The most beautiful road of Mu Cang Chai is from the Than Uyen district to Mu Cang Chai district and Nghia Lo town. This time I did not come to the rural Mu Cang Chai of Yen Bai province by the route that I’ve usually come; instead, I went from from Lai Chau province to Binh Lu and Tam Duong. From here I took a motorcycle taxi with a cost that is five times higher than regular bus service in order to get to this foggy town, which is located in Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Mu Cang Chai has a magnificent view. National Highway 32, which is operated by China, was named Huu Nghi, is 60 kilometers long. It is extended from Nam Phat to Kim 3-way Intersection, which was built in 1971. This highway is now paved and is surrounded by beautiful white Bauhinia flowers. Another wonderful sight on the highway is the presence of Nam Kim waterfall, which flows from 2985 meter- Pung Lung peak and passes by ten towns of Mu Cang Chai. This creates a beautiful and romantic scenery for Mu Cang Chai. It is foggy throughout the entire winter here at Mu Cang Chai. On average, fog surrounds Mu Cang Chai for about 40 to 60 days. Mu Cang Chai has two blooming seasons. During winter, we can see wild red peach flowers bloom all over the forest, which are called “hoa to day” by the native Hmong that live here. Winter is also the blooming season of white plum flowers, while March is the season of Bauhinia flowers. I am always amazed by the gorgeous white Bauhinia that bloom on several mountain passes such as Pha Din (Dien Bien Phu city), Son La, or Ma (entrance to Moc Chau plateau). But the breathtaking scenery that impresses me the most is the sight of white Bauhinia nearby Nam Kim waterfall. It is worth a trip to come here to see these beautiful flowers and be amazed by the wonder of nature. Another beautiful scenery of Mu Cang Chai, the district of Yen Bai province, which is on the north of Lao Cai and also on the south of Son La, is the sight of green terrace. The dry season begins from November to May while the rainy season (monsoon) begins from June. The native Hmong at Mu Cang Chai created terrace, a type of farming that is made up of many “steps”. Terrace is used to grow crops that need irrigation such as rice crops. The governor of Yen Bai province is now registering this wonderful type of farming to be the cultural heritage of Vietnam. In this 2150 hectare (5313 acre) of terrace, each paddy field is formed in a unique and spectacular way. Another thing that makes the terrace in Mu Cang Chai look magnificent is that it is formed on the slopes of high mountains, in which Nam Kim River flows by. On the opposite of Mo De town (2100-meter-high) is Lao Chai Son village (1776 meter high). A little farther away, there is Hang Gang hamlet. And a little farther down, there is Ta Dong (1900 meter high). Up to Che Tao is La Hang (2050-meter-high) and Phu Ba (2512 meter high). The key features of Mu Cang Chai Beside the beautiful green terrace, the forest here at Mu Cang Chai is also very impressive. There are 30,000 hectares (74132 acre) of old-growth or primary forest. In the old-growth forest, there is a natural reserve, which protects many wild plants and animals. The rarest animals at this natural reserve are the Rufous-necked Hornbill birds (Aceros nipalensis). There are only about 30 of them at Mu Cang Chai and Phu Nat National Park. Other rare animals are the Black Crested Gibbons, which are about 100 of them that live at Muong La (Mu Cang Chai) and they are currently protected by FFI (Fauna and Flora International). One famous local type of fruit is “tao Meo”, or rose apples, with scientific name Docynia indica. The native at Mu Cang Chai said these rose apples grow naturally. Rose apple trees will bear fruits in September. I have eaten rose apples at Sa Pa, a district at Lao Cai province in north-west Vietnam. These apples were so bitter that I had to eat them with salt. However, they have a very distinctive taste that makes me want to eat them again. The wine made from rose apples is delicious. At the love market in Sapa, I saw many native HMong and Dao girls were happy when their partners offered them rose apple wine. It would be pretty interesting to have a sip of wine while listening to “ken la”, an instrument made from leaves. One rose apple tree can produce 500 kilograms of apples each season while there are 2000 hectares (4942 acres) of rose apple trees at Mu Cang Chai. It is obvious to see how abundant rose apples are at this northern district of Vietnam.

Vietnam in list of top countries for solo travelers Friday, September 26th, 2014 - 4:12 AM

This September, Vietnam is ranked sixth in list of top countries for solo travelers by the top tourism website Travel and Leisure made. The list is chosen relying on two main factors: the safety and the happiness. It means that these countries have to guarantee visitors’ safety and must be a happy place to live.

Ngan- unique seafood of HaLong. Friday, July 25th, 2014 - 3:44 AM

Ha Long is not only known as a beautiful Bay but also has delicious seafood. This is Ngan. Ngan is bigger than Clam and has many times more nutritious than Clam. It also can treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, arthritis, anemia. Ngan is abundant and easy to catch in the summer-autumn season because they often burrow deeper into the sand during the winter. Experienced anglers in Quang Ninh say it is not easy to catch the clam, which live in saltwater and can only be caught when the tide is low. Local find them by scanning the sand for the tiny holes they create.

Mui Ne sand dunes, Sapa, the Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc Island and the Cu Chi tunnels are Vietnam’s destinations that are listed the 19 destinations in Southeast Asia

The ranked second place is Phu Quoc Island, Mui Ne sand dunes in fourth, the Mekong Delta at the 8th position, 9 th adjacent belonged Sapa and the last is Cu Chi tunnels at the 18th position.

Beside Vietnam, other destinations in Asia countries are in list, include Pai, Mae Sot, White Temple, Ko Lanta, Chiang Dao (Thailand), Bagan, Ngwe Saung Beach, Inle Lake, Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar), Cameron Highlands (Malaysia), Marina Bay Sands (Singapore), Luang Prabang (Laos), Kep and Angkor Wat (Cambodia).

Soak up the sun where white sands and tropical waters entice beachgoers from all over the globe. Snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing are the most popular water sports here. Phu Quoc Island never has a shortage of places to explore and experience while enjoying your holiday on Phu Quoc. Rent a motorbike for your journey and drive around the red dirt roads of this island paradise is the thing that you should not miss.

Although Mui Ne is not far from Saigon, but these sand dunes seem like they belong on another continent entirely. Sled, bike, or just freely frolic down both white and red mountains of bliss is easy for you. You can visit the Fairy Stream, a magical river with a soft, sandy bottom that flows between dry rocks.

Floating markets are special culture in Mekong Delta where is called the largest rice producing of Vietnam. Friendly locals will gladly let you sample their fruit that sold on their boat. Then biking passed the impressive rice paddies is good memory.

The bright green or yellow of Terraced fields are dotted with the colorful clothes of ethnic minority and roofs of French colonial villas are on your view when you travel to SaPa. The grill and boil foods such as pork meats, eggs, corn, Vietnamese potatoes and Tao Meo wine are popular, they are sold on the street, don't forget to try.

During the Vietnam War, Viet Cong soldiers used these narrow tunnels as their house. There have serving communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and countless guerrilla fighters, living places, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, control centers and cooking spaces where they can stay to sleep and active within many days at once. Experiencing wartime revealed more obviously, when you are enjoying disk boiled cassava, eat together salt and sugar and drink hot tea in the middle of the tunnels.

In order to keep away from overcrowding during peak hours, causing congestion at terminal gates and will be hard to serve passengers, Danang city opened the second tourism information center at the Da Nang International Airport’s national arrival station.

There had a tourist information service which was located at the first floor lobby domestic terminal.

From 28- May- 2014, Jetstar Pacific Airlines is providing two international routes from Hanoi and Da Nang City to Macau (China). There will be two round-trip flights between Da Nang and Macau (China) per day. Flights depart Da Nang International Airport at 11:5 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. as well as Macau (China) at 9:00 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. (local time). Moreover, as expected, Da Nang will open two new routes from Da Nang to Hong Kong and Da Nang to Japan in July- 2014, the foreign visitors would increase. Therefore, the construction of the second tourist information desk at the international airport of Da Nang will contribute to providing the free necessary publications for tourists to Da Nang as international tourism map, brochure, information about hotels, tour operators, destinations. - one of hotel reservation renowned website professed the annual list of votes prominent Asia Destinations, Da Nang City honored in list.

This vote did not base on the most famous destinations and is best prized, nor honor the lesser-known places or less visitors visit. Agoda voted only destinations on the tourist boom, where visitors can easily experience and attracting a large number of travel experts (who discover new places)

Rob Rosenstein- the CEO of said, "As previous years, the list of prominent destinations in Asia 2014 will provide visitors plenty of choices, from a developing city Myanmar to the city's unique culture of Japan. They will offer great, new and exciting experiences trip. "

Agoda evaluated Danang is a major coastal city and is the gateway to travel many celebrated attractions of Vietnam. It has developed rapidly speed with numerous hotels and a new commercial center are built; infrastructure is also invested. From here, travelers can visit two famous world heritages nearby are My Son Sanctuary and the ancient town of Hoi An. Moreover, travelers can walk in scenic Marble Mountains, Da Nang Windsurfing, explore caves, visit the Cham Museum and enjoy delicious cuisine of Vietnam in Da Nang.