Latest blog articles
Extraordinary sky view of Da Nang's Marble Mountains
The Marble Mountains or Ngu Hanh Son - a cluster of six marble and limestone mountains located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, Da Nang city - is a very popular tourist site in central Vietnam.
The marble mountains are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth).
The mountains all have cave entrances and tunnels. It is possible to climb to the peaks. Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found in these mountains, making this a famous tourist destination.
An elevator has recently been put into operation at the tourist site. The elevator is 43 metres high and can carry 20 passengers at a time at a speed of 1.75 metres per second. A two-way ticket costs VND30,000
Some tourists still want to conquer the peak
Non Nuoc village, which lies at the foot of the picturesque Marble Mountain, is famous for stone sculpturing and cutting crafts.
Marble Mountains as well as Non Nuoc village have attracted more domestic and foreign tourists
Zing/VOVRead on the original site
Dozens Dead in Siberia from Drinking Bath Oil: How Methanol Kills
Nearly 50 people died recently in a Siberian city after they drank bath oil as a substitute for alcohol. But why was the substance so deadly?Authorities in Irkutsk, the sixth-largest city in Russia, declared a state of emergency today (Dec. 19) after at least 49 people died from drinking the apparently mislabeled bath oil, according to the Washington Post. Another 15 people were hospitalized and are in critical condition.The label on the bath oil said it contained ethanol, and people drank the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
How a rebel Myanmar tin mine may up-end a global supply chain
[/i]A tin mine is seen in Man Maw in ethnic Wa territory in northeast Myanmar, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File PhotoBy Yimou Lee and Joel SchectmanYANGON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies.More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple , coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co , list among their suppliers… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
BUSINESS IN BRIEF 14/6
Sacombank Laos inaugurates branch in ChampasakThe Lao branch of Ho Chi Minh City-based Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (or Sacombank Laos) inaugurated a branch in Dao Heuang market – the largest trade centre in Pakse township, the Lao province of Champasak, on June 10, as part of efforts to become the leading retail lender in the country.Speaking at the ceremony, General Director of Sacombank Laos Pham Quang Phu said since its presence in Laos in 2008 with a total registered… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
China orders provinces to draw up 'red lines' to curb development
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has ordered all its provinces and regions to establish "ecological red lines" that will put large parts of the country off-limits to development, state media has said, part of its efforts to conserve resources and improve the environment.In a policy document published by state news agency Xinhua late on Tuesday, China's cabinet said all regions were under instruction to decide on their "red lines" before 2020.The heavily industrialized region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnamese economy sees slower Q1 growth
Viet Nam posted a year-on-year GDP growth of 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, slower than the previous two years at 5.48 and 6.12 per cent, respectively. Nguyen Bich Lam, head of the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO), said at a press briefing yesterday that one of the main reasons for the contraction was the slow growth of agriculture, forestry and aquaculture.He said this sector grew 2.03 per cent in the first quarter, higher than the same period in 2016, but still… chat_bubble_outline Read More...