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  • Hoa Co Villas opened in July

    Hoa Co Villas opened in July

    Located between Hoi An ancient town and Cua Dai Beach, Hoa Co Villas opened in July on an area of 2,600 sq m surrounded by the peaceful and romantic Co Co River to the front and green rice fields to the back. Hoa Co Villas consists of six luxurious villas, each with five rooms designed with a touch of traditional Hoi An architecture combined with modern luxury. Each villa has private living and dining rooms for the whole family to get together for breakfast or dinner and a private outdoor BBQ. Hoa Co Villas is offering an opening promotion of VND1,150,000 per room per night and VND5,000,000 per night for a villa of five rooms including breakfast. Hoa Co Villas and Palm Garden Resort are also cooperating to provide more luxurious services. The exclusive offer is VND1,640,000/ room/ night or VND7,250,000 per  night for a villa with five rooms, including a stay at Hoa Co Villas and buffet breakfast at the Palm Garden Resort. Contact: 252 Cua Dai, Hoi An. Tel: (028) 3845 7304, email: cuong.pham@hoacovillas.com.vn, or visit www.hoacovillas.com.vn.

  • Hoi An - Japan Cultural Exchange

    The Hoi An - Japan Cultural Exchange is a specific cultural event organised annually since 2003 in Hoi An. This year’s event will present a series of interesting activities, including a photography exhibition entitled ‘The diversity of Vietnam culture’ by Réhahn, a photography and object exhibition about Cham Island, the Hoi An - Japan handicraft exhibition, the Hoi An - Japan art exchange held at the An Hoi Sculpture Garden, ‘Hoi An - Japan and tourists’ boat racing on the Hoai River, a street art exchange including Yosakoi dance, a judo and karatedo performance, and ‘The wedding procession of Princess Ngoc Hoa and Japanese trader Araki Sotaro’ late on the afternoon of 19 and 20 August around the Japanese Covered Bridge area. There are also many folk arts for tourists to experience, such as coconut leaf folding, paper lantern making, pot breaking games, origami folding, and Vietnamese and Japanese games for children. For more information visit www.hoianworldheritage.org.vn.

  • Precious Heritage Collection by Rehahn

    Precious Heritage Collection by Rehahn

    Photographer Réhahn will hold an outdoor exhibition featuring 40 of his photographs, to present rich and diverse ethnic culture in Vietnam. His famous portraits of kids and old women from around the country represent groups numbering in the hundreds of thousands to as few as the hundreds, like the O Du, while the unique portrait of a Ro Mam required he wait three years for permission to visit them in their remote village. All of the people in his photos are wearing their traditional costumes. According to Rehahn, they all symbolise ancestral customs, ancient knowledges passed on from one generation to another, the challenge to protect it and the hope of keeping it alive. ‘The most efficient way to preserve the culture of the ethnic groups is to promote them outside their community, to create a sense of pride for their heritage and ancient customs,’ he said. ‘Sometimes, you need someone else’s vision to make you realise what you have.’

  • Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort recently held its soft opening.

    Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort recently held its soft opening.

    Situated by the serene Co Co River with stunning views overlooking the nipa forest and Hoi An’s suburbs, the resort features a blend of East meets West in architecture and all facilities to provide a superb and comfortable stay in keeping with international four+-star resorts, such as spacious, elegant guestrooms, an array of cuisine outlets, a spa and wellness centre, leisure and recreational facilities, including a gym, yoga classes, a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool integrated with a Jacuzzi, water sports, a private beach, and a kids area, as well as tour services. Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort will officially welcome tourists from 1 August, with plenty of special offerings and packages. Visit www.silksenseresort.com.

  • LASTING LEATHER

    LASTING LEATHER

    The Phuoc Hai Company, which manufactures leather bags, purses, wallets and belts, opened its Crocodile Shop in the ancient town of Hoi An in June.

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  • Nipa Palm afforestation tours available in Hoi An

    Nipa Palm afforestation tours available in Hoi An

    Tours of nipa palm forests will soon be offered by local tour operator Vo Tan Tan that allow tourists to participate in afforestation efforts in Cam Thanh commune, Hoi An. The tour will allow visitors to explore and learn about the wetland’s ecological system and plant trees in the 300-year-old forest, while contributing to protecting the environment.

    Cam Thanh villagers have been planting nipa palm trees for the last 100 years to protect the commune from the Thu Bon River. The forest is part of the internationally-recognised Cham Island-Hoi An bio-reserve, a popular eco-tour destination.

    Tan, a local craftsman who was the first local person to make bicycles 50% made from bamboo, has also launched a bamboo craft tour to Cam Thanh, where visitors can learn how to make bamboo souvenirs or take part in waterway clean-up tours by kayak along the Thu Bon River, the nipa palm forests in the commune, and the Hoai River, a tributary of the Thu Bon River.

  • Boutique Cam Thanh Resort in Hoi An has just opened

    Located in the Bay Mau coconut forest, a famous attraction in Hoi An, the resort is inspired by traditional Vietnamese villages and features red tiles, bamboo rafters, and coconut leaf roofs. The resort has 40 rooms and villas situated in three distinctive areas, each with their own swimming pool. It also boasts Ngon Café, Nón Bar, and The Lúa Restaurant, which can host up to 300 guests and serves authentic Quang Nam and Vietnamese cuisine with a touch of Western delicacy. Nestled among the water coconut forest, the Dua Spa is a little gem for those looking to be pampered by the region’s top masseuses. The resort also has a public exhibition area that takes guests through the rich history and culture of the Cam Thanh region. During the soft opening, Boutique Cam Thanh Resort is offering a 30% discount on its Best Flexible rate, a ‘Stay 3 Pay 2’ package, and many other promotions valid from 15 August to 31 December. For bookings or more information, call (028) 3939 0899 or email:sales@boutquehoianresort.com.

  • Authentic Hoi An

    Authentic Hoi An

    Located in the heart of Hoi An’s old quarter, Home Hoi An Vietnamese Restaurant reflects the spectacular cuisine of the charming ancient town in a setting reminiscent of a French townhouse with a warm and elegant setting.

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  • New tourism site opens in Quang Nam

    New tourism site opens in Quang Nam

    The Ky Anh tunnel national historical relic site and the Tam Thanh community art village in Tam Ky city have been opened to the public as part of the Heritage Festival 2017 now underway in the central province of Quang Nam.

    A record was set for Vietnam’s first and largest collection of coracles at Tam Thanh village. As many as 111 painted coracles are on display along the road running along the beach and there are five art installations of coracles, representing local culture and values.

    The 32-km Ky Anh tunnels were built in 1965 in Tam Ky city during Vietnam’s war of resistance against the US. The tunnels are between 0.5 and 0.8 metres wide and 0.8 and 1 metres high and were recognised as a national historical relic site in 1997.

    Tam Ky city has also set up a home-stay community, with the participation of ten households, along with sightseeing tours along the Truong Giang River.

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