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A Dalat in the central region

Tourists pose for a photo in front of Co Tu ethnic people’s stilt house – PHOTOS: COURTESY OF TUAN THI TRAVEL

Tay Giang District in Quang Nam Province is dubbed a version of Dalat City in the central region due to its all-year-round cool climate

Tay Giang, at more than 1,500 meters above sea level, boasts vast primary forests. Aside from its untapped natural scenery, the location has many more pleasant things to offer: catching fishes from streams, swimming in streams and making a campfire, to name but a few.

Local features

Tay Giang is home to Co Tu ethnic people. A trip to location enables travelers to know more about Co Tu ethnic culture and local people’s rustic life on a visit to their village with stilt houses and stories about their formation.

At night, local residents and travelers gather around campfire to enjoy gong performances and Tung Tung Ya Ya traditional dance while drinking warm Can wine.

Moreover, tourists should not miss local specialties such as com lam (rice steamed in bamboo tube), special grilled sticky rice cake wrapped in leaves in shape of horn, honey cake, and many more. 

A view of Tay Giang District

On top of Que Mountain

Another highlight of the trip is Que Mountain which is one of the most beautiful mountain in Quang Nam Province.

The top of it is always covered by white clouds. Those reaching the mountain peak in early morning could enjoy the charming view of the sunrise and morning mist.

Most of tourists may gain unforgettable experiences when living in harmony with nature and indigenous people during the trip.



Tourist booklet on island districts to be released

A tourist booklet featuring famous tourist destinations of island districts across Vietnam will be released next week.

Tourist booklet on island districts to be released
Famous tourist destinations located in island districts across Vietnam will be featured in a tourist booklet from Saigontourist. The booklet will be released next week. — VNS Photo by Gian Thanh Son

The work will include images and information about 12 island districts, including Bach Long Vi and Cat Hai of Hai Phong, Co To and Van Don of Quang Ninh, Con Co of Quang Tri, Ly Son of Quang Ngai, Phu Quy of Binh Thuan, Hoang Sa of Da Nang, Truong Sa of Khanh Hoa, Con Dao of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Kien Hai and Phu Quoc of Kien Giang.

It will include information about the climate, population and economy of the districts. Cultures and lifestyle of local people will also be highlighted. 

The booklet has dozens of photos selected from a photo exhibition on Vietnamese seas and islands organised on HCM City’s Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street last weekend. 

The exhibition, called 12 Huyện Đảo Việt Nam (12 Island Districts of Vietnam), displayed black-and-white and colour photos by professional and amateur artists. Most of the works are about people and their challenges in daily life. 

“I gained new experiences from looking at photos portraying people and soldiers who salute the national flag in Hoang Sa,” said Nguyen Pham Quang Dai, a 10th-grade student at Viet Uc Secondary School in Phu Nhuan District, who visited the event on Sunday.  

Dai added: “Our country is so beautiful. I have visited Con Dao twice. I will ask my parents to take our family to visit Phu Quoc after COVID-19.”

The event’s organiser, Saigontourist, in co-operation with its partners, released the booklet. They wanted to provide foreign and domestic visitors with more information about tours to Vietnamese seas and islands.  VNS


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Try a meal in a frying pan in HCM City

Banh Mi Chao (bread with combo pan) and Bit Tet (Vietnamese style beef steak) served in frying pans are popular and easy to find in HCM City.

Try a meal in a frying pan in HCM City

The basic version with bread combo usually contains egg, pate, and sausage and bread.

The best time to eat the dish is right after it is cooked. Typically, a mixture of chilli sauce and soy sauce are added. The egg yolk combined with seasoning makes for a tasty sauce that a piece of crispy bread is dipped into.

The customers can also add more toppings such as ham and canned sardines. A dish cost from VND30,000 to VND50,000 (US$1.5 to 2.2).

Another famous food served in a frying pan is Bit Tet also known as Bo Ne. The beef slices frying in the pan exude a fragrance that is difficult to resist.

The dish will taste even better with an omelette, shumai, sausage and bread.

The dish with full topping costs about VND50,000 to VND70,000 ($2.2 to 3).  VNS


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COVID-19 impact leaves Sa Pa virtually deserted

Situated in the northern province of Lao Cai, the usually-bustling tourist resort town of Sa Pa has fallen quiet in recent days as tourists stay away amid fears surrounding the spread of the fresh COVID-19 outbreak.

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Sa Pa is one of the country’s leading travel destinations for both domestic and foreign tourists, although these days it has become eerily quiet as it faces up to the huge decline in tourist numbers caused by the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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Prolonged spells of rain also serve to hinder tourists.

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No vehicles can be seen traveling around the streets of Sa Pa, with only a few ethnic people walking around the deserted pavements throughout the town.

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Even the town’s famous tourist sites fall quiet during this time.

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The centre of Sa Pa is left empty.

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The town appears gloomy with the past few days being spoilt by rain and cloudy conditions.

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Restaurants throughout Sa Pa are largely left empty.

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This isn’t the first time Sa Pa has been left lacking tourists. The same situation occurred several months ago when Vietnam ramped up efforts to combat the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic.



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