Popular travel guide Lonely Planet has recently included Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam on its list of the best places to visit in 2017, according to a report by the Daily Mail published on January 12. Its new book “Where To Go When” lists several top travel destinations and the best times of the year to visit them. Lonely Planet suggests the best time to take a trip to Ha Long Bay is in October. “And with Vietnam experiencing monsoon seasons in both the winter and the summer, October has the perfect conditions for a stunning escape to highlights such as Ha Long Bay,” the report said. The beautiful bay is one of the most popular tourism attractions in the country, located in the northern province of Quang Ninh. It includes around 1,600 islands and islets that form a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. UNESCO recognized Ha Long Bay as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1994, and in 2012 the bay was officially recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders of … [Read more...] about When is the best time for your dream trip to Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay?
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VietNamNet Bridge - The Business Insider magazine of the US has announced the list of the 12 most spectacular caves in the world, including Son Doong in Vietnam. According to the magazine, Son Doong Cave is now the largest natural cave in the world, created by a underground river under a limestone mountain range about 2-5 million years ago. The cave is 150 meters in width, over 200 in height and at least 5 km in length. The top 12 caves in the world in pictures: Source: Business Insider … [Read more...] about Son Doong is one of 12 most remarkable caves in the world
Dong Thap opens new tours Saigontourist Travel Service is offering tours of the Mekong province of Dong Thap which boast of tourism attractions like the bird grounds of Tam Nong, Tram Chim Bird Park, Nodol Pagoda, Huynh Thuy Le Old House, Xeo Quyt Eco-Tourism Park, Sa Dec Flower Village, and Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds) swamp. They include a one-day tour to Xeo Quyt departing on Saturdays priced at VND700,000 (US$3.3; one-day tour of Sa Dec and Xeo Quyt priced from VND715,000 departing on Sundays; a two-day trip to Tram Chim Park and Xeo Quyt priced from VND2.19 million departing on Saturdays. A four-day tour, which takes in Sa Dec but also Long Xuyen, Chau Doc, Ha Tien, and Can Tho, costs VND2.85 million and departs on Wednesdays. Nha Trang greets cruise ships Four cruise ships brought around 4,800 passengers and crew members to Nha Trang on Wednesday morning. The visitors took a city tour by xich lo (pedicabs) and visited villages close to the city. All four … [Read more...] about TRAVEL IN BRIEF 16/3
(VOV) -The American Business Insider Magazine has recognised Vietnam's Son Doong cave system as one of the world's 12 most impressive. Phong Nha cave listed among top world destinations Trial tours of world's largest cave to be launched Cave Festival opens in Quang Binh According to the magazine, Son Doong cave is actually the longest natural cave system thus far known. Underground rivers eroding limestone deposits formed the cave approximately 2 to 5 million years ago. It stretches about five kilometers in length, and opens out as high as 200 metres and as wide as 150 meters. The cave starts to welcome international visitors in 2014. The magazine also honoured Thailand's Phraya Nakon and Morakot caves, New Zealand's Waitomo Glowworm cave, Mexico's Crystal Caves, Italy's Blue Grotto, Scotland's Fingal cave, France's Lascaux, Russia's Orda cave, Austria's Eisriesenwelt, and China's Reed Flute. … [Read more...] about Son Doong: among the world’s most impressive caves
VietNamNet Bridge - The world's largest cave located in central Vietnam has been selected by the BBC as among the most beautiful caves in the world. The cave was first found by a local man named Khanh in 2008, in the central province of Quang Binh. However, it was not explored and assessed by experts until a group of explorers from the UK made a survey in Phong Nha-Ke Bang from April 10-14, 2009. The cave is five times larger than the current Phong Nha cave, the biggest cave in Vietnam, and even bigger than Malaysia's Deer, the greatest cave in the world (2km length, 100m height, and 90m width). The Son Doong Cave, therefore, has been proclaimed the largest in the world (over 5km length, 200m height, 150m width). Crystal cave in Mexico, which was discovered in 2000. (photo: National Geographic) Waitomo fire-fly cave in New Zealand, the home to millions of Arachnocampa fire-flies. (photo: Waitomo Glowworm Cave) Cave of thousands of Buddhas in China. This is the largest … [Read more...] about Son Doong among most beautiful caves in the world