Nha Trang and Vung Tau listed in top ten popular beaches in the world

Monday, 21/08/2023 20:45
According to the Voice of Vietnam, Australian tourism newswire Escape has picked the 10 most popular beaches worldwide on TikTok, with local beaches in Nha Trang and Vung Tau featured among the list.
Nha Trang beach (Source: vov.vn) 

Vung Tau Beach in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau makes up one of the country’s most famous beaches worldwide, with the site being famed for its natural beauty and stunning white sand, the travel website wrote.

On TikTok, the beach has already clocked up 238.1 million views, with users showcasing the ocean rocks and fresh fruit drinks you can order by the sea, Escape reported.

Vung Tau Beach came in at third position in the world’s 10 most popular beaches.

Bondi Beach in Sydney of Australia topped the list with TikTok views reaching 660.3 million. “When you think of Bondi Beach, the glistening ocean, gorgeous sand, and surfing spirit of the area might come to mind first. Videos show clips from Bondi Rescue as well as dolphins swimming and waves crashing,” the website recommended.

With over 345 million TikTok views, Pattaya Beach in Bangkok of Thailand ranked as the world’s second most popular on the social platform.

According to Escape, Thailand represents a dream travel destination for many TikTok users, whilst Pattaya Beach near Bangkok is one of the most beloved beaches on the app. TikTok videos featuring Pattaya Beach showcase its world-class seafood restaurants, cheap hotels, and idyllic ocean views.

Rounding off the top 10 includes Nha Trang Beach of Vietnam; Kelingking Beach of Indonesia; JBR Beach of the United Arab Emirates; Airlie Beach, Whitehaven Beach, and Manly Beach of Australia; and Playa Paraiso of Mexico.

Vietravel Airlines operates first flight to China

According to Vietnam News Agency, Vietravel Airlines has operated its first direct flight from Hanoi to China following the launch of the Nha Trang-Macau (China) route in May.

Vietravel Airlines has operated its first direct flight from Hanoi to China (Photo: VNA) 

The charter flight No.VU1418 took off from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and landed in Sanya Phoenix International Airport in China’s Hainan province, carrying more than 130 passengers, mostly tourists.

Vietravel Airlines’ General Director Vu Duc Bien said that China is a large market in Asia that the airline has targeted right from its establishment.

Initially, Vietravel Airlines will continue to operate charter flights to China to prove its capacity and make preparations for the exploitation of regular routes to China, which has added Vietnam into the list of countries to which China’s group tours can be conducted starting from March 15.

In the rest of 2023, Vietravel Airlines aims to expand its aircraft fleet, strengthen human resources training and develop its domestic and international flight network, he added.

According to the General Statistics Office, in the first half of 2023, Vietnam welcomed 557,151 Chinese visitors. Vietnam has been one of the five largest suppliers of tourists to China for many years.

After March 15, China has been among the three largest international tourism markets of Hanoi with about 25,500 tourists each month.

From August 15, Vietnam began to issue e-visa to citizens from all countries and territories, including China, which is a positive factor enabling domestic airlines and travel firms to develop suitable services and products for the market.

Yen Bai to host Shan Tuyet tea festival for first time

A festival dedicated to Shan Tuyet (Snow Shan), a specialty tea from the northern mountainous region, is scheduled to take place from September 22 to September 28 in Van Chan district of Yen Bai province, reported the Voice of Vietnam.

Yen Bai to host Shan Tuyet tea festival for first time  (Source: VOV)

A wide range of activities are due to get underway, including a photo exhibition on the northern mountainous region, along with cultural performances from local ethnic minority groups.

The highlight of the event is set to be a trade fair with 100 booths which will display One Commune One Product (OCOP) products such as Shan Tuyet tea.

A ceremony held to honour Shan Tuyet tea trees in Suoi Giang commune of Van Chan district, which have been officially recognised as Vietnam Heritage Trees, will be held.

Craftsmen will use the event to introduce ways to make tea through a tea party, whilst the organisers will hold an auction on tea products, with the ultimate aim of promoting specialties to visitors.

Suoi Giang commune in Van Chan district in Yen Bai province, which stands 1,400 metres above sea level and is cool all year round, is famous for Shan Tuyet tea.

Photo for illustration (Source: yenbai.com.vn) 

Van Chan district is home to over 1,500 ha of Shan Tuyet tea plants, with Suoi Giang commune boasting the largest growing area of about 700 ha.

Shan Tuyet fresh tea buds are normally coated with 'lanugo'. After being processed they are then covered with a milky layer of 'snow' with aromatic scents, leading it to be called “Shan Tuyet”, known as “Snow Shan” in English.

This marks the first time that the Shan Tuyet tea festival will be organised, with the ultimate aim of promoting Shan Tuyet tea products to domestic and foreign tourists.

The event will take place as part of the Muong Lo culture and tourism festival and the cultural festival of ethnic minorities in Yen Bai province in 2023.

Vietnamese culture and food introduced at Asia-Oceania gastronomic festival

Vietnam was among 15 countries that attended the Asia-Oceania gastronomic festival, which was held at the Brazilian Art Museum of Brasília on August 19 by the Asia-Oceania Ladies Association (AOLA), reported the Voice of Vietnam.

Vietnamese Embassy staff in Brazil participate in the event. ( Image source: World & Vietnam Newspaper) 

The organizers of this year's festival set the goal of making a charitable donation to the Santo Anibal Maria Center, an organization of the Institute of Education and Social Culture, which supports the care of the disadvantaged, protects human rights and promotes citizenship in social, educational and cultural activities.      

The event featured the participation of more than 1,000 visitors, mainly Brazilians and people from some other South American nations.

It viewed as a good opportunity to promote the cultural diversity of countries in the region in general as well as the image of the land and people of Vietnam with unique and special cultural values.

Brief information about Vietnam was introduced appropriately to delegates and visitors to the event, creating a good impression on foreign people. Thereby, international friends, especially those in countries with little information about Vietnam, can better understand potential, advantages and contributions of Vietnam to the common development process of the region and the world.

At the Vietnamese pavilion, visitors enjoy choosing unique and creative handicraft products created by the skillful hands of Vietnamese people such as lacquered coconut bowls, pearl inlaid coconut bowls, brocade bags, silk scarves and ties.

The festival was also a good occasion for international diners to once again savour delicious and rich flavors of traditional Vietnamese dishes such as fried spring rolls, lemon tea and Vietnamese-style coffee./.

Compiled by BTA