Upcoming festivals that you should not miss!

If you are planning to travel to Vietnam, it is advised to make your trip during the time of some interesting cultural festivals. Festivals in Vietnam offer visitors the best opportunity for getting up close and personal with the myths, customs and fun-loving spirit of this proud nation. Despite undergoing modern developments, Vietnam is still a predominantly traditional country. Although the list of festivals in this ancient country is quite long, the two festivals that tourists should not miss in 2017 are Lantern festival in Hoi An and Ao dai Festival in Ho Chi Minh City. Taking part in the festivals is one of the best ways to explore Vietnam as festivals provide an insight to an outsider in the cultures and beliefs of the people of the country. This article is going to give you some information about the festivals mentioned above. Hope you will find it useful while planning your holidays in Vietnam.

1/ Hoi An Lantern Festival in Hoi An town.

Hoi an ancient town is one of the must-visited destinations in Vietnam. The town was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. Apart from famous historical sites, this ancient town is also famous for some unique cultural festivals. The most popular one is called Lantern Festival. It takes place on the 14th day of each lunar month when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. Most of the festivities are held at the Cau An Hoi Bridge and along the banks of the Hoai River, where throngs of people sailing off paper lanterns in various colors build up the lively atmosphere. All the buildings located within the ancient city of Hoi A start to turn their electricity off from 8 pm to allow soft lights from the lanterns to illuminate the surroundings.

Upcoming festivals that you should not miss!
Hoi An Lantern festival
Once you’ve gotten your lanterns, the peddler will loan you a makeshift stick to drop the lantern into the river, or you can send it off from the riverside by yourself. The locals believe that happiness, luck, and love will follow every lantern that sails with a good wish. Another way to sail your lantern off is to ride along the river on a traditional boat to experience the cheerful night.

2/ Ao Dai Festival in Ho Chi Minh City

Upcoming festivals that you should not miss!
Vietnamese Ladies
The Ao Dai Festival 2017 on HCM City’s Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 on March 3. The event is one of many cultural and art activities of the annual Ao Dai Festival, organized by the city’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. This year, the festival’s theme is Ao Dai- Toi Yeu Vietnam (Ao Dai - I Love Vietnam), aiming to honor and promote traditional cultural values as well as the beauty and grace of the ao dai, which has become the symbol of feminine beauty in Vietnam. A contest on designing áo dài for the workplace as well as ceremonies and festivals will also be organized by the city’s Youth Cultural House. The event will include an exhibition on ao dai at the Ao Dai Museum and two open-air music and song programs featuring pop stars and young singers.

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The Beauty of Danang in 4 Seasons

Da Nang is located in the typical tropical monsoon climate and there is a blend of the climate of the North and the South. With this weather condition, in each season, Danang has a typical charm.

Tourism in Danang fluctuates and depends on weather conditions. This makes up the unique seasonal beauty of Danang and also makes everyone coming to this city have their own choice.

The Beauty of Danang in 4 Seasons

In the spring, Danang does not attract many tourists although the weather is quite nice. This happens because the spring is the rainy season and Da Nang beach is not as beautiful as it is in summer or autumn. Visitors coming to Danang in the spring often do not go to the sea; instead, they visit other famous attractions of the city. Da Nang at this time exudes unusual and more peaceful beauty. It is noteworthy that traveling to Danang in the spring saves you quite a lot of because service prices are often much lower.

Not only is Da Nang famous for being a worth living city, or the city of unique bridges, this city also offers a dazzling beauty in the summer from the sunshine until the nightfall. Traveling to Da Nang in the summer, visitors have to bear the burning sun of the Central, but in return, you will be “repaid” by the stunning scenery. The streets and paths are beautified by colorful flowers blooming. You also have opportunities to swim in the blue clear waters. Danang sea in the summer is like a beautiful ink painting with impressive array of colors that visitors can hardly find in any other season. Therefore, this is the peak tourist season in this seaside city, meaning that you will have to bear the expensive costs and even have to queue up to 30 minutes while sightseeing.
The Beauty of Danang in 4 Seasons

Da Nang in the fall will give travelers more enjoyable experiences. This time still is the peak tourist season, but you can choose for yourselves a separate stretch of road to discover. You are advised to come to the destinations such as Hai Van Pass, Son Tra Peninsula ... to get away from the noisy, crowded place. Autumn weather also seems to support your journey with less intense sunshine and cooler climate. Learning about the culture, history of the local area will make your travel to Danang more valuable. A culinary discovery tour of Da Nang is a great suggestion for you when traveling to Da Nang in the fall, isn’t it?

The Beauty of Danang in 4 Seasons

Passing the peak tourist season of the year, Da Nang becomes quiet in the winter. Da Nang tourism itinerary in the winter will extremely interesting when you visit My Khe beach with paradise beaches, white sand hugging the immense blue sea. My Khe beach is often crowded in the summer, but no many people can really feel the subtle beauty of My Khe Beach in the cold. You will fall in love with the feeling of welcoming the cold but very poetic sea breeze blowing in. If you have opportunities to hold your lover’s hands walking the beach these days, you will really feel the warm, romance and charm here. Stopping at a food stall on the beach to enjoy the warm specialties or simply sip a steaming cup of coffee will give you beautiful and forgettable moments.

For many people, they feel interested when traveling to Da Nang in peak tourism season, but I would choose for a journey to explore Da Nang in the winter. And you, when do you think is the best tourism season of Da Nang?

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Vegetarian Food- the Unique Feature of Hue Cuisine

Hue Imperial City is famous for tombs, temples, pagodas and shrines, historical heritages and royal cuisine ... If once visit the ancient capital, visitors will recognize many interesting features including vegetarian habits of Hue residents.

Vegetarian food "tradition"

Besides the unique royal cuisine - the pinnacle of culinary arts in Vietnam, Hue is also known as the city with the "traditional" vegetarian. Referring to the vegetarian, we can not fail to mention the city of Hue.
Vegetarian Food- the Unique Feature of Hue Cuisine

Perhaps nowhere else in Vietnam has rich, diverse, attractive vegetarian dishes as they are in Hue. Vegetarian almost becomes an interesting, unique culinary culture here.

Hue eating vegetarian food habits has a long history and receives the support of all the classes in society, from working people to the aristocracy. Vegetarianism was prevalent from the Ly - Tran dynasties to the reign of Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu (1691-1725). In Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu time, the royal family was vegetarians, the princes and royal relatives built their own temples in order to make merit. There is also a massive block called "Trai cung" (Vegetarian Palace), where the King lived and ate vegetarian food before offering sacrifices to the heaven, in Nam Giao - Hue,. The chef in “Trai Cung” were all talented, and they could cook superb vegetarian dishes.

With over 400 temples and 230 chanting Buddhist scripture halls, Hue is currently the city which has the most temples in our country. Each village in Hue has a temple, known as "the village temple."

Someone once said that, mountains in Hue are not high, rivers in Hue are not deep, but the soul of Hue people are always calm because they know how to practice, pray and eat vegetarian food for the pure soul. In Hue, some people are not Buddhists or go to the temple regularly, but they also have this habit.
Vegetarian Food- the Unique Feature of Hue Cuisine

Most women in Hue know how to cook vegetarian dishes and those in form of savoury dishes. Frugal vegetarian feast is also a way for Hue people to express their sincere, endearing love with friends who visit their house. Apparently, Hue is the only place where has this unique culture. Even earlier, vegetarian feast was an indispensable part in Hue in Tet holiday. Today, this tradition is faded somewhat but in the New Year feast, there are also several vegetarian dishes to offer to their ancestors.

The " Vegetarian Food Streets " in Hue

Visiting any temple in Hue during the full moon day, or the first day of the lunar month, visitors will be invited to eat vegetarian food by the temple. The food stalls and restaurants also cook vegetarian dishes to serve residents and tourists from everywhere because they avoid killing animals for food in these days. Even in normal days, tourists also easily find many vegetarian dishes in every restaurant in Hue.

Even, in a village market or a small stall, there are at least 30 - 50 vegetarian dishes made from vegetables, fruits, tofu, noodles... to serve diners. In particular, there are some special dishes like boiled meat, chicken, grilled chicken, omelets, salad, Chưng cake, bread soup, noodles… (all of them are vegetarian)

Hue has some famous "vegetarian food streets" such as in Dong Ba Market, Ben Ngu, An Cuu (only sells vegetarian food in the first day and the full moon day of lunar month). If you like to eat Buffet, you can go to the neighborhood, the street of pagodas, in the west of Hue, along the ancient streets of Phan Boi Chau, Dien Bien Phu, Thuy Xuan. Vegetarian dishes here are rich, affordable, the average price is 20,000- 30,000 VND/ dish.

Vegetarian Food- the Unique Feature of Hue Cuisine

On the streets of Pham Ngu Lao, Doi Cung, Ba Trieu, Nguyen Cong Tru along the south bank of the Perfume River, visitors will easily find the vegetarian restaurant with elegant names: Bo De (Bodhi), Tinh Tam, An Lac, Tinh Binh... Of course, there are also more expensive luxury vegetarian restaurants where use ingredients and spices of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore to serve foreign tourists.

The vegetarian dishes menu of the popular just include soy sauce, roasted sesame, peanuts and salt, lemongrass salt, vegetables which are both simple and cheap, the price is only about 10,000- 15,000 VND / serving.

In Hue, cooking vegetarian is a process of making art which includes the combination, a mixture of culinary arts and visual arts to create the colorful dishes. Hue vegetarian dishes are not only frugal, delicious, cheap, good for health, but also visually attractive and beautifully decorated.

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Some Tips for Your Next Australian Golf Holiday


There is no better way than a golf holiday to experience the best of Australia’s beautiful nature in all of its wonder while simultaneously fulfilling your need to play golf. The land down under can offer you some of the most beautiful spectacles and satisfying golf courses in the world, and you will never miss out on some of the best opportunities to have a great time. By the time you finish your time away and make your way back home, you may yet find yourself looking for your next chance to visit.



Find the Right Place
Accommodations near popular tourist attractions, such as the golf courses, are often full and not very cost-effective. Unless your travel budget is rather large and can accommodate this increase in price, it might be in your better interest to look for alternatives that treat your wallet more kindly. Consider booking a tour, which takes most of the planning out of your hands and offers some of the most luxurious accommodations on the continent. In fact, by booking a golfing tour, you make your golfing holiday altogether more exciting and filled with opportunities to hit the best golf courses. The best golf tours around Australia are simple to book and available during the entire year.
Go at the Right Time of Year
The seasons change depending on the hemisphere in which you live, and Australia is famous for being one of the hottest locations in the world. Try to plan your holiday trip based around the weather in Australia and what it will be like when you arrive. You will be spending a great deal of time outside while you play your way down the course, making it in your better interest to arrange a tour that has you arriving in comfortable weather. It also helps to try and avoid scheduling your visit during the height of tourist activity, which is often during the spring and the peak of summer. By going at the right time of year, you can cut down on discomfort and fully enjoy your time in the continent famous for its landscapes and wildlife.
Visit the Sandbelt
Melbourne’s Sandbelt is itself one of the best golfing locations in the world. While that claim may be quite bold, you may agree that it is not exaggeration once you find the time to play the courses available there. The dense clay within the ground makes for some of the most expertly crafted courses available and this is why there are more than a dozen scattered around this region of Australia. Even if your tour does not include the Sandbelt as part of your stay, you are sure to have sightseeing time on your hands while there. Therefore, you must take the time to see this amazing location and play a few rounds while you are there.
Booking a golfing tour is the best way for you to cut down on costs and reduce stress in regard to planning and other frustrations. From start to finish, your time on the continent will help you create memories to last a lifetime.

The Many Benefits Of Dominican Citizenship

Also known as the “Nature Island of the Caribbean”, the Commonwealth of Dominica is famous for its broad natural park system, variety of flora and fauna. Most of the island is enveloped by rainforest with a dozen waterfall, lakes and rivers. You’ll also find some of the best hiking tracks unlike anything surrounded by nature reserves.

Dominica citizenship is a fast track to land on this serene and tropical paradise that’s possible through the Citizenship by Investment Program. It’s highly reliable and has been functional since 1993, entrenched legally with the Dominican Law. Successful applicants gain full and legal citizenship for themselves as well as their family (only if they applied) by contributing to the country’s economy.



The advantages

  • Dominica citizenship by investment programme is the oldest and most trusted of all around the world. Becoming a native is a gateway to lasting peace and quality lifestyle
  •  Visa-free travel to more than 115 countries that include the UK, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Schengen region.
  •  Complete residential status along with the right to live and access to business.
  • Minimum taxation with zero percent tax for wealth, inheritance, gift, foreign income and capital gains.
  • Permission of keeping dual citizenship.
  • No strict regulation over staying in Dominica for three or more years before citizenship has been granted.
  • The entire application process is confidential and tailored to suit every candidate.

Lifestyle benefits

Dominica is entitled as “world’s happiest places to live” as the state boasts significant count of centurions (people older than 100 years old). The country offers serene and easy-going lifestyle with a safe and pristine environment. It’s also a culturally vibrant and friendliest community in the entire Caribbean region so you don’t want to miss this one at all!

Dominica holds the reputation of being the most beautiful islands in all Caribbean hence entitled as the “Nature Island of the Caribbean”. It’s a perfect blend of majestic waterfalls, emerald mountains and countless rivers surrounded by azure sea that make you feel as if in wonderland.

The country also hosts world’s second-largest hot spring known as the “Boiling Lake” that’s an epicentre of diving and snorkelling activities! Scuba-diving is another fun activity that’ll let you explore the underwater shipwrecks.

The Morne Trois Pitons National Park, in 1998 was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to active participation of the country in Green Globe program and its efforts to make Earth cleaner and better.

Business benefits
  • Dominica is a proud co-signee of double taxation treaties with CARICOM and the USA.
  • No restriction on expulsion of profits and capital import.
  • Duty-free trade across the entire Caribbean region.
  • Currency is pegged to the US dollar.
  • Tax relief benefits, export allowance, incentives on corporate tax and zero percent (full exemption) on import duties.
Global mobility

Passport holders enjoy benefits of international travel that includes the UK, Ireland, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as visa-free commutation to the Schengen Area. Additional benefits are there to exploit on special events and holidays.

Ngoc Lang – The Village of Green

Ngoc Lang - the name of an ancient village in the downstream area of Ba river – is a fertile alluvial land where are the exchange of the two rivers (Chua River and Ba River) before flowing into Da Dien estuary ( which is now known as Da Rang estuary).

Ngoc Lang Village, Binh Ngoc commune - 3km from the center of Tuy Hoa City- is a fertile land filled with sediment and full of sun and sea breezes all year round. Binh Ngoc commune (including 3 villages) has an area of 42 hectares of fertile sandy soil in which 20 hectares are used to grow vegetables and flowers.

Ngoc Lang - the name of an ancient village in the downstream area of Ba river

More than 230 households in the village grow vegetables all year round thanks to a favorable condition of an irrigation system and humidity and bamboo trees surrounded the village green all year round. Vegetables grown by people here are various types of lettuce, basil, cilantro, spinach, green onions ... Ngoc Lang Vegetables are delivered to restaurants, the tourist hotels in Tuy Hoa city. Not only do Ngoc Lang people are attached to vegetables, but the farmers also plant flowers which are mainly gladiolus whose origin is selected from Dalat. Colorful gladiolus blooms in the spring on the occasion of Tet. Gladiolus planted in Ngoc Lang Vegetable village has been delivered to the south central provinces and the Central Highlands provinces for years.

The name of Ngoc Lang village, according to the legend of the locality, has also been changed since the time when the tutelary god of the village came to the downstream of Ba river and built this village. Ngoc Lang village was formed in the mudflats in the north of Da Rang River and was called "Nguyen Tieu Dong", "Nguyen Lang" and is now called Ngoc Lang - which means "a shining jewel" with the hope that the model of community tourism - Ngoc Lang vegetables village- will be a bright spot attracting tourists from all the regions.

Visiting Ngoc Lang, you not only see the endless rows of green vegetables, brightly colorful gladioli flower beds in the morning sun, you will also experience the cultural beauty of Ngoc Lang village communal house of hundreds of years old. Ngoc Lang communal house was built in 1852 on a campus of 2740 m2 in the style ancient architecture of Vietnam temples with shrines worship mother Hau Tho and Ngu Hanh (5 basic elements according to Eastern philosophy). Ngoc Lang communal house is the central to the cultural life and community spirit of villagers then and now.

Standing on Nhan Thap Mountain, Tuy Hoa city center looking down the Ngoc Lang vegetable village at the foot of the mountain, the meeting place of two rivers with the boats commuting at the seaport at the foot of Nhan tower - a national historical cultural heritage where the traditional annual spring Poetry festival takes place, you will understand more about the culture of a pristine, natural, rustic, close to the nature and incredibly exciting south central province.


Ngoc Lang vegetable village will be a common tourism model to many communities across the province because this new tourism model has a lot of potentials to develop: Phu Yen has a coastline of 189km with many bays, lagoon, and islands, which is very convenient for island tourism. The province also identifies island tourism as a spearhead and focus, but it must be combined with many other types of tourism in which community tourism in Ngoc Lang vegetable village with a model attracting many tourists ...


Phu Yen is a province in south central with abundant tourism potential; however, the advantages of the "smokeless industry" have not been exploited effectively. This is caused by different reasons including the tourism promotion and promotion. Many major cities in the country have started taking tourists to Phu Yen, a land of favorable nature, pristine scenery, many attractive natural landscapes, friendly and hospitable people, affordable price, great food ... It is believed that community tourism model in Ngoc Lang vegetable village will attract many visitors to Phu Yen in the near future.

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5 Things of Hanoi that People Never Forget

No need to dream big, sometimes I just dream about coming back Hanoi, walking along the old quarter, watching the street vendors slowly moving, listening to people in Hanoi talking and laughing, then stopping at a sidewalk tea shop to enjoy an ice tea... That’s enough!


Let’s take priority for Hanoi’s autumn, so I’ll talk about it first. There are many featured things belonging to Hanoi but autumn always be dreamed of and mentioned about as a treasure. In fact it’s very simple. It’s just a less sunny sky, less hot weather, airy and tender atmosphere, you go out and take a deep breath, nobody around you wants to rush, that means autumn comes. And that’s the time when Hanoi is in autumn.


2. Ripe dracontomelon and green rice

Also in autumn! Hanoi is so beautiful in autumn that people always miss it badly. Sometimes, just think about ripe dracontomelon and green rice – the specialties which are most wanted in the season – even Hanoian also have to wait to right time to enjoy, let alone exiles. In fact, the burning desire for these specialties is also the desire to live among autumn of Hanoi. 


3. The first cool day of autumn

The weather forecast is somewhat wrong recently, and hence the one who live far away from Hanoi also look forward to hearing about first cool day in Hanoi. Normally when the season comes, after a rain, the city will be cool. At that time, the sky is greyish, less sunny or sunshine disappears. People have to pull the sleeve down because it is cold outside when driving on the road. Nothing is better than enjoying a hot bowl of noodle soup or some kinds of traditional cake, or boiled snails, stir-fried snails. First cold days are usually emotional and memorable.


4. Before New Year’s Eve

Slightly messy? However, the afternoon of final day in the year also an important feature of Hanoi. It’s hard to know why but people often live slowly every time it comes to the afternoon of final day in the year when it’s often a little bit sad. The roads are quiet and Hanoi also seems to quietly think about changes in the past year. Not everyone is fortunate enough to live in Hanoi right on that day but surely everyone misses it a lot.


5. Ta Hien Street

The street is most crowded and busiest every night, and even more exciting at the weekend. Here, everyone even Vietnamese or foreign tourists has fun with a cool glass of beer in load lively music till late, sometimes sipping a little grilled bird, boiled peanuts, grilled fish, French fries ... until time to come back home. 


This is a special street that the more noise, the more it gets style of Hanoi. It is the only place that people accept noise as a natural thing and consider loud lively music as a culture of the street. That’s why many Hanoians miss the taste of fresh beer, the fun music and the atmosphere of the street once going far away.

Top 6Havelis of Delhi That Demand A Visit

Delhi is the capital city of India which has many fine havelis that boast of the historical glorious past of the Mughal Era. The havelis of Delhi give the tourists and the history lovers a chance to peep into the rich historical past of this city. The havelis or the palatial residences of Delhi are something that are a must visit on your Delhi trip!


Many tourists prefer for the Delhi one day tour package in order to make the most of it. Here are some of the havelis of the capital city you must pay your visit to. Take note! 


Haveli Dharampura:


Haveli Dharampura is located near Jama Masjid. This grand haveli is said to have been constructed in the year 1887. The composite structure of the haveli that bears the architectural brilliance of Late Mughal Empire is something you must check out. This haveli was created for both commercial and residential purposes. In order to experience the authentic grandeur of the Mughal architecture, do visit this place! 

Chunnamalki Haveli:



This Haveli was built by the one of the most influential merchants of Mughal era, LalaChunnamal. Located in the Chandni Chowkarea of Old Delhi, this haveli still resonates with sound and glory of a bygone era. The grand architecture of the haveli and the antique furniture within the haveli are well-maintained and can take you back to the exuberance of the Mughal era. Do visit this place!

Begum Samru’s Kothi:



Located near Chandni Chowk, the Begum Samru’spalace is a beautiful grand old mansion, which used to be the residence of the Begum Samru. Though not much in its past glory today, the Begum Samru’sPalace is famous for the beautiful domes and architectural brilliance that it still showcases to the present day. The palace has marble baths inside. Do visit this place.

Namak Haram ki Haveli



The NamakHaram Ki Haveli has an interesting historical anecdote associated with it. It is told that this palatial building used to be the residence of Bhawani Shankar, who deserted his patron Jaswant Rao at the eleventh hour and took the British’s side. The Namak Haram translates into English as the Traitor. This haveli is something you shouldn’t miss out for the interesting historical background.

Kala Mahal



Kala Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, and this place is said to have served the emperor as temporary residence before the completion of the Red Fort. After completion, the palatial building was bought by the trader Chunnamal at a very cheap rate. The grandeur of the palace is astounding with the intricate detailing of the domes and walls that still can be found here.

Haveli Bakhtawar Khan:



Near Jama Masjid, there is this beautiful haveli which has somehow retained its past glory till date. The area surrounding Jama Masjid used to have a cluster of havelis in the Mughal era. While most of them has been converted into local residential houses, this haveli is the exception. It is said that in older times, the ceiling of this haveli was decorated with gold. Now the golds are gone, but it has not turned into another cluster of residence. There is a madrasa here, which allows the students to stay in this haveli. Do visit it if possible!

The havelis tell a different tale of Delhi. For your one day Delhi tour, don’t forget to keep these palatial buildings in your travel itinerary! 


Discover the Million-Year-Old Cave in Phong Nha

Hoa Huong Cave, the millions of years old cave has been discovered 20 years ago by a young man and recently announced.

Among 57 recently-discovered caves in Quang Binh by the experts, Hoa Huong cave is considered the oldest cave in the limestone area of the National Park Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (Quang Binh). This cave had been found by a local man since a long time, but the survey of the cave just has been finished in the March.


“At that time, I was 20 years old and just accidentally discovered this cave during my trip to seek aquilaria crassna together with other people in my locality”, Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa (41 years old, Son TRach commune, Bo Trach district), who discovered the cave (this cave is thought to be more valuable to science), said.

Mr. Hoa told that he followed a group of about 3-4 people crossing the forest to seek aquilaria crassna during his a month-trip in Summer 20 years ago. On an afternoon day in the forest, he went to look for a drink, then he went down to a low region and found the cave entrance.

“I saw the cave entrance of 4m high and 3 or 4m wide, so I came into. I continued to go further inside, about 15mins, and I found a few of small puddles”, he said.

The entrance of the cave is the 2nd entrance of Hoa Huong cave. This man went into the left side of the 2-side cave. Inside this side, there is light and cool breeze blowing in. He went into alone, so he had no courage to go further inside, and just took a bit of water and then turned out. 

In early 2014, Mr. Hoa said that experts from the British Cave Research Association who want to conduct several explorations in caves of Phong Nha and he told them. Mrs. Howard Limbert from the British Cave Research Association (56 years old, the wife of the expert Howard Limbert) took part in the exploration, according to the direction of Mr. Hoa.


In the survey of the cave 2 months ago, Mrs. Deb just only discovered the left branch of the cave with over 900m long, under the direction of Mr. Hoa. And it was the female British expert who suggested the name “Hoa Huong” for the cave, named after this local couple’s name. However, they still unannounced the cave before discovering the cave completely. 

In the March, Mrs. Deb continued to lead a team of 4 experts to explore the right branch of the cave. He said, from the center area of Phong Nha, you go along the Highway 20 Quyet Thang to Km 30 and turn left toward to the trail to get to Hoa Huong cave. This cave is located about 3-4km from Highway 20 Quyet Thang, running on the forest road, but it takes about 3-4hr walk due to the rugged terrain.

After 2 days when the cave had been announced by Howard Limbert, we met Mr. Hoa who just returned from a trip to the forest. This man didn’t retain a career of seeking aquilaria crassna anymore, he nowadays is a chef for a caving tour. After leading the experts to discover the cave, he received an invitation to be a cook for a travel agency to serve caving tours in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park,one of the best place for Vietnam private tours and he can earn 3 million VND a month. That is a big change for the man to help him run out of poverty and can support his family of 5 small children and a wife.

Mr. Howard Limbert, who led the group of 13 experts to explore caves in Quang Binh in the March explaining that, Hoa Huong cave had the entrance at right the place of two branches. The 2nd branch situates on the right of the cave with over 1.8 km in length.

“This is the first time we had an exploration in a cave formed underwater in Quang Binh. My wife had conducted a survey at the cave and realized that the cave is not suitable for tourism development, because it situates so deep underground, but it has a lot of values to the scientists”, Howard Limbert said.

According to the explanation of Mr. Howard Limbert, over 1 million year ago, Hoa Huong cave was situated below a big lake. Groundwater resources ran out of the geological fault circuits to Laos and then formed this cave. Later, the geological changes made the groundwater resources no longer flow through the cave, and instead, they run through Khe Ry cave, En cave and Son Doong cave. 

According to the famous British expert, Hoa Huong cave is the oldest among 311 caves found in Quang Binh so far. 

Talk about the work of finding caves in Quang Binh, Howard Limbert said that he and the members of his team were very grateful and wanted to say many thanks to people like Mr. Hoa.

“They provided useful information, and helped us very much during the discovering of new caves. We also learned a lot of experiences such as how to find groundwater resource, avoid the dangerous animals in the forest in order to survive in the wild nature”, Howard Limbert said.

After finding out Hoa Huong Cave, Mr.Hoa was accepted to be the cook to serve for tours to explore caves in Phong Nha, which gives him favourable condition to raise his children.

On 22th June, Howard Limbert announced 57 recently-discovered caves in Quang Binh by members of the British Cave Research Association, forest rangers of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and experts from Vietnam National University, Hanoi in the exploration in March. Among the new caves, the largest and most beautiful cave is Hoa Huong with many magnificent stalactites and valuable scientific information.

Howard Limbert proposed Quang Binh province to develop tourism in some beautiful new recently-discovered caves such as Tien 2, or Vuc cay Sanh with 850 m long at Km 13, Highway 20 Quyet Thang.

• Besides Vietnam, Bagan of Myanmar is also a good place to visit in Asia. Consider our Bagan Tours to explore this place. Bagan Travel give you chance not only to discover the ancientness but also to learn about history of some mysterious temple like Thatbyinnyu temple

2 Fantastic Homestays in the Central of Vietnam

1. Heron House (in Hoi An)

Heron House is the ideal place for relaxing outside the bustling atmosphere of Hoian town. It will give you the private space during your stays of Hoian travel.


Feature:

Heron House is situated in the peaceful village of Hoian where has the lush rice fields and fresh atmosphere. Also, it is quite near the Cua Dai beach.


Particularly, Heron House is located at My An village, Hoian town and isolated away from busy streets of the old quarter; therefore, it gives you the most relaxing moments.


It is designed with the rich traditional Vietnamese architecture including marble tiles, and wooden chair.


Each room has the total area of 65 sqm with well – equip facilities such as kitchen, dining room, bathroom, comfortable bedding, outdoor swimming pool and large balcony which has the view overlooking the lush rice field.


To get Heron House, you can contact directly with the home – stay and ask their driver to pick up you to get home-stay. Besides, you can discover by yourself going follow Cua Dai street toward to the beach, continue to Le Thanh Tong crossroads, turn right and go further 500m until you see the Lua vang villa on the right hand and the yellow – white bridge on the left hand, and turn into the small street on the right hand, continue to go straight ahead, you will see Heron House.

2. Minh House (in Danang)

Danang not only owns luxury resorts, but also provides many convenient services such as hotels, home - stays. Especially Minh House is the typical example here. 

Feature:

Minh House’s design is the perfect combined style of garden, natural sceneries, and beautiful house. All of them bring you the comfortable feeling when coming into Minh House.


It has the convenient location near the My Khe beach and consists of 5 apartments close together, which are equipped with modern facilities such as kitchen, dining table, sofa table. Besides, each apartment has the private garden behind and public garden.


Built with wooden materials, Minh House gives you the luxury and spacious space and contains up to two adults and two children under the age of 6.


The breakfast is served with the special food of Danang cuisine.


The cost is ranging from 1.2 million/ night/ apartment.


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Advice for Your Trip to Phu Yen

Unspoiled destination, rich cuisine and affordable prices are the reasons why Phu Yen become a hot destination in this summer.Advice for Your Trip to Phu Yen : 

The homeland of "yellow flowers on the green grass" is the name affectionately put by tourists to Phu Yen. Located between two popular tourist destinations including Nha Trang and Quy Nhon, but Phu Yen is really well known after appearing in the film transformed from the work of writer Nguyen Nhat Anh. If you intend to explore this romantic land, the information and suggestions below will be helpful for your trip.
Advice for Your Trip to Phu Yen

Move

From Hanoi and HCMC, tourists can easily come to Phu Yen by road and by air. If do not have a lot of time, you should book flight tickets to Tuy Hoa because the flights taking passengers to the city and go back are available every day.

Currently, there are two airlines Jetstar flights and Vietjet exploring flights to Phu Yen, the ticket price (excluding taxes, fees) is about 590,000 VND / way. However, at some point, the air lines also provide ticket of 0 VND to help visitors have the opportunity to possess the cheaper ticket. Flight time from Hanoi to Phu Yen is about 1h40 minutes.

Tuy Hoa airport is about 10 minutes travelling by car from the city center. Here, buses to the city is not available, so you can catch a taxi which is waiting outside.
Advice for Your Trip to Phu Yen

Accommodation

Flights usually arrive to Tuy Hoa at noon, so you should go to the hotel to rest before starting to explore. The city has two 5-star hotels including CenDuluxe and Vietstar resort, 2 4-star hotels of Kaya and Saigon - Phu Yen, one 3-star hotel – Hung Vuong (the Hung Kings). All these 5 hotels are not close to the sea, but the move to the beach is still quite convenient. Lowest room rate from 420,000 VND to one million a night.

Long Beach is the only hotel located right on the beach in Tuy Hoa, the room price is about 600,000 dong. In addition, the city also many clean and beautiful motels whose price is about 150,000 VND and higher.
Advice for Your Trip to Phu Yen

Discovering

Three days are long enough for you to visit the tourist attractions of the "land of yellow flowers on the green grass." From Tuy Hoa, you can plan to go towards the south and the north. The suggested itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Relic Vung Ro - Mui Dien - Dam Mon - This route is about 35 km from Tuy Hoa. Here, you will hear stories about the history of the ship without numbers in Vung Ro Bay, check-in the easternmost point on land of Vietnam and go swimming in Mon beach.

Day 2: Xuan Dai Bay - Mằng Lăng Church – Da Dia Reef - Ganh Ong - Xep beach. The farthest point of this line is nearly 60 km from the city. With this route, you can choose to swim on Xuan Dai Bay of Xep beach. These are places having white sand, clear water and not too big waves are, sloping shoreline, which is perfect for relaxing.

Day 3: You take your rest time exploring the city, or enjoy yourself in the cool water of the sea of Tuy Hoa. The beach in the city is kilometers long with blue water, white sand and smooth waves, however, there are not a lot of services.
Advice for Your Trip to Phu Yen

Entertaining

The night service in Tuy Hoa is not too rich but also very interesting. In particular, you should not ignore the art program held at the foot of Nhan Tower on evening Saturday weekly. The program starts from 19h30 on the them of Phu Yen- the attractive and friendly destination with dancing, singing performances varied in each session. Among them, the "specialties" to mention include Bai Choi, ho khoan, ho ba trao, giao duyen (love singing), Phu Yen folk song, , Cham dance...

Karaoke bars Phu Moi, Hung Phu in Tuy Hoa often serve till 23:30, in addition, a number of bars, clubs serve later, around 1 am.
Advice for Your Trip to Phu Yen

Eating

The specialty of Phu Yen is tuna, which is processed into dishes such as tuna’s eyes stew with traditional medicine or tuna fillet wrapped in broccoli. Addresses for reference are the restaurants on Le Duan, Le Loi, Tran Hung Dao Streets in the city, the price is 20,000 dong for a bowl of tuna eye and 100,000 VND for a serving of salad.
Advice for Your Trip to Phu Yen

Additionally, kinds of seafood such as mantis shrimp, oysters, cockles ..., chicken hotpot, balut soup ... are also dishes you should try.

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