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Quang Ninh to hold 50 tourism stimulus events by year’s end



Quang Ninh plans to organise 50 events and activities to stimulate travel demand and promote tourism from now to the end of 2021, Director of the provincial Tourism Department Pham Ngoc Thuy said.

Quang Ninh to hold 50 tourism stimulus events by year’s end hinh anh 1A view of Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ninh

Quang Ninh plans to organise 50 events and activities to stimulate travel
demand and promote tourism from now to the end of 2021, Director of the
provincial Tourism Department Pham Ngoc Thuy said.

He noted the provincial
People’s Committee has built a plan on tourism recovery and tourist attraction
for the fourth quarter. It has also completed a provisional set of criteria for
COVID-19 safety evaluation for tourism based on which a safe travel model will
be devised to minimise pandemic-related risks to locals and visitors.

Quang Ninh identified safety
and risk control as the prerequisite for the local administration, travel
businesses, and residents to succeed in implementing the tourism recovery plan
because only when safety is ensured can tourism activities be resumed.

Besides, each tourism service
provider must guarantee the best services at reasonable prices for their
customers on the basis of the province’s travel stimulus policy, according to

Guided by the provincial
administration and tourism authorities’ orientations, localities in Quang Ninh
are taking various measures to stimulate local travel demand.

Many entertainment and resort
complexes such as Legacy Yen Tu, Vinpearl Ha Long, Tuan Chau international tourism
complex, FLC Ha Long, Sun World Halong Complex, Premier Village Halong Bay
Resort, and Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh have readied infrastructure, personnel, and plans
on pandemic safety control to welcome visitors back.

Quang Ninh has designed several
safe travel models applied to the areas relatively isolated from the mainland such
as Tuan Chau Island; islands of Co To, Van Don, and Hai Ha districts, and Mong
Cai city; along with mountainous communes of Binh Lieu district. It is also
encouraging night tours on Ha Long Bay that use all-in-one services and do not
cause pandemic risks to the community.

To reactivate tourism in the “new
normal”, the People’s Committees of Quang Ninh and neighbouring Hai Phong city
held a meeting in late September to discuss cooperation in tourism development.

At this event, the two sides
agreed to keep working together to boost tourism, build a coordination
mechanism for managing passenger and tourist transport vehicles on Ha Long and
Lan Ha bays, and complete a dossier seeking the UNESCO recognition of Ha Long
Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago as a world natural heritage site.

They are expected to sign a
set of regulations on tourism activities, with pandemic safety taken into
account, this October so as to reopen this industry.

Since the start of this
month, Quang Ninh has resumed some local travel activities with COVID-19
prevention and control measures carried out seriously. That will provide
lessons for the province to pilot welcoming visitors from other localities that
have put the pandemic under control, starting November, when all eligible
residents will have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease.

The provincial administration
also asked tourism authorities to swiftly work out a master plan on tourism
recovery for 2022 and 2023, when Quang Ninh is reopened to more groups of

Quang Ninh is striving to attract 1.9 – 2 million
travellers and earn 4 – 4.5 trillion VND
(175.6 – 197.5 million USD) from tourism services in the fourth
quarter of 2021.

The province
is endowed with natural advantages for sea and island tourism. It has a
coastline of more than 250 kilometres and more than 2,000 islands and islets
which account for two-thirds of the total number in Vietnam.

It is home to popular destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Bai
Tu Long Bay, Ha Long Bay National Park and some islands.

In particular, Ha Long Bay was recognised twice as a World
Natural Heritage site by UNESCO, in 1994 and 2000./.



Must-visit spectacular travel destinations in Việt Nam during autumn



By Lương Thu Hương

With its mild and refreshing weather, autumn is undoubtedly the perfect time to embark on a remarkable travel journey in Việt Nam. It’s a season when we don’t have to lament about the scorching heat of summer or the chilling cold of winter. Instead, we are greeted with gentle breezes that sway the golden-hued leaves. So, as autumn sets in, it’s time to pack your bags, embrace the beauty of this season, and embark on a memorable travel adventure.

Here are some of the suggested destinations in Việt Nam for your autumn trip:

Tràng An: the ancient capital 

An idyllic view of Tràng An landscape complex. — VNA/VNS Photo

Tràng An landscape complex, the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site, captivates with its pristine beauty and majestic limestone formations, creating a “Hạ Long Bay on Land” in northern Việt Nam.

Located in the province of Ninh Bình, the site stands as a remarkable destination for those seeking to delve into the history of the ancient capital of Hoa Lư. Its breathtaking landscape, defined by towering limestone karsts and winding rivers, offers a unique and enchanting experience.

Contrasting the festive atmosphere in spring, Tràng An in autumn immerses itself in a tranquil sea of green, with a serene sky, stretching forests along the mountain ranges, and crystal-clear water revealing hidden aquatic plants below.

Visiting the ancient capital, travelers not only have the opportunity to immerse themselves in ancient legends and historical sites in cultural centers but also to indulge in the enchanting beauty created by nature within the renowned limestone cave system. They can embark on the mesmerising journey along Sao Khuê River through mountain caves and witness the historical landmarks on both sides, like the ancient village of Yên Thượng, the Dền Bridge, the Đông Bridge, the Trường Yên Market, and the Ghềnh Tháp – Vườn Thiên Palace.

Hà Giang: Buckwheat Flower Fields

The rocky plateau of Đồng Văn in Hà Giang is blanketed with vast buckwheat flower fields. — VNA/VNS Photo

Travelling to the remote region of the homeland, you will have the opportunity to witness the autumn season immersed in vast buckwheat flower fields across the rocky plateau of Đồng Văn.

The buckwheat flower season typically begins in late autumn, from around mid-October to December. What surprises visitors is the ever-changing colours of the blooms. When the flowers first bloom, they are white, gradually transitioning to light pink or purple, and finally deep red as they approach the end of the season and develop seeds.

Similar to Sa Pa, the weather in Đồng Văn undergoes constant changes throughout the day. In the morning, Đồng Văn greets you with chilly winds and a misty veil of clouds. By noon, the temperature gradually warms up, revealing the vivid blue sky of autumn and the characteristic emerald waters of the Nho Quế River. As the evening approaches, rays of golden sunlight cascade over the buckwheat flower fields, creating a dazzling and enchanting scenery that is truly rare and poetic.

Sapa: cloud hunting

Autumn is the golden season in Sa Pa. — VNA/VNS Photo

Traveling to Sa Pa in the northern province of Lào Cai in the autumn season is undoubtedly an excellent choice. The weather in Sa Pa during this time of the year is incredibly mild and cool, offering a pleasant atmosphere. In fact, you can even experience all four seasons in a single day, a phenomenon that seems straight out of a legend.

During autumn, the ripe golden rice terraces gracefully winding around the majestic hills will leave visitors in awe with their dreamlike beauty. The landscape, adorned with vibrant hues, exudes a sense of grandeur, while the air is filled with the intoxicating fragrance of freshly harvested rice and the surrounding mountains and forests.

Due to the favourable weather during this time, it is indeed a great opportunity to embark on mountain hikes in Sa Pa to “hunt” for clouds and enjoy panoramic views of the lush landscapes below. It is not too challenging for avid hikers or those with a passion for exploration to undertake these adventures.

If you’re tired of taking the cable car to reach the summit of Fansipan, you can opt for a train ride to admire the vast beauty of the Mường Hoa Valley, which promises to offer you a fresh and surprising perspective of Sa Pa.

Hà Nội: best time of the year

Autumn in Hà Nội offers a unique blend of old-world charm and natural beauty. — VNA/VNS Photo

Autumn is undoubtedly the best time in Hà Nội, when the bustling 1,000-year-old capital city is covered with the poetic and tranquil atmosphere. As you wander through the various corners of the capital city, it is not difficult to encounter the lovely scenes of blooming white milk flowers or streets adorned with golden and red leaves.

As the leaves gently fall, creating a colourful carpet beneath your feet, Hà Nội seems to reveal its hidden corners and historic landmarks. Whether it’s walking along the tranquil banks of Hoàn Kiếm (Returned Sword) Lake, exploring the Old Quarter, or savouring a cup of egg coffee amidst the autumn breeze, every moment in the city in romantic autumn feels like a scene from a slow-motion nostalgic movie.

Don’t forget to bring along your fully-charged camera whenever you take a stroll around Hà Nội at its most beautiful time of the year, as you could seize the enchanting moment of a romantic sunset at the idyllic West Lake, the picturesque sight of street vendors burdened with alluring bouquets of daisies and nightingale flowers, or simply to capture the renowned culinary delights of the city.

Arriving in Hà Nội during autumn, you might have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Hà Nội Fall Festival. The event is set to take place from September 29 to October 1 and promises a diverse array of captivating cultural activities. VNS






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Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields – A masterpiece of nature and humanity



The Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields are not only a magnificent sight but also an exclusive masterpiece of local people attempting to improve nature while also creating appeal for tourists to the northwest region.


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Ha Nam becomes bright spot on Vietnam’s tourism map



Ha Nam province’s tourism sector has achieved remarkable results in the post Covid-19 pandemic, with visitor numbers to the northern locality continually setting new records.

Ha Nam boasts favourable conditions for the development of typical tourist products in the Red River Delta. The province is home to many historical, cultural, spiritual, and religious sites.

They possess unique advantages, helping the province reshape its tourism industry and develop more offerings for visitors.

The number of tourists to Ha Nam reached over 3.8 million in the first half of this year, nearly double the number in the same period last year and fulfilling nearly 90% of its annual plan.

Total revenue from tourism was estimated at nearly 114 million USD, or more than double the figure posted in the same period of 2022.

To continue to be a bright spot on Vietnam’s tourist map, Ha Nam is focusing on building a number of typical tourism products, attracting investment in eco-spiritual, resort, and entertainment tourism. It is also trying to connect tours and tourist routes with others elsewhere around Vietnam to create better links for tourism development./.


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