Boats carrying flowers, fruits and other goods at the Nga Nam floating market in the Mekong Delta. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Chi Nam The Telegraph has listed the floating markets in Vietnam's Mekong Delta among the ten best places to visit in Southeast Asia, especially to take amazing photographs. Early in the morning, when the market is at its busiest, is the best time to visit and take pictures, the U.K-based newspaper recommends. Boats of all shapes and sizes converge at the markets, selling a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers and fresh seafood as well as those that function as floating food stalls, selling popular snacks and beverages. TheTelegraph particularly mentions Cai Rang Market as biggest one of its kind, located in Can Tho City. Foreign visitors can reach the market by first flying to Ho Chi Minh city, from which it is convenient to reach the Mekong Delta provinces by bus. A regular bus ticket for around $6 takes visitors on a … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s floating markets among Southeast Asia’s most photogenic places
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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?
Ambassador Khin Maung Soe spoke to Viet Nam News on the occasion of Myanmar’s National Day today. What is your view on the development of Viet Nam – Myanmar relations? What has been the most significant achievement for the two countries’ bilateral ties? Since Myanmar regained its independence in 1948 both Myanmar and Viet Nam have had encouraging and warm contacts marking the beginning of our perennial relations, which later in 1975 were formalised when Myanmar and Viet Nam established diplomatic ties and maintained close and cordial relations based on traditional bonds of friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation. The key to the success in the relations is mutual respect, compassion, similarities in histories in striving for perpetuation of national sovereignty and the existence of the country. The visits of the late President Ho Chi Minh and successive exchanges between Vietnamese and Myanmar leaders have enhanced understandings and strengthened ties … [Read more...] about Viet Nam, Myanmar look to boost ties
Vietnamese Ao Dai to be shown in France Miss Vietnam 2010 Ngoc Han will present Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) of leading domestic designers at Paris City Hall (Hotel de ville de Paris) on November 3 during her cultural exchange visit to France. An exhibition on traditional costumes of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam and a show of brocade Ao Dai will also be held in Versailles city on November 6. These events will be key activities in the closing ceremony of the successful Vietnam-France cultural year 2013-2014. XoneFM – online music site launched XONE FM, a hot music radio programme for Vietnamese youth broadcasting nationwide for 10 hours per day on VOV3 channel – Voice of Vietnam (VOV), launched an online music site on October 24. Vietnamese youth will now have the chance to listen and watch their favourite music videos online at http://www.xonefm.com/. Nguyen Quynh Trang, head of the XoneFM station in Ho Chi Minh City said apart from songs and videos, the … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Ao Dai to be shown in France
Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam, after Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi, and it is the largest in the Central region. It has an area of 1,300 square kilometers and a population of 1 million. The city's Hoang Sa district is an archipelago consisting of 18 islands. Da Nang's cultural history dates back only 300 years; It was settled by Vietnamese long after the North. Highlights for visitors include the Museum of Cham Sculpture and the ancient pagodas of Hai Chau Pho Da Long Tho. Da Nang is on the end of an East-West Economic Corridor which stretches over Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. Therefore, it is easy to organize international tours to the city. Da Nang International Airport is located in the center of the city. It is Viet Nam's third largest international airport and a gateway to the Central region. The airport has domestic flights to Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Quy Nhon, as well as international flights to Bangkok and Singapore. If you travel by sea, you can … [Read more...] about Visit Da Nang for a wonderful tour!