Long Coc tea hill in the northern midland province of Phu Tho is seen among the most spectacular tea hills in Vietnam. It is located in Tan Son District which is some 125km from Hanoi’s centre. The hill is shaped like a dragon, so it is named Long Coc or the Cave of Dragons. The best time to see the hill is at sunrise and sunset. November is the most favourable time to visit Long Coc tea hill. It is covered by mist, creating a stunning beauty. Around 600 hectares of tea are grown on the hill. Many visitors choose the hill for overnight camping Long Coc tea has been recognised with the VietGAP quality standard. … [Read more...] about Stunning beauty of northern tea hill
Deputy Minister of Construction, Chairman of Quang Ninh Province and other distinguished guests formally launch the project. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Ninh Province has recently started the construction of a social housing project to build 1,000 apartments at Ngan Hang Hill in Ha Long City. With an initial outlay of VND1.3 trillion, the project comprises of two 19-storey and one 17-storey buildings. It covers 25,900sq.m of land, of which 7,400sq.m for the buildings, 5,185sq.m for green space and more than 13,300sq.m for other facilities. It is financed by a joint-venture of Global Finance Investment Consultancy JSC and Hanoi Housing Development and Investment JSC No. 6 and expected to come into operation in Q1/2026. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Chairman of Quang Ninh Province's People's Committee Nguyen Tuong Van underlined the project as a key provincial one that is located in a highly-populated region with developed infrastructure. The project, he said, is expected to … [Read more...] about Social housing project begins construction
Tam Dao beat rivals like Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, Hana in the U.S., Jajce in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sauraha in Nepal, Shirakawa Village in Japan, Talkeetna in the U.S. and Wanaka in New Zealand, WTA’s organizing board announced on its website. Located 90 kilometers northeast of Hanoi, Tam Dao, or "three islands" in Vietnamese, used to be a favored summer retreat of French officials in the late 19th century. With year-round cool climate and foggy landscape, Tam Dao is considered a mini version of Da Lat, the nation’s premier hill resort in the Central Highlands. Dotted with French-built villas and decades-old hotels, Tam Dao has become a popular weekend escape for Hanoians in recent years. The WTA has been called the "travel industry's equivalent of the Oscars" by The Wall Street Journal . The winners were chosen based on votes by the public and travel professionals across the globe. … [Read more...] about Northern Vietnam retreat voted world’s leading tourist town
Vietnamese airlines, hotels, resorts, tour operators, and destinations won 16 prizes at the awards ceremony of the World Travel Awards 2022 in Oman last weekend. Vietnam was awarded World’s Leading Heritage Destination 2022 for the third time since 2019 while its capital of Hanoi was honored as World’s Leading City Break Destination 2022. The pedestrian zone at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre Three of the country’s popular tourist destinations, including Phu Quoc Island off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, Moc Chau District in the northern mountainous province of Son La, and Tam Dao Town in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, were recognized as World’s Leading Nature Island Destination 2022, World’s Leading Regional Nature Destination 2022, and World’s Leading Town Destination 2022, respectively. Visitors camp in the apricot valley in Moc Chau District, Son La Province, Vietnam. Photo: Vu Trung Kien / Tuoi Tre … [Read more...] about Vietnam scoops 16 int’l awards at World Travel Awards 2022
Covering an area of 1,000 square meters atop Vung Hill in Van Huong Ward, the Bao Dai Villa was initially built for the French colonial regime's Indochina Governor-General Pierre Marie Antoine Pasquier as a resort retreat. The French later presented it to King Bao Dai. The villa offering panoramic views of the Do Son Peninsula is said to have been his favorite spot in northern Vietnam. The villa, the only residence of the last Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) king in the north of the country, sits at an altitude of nearly 40 meters above sea level and overlooks a beach. Bao Dai, whose real name was Nguyen Phuc Vinh Thuy, ruled the country from 1926 until 1945. He became emperor in 1926 when he was just 12, but did not take the throne until 1932 after returning from studies in France. The octagonal villa is a typical French colonial mansion with two floors and a basement. Gardens in the front and the back cloak the … [Read more...] about Colonial gift to Vietnam’s last king a Hai Phong tourist landmark
The exhibition Cho Mua Gio (For the Monsoon), lasting from November 5, 2022 to January 1, 2023 at the Le Lycee Gallery bewitches Ana Mandara Villas Dalat’s guests with 34 oil on canvas artworks of different styles from en plein air outdoor painting to still life, from abstract to realistic, and abstract realistic paintings. The Cho Mua Gio exhibition at Le Lycée Gallery, Dalat With gentle brushstrokes, vivid bright colours and close to nature senses, Duy Hoa’s paintings bring viewers a deep passion for Dalat - the beautiful city of flowers and green hills. At the exhibition opening ceremony in Dalat, artist Duy Hoa could not conceal his delight as it was the first time he had brought his artworks to the city. The ambience and scenery of Dalat are as serene to him as those of his own homeland, enabling him to find solace within. He prefers that viewers interpret his creations on their own. Duy Hoa and Ngoc Han, the exhibition's host Duy Hoa defines a … [Read more...] about Ana Mandara Villas Dalat to host “For the Monsoon” art exhibition
The boreal forest, which is second only to the Amazon in terms of its vital role in ensuring the future of the planet, encircles the Arctic -- and it is in just as much danger from climate change as the South American rainforest. The deep, verdant green ring -- which stretches across Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and Alaska -- has been weakened by increasing forest fires, the melting of permafrost, intensifying insect infestations and warming temperatures. Experts are categorical in their warnings: the forest is encroaching on the tundra, and the prairies are slowly taking the place of the trees. In his cabin in Quebec, not far from the banks of the St Lawrence River amid the trembling aspen and black spruces, Jean-Luc Kanape, a member of the Innu Indigenous group, says he likes to feel the "energy of the wind, the cold." "When I'm in the heart of the forest, I feel like I'm part of it. The trees are like my roots," says the brawny 47-year-old, his hair askew and his skin … [Read more...] about Subarctic boreal forest, vital for the planet, is at risk
The optimistic figures and achievements of the municipal tourism sector have proven that Hanoi deserves to the prestigious World Travel Awards 2022. Beating out many other contenders, Hanoi won the title of "Asia's Leading Urban Tourism Destination 2022" for the first time, an essential category in the annual World Travel Awards (WTA). Hanoi deserved to be “Asia's Leading City Tourism Destination in 2022” Hanoi in the autumn. Photo: Hoang Van Dang Huong Giang, Director of the Municipal Department of Tourism, said it is not only a source of pride but also an opportunity for the sector to affirm Hanoi's position, image, and brand in the tourism market locally and internationally. In addition, it is an excellent opportunity for the capital city to spread its image as a "Safe-Quality-Appreciative-Attractive" tourist destination among domestic and international tourists. Hanoi's tourism sector is gradually regaining the position it held before the Covid-19 … [Read more...] about Hanoi: Asia’s Leading Tourism Destination 2022
Vietnam is known for its beautiful landscape and diverse topography with mountains, hills, beaches and islands. Most of the country is mountainous, however, there are two provinces that do not have mountains: Thai Binh and Hung Yen in the northern region. The two provinces in the Red River Delta have flat terrain with no mountains. The coastal province of Thai Binh is around 100km southeast of Hanoi and has a humid subtropical climate. It is home to the ‘infinity sea,’ a beach in Thuy Xuan Commune, Thai Thuy District, which has recently emerged as a new hotspot for photographers in search of stunning scenery thanks to its still water that reflects the morning sun into limitless space. Locals hunt clams at Thuy Xuan Beach, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Doan Ngoc Anh / Tuoi Tre Meanwhile, Hung Yen is located in the center of the Red River Delta and about 54km southeast of Hanoi. Visitors to Hung Yen should not miss a trip … [Read more...] about Which provinces in Vietnam do not have mountains?
Following are the betting odds for the winners of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the top goalscorer at the tournament, which will be held in Qatar from Nov. 20-Dec. 18. WILLIAM HILL Winners: * Brazil - 4/1 * Argentina - 5/1 * France - 13/2 * England - 7/1 * Spain - 8/1 Top goalscorer: * Harry Kane (England) - 8/1 * Kylian Mbappe (France) - 9/1 * Karim Benzema (France) - 10/1 * Neymar (Brazil) - 12/1 * Lionel Messi (Argentina) - 12/1 BET365 Winners: * Brazil - 15/4 * Argentina - 11/2 * France - 13/2 * England - 8/1 * Spain - 8/1 Top goalscorer: * Harry Kane (England) - 7/1 * Kylian Mbappe (France) - 9/1 * Neymar (Brazil) - 12/1 * Karim Benzema (France) - 12/1 * Lionel Messi (Argentina) - 12/1 LADBROKES Winners: * Brazil - 4/1 * Argentina - 11/2 * France - 6/1 * England - 7/1 * Spain - 8/1 Top goalscorer: * Harry Kane (England) - 7/1 * Kylian Mbappe (France) - 8/1 * Karim Benzema (France) - 10/1 * Cristiano … [Read more...] about World Cup 2022 betting odds: which team are favourites to win?