By Di Vy  March 24, 2019 | 10:25 am GMT+7 Three spectacular manmade structures in northern and central Vietnam are each referred to as a “Great Wall” by young travelers. Photo by Phong Vinh. Hang Mua, Ninh Binh Located in Khe Dau Ha village, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, 106km south of Hanoi, Hang Mua invites trekkers to the top of the mountain with 486 steps. The image of stone steps extending from the foot to the top makes many tourists think of the place as a miniature version of the Great Wall of China. Entrance costs VND100,000 ($4.3). From here visitors can easily go to nearby attractions like the UNESCO world heritage site Trang An Landscape Complex. From the top of the mountain, the Tam Coc area below, which is nicknamed "the inland Ha Long Bay," reveals its spectacular beauty. This is also an ideal location from which to watch the Ngo Dong River curve gracefully amid the golden hues of the harvest season in May-June. … [Read more...] about Where charm and danger blend: Vietnam’s versions of Great Wall of China
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BANGKOK: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of Leicester City football club, died in a tragic helicopter crash on Saturday (Oct 27) night after watching his club play in England. Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was the owner of both Leicester City Football Club and the hugely lucrative King Power empire AFP/Paul ELLIS The founder of the duty-free giant King Power Group in Thailand, he leaves behind a shopping empire valued at around US$4.9 billion by Forbes, built on political connections and shrewd business decisions. AFP looks at five key moments of Vichai's life. SHOPKEEPER TO TYCOON Vichai launched King Power in 1989 with one duty-free store in downtown Bangkok. That single store mushroomed into a massive duty-free empire, with his company holding concessions in major Thai airports in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai - locations that serve as major tourist attractions. His business crossed borders, gaining a license in the 90s to operate a shop at the Great Wall … [Read more...] about Five key moments of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s life
Back to English Comments Travel - October 25, 2018 | 10:06 am GMT+7 A recently renovated path along the mountains in Quang Ninh Province offers vistas to remember in all seasons.The path, named “The Dinosaur’s Spinal” which leads to landmark 1305 in the rural district of Binh Lieu, the highest point of Quang Ninh’s border, is famous for the dangerous terrain it traverses and known as one of hardest mountain roads to conquer in northern Vietnam.As it gained popularity among tourists and trekkers, a 1.8km long stairway with 2000 steps was built to attract and facilitate more visitors. The path used to be called the Great Wall of Vietnam because it is situated on the border patrol route between Vietnam and China. It offers magnificent views of cloud-capped mountains. Although the stairway is not officially open yet, many curious tourists visit the place to take photos and go on a long walk. The raw, untouched beauty that one can see and enjoy … [Read more...] about The Great Wall of Vietnam hugs a mountain range – VnExpress International
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam was among the 10 countries and territories that received the most Chinese travelers in the first six months of 2018, according to Chinese media. Chinese travelers in Vietnam However, the travelers have caused concerns in Vietnam. The South China Morning Post on August 27 reported that traveling abroad has become easier than ever for Chinese citizens thanks to a looser visa policy, the opening of more direct flights to Chinese cities, and high income. According to a Chinese tourism research institute, the 10 countries and territories which received the most Chinese travelers in H1 included Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and the US. CTA (China Tourism Academy), an agency belonging to the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism, confirmed that most Chinese travelers choose destinations in Asia for their outbound tours, including Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and … [Read more...] about What can Vietnam gain as one of China’s top 10 travel markets?
As part of the Trang An Landscape Complex, Hang Mua (Dancing Cave) is a must-see for visitors to Ninh Binh Province thanks to its unique location that offers an extraordinary panoramic view from above. Hang Mua has recently emerged as one of the top destinations for foreign visitors due to its remarkable service quality and untouched natural beauty. The beautiful panoramic view of Tam Coc from the top of Mount Mua. Photo by Hang Mua Ecolodge Hang Mua is located at the foot of Mount Mua, which looks like a large overturned bell with a width of 800 meters (2,624 feet). Visitors can climb to the peak on white stone steps which are sometimes referred to as a mini version of the Great Wall of China. On both sides of the stairs, there are handrails that are elaborately decorated with dragon or phoenix symbols inspired by the Tran Dynasty. Legend has it that the Tran king ordered the construction of Thai Vi Temple, and often visited Hang Mua to enjoy dancing and singing, hence the … [Read more...] about The glamorous ‘queen’ of Trang An stands tall in northern Vietnam