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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar will co-operate with each other in organising tours to their world cultural heritage sites, officials said at a seminar on Tuesday.
|Attendees at the International Travel Expo 2011 in HCM City.|
The seminar focused on ways to present the four nations together as the Land of World Cultural Heritages.
“I highly recommend connecting the world cultural heritages in a special tour of the four countries,” said Nguyen Quy Phuong, director of the Travel Department under the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
He said the seminar offered the opportunity to promote and introduce the tourism potentials of Vietnam and the neighbouring countries to international visitors, travel agencies and the international media personnel attending the four-day International Travel Exhibition Ho Chi Minh City 2011.
Nim Sovann, deputy director of the Marketing and Promotion Department of Cambodia\’s Ministry of Tourism, emphasized the country\’s strength in cultural heritages, led by Angkor Wat Temple complex that has been declared a Heritage of Humanity and a World Wonder since 1992.
He also drew attention to the Sacred Site of Preah Vihear Temple – a World Heritage since 2008.
He said the country also had a lot of favourite destinations, including the Bayon Temple; Ta Prom Temple; Gate of Angkor Thom; Banteay Srel Temple; Phnom Penh City; Cambodian Bay – a member of “The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club”; as well as Prek Toal – the biggest natural reserve in Southeast Asia.
Phouthasinh Saythirath, managing director of DDD Travel of Laos, highlighted the two world heritage sites in his country – Luang Prabang, the former capital city, known as the seat of Lao culture with monasteries and monuments galore.
Vat Phou Champasak is one of the Southeast Asia\’s best examples of both early and classic Khmer architecture dating back to 7th-12th centuries, Sythirath said.
Hla Aye, managing director of ShanYama Travels & Tours, introduced Myanmar as a “golden land”.
He mentioned Yangon city with its famous Shwedagon pagoda, Mandalay – the royal capital of the last dynasty in central Myanmar, Mrauk-Oo – ancient capital of Rakhine Kingdom and Bagan – land of ancient pagodas.
Bui Viet Thuy Tien, managing director of Asian Trails, said Vietnam could boast both tangible and intangible heritages that have received UNESCO recognition.
Vietnam Airlines would launch direct flights to Africa in 2019, Huy said.Delta has great potential