Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Three means of transportation when traveling Vung Tau

Vung Tau is an extremely attractive tourist destination for people HCM City for various reasons, the most important of which is not too far distance. From Saigon, there are many options for tourists to Vung Tau, including 3 vehicles used most hydrofoil, buses, and motorcycles.


Hydrofoil has been considered as one of the means of quick and convenient to go from Saigon to Vung Tau. Derived from Nha Rong Wharf in Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can take about 1 hour 30 minutes to sit ship to Cau Da port area in Vung Tau. Featuring fast (fastest in the media) and not get drunk car, sun and wind while moving, hydrofoil received the support of domestic and foreign tourists.

Due to the incident on the day 01.20.2014, hydrofoil temporarily inactive, but recently, on 23/12/2014, hydrofoil was assured of the top criteria for safety and continue to operate at a cost of around 200,000 VND - 250,000đ / person / one way for adults and 100,000 VND / person / trip with children. Train operates from 6 am to 17 pm, on a range of 1 hour will be a train from Saigon.


Tourism Vehicles, also known as shuttle bus is the means used most when moving from Saigon to Vung Tau. The most simple is that you go to the Eastern bus station and contact the box office; you will be introduced to the online bus ride to Vung Tau with the average price is 100,000đ / ticket.

Passenger will have a perfect vehicle if you do not get car sick. Rates, time of movement is pretty fast, only takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to go from Saigon to Vung Tau, and also very flexible, about 15 minutes there will be a ride from Saigon to Vung Tau and activities continuously from 4 am to 18h pm.

However, you need to avoid some cheap bus, the bus is crammed all the guests to carry large amounts of people and goods as possible. A number of reputable car company you can choose the Phuong Trang, Hoa Mai and Kumho Samco. In particular, the Phuong Trang is reliable company to book bus ticket.

There's also a tourist bus route specifically for passengers who want to travel Vung Tau. When landing at Tan Son Nhat airport, buses will take you straight to Vung Tau without having to move away from Thanh Mien Dong Bus station. You contact stewardess on the plane or airport staff to book tickets and pay directly.


As well as tourist bus, motorbike is a familiar means to travel to Vung Tau. It also means of transportation for young people. It takes about 2 hours by motorbike; you will be at the sunny and windy city - Vung Tau. Along the way there are plenty of cafes hammocks for you to rest, take some photos together.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Seeking beautiful lakes around Vietnam

S-shaped strip of land has so many beautiful scenes that passionate thousands of followers in the world. It is not only the landscapes but also the vast beautiful lakes which contribute to the overall beauty of Vietnam. Across the North - Central – South, you can see lakes in everywhere. It plays important role in the region's water supply.  All has humanist meaning and brings tremendous benefits to Vietnam economic.  Let's take a look at these fine famous lakes throughout Vietnam as below.

1. Ba Be Lake

Ba Be lake is one of one hundred largest lakes in the World.  This is extremely a natural and well-known freshwater lake. Ba Be was formed over 200 years ago which is located in Ba Be National Park and at the same time.  The lake is recognized as a national tourism area of Vietnam.

Ba Be is the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam with tremendous value such as a unique geological landscape, very valuable geological and geomorphologic value of biodiversity.

It has a wide area and natural geology which reflects spectacular sky. These two ancient trees by the lake bring fresh air and cool shade year-round which create an incredibly cool blue.

2. Hoan Kiem Lake

Referring to the lake in Vietnam, everyone cannot ignore the myths of Hoan Kiem Lake (also known as Sword Lake) located in the heart of Hanoi. Hoan Kiem Lake is considered as one of the symbols of the capital with the Tortoise Tower, The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple.

Hoan Kiem Lake is a natural freshwater lake in Hanoi; the lake has many different names based on the characteristics, properties and the legend of the lake. However, the common names which Local people often call are: Ho Hoan Kiem, Ho Guom, Ho Luc Thuy, Ho Ta Vong…

Taking a walk around Hoan Kiem lake, eating ice cream, doing morning exercise, dating ... seems to have become the lifestyles of Hanoian. Hoan Kiem Lake has become a memory in the minds of the people of the capital.

3. Xuan Huong Lake

Poetic Xuan Huong Lake in the heart of Dalat city seemed so familiar to tourists once came here.
A large lake in the middle of a beautiful flower city, around the lake is the green grass, straight pine forests. Inside the lake is dreamy purple phoenix restaurant with the swan boats which are ready to carry tourists stroll around the lake to admire the dreamy mountainous city. Smooth surface of the lake is clear, fragrant scent year round. Purple Phoenix flowers bloom next season. The lake is even more poetic with great scenery. The light mist which hung over the lake is calm, clear and incredibly romantic.

4. Crescent Lake ( Ho Ban Nguyet )

In the southern region especially those who live and study here are all known about the shimmering and charming beauty of Crescent Lake. It is located in Phu My Hung, new urban area in the south of Saigon. It has Crescent-shaped moon with the luxury buildings built around the lake along with the famous Starlight Bridge ( Cau Anh Sao ) which attracts romantic couples and families coming for fresh air, dating. Crescent lake looks more beautiful and shimmering by many various colored lights.

Once admire the beauty of one of these lakes, we are more proud of the beauty of the country.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Journey to Van Phong Bay

Van Phong Bay belongs to Van Ninh district (Khanh Hoa), the center of Nha Trang, a tourism city about 60 km to the north which is one of the 10 most beautiful bays in Vietnam.

Guests will never forget the beauty of young wild blue water and white sand beach with cool air here. Here, nature makes a picturesque work. Many visitors are amazed at splendid beauty of Van Long with wind sand beaches. 

This bay is a mystery hided from City. Van Phong Bay consists of many small island populations of the bay and creates lovely bays with each bay has a beauty of its own. Van Phong Bay harmony perfectly of wind and cloud with a magnificent wonders to bring cool breath of nature and human life. It is a gentle mixture of joyous, playful life.

Van Phong has warm seasons, mild, intermittent wind makes waves whispering blue sea and clouds dissolve into the mountains and reflect in the blue sea. Visit the Van Phong Bay, visitors will enter the world of ancient legends, where tribal College House (55th tribes beyond 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam) began to form and grow.

Van Phong Bay has many beautiful beaches, pristine white sand and clear sea water such as West Beach, Me beach, Bua beach, Xuan Dung beach... The beautiful island in the Bay: Red islet, Ong islet, Diep Son island…
The Dam has a natural area of 128km2, is one of the attractions have been World Tourism Organization survey and appreciated. Because this place is full of natural conditions optimal for the development of ecotourism: climate, coastline, forests, landscapes, ecology, sea ports, marine supplies.... All virtually intact. Archipelago of 20 small islands with 30 beaches, pristine forests and villages is 3: The Dam Lower, Upper Dam Mon, and Xuan Dung.

On weekends or holidays, tourists to come to the east area of Van Phong, play beach games such as football, tug, picked up shells… must be the excitement of the day after work.
It has many reefs, slots, so the coral caves in which lived cling create extremely mysterious landscapes and lively, not only on a flat surface makes the amazed visitors to other dumbfounded, fascinated stupor in the wonderful world of coral.

With its pristine natural beauty as a sleeping princess, Van Phong Bay is an ideal place for you to discover the Gulf and get memorable vacation in this summer.

By Gray Line Halong Cruise

Monday, December 15, 2014

Contemplation at Sword Lake ( Hoan Kiem Lake )in the late fall

Fall in Hanoi is still the best. It could have been less romantic and lyrical place as the capital of thousands of years of civilization. The images of Sword Lake in Hanoi in the late fall is so gentle. High Sky, blue loud and white, gentle sun, the sun is a yellow dye a shiny, bright. The wind is gently blowing, sweeping leaves which makes a unique beauty that only those who have been close to Hanoi could completely feel.

Late autumn, the sun is no longer yellow silkworm cocoon; the color is yellow as honey. The yellow color of earth and sky stand out against the sky in deep blue cloudless make romantic scenery and calm as ever.

Turtle Tower was constructed by mixing the two styles of architecture, the style of French Gothic architecture and curved roof is common architecture of Vietnam at the time. Due to the interference between two architectures that Turtle Tower has a special beauty and uniqueness. Besides the beauty of the architecture, Turtle Tower is also a symbol for the spirit of ancient Hanoi with many cultural values. Sword Lake is also a place of many people roam the capital and place of regular dating couples. The early morning is not uncommon to come across the image of the elderly living in nursing practice early, or jog around the lake where the thin mist still hung on bean leaves unfurl.

Or any time of the day, we can catch sight of the elderly or young couples sitting on the center of the listed bench along the lake. The bench at Sword Lake is a very familiar picture imprinted on the minds of many people of both Hanoi and visitors from afar to visit the elegant capital. In the afternoon, the sun faded flap on the foliage, the sun is slowly shadowed after the skyscrapers, and the sky returned to a quiet space around the lake, the pace slowed and is no longer hustle more. Instead, space is calmer, more peaceful; Sword lake suddenly becomes incredibly tender.

After a long day full of stress, many people choose a relaxing way that is interesting to walk around Sword Lake. Choose an empty bench around the lake, watching the calm lake’s water, get out of the noisy hubbub of the city to see her pure soul and a lot more calm.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cozy destinations to go to in Winter – Part 2

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc in last days of the year is beautiful like a gem. Four surface surrounded by clear blue sea on the sandy white beaches, Phu Quoc is easy to please even the most discerning travelers.

Phu Quoc has 3 main attractions: North Island, South Island and East Island. Usually when traveling to Phu Quoc, tourists usually spend 3 days to turn towards exploring this tour.

North Island include destination such as  Phu Quoc National Park, which owns the beautiful beaches and unspoiled landscapes as natural conservation areas; Sao beach, most beautiful beach in Phu Quoc with the beauty of the blue sea, white sand, blue ocean towering rows; Suoi Da Flame, Da Ban stream interesting for its wool trickle over the rocks forming the cascade of many shapes and heights. Nguyen Trung Truc Temple, where people expressed gratitude to the hero.

The most famous sight of the South Island in particular and in general is Phu Quoc prison. Prison is no longer held prisoner, it now become a prison museum with  representations of torture, barbed wire, tiger cages ...

Tranh stream and Khem beach attract tourists with two different perspectives. Tranh stream's beauty originating from Ham Ninh mountain range, flowing into the three-story waterfall and cool air, a pleasant autumn day in Dalat.

Khem beach is one of the beautiful beaches with romantic color of sea green, white and silver waves covered by mountains.
The next destination is Ham Ninh fishing village with the beauty of the pier which is straight into the sea. This is such a natural picture which changes every hour and has crowded fishes.

Cat Ba

Cat Ba is one of the most popular tourist spot not only of Haiphong bu also of the north of Vietnam. Coming to Cat Ba, visitors is not only immersed in the beautiful beach but also unleash admire the landscape which is suitable for adventure travel like hiking, scuba diving, swimming...

In addition, visitors also can visit historic sites such as Cai Beo archaeological zone, Vietnam Hai village, Suoi Goi ... visitors can sink in peaceful atmosphere while trekking in Cat Ba National Park, in which visitors are free to explore many special features incomparable.

Frog Pond is a destination that you should not ignore. Frog Pond is located halfway up the mountain, at an altitude of 80 meters above sea level; the pond water is always pure, see the bottom.

In particular, it is also home to countless frogs and bullfrogs, the horse ransom. You will feel close to nature.

In Cat Ba, there are hundreds of large and small beaches such as Cat Co beaches (Cat Co 1, 2, 3) where most tourists visit by the rich natural landscape.  Bathing, relaxing on sandy beaches or enjoying drinks and seafood specialties, you'll feel all the beauty of the sea, especially at sunset.