Yen Tu received the Special National Relic certificate

Yen Tu received the Special National Relic certificate

The sacred Buddhist land and historical site of Yen Tu in northeastern Quang Ninh province received the Special National Relic certificate on February 18 (the ninth day of the first lunar month). The event was coincided with the opening of Yen Tu festival, one of the biggest festivals in the north of Vietnam. Speaking at the certificate presentation ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan stressed the merit of King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong, who left his throne to serve Buddha in Yen

Ha Long launches tree planting festival

Ha Long launches tree planting festival

On 21 - Feb - 2013, The Ha Long City People’s Committee held a ceremony to launch a  tree-planting festival on the occasion of Lunar New Year Quy Ty of 2013 The event was coincided with the opening of Clock Post Lan Be central park, bringing exciting atmosphere to the local people. At the launching ceremony, nearly 200 trees have been planted at the Clock Post - Lan Be Central Park. Leaders of Ha Long City People’s Committee has called for support from all levels, departments,

Halong Bay boat, tour prices announced

Halong Bay boat, tour prices announced

The prices are off-peak and may be subject to an increase of up to 30 per cent during peak periods, such as Saturdays, Sundays, holiday seasons and the tourist season. A representative of the department said the prices were also subject to changes to suit "common practices" in each period. Operators were required to post peak season prices on their tour boats and advertise them in the media. Tour prices (VAT included) on boat tours without accommodation vary with each class or level of boat.

More 600 visitors arrive in Mong Cai on first day of Tet festival

More 600 visitors arrive in Mong Cai on first day of Tet festival

On the first day of Tet holiday, Mong Cai border city of Quang Ninh province has welcomed the first visitors coming to Vietnam. The first group includes 142 tourists from Hongkong visiting Mong Cai and Ha Noi. On the same day, Mong Cai city has received 600 tourists who are mainly from China entering Vietnam through the Mong Cai border gate city. It is forecasted that this number will be around 2,000 on the second day of Tet festival. As reported,  the number  of tourists coming to

Henna world class cruise ship docks in Ha Long Bay

Henna world class cruise ship docks in Ha Long Bay

On 27 - Jan- 2013, the Henna world class cruise ship (under the Hainna Group, China) docked in Ha Long Bay bringing 1,700 tourists and crews to this natural wonder of the world. This is the first time, this cruise ship has docked in Ha Long under the cooperation agreement signed by Saigontourist Travel Service Company and Hainan Group. As scheduled, the Company will welcome around 52 arrivals of MV Henna to Ha Long city and Da Nang. After docking at Hon Gai port, leaders of Quang Ninh

Cruiseships dock in Ha Long Bay

Cruiseships dock in Ha Long Bay

On Jan. 10 this year 2013, two international cruiseships namely Costa Victoria and SuperStar Aquarius have docked Ha Long Bay bringing 1,700 tourists to this natural wonder of the world. On its journey through Vietnam, the Costa Victoria 5 star cruise, the Italia-based ship operator Costa Crociere S.p.A has brought over one thousand visitors who are mainly from Europe to Ha Long Bay within only one day. On the same day, 245 visitors from Hongkong, China... on the international cruiseship

Blind fish species discovered in Halong bay

Blind fish species discovered in Halong bay

The Fauna and Flora International (FFI) has discovered a new species of loach on a small island in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. The new species has scientific name as Draconectes narinosus. It was founded on the island of Van Gio, a small island with the widest part of only 400m. The finding is the result of a group of FFI scientists since 2002 when they made a large-scale survey of biodiversity in Ha Long Bay. According to information on FFI website, the new species of fish has no eyes and no

Campaign launched to select new Tourism Ambassador for Vietnam

Campaign launched to select new Tourism Ambassador for Vietnam

On January 4 2013, The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism officially launched a campaign to select a new Tourism Ambassador for the 2013-2014 tenure. Nominations can be submitted until the end of February. According to Nguyen Van Tinh, head of the Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, the ambassador should be domestically famous and have a wide circle of international acquaintances. Well-known female singer My Tam is thought to be a strong candidate. This year, Vietnam

Quang Ninh province welcomes more than 7 million tourists in 2012

Quang Ninh province welcomes more than 7 million tourists in 2012

The Quang Ninh province received more than seven million tourists in 2012, an increase of 8 percent over the 2011. Of the total number of arrivals, about 2.409 million were international tourists. The province’s total revenue from tourism sector has reached VND4.3billion (about US$208.301), up 22 percent compared to the previous year. In order to develop the province’s tourism, Quang Ninh province has focused on investment in the entertainment centres at around the Ha Long Bay,

Trang An landscapes complex toward the World Heritage List

Trang An landscapes complex toward the World Heritage List

The Trang An Located in the centre of the province of Ninh Binh, 80 km from the city of Hanoi to the south, It is a complex of scenic landscapes and historical and cultural heritages boasting a system of adjoining limestone mountains and valleys belonging to the ancient ocean branch of the Tethys from China into Vietnam, on an area of around 10,000 ha, including three areas: Trang An eco-tourism site, Tam Coc – Bich Dong tourism site and Hoa Lu Ancient Capital cultural and historical heritage

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