Tourists take photos with the famous marker. — VNA/VNS Photos Xuân Tư ĐIỆN BIÊN — Marking the westernmost spot on Việt Nam's mainland, Milestone No Zero A Pa Chải on top of Khoan La San Mountain sits 1,864m above sea level in Sín Thầu Commune, Mường Nhé District, the northern province of Điện Biên. The marker was installed with the agreement of three countries on June 27, 2005. Made of granite, it is two metres high and has three sides to face the three nations. Each side is engraved with information in each language and the national emblem of each nation. Visitors climb a staircase leading to the scenic viewpoint and the marker. This is the border junction between Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia. People always joke that this is the place where a cork crows and people from three countries can hear. The area is among the top destinations of backpackers and … [Read more...] about Visiting the westernmost spot in Việt Nam
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The Thang Long Imperial Citadel, which is over 1,000 years old, is fifth on a new list of world’s 25 budget tourist spots compiled by the Canadian-based magazine The Travel. The entrance fee to this historical site is just VND30,000 ($1.3). Constructed in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty, the citadel marks the independence of Dai Viet, today’s Vietnam. The royal citadel was the center of political power for feudal dynasties. In 2010, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel was recognized as the world heritage site by UNESCO for its significant cultural values, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the capital. Thang Long Imperial Citadel. Photo by Shutterstock/anhuynh The ancient buildings and other vestiges at the Archaeological Site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street, Ba Dinh District presents evidence of a Southeast Asian culture specific to the lower Red River Valley, at the crossroads of influences from China in the North and the ancient Kingdom of Champa in … [Read more...] about Visit the Hanoi Imperial Citadel for a ‘humble’ price
The Hanoitimes - The village of Khuc Thuy has a history of nearly 1,000 years, the passage of time is present in the roof of the temple, the alleys, the walls and the stump. Exploring Nhan Hien craving village Exploring Huong Tich Cave in Perfume Pagoda Exploring Bat Trang Exploring the 700-year-old pagoda in Hanoi Nestled in the Nhue Giang, Khuc Thuy village (Cu Khe, Thanh Oai, Hanoi) is full of old trees, alleyways, roofs, and family houses tinged with time. The village of Khuc Thuy has a history of nearly 1,000 years, the passage of time is present in the roof of the temple, the alleys, the walls and the stump. In the sun shining early autumn, the ancient village of Khuc Thuy appeared peaceful but full of nostalgia. Just like Cu Da village, Khuc Thuy is often visited by travelers. But if you walk slowly and observe, you will have time to admire the hundreds-year-old majestic gate of the village. Walking through the village gate, the first image to appear before … [Read more...] about Visiting the ancient village Khuc Thuy
VietNamNet Bridge - Turkey, Argentina and other countries have recently witnessed their local currencies depreciating dramatically against dollars. How about Vietnam? Will the crisis spread to Vietnam? Analysts have reasons to worry that the monetary crisis may spread to emerging and frontier economies, including Vietnam. These particular economies are now suffering from foreign capital outflow and bear influences from the China-US trade war. In contrast, the macroeconomic situation in Vietnam is believed to be stable. These particular economies are now suffering from foreign capital outflow and bear influences from the China-US trade war. In contrast, the macroeconomic situation in Vietnam is believed to be stable. RELATED NEWS Can Vietnam escape the '10-year crisis cycle’? Ten-year cycle of recessions does not always occur: economists Kim Chi … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam resist the global monetary crisis?
Glorious: Mường Hoa Valley is stunning in the ripe paddy season. — VNS Photo Hạnh Hoàng Viet Nam News by Mộc Miên Mường Hoa Valley, Hầu Thào Commune lies eight kilometres southeast of Sa Pa Town. Visitors get to the beautiful valley after crossing a high mountain pass. The northwest mountainous area is famous for its extraordinary and poetic beauty, which changes with every season of the year. For Sa Pa lovers, Mường Hoa Valley is especially delightful. It is beautiful during both the new rice and harvest seasons thanks to the unique terraced fields. Tourists have enjoyed taking a mid-mountain hike to treat themselves to this spectacular view. However, the best way to enjoy this unique specialty of the town in fog is to view it from above, choosing a mid-mountain spot to appreciate this magical green trail. Launched on March 31, 2018, the Mường Hoa mountain railway, connecting Sa Pa Town with the … [Read more...] about Visiting the beautiful Mường Hoa Valley of Lào Cai