Situated about 7-8 km south-east of Bãi Cháy lies the small Ti Tốp Island.
It displays a beach shaped like a crescent moon, and sand that has been washed to a snowy white by the tide. On 22 November 1962, this tiny island had the honor of receiving a visit from astronaut Hermann Ti Tốp, a hero of the former Soviet Union, accompanied by Hồ Chí Minh. To perpetuate the remembrance of their visit, Uncle Hồ named the place Ti Tốp Island. It has now become an attractive beach for tourists and has various of tourist services
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Often described as Halong Bay on land, Van Long is only two hours from Hanoi, and the boats don’t have to be painted white, either.
When it comes to natural beauty, particularly of the limestone karst surrounded by water variety, Vietnam seems to have it in alarming abundance. Halong Bay, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Tam Coc, the Perfume Pagoda. This is just the start. So it comes as little surprise that with so much competition out there Van Long, just a short drive from Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh, barely gets a mention.
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Sa Pa is not only well known for the charm of being a misty mountain town with terraced rice fields stretching continuously on the mountains, but also for its romantic waterfall called Love.
The capital of Hanoi occupies a bit more than 900km2 and in this urban centre there are 100 lakes dotting the city. There are natural and man-made lakes, each with its own unique history. They are more than just the soul of the City.
When seen from high above, Hoan Kiem Lake appears in the city’s center like a striking blue gem. The long-standing Tortoise Tower in the lake’s center reflects off the lake’s transparent blue water. Along the shore of the lake the willow tree branches sway in the autumn breezes reminiscent of young girls combing their long hair. More >
People visit Japanese Bridge Pagoda For a long time, Hoi An Ancient Town is a place I have wanted to go and finally I made it last weekend. It was a full-moon night and the town looked amazing under the glistening light of lanterns and the moon was not alone as many people walked under and gasped as they saw its beauty, pointed at it and gazed admiringly.
Hoi An is an exceptional example of a traditional Asian trading port which has been completely and assiduously preserved. Under the moonlight, I could see most of the buildings are in More >
Most of people when talking about Halong Bay, they will think of Cock Fighting Islet, Titop Beach, Incense Burner Islat, Thien Cung Cave …. as the popular routing for travelers to visit Halong. Now in Halong, they have more than 700 boats for cruising in the bay. Imagine that what happen if all of them sailing for the same route? Halong will be the big floating market. On the side of Halong Bay near Hon Gai, there is Bai Tu Long – the place where the baby dragon saying goodbye to their mother in the legend of Halong. In this More >
Happy Route is the name of the area that connects the three communes of Ha Giang-Dong Van-Meo Vac in the northernmost province of Ha Giang.
Construction of Happy Route started in September 1959 and took six years to complete by the workers of 16 minority groups from the surrounding areas.
In particular, Ma Pi Leng slope was the toughest and most dangerous part for the brave workers. The slope is about 20 kilometers in length and was More >
I went on the three day classical tour starting on 16 March, from Hanoi to Da Nang and Hoi An . wow, what a fantastic time I had. I would like to share you some pics:
We had a great day and fantastic tour around Hoi An and the surrounding area
We went over another wooden bridge, I’m standing on a ancient Japanese bridge:
And This is Cao Lau, a specialty dish in Hoi An:
Danang – Bana hills
Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sung Sốt or Surprise Grotto is on Bo Hòn Island, and is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Ha Long Bay. Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks. Inside, it is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide theatre hall. Many stalactites hang from the high ceiling, with numerous possible forms and shapes.
A narrow passage leads to the second rooms, where a flow of light meets visitors. The More >
When you visit Mai Chau, you are invited into home to experience the life of the Thai people. You are invited to sleep in stilt house, taste local dishes, and maybe even see the local dances and drink the local sweet rice wine.
Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh.From the top of Cun Mountain, one can admire the superb panorama of Mai Chau surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses. Many minorities, including the Thai ethnic group, live in Mai Chau.
Stilt houses border both sides of the roads. More >