Between nostalgia and exoticism, land and water, succeed here the treasures of both countries. Step doors Mekong Delta: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), for a trip back in time with the vestiges of a colonial history evidenced its post office designed by Eiffel’s cathedral.
Then plunges into the exuberant nature of the river and the lives of its thousands of channels enlivened famous floating markets. Five hours by boat from Chau Doc, and you’re in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, where French architecture rubs shoulders with modern buildings, a royal palace (nineteenth century) containing a Silver Pagoda with its golden Buddhas and emerald or the temple of Wat Phnom, symbol of the city.
The latter is ideal for exploring Phnom Da and sixth century temples and Sambor Prei Kuk, the ancient capital of the kingdom Chemla (seventh century) and some 100 monuments scattered around the forest. Undeniable highlight: three days in Siem Reap and Angkor dedicated to the great imperial city and a religious Khmer empire from the ninth to the fifteenth century.
With the mysterious temple of Ta Prohm, completely contained in the roots of cheese. The mythical city of Angkor Thom. And of course the temple of Angkor Wat, the most famous, largest and best preserved site of 400 km2 resurrected in 1860 … This is the plane we reach Hanoi, where we moved to legendary Sofitel Legend Metropole (5 stars) to visit at leisure the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the delicate single pillar pagoda or neighborhood 36 of Corporations. Culmination time of cruise: the sublime landscapes of print Halong Bay.
Individual circuit 15 days/12 nights in a private car, room and double cab (4 and 5 star hotels, 1 night boat Along), meals, flights Paris-Saigon and Hanoi-Paris (Vietnam Airlines), transfers, guides and driver French, from € 4669 per person (taxes included).
Located on the East-West Economic Corridor, and bordered by more than 60 km of coastline and beautiful sandy beaches, the city of Da Nang (Centre) has become particularly attractive to investors who come to build holiday resorts high standing.
An influx of investment was recorded in Da Nang, especially after the opening of the channel Son Tra – Dien Ngoc, connecting the center of ecological Son Tra (Da Nang) to the ancient city of Hoi An (Quang Nam) reported Ngo Quang Vinh, Director of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Da Nang.
Twenty-three construction projects villas and entertainment centers of high standing building along the way, and the development of 7 Da Nang beaches have made the city more attractive.
According to an official of the municipal People’s Committee, Da Nang drew these last three years, more than two billion dollars in real estate projects. Some are distinguished by their size as the tourist area and the golf course VinaCapital, Pho Dong shopping complex, the tourist sea Ngu Hanh Son, projects Silver Shores Hoang Dat and Son Tra Spa …
As investors in Da Nang, Group Managing Director VinaCapital Don Lam said he was attracted by the red carpet by administration of Da Nang, which can create an open investment environment of simplify administrative procedures and enhancing infrastructure and communication channels.
Asset over the city of Da Nang has been a dramatic increase in the number of foreign tourists. The city has indeed recency 1.27 million foreign tourists and 874 billion dong of tourism turnover in 2008, which promised yet difficult.
In addition, the development of key economic zone center and center center by 2025, which will help Da Nang become an urban center, and a driving force commercial areas of the Mekong Delta and the Asia-Pacific has been approved by the government.
Current challenges Da Nang resident in the choice of investment projects realistic delay in the disbursement of several projects, the lack of homogeneity in the development of small structures … threatening to destroy the environment and pollute the city.
Located 200 km from Hanoi, Bai Tu Long Bay is one of the natural wonders of the North East of Vietnam. It is known for its emerald sea and white sandy beaches forming a beautiful landscape, historical sites and seafood specialties
Surrounded by majestic limestone mountains, the area of Bai Tu Long ecotourism still retains its original beauty. Bay of Bai Tu Long not only has hundreds of islands, kilometer long beach, caves attractive but also many historical sites including the commercial port of Van Don, a stronghold of the Mac Dynasty (16th century) on the island of Ngoc Vung, Quan Lan Mount that of Quan Lan.
Once Bai Tu Long, tourists must visit this area Marine ecotourism, 60 km from Bai Chay by road or over an hour by speed boat. There they can visit temples and pagodas built during the reign of Ly (1010-1225), also the former village of Cai and Lang National Park Bai Tu Long.
Ban Sen Island where old planted tea or range of Uyen Uong are also favorite destinations.
Traveling in the area of Bai Tu Long ecotourism in any season, tourists can rest in houses on stilts coastal and marine products taste like grouper, shrimp, cuttlefish … reared in floating rafts.
Taking advantage of the potential of the bay, the authorities of the province of Quang Ninh encourage the construction of modern resorts that blend with nature. The province also promotes the creation of new tourism products such as hot air balloon flights over the bay and the islands of circuits on Van Don, Quan Lan, Minh Chau.
Linking tourism, promotion of Muong culture and socio-economic development of the province of Hoa Binh is the leitmotif of the Ferme du Colvert, a nice place to stay Franco-Vietnamese land nestled in Muong.
La Ferme du Colvert is located 45 km west of Hanoi, Cu Yen commune, Luong Son district, Hoa Binh province.
Opened in 2004, it harmoniously combines the natural beauty and traditional Vietnamese architecture to the elegant simplicity of French buildings, all in an enchanting setting shaped by the Muong ethnic farmers.
At the heart of this “cottage” is 25 ha flag Phong Lan (Orchid), symbiosis successful architectural Vietnamese stilt houses and villas of the Riviera, where the husband is a native of the owner, Mrs. An Tran Chassedieu.
Scattered on the hillside, nestled in the lush vegetation or a pond there are 12 charming cottages with simple beauty, inspired by the built mountains of Vietnam and the Red River Delta.
La Ferme du Colvert has fully take advantage of its natural surroundings. Hills, trails, snapping a wooden bell around the neck of a buffalo, a small runoff streams, many scene evoking the peaceful life of Muong and charm as visitors, whether Vietnamese or not.
Ms. Chassedieu said: “This is the love of nature and that between our two countries – Vietnam and France – that led us to create this place. Instead of Parisian life hectic, we feel totally relaxed in this framework and we gave this place the name of “VIT Co Xanh” (literally Mallard) because this bird is well known to the Vietnamese farmer but also because it reminds us of the peaceful life of the French countryside. ”
“Favoring the contact with nature, the farm hosted its beginnings customers from abroad, but ten years later, she became familiar to all who live in Vietnam.’s Natural setting makes it an ideal destination for a picnics, sports or a weekend with family or friends, “she said.
Parallel to ecotourism, farm cares to preserve and develop the cultural identity of the Muong ethnic organizing festivals and gala dinners. Artistic representations are then given on these occasions during which farmers used to work in the fields all day, become singers or dancers sap, a rhythmic dance by the slamming of several pairs of bamboo, gongs or player.
These activities are supported not only local but also international organizations such OXFAM, JICA, WWF, AUF and, more particularly, UNESCO has organized several conferences on culture and ecology.
During the past 10 months, the former imperial city of Hue in Thua Thien-Hue (center), welcomed nearly 715,000 foreign tourists, an increase of 10.66% yoy.
Thailand, which accounts for 16% of foreign tourist arrivals, tops, followed by France, Australia, Germany, United States, Great Britain, Japan, China , Spain and the Netherlands.
Mr. Phan Tien Dung, Director of the Municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced that the number of Thai tourists arriving in Hue was on the increase, thanks to the improvement of road infrastructure along the economic corridor East-West through Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.
According to forecasts, the number of passengers traveling between Vietnam and Thailand via the border provinces of Northern Centre such as Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, Ha Tinh, Nghe An, should pass the course million per year from 2015.
Stamp places, numerous scenic spots and historical relics, but also the rich marine ecosystem that is home to make Hue an ideal destination for Thai tourists and several other countries in the region.
Vietnam confirms its position as the largest market for Cambodia’s tourism sector during the first nine months with more than 579,000 people, an increase of 25.4% yoy, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism.
The Republic of Korea was next with 306,000 people, followed by China with more than 234,000 people, followed by Laos, Thailand, Japan, the United States and France.
According to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism, the country received more than 2.57 million foreign visitors in the first three quarters, with 1.84 million visitors from the Asia-Pacific region, 425,000 in Europe, and about 174,000 of America.
According to the Director of the General Department of Tourism Tith Chantha, Cambodia continues to improve the quality of its tourism services. In particular, as President of the Association of Southeast Asian East, the country the opportunity to present its image by strengthening activities to promote tourism in the world, including ASEAN with more one million tourists originate.
This key sector of the Cambodian economy is growing rapidly and steadily in recent years.
In 2011, the turnover of the Cambodian tourism reached $ 2.5 billion constituted the bulk of the country’s GDP.
The opening of the exhibition “Heritage of Vietnam 2012″ was held on Tuesday evening in the city balnénaire of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province (Centre).
Visitors are introduced to the nature, as well as customs and many other aspects of daily life of Vietnamese photographs by giving an image of colorful natural and cultural heritage of the country.
The hundred pictures of this exhibition were selected from nearly 2900 works contest “Photographs of the heritage of Vietnam” was launched in June for the first time in Vietnam Heritage magazine.
This event, which ends on November 12 organized by the magazine in collaboration with the cultural heritage of Ho Chi Minh City in honor of the 8th Day cultural heritage of Vietnam (November 23).
On this occasion, similar exhibitions will also be held in Quang Ninh, Ha Noi, Quang Nam, Binh Thuan, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.
The 1st annual conference on responsible tourism was held Friday in Hanoi, highlighting this form of tourism that appeals to today’s increasingly conscious travelers respect the environment, lifestyles and cultures.
This event is the action plan of the project “Development Program of responsible tourism on the environmental and social (ESRT) for the period 2011-2015″ which is funded by the European Union to the tune of 12.1 million for the period 2011-2015.
According to the head of the National Tourism Administration of Vietnam (ANT), Nguyen Van Tuan, this conference is a real initiative to improve awareness of the development of responsible tourism in Vietnam.
Implemented by the TAA, the project is moving towards a ESRT report good liaison between the public sector, the private sector and the community to share a common vision and understanding of responsible tourism and sustainable development.
According to participants, tourism must at the same time long-term preservation of natural resources, cultural and social territories to participate in the economic development of the people, and foster a true encounter between travelers and indigenous
Vietnamese tourism products are strongly linked to natural and cultural heritage. However, the development of Vietnam tourism in lack of current strategies on a national and local level. Similarly, the quality and diversity of tourism products remain low.
They also have had the opportunity to see the development of responsible tourism in 8 provinces Northwest expanded and Resort Nam Hai, but also learn more about the methods of approach strategies in the development of responsible tourism in Myanmar.
The National Tourism Administration of Vietnam, in cooperation with Vietnam Airlines, will participate from 21 to 24 January at the fair Travex 2013 Vientiane (Laos).
Its 54 m², the stand of Vietnam presents various facets of the country: nature, culture, history …
According to forecasts, Travex 2013 should bring about 150 officials and 800 exhibitors from ASEAN countries, 400 international companies, 150 news agencies and hundreds of tour operators Southeast Asia.
The Museum of Ethnography of Vietnam in Cau Giay district, about 8 kilometers from the center of Hanoi, has received the certificate “the most attractive destination in Hanoi in 2012 (Certificate of Excellence for the Year of 2012) awarded by the travel site TripAdvisor.
The museum, which opened its permanent exhibition was officially opened to the public on 12 November 1997, is both a center for ethnographic research and a public museum exhibiting the cultural achievements of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam.
It is divided into two parts: an exhibition held inside and one outside. The inner part consists of an exhibition building, offices, a research center, a library, a storage area, a technical lab and auditorium spread over 2.480 m² which 750 m ² for the museum’s reserves.
The outdoor exhibition aims to present different types of houses regions in Vietnam. All these houses are authentic, purchased from the villages and ski museum and renovated by the villagers themselves. Members of these ethnic groups are regularly perform demonstrations of their skills through the production of objects or traditional clothing.
So far, the museum has collected 15,000 objects, 2,190 slides, 42,000 photographs, 237 sounds, 373 videotapes and 25 CD-ROM. The exhibits are not only priceless antiques, but many everyday objects, such as knives, baskets, clothing, musical instruments, pipes and mats.
To facilitate the understanding of the public, the museum has chosen to adopt a museum presenting the same for each language family. New technical solutions have been used throughout the museum, such as lights focused.
Since the museum opened at the 7th Summit of la Francophonie in Hanoi, about 60,000 national and international visitors, children and students, professionals and non-professionals crossing its doors each year.