Tag archive for ‘Vietnam Destinations’

Vietnam’s tourism not “hidden” any more

Vietnam’s tourism not “hidden” any more

Vietnam’s tourism should be introduced to the world as an open, self-confident tourism which bears distinct, endless and dynamic beauty. On August 2, 2011, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the EU funded ESRT project (development capacity in implementing environment and society responsible tourism) reported to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism […]

Share Vietnam, Lao localities step up tourism cooperation

Share Vietnam, Lao localities step up tourism cooperation

Champassak province of Laos welcomed over 300,000 foreign tourists in 2010, of which the number of Vietnam visitors sharply increased compared to the previous percentage. This was a good translation of the cooperative agreement signed in 2009 by the Champassak Tourism Association (CTA) and the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, CTA Chairman Somleth Phosalath […]

Vietnamese travel firms target nearby markets

Vietnamese travel firms target nearby markets

Nearby markets are the ones that Vietnamese travel firms are targeting now, because they believe that in the context of economic difficulties, when travelers have to fasten their belt, they would plan short-distance tours to save up money. Vietnamese travel firms are hurrying to draw up the plans to promote tourism for 2011 and 2012. […]

Last year good for hospitality

Last year good for hospitality

VietNamNet Bridge – Last year was one of the brightest years on record for Viet Nam’s hotels, with the number of domestic and foreign tourists reaching a new high, according to results of a survey released by the auditing and consulting firm Grant Thornton Vietnam. The annual Vietnam Hotel Survey 2011, which studied hotels and […]

Hidden attractions and a way of life

Hidden attractions and a way of life

VietNamNet Bridge – Pristine streets and houses built centuries ago by the Japanese, special lanterns and tailors offering to make silk suits overnight – Hoi An’s attractions are well known.   As visitors to this quaint town explore its surroundings further, they are likely to discover the secrets of this historic spot. One of them […]

Life in the home of oldest tea trees in the world

Life in the home of oldest tea trees in the world

VietNamNet Bridge – Around 200km from Hanoi, Suoi Giang commune in the Van Chan district, the northern mountain province of Yen Bai, is 1,371m above sea level. The commune is located on the mighty Fansipan Mountain. This is the home of the oldest tea trees in the world. The weather in Suoi Giang is cool […]

‘Free & Easy’ tour service popular in Vietnam

‘Free & Easy’ tour service popular in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – ‘Free & Easy’ tour service which arranges air travel tickets and hotel bookings without tour itineraries and tour guides is gaining popularity in Vietnam due to escalating prices in domestic travel.   Local tour operators offer cheap deals in a bid to maintain domestic customers, though the popularity of the ‘Free & […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hoi An overview

Hoi An town is situated on the Thu Bon River’s bank. Once known as Faifoo, Hoi An was one of the major Oriental trading ports in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is also one of the main parking stations of the merchants in the Far East. It has ancient streets, which are the tube […]

The valley of Love in Dalat

The Valley of Love is 5km north of Da Lat, Vietnam. Its former name is Valley of Peace. In 1972 with the creation of lake Da Thien, its name was changed. The Valley of Love is in the temperate central highlands of Vietnam. The cool temperatures attract natives and tourists to the area. The temperature […]

Hanoi’s Pagodas and Temples

Tran Quoc Pagoda The original pagoda was built in the 6th century and is considered the oldest in Vietnam. It was founded on the bank of the Red River by King Ly Nam De who named it Khai Quoc (National Founder). Much later, it was moved to its present site beside Hanoi’s Ho Tay (West) […]