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Capsule Hotel in Sapa
Capsule Hotel, the first of its kind, in Sapa town of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, is seen as a new ideal destination for visitors.
The hotel on So Than Street has 48 rooms.
Single bed room
Double bed room
A room is priced at US$10-20 (VND200,000-400,000) per night.
The coffee room
Congo grenade blast kills 2, injures dozens of peacekeepers
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — An official in Congo's restive northeast region says an unexplained grenade explosion has killed two people and injured 31 peacekeepers.Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, said the explosion occurred Tuesday morning as the peacekeepers were exercising on the outskirts of Goma, the provincial capital on the Rwandan border.He said one of the dead was a peacekeeper and the other was an 8-year-old child. He said officials were investigating whether the grenade… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
A pagoda with distinctive architecture in HCM City
VietNamNet Bridge – Buu Long Pagoda in District 9, HCMC is frequented by tourists because of its unique architecture. Built in 1942 on a hill near the Dong Nai River, the pagoda was restored in 2007 with a mixed architecture of India, and Southeast Asian countries such as Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and of course Vietnam. The façade of Buu Long Pagoda’s presbytery with a height of 56 meters. On top is a big wind chime which continuously produces a melodious sound. It is some 20 kilometers from… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Zimbabwe's evicted elderly white farmers pin last hope on compensation
By Andrew MambondiyaniMUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brian van Buuren, a white former farmer in Burma Valley, eastern Zimbabwe, couldn't hide his anger as he recalled how he lost almost everything during the country's controversial land reforms.After investing most of his money in his tobacco farm, van Buuren was left almost destitute when his land was seized by the government in 2010."I lost virtually everything," van Buuren, 80, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Today, he… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Thousands stranded on Co To Island because of bad weather
More than 2,000 tourists have been stranded on Co To Island in Quang Ninh Province due to bad weather from June 14 to 15. Vessels have been banned from setting sail Turbulent seas and high waves affected the island from 9pm on June 14, forcing the provincial Inland Waterway Administration to ban vessels from leaving or going to Co To Island.The local authorities also give financial support for those forced to remain on the island.The administration's representative said they would follow… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
BUSINESS IN BRIEF 28/6
FPT earning up in first five months of 2016Software provider FPT announced its revenue during past five months reached nearly 14.6 trillion VND (653 million USD), earning a before-tax profit of more than 1 trillion VND. Gross profit was 722 billion VND, or 116 percent of the year's plan. Earning per share (EPS) after the first five months was 1,814 VND, equivalent to 116 percent of the year's plan. FPT closed June 24 session off 1 percent to 40,900 VND (2 USD). FPT's retail service also saw a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...