• Idyllic surrounds

    Idyllic surrounds

    Once visiting Hon Son Island, you’ll always want to return to immerse yourself in the poetic scenery of coconut groves and white sandy beaches while nibbling on delicious seafood...

  • Pretty petals

    Pretty petals

    Dalat is readying itself for the seventh holding of the Dalat Flower Festival in late December

  • A WAY WITH WEAVING

    A WAY WITH WEAVING

    The Lo Lo Hoa people in Vietnams north boast some of the most intricately-created clothing found in the country.

  • Storied past

    Storied past

    Tales of gods and natural rock formations make a visit to Tuy Hoa an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.

  • Up close and personal

    Up close and personal

    Hiking gives visitors an unhurried experience amid Vietnam’s stunning natural surroundings.

Bits & Pieces

  • ‘CARMEN’

    ‘CARMEN’

    07:00 PM,23 - 08:00 PM,24 November

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi

  • Craft Link Bazaar

    Craft Link Bazaar

    09:00 AM,18 - 04:30 PM,18 November

    Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen Rd., Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi

  • A Night of Italian Music

    A Night of Italian Music

    08:00 PM,08 - 11:59 PM,08 November

    Opera House, Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

TRAVEL NEWS

NEW TRIP SHORTENS TIME EXPLORING SON DOONG

November 07,2017 02:30 PM

From next year, visitors will be able to see the world’s largest cave, Son Doong in central Quang Binh province, more easily, by overcoming ‘Vietnam’s Great Wall’ - a stalagmite formation nearly 100 metres tall near the end of the cave, shortening the time needed ...+

From next year, visitors will be able to see the world’s largest cave, Son Doong in central Quang Binh province, more easily, by overcoming ‘Vietnam’s Great Wall’ - a stalagmite formation nearly 100 metres tall near the end of the cave, shortening the time needed for trips from five days and four nights to four days and three nights. The new trip is being offered following a three-month pilot. Ladders with rubber padding are used, to avoid any impact on the wall. A 65-metre-long slope at the top of the ladder is navigated with help from ropes, allowing visitors to climb to the top of the wall. They no longer have to return the way they came, and can exit the cave at this point.

AVANI Hotels & Resorts has new General Manager

Welcome

AVANI Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr Hieu Tong as General Manager of AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa. A Vietnamese national, Mr Hieu studied international hospitality in Australia and has more than a decade of hotel management experience. ...+

AVANI Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr Hieu Tong as General Manager of AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa. A Vietnamese national, Mr Hieu studied international hospitality in Australia and has more than a decade of hotel management experience. After starting his hospitality career with the pre-opening team at the Park Hyatt Saigon, he progressed to rooms and revenue management at some of Vietnam’s leading city hotels and resorts, including the Sofitel and InterContinental in HCMC, Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, and Grand Mercure in Danang. In 2014, Mr Hieu took on his first role as General Manager, at Mercure Hanoi La Gare, and prior to joining AVANI he was Deputy Director at the BRG Group’s Hospitality Division.

Sherwood Suites

New Faces

Sherwood Suites, a member of the Lifestyle and Residence collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, has recently opened and welcomed guests. Nestled in the heart of HCMC’s leafy and historic District 3 and managed by the Windsor Property Management Group (WMC ...+

Sherwood Suites, a member of the Lifestyle and Residence collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, has recently opened and welcomed guests. Nestled in the heart of HCMC’s leafy and historic District 3 and managed by the Windsor Property Management Group (WMC Group), Sherwood Suites boasts 157 luxury apartments ranging from studios to one- and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses. All have fully-equipped kitchens, stunning marble-lined bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and free wi-fi access. It also has a private restaurant serving Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, including Vietnamese favourites, a pool deck, a pool bar where guests can sip on cocktails, a 24-hour gymnasium equipped with the latest Technogym equipment, and a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath. Sherwood Suites is offering an opening promotion. For more information, contact (028) 3888 8866 or visit www.sherwoodsuites.vn.

Culture

Pretty petals

Pretty petals

Dalat is readying itself for the seventh holding of the Dalat Flower Festival in late December

Life

FOR BODY & MIND

FOR BODY & MIND

The benefits of yoga have gained in recognition over the last decade in Vietnam.

Travel

A PLACE TO ESCAPE

Destinations

A PLACE TO ESCAPE

Those in HCMC can find the perfect spot for outdoor activities and water sports just 20 km from downtown.

Up close and personal

Travel in Style

Up close and personal

Hiking gives visitors an unhurried experience amid Vietnam’s stunning natural surroundings.

“Have a peachy day”

Hotels & Resorts

“Have a peachy day”

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi held a gastronomic event called “Have a peachy day” at La Veranda restaurant in 9 November.

Review

TESTING THE WATERS

As in previous years, The Guide conducted a review of hotels and resorts from the north to the south of Vietnam.

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