Authorities cave-in to allow tour company Son Doong exclusivity

Authorities cave-in to allow tour company Son Doong exclusivity

Oxalis Adventure Tours, the only private company licensed to explore Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, got the nod from authorities in central Quang Binh Province to escort tourists through the cave from now till 2030. Earlier, the license was only bestowed annually, the latest measure aimed to boost the tourism industry.    Quang Binh requires the tour operator to achieve economic efficiency and ensure tourist safety while promoting Son Doong, a fast emerging tourist destination. Nguyen Chau A, Oxalis General…

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Where to travel this December

Where to travel this December

Where to travel this December With the year drawing to a close, it’s time to chill in Vietnam’s northern mountains or escape to central beaches. 1. Dreamy Mount Mau Son Mau Son rises more than one kilometer above sea level in Lang Son Province, 170 kilometers (106 miles) to the northeast of Hanoi. Here visitors can experience spring, summer, autumn, and winter all in a single day. It is one of the must-go destinations in December and January when vast…

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Hoang Thuy Linh scoops Best Asian Artist Vietnam title at MAMA 2019

Hoang Thuy Linh scoops Best Asian Artist Vietnam title at MAMA 2019

By Tam Giao  &nbspDecember 6, 2019 | 10:56 am GMT+7 Singer Hoang Thuy Linh was named Best Asian Artist Vietnam at South Korea’s 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA 2019). Absent from the MAMA 2019 ceremony in Nagoya, Japan on December 4, Hoang Thuy Linh shared her feelings via video, praising her team, family, fans and award organizers. Hoang Thuy Linh grasps her MAMA trophy. Photo by Facebook/Hoang Thuy Linh. “I appreciate the MAMA award, though it’s far from my…

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Former imperial capital remains lush green

Former imperial capital remains lush green

Truong Tien Bridge, an iconic symbol of Hue, seen from above. Built in 1899 during the reign of King Thanh Thai, the 10th ruler of the Nguyen Dynasty, the 400-meter bridge was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the architect who designed the Eiffel Tower in France and the Statue of Liberty in the U.S. Source link

Hoi An appeals to the ‘sole’ in pedestrianization drive

Hoi An appeals to the ‘sole’ in pedestrianization drive

Motorbikes will be banned on Phan Chu Trinh Street from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays starting March 1 next year. In 2021, the ban will commence from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The street, around 400 meters from the iconic Pagoda Bridge, is a popular tourist attraction and home to scores of shops, souvenir vendors and eateries, including famed Banh Mi Phuong and Ba Buoi Chicken Rice. The initiative is part of a major project by Hoi An to extend…

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S.Korean professor writes book on coach Park’s Vietnam tenure

S.Korean professor writes book on coach Park’s Vietnam tenure

The book, translated into Vietnamese, is titled “We Are Vietnam – We Are One,” charts Park’s inspirational journey with Vietnam’s national men’s football teams. It is written in the form of conversations between the author and Park and depicts that latter as a strategic manager. Park himself has written the book’s preface. He says he has had a “brand new life” in Vietnam. “I came to Vietnam and received assistance and support from many people. I am a very lucky…

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South Korean professor writes book on coach Park’s Vietnam tenure

South Korean professor writes book on coach Park’s Vietnam tenure

The book, translated into Vietnamese, is titled “We Are Vietnam – We Are One,” charts Park’s inspirational journey with Vietnam’s national men’s football teams. It is written in the form of conversations between the author and Park and depicts that latter as a strategic manager. Park himself has written the book’s preface. He says he has had a “brand new life” in Vietnam. “I came to Vietnam and received assistance and support from many people. I am a very lucky…

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Mekong Delta’s rice paddies turn into riot of colors

Mekong Delta’s rice paddies turn into riot of colors

The natural zigzag curves across the landscape makes Ta Pa stand out from other places in An Giang. Photographer Huynh Phuc Hau, an An Giang native, promises that the harvest season is the most beautiful in his hometown, and tells visitors to take a leisurely drive early in the morning to discover the grandeur of the place. Source link

S. Korean woman warms hearts in Vietnam

S. Korean woman warms hearts in Vietnam

The phone rings while Lee Kyeong Hee eats in her apartment in Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem District. “Hi Ha, how’s it going?” she beams into the phone. On the verge of tears, the Vietnamese caller responds: “I miss you so much. It’s been so long since I last held you close.” Nguyen Thi Thu Ha was born in northern Hai Phong City in 1986 and met Lee as a student. Ha’s parents had just divorced, causing her to retreat into…

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Pristine winter hideaway Con Dao in Vogue

Pristine winter hideaway Con Dao in Vogue

The French magazine earlier this week released a travel list of nine ‘dreamy islands’ ideal for a winter excursion, describing Con Dao as a ‘must-see gem’.   “Con Dao archipelago includes 16 islands, each more beautiful than the last. Preserving its pristine nature, only a dozen high-end hotels operate in the region,” Vogue Paris wrote. “The archipelago boasts a splendid national park with a unique ecosystem,” it added. Located in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, around 230 kilometers (143 miles)…

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