Hoi An ancient town cited among 10 World Famous Canals

(VOV) -Touropia, a tourism website, has chosen Hoi An ancient town as one of the 10 World Famous Canals. Hoi An ranked 4th in the list, just behind Venice in Italy, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Bruges in Belgium. The website reports "This fishing-village-turned-tourist-hotspot is situated on the coast of the South China Sea in Vietnam. Hoi An has been an international port from the 16th century although the serious shipping business has long since moved to the city of Danang. The heart of … [Read more...]

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Hoi An ancient towncited among 10 World Famous Canals

(VOV) -Touropia, a tourism website, has chosen Hoi An ancient town as one of the 10 World Famous Canals. Hoi An ranked 4th in the list, just behind Venice in Italy, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Bruges in Belgium. The website reports "This fishing-village-turned-tourist-hotspot is situated on the coast of the South China Sea in Vietnam. Hoi An has been an international port from the 16th century although the serious shipping business has long since moved to the city of Danang. The heart of … [Read more...]

Kalmaegi forces cancellation of hundreds of flights

(VOV) - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on September 16 announced the cancellation and delays of hundreds of flights as typhoon Kalmaegi makes its way towards Vietnam. Four flights - VN1544/1545 from Hanoi to Hue, VN1560/1561 from Hanoi to Nha Trang, VN174/175 from Hanoi to Danang and VN278 from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi - have been rescheduled to start two-three hours earlier. Two flights VN834/835 on the Hanoi-Siem Reap route are also scheduled to take off 35 minutes earlier than … [Read more...]

Ships banned in Halong Bay due to Typhoon Kalmaegi

Loan Nam Anh Strong winds at 62-88 km per hour will appear on September 16 in coastal provinces from Quang Ninh to Nam Dinh. Areas near the eye of Typhoon Kalmaegi will suffer ferocious winds of 103-117 km per hour, and gusts of 118-149 km per hour. The provincial government of Quang Ninh also bans fishing boats from sailing to the sea this morning. Other northern coast areas are also preparing plans to cushion the impact of the storm. The national weather center on September 15 forecasted … [Read more...]

2014 Lam Kinh Festival starts

An art performance at the festival. Photo: qdnd.vn

PANO - Thousands of people flocked to the Lam Kinh historical relic site in Tho Xuan district, Thanh Hoa province to celebrate the 2014 Lam Kinh Festival on September 15th (August 22nd in lunar calendar). The festival sees many interesting activities, including drums beating performances and sedan chair procession, which are traditional rituals under the Le dynasty; the stage program reenacting the Lam Son Uprising, Lung Nhai Oath Ceremony, the enthronement of Kings Le; photos and documents … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Nha Trang to embrace Russian tourist surge until year-end

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Many major Russian tour organizers have announced plans to bring more holidaymakers to Vietnam's coastal city of Nha Trang, a favorite destination of Russian tourists, in the last months of this year. Moscow-based Aneks Tur has said that it will bring tourists from 23 Russian cities, compared to only three last year, to Nha Trang this winter, according to tourism portal tourdom.ru. … [Read more...]

Phu Quoc to receive more flights

Domestic and foreign carriers plan to increase the number of flights into and from Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang at the end of the year and the begining of 2015.

In November 2014, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will operate two air routes to Phu Quoc international airport, including Phu Quoc - Singapore with two flights a week by A321 aircraft and Phu Quoc - Siem Reap (Cambodia) with three flights a week by ATR72 aircraft. Aiming to meet the travel demand of Russian tourists to Phu Quoc, Russia's Pegas Touristik Company plans to operate about 186 flights, with about 30 flights a month on the Moscow - Phu Quoc route, from November 1, 2014 to … [Read more...]

Ha Long Bay to see telpher system

The Sun Group has received a license to construct a tourism complex worth VND6 trillion, in which a telpher system will run through Ha Long Bay, reported the Quang Ninh Television.

The telpher will be designed and built to have its starting point at the Bai Chay precinct and will run through the Cua Luc gulf, running parallel with the Bai Chay Bridge to the top of Ba Deo mountain. The supporting tower pillar at Bai Chay precinct will be 189 meters tall with the height of the other on Ba Deo mountain at more than 133 meters. The telpher will support the carriage of a two-storey cabin designed to carry 230 people. Also planned for construction is a giant … [Read more...]

Hoi An named among world’s most famous canals

Hoai River and its channels feature in the list of the 10 most-famous canals in the world, as announced by the US-based travel website www.touropia.com.

HOI AN (VNS) - The ancient city's Hoai River and its channels feature in the list of the 10 most-famous canals in the world, as announced by the US-based travel website www.touropia.com. … [Read more...]

Four-star hotel in Sapa attracts more tourists

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The Hanoitimes - This is the second four-star hotel in Sapa, after the Chau Long Sapa 2 on Dong Loi street. The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) inaugurated the new four-star U Sa Pa hotel in Sapa district, Lao Cai province. Located at 8 Cau May street in the heart of the district, U Sa Pa is expected more travellers both foreigners and locals. … [Read more...]