Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Vietnam’s tourism industry sees revenue jump 40% to USD5 billion

The hospitality industry wraps up this year in unthinkable success, generating revenue of VND96 trillion, or nearly USD5 billion, jumping by around 40% from last year’s VND70 trillion, said the national tourism administration. “It’s impressive growth,” Vu The Binh, Director of the Travel Department under the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said. VNAT said […]

Weather in Da Lat Overview

Da Lat’s weather and natural scenery create its hidden charm. It is famous for not only the waterfalls, hills but also the unique climatic regions. In addition, some special trees can bee found here. Although Da Lat is in the middle of tropical weather, it characterizes the local topography. There fore, it has cool temperatures […]

Nha Trang’s Weather Review

Nha Trang is not influenced by monsoon winds. It has a warm, fair and beautiful climate nearly all year round, exception for ate October, November and early December. Rainy season is in September, October, November and December. Nha Trang has dry periods in February and March. November is the wettest month. February is the driest […]

Phu Quoc Island’s Climate

Phu Quoc Island, also known as Jade Island, is Vietnam’s largest one, is located in the Gulf of Thailand and is a part of the Kien Giang Province. The island covers 593.05 sq km. Duong Dong Town, suited in the northwest, is the capital of the island district. Temperature Phu Quoc’s temperature is 27.7 Celsius, […]

Vietnam welcomes five million tourists

Vietnam on December 24 had international tourist number five million for 2010 – a visitor from China. This opened a new page in the development of the tourism industry. The welcome mat was put out for Zhou Ying, a Chinese auditor, who flew into Vietnam on flight VN901, from Beijing to Hanoi. “Five million, the […]

Binh Thuan to host international yacht festival

An international yacht festival will take place in the central province of Binh Thuan, from January 15-18, 2011, Ngo Minh Chinh, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on December 20. With the theme “Ship, Sea and Sun”, the festival will feature an exhibition and performance of 200 yachts, four music […]

Southern amateur music sees revival

Efforts to preserve and secure UNESCO recognition for don ca tai tu, a form of music performed by amateur artists in the south, are gathering pace. A seminar held in HCM City on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 sought to gather materials and information on the art for submission to the UN agency. Dozens of researchers, […]

Basket boat racing in Hoi An

If you like boat racing with the excitement but not the danger, join the basket boat race on the Hoi An Eco-tour, organized by Khoa Tran Travel Company. The family-run tour company in the ancient town of Hoi An operates tours with local farmers and fishermen, for tourists to sample how they live and work […]

Hanoi attracts 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2010

The number of foreign visitors to Hanoi in 2010 is estimated at 1.2 million, up 18.42% against 2009, while the number of domestic tourists to the city is expected to increase by 15.22% to 10.6 million. The figure was given at a revision conference by the Hanoi Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism on December […]

Halong Bay in world’s top ten sailing cruise

The US National Geographic online magazine listed Vietnam’s Halong Bay as 6th in world’s top ten sailing cruise. In its introduction, the National Geographic says Halong Bay, or the Bay of the Descending Dragon, in northeastern Vietnam, is scattered with some 3,000 precipitous, strangely sculpted limestone islands and outcrops, and dotted with small floating villages […]

Tet Flower Festival to return at Tao Dan Park

The Tet Flower Festival will kick off in Tao Dan Park in HCMC’s District 1 on January 28, or five days ahead of the Lunar New Year, displaying flowers of various types and gathering artisans from home and abroad, according to a plan just approved by the city government on December 22. The 12-day flower […]

Ho Chi Minh City’s Food

Ho Chi Minh City is the center of the South Vietnam. There are rich and abundant productions, so Sai Gon’s food is very diversified. Besides, Ho Chi Minh City is home of people from all over the country and the gateway contacting with the outside of the world. The city includes food lines of all […]