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Cruise ship leaks in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, 47 tourists rescued

Cruise ship leaks in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, 47 tourists rescued

As many as 45 foreigners are among the passengers facing the interrupted trip. A Vietnamese cruise ship leaked while sailing on Ha Long Bay on Friday morning, and the 47 tourists aboard, 45 of them foreigners, had to move to other ships. The passengers, including two Vietnamese, were touring the World Heritage site in the northern province of Quang Ninh when their captain discovered the leaking after the ship sailed though underwater rocks. … Read entire article »

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City plans eco-tourism expansion in Cần Giờ District

City plans eco-tourism expansion in Cần Giờ District

HCM CITY — HCM City authorities plan to offer support to Cần Giờ District, the “green lung” of the city, to develop eco-tourism and resort tourism. With a 13-km coastline and extensive mangrove forest intertwined with a dense system of rivers and canals as well as diverse flora and fauna, Cần Giờ has huge potential to develop eco-tourism, community-based tourism, and … Read entire article »

First look at Saigon–Nha Trang 5-star train

First look at Saigon–Nha Trang 5-star train

Stretch out in style and enjoy the comfortable seats and clean toilets on the nine-hour journey. Saigon Railways rolled out a luxury new train route between Ho Chi Minh City and the central tourist town of Nha Trang on Wednesday, offering comfortable seats, spacious luggage compartments and clean toilets. … Read entire article »

Vietnam off the beaten path: 5 charming small towns that are not Hoi An

Vietnam off the beaten path: 5 charming small towns that are not Hoi An

It’s time to leave the guidebook behind and get on an adventure for overlooked treasures. 1. Sa Dec A dreamy, colonial town If you are a fan of the Marguerite Duras autobiographical novel “The Lover,” Sa Dec, the original setting of the story, is worth a visit. As a scenic town with a rich history, you will come across many French-era houses and … Read entire article »

Home to world’s largest cave Son Doong gearing up for tourism boom

Home to world’s largest cave Son Doong gearing up for tourism boom

Campsite in the cave: Son Doong expeditions are physically demanding. Photo courtesy of Oxalis Adventure Quang Binh is looking to cash in on King Kong, new flights and of course, Son Doong. The central coastal province of Quang Binh – home to the world’s largest cave Son Doong – is gearing up for a tourism boom. Colossal caves, most of them protected in … Read entire article »

HCM City’s District 4 to set up night market

HCM City’s District 4 to set up night market

Nhà Rồng Wharf in HCM City’s District 1. District 4 plans to set up a night market along the Tàu Hủ – Bến Nghế Canal not far from the wharf. – Photo nguoiduatin.vn Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Authorities in HCM City’s District 4 want to set up a night market in Ward 12 and have sought permission for it from … Read entire article »

Vietnam world’s fourth cheapest countries to live for expats: survey

Vietnam world’s fourth cheapest countries to live for expats: survey

Vietnam has been ranked among the top five countries with the lowest living cost for expats, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said Friday, citing a recent survey. Vietnam secured the fourth spot at the Cost of Living index, just behind Taiwan, Thailand and leader Ukraine, according to the Expat Insider 2016 survey by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people … Read entire article »

Saigon youths run in-style homestay business in Da Lat

Saigon youths run in-style homestay business in Da Lat

Many youths have given up their job in Ho Chi Minh City to build a new home in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat and accommodate tourists with their homestay service. The homestay facilities, uniquely tailored to the personal taste of their owners, offer affordable bunk bed rooms, late night cooking or barbecuing in shared kitchens, and opportunities to make … Read entire article »

Ho Ham Lon (Pig Jaw lake)

Ho Ham Lon (Pig Jaw lake)

Although there’s not much to do, Ho Ham Lon offers a welcome respite from the chaos in the city. Or in our case, an unplanned adventure… Ho Ham Lon is a campsite about 40km north of Hanoi. It’s known for being popular with Vietnamese students who enjoy the opportunity to do karaoke in the forest. Hikers planning to ascend Fansipan are … Read entire article »

Phan Thiết sand sculpture park brings tourists to fairy tale world

Phan Thiết sand sculpture park brings tourists to fairy tale world

BÌNH THUẬN — The talent and skilled hands of foreign sculptors have turned a two-hectare empty lot into a wonderful sand sculpture park in Phan Thiết city’s Phú Hài Ward in the south central coastal province of Bình Thuận. The park is expected to become one of the landmarks in Bình Thuận Province, one that tourists, especially children, should not miss … Read entire article »