The Hanoitimes - Vietnam’s Topas Ecolodge named among list of unique lodges around the world, according to National Geographic, the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. Earlier, National Geographic also named Topas Ecolodge top of its list of “21 places to stay if you care about the planet”. These lodges have unique designs and architecture with creative solutions and wonderful food. They are located in spectacular areas, according to National Geographic. Topas Ecolodge. High on a hilltop outside Sa Pa in north Vietnam, Topas Ecolodge is an amazing mountain hideaway. As one of the longest-running and most philanthropic lodges in the region, Topas Ecolodge has nurtured strong relationships with the local hill tribes and with each passing year, the lodge conceives new ways to give back to these communities that are so integral to their operation. Opened in 2005 on a mountaintop far from the emerging tourist hub of Sa Pa Town, Topas … [Read more...] about Sapa’s Topas Ecolodge named among list of unique lodges around the world
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The World Press Photo Exhibition visits over 100 major cities around the world, and attracts four million visitors every year. This year’s event consists of 130 photographs featuring a number of categories such as contemporary issues, environment, general news, nature, people, and sports.Not my verdict --- Credit: Richard Tsong-Taatarii, a staff photographer for the US-based Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaperFor the very first time in 15 years, this world renown exhibition of the best and most memorable press photographs, showcasing stories that make people stop, feel, think and act, will visit Vietnam. Singapore, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Macau (China) are other Asian destinations in 2018. It is part of activities to welcome 45 years of Vietnam - the Netherlands diplomatic relations. The Embassy and Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh city will organize a series of events throughout the year. The Dutch Days in Da Nang city (May 25th-26th), Da Lat city (June 8th-9th), Hai … [Read more...] about World Press Photo Exhibition first comes to Vietnam in 15 years!
The resonance between talents of international and Vietnamese artists and the excitement of the public will create a space of friendship at Hue Festival 2018.Yeaese Lion Dance Group, Okinawa, JapanPhoto: CPVLion dance, one of the praying maintained by villages in Yaese, has been associated to the life of local inhabitants, as they believe that it could prevent diseases, bring in good harvests all year round.In an attempt to restore and preserve ancient lion dances, local choreographers have been trained and interested in order to maintain and develop this art form. During the Hue Festival 2018, the Tomoyose and Choshitahaku Lion dance troupes from Yaese city of Okinawa prefecture will be performing together with Thai Nghi Duong Lion Dance Group from Hue.Vietnam Circus FederationPhoto: CPVDuring 60 years of its development, Vietnam Circus Federation has affirmed its position for the appreciable contribution to the development of Vietnam’s performing arts.Many of the … [Read more...] about Street Parades “Colours of Culture”
Viet Nam News On April 27, the Dutch celebrate the birthday of their head of state, King Willem Alexander; the national holiday is known as King’s Day. Ambassador Nienke Trooster sends Việt Nam News readers a message on the occasion. Trade and innovation are a big part of the Dutch culture and mind-set, which is visible in the many ‘free markets’ (flea markets) throughout the country on King’s Day. One in five Dutch citizens will participate by selling their second-hand goods for a bargain price, or try to earn some money with the most innovative ideas and games. Besides the markets, many concerts and special events are organised in public places. A free outdoor concert with world famous Dutch bands and DJs is held on Amsterdam’s Museumplein, where as many as 800,000 people gather. The Royal family visits a different city every year, where they participate in the local events, concerts and activities. This is broadcasted on national television … [Read more...] about The Netherlands will turn orange for King’s Day
More favourable visa policies and special tours will be offered for the football spectacle, said the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in a seminar in Hà Nội on Friday to promote tourism and introduce the special offers for Vietnamese fans. Representatives of the Russian Embassy, travel agents and airlines attended the event. “It should be noted that for the first time in its history Russia will become the host country of the world football championship, so we prepare carefully for the event,” said Russian Andrey Yurievich in Việt Nam Vadim V Bublikov. “Especially for the championship in Russia, 12 stadiums have been made ready, meeting all modern requirements. In addition, more than one hundred training grounds have been set up. We expect to receive about one million tourists on the occasion. For them, 62 new hotels will be opened.” “Việt Nam is always a promising market for Russia. The number of tourists from … [Read more...] about Russia wants to see more Vietnamese tourists during World Cup