At the time when Bo ma, a variety of wild flower that is used as an offering of the Thai ethnic people to Then (genies), and hundreds of varieties of wild flowers are in blossom and the area of Pu Nho Kho Mountain is full of festive atmosphere, Thai people in Khong Lao Commune, Phong Tho District, Lai Chau Province jubilantly prepare for several traditional festivals.
Water puppetry is a mainstay of the performing arts in Viet Nam. In villages, it is often performed on the pond that is located close to the communal house and attracts thousands of spectators from near and far.
People often talk about the Mekong Delta for its floating markets of small wooden boats filled to the gunwales with vegetables or fruit, canals in the shade of water coconuts, old houses and pagodas. Bac Lieu Province has the waterways but it also has a fascinating history. A lot of old architecture and anecdotes have survived.
I arrived at Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province on a weekend morning in early August without sunlight and without rain. Ha Long was blanketed in mist. Before me in that vaporous moody place, an endless fleet of tour boats appeared, proving that the world heritage bay is always attractive regardless of bad weather.
Saigontourist has opened several weekend tours to meet rising tourist demands. Sac Forest in Can Gio for one or two days is VND430,000 or about VND1.3 million per person. New features of Vung Tau City for two days, VND1.5 million per person, depart from HCMC every Saturday. Tours departing from Hanoi visit temples and pagodas for a day for VND350,000 per person.
People may be amazed when seeing a little girl in a red neckerchief, Phung Thi Trinh, leading a group of foreign tourists through the ruins of the Cham religious site of My Son, a World Cultural Heritage Site in Duy Xuyen District, in the central province of Quang Nam.
Cat Ba is a perfect place for various tourist activities since its beautiful natural scenery, abundant forest and sea resources. More and more services have been invested and upgraded to meet the demand of tourists and keep them stay there longer.
Tuyen Quang, a province in northern Vietnam, is characterized by majestic mountains with peaks exceeding 2,000m above sea level, splendid landscapes and historical sights, as well as many ancient temples and pagodas which draw tourists to worship and pray for good luck and good health.