VietNamNet Bridge - 2015 was the first year in the past six years that the number of international visitors to Vietnam fell, reaching 7.9 million people. In addition to factors from economic fluctuations in the global situation, we can say that Vietnam's tourism needs a judicious investment and development plan. Many experts said that Vietnam has great potential to achieve a higher position on the world tourism map. Desirable advantage According to a report assessing the competitiveness of tourism in 2015 by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Vietnam ranked 75th out of 141 countries and territories and ranked 33rd in the category of natural and cultural resources. Foreign tourists highly appreciated Vietnam for the richness of the scenery, as many people say this is "a nation that has everything": majestic mountains, bustling cities, cultural destinations, wonderful beaches, pristine islands, excellent cuisine ... In 2015 Son Doong Cave was internationally known through the Good … [Read more...] about How should the gold mine of Vietnam tourism be explored?
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Bun Cha listed top 10 world's best street food Among other delicious cuisines include momos of Nepal, baozi of China, Doubles cake of Thailand, Dahi Vada (deep fried fritters soaked in savory yogurt) of India, Donuts with spiced honey of peru, and Balut of the Philippines. Nguyen-era royal records on display in Thua Thien - Hue An exhibition of royal administrative documents, which dated back to the Nguyen dynasty (1802 - 1945), opened in central Thua Thien - Hue province on November 21. As many as 153 ancient documents classified into 9 categories was on display, shedding light on the era's political, diplomatic and military affairs to socio-economic and cultural issues. Notably, there were 16 administrative documents on the Nguyen Dynasty's enforcement of territorial sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago. This is the second time that an exhibition of this kind has been co-organised by the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre and the National Archives Centre I, marking … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s bun cha listed top 10 world’s best street food
The event, includes an array of highlights, such as a program “Impression to world heritages in Vietnam” in response to the National Tourism Year 2015, “Connecting world heritages in Vietnam,” an exhibition on 40 years of Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism sector, a festival honoring the city’s tourist sites, and an award ceremony for businesses with outstanding contributions to the development of the city’s tourism sector. Besides, visitors could enjoy many special artistic performances and folk values of Vi-Giam, Gong space culture in Tay Nguyen (the Central Highlands), Ca Tru ceremonial singing and Hue's royal court music, which have been recognized as intangible cultural heritages of humanity. The organizers gather about 150 booths from Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Tourism Promotion Centres and Sporting Associations from different localities nationwide, and representative offices of tourist agencies from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, … [Read more...] about Southern hub to kick off annual tourism festival
The World Environment Day, which is annually on June 5, is an important international environmental event. By choosing a theme of the World Environment Day 2013 "Think.Eat.Save", the UNEP aims at encouraging everybody to choose food that affects environment a little bit. Hue City of Thua Thien Hue Province was selected by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) to organize national activities in response to the World Environment Day on June 5, 2013. World Environment Day in HueCity include a national meeting in response to the World Environment Day on June 5; an exhibition on environment and summary ceremony of the national contest on drawing environmental propaganda poster; a contest on composing environmental songs. Furthermore, there are activities of other units and organizations such as a competition entitled "Farmers protect rural environment"; a movement named "Thua Thien Hue elderly say NO to rubbish"; a contest on drawing environmental propaganda poster … [Read more...] about Activities in response to the World Environment Day in Hue City
In the afternoon of March 21st in Hanoi, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held a meeting to implement the plan on National Meeting organization and other activities in response to the World Environment Day on June 5th 2013. Deputy Minister cum Director General Bui Cach Tuyen attended and chaired the meeting. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director General Hoang Duong Tung, leaders of units directly under Vietnam Environment Administration; leaders of Environmental Protection Fund; leaders of Emulation and Commendation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister Bui Cach Tuyen said that the Worl Environment Day on June 5th is an important annual event of international environment. Vietnam has organized activities in response to the World Environment Day since 1982 and this specific and practical action has contributed to raise public awareness of environmental protection and sustainable … [Read more...] about National Meeting on World Environment Day in Hue