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Untouched natural landscapes in Cao Bang

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Cao Bang, a famous tourist province in the northeastern region of Vietnam, boasts many untouched beautiful landscapes that are waiting to be explored.

Untouched natural landscapes in Cao Bang hinh anh 1A view of Nui Thung (Thung Mountain) in Tra Linh district of Cao Bang province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – Cao Bang, a famous tourist province in the northeastern region of Vietnam, boasts many untouched beautiful landscapes that are waiting to be explored.

Ban Sam Waterfall

Ban Sam Waterfall is located in Thuan Hoa township, Quang Hoa district, about 3km from National Highway 3 and 56km from Cao Bang city. The waterfall is part of the Non Nuoc Cao Bang UNESCO Global Geopark.

Ban Sam Waterfall is on Sam Xuyen stream, a small branch that blends into the Bang River. It is most beautiful from April to July every year. With spectacular, pristine landscapes and rich ecosystems, along with fresh and cool air, the waterfall is becoming a new destination for those who love to explore nature.

It is an ideal destination for any who wishes to find a place to relax, listen to the sounds of natures and enjoy delicious dishes with a strong mountain flavour.

Thong Loc Waterfall

Thong Loc Waterfall, located in Hong Loc hamlet, Doai Duong commune of Trung Khanh district, is a wonderful combination of alpine air and water, as it juts through the rocky landscape.

The best time to visit the waterfall is spring when its flow increases and wakes up after a long winter. Located at the source of the Bac Vong River, quietly and powerfully flowing from high cliffs, Thong Loc Waterfall boasts peaceful and poetic beauty.

Thong Loc Waterfall is a gift from nature to Doai Duong commune and Trung Khanh district. It is highly recommended for tourists to admire the beauty of the waterfall and enjoy the fresh air of a peaceful countryside on the borderlands of Vietnam.

Thung Mountain

Located in the middle of a beautiful valley in the border district of Tra Linh, Angel Eye Mountain, locally known as Nui Thung, is a favourite destination for young people’s camping activities of in Cao Bang province.

Nui Thung impresses visitors with its unique appearance as it has a great hole-shaped crevasse, measuring 50m in diameter, passing through its face, which looks like a giant eye at the centre of the mountain.

At the foot of the mountain, campers can find a perfect place to set up their camps on immense grasslands or by green lakes. They can admire the charming natural landscapes while walking around and taking photos.

When night falls, the temperature can drop as low as in winter. Even though a campfire may be built, campers should prepare warm clothes in advance.

Upon rising, an interesting activity at the beginning of the day is paddling a stand-up paddle-board (SUP) on the lake and listening to the birds singing while fog still lingers in the air.

After that, backpackers can join a trek to take a closer look at the “eye” of the mountain, which is a cave crisscrossed with clusters of tree roots. In their trek, backpackers can encounter Tay ethnic people with their traditionally friendly and warm smiles to greet visitors.

Canh Cao sinkhole area and pristine Little Son Doong

The system of limestone mountains in the Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark has many unique features with caves described as “Little Son Doong”.

The Canh Cao sinkhole area is located in the middle of Lung Ga Plateau in Ngu Lao commune, Hoa An district. From the headquarters of the Ngu Lao communal People’s Committee, it takes visitors 5km walking on zigzag roads to Lung Ga Plateau. After that, they have to walk about 2km of the trail to the Canh Cao sinkhole area.

The space under the Canh Cao sinkhole with nearly 100m high wall and a basin of several thousand square meters creates a feeling that make visitors feel like they are standing in a miniature version of the world famous Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh province.

Quay Son River

The Quay Son River starts from China and when it reaches Dam Thuy commune of Trung Khanh district, the mild river circles around Co Muong Mountain bottom and flows to the rice fields of Dam Thuy towards the large alluvial plain of Ban Gioc village.

Looming in the background of rice fields are villages of Tay ethnic people with ancient stone houses on stilts, creating a nostalgic beauty.

The river forms the border between Vietnam and China. The flow divides into many branches that create Ban Gioc Waterfall, a top tourist destination in Cao Bang province.

The 53m high and 300m wide waterfall is the fourth largest border waterfall in the world and was named one of the 10 most spectacular waterfalls in the world by travel site Touropia./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/untouched-natural-landscapes-in-cao-bang/247399.vnp

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New products, services needed to reach tourism targets

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To realise the targets of attracting 110 million tourists and earning some 650 trillion VND (27.5 billion USD) in revenue this year, Vietnam is recommended to develop more products and services to offer new experiences to visitors.

New products, services needed to reach tourism targets hinh anh 1Visitors to Hanoi on a bus tour (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – To realise the targets of attracting 110 million tourists and earning some 650 trillion
VND (27.5 billion USD) in revenue this year, Vietnam is recommended to develop
more products and services to offer new experiences to visitors.

The
VNDirect Securities JSC held that the aviation and tourism industries will
record breakthrough growth from 2023 thanks to the strong recovery of
international markets.

The
number of foreign arrivals in Vietnam is predicted to completely return to pre-pandemic
levels by next year 2024 and be equivalent to 118.9% of the 2019 figure, before the COVID-19
broke out, a year later, the Lao dong (Labour) daily reported.

The
UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) recently also forecast the international
tourist number may reach 80 – 95% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023.

The
Vietfoot Travel company said the country’s tourism sector, including travel and
event planning firms, will have opportunities to bounce back and soon regain
its 2019 growth trend.

Vietnam
welcomed 871,200 international arrivals in January. It targets 8 million foreigners for this year.

New products, services needed to reach tourism targets hinh anh 2Foreign tourists visit the Old Quarter of Hanoi by pedicab. (Photo: VNA)

Despite
a surge in the tourist number since the year’s beginning, the sector is still
facing difficulties and challenges.

Lao
dong quoted General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
Nguyen Trung Khanh as saying that due to impacts of the global economic recession
and domestic socio-economic changes, travellers’ purchasing power has decreased
and they tend to curb spending on middle- and high-end services.

To
achieve the set targets, many experts recommended the sector develop new products
and services, diversify and improve the quality of services, and increase
experiences to meet tourists’ demand.

They
added travel businesses should also increase communications and promotion
activities, stay updated with market trends, and ensure security and safety of
destinations. It is also necessary to enhance tourism connectivity among
localities to attract more domestic and international visitors./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/new-products-services-needed-to-reach-tourism-targets/248002.vnp

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Unique products needed to boost HCM City’s tourism

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Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism sector is continuing to recover strongly and posting many impressive results. The city’s efforts in improving product quality and creating new offerings have given the sector a boost, but limitations remain that need to be addressed for the city to become an appealing destination, especially for international visitors.

In the heart of modern, bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine boasts an older appearance. For more than ten years, the museum has offered an interesting experience to visitors, showcasing a collection of more than 3,000 precious artifacts relating to traditional Vietnamese medicine from the Stone Age to the present.

However, there are few opportunities for visitors to engage in activities to learn about traditional medicine or receive health advice. The museum is therefore not widely known among visitors to the city.

“One district, one tourism product” is the new mantra from Ho Chi Minh City to expand tours and offerings. 20 districts have announced typical tourism products so far.

However, while there are unique and well-known destinations such as Cu Chi Tunnels and various monuments and attractions in the city centre, newly-launched products are only prominent in certain areas. 

Insiders liken travel resources to baking ingredients. Ho Chi Minh City has many ingredients, but there is a shortage of bakers and few ways to make delicious cakes, or unique tourism products. 

Analysts have suggested that the city adopt a clear development strategy and goals and position itself as a must-see destination based on unique offerings and key brand values, so that it is not simply a transit point./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/unique-products-needed-to-boost-hcm-citys-tourism/247973.vnp

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HCM City’s tourism products among top unique tours in Vietnam

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As a result of Ho Chi Minh City’s unceasing efforts to diversify tourism products, several has been listed among the top 20 unique tours promising interesting experiences for travellers in Vietnam.

HCM City’s tourism products among top unique tours in Vietnam hinh anh 1Travellers in a Vespa tour in HCM City (Photo: VNA)

HCM City – As a
result of Ho Chi Minh City’s unceasing efforts to diversify tourism products, several
has been listed among the top 20 unique tours promising interesting experiences
for travellers in Vietnam.

The list was announced by the
Vietnam Record Organisation (VietKings) last month.

Among them, a tour gives travellers
a chance to try working as a physician and learn about traditional medicine at
the Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine in District 10.

The private museum, opened by the FITO
Pharma Co.Ltd, features more than 3,000 precious objects related to traditional
medicine of Vietnam, including herb slicers and grinders dating back some 2,500
years, a collection of books with over 100,000 pages in total written in Han (Chinese)
and Nom (old Chinese-like script of Vietnam), and hundreds of valuable
remedies.

Another tour in the list is a dining-in-the-dark journey at Noir Restaurant,
where tourists can enjoy delicate tastes and structures of dishes completely in
the dark with services provided by well-trained visually-impaired waiters and
waitresses.

It brings about not only dining
experiences but also a chance for exchange between the abled and the disabled.

Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Director of the HCM City Tourism Department, said that
since 2022, the southern metropolis has reaped success in the programme
developing one typical tourism product for each district. The department has also
been striving to reform products so that the city can become a must-visit
destination.

Efforts have proved fruitful, she
noted, adding that HCM City now boasts more than 60 tourism products, including
30 new ones of local districts and Thu Duc city./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/hcm-citys-tourism-products-among-top-unique-tours-in-vietnam/247958.vnp

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