Vietnam has seven tourist attractions named among 25 natural wonders in Southeast Asia voted by Fodor’s Travel - a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler’s trip for nearly eight decades Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa named in list of natural wonders in Southeast Asia In its article titled “25 Natural Wonders in Southeast Asia You Have to Experience to Believe”, Fodor’s Travel said that Ha Long Bay in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh was named one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, with around 2,000 islets sprawling across an indescribable landscape of almost 600 square miles. The bay’s floating mountains and emerald-green waters are said to have inspired the animated landscapes of Avatar, and have been used as the set for films like Kong: Skull Island and Pan, it said. Another wonder in the list is Sa Pa, home to the highest mountain in Vietnam … [Read more...] about Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa named in list of natural wonders in Southeast Asia
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Viet Nam News Minh Thu HÀ NỘI — The exhibition Four Seasons in Sa Pa, recently opened in Hà Nội, showcases 12 paintings by Đặng Tin Tưởng. Though the number of paintings is not large, I still spent hours contemplating them—they are too beautiful and lively. The paintings in large scale (1.2m to 8m long) captured the panoramic view of Sa Pa’s mountains, flowers, clouds and rice fields. Art critic Trang Thanh Hiền said people may feel dazed when they contemplate the paintings because the spectacular landscape of Sa Pa is right there, in front of their eyes. “Looking at the paintings, it’s like you are standing in front of the landscape,” said Hiền. Tưởng was well-known for working in lacquer and woodblock. But in the las 15 years, he has changed both his style of living and creating. He spends half the year living … [Read more...] about Large paintings display Sa Pa in panoramas
The longest and mosy advanced funicular railway in Vietnam allows you to admire without effort the extraordinary landscapes of this very famous tourist resort of Vietnam’s northwestern region. Launched three months ago, the Muong Hoa funicular connects Sa Pa city to Mount Fansipan in Lao Cai province. Underwritten by the Sun Group, the 2-km funicular starts from MGallery Hotel in Sa Pa and crosses two tunnels and four viaducts to take passengers to the Fansipan Cable Car station. Perfectly secure, it can carry up to 2,000 people per hour and save a quarter of an hour compared to a car which must take a very rough road. Nguyen Hong Phuc, a system operator, said, "This funicular employs European standards and technologies. The traction is done with a huge cable and the technical system guarantees absolute safety. Since it went into operation, no incidents have occurred. In the event of a power failure, the cab will stop and restart as soon as power is restored. Tourists … [Read more...] about New funicular up Sa Pa mountain launched
(VEN) - The number of tourists visiting the northwestern province of Lao Cai is expected to increase by 1.6-1.7 times to reach 1.8 million this year, of which about 70 percent would come to Sa Pa Town. These forecasts seem to be a reality as tourism development of “the misty town” is witnessing positive changes with a large number of undergoing projects helping to awaken local untapped tourism potential. Significant rise in number of visitorsIn 2014, the northwest town attracted 820,000 tourists, earning VND656 billion in revenue. According to Vice Chairman of the Lao Cai Province People’s Committee Le Quoc Hung, Sa Pa District has bright prospects for its tourism development as the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway has been put into use since September 2014, which have halved the travel time between Hanoi and Sa Pa in only about five hours.Statistics from Lao Cai Province showed that the number of visitors coming to Sa Pa in the last months of 2014 increased sharply. In the … [Read more...] about Sa Pa tourism enjoys a boom
One of the most beautiful towns in Viet Nam has celebrated its one-hundred-and-tenth birthday. Early buildings that went up in Sa Pa, in Lao Cai Province, were built by the French who ruled over Viet Nam at the time. Around the town are beautiful rice fields. To celebrate this birthday, photographers showed people the pictures they had taken of the town and the area around it. LAO CAI (VNS) — The famous town of Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province is celebrating its 110th birthday with various cultural activities. Famous for its stunning mountainous landscape and unique ethnic culture, Sa Pa attracts thousands of tourists every year. The cool climate and magnificent green vistas first attracted the attention of French colonisers in the first years of the 20th century. In following decades, hundreds of French-style villas were built in the area. Aiming to turn this town into a "summer capital", the French even built a railway route linking Ha Noi and Lao Cai. However, Sa Pa and its … [Read more...] about Happy birthday, Sa Pa!