Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hanoi festival to celebrate Mong weaving skills

The best weavers from the Mong community in Pa Co Commune in the northern Hoa Binh province will demonstrate the quintessence of Mong weaving culture this weekend in Hanoi. The best weavers from the Mong community in Pa Co Commune in the northern Hoa Binh province will demonstrate the quintessence of Mong weaving culture this

Golden statues of Saint Giong make debut in Hanoi

Two golden statues of Saint Giong was introduced to the public at a ceremony held at Hanoi Opera House in Hanoi on August 19.  A golden statue of Saint Giong. They are part of a project to cast 60 statues of this kind to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the capital’s Liberation Day (October 10).

Huffington Post cites Vietnam a top 5 tourist destination

Despite the country’s recent spike in popularity, Vietnam remains an affordable destination, the website reports. Thanks in part to the favourable exchange rate for the US dollar, travellers can easily get by on US$ 20 a day. Other top five low-cost destinations include Thailand, Cambodia, India, and Nepal. Landscape photos from top 5 tourist destinations:

Violet cruise Reviews

The positive points of the Cruise highly hide out the negligible negative aspects of the boat because all the people find it so comfortable, so relaxing and so economical, that they recommend it to everyone. The services rendered by the crew are very appreciable and the entire trip is managed in a very excellent manner.

US fund aids communal house preservation in Vinh Phuc

The news was announced by US Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs, Terry J. White at a ceremony at the Cam Gia communal house on August 12. The grant, channelled through the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), will aid the preservation and restoration of the architectural structure of the Cam Gia communal house, to

Kayak fishing on the De Vong River

There are a number of reasons visitors flock to Hoian, including its lovely beaches, colourful old streets and its unique nighttime charm, but one lesser-known reasons is its peaceful and bountiful rivers. This small town is home to three large rivers: the Thu Bon, the Truong Giang, and the De Vong, which meet at Cua

Na Hang Lake, a primitive and mysterious beauty

Located in the centre of Na Hang District, Na Hang Lake is surrounded by mountains and ancient temples. Near the lake is Pac Ta Mountain, the highest mountain in the district. It looks like an elephant stooping down near a jar of alcohol that is reflected in the green lake. At the foot of the

Sea-themed toys popular for Mid-Autumn Festival

Toys related to the sea and islands have proven popular to Vietnamese consumers in the run up to the Mid-Autumn Festival, which will fall next month.   A sea and islands-themed lantern In recent days, Hang Ma which is famous for selling toys and paper, especially votive offerings, has taken on a more festive atmosphere

Foreign geologists survey Dong Van Karst Plateau

At a meeting with local authorities on August 9 to review their assessment, the delegation, consisting of experts from Malaysia, France, and Brazil, spoke highly of the efforts of Ha Giang province to uphold the heritage values of the global geopark. They also were inordinately complementary of Ha Giang province for its commitment to raise

Summer rain turns out Da Lat’s tourist draw

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is bustling with Da Lat Summer Festival – “Rain in the mountain city”, which is turning its peak rainy season into a draw to tourists from far and wide. The festival, the first of its kind, began on August 7 with a photo exhibition at Thuy Ta restaurant,