Community-based tourism gives economic boost to Chieng Xom commune

Chieng Xom became the first commune in Son La city to fulfill the criteria for new rural development in 2015. It now has a new look with clean, beautiful hamlets, and the locals’ lives have improved. Locals are promoting community-based tourism to increase incomes and adhere to national norms for new rural areas.

Bird haven hosts eco tourism hotspot

The sun gradually descends, meeting the calm surface of An Dương Lake.

Turtle conservation revives Chàm Island

A project aimed at saving rare sea turtles on Chàm Island has achieved the added bonus of teaching residents the importance of caring for the environment and in turn boosted tourism. Bùi Hoài Nam reports.

“Water trekking” for sightseeing in legendary Hue

Ngu Ha is a man-made canal in the shape of a carpenter’s square. It flows through the Citadel and is linked with the “water quadrangle" by the two water gates: Tay Thanh Thuy Quan (Western Water Gate) and Dong Thanh Thuy Quan (Eastern Water Gate), forming a perfect system of water routes from outside to inside.

Lien Chieu District eyes ways to boost tourism development

Lien Chieu District boasts a number of inviting venues which join a list of Da Nang’s must-see places as Nam O fishing village, Luong Stream, the landscapes along the banks of Cu De River, Xuan Thieu Beach, Hai Van Gate, and hundreds of historical relic sites.

Tourism boom threatens Chàm Island ecosystems

A large area of sea grass on the Chàm Islands, off the coast of Hội An, have been damaged due to the rapid increase in speed boats over the past several decades—another sign that mass tourism and unsustainable development threaten the rich ecosystem on the islands, said Director of the Chàm Islands-Hội An Marine Protected Area (MPA) Centre Trần Thị Hồng Thúy.

Explore a forgotten coast before it’s too late

Developers are starting to discover the beautiful coastline of Ninh Thuận Province. Go now to experience stunning beaches, delicious seafood, hospitable wineries and much more, before major resort projects transform the area. Bùi Quỳnh Hoa reports.

Into the depths of Trạm Tấu jungle

Trekking a muddy road, treading carefully past precipitous cliffs and sleeping in the middle of the tranquil jungle are among the best memories from our trip to Trạm Tấu District in the northern mountainous province of Yên Bái.

Homestay tourism boosts income of local Tay people around Ba Be lake

Over recent years, traditional stilt houses in Tay ethnic villages have been renovated and upgraded to provide homestay tourism services for visitors to Ba Be lake in Bac Can province. Homestay tourism has not only helped local Tay people to escape poverty but also provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the best of land, life and indigenous culture around the lake.

Bamboo houses keep old skills alive

Bamboo, clay and straw were traditionally used as building materials in rural Việt Nam, when cement, brick and steel were not available. As cities expand, homes made of bamboo have gradually disappeared, but one house in central Việt Nam has been preserved.