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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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Hanoi to impress visitors through beautiful gifts, tourism photos

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To create a breakthrough in tourism promotion, and contribute to the rapid and sustainable development of Hanoi’s tourism industry, the Department of Tourism of the capital city has launched a gift design contest and a tourism photo competition.

Hanoi to impress visitors through beautiful gifts, tourism photos hinh anh 1Thang Long Imperial Citadel (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – To create a breakthrough in tourism promotion, and
contribute to the rapid and sustainable development of Hanoi’s tourism
industry, the Department of Tourism of the capital city has launched a gift design
contest and a tourism photo competition.

The two contests aim to select photos and products that meet
the artistic criteria, show a typical, rich and diverse culture, tourism
resources, tourist attractions, historical sites, festivals, traditional craft
villages, and the culinary culture of Hanoi for dissemination and promotion of
the capital city’s tourism to both domestic and international tourists.

Entries should show the difference and diversity in
materials and colours, and be friendly to the environment, safe to human
health, and not deformed or changed by the climate and weather. The
organising board prioritizes products that use available materials, are local
traditional crafts and convenient for mass production, and have high
applicability and reasonable prices.

All professional and amateur photographers, artisans,
painters, designers, organisations, enterprises and individuals can participate
in the contest held from June 1 to July 31.

The organising board will present awards and display works
from September to October.

All individuals and organisations can find out detailed
information about the contests’ rules on the website of the Department of
Tourism (http://sodulich.hanoi.gov.vn) and on the mass media. Entries can be
sent to the Hanoi Department of Tourism’s headquarter at 11B Cat Linh street,
Dong Da district.

The capital city is making every effort to revive its
tourism after more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 8.61 million tourists, including some 211,300
foreigners, visited the city between January and June, nearly tripling the
figure in the same period last year.

The city’s total tourism revenue in the first half of 2022
amounted to approximately 25.2 trillion VND (1.08 billion USD), more than three
times the figure in the first six months of 2021.

Local hotels rated 1-5 stars recorded an average occupation
rate of over 30% during the period, up 6.11% year-on-year.

The capital city, home to 24 recognised tourist
destinations, is offering a series of enticing products to attract tourists
given its reopening of the local tourism industry. These include night tours at
Hoa Lo Prison and Thang Long ancient citadel; a northern mountainous wet market
programme at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay
township; and the Hanoi City Tour by double-decker buses. 

In addition, Hanoi has also launched many tourism
exhibitions, trade fairs, and festivals.

Hanoi to impress visitors through beautiful gifts, tourism photos hinh anh 2Tourism gifts (Photo: VNA)

It is striving to welcome and serve 9-10 million visitors
in 2022, including 1.2-2 million international visitors. Total revenue from
tourists is expected to reach 27-35 trillion VND.

By 2023, the city is planning to welcome and serve 12-14
million visitors, including 2.5-3.5 million foreign visitors, earning a
total revenue from 42 to 55 trillion VND.

It eyes to welcome over 30 million visitors, including 7
million foreigners, by 2025, according to the municipal Party Committee’ draft
conclusion on tourism development for 2016-2020 and following years. The
visitors are expected to spend more than 130 trillion VND while in the capital.

To that end, Hanoi plans to expand new tourism products
based on the potential of each area, in a bid to gradually resume all tourism activities
this year in an important step to develop the tourism sector sustainably after
the pandemic.

Culinary and heritage tourism as well as MICE, a type of
tourism combining meeting, incentives, conferences and events will be promoted
in inner districts while spiritual and agro-tourism will be developed in
suburban areas.

Such types of tourism including resort and health tourism;
community and spiritual tourism will be prioritised in rural areas of the city.

The municipal People’s Committee has designed seven main
tasks and solutions to develop tourism in adaptation to the new normal, with an
emphasis on ensuring safety for both destinations and visitors.

The city will strive to devise unique tourism products to
meet visitors’ demand, and improve quality of tourism products and destinations
linked with heritage sites, relics and craft villages.

Seminars will be organised to train local residents at
destinations in knowledge and skills relating to serving tourists. Training
classes on community-based tourism will also be held in some districts at the
same time.

Hotels and resorts in inner and suburban areas are
encouraged to implement promotion programmes as well as services tailored to
satisfy tourists’ demand for short vacations./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/hanoi-to-impress-visitors-through-beautiful-gifts-tourism-photos/232197.vnp

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Vietnam’s cultural heritage space to run in Hoi An

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An exhibition of Vietnam’s cultural heritage space will open in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam, from July 8 to 13.

Vietnam’s cultural heritage space to run in Hoi An hinh anh 1Trang An landscape complex in Ninh Binh province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – An exhibition of Vietnam’s cultural
heritage space will open in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam,
from July 8 to 13.

A total of 160 photos on display will introduce UNESCO-recognised
heritages, national special relic sites and intangible heritages in Vietnam
such as the Dien Bien Phu battlefield in Dien Bien, Hung Temple in Phu Tho,
water puppetry, and Binh Dinh martial arts.

Green tourist destinations and a trend of environmentally
friendly tourism will also be featured.

In another part of the exhibition, visitors will be treated to images of and items from traditional craft villages across the country.

Every day during the course of the event, an exchange programme
spotlighting folk art and culture is scheduled.

As an activity to welcome the Visit Vietnam Year 2022 hosted
by Quang Nam under the theme of green tourism, the exhibition will go online
from July 12 at http://trienlamvhnt.vn./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnams-cultural-heritage-space-to-run-in-hoi-an/232175.vnp

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Exploring Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi

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The pottery museum in Bat Trang ancient pottery village forms part of the Centre for the Quintessence of the Vietnamese Craft Village and is about 15km from the heart of Hanoi. The museum houses myriad cultural and historical values from the village.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/exploring-bat-trang-pottery-museum-in-hanoi/232129.vnp

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