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Huong pagoda - attractive spiritual and landscape tourism site
Crowds of domestic and international tourists flock to the Huong Pagoda Festival in spring to pray for a happy new year and to contemplate the picturesque landscapes at the site.
Tourists enjoy Suoi Yen Spring in small boats
Red Gao (rice) flowers bloom all over the mountain along the way to Huong pagoda.
Thien Tru pagoda
Giai Oan Pagoda
Cable car station in Thien Tru padoga
Cable car system takes tourist to Huong Tich cave
Stairway to Huong Tich pagoda
Buddhists pray in the Huong Tich cave
Tourists at Thien Tru pagoda
China to set communication standard for driverless cars after 2018: industry official
By Jake SpringBEIJING (Reuters) - China will revisit in 2018 the standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communication that are vital for driverless cars and lay out a common national standard after that, the chief of the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China) said on Wednesday.China's aim to establish a national standard could speed the implementation of driverless cars in the world's biggest auto market, contrasting with a patchwork of state laws and standards in the United States that… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?
Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's Copts, targeted in a church bombing that killed 23 people in Cairo on Sunday, are the Middle East's largest Christian minority community, and also one of the oldest.Making up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 90 million, the Coptic Orthodox are the largest Christian denomination in the Muslim-majority country.Here is a recap of their history, their status today and past attacks against the minority.- 'Dawn of Christianity' -The Copts go back to the dawn of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Foreign tourists allowed to visit Co To island without permit
Foreign tourists can now freely visit the border Co To island, said Hoang Ba Nam, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Co To district in the northern Quang Ninh province. Previously, according to the Government’s Decree No. 71/2015/ND-CP dated September 3, 2015, international travellers in Vietnam were required to hold a permit to enter such border areas as Co To island. The provincial Police Department, on July 15, announced that the Co To island district is a local tourism site in… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
A third of Vietnamese set to shop online by 2020
Customers use wireless devices at a coffee shop in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo by AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam The online shopping trend is growing so rapidly in Vietnam that it is forecast 30 percent of the population will be buying goods and services over the internet by 2020, according to the Vietnam E-Commerce and Information Technology Agency (VECITA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The agency estimated that each shopper will spend an average of $350 per year, which means online… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hide-and-seek at Reng Reng Café
Nguyen Duy Bieu in 2012 with his bicycle. Photo by VnExpress/Anh Quan.] Four years ago, newspapers all over Hanoi profiled Nguyen Duy Bieu, a young “coffee peddler” determined to sell the capital on his Da Lat Arabica. Bieu called himself “Dried Pinecone” -- a nod to his origins in the evergreen forests that surround his hometown -- and spoke in grand terms about the humble bean. The art school graduate had failed to open a coffee shop in his hometown, so he returned to Hanoi to sell cups of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...