• CHRISTMAS FUN

    CHRISTMAS FUN

    There are loads of things to see and do in both Hanoi and HCMC during the Christmas season.

  • COUNTRYSIDE COMES TO LIFE

    COUNTRYSIDE COMES TO LIFE

    The stage show ‘The Mist’ at the HCMC Opera House is a perfect reflection of country life at dawn.

  • COLONIAL CONSERVATION

    COLONIAL CONSERVATION

    Hue is proposing to develop a number of museums that will reside in old French villas and this gives some hope they may be saved from demolition.

  • RACING THROUGH REMOTENESS

    RACING THROUGH REMOTENESS

    The Vietnam Mountain Bike Marathon, the toughest mountain bike race in the country, was held around Sapa town in the northern province of Lao Cai from 4 to 6 November and saw 50...

  • WALK TO WATER

    WALK TO WATER

    Just an hour’s motorbike ride out of Nha Trang, Mau Springs - Bau Waterfall is ideal for those interested in hiking and unspoilt natural scenery.

Bits & Pieces

  • ‘Redrawing Folk Paintings’

    ‘Redrawing Folk Paintings’

    12:00 AM,01 - 11:59 PM,28 February

    Nest by AIA, 4th Floor, Tower B, Vincom Center 191 Ba Trieu St., Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi

  • ‘Listen Differently: Urban String’

    ‘Listen Differently: Urban String’

    08:00 PM,13 - 11:59 PM,13 February

    Rec Room, 20th floor, Hanoi Creative City, 1 Luong Yen St., Hai Ba Trung Dist, Hanoi

  • Heritage Art Museum

    Heritage Art Museum

    12:00 AM,01 - 11:59 PM,28 February

    26 Phan Boi Chau, Hoi An,, Quang Nam

TRAVEL NEWS

Dong Lac Communal House reopens to tourists

February 07,2017 04:00 AM

The Dong Lac Communal House in Hanoi, which features traditional cultural values, has recently been reopened to tourists after restoration. Located at 38 Hang Dao Street, the house worships the gods of Cao Son, Linh Lang, and Bach Ma. Various silk products based ...+

The Dong Lac Communal House in Hanoi, which features traditional cultural values, has recently been reopened to tourists after restoration. Located at 38 Hang Dao Street, the house worships the gods of Cao Son, Linh Lang, and Bach Ma. Various silk products based on 17th century Le Dynasty styles are also sold, as are other craft products such as Do paper, embroidery and lacquer.

The house has been severely damaged over time. In 1941 it was rebuilt for residential and retail and in 1956 was used as a convenience store. In 2000, Hanoi authorities worked with the French city of Toulouse to restore the communal house. In 2004 it was recognised as a national heritage site by the Ministry of Culture and Information, to introduce traditional building techniques combined with modern restoration techniques.

New General Manager of the Pullman Danang Beach Resort

Welcome

Mr Christian Bernkopf has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Pullman Danang Beach Resort. A German national with extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Christian has spent the last ten years of his career living and working in Asia. He has ...+

Mr Christian Bernkopf has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Pullman Danang Beach Resort. A German national with extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Christian has spent the last ten years of his career living and working in Asia. He has worked at Centara Hotels & Resorts and the Minor Hotel Group, Hyatt on the Bund hotel in Shanghai, and the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin. He joined AccorHotels in 2015, becoming General Manager of the luxurious Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort & Spa in Thailand.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa has recently opened its doors to the public

New Faces

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa has recently opened its doors to the public, making it the first international luxury hotel brand on Kien Giang province’s Phu Quoc Island. As the latest resort designed by Bill Bensley, it offers a ...+

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa has recently opened its doors to the public, making it the first international luxury hotel brand on Kien Giang province’s Phu Quoc Island. As the latest resort designed by Bill Bensley, it offers a selection of 243 lavish rooms, suites, apartments and villas. At a 54 square metre minimum, the resort’s guestrooms provide generous space for indulgence. The design narrative is based on a mythical academy of learning, with each building on the premises modelled after an academic department. The emerald colour of the ocean paints a perfect backdrop to the palate on which the architecture thrives. The resort features three restaurants and contemporary bars. The Tempus Fugit (meaning ‘Time Flies’ in English) offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine, contemporary Japanese dishes, and classic French delights. The Red Rum is the beachside seafood grill, while The Pink Pearl serves exquisite Cantonese cuisine in a splendid beachfront mansion. And the Chemistry Bar offers delicious elixirs while guests admire beautiful Emerald Bay. Opening rates start from VND9,000,000 ($400) including breakfast for two and a daily VND1,100,000 ($50) resort credit. Visit: www.marriott.com

Culture

PROPER APPRECIATION

PROPER APPRECIATION

There has been some concern expressed over possible misunderstandings about UNESCO’s recognition of the belief of the Mother Goddesses of the Three...

Life

GOOD TIMES CONTINUE

GOOD TIMES CONTINUE

Returning to work after Tet doesn’t always involve working.

Travel

PROTECTING ANCIENT HANOI

Destinations

PROTECTING ANCIENT HANOI

Special temples stand strong against all-comers at four points around Vietnam’s capital, dating back to when it was known as Thang Long.

GETTING TOGETHER

Travel in Style

GETTING TOGETHER

Bac Ha Weekly Market is a colourful spectacle as local minorities and tourists come to buy or sell local produce and other life necessities.

CASUALLY CHIC & MODERN

Hotels & Resorts

CASUALLY CHIC & MODERN

One of Phu Quoc Island’s newest resorts, Sol Beach House Phu Quoc offers guests everything expected of a quality beachside destination.

Review

Environmental concern

As is the custom, The Guide again visited a host of destinations and hotels and resorts this year to gain a sense of the state of Vietnam’s tourism industry.

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