SOCIETY IN BRIEF 24/12

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Vietnamese citizen honoured in RoK A Vietnamese man was honoured with the award "2012 Hero Neighbours" by S-Oil Corporation in Seoul, Republic of Korea (RoK), on December 21. Prize money, totalling 145,000 USD, was given to 19 brave citizens who had made noble sacrifices and showed great courage to help people in danger. Tran Dinh Tam from Hai Phong city of Vietnam is a sailor currently working in Mokpo city, Jeolla province. He was awarded for his brave rescue of a 76-year-old Koreanman … [Read more...]

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Christmas spirit captured in various localities

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The jubilant atmosphere of Christmas is overwhelming various localities nationwide together with activities to make this occasion merry and happy. Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, Ha Van Nui, offered Christmas greetings to dignitaries of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) in Hanoi on December 22. Pastor Nguyen Huu Mac, Head of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) informed Nui of its 2012 humanitarian activities that included assisting … [Read more...]

US and Vietnam partner on humanitarian assistance in Ha Tinh

Throughout August US Navy Seabees, active duty and reserve US Air Force members, and Vietnamese military members have been working together to complete multiple humanitarian assistance projects in support of Pacific Unity 2011 in Ha Tinh Province. According to a press release from American Embassy in Hanoi, the Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, US Air Force reservists from the 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, and active duty airmen are part of the Engineering … [Read more...]

Basking in the beauty of Ha Tien

The 17th century town, which lies sandwiched between the Gulf of Thailand and Dong Ho Lake, is blessed with spectacular scenery. The light of the moon is like a magic wand that casts a pall of silver on everything around, turning the earth into a new mysterious, alluring world. The obscure sounds of the night play their hand as well, casting a spell on me as I sat on the banks of the Dong Ho Lake in Ha Tien Town, KienGiangProvince. The water is laminated with a layer of quicksilver. … [Read more...]

Party leader urges effective implementation of Resolution 26 in Kien Giang

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has urged Kien Giang province to effectively implement the Party Central Committee's Resolution 26 on agriculture, farmers and rural areas. Party leader praises An Giang's agricultural achievements During his two-day working visit to southern provinces, Mr Trong worked with Kien Giang's provincial leaders on August 28. Kien Giang has promoted its potential and created many cooperatives and economic groups which are operating effectively, which has … [Read more...]

Saigontourist offers pilgrimage tours

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In Vietnam, the first month of the Lunar New Year is time to make pilgrimages to pagodas to pray for a happy life, good luck and good health in the year ahead. Pilgrimage tourism is becoming a part of modern Vietnamese culture and an attractive tourist product for foreigners. Pilgrimage tours to the north visit famous pagodas and temples, providing inner peace and interesting architecture such as Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province, But Thap Pagoda in Bac Ninh Province, Temple of Literature, Tran … [Read more...]

Tourism cooperation between Can Tho, Lam Dong and Kien Giang

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On Nov 24th, the Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Investment,trade and Tourism Promotion Centers ofCan Tho, Lam Dong and Kien Giang held a Conference on "Tourism Cooperation between Can Tho, Lam Dong and Kien Giang" in Can Tho city, which aims to create favourable conditions to promote mutual understanding, business agreements, linking tourist routes. Tea festival will take place in Dec 2010, in Bao Loc city, Lam Dong province introducing picnic, sports and eco-tourism tours in Da … [Read more...]

Ice-sculptured world heritages at HCM City’s park

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VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam's relics like Khue Van Cac, Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), One Pillar Pagoda and many world cultural heritages which are sculptured in huge blocks of ice are now displayed at HCM City's Dam Sen Park. These works were made by 20 Vietnamese and Chinese artists in one month, using 750 tons of ice and 2000 bulbs. … [Read more...]

Taking pilgrimage tours in spring

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In the first month of the lunar calendar, Vietnamese people traditionally go to sanctuaries to pray for good health and prosperity. Pilgrimage tourism is becoming a nice traditional feature and this is also an attractive tourist product to international tourists. Stillness of sacred places and incense rising into the sky take people's sensation back to the real ego of life, wanting to escape daily stresses and miseries to find peace and precious silence for their souls. Therefore, … [Read more...]

Bringing Kien Giang’s Image to the World

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With the aim to tap potential and strength of the southern province of Kien Giang, Kien Giang Travel One-member Co., Ltd has continuously diversified its tourism products, raised service quality and helped to bring Kien Giang province's image to the world. Tapping potential and advantages Being a leading travel firm, Kien Giang Travel One-member Co.,Ltd has developed an operation network in the major localities of Rach Gia, Phu Quoc and Ho Chi Minh City. The company has also expanded … [Read more...]

Reviving Eco-tourism Potential of Southern Kien Giang Province

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Nature endows Kien Giang with a diversified geological structure which includes delta, forests, mountains, sea and islands. This is suitable for tourism development. The province is home to famous places such as Rach Gia, Phu Quoc, Ha Tien, Kien Luong and Hon Dat. The locality area is also known for beaches Mui Nai, Bai Duong, Bai Sao, Bai Dai and Bai Truong and streams namely Da Ban and U Minh Thuong and Phu Quoc National Park. Coming here, visitors will see a diversified ecosystem and Phu Quoc … [Read more...]

Ha Tien Town: Coastal Modern Tourist Destination

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Ha Tien Town in Kien Giang Province, situated in the southwestern border region, attracts million tourists yearly thanks to its countless breathtaking landscapes with a harmonious combination of mountain, sea, islands and flat terrain and a development history of nearly 300 years. A border town of rich historic features The Ha Tien town has a historic span of 300 years and is famous for a cluster of landscapes such as Dong Ho, Thach Dong and Mui Nai. Ha Tien is also well-known for commercial … [Read more...]

Arresting scenes

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Captivated by the beauty of the scene, the deer stood transfixed, forgetting it had to return to the sacred forest. Destined to stay by the sea forever, it stands there still, admiring the view off the coast of Ha Tien Town by the southwestern border with Cambodia. Established 300 years ago, Ha Tien boasts many scenic spots. The second biggest town of Kien Giang Province is about 90km from Rach Gia, the provincial main town, and is a must-visit locale. The Phu Tu Islet, Thach Dong (rock … [Read more...]

A hero’s cave

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If exploring caves or mountains is your thing, then Thach Sanh grotto in Ha Tien Town, 350 km west of Ho Chi Minh City, could be a choice destination. Situated in My Duc Commune, around three kilometers from Ha Tien and next to the No.17 National Highway, Thach Sanh grotto, also known as Thach Dong or Van Son grotto, is one of the region's most magnificent and awe-inspiring landscapes. Tourists peer into a hole in the floor of Thach Sanh grotto barricaded by a parapet. … [Read more...]

Kien Giang invests 254 billion VND in developing sea ecological tourism

Kien Giang province has recently invested 254 billion VND in major tourist projects to develop the province's potential tourist sector. 159 billion VND has been invested to build sea ecological sites including Mui Nai (17ha), Thach Dong (5ha) in Ha Tien town and upgrade other local tourist sites such as Dong Ho, Nui Den, Tau Lu and Hai Tac islands. The province has also used 95 billion VND to build 79 infrastructure projects, trade and sports centres to attract more tourists. By 2010, Ha Tien … [Read more...]

Vietnam Tourism: Destination of Priority

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Kien Giang tourism has recorded remarkable progress in recent years. The province received 2,571,000 tourists in 2006 (11.31 per cent more than 2005) with turnover of VND327,103 billion. So far, the province has 138investment projects in tourism, including 109 in Phu Quoc island, 13 in Ha Tien town and 7 in Kien Luong district. Kien Giang is making tourism a spearhead sector to boost the development of other sectors such as trade, service and handicrafts. The province has focused on tourism … [Read more...]

Cambodia and Vietnam co-operate in eco-tourism

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In a two-day meeting with leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, the Cambodian Tourism investigation corps, led by Mr. Thong Khon, Tourism Ministry Secretary of Cambodia, showed their interest in the provinces scenic beauty, infrastructure and tourism services, especially marine eco-tourism and the provincial mysterious caves. Cambodian tourist officials hope to develop the special tourism form between Cambodias four provinces namely Kandal, Takeo, Kam Pot and Kompong Thom along … [Read more...]

Cambodia, Viet Nam Cooperate In Eco-Tourism

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In a two-day meeting with leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, the Cambodian Tourism investigation corps, led by Mr. Thong Khon, Tourism Ministry Secretary of Cabodia, showed their interest in the province's scenic beauty, infrastructure and tourism services, especially marine eco-tourism and the provincial mysterious caves. Cambodian tourist officials hope to develop the special tourism form between Cambodia's four provinces namely Kandal, Takeo, Kam Pot and Kompong Thom along … [Read more...]

Kien Giang enhances tourism infrastructure construction

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Kien Giang province is located in the south-westernmost region of Vietnam, far from big economic centres but with favourable conditions for tourism development. In recent years, tourism infrastructure of the province has been improved with the hope that Kien Giang will become a big tourism centre of the country. Kien Giang is the only province in the Mekong River delta that has airports, Rach Gia Airport and Phu Quoc airports, adjacent to Cambodia in both land and sea. The province is … [Read more...]

Ha Tien Township – Hectic Economic – Tourism Center

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In 1998, the government signed a decision on shifting Ha TienTownship to a trade-service-tourism and aquaculture zone. For recent years, Ha TienTownship has been an experimental border economic zone during the time the township has changed radically. Its infrastructure has grown and life for local people has improved immeasurably. The township has gained several remarkable economic achievements including an annual GDP growth rate of 15.38% on average. Key Economic Sectors With a land border … [Read more...]