A pile of rocks in Dong Nai defy gravity for centuries

A pile of rocks in Dong Nai defy gravity for centuries

Da Ba Chong, a 8-hectare site that teems with big rock formations, stands next to Highway 20, 100 kilometers east of Ho Chi Minh City. At 100 meters above sea level, the rocks that formed centuries ago are mostly Granodiorite, an intrusive igneous rock similar to granite. This pile of three rocks, 40 meters high, stands out at the site, which is behind the culture center of Dinh Quan District. The site is actually named after this particular pile. Despite the…

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Coracle Music Festival returns to southern beach

Coracle Music Festival returns to southern beach

A band performs in Coracle Music Festival in 2018. Photo courtesy of Coracle Music Festival. The second edition of Coracle Music Festival will be held November 29-30 in the southern beach town of Ho Tram, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. Indie rock singer William McCarthy from the U.S., South African R&B artists Nonku Phiri and HCMC-based pop-punk band 7Uppercuts are some of the artists who will take the main stage this year. The second stage will feature Fleetmac Wood, a dance…

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Da Nang hotels struggle with water shortage

Da Nang hotels struggle with water shortage

High salinity levels in the Cau Do (Red Bridge) River, the main source of fresh water for a million residents and tourists in Da Nang, have meant that the city can meet 70 percent of its fresh water needs. Many residential areas in districts of Son Tra, Hai Chau and Ngu Hanh Son have been hit hard by severe fresh water shortage, seriously affecting the local tourism industry. Doan Minh Thien, the owner of a condotel in Son Tra, home…

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Vietnam Airlines cancels Taiwan flights as Typhoon Bailu looms

Vietnam Airlines cancels Taiwan flights as Typhoon Bailu looms

The national flag carrier said in a statement Friday that two flights scheduled to leave Ho Chi Minh City for Kaohsiung on Saturday, August 24 have been canceled for safety reasons after warnings have been issued about floods and high seas on the island. It also rescheduled two other flights that were to depart from Hanoi to Kaohsiung on Sunday morning, August 25. For those affected by flight cancelations on Saturday, the airline will arrange extra seats on Sunday flights….

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World records holder bubble man returns to perform in Hanoi

World records holder bubble man returns to perform in Hanoi

By Long Nguyen   &nbspAugust 23, 2019 | 06:00 pm GMT+7 Bubble artist Fan Yang in one of his shows. Photo acquired by VnExpress. Canadian bubble artist Fan Yang, holder of 19 world records, will perform again in Hanoi starting Friday. The artist of Vietnamese-Hungarian ethnicity will perform every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at Bubble World, Yang’s newly-opened amusement center at the Vincom mega mall on Minh Khai Street, Hai Ba Trung District. For the upcoming holiday, he will perform on four…

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Family serves Hanoi pho in Saigon for 77 years

Family serves Hanoi pho in Saigon for 77 years

Today, his daughter runs a restaurant named after him on the very same street, sticking firmly to the original recipe. The family-owned noodle soup shop is situated at 63/6 Pasteur Street in District 1. Sau Dan, 69, said that her father began selling pho on this street after he moved with relatives from the north to the south in search of a better living. “The noodle shop is named after my father. The shop is the legacy he left for…

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Downtown Hanoi erupts into laughter

Downtown Hanoi erupts into laughter

Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake erupts into laughter By Chau Dong  &nbspAugust 23, 2019 | 08:11 am GMT+7 Dozens of residents, including foreigners, gather at Ly Thai To Monument, near Hanoi’s iconic Hoan Kiem Lake, every morning to practice laughter yoga. Comments (0) Latest firstHighest rated Source link

Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake erupts into laughter

Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake erupts into laughter

Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake erupts into laughter By Chau Dong  &nbspAugust 23, 2019 | 08:11 am GMT+7 Dozens of residents, including foreigners, gather at Ly Thai To Monument near Hanoi’s iconic Hoan Kiem Lake every morning to practice laughter yoga. Comments (0) Latest firstHighest rated Source link

Da Nang a big draw for South Koreans celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival

Da Nang a big draw for South Koreans celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival

A report by the U.K.-based search engine for flights, hotels and car rentals, said Vietnam’s Da Nang and Thailand’s Bangkok are the most favored Southeast Asian cities among South Koreans looking to travel abroad for the upcoming holiday. Its conclusion is based on search frequencies from September 12-15. Jeju Island, the largest island in South Korea and the country’s favorite domestic holiday destination, was also the most searched by the nation’s citizens for the holiday. The Mid-Autumn Festival, called Chuseok…

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