The Hanoitimes - In 2018, Hoi An welcomed five million visitors, a 50.84% increase against 2017, including 3.7 million foreigners. Hoi An among world’s best family holiday destinations overseas Hoi An among world’s cheapest holiday destinations Joining Vietnam’s fishermen on a basket boat ride in Hoi An has been named among the 10 most favourite travel experiences of 2019, according to a list released by Tripfuser, a marketplace for private tailored travel. Hoi An shines in Tripfuser’s list favourite travel experiences of 2019. The iconic basket boat is Vietnamese fishermen’s retaliation to the hefty taxes placed on boats during the French colonial era. Now, it’s become a symbol of Vietnam’s coastal destinations. In Hoi An, arguably Vietnam’s prettiest town, you can take a ride in one of these boats along the river and out into the sea to catch some crabs with local fishermen on Tripfuser’s 14-day Vietnam … [Read more...] about Hoi An shines in Tripfuser’s list favourite travel experiences of 2019
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The Hanoitimes - Hostelworld has revealed its top 11 up-and-coming destinations for 2019, based on its year-on-year increases in total bookings made from 2017 – 2018. Vietnam among nine countries where the US dollar is strongest in 2019 Vietnam among world’s cheapest places to live in 2019 Vietnam among world’s friendliest countries Ha Giang in Vietnam's north has been named among 11 up-and-coming destinations for 2019, according to a list released by Hostelworld, a leading brand for millennials and other budget - conscious travelers seeking adventure and a social travel experience. Ha Giang shines in Hostelworld’s list 11 up-and-coming destinations for 2019. Ha Giang province is described as the most beautiful place in the area, with its sweeping landscape sceneries. Bordering China, the panoramic views over the terraced rice fields will blow you away. Coron in Philippines tops the list, followed by Arugam Bay and Ella in Sri Lanka, Labuan … [Read more...] about Ha Giang shines in Hostelworld’s list 11 up-and-coming destinations for 2019
Viet Nam News By Sri Lankan Ambassador Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake Sri Lanka is the essence of a people renowned for their hospitality, stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity and a wealth of incredible, immersive experiences on offer for travellers. Within a mere area of 65,610sq.km lie eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330km of coastline - much of its pristine beach, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 202,343ha of lush tea plantations, 101,171 of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, and a culture that extends back over 2,500 years, with well-preserved archaeological monuments, mostly from the country’s Buddhist heritage, one of the world’s most scenic rail routes. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the year 2019 is marked with many remarkable milestones for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, with Lonely Planet naming Sri Lanka as the top country for travel and recognising Colombo City, the commercial capital … [Read more...] about 2019 Sri Lanka: where all roads lead to!
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Sri Lanka should promote cooperation in various sectors, including culture, thus enhancing cultural exchanges between the two nations, said a Sri Lankan expert. At a workshop held by the Institute of Archeology under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi on January 28, Bindu Urugodawatte, also a Buddhist archeologist, said that her country was once a centre of Buddhist religion and culture, and Buddhism has played an important part in the nation’s politics, society and culture in the past thousands of years. Participants at the event said that the oceanic Silk Road lends credence to the existence of the association between the two countries over millennia. The road not only facilitates trade but it also offers a journey of diverse cultures and religions. Dr. Nguyen Gia Doi, Acting Director of the Institute of Archeology, underlined that the Silk Road has existed for thousands of years and passed through many different empires and … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Sri Lanka step up cooperation in culture
The Hanoitimes - India.com has announced its list of six Asian countries that won’t burn a hole in the pocket. India.com, an India fastest-growing internet company, has just named Vietnam the number one country that a good choice for solo or family travel will buy you a lifetime of memories without giving a monetary set back. Vietnam among Asian’s countries that won’t burn a hole in the pocket. “Vietnam is known for its white sand beaches, cascading rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have regal French colonial landmarks, Vietnamese War history museums and the Cu Chi tunnel, used for the defence of the country,” India.com wrote. On the list, Vietnam is followed by Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia. Earlier, News Nation, an Indian newspaper, named Vietnam the number one destination among the top cheapest countries you can visit without having to empty you bank account. News Nation suggested that … [Read more...] about Vietnam among Asian countries that won’t burn a hole in the pocket