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Tourists to have more experience by travelling on trains with steam engines

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Travellers are set to have an opportunity to experience Vietnam’s beauty on trains with steam locomotives.

 

Tourists to have more experience by travelling on trains with steam engines hinh anh 1 A steam locomotive after being restored. (Photo: danangfantasticity.com):

HanoiTravellers are set to have an opportunity to experience Vietnam’s beauty on trains with steam locomotives.

The Ministry of Transport has approved in principle a project on the renovation and building of such tourist trains on the Hue-Da Nang route, a section of Hanoi- Ho Chi Minh railway route.  The Vietnam Railways Corporations (VNR) will collaborate with the Dong Duong Rail Tourist Service Co.Ltd in carrying out the project.

The Ministry of Transport asked the VNR to collaborate with the Indochina Rail Tourist Service Company Limited to allocate funds to invest in the items of the project, ensuring compliance with current standards and technical regulations.

In addition, the VNR should develop a train schedule to ensure the safety for the transportation of passengers and goods.

Units must pay a fee for using railway infrastructure from the project’s revenue as required.

Tourists to have more experience by travelling on trains with steam engines hinh anh 2 The interior of the steam locomotive. (Photo: danangfantasticity)


To effectively exploit the steam locomotive, transportation experts said it is necessary to build auxiliary works such as coal and water supply systems and they must be licensed by the competent authority.

A steam locomotive is a rail vehicle that provides the force to move itself and other vehicles utilising the expansion of steam. It is fuelled by burning combustible material  – usually coal and oil – to heat water in the locomotive’s boiler to the point when it becomes gaseous and its volume increases 1700 times. Functionally, it is a steam engine on wheels. Fuel and water supplies are usually carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in a tender coupled to it. 

This type of locomotive was widely used in the world from the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.

Vietnam’s railway sector gradually replaced steam locomotives with electric and diesel locomotives in the 1990s./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/tourists-to-have-more-experience-by-travelling-on-trains-with-steam-engines/205845.vnp

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Stuck in Da Lat, young man takes photos and decides to stay long time

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Stuck in Da Lat city on his trans-Vietnam journey due to the Covid-19 epidemic, Thanh Duy has had unforgettable experiences. He fell in love with the city and has decided to stick with it for a long time.

In May, after quitting his job at an agricultural and seafood export company in the southern province of Tien Giang, Truong Thanh Duy, 25, and two friends made a trans-Vietnam trip, which they had planned a long time ago.

“I had planned to go from the South to the North, then return to Ho Chi Minh City in September to get a new job,” Duy said.

However, the journey was “interrupted” due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Duy has been “stuck” in Da Lat since June 14.

During nearly 3 months in this foggy land, Duy has had the opportunity to live more slowly and has decided to stay here for a long time.

Thanh Duy has received great attention from the online community when regularly posting pictures and clips recording daily life and poetic natural moments of Da Lat. Many clips have attracted hundreds of thousands of even millions of views.

During the time in Da Lat, Duy and his friends rented a small villa-style house near the center. Duy learned to live better: doing exercise, eating healthy food, taking some online courses and working online.

After being stuck there for more than two months, Duy realized that he liked this land. He plans to seek a suitable job in the mountain town.

Duy said he would resume his trans-Vietnam trip as soon as he has a chance.

Mắc kẹt 3 tháng ở Đà Lạt, chàng trai 9x ghi được những khoảnh khắc 'triệu view'

Thanh Duy.

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A simple meal of Duy and his friends during the days in Da Lat.

Mắc kẹt 3 tháng ở Đà Lạt, chàng trai 9x ghi được những khoảnh khắc 'triệu view'

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Minh Khoi

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/stuck-in-da-lat-young-man-takes-photos-and-decides-to-stay-long-time-776621.html

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Vietnam, Sri Lanka seek to cooperate in tourism

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A webinar aiming at introducing Sri Lanka tourism to the Vietnamese was held on September 21 by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Vietnam and the Hanoi Travel Association.

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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic,  which houses a tooth relic of the Lord Buddha, is considered one of Sri Lanka’s most holy shrines. (Photo:baovanhoa.vn)

Hanoi – A webinar aiming at introducing Sri Lanka tourism to the Vietnamese was held on September 21 by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Vietnam and the Hanoi Travel Association.

Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, dubbed the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, with a maritime route connecting West Asia and South Asia. The country is famous for producing and exporting tea, coffee, rubber, and coconuts. The natural beauty of its tropical forests, beaches and cultural heritage make the country a popular tourist attraction.

Five out of seven sites of Sri Lanka that have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage are temples built more than 2,000 years ago but still retain their ancient architecture and appearance. Among them, the ancient citadel of Anuradhapura, which is 210km from Colombo capital city, is a popular tourist destination.

Madubhani Pereva, Acting Managing Director of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, said that the country’s tourism does not only attractive for the ancient Buddhist relics, but for its beautiful wild nature. Sri Lanka is home to many rare animals and plants as well as many high-end services.

The country is promoting the development of ecotourism to explore nature, adventure tours, and sports tourism, she said, adding that the world-famous windsurfing sport attracted thousands of athletes and tourists each year.

Although the number of Vietnamese visiting Sri Lanka has been on the rise in recent years, it is modest compared with other markets, Pereva said. As many as 3,200 Vietnamese tourists arrived in Sri Lanka in 2018.

According to Vietnamese travel agencies, one of the difficulties when accessing the Sri Lankan tourism market is that little tourism information from Sri Lanka is available. In addition, there is no direct flight between Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Currently, Sri Lanka has reopened its border to international visitors. According to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Vietnam, information on tourism activities as well as visa policies, activities, and requirements for safe international arrival have been posted on the embassy’s website. 

With an effort to connect tourism, Vietnamese travel agencies hope that in the coming time, they will be able to build a new tourism market for Vietnamese tourists to explore after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnam-sri-lanka-seek-to-cooperate-in-tourism/208428.vnp

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300+ passengers from France arrive in Quang Ninh under vaccine passport policy

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300+ passengers from France arrive in Quang Ninh under vaccine passport policy

Passengers get off a flight from France at Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh Province, September 23, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Binh Minh


A flight with 301 Vietnamese passengers that arrived from France on Thursday morning was the last of a vaccine passport trial that adopts shortened seven-day quarantine.

All passengers on the flight that landed at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh had received two Covid-19 vaccine doses, with the second dose administered at least 14 days but no more than 12 months prior to the date of entry.

They also furnished proof of negative Covid tests using the RT-PCR method validated by authorities in the host country 72 hours before departure.

After arriving at the airport, all passengers were transported to FLC Ha Long Hotel to undergo seven-day quarantine instead of the usual 14 days.

On Sept. 4 and 12, Van Don airport welcomed three flights from Japan and the U.S., carrying over 700 vaccinated passengers who were also eligible to enjoy the vaccine passport program.

All pilot flights in September under the policy went smoothly and safely, helping create favorable conditions for the early reopening of domestic and foreign trade activities, said airport director Pham Ngoc Sau.

The government last June approved pilot implementation of a vaccine passport program in Quang Ninh, home to the nation’s first private airport and UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay. Vaccinated or recovered entrants will be quarantined for seven days upon arrival.

Quang Ninh resumed intra-provincial tourism and entertainment activities from Tuesday, but only for vaccinated residents.

Vietnam closed its borders and canceled all international flights in March last year. Only Vietnamese repatriates, foreign experts, diplomats, investors, and highly-skilled workers have been allowed in since with stringent quarantine requirements.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/300-passengers-from-france-arrive-in-quang-ninh-under-vaccine-passport-policy-4360946.html

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