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Hạ Long's flying high

A trip to Việt Nam is not complete without a visit to Hạ Long Bay. The spectacular landscape this week celebrated 20 years since it was recognised by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site. Have you been there? Share your photos and impressions in the comment section below.       Source link Read More »

Int’l travel mart to highlight Vietnamese heritage

  Many air tickets and tour packages will be offered with discounts at VITM.  Photo thethaovanhoa.com HÀ NỘI  Việt Nam International Tourism Mart  (VITM) 2020 will be held on April 1-4 focusing on preserving heritage and promoting heritage tourism. With the theme Heritage – Power of Việt Nam Tourism, the biggest annual event of national tourism will be held by ... Read More »

Cần Giờ’s mangrove forests a haven for stressed-out travellers

  A view of mangroves from 26 metre-high tower at Vàm Sát Ecological Park. — VNS Photo Thu Hằng Thu Hằng Noted for its vast mangrove forests, pure air and wildlife sanctuaries, the coastal district of Cần Giờ and its Mangrove Biosphere Reserve is a perfect weekend break from the frenzied activity of the country’s big cities. Located 50km southeast of the HCM ... Read More »

300-year-old temple on Phú Quốc protects fishermen

  Surrounding the 300-year-old Dinh Cậu Temple on Phú Quốc Island are the “Turtle Head Tiger Tail” Rocks.  VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The 300-year-old Dinh Cậu Temple on Kiên Giang Province’s Phú Quốc Island is a place for fishermen to pray for a smooth voyage. Perched on an odd-shaped formation of rocks overlooking the ocean, located 200 metres west of Dương Đông Town, the ... Read More »

Ako Dhong: village in the city

  Tradional long house is a typical feature in Ako Dhong village. Photo daktip.vn By Lâm Giang Only two kilometres north of Buôn Ma Thuột City, Ako Dhong holds the hidden beauty of a traditional village of the Ê Đê ethnic group. We were amazed to find a traditional village still thriving in a modern city. In the past, Ako Dhong was nothing but forests. The village patriarch Ama ... Read More »

Pờ Ma Lung Mountain a favourite spot for climbers

  Pờ Ma Lung in Lai Châu Province is among the top 10 tallest mountains in VIet Nam, attracting scores of climbers with its challenging route. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Pờ Ma Lung in Lai Châu Province is among Việt Nam’s top 10 tallest mountains, attracting scores of climbers with its challenging route. The mountain, 2,967 metres high, is located in Lang Village in Phong Thổ ... Read More »

Lost in Lô Lô Chải Village

  Lô Lô Chải village seen from the Lũng Cú National Flag Tower. Photo dulich.realtimes.vn Lâm Giang At the foot of Lũng Cú National Flag Tower, the country’s north pole in Lũng Cú Commune, Đồng Văn District, there is a miraculous village, which is often depicted in legends. Its name is Lô Lô Chải. The village is nestled in the ... Read More »

Hà Nội to set off fireworks at 30 places during Tết

  The Hồ Gươm (Sword) Lake in central Hà Nội is one of the city’s annual fireworks venues for the Lunar New Year celebration.  VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI The capital city will hold 15-minute firework shows across the capital to welcome Tết, the Lunar New Year festival, in January. The fireworks will take place at six venues at high altitudes and 24 venues at lower ... Read More »

Na Hang Lake a smaller version of Hạ Long Bay

  At the foot of the falls is the natural Na Hang Lake, a place for visitors to swim. The lake with its cool water, set amidst rocks, is especially inviting on hot days. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY Marvelous rock structures jut out of Na Hang Lake in the northern province of Tuyên Quang, looking like the more famous Hạ Long Bay. Tuyên Quang, ... Read More »

Hà Nội Train Street among Top 8 over-touristed sites

  The Hà Nội Train Street, closed last month over safety concerns, has been named as a Top 8 destination that experienced over-tourism in the last decade, according to the US travel magazine Insider. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI The Hà Nội Train Street, closed last month over safety concerns, is listed among the Top 8 destinations that were over-touristed in the last decade. US travel magazine Insider, which compiled ... Read More »