Coastal city lures tourists with history
People know Hải Phòng as a city of flamboyant trees, an important industrial centre and the biggest port in the north. The city has also long been a tourism hub with beaches embracing it. Hải Phòng is also known for its long history and cultural traditions. But few realise it is close to three battles that free Việt Nam from Chinese and Mongol invaders.
HCM City’s Bến Thành Market area houses the oldest and most famous tea store in the city, opened in the early 20th century.
A visit to Đông Ba Market is a “must” for travellers to the ancient city of Huế. It is one of the most famous and oldest markets in Huế offering specialties from the central region.
The 170-year-old An Phu pagoda at the foot of Chánh Hưng Bridge in HCM City’s District 8 is an attractive destination for foreign visitors to HCM City.
PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged the central province of Thừa Thiên–Huế to promote its cultural and historical heritage in the tourism sector, according to a report on the government website chinhphu.vn.
Saigontourist Travel Service Co has arranged several tour programmes ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tết, for domestic travellers, especially overseas Vietnamese hoping to recall their memories of the countryside.
More than 100 food booths will be featured at the annual food festival “Taste of the World” scheduled for January 11 to 14 at Lê Văn Tám Park in HCM City’s District 1.
Visitors to the resort city of Đà Lạt can take a tour of the Langbiang plateau and sample rượu cần (wine stored in a big jar and drunk with a long pipe), a specialty of ethnic minorities living in the Central Highlands.
Pá Kứ San Mountain in Lào Cai Province has primitive forests covered in moss, forests full of maple trees and their colourful leaves, cliffs that startle with their steepness and, at times, all this is covered in a sea of white cloud.
Data released by Airbnb recently puts two major cities of Việt Nam – Hà Nội and Đà Nẵng – among the world’s top 10 intriguing travel destinations in 2018.