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First int’l travel mart to take place this month

Domestic and foreign tourism companies will gather at the first national-scale Vietnam International Travel Mart slated for April 18-21 in Hanoi. Coorganised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Hanoi People’s Committee, the fair is seen as a good opportunity to promote Vietnam ’s tourism brand to international friends, helping turn the country ... Read More »

Lao Cai expects to welcome 400,000 tourists in Q2

The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai expects to see a sudden surge in the number of visitors with 400,000 in the second quarter of 2013 when it holds a range of cultural, sports and tourism activities. The activities will include the 2013 Sa Pa in the Cloud Festival, the Bac Ha Traditional Horse Race 2013, the 8 th National ... Read More »

Discovery of longest lava cave in Southeast Asia

Discovery of longest lava cave in Southeast Asia caption: Researchers have found a lava cave complex including Bat Cave, considered as the longest cave in Southeast Asia. – Photo courtesy monre.gov.vn DONG NAI (VNS)– A system of lava caves including one considered as the longest lava cave of Southeast Asia has been discovered in the southern province of Dong Nai, ... Read More »

Mangrove trees protect villagers from hard times

Mangrove trees protect villagers from hard times Branching out: Villagers catch crabs and snails under the canopy of mangroves more than a hundred years old. — VNS Photos Huynh Van My All their neighbours were cutting down trees, attracted by the prospect of making money quickly. But people in one village refused to let their forest be destroyed. Today, they’re ... Read More »

Park gets upgrade as tourism booms

Park gets upgrade as tourism booms HA NOI (VNS)— A master plan for developing the Dong Van Global Geology Park in northern mountainous province of Ha Giang by 2020 has been announced. The park will be divided into three preservation zones, which will act as three functional parks for geology science, geology-culture, ecology and four tourism centres. The plan aims ... Read More »

Pristine Hon Seo Island: ideal destination for explorers

As a beautiful uninhabited island, Hon Seo Island in Binh Dinh province is an ideal destination for those who want to explore the sea and island, see colourful pebbles on the beach, cross large rocks, take a dive, go fishing, and enjoy freshly-caught seafood. Located off the Phuong Mai Peninsula in Nhon Ly commune, about 15km northeast of Quy Nhon ... Read More »

Development for Karst Plateau Park in Ha Giang announced

Development for Karst Plateau Park in Ha Giang announced Dong Van Global Geology Park.—VNS File Photo HA NOI (VNS)– A master plan for developing the Dong Van Global Geology Park in northern mountainous province of Ha Giang by 2020 has been announced. The park will be divided into three preservation zones, which will act as three functional parks for Geology ... Read More »

Tranquil cajeput forest provides a glimpse of delicate ecosystem

Tranquil cajeput forest provides a glimpse of delicate ecosystem Winding waterways: A rowing boat takes visitors to the centre of the Tra Su cajeput forest, home to a multitude of flora and fauna. by Thuy Hang The Tra Su cajeput forest in the southern province of An Giang has become a favourite tourist spot, especially for those who respect its ... Read More »

Transport of goods banned at Ha Long Bay

The northern province of Quang Ninh has officially ceased the loading, unloading and transportation of goods, including clinker, cement and wood chips at Ha Long Bay. All these activities take place at Hon Net port in Bai Tu Long Bay. The move is an effort by the local authority to preserve and promote the value of the world natural heritage ... Read More »

Fireworks contest to light up Han River in Da Nang

Fireworks contest to light up Han River in Da Nang A 28,000-seat stage has been set up along the Han River bank on Tran Hung Dao street, the central road of the city, in preparation for the sixth Da Nang International Fireworks Competition.—Illustrative image/VNA/VNS Photo DA NANG (VNS)– A 28,000-seat stage has been set up along the Han River bank ... Read More »