Ha Long Bay ‘s sunset praised on CNN

Ha Long Bay ‘s sunset praised on CNN

Thanks to its unique beauty, Ha Long Bay was selected as one of Asia’s top five tropical island paradises which possess the most beautiful sunset. With this spirit of maritime adventure in mind, CNN asked Herman Ho, Boat Asia 2012 managing director, and Stuart McDonald, founder and editor of Asian travel website, travelfish.org, to give the lowdown on Southeast Asia's most spectacular coastal spots. Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay was selected in the list of top five tropical island

HaLong Bay welcomed over 4,000 visitors on first day 2013

HaLong Bay welcomed over 4,000 visitors on first day 2013

More than 4 thousand travelers toured Ha Long Bay on the first day of the New Year. On the first day of 2013, most of the tourists were from China, Korea, Japan, etc. and they were the visitors who "broke ground " the world heritage site’s tourism. About 330 tourism ships departed from the port within the day, bringing tourists to many attractions in Ha Long Bay. Ha Long city has been chosen as a favorable destination for tourists on New Year occasion. Most of the big hotels in Ha Long

New tourist boats banned next May 2013

New tourist boats banned next May 2013

The Ministry of Transport specifies boats providing tourists with overnight stays, along with floating hotels and restaurants, must be built of qualified steel, aluminum, glass-fiber reinforced plastic, reinforced cement or reinforced concrete. Starting from May 1, 2013, owners will not be allowed to build new wooden tourist boats or transform wooden boats originally used for other purposes into tourist boats with sleeping cabins, says the circular issued last Friday. The number of

Halong promotes tourism to Europe

Halong promotes tourism to Europe

About 100 representatives from Europe have registered to attend the Ha Long Week 2012 from November 27 to 30 in Ha Long City, according to the Quang Ninh Province Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The event will also draw 300 delegates who are leaders of ministries, central sectors and Quang Ninh Province, representatives of tourism companies at home and abroad, and nearly 100 Vietnamese and foreign reporters. The Quang Ninh People’s Committee revealed that the Ha Long Week

Quang Ninh province to receive cherry trees from Japan

Quang Ninh province to receive cherry trees from Japan

The Quang Ninh province's municipal People’s Committee, Japan will present cherry blossom trees to Quang Ninh province in December. These cherry blossom trees will be growed in Ha Long city and Yen Tu Heritage Landmark in Uong Bi city. Cherry blossoms are known among Vietnamese people as the national flower and the symbol of Japan. But growing the trees in the country is difficult due to climate and soil condition. Therefore, Japanese gardening experts are now conducting climate and

International travel and Press agencies to attend Halong Week 2012

International travel and Press agencies to attend Halong Week 2012

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Ninh province, 63 international travel and Press agencies have registered their participation ofthe Ha Long Week 2012 which will take place from Nov. 27-30. This event is expected to withdraw 300 attendants, including 100 ones as representatives of international travel agencies, international tourism companies and Press agencies from France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and the United Kingdom... It is reported that there are 17 travel

“Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2012” exhibition in Quang Ninh province

“Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2012” exhibition in Quang Ninh province

At Quang Ninh Tourism Information and Promoting Center in Bai Chay Ward (Ha Long city), an exhibition titled “Vietnam Heritage Photos 2012” has been jointly organized by Vietnam Heritage Magazine (under Cultural Heritage Department), Cultural Heritage Association of Ho Chi Minh city and Quang Ninh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and will last until Nov. 25th. It is expected to be an activity celebrating the 8th anniversary of Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day (Nov.23th). It

Future city’ to be built in Quangninh province

Future city’ to be built in Quangninh province

Future city - The Tuan Chau Corp and Thailand’s Amata Corp have signed a cooperation agreement to build a “ Future City” in the north-eastern province of Quang Ninh. Covering a minimum area of 5,000 hectares, the city will include a research institute, a system of international schools from pre-school to university level, a sport and entertainment centre, workshops and conference centres, and a high technology zone with a green industrial park. The project, scheduled for

Halong bay Week aims at European market

Halong bay Week aims at European market

The Halong bay Week 2012 will take place in the northern province of Quangninh province from November 27-30, with a focus on European market. Co-organised by the provincial People’s Committee and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, the event expects to attract the participation of 140 international representatives from leading tourism companies and travel agencies from France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and the United Kingdom. During the week, a wide range of activities will be

Quangninh province protects Halong Bay environment

Quangninh province protects Halong Bay environment

Quangninh province is taking a number of urgent measures to protect Ha Long Bay’s natural environment, said Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Huy Hau on November 14. Local authorities will ban the handling of cargo in bulk in the area, and treat waste water and sewage discharged into the bay by 2013. They will also minimize the encroachment to the sea, closely monitor industrial production establishments and urban projects, and raise the public’s awareness of

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