Monday, September 15, 2014

Minh Mang Mausoleum (Hieu Lang)

Minh Mang's tomb is a vestige of the relics of the ancient capital of Hue was recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage Date 11-12-1993. Located in Huong Tho commune, Huong Tra district, Thua Thien Hue.

From the 7th year of Minh Mang (1826), the king had sent to find land to build the mausoleum, but 14 years later to select the location and architectural design projects. Le Van Duc is the person who found out the good and the king was promoted to second grade. April - 1840 The King came to inspect and rename Cam Ke mountain to Hieu Son. He ordered the grand Truong Dang Que, Bui Cong Huyen to survey the terrain and measure land.


They draw the entire hills, streams, rivers and schematic architectural projects... The king was very pleased and sent fabric, cash bonus for them.

By May 9-1840, the court mobilized 3,000 soldiers and workers on the ground and adjusts the setting within the La Thanh architectural surroundings. Two courtiers Secretary and Ha Duy Truong Dang Que turns up field supervision.

20-1-1841 Minh Mang died at the age of 50. One month later (20-2-1841), King Thieu Tri ordered the grand Ta Quang Cu, Ha Duy version, Nguyen Huu Le, Nguyen Tri Phuong Ton Street took over to build the mausoleum. That nearly one thousand imperial soldiers and hunters in the Army and the Ministry of Industry worked: 7 trustees defend Power 140 team members, 7000 Cote soldiers, and more than 2,000 hybrid and mechanic service. The king ordered Truong Dang Que frequent urge and check thoughtfully the building.


The coffin of King Minh Mang was buried in Buu in 20-8-1841 and stele "Holy Lord God of" up dated 25-1-1842, but until 1943, the mausoleum was completed according to the king Minh Mang project.

Minh Mang Mausoleum is an overall size of 40 architectural projects large and small, located in a hilly area, cool lakes. The whole mausoleum is like a human body laying his head on a high hill in the area, limbs outstretched nearby confluence.

Inside La Thanh, the buildings are arranged symmetrically, symmetrical pairs through spindle radial wheel. All are arranged in a strict order, systematic; tell your personality and the style of King Minh Mang.

At the front steering, sparse density architecture, clear, deep branch, as thick architecture. The contemporary architecture introduced in three areas Gia Long tomb architecture is added together horizontally, vertically to lie in a single axis of Minh Mang Mausoleum. They took advantage of that land and the hills to gradually raise the height of the buildings.

There are natural charm was embellished to make the backdrop for the buildings. The master architect today must also be impressed by the amazing visual art of Minh Mang Mausoleum.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Three essentials things to travel to Con Dao

Con Dao was a tourist destination where attracts tourists both domestic and international, located in Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

Con Dao is known for its crystal clear beaches, white sand enchanted tourists around when you arrive. Con Dao has pristine beaches, fresh seafood, indigenous sincere, island and many majestic historic places. You should note down something before travelling to Con Dao.


1. How to get there?

Currently, only two airlines that trip to Con Dao Vietnam Airlines and Air Mekong. Often the trips to transit through Ho Chi Minh City. 4th and Air Mekong 6 weekly flights from Hanoi guy to Con Dao. However, depending on the number of visitors that you may still have to transit, could very well very fast transit time, you still have to carry hand luggage off the plane, into the lounge area and then back to the correct machine that flight.

From Co Ong Airport, Con Dao is far away from the center of town about 12 km. You can take a taxi; there are always cars available at the airport. However, these hotels usually have a shuttle service at the airport. You need to make a reservation. If you could not make any promptly reservations, you can book at the hotel desk representative at the airport.

On the island there is only a single gas station, so it should be noted to the level of gasoline. Motorcycle Rental 100,000 VND/ bike.

2. Where to stay?

If you want to stay in the hotel with beach, you should select Con Dao resort on Nguyen Duc Thuan street. It is very near central and easy to find places to eat. The hotel as Saigon Con Dao Resort, ATC Resort is located on Ton Duc Thang Street with stunning sea view, clean and good service. However it does not have its own beach.

The average price of a room here at 1-1.5 million per room. Therefore, you should choose carefully when booking online, not "resort" which also features a private beach as default. If you want to recuperate the Sixpences Con Dao resort is a great choice, however, this hotel near the airport, away from the heart, not suitable for eating, entertainment. A good selection, appointment, cheap again is the small hotel; motel cost about 300,000-500,000 dong.  Fresh seafood on the island is very good. A dish not to be missed is the red grouper. It is Con Dao's specialties. Price range 800,000 700.000- / weight. Especially as the price of the restaurants here are quite similar to each other, so there is not much choice. You can also eat at Phuong Hanh, a small shop in the city, sitting under contract luxuriant trees, cool, delicious food, but it looks unprofessional by Tri Century. The seafood stalls and lots of good food, have slow cooking, serving little sloppy because few people.

There is not too much food and service in Con Dao but it is a pleasant spot to relax.

3. The historic places in Con Dao

Grave martyr Vo Thi Sau at Hang Duong cemetery is a destination that you should not miss. You can visit the cemetery at midnight because cemeteries are crowded at that time. Offerings and fruits should be prepared from home, because there is nobody selling these things there. Offering mirror is indispensable. Also, you should bring white flower. Vo Thi Sau is regarded as holy people. Many couples often come to offering flower and pray to get lucky.

You should visit Phi Yen temple.  This temple leaned against the mountain overlooking the lotus pond and large cooler. The architecture of the temples looks peaceful.


Con Dao prison: There are 19 relics which are divided into two periods, the prison during the French and American. The French prison time: Phu Son, Phu Hai in right in the center so very convenient to visit. Barn area, tiger cages are hell on earth. Barn area now remains classified tunnel, where the enemy is full of urine fall, soaking prisoners arrested chest.

On the main island, you must visit Dam Trau beach. Mountain embraces the beach in an arc so it is such a very calm beach with white smooth sand. Especially, the beaches on the island are a combination of green mountains in the distance, combined with white sand beaches and undulating stone.

You should hire canoes to visit Canh Dao Bay, the second largest island after a coup Kunlun. It has mangroves and the beautiful coast. You can dive among coral islands. However, there is no food out here, so if you want to come here you must bring food.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rain Festival in Da Lat 2014

The event is a highlight in the series of activities of "Exciting Summer Highland" - Dalat. The festival’s program in coherence with the cultural and artistic activities, sports which will create a very special festival promising to attract more tourists to Da Lat.


The festival will begin with coffee Space program "Wait for rain". The program is held during the festival at Lam Vien Square and Thuy Ta Restaurant. Coming here, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy coffee along Ho Xuan Huong lake.

In addition, here will take place exhibition and artwork "Romantic Dalat in rain" in the garden of the restaurant and gracefully decorated with romantic space, subtle combination of umbrellas and flowers. The exhibition is the meeting point of the famous works of the rain in Da Lat of many skillful photographers. Lam Vien Square will take place  many activities  such as dating in the rain, jumping rope, throwing balloons, soccer ...


In space Fountain Square Lam, Fashion Contest "Catwalk Dalat rain" will be held with special content such as fashion rain umbrella fashion, the catwalk ... Guests will be immersed in the romantic melody of rain shows Acoustic style and cuisine of Da Lat with coffee, tea, wine ...

Festival Rain - Da Lat 2014 promises to be one of most attractive event in Da Lat in particular and Lam Dong province in general, to contribute to the goals of Lam Dong tourism industry set to reach 4.8 million tourists in 2014.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Preparations for travelling in this fall - winter season

Warm clothing is essential. Long-sleeved T-shirt, jeans, and leather jacket, windbreaker, rain jacket is the best choice to wear in the cold weather. Girls should not wear short skirts. Clothing should be dark to avoid getting dirty and help the body absorb more heat.

Shoes should be soft. Do not wear high heels your feet will get pain easily.  You should have an anti water shoe to walk in the rain.



If you travel in Europe, Korea, Japan, China and the United States during the period from early November to early March, you should bring a thick sweater, thick socks, gloves, scarves and beanie.

When you have a cold, you can apply some wind oil, but should not be applied when you are outdoors, because the oil becomes cold when it has wind. It is the best way to use warm towel to wipe the face, neck, arms and legs when you get cold.

When you go to cold countries, you should not drink ice water, because cold water makes your body temperature down quickly.

Cold Climate easy to do for chapped skin, dry lips, the girls should bring hand lotion, hand lotion, and lip moisturizer to apply before you go out.

In cold weather, you should not shower and wash your hair with hot water so as to make the scalp dry.

And of course, you do not forget to bring the essential items like medicine headache, abdominal pain, drugs for your personal, private bandwidth ...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thung Nham Bird Park in Ninh Binh

Located deeply in the mountains and far from residential areas, Thung Nham is known to be home to many migratory birds. Besides watching birds, you can also explore the caves on the water and in the mountains.

In terms of administrative boundaries, Thung Nham is located in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district. Bird Valley is surrounded by tropical forest strips on Limestone Mountains, with valleys and caves. Thung Chim time has been put into exploitation in tourism (due to company trade Tourism and Business Student establishment), with landscape items, in areas including Accommodation, restaurants, amusement parks for team building activities. However, if you only need to watch the birds, they also organize tickets reserved for this activity. The following article will provide some information about tourist attractions Thung Nham.


Travel from Hanoi along National Highway 1A, when to fall 3 large gates you turn right, follow the directions to Tam Coc tourist area. Drive straight, go through the Tam Coc, Bich Dong Pagoda oriented, close to the temple will have one 3-way split, watched you turn left signposted. From here you will just drive straight to Cliff Valley resorts.

The first area you will see the boat ticket. In order to Thung Nham will have 2 ways, take the boat right from the first paragraph, you can buy ferry tickets to go straight to the Thung Nham, ferryman will go through the ravines, caves to take you well into the Buddha Cave.

The best attractions in the Valley should go Nham is: Hang Buddha (sail on, in Thach Rocks Hang with him sitting Buddha, dark cave with no electric lighting), plays solid (on the road) 3 floors with lots hides the cement shimmering stone is like "Tran space, hell and paradise." Legend has it that the ancients were up here Esplanade God to pray for rain, thunder, harvests, garden birds (a wetland, on which many luxuriant vegetation, facilitate resident birds nest).

To watch birds, you should go to the range late afternoon about 17 pm, it's time for foraging birds, many bird season is Autumn However, if you do not have time you can also visit at 14h-15h to go back in time if you go during the day Hanoi.


With the family favorite resort, or union groups in the company, they can go through the night and stayed here. By Cliff Valley resorts are full infrastructure to cater for their stay. But try not to enjoy the food and accommodation services here, but Andy found space and landscape ecology are already quite fit right.

If in the night you will have the opportunity to visit all the points in Thung Nham, especially visiting Bird Park area late afternoon (time Birds of many). With the union group travel, you can organize team building activities in the evening campfire and exchange. Also if you stay overnight, you can also go  to Thung Nham combined with other attractions such as the Bich Dong Pagoda, Tam Coc Scenic Area, or The Galaxy (newly opened, very nice, located next to the Buddha Caves). You do not necessarily have to sleep in Thung Nham, you can stay in the hotel in the city of Ninh Binh, or sleeping in motels Tam Coc.

With the day you go, you can visit the Buddha Cave, who plays world and the Bird Park. If you have not visited the park at dusk, birds can also visit at about 15h, but not many birds but also be visiting it.

You can buy tickets online for sightseeing (package of attractions) to 100,000 VND / person.
Or visit the Bird Park mansion after 17h at 50,000 VND / person. Children <1.3 m 50% of charge.