Leaving Highway 1A at the centre of Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province, taking a ferry boat at the Truong Giang River’s estuary, visitors will reach Tam Hai Commune of Nui Thanh District in Quang Nam Province. Apart from the estuary there are only the sea and a village locally known as the fishing village of Tam Hai.
Stretching 192km along the coast, Binh Thuan Province borders south-Central and Southeast Vietnam, having the geographical, economic and cultural characteristics of both areas, which makes its tourism potential, especially sea tourism the most unique in the country.
Nearly a century ago, in the area of the present-day Ha Giang Province (northern Vietnam) where the Mong (Meo) ethnic people are living, the Vuong family led by Vuong Chinh Duc took control of the entire large plateau and Duc proclaimed himself "King of the Meo". To confirm his role and power, the Meo King built a grandiose palace, which has stood firmly over the passage of time. The palace is now a cultural and historical relic of great value on Dong Van karst plateau.
Being a citizen of the North, I've always been curious about people, life and the countryside in the South, but it wasn't until I was in my 20s that I had the chance to visit one of the most popular tourism destinations in Tay Ninh Province – Dau Tieng Lake.
Phu Quy Island, also called Thu or Khoai Islet, is 120km from Phan Thiet City, between the mainland and Truong Sa Archipelago. The island covers 16 square kilometers and has many cultural and religious relics typical of central coast farming communities.
Every year, on the 15th day of the tenth lunar month (this year is on November 20, 2010), the Khmer in the Mekong Delta celebrate Ooc-om-bok Festival in each family, each phum soc (village). Ooc-om-bok Festival is known as the Moon worshipping ceremony, this is one of the most important traditional festivals of the Khmer people, and apart from the ceremony is the Ngo boat race (small Khmer boat race).