The Hanoitimes - The New York Times on January 9 listed Vietnam’s central Danang City the 43rd among 52 places to go in 2015. Last year, it placed QuangBinh, another central province, on the 8th position among 52 best places in the world. Danang was included in the list as the city’s long coastline is blessed with several stunning stretches of white sand. It is more enjoyable to take a sandwich sold along the beach after swimming. Danang has more than 1 million population. Tourism sites and services have developed and attracted a lot of visitors, particularly since a new terminal of Danang International Airport was officially put into operation on December 15, 2011. Top the New York Times’ list is Milan (Italy), followed by Cuba and Philadelphia (the US). The listed destinations in Asia include Singapore (rank 6th), Sri Lanka (22nd), Seoul in the Republic of Korea (33rd) Shikoku Island in Japan (35th) and Chengdu and Shanghai Cities in China (44th and 46th, … [Read more...] about The New York Times name Danang among 52 places to go in 2015
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with Royal International Corp. to develop two hotels in the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay in northern Vietnam. The Four Points by Sheraton Halong Bay and Sheraton Halong Bay Resort are scheduled to come online in 2008 and 2010 respectively, said Starwood, one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world. The Four Points by Sheraton Halong Bay will include 160 rooms, 4 restaurants and lounge, 2 meeting rooms, a gym, spa and indoor swimming pool. … [Read more...] about Starwood to build two hotels in World Heritage Halong Bay
The Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers in Ho Chi Minh City and the Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi were chosen in the New York City-based magazines 13th annual roll call of the best 700 hotels, resorts and cruise lines in more than 70 countries. There were approximately 21,000 Cond Nast Traveler subscribers who completed the 2006 Readers Choice Survey. Located on Dong Khoi Street, the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers appeals to tourists since its close to everything, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the magazine comments. Visitors there will have a chance to enjoy a 360-degree view and a pan-Asian menu at the rooftop Signature Restaurant, it says. This 23-story hotel was the host venue for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in May 2006 and had welcomed many senior dignitaries including King and Queen of Sweden, the Korean President, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, and most recently Singapores Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. The hotel has received many awards since its opening in … [Read more...] about Vietnams five-star hotels voted among worlds best
Jimmy Cohrssen, an internationally recognized photographer, photographed Phu Quoc Island and resorts on the island five years ago for the famous travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler. The Daily's reporter had a chance to have a short conversation with the photographer and recorded his perception on Vietnam on the occasion the photographer's return to Vietnam's Hon Tam Island in the central coastal city of Nha Trang. - I started photography when I was 21. I have a passion for light and the environment around me, so my works emphasizes a comprehension of the influence of light on creating an image. I have been to many places in the world including Russia, China and Japan where many magnificent landscapes have made a strong impression on me. In your opinion what are the standards for a beautiful photo? - A nice photo, in my opinion, is a photo presenting the strong position of light. Photographers have to catch the value of light and adjust its effects. Nice works are not always … [Read more...] about Jimmy Cohrssen and new perceptions on Vietnam
Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the nation's eastern seaboard on Tuesday, swamping New York City streets with record levels of floodwater, blacking out power to millions of people and bringing transportation to a halt through much of the region. … [Read more...] about New York paralyzed as Sandy slams into eastern U.S.