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  • Eco-tourism centre to shape in Phu Quoc

    Eco-tourism centre to shape in Phu Quoc

    The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will develop its Phu Quoc island into an eco-tourism centre, under the province’s tourism development strategy for the 2011-2020 period. Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island with a total area of 574 sq.km, is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. It is dubbed as a “tourism paradise” in the south-western region.

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  • A visit to Can Gio World Biosphere Reserve

    A visit to Can Gio World Biosphere Reserve

    Can Gio mangrove forest, which was recognised by UNESCO in 2000 as the biosphere reserve, has attracted numerous local and foreign visitors for its distinct fauna and flora. As the only coastal district of Ho Chi Minh City, Can Gio has a total area of 714sq.km, half of which is mangrove forest.

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  • Better days ahead for HCM City museums?

    Better days ahead for HCM City museums?

    Public museums in HCM City attracted around 2.6 million visitors last year, with the five museums administered by private organisations and individuals. But the number remains far short of the potential despite efforts to attract visitors because the museums have not been modernised.

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  • Indoor shrimp angling captivates Saigonese

    Indoor shrimp angling captivates Saigonese

    Angling shrimp at natural pools and rivers is quite difficult as they usually hide in the mud base below, so it’s an easier task for people to angle shrimp at an indoor pool facilitated by white enameled tiles at the bottom of the pool.

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  • Phu Quoc island a paradise of pearls, sunsets and surprises

    Phu Quoc island a paradise of pearls, sunsets and surprises

    The tear-shaped island is part of Kien Giang Province, which lies 45km from Ha Tien and 120km from Rach Gia. It stretches 50km from north to south and 25km from east to west at its widest. Having been to Ko Samui in Thailand, I understood why my friends always said Phu Quoc was still more natural and untouched than the Thai popular tourism destination.

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  • Travel firms more optimistic about domestic tours

    Travel firms more optimistic about domestic tours

    The worry about the gloomy domestic travel market in 2012 has been lifted. Travel firms now can sigh with relief, hoping to attract many travelers this summer season thanks to the hotel room rate and airfare decreases.

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  • Outbound tourism remains largely uncontrolled

    Outbound tourism remains largely uncontrolled

    There are millions of Vietnamese tourists traveling abroad every year with expenditures amounting to billions of U.S. dollar, but this segment has yet to be controlled tightly and is in need of more effective management measures.

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