Conde Nast Traveler lists Long Bien Market a world's best Conde Nast Traveler named the Long Bien wholesale market in Hanoi located under the famous Long Bien Bridge that was repeatedly bombed and repaired during the war with America on its list of the world top 7 street markets. Heralded by the Communist party as a symbol of Vietnam’s resilience, today the bridge watches over a buzzing hive of vendors selling live frogs and sweet mangosteens. Since this is a daily market, it’s best to make your way here before sunrise, the leading travel magazine reported. The Long Bien market has long boasted itself the most important trading venue in Ba Dinh district, and the country’s second largest market, just behind the Dong Xuan market. Rounding out the top 7 markets were Bhendi Bazaar in Mumbai, India; Souks of Marrakech in Marrakech, Morocco; El Alto Open-Air Market in La Paz, Bolivia; Livestock market in Bukhara, Uzbekistan; Kejetia Market in Kumasi, Ghana; and Mercado 20 … [Read more...] about Travel News 17/11
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VietNamNet Bridge – Photographer Gian Thanh Son has published his photo book featuring former President Nguyen Minh Triet during his overseas business trips. The book cover. “Integration Milestones” is the latest photo book by journalist, photographer and record maker Gian Thanh Son. The book includes photos taken from 2007 through 2010 at overseas trips of former President Nguyen Minh Triet. Son said that the idea to make a photo book of the former President flashed in the first time he escorted Mr. Triet to the US. This time Son took the friendly hand-shake between Mr. Triet and US President, Geogre W.Bush, in the historic meeting in the US on June 18-24, 2007, which opened the new page in the relations between the two countries. The bilingual book (Vietnamese – English) is 400 pages, with 345 photos, divided in three parts: Integration, Friendly Neighbors (Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia) and Vietnam’s … [Read more...] about Photo book on former President Nguyen Minh Triet published
Local travel companies to introduce new outbound tours By Nguyen Vu in HCMC Vietravel is offering a new tour to Dubai. The six days and five nights tour will include the Grand Mosque Muslim temple, Bastakiya ancient town, Dubai museum, and a trip through the desert in cars or on camels to the seven-star 800-meter Buji Al Arab Hotel. Tourists will also visit Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and participate in symbolic festivals of this legendary region. * Ben Thanh Tourist recently launched an eight-day tour to Japan to the Sakura (cherry blossom) Festival. The tour starts in April and in addition to the festival includes a pilgrimage to Asakusa Kannon Temple, the Royal Palace and Tokyo Disneyland. There is also a visit to the hot springs Hakone City where tourists will climb up to the mouth of a volcano, sail in Ashinoko lake and take a cable car to see Fuji Mount. The tour is priced at US$2,790 per guest. Another new tour from Ben Thanh Tourist is the five-day … [Read more...] about Local travel companies to introduce new outbound tours
TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, recently ranked Hà Nội as the cheapest international tourist destination among 39 cities worldwide. The annual TripIndex Cities applies to travel between June and September this year, taking into account typical costs for two people: a four-star hotel for three nights, a visit to three attractions, lunch each day, taxi to and from dinner each day, plus the cost of dinner itself. It found that lunch for two in Hà Nội costs US$28, dinner $55, taxi travel (a two-mile round-trip) and tours/activities $2, and hotels $79. Total average cost of a three-day summer trip for two to Hà Nội is about 497. Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur were also among the cheapest cities to visit for a three-night summer break, while New York was the most expensive. As a Vietnamese, an expat living in Việt Nam or a tourist, what do you think? It is really that cheap? Do you think Hà Nội needs more tourism activities to attract more tourists for a longer stay? Do … [Read more...] about Do you agree that Hà Nội is the cheapest international tourist destination among 39 cities worldwide?
(CPV) - Vietnam’s capital has topped the list of the least expensive international destinations for summer trip by the travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor. The site’sresults of its annual TripIndex Cities cost-comparison studyrevealed, with a total expense of about USD490 for accommodations and travelling, Hanoi was assessed the world’s least expensive spots among 20 surveyed cities. On the contrary, New York, the US, is the most expensive tourist destination in the world at around USD1,800. The TripIndex Cities study is based on the cost of a three-night vacation during the summer travel period of June to September in 39 key tourist cities around the world, taking into account typical in-destination costs for two people. These include: a four-star hotel for three nights, a visit to three attractions, a lunch each day, a taxi to and from dinner each day, plus the cost of dinner itself. The other cities named on the list were Mumbai, India (USD556); Cape … [Read more...] about Hanoi revealed as top world city for summer travel value