Travellers Notes (16-10-2009) Mountain homestays in Hue Tourists to the ancient city of Hue can now enjoy homestay tours to mountainous villages in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue's Nam Dong District. For only VND500,000 (US$28 ) to VND700,000 ($39), the tours offer visitors the opportunity to discover the special beauty of the landcape and witness first hand the daily life and customs of ethnic Co Tu and Van Kieu residents. They can also enjoy local fresh water fish specialties and directly experience the traditional ways of living. The tours are part of a project to preserve the bio-diversity of Bach Ma National Park via community tourism initiated by the Hue Centre for Social Science and Humanities under the sponsorship of the Ecosystems Grant Programme and the International Union for Conservation of Nature of the Netherlands. Festival to celebrate cityhood The provincial authority of Binh Thuan will organise a culture and sports festival to mark the day Phan Thiet … [Read more...] about Mountain homestays in Hue
VietNamNet Bridge - It took us half a day by motorbike to reach a small waterway near Uncle Tam Be's home in Tuong Loc, Tam Binh District of the southern province of Vinh Long. He was waiting for us on his boat, ready to take us to his house that he runs as a homestay, a popular new way of visiting the country with both domestic and foreign tourists. His family had prepared dinner for us, as if we were long-lost relatives, returning home after an arduous journey. … [Read more...] about Enjoy some southern hospitality at a rural homestay in Vinh Long
Homestay services have been provided at all key tourism sites throughout the country. However, experts have pointed out that Vietnam still does not have “homestay” services, and what it is providing now is just called “housestay”. “Homestay” is not only the accommodation service Homestay is a form of tourism that allows travelers to live together with the landlords as members of the landlords’ families. By joining the daily life of the local families, travelers can better learn the local lifestyle, improve their language ability, and experience the life and culture values of the land where travelers set foot in. Therefore, Vi Thanh Nam, Director of Amazing travel firm, stressed that homestay is a complete tourism product, not just an accommodation service. Only when travelers can mix with the local people, joining their daily activities from eating, living to working, will they actually experience the homestay tourism. Therefore, Nam … [Read more...] about “Homestay” or “housestay” tourism?
Homestay services in Ta Van, Lao Chai and Ta Phin have recently beenpacked with domestic and foreign holidaymakers who love to learn aboutthe daily life of local residents through eating, living and workingwith them. Terrace fields in Sa Pa Located in Muong Hoa valley, at the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountainrange, Ta Van commune impresses tourists at first sight by spectacularnatural scenery with terrace fields, high mountains, and traditionalhouses.Patrick O’Regan from New Zealand shared that he knows Sa Pa throughhis friends who traveled there and had a lot of compliments on thenature as well as the unique culture of Vietnam.That was the reason why he and his family chose a homestay tour in arural area in Sa Pa to explore the local culture and customs, he said.Dev Dervesh, a tourist from India, said he enjoyed very much thestay at The Little H’Mong House at Ta Van’s Giang Ta Chai Mong village.He planned to stay longer in Sa Pa during his trip to … [Read more...] about Homestay tourism in Sa Pa attracts holidaymakers
(Cinet)- In a short time, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the romantic highlands of Da Lat (Lam Dong) and are also able to approach, understand, learn more about culture, custom, and people… of the locals there. That is the reason for homestay tourism type in Da Lat is attracting many visitors, especially international ones. Da Lat has been considered as a Little Paris in Vietnam for a long time. Besides the types of tourism that have become familiar to visitors in Da Lat such as outdoor tourism, eco- tourism, adventure tourism, culture tourism..., the homestay tourism is emerging as an innovative and attractive type. Right from homestay tourism begin to be developed in Da Lat, the local tourism-related businesses have been aware that this is a type of tourism associated with environmental protection. This is one of the criteria that visitors are very cared. To more and more develop homestay tourism, Lam Dong tourism … [Read more...] about Da Lat: Homestay tourism type attracts tourist