Hanoi, HCM, Hoian in top Asian city for backpackers

Hanoi, HCM, Hoian in top Asian city for backpackers

Hanoi city, Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An town have been ranked second, sixth and 12th respectively in the top 30 Asian cities based on price in the backpacker index for 2014, a database of travel costs around the world. Hanoi, Vietnam's cheapest city for backpackers, is described to have the world's cheapest beer (bia hoi). "The food is also top-notch, especially when you are sitting amongst locals at one of the thousands of plastic-chair cafes." Hanoi's daily tour backpacker index, The top

Son Tay Ancient Citadel

Son Tay Ancient Citadel

The remains of The Son Tay Ancient Citadel are located in the hub of Son Tay Town, Hanoi, which is in the area of two ancient villages: Thuan Nghe and Mai Trai. It was an ancient military rampart built with literate. The citadel had a style of Vauban architecture with a square shape, 400m in length and 5m in height. The citadel’s wall was 4m in width and there were many holes at the top of the wall for the soldiers to hide inside the citadel to shoot or attack their enemies using spears or

Hanoi plans to attract 3 million foreign visitors in 2014

Hanoi plans to attract 3 million foreign visitors in 2014

The capital city of Hanoi plans to welcome 3 million foreign tourists this year with a hospitable and safe environment for both visitors and enterprises. At a talk on the capital’s tourism development in Hanoi on January 8, Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism To Van Dong vowed all possible changes to make Hanoi live up to its reputation as an attractive destination. Specifically, the Ba Vi – Suoi Hai area will be transformed into a national tourism park

West Lake to become attractive tourist destination

West Lake to become attractive tourist destination

The West Lake, which is dubbed as the lung of Hanoi, will be turned into an attractive cultural and spiritual tourist site. The plan was discussed at a conference jointly held by the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Tay Ho People’s Committee and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism on December 24. The department and the committee have jointly drawn a list of entertainment services at the site such as rowing, diving and food, which will be submitted to the

Hanoi will hold fireworks shows at lunar New Year

Hanoi will hold fireworks shows at lunar New Year

The places for high-range fireworks shows are Hoan Kiem Lake (in front of the Hanoi Post Office and the headquarters of the New Ha Noi Newspaper), Thong Nhat Park (Hai Ba Trung District), Lac Long Quan flower garden (Tay Ho District) and Van Quan Lake (Ha Dong district). It is expected that 500 shots will be released at each place, within 15 minutes. Hoan Kiem Lake will be the center of the New Year's Eve fireworks shows. The 24 low-range fireworks shows will be held in the centers of the

Vietnam’s travel impression 2013

Vietnam’s travel impression 2013

Though Vietnam’s economics still meets difficulties in general, there is still growth in tourism in 2013. Below is impressions about Vietnam’s tourism in the experts’ and foreign visitors’ evaluation. 1. Vietnam ranks second in Asia in world’s tourism development: This is the result of the global poll research which is just announced in Tourism Fare in London. 2. Hanoi is in top ten rising destinations in the world: In the list of 10 rising destinations in the world voted by

Hanoi beer is cheapest in the world

Hanoi beer is cheapest in the world

Thrillist says the only thing better than drinking a cold beer in a foreign land is drinking a six-pack for less than a fiver. And there are destinations across the globe where a big night's bar tab can be covered by the coins in your pocket. According to Thrillist, in Vietnam the average price for a pint is 0.76 USD. It reports: “What you'll be drinking: Almost assuredly Bia hoi, on ice. While 0.76 USD a pint is the average, it's pretty common to find a 12oz glass of this 3 percent ABV

Hanoi visitors welcomed in Hue City

Hanoi visitors welcomed in Hue City

Nearly 2.6 million tourists visited Hue in 2013, including more than 900,000 international visitors, generating a revenue of almost VND2,470 billion, 11% higher than last year’s figures. Thua Thien-Hue is offering new tourism services and incentive tours in the hope of attracting 2.7 million arrivals in 2014. To achieve the set target, Phan Tien Dung, Director of the Thua Thien-Hue provincial Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism, said it is essential to upgrade infrastructure of

Hanoi Welcomes 2.5 Millionth foreign travellers

Hanoi Welcomes 2.5 Millionth foreign travellers

Hanoi welcomed its 2.5 millionth international visitor on Friday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. Japanese national Mori Hajimenal was presented with flowers, gifts and an insignia at a ceremony held here on the same day and attended by leaders from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the National Administration of Tourism and the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Mori said the achievement was all the more significant in view of the 40th anniversary of

Hanoi is named in Top 10 Destinations in TripAdvisor’s

Hanoi is named in Top 10 Destinations in TripAdvisor’s

Hanoi is named in Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World, which was released early this week. The spots were selected based on data collected from millions of TripAdvisor user searches and reviews. These were the places that have seen the “greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest.” The list includes Havana (Cuba), La Fortuna de San Carlos (Costa Rica), Kathmandu (Nepal), Jerusalem (Israel), Cusco (Peru), Ambergris Caye (Belize), Sapporo (Japan),

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