With an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, Bai Tho mountain is regarded as the “roof” of Ha Long city. Climbing Bai Tho (Poem) mountain, tourists can find about local history and explore imposing natural landscapes. In particular, from the “roof” of the city, visitors can see Ha Long city from a new angle, and feel the immensity and peacefulness of heaven and earth.
An electric car service is expected to be launched in Ha Long City, home to the UNESCO-recognized Ha Long Bay, next month to diversify its tourism products. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) cited representatives of the Ha Long City Tourism Center as saying that the service is expected to be inaugurated next month. Ha Long City is the heart of the northern province of Quang Ninh. The cars will carry visitors to some of the city’s major tourist attractions on two routes. The first route, Bai Chay, is as follows: Marine Plaza -- Bai Chay Tourist Boat Wharf…... [read more]
The provincial general hospital received Australian Dennis Paus Hendrik, 57, on the afternoon of June 10, who was moved to from Vinmec International General Hospital in Ha Long City.He suffered from serious myocardial infarction with the symptoms of having difficulty breathing, chest pain and sweat.Despite doctors’ efforts, the patient died after more than one hour of being treated.He and his family came to Vietnam in late May this year for a holiday. They visited Ha Long City some days ago.... [read more]
(Cinet) - The 18th national film festival will be held in Ha Long city in five days (from October 11-15), according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The best motion pictures, documentaries and animated cartoons will vie for awards at the event held every three years.The awards, one Golden Lotus, two Silver Lotus and two Jury Prizes, will be presented to each category.Personal award winners will be given to the best director, the best actor and actress, the best supporting actor and actress, the best scriptwriter, the best cameraman, the best production design; the best music score and…... [read more]
Eighty-two poets from 26 countries and territories around the world gathered in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Feb. 2 to take part in the first Asia Pacific Poetry Festival. The opening ceremony of the five-day festival was held in Ha Long City, a place recently recognised as one of the world's natural wonders. "We decided to hold the event in Quang Ninh because the province is a traditional land of poetry and known for its natural beauty," said Nguyen Quang Thieu, vice-chairman of the Vietnam Writers Association (VWA). After the opening ceremony, the participants took part in an…... [read more]
A mudslide from Hill 368 into a residential area in Bai Chay Ward in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City last Saturday damaged homes and plantations as well as blocking traffic. Poor quality embankment construction connected to a villa construction project owned by Viet My Joint Stock Co was blamed for the mudslide. Local authorities said they would assess the loss and seek compensation from the company. About 20 workers and equipment were mobilised to clear the mud, with the work expected to be completed today, said the vice chairman of the ward's People's Committee, Nguyen Xuan…... [read more]