Hanoi Department of Transport has announced the route for the double-decker sightseeing bus after the first trial run in June. A double-decker bus stops near the Hanoi Opera House on June 30 The first double-decker bus began services on June 30 and was scheduled to run pass famous attractions such as the Opera House and the Temple of Literature. While many approve of the new tour bus, some have said it might not be suitable to Vietnam's streets and weather.In accordance with the Hanoi People's Committee's directives about launching new types of bus in the urban and airport areas, the departments of transport, tourism and public security have reached a consensus to officially launch the double-decker tour bus.Hanoi Transport Corporation was asked to submit a plan that included related problems. After reviewing the plan, the Hanoi Department of Transport has approved the route through 19 streets.According to the plan, the bus will run through well-known destinations such as the … [Read more...] about Hanoi sightseeing bus route agreed
Lonely Planet, the world’s popular travel guide book publisher, has listed Hanoi capital city and Ho Chi Minh City in the Top 10 best-value destinations for 2016. Destinations in Hanoi capital city. (Source: baocongthuong.com) Both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City came second in the list as they were said to be in “that most magical of price brackets” for budget travellers. Foreign visitors only need around 20 USD per day for food, lodging and sightseeing in the two cities. Other “wallet-friendly” destinations include Estonia, East Africa, New Mexico state (the United States), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Galicia (Spain), Quebec City (Canada), Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, Timor-Leste and … [Read more...] about Hanoi, HCM City among Top 10 wallet-friendly destinations
VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi People's Committee yesterday, Aug 1, unveiled a master plan on preserving the site of the ancient Thang Long Imperial Citadel and developing part of the area into a culture and history park. An overview of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel's central sector. The Imperial Citadel zone, located in the city's Ba Dinh District, includes an archaeological site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street, and a wider area that was once part of the citadel's grounds. The plan aims to preserve the archaeological site and develop part of the citadel area into a park that will showcase the value of the relics and the site's 1,000-year-old history. The citadel's central sector was recognised by UNESCO as an example of World Cultural Heritage in 2010. The ancient site is also located in modern-day Ha Noi's political centre, and is situated next the site of the new National Assembly House, which is still under construction. According to the master plan, the citadel zone will … [Read more...] about Hanoi plans park for 1,000 year-old Thang Long Citadel
Tourists visiting Hanoi will have more options to enjoy and learn about the city's history when two new routes of sightseeing electric car tours will be launched next week.Designed by the Dong Xuan Joint Stock Company, the tours will take visitors through several French-influence architectural areas, with building of interest including the railway station, University of Pharmacy, Opera House and the Government Guest House. … [Read more...] about New routes for Hanoi electric car tours
The Hanoi traffic police’s suggestion to ban cycle rickshaws, or cyclos, from traveling on local streets has created a strong opposition among the capital’s travel firms. Vietnam\'s cyclo is on show at a tourism fair in France Speaking at a recent meeting, Hanoi police voiced their concerns about cyclos, saying they appear to be chaotic in the streets and hold up traffic. However, according to many local travel firms, almost all foreign tourists take cyclo sightseeing tours around Hanoi. The tourist companies have proposed that local authorities manage cyclos more effectively or forbid the traditional vehicle from traveling during rush hours instead of issuing a prohibition. Ung Trong Tu, the deputy president of Hanoi Travel Club, said the cyclo is a traditional cultural … [Read more...] about Should Hanoi ban cyclos?