SACRED JOURNEY: Sen Village has become a much-loved destination to visit during May. VNA/VNS Photo Tá Chuyên By Vân Trang and Tá Chuyên It has become a tradition during May every year, that people from across the country and further afield flock to Sen (Lotus) Village in the hometown of beloved President Hồ Chi Minh in Kim Liên Commune, the central province of Nghệ An. This month, the village has again become a hot spot, particularly due to a national celebration that will take place to mark President Hồ's 132nd birthday (May 19), and the country opening to tourism after two years of closure due to the pandemic. A team of friends and colleagues, both Vietnamese and foreigners from Finest Future, an international education group in Finland, chose Sen Village special national relic site for their first-holiday summer trip. They were among hundreds of thousands of visitors who have been and will visit the locality this month to pay tribute to President Hồ's noble … [Read more...] about Visiting President Hồ’s idyllic hometown
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In the northern province of Ninh Binh, visitors are able to savour the delights of famous tourist sites like Tam Coc-Bich Dong with beautiful caves, Bai Dinh pagoda, Cuc Phuong National Park. Especially, Trang An Landscape Complex is Vietnam’s only Mixed Cultural and Natural heritage site. The gateway of the north and central region is ThanhHoa province with its Ho Dynasty Citadel, which was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site in 2011. Ho Chi Minh Memorial Site in the central province of NgheAn, and Dong Loc T-junction relic site in Ha Tinh are also wonderful places to visit. Quang Binh province has beautiful caves and long beaches with soft white sand such as Toi cave, Nhat Le beach, and Nuoc Mooc stream. Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park covers an area of over 340,000 hectares with spectacular landscapes and many rare species. The province’s Son Doong cave is the world’s largest cave system. … [Read more...] about Amazing places to visit from north to central regions
It is not uncommon for Vietnamese Americans to return to Vietnam to start a business in their twenties or thirties. For many, this return to the motherland is more than just a chance at a new career, it is a chance to find the true meaning in life. Tony Ngo and Don Le are known for founding Everest Education, an institute in Ho Chi Minh City which offers math and English enrichment courses, test preparation, college admissions consulting, and private tutoring to students from grades 1 to 12. Born and raised in California, with an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Stanford University, Tony’s first visit to Vietnam was in the summer of 2007 for an internship at TPG Capital. “After graduating, I had many questions about the culture, the market, and the transformation happening in Vietnam. I wondered if I could contribute anything,” Tony shared during a phone interview with Tuoi Tre News . “Seven years later, I decided that if I didn't do a summer internship in … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Americans find career, home, identity in motherland
Famous tourist attractions in Hanoi and tours between the capital city and neighboring provinces will help turn the visits on the occasion of the 31st SEA Games into memorable experiences. The Southeast Asian Games is not only a sporting event held in a couple of weeks but also an opportunity for the host country to promote its cultural and historical appeals, scenic spots as well as people. The Huc Bridge - a small bridge over Hoan Kiem Lake to enter the Ngoc Son Temple in Hanoi. Photo: Vinh Pham The 31st SEA Games is taking place in Hanoi and 11 nearby provinces and cities from May 12 to 23. So, what appealing destinations should tourists visit when coming to this big event? Departing from Hanoi... The capital city is a destination that tourists can’t miss when attending this SEA Games, especially those staying in Vietnam for only a few days. Hanoi is renowned for countless ancient buildings, special scenic spots, and relics such as the … [Read more...] about Where to go and what to do in Hanoi for locals and tourists?