Kim Hong to judge Mrs. America 2013 Vietnam's First Mrs World Doan Thi Kim Hong on August 7 flew to the US to work as a jury member of the Mrs. America 2013 due to take place from August 18-28. "This is an opportunity for me to exchange and learn experience from a prestigious pageant which has been held for the past 40 years," said Hong. "It is also a very good chance to promote Vietnam's culture, history, people and landscape to Americans through television channels and other popular media." Hong brings with her Ao Dai (traditional long Vietnamese dresses), handmade fans, cyclo models, lacquer paintings, and CDs introducing the 2013 Miss Ethnic Vietnam pageant. The Mrs. America pageant aims to honour the physical beauty, talent and intelligence of successful women who have made a great contribution to society. Contestants come from 51 states of the US. Hong judged the Mrs. America pageant 2011 in Virginia. Local artists attend China-ASEAN theatre festival The Vietnam Drama … [Read more...] about Pianist Hinrich Alpers to visit Vietnam
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Phu Quoc Island is one of the most popular resort destinations in southern Vietnam. Photo: Shutterstock Planning your holidays in Vietnam, you might wonder when it is the best time to visit the country. The answer is quite simple: anytime is the best time! No, but seriously. I think it depends on how you would like to spend your holidays in Vietnam. If you want to stay at a nice and cozy beach resort, sipping cocktails and getting a tan, you will want to set your timing different than if you want an active holiday. But first things first: Vietnam is a long country, stretching over a thousand miles, from Sa Pa in the north to the Mekong Delta in the south. There are roughly two different climates, the northern climate with four seasons and the tropical climate with only two: dry and wet. The meteorological divide between the two main climates is the Hai Van Pass between Hue and Da Nang. Climate of the south Let's start in the south of Vietnam. The dry season lasts from December to … [Read more...] about When is the best time to visit Vietnam?
Carmen said that thanks to great efforts by local authorities, Ha Long Bay cruise services have improved remarkably with new safety equipment for tourists. Through the BBC film "How safe are tourist boats in Vietnam?", viewers can see the positive changes in Ha Long Bay since 12 people died on a tourist boat sinking in the bay a year ago. Tourism boats are now well-equipped with rescue facilities, such as life jackets, life boats, underwater lights and hammers in case of emergencies. In recent months, the number of foreign arrivals has increased sharply. The local Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism said Ha Long Bay, one of the new seven wonders of the world, welcomed more than 337,000 tourists in January 2012, up 14 percent compared to the same month of last year. … [Read more...] about Ha Long bay now a safe place to visit, says BBC
Four locations in Vietnam – Hanoi, Sapa and Hoi An towns, and Ha Long city – have been named among the 29 best places to visit in Southeast Asia, as selected by Touropia, a travel website that features the most impressive and popular travel destinations around the world. Located in northeastern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh occupies third place on the list, likened to a scene from a fantasy story with its thousands of limestone karst islands of different shapes and sizes. It is also home to four fishing villages composed of floating houses where the occupants make their living and to 200 different species of fish and 450 kinds of mollusk. Coming in at 15th place, the charming town of Hoi An in central Quang Nam province impresses visitors with its narrow, winding lanes of the old port-town, which are lined with beautiful old architecture, traditional wooden houses and hundreds of tailor shops. The capital city of Hanoi is ranked 25th on … [Read more...] about Four destinations in Vietnam rated among top 29 places to visit in Southeast Asia
(VOV) - Vietnam is filled with beautiful and exotic sights ranging from rural countryside to ancient Temples and tombs. Petal Mashraki, a freelance travel writer, has suggested 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam in an article published on globalgrasshopper.com 1. Son Tra Peninsula Close to Da Nang the peninsula landscape includes white beaches, crystal clear water, forest covered mountains and coral reefs just beneath the sea surface. The numerous beaches include North, South and Buddha beach. Also known as Monkey Island the best views can be had from the mountain top as you look down on Da Nang City, the turquoise sea and clean beaches below. 2. The Nguyen Dynasty Tombs The tombs are not far from Hue and are spread out along the banks of the Perfume River. It's one of the most popular places to visit in Vietnam and I personally think the most beautiful of the tombs are Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Tu Doc, Thieu Tri and Dong Kanh. The tombs were built … [Read more...] about Top ten beautiful places to visit in Vietnam