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A mysterious temple that travelers should visit in Vung Tau

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Hon Ba temple, located on an island, has become a special tourist destination since the emergence of a path to this island in Vung Tau.

Hon Ba temple was built on Hon Ba Island, from which visitors at sunset and sunrise can observe the most poetic views on the island.

The height of Hon Ba temple is four meters above sea level.

People can go to the temple by boat or on foot depending on the tides. But most visitors chose to walk for an exciting experience. As a result, they can only visit the temple twelve times a month.

Following this path means that they cross over a broad swath of rough ground filled with oysters with jagged shells. To avoid stumbling or scratching their skin, visitors must tread cautiously.

When the tides are out, especially on the 15th and 16th every month according to the lunar calendar, a 200-meter road which leads to Hon Ba temple will gradually emerge. Visitors should choose suitable footwear to walk on the road.

Hon Ba temple was built in the 19th century to worship gods, especially Thuy Long Than Nu, as residents believed this holy god could protect them from natural disasters and help fishermen with their trips.

Hon Ba temple has four worship periods a year (January, April, July, and October, according to the lunar calendar), depending on the tides. In January, especially on full moon day, travelers in tours around Vung Tau have a chance to go to Hon Ba temple to pray for a good year.

Mr. Hoai Duc, a visitor from Binh Thuan, said:” I was able to visit Hon Ba temple twice. Before I went on the trip, my friends told me to pay attention to the tides and choose a suitable time to visit. If my timing was wrong, I would not be able to find the path to the island.”

Mrs. Luu Chi, a visitor from Ho Chi Minh City, had the opportunity to go to the temple by both travel methods. She had to hire a boat to arrive at the temple as the tide was in that day. This helped her have experience for the next visit and, a couple of months later, she went to the island again with her family.

“As it was the weekend, there were a large number of travelers waiting until the tide was out to walk to the temple. In the evening, the lights from the temple made the surrounding view very alluring. This was an exciting experience for my family,” she said.

Ngôi miếu 'thoắt ẩn thoắt hiện', khách ghé thăm phải canh giờ ở Vũng Tàu

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Ngôi miếu 'thoắt ẩn thoắt hiện', khách ghé thăm phải canh giờ ở Vũng Tàu

Hon Ba temple is located on an island which has the same name. (Photo: @tam.maris)

Ngôi miếu 'thoắt ẩn thoắt hiện', khách ghé thăm phải canh giờ ở Vũng Tàu

The poetic beauty of Hon Ba Island in Vung Tau. (Photo: @princebon)

Ngôi miếu 'thoắt ẩn thoắt hiện', khách ghé thăm phải canh giờ ở Vũng Tàu

Travelers can only visit Hon Ba temple 12 times a month, depending on the tides. (Photo: @jkhobson)

Ngôi miếu 'thoắt ẩn thoắt hiện', khách ghé thăm phải canh giờ ở Vũng Tàu

Visitors can arrive at Hon Ba temple by boat if they cannot walk. However, they will have to enter the harbour to the east of the island before starting the journey. (Photo: Phuong Hang)

Ngôi miếu 'thoắt ẩn thoắt hiện', khách ghé thăm phải canh giờ ở Vũng Tàu

When the tide is out, a 200-meter road which leads to Hon Ba temple will gradually emerge. (Photo: @tuanto278)

Ngôi miếu 'thoắt ẩn thoắt hiện', khách ghé thăm phải canh giờ ở Vũng Tàu

Hon Ba temple is a well-known spiritual destination in Vung Tau. (Photo: @jkhobson)

Ngôi miếu 'thoắt ẩn thoắt hiện', khách ghé thăm phải canh giờ ở Vũng Tàu

 In the temple, people worship many gods, especially Thuy Long Than Nu, a god that protects them from natural disasters and helps fishermen on their trips. (Photo: @jkhobson)

Ngôi miếu 'thoắt ẩn thoắt hiện', khách ghé thăm phải canh giờ ở Vũng Tàu

Visitors can enjoy many interesting activities while staying on Hon Ba island such as collecting oysters. (Photo: @ttgiianng)

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Tourism board proposes complete opening of market from May 1

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The Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), the Private Sector Development Committee (Committee IV) and the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) Alliance have proposed that the Government remove all domestic and international travel restrictions and completely reopen the tourism market from May 1.

Tourism board proposes complete opening of market from May 1 hinh anh 1Tourists in Hoi An (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – The Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), the Private Sector Development Committee (Committee IV) and the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) Alliance have proposed that the Government remove all domestic and international travel restrictions and completely reopen the tourism market from May 1.

In a recent letter sent to the Prime Minister, the eighth that the TAB has sent to the Government leader since COVID-19 broke out in Vietnam, the three agencies explained that they choose the date to give enough time for travel firms, hotels and airlines to make necessary preparations and for localities to complete the vaccination of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to local residents.

They stressed the need for all central agencies to work closely together to design necessary mechanisms and procedures to implement the plan, suggesting the expansion of visa exemption for visitors from all targeted tourism markets and countries with strong investment in Vietnam.

In the letter, the three offices highlighted the Government’s success in making Vietnam one of the six countries with the highest COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the world, as well as efforts by ministries and sectors in reopening the country through pilot programmes to receive international tourists and resume a number of regular international air routes which is expected to help many travel firms survive.

They stressed that it’s time to define the time to return to the new normal situation.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to hold a conference on January 24 with the participation of representatives of six ministries and 20 localities and well as major travel firms to discuss the complete open of the tourism market on the April 30-May 1 holidays in a safe manner.

After two months of implementing the pilot scheme to welcome foreign visitors, the tourism sector has served nearly 8,000 with high safety level./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/tourism-board-proposes-complete-opening-of-market-from-may-1/221031.vnp

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Quang Ninh ready to welcome foreign tourists back

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The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh is ready to welcome international tourists back from late January or early February.

Quang Ninh ready to welcome foreign tourists back hinh anh 1Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ninh – The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh is
ready to welcome international tourists back from late January or early
February.

The province is among seven localities nationwide chosen to pilot reopening
doors to foreign visitors in a bid to revive the tourism industry after a long
hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuan Chau Group was selected to welcome and serve
international tourists to the province. The group has directed relevant
units to make thorough preparations, ensure necessary facilities, sufficient medical
equipment and supplies.

Travel agencies, businesses, hotels, accommodation
establishments and restaurants have prepared the best and safest options for
international tourists to feel secure when coming to Quang Ninh.

At present, Quang Ninh has 625 tourist businesses and establishments
that meet safety criteria for pandemic prevention and control set by the
province, of which there are 471 accommodation establishments, 79 shopping and
dining establishments, 13 tourist sites, and 62 tour and transportation
companies. With these destinations and service facilities, when visitors come
to and use their services, safety can be ensured at the highest level.

In order to attract both domestic and foreign tourists to Quang Ninh, the provincial Department of Tourism has stepped up tourism
promotion activities, created new tourism products and services and those with regional
linkage, develop a safe tourism programme, and select typical and safe tourism
products to introduce to travel and tourism businesses.

The department’s director Pham Ngoc Thuy said it is committed to accompanying businesses and tourists, issuing appropriate and
humane solutions to handle situations arising in the process of welcoming
tourists, and continue monitoring and making recommendations to authorities
at all levels to make timely and appropriate adjustments to the new situation so
as to ensure flexible and safe adaptation./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/quang-ninh-ready-to-welcome-foreign-tourists-back/220985.vnp

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Red River Delta listed among 52 best travel destinations in 2022

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New York Times has included Red River Delta, home to long-standing craft villages and a century-old cultural heritage, in its annual list of 52 best places to travel in 2022.

It was also the only representative in Southeast Asia to break into the list compiled by travel editors of the New York Times based on more than 2,000 suggestions. After two years of the Covid-19 crisis, this year’s list highlights places that can deal with problems like overcrowding and climate change.

“Once travel begins to normalize, tourists will undoubtedly flock to Vietnam’s world-famous beaches and dynamic megacities. But head north to the traditional villages of Red River Delta, and you can immerse yourself in centuries-old cultural practices and a way of life at risk of disappearing,” the U.S. newspaper wrote.

It added that Red River Delta is the cradle of quan ho folk singing, recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2010./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/red-river-delta-listed-among-52-best-travel-destinations-in-2022/220961.vnp

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