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Cyclo tour – a leisurely sightseeing experience in Hue

Cyclo tours are popular transport around tourist destinations, including Hue imperial city. Cyclos are a common means of transport for both locals and visitors to the city. Taking a cyclo tour and riding through the streets is a leisurely sightseeing experience to discover the hidden charms of Hue. “For just VND150,000, you can travel across …

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Hanoi tour bus costs less, offers more

Hanoi launched ‘hop-on hop-off’ bus service for the first time in May, aiming to boost tourism. The city tour buses run from 9am to 5pm every day through 25 streets, taking passengers to 30 cultural and historical sites. The Hanoi tour buses set off at the Hoan Kiem Lake. They run through renowned landscapes, namely …

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Hue to restore royal palace

The central city of Hue has announced plans to restore a palace in the former royal citadel in an attempt to give visitors a glimpse at how the former kings of the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802-1945) lived. The People’s Committee of Thừa Thiên-Huế Province recently approved funding of VNĐ123 billion (US$5.2 million) for the restoration of …

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10 most beautiful fountains in Europe

Water magically attracts people. Especially when it is presented in a special way — like these fountains do. 1. Trevi Fountain, Rome Whoever throws a coin in this fountain returns to Rome. Many tourists appear to believe in this legend: Every year, around $1.14 million ends up in the basin. The Trevi Fountain is also …

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14 Aug | tropical | No Comments

Travel firms complain about higher excursion fees

The Ha Long Bay Management Board is intending to raise excursion and accommodation fees for one night from VND550,000 to VND950,000 per traveler ($42). The fees would be VND1.3 million instead of VND750,000 for two-night stay on Ha Long Bay. Though the Quang Ninh provincial authorities affirmed they have not approved the plan, travel firms …

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2018 Da Nang summer travel programme to offer a range of exciting activities

A series of 23 exciting events under the 2018 Da Nang Summer Destination programme, taking place from June 16 to 20, promises to give visitors a new and interesting experience in the coastal city this summer.  The Da Nang municipal Tourism Department announced the agenda for the annual summer travel stimulus programme on Thursday, aimed …

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13 Aug | tropical | No Comments

Vietnam among 30 best solo travel destinations

US News has listed Vietnam as one of the 30 best solo travel destinations alongside its neighbours Singapore and Thailand. It recommends a solo vacation in Vietnam, which it describes as “a safe destination with friendly locals and outstanding cuisine”. It says it is best to drop into local restaurants and try signature dishes that …

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A Khmer pagoda exudes peace in Saigon

A 70-year-old Khmer pagoda in Saigon meditates on the Buddha in the bustling urban air. A golden Buddha shrine in the Chantarangsay Pagoda, also known as Chandaransi (Moonlight), the first Khmer pagoda opened in Saigon in 1946, welcoming devout Buddhists to pray and meditate. The 4,500-square-meter pagoda, lying along the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal in …

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Sapa named among the 50 most beautiful places on the planet

Sapa, in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, has been included in a new list of the top 50 most beautiful places on the planet by travel site PureWow. According to PureWow, Seljalandsfoss in Iceland, one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland’s south region tops the list, followed by the Torres del Paine …

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Inbound demand robust for Vietnam in first four months

Vietnam recorded more than 5.5 million tourist arrivals from January to April 2018, a year-on-year rise of 29.5%, according to the General Statistics Office. The strongest growth came from Asia, which climbed 36% from the same period last year, with improvements reported in most of the major markets such as South Korea (67.3%), China (39.7%), …

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