The Hanoitimes - In recent years, many westerners are flocking to Vietnam’s token tourist hotspots. Larissa Waterson, a writer from Nine, an Australian leading news and current events websites advises travelers that there are many westerners flocking to Vietnam’s token tourist hotspots, including Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Long Bay and Da Nang – places that have a lot to offer, but nothing quite like the bona fide cultural fusions of the nation’s capital Hanoi and the undisturbed waters of a little island called Phu Quoc. West Lake, Hanoi. Photo: Getty Images “Great for relaxing in the sunshine but if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture, Hanoi is the place to go,” the author wrote. Nine has given some pieces of advice for travelers what to do in Hanoi. “The Old Quarter is rich with charming architecture, ancient pagodas, some of Vietnam’s best street food and an array of vibrant markets. And the best way to see the … [Read more...] about Hanoi and Phu Quoc among the best destinations in Vietnam for western tourists
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VietNamNet Bridge recommends the best tourist attractions in Vietnam. Let's discover them through the following stories on our site. The top tourist attractions in Yen Bai province Top 10 islands in Vietnam Best destinations in Vietnam to visit in autumn Best places to enjoy watching butterflies in Vietnam Top 6 destinations in Vietnam for travellers in 2017 Top 15 tourist attractions in Vietnam Three most romantic destinations in Vietnam 10 top destinations in Can Tho Twenty top destinations in Vietnam 12 top destinations for foreign visitors in HCM City VNN … [Read more...] about The best destinations in Vietnam
Your say (18-07-2008) Is hosting international events the best way to promote Viet Nam? Last week: We asked readers and industry insiders what they thought about events like the Miss Universe Beauty pageant and whether they felt these events had helped to promote Viet Nam as a tourist destination. Julia Morley, chairperson of Miss World Ltd I think Viet Nam is the number one tourist destination in the world, for the following reasons: First and foremost for any tourist destination it is important to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. For the Vietnamese people this comes naturally. I have found them to be extremely helpful. In Viet Nam one is always made to feel completely welcome, nothing is too much trouble. Aside from the people, Viet Nam is exquisite and a photographer’s dream. Viet Nam has a lot to be proud of and it should look to the future with great confidence. Mai Phuong Lan, Ha Noi The news that Viet Nam was hosting "Miss Universal" surprised me. My very first … [Read more...] about Is hosting international events the best way to promote Viet Nam?
VietNamNet Bridge - Rough Guides has announced the top ten countries for backpackers, including Vietnam. According to Rough Guides, Vietnam is abuzz with an energy that’s both frenetic and full of hope. Eclectic cities provide travellers with endless opportunities to explore the country’s complex past and search out mouth-watering foods hidden down colonial backstreets. For an epic road trip, rent a motorcycle and hit the expansive Ho Chi Minh highway, or hop on a boat cruise through Ha Long Bay. Add mountain tribes, offbeat beaches and beautiful countryside into this mix and you’ll see why this is a backpacker’s paradise. Thailand’s rich culture, affordability and abundance of sights and activities have made it a quintessential backpacking destination. From stunning beaches to dense jungles, traditional culture to hip enclaves in Bangkok, this country’s well-worn backpacking trail makes it an easy and accessible destination for … [Read more...] about Vietnam among the best destinations for backpackers
(VOVworld) – Vietnam’s Con Dao island ranked fourth on a list of the ten most attractive places in Asia, published by Australian travel site Lonely Planet. Con Dao, an island belonging to Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, remains a mystery to many tourists. The island became famous as the site of a brutal colonial prison during the war. Now it is a peaceful, tranquil island popular with fishermen and tourists who enjoy the beauty of sparkling sea, and white sand, and sometimes tortoises laying eggs. Other destinations on Lonely Planet’s list are Hokkaido (Japan), Shanghai (China), and Jeonju (Republic of Korea). … [Read more...] about Con Dao named one of the best destinations in Asia