10 most beautiful lakes in Vietnam

The country is home to a range of beautiful lakes, including natural lakes and lakes formed by dams to generate electricity. Let’s take a look at the nation’s 10 most beautiful lakes as complied by travel agency Local Vietnam. Covering a vast area of over 22,000 hectares, Ta Dung lake is located in Ta Dung National Park of Dak Glong district in Dak Nong province. The lake is usually at its most beautiful between July and December, allowing visitors to travel by boat to savour the scenic views of the area. Furthermore, guests can also visit the local fishing village, organise picnics on the banks of the lake, as well as enjoying a peaceful atmosphere. Situated roughly 230km from Hanoi, Ba Be lake is the largest natural freshwater lake nationwide, with a length of over 8km, it boasts a water surface area of roughly 500ha and is made up of three connected lakes, including Pe Leng, Pe Lu, and Pe Lam. It is also listed among the top 20 most beautiful natural freshwater lakes in the world in

10 experiences in Vietnam everyone must try at least once

Travel site The Culture Trip has listed 10 experiences in Vietnam that everyone should try in their lifetime. 1. Immersing yourself in Cai Be floating market in Tien Giang province Boats carrying all kinds of goods create a market on water, bursting with a cacophony of sound and brilliant colours. 2. Buying tailored clothes in Hoi An Visitors can choose from a sizeable collection of fabric and different designs for tailor-made outfits when in Hoi An ancient town, which for hundreds of years was a prosperous trading port. 3. Going through Hai Van Pass The pass is located on a spur of the Bach Ma Mountain Range that heads down to the sea, bridging Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Nang city. 4. Exploring caves in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park Phong Nha - Ke Bang is the largest national park in Vietnam and been ranked a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 5. Taking a boat around Ha Long Bay With about 1,600 islands both large and small, Ha Long Bay is certain to bring visitors a rich and uniq

Foreign traveler suggests 10 most unique Vietnamese cities

Canadian freelance writer Matthew Pike, who departed his homeland to settle in Vietnam, has listed the 10 most unique Vietnamese cities for travelers to visit. At the Temple of Literature in Hanoi “On the map Vietnam looks small, but it turns out there are many beautiful places enough to fill a continent. From the majestic, pristine mountain ranges in the North to the charming tropical beaches in the South or the rich history and culture in the Central,” the writer said. The capital of Hanoi boasts a rich culture and history, making it the first name to appear on the list. This is the centre of tourism for the country, and is home to busy streets, bustling nightlife, and the planet’s best dishes of Vietnamese cuisine, he mentioned. World Cultural Heritage Site Ha Long Bay ranks in second. The Canadian writer said, “If talking about Vietnam tourism but forgetting to mention Ha Long Bay in Ha Long city, it is a big omission... If you have not yet gone to Ha Long, quickly plan to see with

Seaweed season is like an underwater field in Hon Kho island, Quy Nhon city

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Vietnam to add three new types of tourism by 2030

There will be three new types of tourism in the nation added to the tourism industry during the 2021 to 2030 period, including health care and medical tourism, agricultural tourism, and sports tourism, according to details given by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. Tourists enjoy farming skills at Tra Que herb farm tour service in Hoi An Town. – File photo This information was unveiled on August 4 during a workshop held on planning the Vietnamese tourism system for the 2021 to 2030 period, with a vision towards 2045. Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Doan Van Viet underscored the importance of the event in devising appropriate tourism plans and policies aimed at keeping up with development needs moving into the new period. Under the terms of the draft plan of the Vietnamese tourism system in the 2021 to 2030 period, the tourism industry will continue to develop four main product lines, including sea and island tourism, cultural tourism, ecotourism, and urban

Dating in green spaces at popular lakes around Hue

Thua Thien-Hue has not been famed with the former royal citadel with valuable architecture of palaces, royal tombs, and spiritual institutions, the province also host various natural landscapes including spectacular lakes. Thừa Thiên - Huế boasts natural landscapes, including spectacular lakes, which have added to the attraction of this province famous for its royal citadel, palaces, tombs and spiritual institutions. Truồi Lake – gem of Huế Located in Lộc Hòa Commune, Phú Lộc District of the province, at the foot of Bạch Mã Mountain, Truồi Lake is like a gem in the middle of the road between Huế and Đà Nẵng cities. The lake is the first and biggest irrigation system in Huế with a total area of 400ha. The lake stores some 60 million cubic metres of water. In November 2019, the lake was officially recognised as a tourism site. An aerial view of Truồi Lake. — File Photo A trip to Truồi Lake should be combined with a visit to Bạch Mã Trúc Lâm Zen Monastery, Voi Stream and Lăng Cô Beach. Ac

Phu Quoc, Cat Ba among most idyllic islands in Southeast Asia

A woman on a boat on Phu Quoc Island. Photo by VnExpress/Phan Phuong Canadian travel magazine The Travel listed Phu Quoc Island in the south and northern Cat Ba Island among the most stunning islands in Southeast Asia. The magazine said Thailand is known in the region for beautiful islands, but there are other idyllic islands in other parts of Southeast Asia that are even more affordable. It came up with a list of the top 10 islands in Southeast Asia that aren't in Thailand, which includes Phu Quoc and Cat Ba. "Cat Ba Island offers diverse wildlife, scenic hiking trails, and relaxing beaches. It has a budding tourism infrastructure with some hostels and hotels available to book on the island," the magazine wrote. Cat Ba Archipelago in the northern city of Hai Phong, adjacent to world heritage site Ha Long Bay, has 367 islands, of which Cat Ba is the largest. The island is surrounded by limestone karst mountains rising from turquoise waters that make it an ideal destinatio

Tourism booms as people are anxious to travel after Covid lockdowns

Since March, many families have booked long-distance tours for the summer now that the economy has reopened. Within the last three months, since the tourism reopening day on March 15, Dang Xuan in Nam Tu Liem district in Hanoi has taken three trips. Xuan likes traveling, but she could not travel over the last two years because of the pandemic and lockdown. She said she was excited traveling with parents, friends and co-workers. “All of us enjoyed the trips. We ate, drank and had a campfire. In general, I traveled a lot before the pandemic. But I think I will travel more as I had to stay put for a too long time,” she said. Xuan and her family returned from a trip to Nha Trang last year, when the fourth Covid wave broke out in HCM City. And they only could travel again since March. “My kids are also anxious to travel. They always complained that they had to stay at home for too long,” she said. Xuan also booked a tour to Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province for her parents and her husband’

Bai Dinh Pagoda, Ninh Binh

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