Ca Na Beach: ecotourism, cultural and cuisine tourism

Ca Na beach is about 32km away from Phan Rang city. Visiting Ca Na beach, travelers will not only have chance to enjoy the fascinating beach with, but also there are other types of tourism such as ecotourism, cultural and cuisine tourism.

Ca Na attracts visitors for its magnificent scenery with clear blue sea covered by white sandy beach and mountain on its back. The clean and cool atmosphere at Ca Na, plus the stunning beach will satisfy even the most demanding tourists.

Ca Na is also well-known for many cultural attractions. With the cultural features of many Cham people, who still make their home here, and still preserve many traditional elements of their culture. Hence, visitors can learn more about the history of Champa Kingdom and understand more about the culture of Cham people in Vietnam.

Moreover,the beach is also a great choice for cuisine tours because there are diverse kinds of fresh and delicious dishes. Staying there, you will have chance to enjoy the tastiest and freshest specialties.

Ham Ho – thousands of diamond boasfully showing in the transparently green stream

Ham Ho stream to be like thousands of diamond boasfully showing in the transparently green stream. it is very beautiful and clean.Specialy, Upstream swimming fish are thrown back upwardly by the waterfall which looks beautifully like flying fish…

Ham Ho (the name of the beautiful waterfall in the city) which is a 3 km-long section of the river flowing through huge and diversified blocks of rock in the domain of tan Phu commue tay son district, 55 kilometers far from Quy Nhon, is well-known of having plenty of fish especially during seasons of torrential rains. Fish from everywhere gather here in schools densely occuping the lake. Upstream swimming fish are thrown back upwardly by the waterfall which looks beautifully like flying fish. The rumor  has spread  among people that every year the Dragon, the king of the river, organizes the competition  for fish at Ham Ho. Any of them passing the test will be converted into dragons. By this classic reference, the Ham Ho is named as Vu Mon  (Dancing Gate), and is also called by folks here as the flying fish waterfall.

With an approximate width of 30 meters, the bottom of the river is thoroughly covered with blocks of granite dazzingly and brilliantly displaying in a variety of forms and colors like thousands of diamond boasfully showing in the transparently green stream. Hon Da Thanh (Thanh Stone), located along the river, is an upright stone cliff like an ancient city wall fully covered with green mosses and roots. On the left side is a bank of rock stacked-up as if a giant were trying to unload a big basket of rocks onto the riverbank, so people call this section of the river, a rock-covered bank by God. Passing this part of the river is a pool which is the concentration point for red-eyed trout. Continuing on another short distance, there is a mass of rock which looks like a crocodile lying in the middle of the river blocking the swift-flowing stream, and making white bubbles spring up dazzlingly. Therefore it is called hoan Trao (Overflowing Islet). And more, masses of rock are lively and implicitly spiritual, such as Vo Ruou Islet, The Giant’s footprints Islet, Fairy Chessboard Islet, Hon Ong Tao (Kitchen God Islet). The more people view the natural landscape, the more fascinated they feel with the forest fragrance, as sweet as honey, and the melodious singing of birds. The nature here creates a vivid and miraculous picture and is an ideal place for tourist’ relaxation Ham Ho is also a place which is deeply engraved in history the Tay Son rising-up movement, the Mai Xuan Thuong army of volunteers, and the resistance war for independence.

On both banks of Ham Ho is a shadowy forest along with a mountain wall staightened-up like big shields. Along the river is up-and-down chians of granite in particularly interesting forms. This area has other names like “Ham Ho Stone Pillar” with tourist’ attractions such as Da Thanh, Chessboard stone, Da Chum. Da Trai, Cua Sanh, Cua Tu (Death gate ), Thac Ca Bay (flying fish waterfall), Gigantic  Footprints etc. especially in the season of sesame flower buds which are fully in red bloom on the spring banks. There are many big and old sesame trees at this place, so one restaurant here is named “Sesame Flower Buds”. It was designed as a stilt house (Nha san), from which the whole view of forests and the Ham Ho waterfall can be seen. Also there a very special and attraction food, a deep-fried hemicultur (ca muong) dish to ba served with young sesame buds wrapped with rice papers. That is exactly the special dish of Ham Ho, because there is a great deal of hemiculturs living and growing in the Kut river. Mr. Nguyen Dinh Sanh, director of Ham Ho Tourism Zone, said, “the protection of the enviroment and the cleaning up of waste in the area has a top priority. The compliance of the set rules and regulations makes Ham Ho a clean and beautiful place. Whenever coming here, tourists would perceive a God-blessed magnificence of a place named Ham Ho. That is the people’s own hands in protecting the natural enviroment to turn Ham Ho into a not only beautiful but unusually dirt-free place”.

If tourists in Vietnam Travel have chance to visit Binh Dinh province, Ham Ho is a must-see place that should not be missed!

Vietnam tourism booms during Lunar New Year for bright outlook

A large number of local and foreign visitors traveled across Vietnam during the traditional Lunar New Year holiday, signaling a promising outlook to the country’s tourism sector.

According to Vietnam’s state-run news agency, the country’s southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau attracted some 650, 000 visitors with its numerous beautiful beaches from Feb. 9 to 17, up by 10 percent over the same period last year.

Many of the tourists came from Russia, South Korea and Japan, said the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Meanwhile, the capital city of Hanoi in the north has received 2.08 million tourists during the period, including 60,000 foreigners, an increase of 11 percent from the same period last year.

According to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, President Ho Chi Minh relic complex, Ngoc Son Temple, the Hanoi Old Quarter and the Museum of Ethnology were favorite destinations of tourists.

From Feb. 9 to 18, Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay in eastern Quang Ninh province received around 350,000 person- times, an increase of 17 percent over 2011.

During the period, the central Da Nang city hosted nearly 150, 000 visitors, with 48,000 of them are foreign tourists who came mostly from China, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, the United States and Thailand.

Notably, visitors came to Da Nang by air and sea routes increased dramatically. During the first three days, over 40 flights brought 5,160 foreign visitors to the city, up 26 percent over the same period last year.

The country’s Saigon tourist travel service company revealed that as many as 47 cruises ships with 42,000 tourists abroad will dock at Tien Sa port in the first quarter of this year, up 31 percent over 2012.

Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said that at present, the world travel trend is shifting from the Europe and the United States to Asia, especially the Asia-Pacific region.

Benefiting from the shift, Vietnamese tour operators and accommodation providers in recent years have been involved much in promoting the image of the destination to lure more tourists.

In 2012, Vietnam has increased almost 500 accommodation facilities, including 60 accommodation facilities rated from 3 to 5 stars which concentrated in the central coastal region.

Furthermore, the tour operators and accommodation suppliers also work closely with the airlines services to open direct flights to facilitate attracting visitors.

Last year, Vietnam’s tourism sector served over 6.84 million foreign visitors and some 32.5 million domestic tourists, pocketing 160 trillion Vietnamese dong (7.67 billion U.S. dollars).

However, besides the results achieved, the potential to promote the tourism sector is still not being fully tapped due to limited budget and poor management.

At present, Vietnam’s tourism sector has to face a hard reality that up to 80-85 percent of international tourists never turn to Vietnam after their first visit. It is high time for the country’s authority to take drastic treatment to deal with the issue.

In a movement, the Vietnamese prime minister in January has approved the master plan on Vietnam tourism development to 2020, vision 2030.

The overall objectives to 2020 are to develop tourism to be a key economic industry with high professionalism, modern and fairly synchronously-developed tourist infrastructure; high quality, competitive and diversified tourist products imprinted with unique traditional cultural characteristics.

The specific objectives are to develop seven tourism zones with specific tourism products, 46 national tourist areas, 41 national tourist spots, 12 tourist cities and other key tourist spots.

Vietnam set target to welcome some 10 to 10.5 million foreign tourists and 17 to 18 million domestic travelers by 2020 with the revenue of 18 to 19 billion U.S. dollars, contributing to 6.5 percent to 7 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Best time to travel to Bac Kan

The best time to travel to Bac Kan is between February and April. Due to this period of time in Bac Kan has normal and comfortable weather with cool and dry atmosphere.

Bac Kan, the best time go to

During the time from November to February is the cold season in Bac Kan with the temperature is often below 0 degree C, therefore the scenery looks very gray and unattractive.

The hot and wet season runs from April to October with almost all rainy days, so tourists in Vietnam tours won’t have chance to visit outdoor destinations which are some of the most fascinating aspects of Bac Kan such as Ba Be National Park or ATK. It also rains heavily, reaching Bac Kan by buses and other vehicles is more difficult.

Destinations lure tourists in Hanoi

Hanoi, is a major city in Vietnam has many interesting tourist attractions to visit. In contrast to Ho Chi Minh City with a strong a touch of French architecture, Hanoi as the capital of Vietnam presents a different view. Chinese architecture is very dominant influence felt and the old town that never die, especially the Old Quarter.

Here are best tourist attractions in Hanoi, Vietnam:

1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
In this place jazad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam hero as well as former presidents preserved and stored in a glass coffin. Near this place, there is a simple house made ​​of wood, the place where Ho Chi Minh once lived in his lifetime. Even when elected president, he still chose to stay at home rather than simply move to the presidential palace. Today, the former home of Ho Chi Minh City is used as a museum.
2. Museum of Ethnography
Want to know more about the culture of Vietnam. Visit the ethnographic museum that has a diverse collection of more than 50 tribes living in this country.
3. Temple of Literature
This place is the main destination for tourists who visit Hanoi. Therefore, try to come up in the morning (this place is open from 08.00 hours in the morning) to avoid long lines.
4. The Municipal Water Puppet Theatre
In this place a kind of puppet artistry demonstrated that we know in Indonesia. Interestingly, the show is done under the water surface. Curious, is not it? Try this out!
5. Ba Dinh District
In this place was anciently an Imperial Palace, but many of the parts of the building that have been destroyed either caused by age and become ‘victims’ at the time of the Vietnam war in the past. However, the remains of the beauty of the building pagodas, temples, large gardens and beautiful and important monuments with Vietnam tourism.
6. Old Quarter
The street is also called ’36 ‘, Atmosphere The Old Quarter is always alive, bustling with motorcycles passing by, shops and street traders, and do not miss the tourists from all over the world. Explore the area filled with house which is known as tunnel houses, tunnel houses because it is narrow and elongated shape into.
7. Municipal theater
This place formerly known as the French Opera House, where the style of the building is deliberately similar to the Opera Garnier in Paris with the pillars of a la Greece, but in a smaller scale. Until now that is still well-maintained building is still used for opera performances as well as other large-scale art performances.

Outdoor Adventures in Vietnam tourism

When visiting the country of Vietnam, you are sure to find activities to suit nearly any whim that you might have. If you have a large number of days to spend your Vietnam holidays here, then you can do a little bit of everything.

History and culture abound here, from ancient roots to modern arts. The rustic countryside provides a perfect escape from city life, and there are natural wonders galore which you can explore and enjoy. Given it’s ocean side location, there are also lush white-sand beaches on which to relax and enjoy the best of Southeast Asia’s tropical vacations.

One of the locations to enjoy a tropical beach vacation is Phu Quoc Island. This island actually has a little bit of everything and is an extremely popular spot for Vietnam Holidays. There are mountains; there are forests; there are beaches; and there are rustic, quaint fishing villages.


The island has a wonderful mix of five-star resorts and family-run bungalow-style vacations. Tourism has increased significantly in recent years but has not yet overrun the island, so it still has an authentic feel that so many visitors to Vietnam crave with Vietnam travel guide.

Phu Quoc Island isn’t the only beach holiday to be had in Vietnam. There are many others to consider. Another major beach destination for Vietnam Holidays is Mui Ne Beach. This beach has a great reputation among surfers.

Although it’s been heavily commercially developed, it still has a laid-back surfer vibe that attracts many people; not to mention, it boasts great surfing during the months of August through December.

One of the biggest natural draws in Vietnam, and a wonderful place to spend time exploring during your Vietnam Holidays, is Halong Bay. Located in the northern part of the country, the bay is home to several tiny islands full of beaches and grottoes.

These are amazing sites to explore by kayak; others prefer spelunking through some of the caves to see the treasures that nature has hidden below the surface. While visiting, you can also hike through the Cat Ba National Park for even more of a taste of Vietnam’s outdoor adventures.

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Dam Da- A new land waiting for exploration of tourists in Vietnam travel

Meanwhile such names as Hoa Tien grotto, Tien Phi grotto, Mai Chau valley, Hoa Binh hydroelectric plant on the Da River are tourist highlights, Dam Da located in Phu Lao commune, Lac Thuy district, Hoa Binh province seems to be an obscure historical site.

This is a vast complex of temples, pagodas and caves, including Trinh temple (also known as Quan Trinh), Mau temple, Tien pagoda and others. Dam Da hosts annual festival in the fourth month of the lunar year, attracting many pilgrims from the province and neighboring regions.

Dam Da
In the complex, Tien Pagoda has been recognized as a national historical cultural site which attracts many visitors joining tours in Vietnam to come here for sightseeing or worship. Nguoi Xua Cave (including Tien Cave and Ho Cave) is renowned as a national archaeological location with many vestiges of ancient Vietnamese people, contributing a great deal to the study of Vietnam’s history.

Scattered around the complex are temples and pagodas such as Trinh Temple, Mau Temple and Tien Pagoda, which are dedicated to worship legendary characters such as Au Co Mother, Lac Long Quan Father, Hoang Bay Mandarin and Tam Toa Thanh Mau.

Dam Da Hoa Binh

Besides its cultural and historical values, Dam Da is marked by its natural spectacular caves. It also has over 20 mysterious caves including Tam Toa, Thuy Tien, Cung Tien, Hoang Muoi and Co Chin, etc. In the caves, stalactites in diverse colors and shapes hang. As the caves’ entrances are situated halfway up the mountains, tourists in Vietnam travel have to trek to reach them. One will find it extremely difficult to list all the caves here. Travelers will be totally taken by surprised at the gigantic and illusory stalagmites and stalactites when coming into each cave.

Chua Tien festival

During spring, particularly from January to March, Dam Da-Hoa Binh is most crowded when there is Chua Tien festival. Conveniently, tourists can combine a trip to visiting Perfume pagoda nearby – a famous attraction in My Duc district, Ha Tay province (now part of Hanoi.)