Uong Bi builds itself up as Buddhist tourism destination
09:35 | 24/12/2019 Travel
Uong Bi City in the northern province of Quang Ninh is striving to turn itself into a spiritual tourism destination. One of its major draws is Yen Tu Mountain, where more than 700 years ago, King Tran Nhan Tong left his royal palace to lead an ascetic religious life and founded the Truc Lam Zen sect, a unique Buddhist culture of the Vietnamese people.
Quang Ninh affirms brand of OCOP products
17:34 | 23/12/2019 Travel
As the leading province nationwide in the implementation of the One Commune One Product (OCOP) program, the OCOP products of Quang Ninh Province have drawn consumers and tourists across the country.
Quang Ninh Province pioneers green tourism development
10:54 | 23/12/2019 Travel
Quang Ninh Province pioneers green, sustainable tourism development, Ha Van Sieu, Deputy Head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) told Vietnam Economic News’ Hoa Quynh in discussing tourism development in the northeastern province.
Quang Ninh’s vision as an international tourist hub
09:35 | 22/12/2019 Travel
Considered a miniature of Vietnam, the northeastern coastal province of Quang Ninh has major tourism potential. Its strategic decision to shift from brown growth to green growth has given strong impetus to developing tourism and services as key economic sectors.
Balancing tourism development with natural heritage protection
15:06 | 21/12/2019 Travel
As a world heritage site and natural wonder, Ha Long Bay plays an important role in turning the northeastern province of Quang Ninh into a modern service and industrial hub and an international tourist center, Pham Hong Ha, Chairman of the Ha Long City People's Committee and Head of the Ha Long Bay Management Board, told Vietnam Economic News' Hoa Quynh.
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.