V – Varied landscape Vietnam is one of the favourite playgrounds of Mother Nature, boasting a wondrous blend of mountains, highlands, caves, rivers, plains, beaches, and epic delta regions. With Mount Fansipan, as its backdrop, Sapa is home to terraced rice fields, cascading waterfalls, and secluded tribal villages perched on distant slopes. Halong Bay is the perfect getaway to experience luxury cruises as well as outdoor activities such as kayaking. It is an enthralling experience to cruise amidst the towering limestone karsts jutting out of the Gulf of Tonkin. The endless spectacle of the limestone world continues further south in Trang An and Tam Coc located in Ninh Binh province, offering limitless opportunities for travellers. Complementing the Central Highlands, exquisite pristine beaches enrich the beauty of Central Vietnam. Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest cave system, is a particular highlight, although it remains difficult to explore. However, this imposing … [Read more...] about Vietnam – seven reasons to visit
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Updated at Monday, 04 Feb 2019, 13:02 The Hanoitimes - Many South Korean travelers described an impressive experience in Vietnam, for them: “home away from home!” The number of South Korean visitors to Vietnam in 2018 hit 3.48 million, a surge of 44.3% from a year earlier, continuing the upward trend over the past years. South Korean visitors in Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are abuzz with Korean culture while beachside destinations like Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are tailored for Korean tastes, according to both domestic and foreign media. Reasons attributed to the surge in South Korean visitors are as follows. Firstly, geographical proximity. It takes average five hours to get to Vietnam from South Korea. The short distance is a favorable condition for young people who can save time to enjoy their vacation in the country of both modern and traditional values, of four seasons, and of both mountains and beaches. From … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam so attractive to South Korean visitors?
Police officers inspect a scene of a bus blast in Giza, Egypt, December 28, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Vietnam`s foreign ministry is working with Egyptian authorities to help families of tourists killed and hurt in a roadside blast. The foreign ministry has requested the Egyptian Embassy in Hanoi to grant urgent visas to family members of the Vietnamese victims of Friday's bomb blast and asked that it works with parties involved to protect the victims’ legal rights. The ministry has also instructed the Vietnamese Embassy in Cairo to follow the situation closely and take necessary measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese citizens. A bus carrying 15 Vietnamese tourists who were traveling from Cairo to the Giza pyramids on a seven-day tour organized by Ho Chi Minh City-based travel agency Saigontourist was hit by a roadside bomb placed near a wall along the Mariyutiya Street in Al-Haram District on Friday night. The accident killed … [Read more...] about Vietnam urges Egypt to grant urgent visas for families of bomb blast victims
Hoan Kiem lake The move intensifies tourism promotion on the spot, through the development and experience of inter-regional tourism products. It also offers opportunities for Vietnamese tourism businesses to exchange and introduce new tourism products, thereby contributing to promoting tourism of the capital. As scheduled, from October 5th to 10th, the delegation will survey tourism products in Hanoi and surrounding areas, such as Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, Hanoi old quarter, Thang Long Royal Citadel, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House on stilts, One-pillar pagoda, Duong Lam ancient village, Van Phuc silk village, Huong Son relic and Ha Long bay. On October 10th, there will be a meeting to exchange and introduce tourism products between the delegation and Vietnamese businesses, as well as discuss destinations and tourism products of the Department of Tourism and Vietnam Airlines./. BTA … [Read more...] about European tour operators to survey Hanoi tourism
Vietnam and Cambodia are one of my favorite countries in South East Asia and I have always wanted to go back one day. Doing a Mekong Cruise has been high on my wishlist too. During the last summer holidays I finally went back with my family. I came up with this Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap itinerary via the Mekong Delta and Phnom Penh. My family and I had a great time! We already did a two-week Vietnam trip in central & north Vietnam two years back, but Cambodia was new for my family. I visited Siem Reap already for a long week several years ago. There is some overlap in in this Vietnam to Cambodia itinerary but not much. It can be used to connect both other itineraries to make a 5-6 week itinerary covering all places in both countries. We started in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam from where we first visited Phu Quoc island to relax. Then one of my dreams came true and we did a Mekong Cruise to Phnom Penh. After Phnom Penh we did a homestay (a first!) and ended the trip for a week in … [Read more...] about VIETNAM & CAMBODIA – 2 or 3-week Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap itinerary with Mekong Cruise