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Hoi An

World Heritage Site #948: Hoi An Ancient City, Vietnam

World Heritage Site #948: Hoi An Ancient City, Vietnam

Table of Contents: Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Location: Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient City :: Transport Guide

Hoi An Ancient City :: Transport Guide

Get in By plane: The nearest airport is in Da Nang, which has frequent connections to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and some flights to Bangkok, Singapore and Siem Reap, Cambodia (for Angkor Wat). A taxi from the airport to Hoi An costs about US$15 thanks to the cartel, but only about half that in […]

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Hue Monuments

World Heritage Site #678 :: The Complex of Hué Monuments

World Heritage Site #678 :: The Complex of Hué Monuments

Table of Contents Established as the capital of unified Viet Nam in 1802, Hué was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. The Perfume River winds its way through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City, giving this […]

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Halong Bay

World Heritage Site #672 :: Halong Bay

World Heritage Site #672 :: Halong Bay

Table of Contents Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site’s outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest. Source: UNESCO […]

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News @ Ho Dynasty Citadel

Heritage syndrome in Vietnam

Heritage syndrome in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – It is ridiculous that VND3 billion ($150,000) was spent to build a new Nam Giao worshipping platform in the Ho Dynasty Citadel for the UNESCO heritage certificate reception ceremony. Ho Dynasty Citadel – Behind the Heritage On June 16, UNESCO presented the world cultural heritage certificate to the Ho Dynasty Citadel, in […]

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Ho dynasty citadel – World Cultural Heritage Pride of Vietnam

Ho dynasty citadel – World Cultural Heritage Pride of Vietnam

Thanh Hoa province will receive UNESCO certification recognising the Ho dynasty citadel as a World Cultural Heritage site tomorrow. The acknowledgement is the pride of Thanh Hoa province, as well the country as a whole, for the citadel’s unique construction symbolising the intelligence and efforts of the Vietnamese people more than six hundred years ago. […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Hoi An, Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Hue

Discovering Central Vietnam’s hidden charms

Discovering Central Vietnam’s hidden charms

Frans Surdiasis, The Jakarta Post, Da Nang, Vietnam Now you have a world-class itinerary for tourists to make Da Nang and Central Vietnam a major tourist destination in Southeast Asia. The region has everything to attract tourists: the beauty of nature, charm, culture, tradition and history. These important ingredients combine to create great holidays for […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Halong

The quiet wonder of Halong Bay

The quiet wonder of Halong Bay

By Simran Panaech, Asia News Network “It’s, oh, so quiet, it’s, oh, so still,” sings Björk, Icelandic singer in her 1995 hit “It’s Oh So Quiet”. This song plays in my head as I look out at the scenery of Halong Bay in Vietnam. Despite the rocking of the cruise boat I am on, in […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Halong

Halong Bay: One feels lost in a painting

Halong Bay: One feels lost in a painting

By: Ino Manalo, Philippine Daily Inquirer There is a scene from a famous film where a couple evades the turmoil of their country by taking a boat trip through a fascinating archipelago. For countless hours, the lovers lie ensconced in their vessel as it glides past a fairyland of forest-covered peaks rising from the sea. […]

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News @ Halong Bay

New Ha Long Bay status sparks preservation concerns

New Ha Long Bay status sparks preservation concerns

The joy at Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay entering the temporary list of the seven new wonders of nature has been tempered by concerns the high profile could see an unmanageable spurt in tourism, damaging the world heritage site. The announcement that it is on the temporary list is based on first counting of global votes […]

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