating markets which are typical of the Phung Hiep and Cai Be districts. On arriving in the Delta, you can travel by motorised boat to visit the Cai Be floating market, and experience the colourful trade of goods between their vessels. The farmers from around the region bring their goods, mostly...

Posted date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Ban Than’s natural beauty on a stunning tropical beach

Vietnam’s rich coastal line is never-ending and is full of gorgeous landscapes - but there are not many places that have the unique natural beauty of Ban Than on Tam Hai Island off Quang Nam Province. Ban Than is a stone surface stretching for around one kilometer from the east side of Tam Hai Island. It was created from different and...

Posted date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

The village of artists

The village of artists, called Ham Long, is located near the windy Sai Gon River, 10km from the hub of Ho Chi Minh City. It has this name because most of the owners of houses in the village are artists. Visiting the village, tourists have a chance to behold houses built in the traditional architectural style of the Vietnamese people, such as a...

Posted date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Da nang beach is introduced as “China Beach”

Visitors are surprised when Da nang beach is introduced on websites of some local travel companies as “China Beach.” The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said that this is unacceptable mistake. “I cannot understand why Vietnamese travel firms introduce Da nang beach. It can make overseas tourists to misunderstand that...

Posted date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

HCM City among world’s top 10 cities for street foods

Ho Chi Minh City has recently been again ranked among the world’s top ten cities for street foods in a list made by travel website VirtualTourist.com. It was also recommended on Reuters’ Travel Picks column. “Vietnamese cuisine has received some major street cred in recent memory (Anthony Bourdain’s praise comes to mind), and a quick...

Posted date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Five top places for having nude bath in Vietnam

Having a nude bath in nature has been imported into Vietnam and it has been gradually accepted by Vietnamese people. Let’s review famous places for nude bath in Vietnam with us. 1. Phu Quoc Island Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam. The island is part of the southern province of Kien Giang, has a total area of 574...

Posted date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Mang Lang Church

Phu Yen Province is renowned for its many stunning beaches, splendid rock cliffs and magnificent mountains, but tourists looking for something unusual should visit Mang Lang Church in An Thach Commune, Tuy An District, about 35 kilometres north of Tuy Hoa City. The church was built 130 years ago by French priest Joseph de la Cassagne...

Posted date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Visiting Thuan Hung paper cake craft village

When you visit the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to shop on floating markets or drift along canals and bicycle around orchards, you should not forget to visit Thuan Hung paper cake craft village. Located on the road to Thot Not District on National Road 91 traveling for about 10 kilometers you will discover that Tan Loi 3, Tan Phu and...

Posted date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 20/7

Ha Long City to hold ‘wonderful' international workshop An international workshop will be held next Tuesday in Ha Long City, discussing the preservation and development of Ha Long Bay as a natural wonder of the world. About 20 presentations by Vietnamese and international researchers and managers have been sent to the organisers. The...

Posted date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Wine-filled tree house adds to delights on peaceful peninsula

I planned to enjoy staying in bed late to enjoy the pristine hide-away I had found combing the beauty of beach and forest. However, the glow of dawn, the lapping of the waves and the song of birds urged me to be the first one to wake up. I spent the most wonderful morning in my life. The tide ebbed, leaving behind sparkling snails on a white...

Posted date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Vietnam determined to lower hotel service fees to attract more tourists

The hotel service fee now makes up 20 percent of the domestic tour fee, which is one of the most important reasons behind the weak competitiveness of domestic tours in comparison with the outbound tours to Thailand and Cambodia. Hotels.com, a website on the hotels in Asia Pacific in March 2012 released a report saying that the hotel room rate...

Posted date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Global community focuses on Ha Long Bay

An international seminar on Ha Long Bay will be held in Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province on July 24. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) held a press conference in Hanoi on July 17 to announce the event, which aims to seek out measures to preserve and promote the values of the World Heritage Site to develop tourism in a...

Posted date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News

Hanoi to make heavy investment on amusement centers to develop tourism

Developing amusement centers in both the inner city and the suburbs comes high on the list of priority works mentioned in the capital city tourism program by 2020. Hanoi is the city which attracts more foreign travelers than any other localities in Vietnam. However, the travelers do not have long stay in the city: a traveler stays in Hanoi...

Posted date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 - From: Tourism News