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Int’l supermodel helps promote Vietnam’s tourism

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the JMA Global of international supermodel Jessica Minh Anh signed a cooperation agreement on July 28 on promoting Vietnam’s destinations as well as tourism products and services.

Int’l supermodel helps promote Vietnam’s tourism hinh anh 1Jessica Minh Anh and a representative from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism at the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)

Hanoi – The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the JMA
Global of international supermodel Jessica Minh Anh signed a cooperation
agreement on July 28 on promoting Vietnam’s destinations as well as tourism
products and services.

Under the document, the two sides will
coordinate in producing a reality show named “Jessica Minh Anh: Coming Home” to
popularise Vietnam’s attractive destinations on both domestic and international
channels and at events.

This is the first journey in Vietnam of the
international supermodel of Vietnamese origin. The reality show, including 12
episodes with duration of 30-45 minutes each, is scheduled to be produced from
late September until the end of December and screened throughout 2020-2021. The
show will use English language with Vietnamese subtitles.

Supermodel Jessica Minh Anh is the world’s
most innovative fashion show producer with extraordinary visual concepts. She
has continuously made history with shows atop famous architectural wonders
including the Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge, and PETRONAS Twin Towers.
Most impressively, she broke the record with the world’s highest fashion show
on the Grand Canyon Skywalk./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/intl-supermodel-helps-promote-vietnams-tourism/179353.vnp

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The old French colonial house of a wealthy family in Lang Son

The house was built in the 30s of the last century, designed by a French architect with a fireplace and a chimney.

Coming to Na Can village, in Dai Dong commune, Trang Dinh district, Lang Son province, many people may think that they are in an old town because the village is home to houses built in the 30s of the last century.

After a long period of time, these French-styled houses still retain their ancient beauty. The most impressive house here is the one owned by Mr. Nguyen Van Bang, 88.

Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
Mr. Nguyen Van Bang said that the house was built in 1932. Mr. Nguyen Van Tinh, Bang’s father, was an officer working for the French government in the colonial period. Tinh built the house after he retired.

Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
The house was designed by a French architect, consisting of 3 compartments, totaling about 150m2. Tinh had to hire skilled craftsmen from Bac Ninh to build the house over a long period.
Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
The house has a French-styled fireplace and glass windows. Bang said during winter days, when he was a child, his family often gathered in front of the fireplace.

Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
Later, when the fireplace was not used, the fireplace was covered.
Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
The words “Flood in 1986” were carved on the ironwood door to remember the huge flood in Trang Dinh district that year. “Water flooded everywhere; people had to travel by boat but our house was still not affected,” Mr. Bang recalled.

Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
The chimney on the roof.
Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
Bat icon.

Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
Ancient pattern on the roof. The house is tiled with yin and yang tiles, so it is warm in winter and cool in summer.
Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
Over a long time, the old house has deteriorated. Mr. Bang points to the cracks in the wall.

Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
The house is built of fired brick. The color of time covers all.
Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
In Mr. Bang’s memory, in that day, his family was a wealthy one in the region. During the French colonial period, his family had to evacuate. After that, they returned to live there until today.

Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
Now the house has become a tourist destination. “The house is a memory left by my father, so I told my children to preserve it. This house has not been repaired yet,” Mr. Bang said.
Nhà cổ kiểu Pháp của gia đình giàu có nức tiếng xứ Lạng
The head of Na Can village (left) said: “There are seven similar old houses in Na Can village that still retain their unique and ancient features. Over time, many houses have gradually been deteriorating. We wish that these houses will be rated as relics to be cared for and preserved by the government.”

Ngoc Trang – Dieu Binh

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/the-old-french-colonial-house-of-a-wealthy-family-in-lang-son-675856.html

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Rock fence – Mong’s unique architecture

Rock fence is one of the unique architectural features of the Mong people who live in Dong Van rock plateau and Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province.

Rock fence - Mong’s unique architecture

Rock fence in Ca Ha village, Giang Chu Phin commune, Meo Vac district (Photo: VNA)

Rock fence - Mong’s unique architecture

The Mong fence their houses with stone walls. It takes them several months to collect stones of different sizes and shapes to build a fence without using any kind of cement. (Photo: VNA)

Rock fence - Mong’s unique architecture

Rock fence surrounds the earthen house of H’mong people in Lung Cam village, Sung La commune, Dong Van district. (Photo: VNA)

Rock fence - Mong’s unique architecture

The Mong fence their houses with stone walls (Photo: VNA)

Rock fence - Mong’s unique architecture

Rock fence of Vu Mi Su’s family in Ca Ha village, Giang Chu Phin commune, Meo Vac district (Photo: VNA)

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/rock-fence-mong-s-unique-architecture-676484.html

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Riding the trend of staycation in COVID-19 pandemic

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left travelling fans grounded for an indefinite time, staycations definitely has great appeal for them, particularly when the upcoming National Day holiday lasts only one day (September 2).

Hanoi – As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left travelling fans grounded for an indefinite time, staycations definitely has great appeal for them, particularly when the upcoming National Day holiday lasts only one day (September 2).

Staycation means a holiday spent in home country instead of travelling abroad, or one spent in and around the hometown.

The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced Vietnamese to postpone vacations, leaving thousands of travel vouchers in mothballs while the hospitality industry was hit with waves of booking cancellations.

Thanks to the Government’s efforts to put the outbreak under control, travellers now feel more secure to travel to “safe zones”.

Most travel agencies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have reported that despite the pandemic, they had seen an increase of bookings for short tours of one or two days to safe destinations.

Riding the trend of staycation in COVID-19 pandemic hinh anh 1Living with the nature and stay away from crowded places to have a safe holiday (Photo: VietnamPlus).

 

Not far from Hanoi, tours to Hoa Binh, Ninh Binh, Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc province), Pu Luong (Thanh Hoa province) or several outskirts localities like Ba Vi and Bat Trang are the most suitable for a one-day getaway.

In the south, a majority of tourists have booked tours prioritising HCM City neighbouring areas with a high safety index for COVID-19 such as Da Lat, Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Long An, Tien Giang and Can Tho.

A report from Vietravel revealed that for September 2 this year, the company has shifted focus from large groups of tourists to families or small groups with basic services such as support for booking, buying tickets and car rental to destinations such as Phu Quoc and Vung Tau.

Staycation has won the taste of young people in recent time as it is an easy way to take a break without travelling too far. Besides, it is a wonderful way of spending joyful vacations without hurting one’s pocket. Several travel agents said they have set up short tours for selected customers who do not come from COVID-19-hit areas and show no symptoms of the disease, as well as prioritised those who have COVID-19 negative certificates.

Riding the trend of staycation in COVID-19 pandemic hinh anh 2A morning in the suburb of Hanoi (Photo: VietnamPlus).



Attractive promotions

In an effort to drum up business, travel agencies have designed a variety of short-term tours, with some companies even offering affordable prices for high standard services.

For example, Vietravel has offered stays at 4-5 star hotels in HCM City at between 1.3 million VND (56 USD) and 3.4 million VND (147 USD) per night for two people, a discount of 50-70 percent.

This type of product, according to a company representative, is mainly for customers in the city or from neighbouring areas to enjoy luxurious services at affordable prices.

TST Tourist Company has launched short-term tour products, prioritising destinations near HCM City and in the city.

Currently, the tours offered by the company for 1-2 days cost from 700,000 VND to about 1.8 million VND per person. Over the past few days, the number of visitors who register for these tours has also increased significantly, the firm said.

In Hanoi, five-star hotels are offering bookings with strong discount.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, an iconic architectural landmark in downtown Hanoi has launched the “Metropole Luxury Getaway” package, priced from 4.42 million VND per night for Premium Room (Opera Wing); and the one-day relaxing programme at Metropole, price from 1.16 million VND per day (from 10:00 to 16:00). The two packages are applicable for booking and staying until December 20.

Riding the trend of staycation in COVID-19 pandemic hinh anh 3Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s strong discount is like hen’s teeth (Photo: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi)



Meanwhile, InterContinental Hanoi Landmark 72 is providing the “Stay and Savour” package at 4 million VND per night. The package’s inclusions are a choice of lunch buffet or dinner set menu on weekdays/dinner seafood buffet on weekends for two, upgrade to Premier Room for free, 20 percent saving on food and beverage at all restaurants and bars, and 30 percent savings on a second room purchase. The package is available until September 30./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/riding-the-trend-of-staycation-in-covid19-pandemic/187564.vnp

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