In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak; Pham Thi Thuy Duong; The Diplomat

Even before the outbreak in Da Nang, Hoi An’s people were devastated by the loss of tourists. Now the slight hope of economic recovery has been dashed.

Source: In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak

Hoi An life seen through café windows; VietNamNet

A small coffee shop in Hoi An in central Vietnam attracts many visitors with its appealing views and good drinks.

Source: Hoi An life seen through café windows – VietNamNet

Social distancing imposed on UNESCO-recognised Hoi An; VoV

The central province of Quang Nam will impose social distancing on Hoi An tourist city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, starting 00.00hrs July 31, after a local resident was infected with COVID-19.

Source: Social distancing imposed on UNESCO-recognised Hoi An

My Son Sanctuary through lens of foreign photographers; VietNamNet

My Son Sanctuary is a large complex featuring religious relics, including temples, shrines, and towers.

Source: My Son Sanctuary through lens of foreign photographers – VietNamNet

10 Top Reasons to Visit Vietnam; Rituparna; Dave’s Travel Corner

Vietnam is a gem in South-East Asia. Its history, culture, food, art, gorgeous landscapes and location are few reasons to visit Vietman.

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20 Incredible Landmarks in Vietnam; Sarah Holmes; Travel 2 Next

Vietnam is often called one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries, it is easy to see why so many backpackers and travellers are drawn to Vietnam. With pristine sandy beaches, bustling cities and lush rainforest, there is a multitude of potential landmarks waiting to be explored. Here are 20 incredible landmarks you cannot miss when travelling through Vietnam.

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Ha Long Bay sightseeing ticket fares down by half for cruise tourists; VNA

Tickets to enter sightseeing spots and stay overnight at Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in the northern province of Quang Ninh, have been cut by half as part of the locality’s efforts to support travel companies. The policy, effective from July 10 to September 30, was introduced amidst a sharp decline in foreign tourists, the major customer source of cruise ships operating on the bay due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Ha Long Bay sightseeing ticket fares down by half for cruise tourists

Hoi An, a living history of Vietnam; FMT

This Unesco World Heritage site offers a glimpse into Vietnam’s turbulent past while being a great place to relax and shop.

Source: Hoi An, a living history of Vietnam

Ha Long Bay named among world’s 50 most beautiful natural wonders; Viet Reader

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. The area’s array of natural beauty makes it one of the country’s prime tourist sites with the bay recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site. For most visitors, the best way to see Ha Long’s awe-inspiring limestone islands is by boat, with plenty of tourists choosing to stay overnight on a boat in the bay.

Source: Ha Long Bay named among world’s 50 most beautiful natural wonders

Fashion industry marks return with August show in Hue imperial citadel; Viet Reader

The Hue imperial citadel was first listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO back in 1993. The fashion event aims to popularize images of the local landscape and people to international friends. The latest occasion will be the fifth version of the fashion show launched. One fashion collection which will be on view at the event is themed “A Better Day” that features a cloud pattern that is a fusion of Asian and Western cultures.

Source: Fashion industry marks return with August show in Hue imperial citadel

Top must-do activities during a visit to Quang Binh; VietNamNet

Located in central Vietnam, Quang Binh province is home to many beautiful landscapes and it has rapidly become an attractive tourist destination among travelers seeking adventure and pristine nature.

Source: Top must-do activities during a visit to Quang Binh – VietNamNet

A pristine Ha Long Bay some dozen decades ago under German visitor’s lens; Viet Reader

Being an already photo lover and travel enthusiast, Hans spent most of his holidays discovering different corners of the world, including three trips to Vietnam in the 1990s. The German photographer had taken thousands of pictures that captured the various Vietnamese landscapes, daily life, and the local people throughout his trips in the country.

Source: A pristine Ha Long Bay some dozen decades ago under German visitor’s lens

Ninh Binh province to continue as host of National Tourism Year 2021; Viet Reader

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam recently agreed with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on assigning Ninh Binh as host of National Tourism Year 2021. Deputy Director of the Ninh Binh provincial Tourism Department Bui Van Manh said the 2021 program will have the same theme as this year’s and the department has already begun preparations.

Source: Ninh Binh province to continue as host of National Tourism Year 2021

Son Doong Cave is among 20 record-breaking natural wonders; Viet Reader

In a Sunday article, it notes: “Across the world, natural wonders promote our planet’s biodiversity, stabilize our climate, and support human life and some of these natural wonders have also broken records – their size, height, or length reigns supreme.” Son Doong is the only Southeast Asian representative in the list of record-breaking nature wonders, which also includes the Angel Falls in Venezuela, the world’s tallest waterfall; the world’s longest Nile River in Africa; Mount Kilauea, the world’s most active volcanic mass in the U.S., and Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

Source: Son Doong Cave is among 20 record-breaking natural wonders

Vietnam’s Son Doong cave listed among the most surreal places in the world to visit before you die; Viet Reader

Son Doong cave also listed among the 29 most surreal places in the world to visit before you die by the Business Insider. In a Sunday article, it notes: “Across the world, natural wonders promote our planet’s biodiversity, stabilize our climate, and support human life and some of these natural wonders have also broken records – their size, height, or length reigns supreme.”

Source: Vietnam’s Son Doong cave listed among the most surreal places in the world to visit before you die

Thanh Hoa to spend VND15bn on Ho Citadel’s stone wall restoration; Viet Reader

Thanh Hoa Province will spend nearly VND15bn (USD644,000) on restoring a stone wall at the Ho Citadel. The damaged wall at the Ho Citadel The Ho Citadel, which was built more than 600 years ago in the Ho Dynasty, was recognised by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site in 2011. However, time and weather have damaged much of the citadel’s walls and caused subsidence.

Source: Thanh Hoa to spend VND15bn on Ho Citadel’s stone wall restoration

Vietnam prepares to welcome foreign tourists again; VietNamNet

The tourism sector is working with ministries and relevant agencies to welcome international tourists to Vietnam when the COVID-19 pandemic is under control in some key markets.

Source: Vietnam prepares to welcome foreign tourists again – VietNamNet

Tips on How To Make Your First Halong Bay Cruise a Memorable Experience; Alexa Wang; Flux Magazine

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Things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam; Isabel Leong; Amateur Traveler

Hoi An is one of the most beautiful of all the Vietnamese cities. Its old town is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to the presence of around 800 historic buildings in the world.

Source: Things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam – Amateur Traveler

Mist plays hide and seek in Hoi An; Huynh Phuong; VN Express

Photographer Do Anh Vu has captured the allure of the ancient town of Hoi An as it emerges and disappears into the mist. – VnExpress International

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