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  • Hue garden-houses close en masse

    Hue garden-houses close en masse

    Many tourists to the old capital city of Hue are very eager to discover unique garden-houses, but they are dumbfounded because they are refused by all garden-houses. “Nha vuon hue” or garden-house is a typical kind of ornamental garden which is a combination of housing architecture with surrounding garden. Garden-houses are the homes of feudal mandarins in the past or houses of rich traders. Houses there are traditional-styled houses (often nha ruong Hue) and they are surrounded by gardens.

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  • Province targets tourists, clean energy

    Province targets tourists, clean energy

    Central Ninh Thuan province has been told to make the best of its potential for clean energy and tourism to attract investment and serve as a connector between the Northern and Central Highlands region. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at a conference on Saturday on the master plan for socio-economic development that the province had a lot going for it but it needed to focus on wind and solar energy, tourism and industrial salt production.

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  • US$4.2 billion beach resort to open in 2013

    US$4.2 billion beach resort to open in 2013

    The first phase of the Ho Tram Strip project, to build a top-notch beach resort in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, has been completed and is expected to open the door to tourists in early 2013. Lloyd Nathan, chief executive officer (CEO) of Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd. (ACDL), the project investor, says workers are putting the finishing touches to a five-star hotel with 541 rooms, named MGM Grand Ho Tram, an entertainment centre, restaurants and retail shops.

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  • Mui Dinh – centerpiece of Phan Rang City

    Mui Dinh – centerpiece of Phan Rang City

    Mui Dinh (Dinh Cape) is 40km south of Phan Rang City in the central province of Ninh Thuan and 10 km from the popular Ca Na beach. One of the main tourist attractions in Mui Dinh is a lighthouse which stands alone in Hon May, a small mountain by the sea. The closest residential area is Son Hai Village in Phuoc Dinh Commune.

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  • VNAT proposes Halong Bay ticket price rise freeze

    VNAT proposes Halong Bay ticket price rise freeze

    Local tourism authorities have called for the northern province of Quang Ninh to postpone their anticipated 50%-100% ticket price increase for tourists visiting Halong Bay. Since the tourist attraction was nominated as one of the temporary seven new wonders of the world, the price increase has been on the cards.

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  • “Impressive Vietnam” TV programme makes debut

    A new television programme called “Impressive Vietnam” will be launched on VTV3 on every Sunday with an aim of introducing the country’s landscapes and the unique socio-cultural features of each region.

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