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The 4000m2 villa of the Lang Son governor

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The mansion of Lang Son Province’s former Governor Vi Van Dinh covers more than 4,000 square meters, but now only ruins remain.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

The Vi family originated in the central province Nghe An. For their merit in the war against the Ming invaders, the family was bestowed with land and assigned to guard the frontier in Lang Son Province. They married with the Tay people and gave birth to the Vi family in Lang Son.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

Mr. Vi Van Dinh (1878-1975) was the 13th generation since his ancestors settled down in Lang Son. He replaced his father to guard a large area of the northern border area. In 1928, the Nguyen dynasty appointed him as the Governor of Thai Binh Province. After that, he became the Governor of Ha Dong Province and then retired in 1942.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

Later he joined the revolutionary forces and became a member of the Lien Viet Association. A photo of the family of Governor Vi Van Dinh in Chiem Hoa, Tuyen Quang in 1948. The person holding a baton is Mr. Vi Van Dinh. After the war of resistance against the French, he lived in Hanoi and became a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

According to Mr. Vi Van Dai, born 1944, grandson of Governor Vi Van Dinh, the Vi family set up Chu hamlet in Khuat Xa commune, Loc Binh district, Lang Son Province. In the early 20th century, his grandfather started the construction of a manson of 4,000 square meters.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

A corner of the newly built mansion.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

Only 3 gates of the mansion remain today. After Governor Vi Van Dinh left Lang Son to join the revolutionary forces, his mansion was not taken care of. In 1979, it was leveled during the battle to protect the northern border.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

In the past, this mansion had a long road with 2 rows of trees and 3 large arc-shaped ponds.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

Mr. Hoang Van Bao who looks after the memorial house of the Vi family takes VietNamNet reporters to visit the remnants of the palace.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

The remains.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn
Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn
Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn
Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

The Vi family memorial house was inaugurated in 2017 on a small area of the old mansion.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

The tree planted by Governor Vi Van Dinh.
 

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

Bo Lai ancient well built by Governor Vi Van Dinh in 1910.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

42 steps to the well made of pebbles.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

Stair handrails made of concrete.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

The number that marks the year of construction of the well – 1910.

Biệt phủ 4000 m2 của vị Tổng đốc giàu có một thời ở Lạng Sơn

Mr. Ba Huy Huan Head of Ban Chu B village, Khuat Xa commune, Loc Binh said the local authorities will try to preserve this relic.

Dieu Binh – Ngoc Trang

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/the-4000m2-villa-of-the-lang-son-governor-680346.html

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Idyllic life on far-flung Tho Chu Island

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Residents of Tho Chu Island in the southwestern tip of Vietnam have to move to various parts of the island to avoid storms during the annual monsoon season.

Tho Chu is one of eight islands in the namesake archipelago in Kien Giang Province, 100 kilometers from Phu Quoc City and an important base to protect Vietnam’s territorial waters. The local administration has established a route by boat ‘Tho Chau 09’ (ko hieu) to help naval personnel and visitors travel from Phu Quoc to Tho Chu Island.

Tho Chu is one of eight islands in the namesake archipelago in Kien Giang Province, 100 kilometers from Phu Quoc City and an important base to protect Vietnam’s territorial waters.

The island has 2,000 inhabitants mostly in the Bai Dong and Bai Ngu areas. They earn a living by farming fish. Violent winds and storms during the monsoon force them to move back and forth between the two places, hence the nickname ‘wind escape island.’ Photo courtesy of Nguyen Van.

The island has 2,000 inhabitants mostly in the Bai Dong and Bai Ngu areas. They earn a living from fishing and aquaculture.
Violent winds and storms during the monsoon force them to move back and forth between the two places, hence the nickname ‘wind escape island.’

Starting in the ninth lunar month, people live in Bai Ngu to avoid northern winds. In the fourth lunar month they move to Bai Dong to avoid southern winds. The photo was taken in the seventh lunar month and so boats and floating raft houses are all in Bai Dong.

Starting in the ninth lunar month, people live in Bai Ngu to avoid northern winds. In the fourth lunar month they move to Bai Dong to avoid southern winds.
The photo was taken in the seventh lunar month and so boats and floating raft houses are all in Bai Dong.

A small market near a hydro-meteorological center on the way to Bai Dong mainly sells fishing tools, especially squid jigs.

A small market near a hydro-meteorological center on the way to Bai Dong mainly sells fishing tools, especially squid jigs.

Fishing does not only serve as a means of livelihood but a favorite pastime of people living in Tho Chu Island. Friendly anglers are willing to teach inexperienced visitors how to catch fish. Photo courtesy of Nguyen Van.

Fishing not only serves as a means of livelihood but also a favorite pastime of people living on Tho Chu Island. Friendly anglers are willing to teach inexperienced visitors how to catch fish.

Tho Chu’s fishermen farm fish in cages, mainly white-flesh cobia. Cobia is preferred to other fish for its taste and soft flesh. Visitors can go to one of the many eateries on the island to try a cobia hotpot with Vietnamese noodles and veggies.

Tho Chu’s fishermen farm fish in cages, mainly white-flesh cobia. Cobia is preferred to other fish for its taste and soft flesh. Visitors can go to one of the many eateries on the island to try a cobia hotpot with Vietnamese noodles and veggies.

Kids fool around in the afternoon tide. Photo courtesy of Nguyen Van.

Kids fool around in the afternoon tide.

Unlike other tourist destinations in Phu Quoc, Tho Chu with its geographical importance in terms of defense and security remains a peaceful isolated island occasionally visited by volunteers.  Visitors can lose themselves in the tranquil picturesque island with green trees and blue seas while riding a motorbike from Bai Ngu to Bai Dong. Along the coast, one can see native tropical island plants such as sea poison tree and tree heliotrope.

Unlike Phu Quoc, Tho Chu with its geographical importance in terms of defense and security remains a peaceful isolated island.
Visitors can lose themselves in the tranquil picturesque island with green trees and blue seas while riding a motorbike from Bai Ngu to Bai Dong. Along the coast, one can see native tropical island plants such as sea poison tree and tree heliotrope.

Làng biển cuối trời Tây Nam của Tổ Quốc

 
 

Idyllic life on far-flung Tho Chu Island

Làng biển cuối trời Tây Nam của Tổ Quốc

Morning on a raft in Tho Chu Island. Video by VnExpress/Huynh Nhi.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/idyllic-life-on-far-flung-tho-chu-island-4222713.html

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Da Lat aims to welcome more than 4 million visitors in 2021

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The resort city of Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong aims to welcome more than 4 million visitors, including 150,000 foreigners in 2021, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Da Lat aims to welcome more than 4 million visitors in 2021 hinh anh 1Paddling swan boats on Xuan Huong lake is an interesting experience for visitors to Da Lat city. (Photo: nhandan.org)


Hanoi –
The resort city of Da Lat in the Central Highlands
province of Lam Dong aims to welcome more than 4 million visitors, including
150,000 foreigners in 2021, according to the provincial Department of Culture,
Sports and Tourism.

In 2020, the city’s tourism sector was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and it
failed to meet its goal of serving 7.8 million visitors, including over 580,000
international tourists.

Only 4 million vacationers, including 120,000 foreigners, visited Da Lat last
year, down 44 percent from 2019.

The city saw the arrival of around 70,000 holiday-makers during the three-day
New Year 2021 holiday, signalling positive signs for the city’s tourism sector
in the coming year.

Lam Dong province now has
more than 2,540 accommodation facilities with over 29,400 rooms, 47 travel
companies and transport providers./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/da-lat-aims-to-welcome-more-than-4-million-visitors-in-2021/194937.vnp

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Tourist arrivals to Hue monuments slump in 2020

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Tourists visiting Hue monuments in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue sharply fell to over 1 million last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in revenue of more than 106 billion VND (4.6 million USD), down 72.62 percent year on year.

Tourist arrivals to Hue monuments slump in 2020 hinh anh 1In the Hue Imperial Citadel (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – Tourists visiting Hue monuments in
the central province of Thua Thien-Hue sharply fell to over 1 million last year
due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in revenue of more than 106 billion VND
(4.6 million USD), down 72.62 percent year on year.

The figures were released by the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre on January
17.

Service revenue slumped by 75 percent to 4.9 billion VND.

The
central province is expected to become a cultural, tourism and health care
centre in Southeast Asia by 2030, and a festival city of Asia by 2045.

e is also set to become one of the country’s hubs in the fields of
science, technology, multidisciplinary education and training, and national
defence-security.

During the
2021 -2025 period, Thua Thien-Hue will work to earn the status of a
centrally-run city and complete the expansion of Hue city before 2022 as
planned./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/tourist-arrivals-to-hue-monuments-slump-in-2020/194913.vnp

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