Emanuel Hänsenberger, 24, and Fabian Seiler, 25, from Switzerland, who were also inspired to come to the Southeast Asian country by a tourist’s video on Youtube, spent 4 weeks traveling over 1700 km from Hanoi to Saigon by motorbike. “I’m a bike fanatic, and I heard that Vietnam is great to travel by bike,” said Hänsenberger. They bought two Honda Wins on their third day in Hanoi and started the trip southwards. “We didn’t have any specific plan, except from that we didn’t want to spend too much time in touristic places. So no schedule, we just decided spontaneously.” Hänsenberger recalled. "What impressed me the most was the people, like it was very easy to build friendships and have an emotional bond in a short time with a lot of them," said Hänsenberger. Photo taken in Phong Nha, Quang Binh Province. “I have always had a fascination for Asian countries and their cultures, … [Read more...] about Bike-packing in Vietnam: why not?
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People cross the forest to reach Ya Book Valley in Chu Mom Ray National Park in Kon Tum province. The valley was known as the land of the gaur - the largest extant bovine and an endangered species in Vietnam. (Photo: thanhnien.vn) The grasslands used to cover 15,000ha in Chu Mom Ray National Park in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, but they have shrunk to just 5ha. Dao Xuan Thuy, Vice Director of the national park, said that Ya Book valley used to be home to many animals including tigers, elephants, gaurs, leopards, deer, cobras, reptiles and amphibians. “The valley used to be known as the land of the gaur - the largest extant bovine and an endangered species in Vietnam - as herds of them used to roam the valley,” Thuy said. Thuy added that following grazers, carnivores also flocked to the valley to hunt. “The valley was most crowded in May because of the abundant grass,” he said, explaining that April rains revitalised the meadow that was … [Read more...] about Endangered gaurs losing habitat in national park
Vietnam has chosen December 12 every year as 'Phở Day' to honour the dish. Hoang Ho writes about the significance of the noodle soup. Pho ga (chicken noodle) Nam Ngu in Hanoi downtown is also famous for years for its tasty and delicious. — Photos Truong Vi There have been countless articles, books, travel guides and comments from gastronomes, journalists, authors and tourists worldwide about pho. There's no disputing the popularity of this national dish, the latest example being just two months before the national 'Day of Phở' (December 12th), CNN ranked pho bo (beef noodle soup) as the 28th best food in the world. Nguyen Thi Thinh, 70, says her pho in Hanoi's Nam Ngu Street is among best sellers in the capital. What can be said about pho when everything from the beef to the broth and noodles has been discussed in god knows how many articles. Almost every angle has been covered. Yes, there has been a lot written about the food, but the connoisseurs and … [Read more...] about Pho, not just a food
The Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2018 is scheduled to blast off on Monday night with performances by the home team of Da Nang and Polish technicians. The country’s biggest cultural event is scheduled to last until the end of June. Scores of high-altitude firecrackers are gathered along the Han River facing a stand on the side of Tran Hung Dao Street. Members of the Polish team install pyrotechnic devices for the first show, which coincides with Vietnam’s Reunification Day April 30, when the country marks the end of the Vietnam War. With the theme “Legends of Bridges,” participating teams will be telling different stories about well-known bridges through spectacular performances. A Polish team member said all installation work is carefully done to prevent possible errors, but the final explosion will depend on weather conditions. A technician checks a device and make sure everything is ready. The next shows are slated for May 26, … [Read more...] about Da Nang gets ready to shoot up fireworks festival
Tourism S.Korea to tighten control over low-cost tours from Vietnam By Dao Loan Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019,13:12 (GMT+7) S.Korea to tighten control over low-cost tours from VietnamBy Dao Loan South Korean artists rehearse for their tourism promotion event in HCMC. South Korea will not provide support for low-cost tour operators in Vietnam – PHOTO: DAO LOAN HCMC – The South Korean tourism authority plans to tap new customer segments in Vietnam and prevent low-cost, poor-quality tours from operating in the local market to enhance the value of its tourism products and attract more tourists. Vietnam remains one of South Korea’s top tourism source markets, with the number of Vietnamese visitors to South Korea reaching an estimated 550,000 arrivals by the end of the year, up over 20% compared with last year’s figure, according to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) in Vietnam. To encourage further … [Read more...] about S.Korea to tighten control over low-cost tours from Vietnam