Monthly Archives: June 2014

Adventure tours launched in Tu Lan Cave

Adventure tours discovering Tu Lan Cave in Tan Hoa commune, Minh Hoa district, in the central province of Quang Binh, have been launched by Oxalis Adventure Tours Company. Located 70 km Northwest of Phong Nha National Park, Tu Lan features many spectacular untouched caves in a limestone mountain area with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, as

HCM City antique collector holds charity auction

A man in HCM City who has acquired a unique collection of antiques, estimated at tens of millions of USD plans to sell them and give the profit to fishermen and disadvantaged children.   “King of Antiques” Hoang Van Cuong, owner of an antique shop on Le Hong Kieu Street in District 1, has been

Trang An complex receives UNESCO title

The site was honoured at the 38th meeting of the UNESCO Heritage Committee in Doha, Qatar, on June 23. Addressing the meeting, MoSCT Deputy Minister Dang Thi Bich Lien thanked UNESCO for the honour and voiced Vietnam’s commitment to seriously adhere to the World Heritage Convention in preserving globally recognised heritage examples in Vietnam. Dubbed

Con Co Island, a picture of history and beauty

Con Co Island, part of central Quang Tri Province, has rebounded from a number of violent wars and emerged as a tourist destination for its history and natural beauty.   Spectacular island Located in the eastern part of Vinh Linh District, the island is 25 kilometres from offshore. It is considered an outpost watch for

Rong Bridge lighting wins international award

The lighting design on the Rong (Dragon) Bridge over Han River, in central Da Nang city, received the ‘Best Citation’ Award from the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). This award was presented at a ceremony in Las Vegas (US) early this month. The lighting designer, Tran Van Thanh, who is director of the ASA

Vietnamese House for Trees wins best architectural work

House for Trees by Vietnamese studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects, has beaten a huge number of architectural works from all over the world to win the first prize at the 5th AR House Awards 2014. Architect Vo Trong Nghia receives the honour at the award ceremony on Wednesday in London. The work was honoured as

Hanoi in top five budget-friendly cities globally

Hanoi has been cited as one of the top five most budget-friendly destinations for a short getaway excursion for two people, according to a recent survey by TripAdvisor – the world’s largest tourism website.    A corner of the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. TripAdvisor conducted a survey of 67 cities from around the globe,

1,500 Vietnamese participate in patriotic photo project

More than 1,500 people from across Vietnam have attended a project to portray the Vietnamese map, resembling the letter “S”, amid rising tensions on the East Sea.    Photographer Dang Long The project, named “Vietnamese belief”, was initiated by the photographer Dang Long, and will include more than 10,000 photos. The participants’ photos will feature

Seaplane tours to be available in Vietnam soon

The Thien Minh travel group has announced that it will offer seaplane tours this September, becoming the first supplier of this kind of tourism service in the country. According to the group, Thien Minh, which owns Hai Au Aviation Company, will import two Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft from the US Cessna Aircraft Company. The

Bau Truc, Vietnam’s other pottery village

Bau Truc Pottery Village, in central Vietnam, is among the oldest of its kind in Southeast Asia.   Bau Truc Pottery Village The village is located in Phuoc Dan Town in the central province of Ninh Thuan Province, some 10km from Phan Rang City. These days, only a small households in the village continue to