Trinh Nu Grotto, where romance meets geology
09:00 | 21/12/2019 Travel
Due to its unique geology, Ha Long Bay is home to many spectacular caves. One of the most popular is Trinh Nu Grotto, discovered by French explorers in the 19th century and given the name “La Virgin”. It is situated on Bo Hon Island, sharing the same location with Sung Sot Cave.
Ha Long Bay: Prized title, spectacular nature were not enough
11:15 | 20/12/2019 Travel
In 1994, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s northeastern province of Quang Ninh to its list of world heritage sites. However, even after gaining the coveted recognition of the spectacular seascape of limestone pillars, Quang Ninh Province was still known mostly for its coalmines. Major tourist development in the province only began 20 years later.
Vietnam’s ranking in tourism competitiveness improves
15:32 | 16/12/2019 Travel
(VEN) - According to the 2019 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Vietnam ranks 63rd among 140 countries and territories globally, up four places compared to 2017. With this position, Vietnam secures fifth place in the Southeast Asia region.
Policy change sought to help auto industry compete with imports
15:50 | 10/12/2019 Car & Motor
(VEN) - According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), the domestic automobile industry will face fierce competition from imports, especially from ASEAN countries such as Thailand and Indonesia, and in the next 7-10 years from member states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
Russian Film Week opens in Hanoi
11:27 | 10/12/2019 Film - Cinema
Russian film-lovers in Hanoi will have a chance to enjoy the country’s well-known films with free entrance from December 9 to 13 during the “Russian film week in Hanoi”.