A new generation of world-class theme parks don’t simply wish to entertain you in Viet Nam’s leading destinations for tourism. They also wish to revive and showcase the traditional values of the Vietnamese people to make the country a more attractive destination in the eyes of the world. When April arrives in the Hoang Lien mountain range in the far north of Viet Nam, the slopes are covered in azalea flowers of all colours—white, purple, yellow, red, pink azalea, all blooming together, stretching all the way to the peak of Fansipan, the highest mountain in Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia. This native species is the star of its own show, the Azalea Festival which will be held annually at Sun World Fansipan Legend, a tourism complex created by Sun Group, a developer of luxury tourism and entertainment projects in Viet Nam, and located in Sa Pa, the gateway town to Viet Nam’s northwest, a mountainous realm of unsurpassed beauty. Visiting the Azalea … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, highly modern theme parks strive to honour traditional cultural values, too
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Minh Khai Street, flanked by dozens of apartment buildings, suffers severe traffic congestion during rush hours. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Eight more traffic hotspots have cropped up in Hanoi despite the city’s efforts to improve infrastructure. The situation is predicted to get worse as the year-end holiday season approaches. The rapid rise of new apartment blocks in the heart of the capital is blamed for the congestion, especially during peak hours. The appearance of Muong Thanh Group’s skyscrapers, for example, has turned Linh Dam – which was planned to be a symbol of a modern and well-organised urban area back in the beginning of the new millennium – into a severe traffic hotspot. With some 80,000 residents, the area is now shouldering a perpetual influx of traffic. Residents have to endure congestion inside and out during peak hours, tolerating long queues to get into elevators before heading onto overcrowded streets on their … [Read more...] about High-rise apartments trigger Hanoi traffic hotspots
A shrimp farming area which uses Israeli technology in Dam Ha District. — Photo baodautu.vn The People’s Committee of northern Quang Ninh Province has approved the establishment of a hi-tech farming zone, expected to cost VND829 billion (US$36 million), in Dam Ha District. Covering nearly 170ha, the zone will be used for researching and fostering the application of technology in the seafood industry with a focus on shrimp development in the province and others in the north. It will be also in charge of providing fish breeds, developing technologies used for fisheries farming and support industries besides focusing on personnel training for the seafood industry, the online newspaper said. Of the zone’s total investment, VND159 billion will come from the provincial budget while the remainder will be contributed by the Binh Thuan Province-based Viet-Uc Seafood Corp – the zone’s developer and strategic investor. The company will be eligible to manage more … [Read more...] about Quang Ninh approves $36m hi-tech farming zone
Those who ignore or collude with each other to shatter urban development planning not only make the lives of urban people increasingly confined and suffocated, but also jam development space for the future. Hanoi and HCM City residents feel this most clearly. In the morning, when leaving home to go to the office and school, and in the afternoon, when returning home, they have to struggle on the road with the flow of people and exhaust from cars and motorbikes. In the summer sun, people are subjected to the scorching heat because of the asphalt effect, concrete houses, and the heat from air conditioners and engines. When it rains, people have to struggle because the roads turn into rivers and streams. Most of the elderly do not have places for relaxation, while children have no place to play. When people feel tired, they need cool spaces to walk and rest in, but it is just a far-away dream. The problem is difficult to settle, so people as well as the next generations will suffer. What … [Read more...] about Who spoils Hanoi’s planning?
Vegetarian food has become popular in Vietnam in recent years (Source: internet) HCM City (VNA) – The vegetarian food segment has been attracting a great deal of attention from businesses in recent years and gradually satisfied the tastes of customers. According to Nguyen Thi Ai Trinh, CEO of Au Lac Vegetarian Food, previously people often thought of the religious perspective when talking about vegetarian food. Hence, the vegetarian food market was limited. However, in recent years, this market has expanded and developed strongly, she said, boasting that her company has built 80 vegetarian food stores and run 11 restaurants across the country. To meet the increasing demand of customers, local businesses have improved quality and design of products to expand the vegetarian food market in densely populated areas. Besides vegetarian instant noodles, domestic firms also sell various kinds of vegetarian spices made from mushrooms. On the occasion of the Buddhist Vu Lan … [Read more...] about Vietnamese firms tap vegetarian food market