Three Vietnamese destinations among Asia's most beloved attractions

Monday, 08/07/2024 18:43
Hoi An ancient town, HCMC's War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels have been named among the top 25 most beloved tourist attractions in Asia by readers of TripAdvisor, Radio the Voice of Vietnam.
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According to details given by TripAdvisor, Hoi An Ancient Town ranked seventh among the list.

Situated along the Thu Bon River, the area is renowned for its iconic yellow ancient houses and rich cultural heritage. Once a bustling trading hub for Asian merchants, Hoi An captivates international visitors with its serene, countryside charm coupled with unique experiences on offer for guests.

Meanwhile, the War Remnants Museum on Vo Van Tan street in District 3 came in 10th position.

Established back in 1975, the museum can be considered a must-visit for those keen on understanding Vietnamese history. It houses over 20,000 artifacts, images, and documents highlighting the nation’s historic struggles during two major wars.

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"With its compelling exhibits and informative displays, visitors gain a profound understanding of the war's impact on lives," says TripAdvisor.

Ranked 14th in TripAdvisor's list, the Cu Chi Tunnels are widely known for being a symbol of enduring Vietnamese resistance.

Constructed in the late 1940s, the tunnels endured heavy bombardments in the 1960s. TripAdvisor describes it as an impressive and immersive adventure offering historical insights and a deep cultural understanding.

Elsewhere, Gardens by the Bay of Singapore topped the top 25 list thanks to its breathtaking beauty and visitor appeal.

Hoa Phat delivers over 500 containers to world’s leading container leasing firm

Steel giant Hoa Phat Group said it has delivered the first batch of over 500 40ft high cube containers to US-based SeaCube Container Leasing – one of the world’s leading purchasers and lessors of refrigerated containers, said the Vietnam News Agency.

According to Director of the Hoa Phat Container Production Joint Stock Company Vu Duc Sinh, the handover affirmed the company’s prestige in the sector and opened up long-term cooperation with SeaCube, contributing to meeting the increasing demand in the international ocean freight shipping market.

Steel giant Hoa Phat Group has delivered the first batch of over 500 40ft high cube containers to US-based SeaCube Container Leasing. (Photo: VNA)

Hoa Phat and SeaCube which boasts an international operation network hope for continued cooperation in the coming time, he added.

During his working trip to the Hoa Phat container production facility, Vice President of SeaCube Operations and Procurement Jorge P.Dias highlighted SeaCube’s great demand for containers in Vietnam, which meet international technical requirements for cross-border shipping, and hoped that the two sides will seal a larger deal in the coming time.

Earlier, Hoa Phat has also delivered many batches of containers under orders of many large domestic and foreign partners.

The Hoa Phat Container Production Joint Stock Company, focusing on the manufacturing of 20ft and 40ft high cube containers, has a total capacity of 500,000 TEUs per year.

Nine local higher education institutions among Best Global Universities Rankings

A total of nine Vietnamese higher education institutions feature in the Best Global Universities Rankings 2024-2025, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the recent release by News & World Report of the United States.

The local education establishments which made this year’s list are Duy Tan University, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam National University-Hanoi (the VNU-Hanoi), Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-Ho Chi Minh City), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Hue University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, and Can Tho University, Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) cited the source as saying.

Vietnam National University-Hanoi (the VNU-Hanoi) (Photo: VNA)

The latest rankings come after Best Global Universities rated a total of 2,250 universities across 104 countries and territories worldwide.

Regarding the methodology in judging the higher education institutions, the list assesses universities according to 13 indicators, focusing on research reputation (through surveys) and research quality through data analysis published in the Clarivate Analytics InCites database.

Bich Tuyen listed among Top 5 fastest spikes in women’s volleyball

Vietnamese player Nguyen Thi Bich Tuyen features in the list of the Top 5 fastest spikes in women’s volleyball, Radio the Voice of Vietnam quoted the information of the official website of the Olympics games

The 24-year-old local volleyballer recorded a spike speed of 107km per hour in a game played on July 7 as Vietnam overcame Belgium to win a bronze medal at the 2024 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup held in the Philippines.

The player hailing from Vinh Long province recorded the impressive speed to be placed in fifth position, followed by Tandara Caixeta of Brazil with a time of 106.9 km/h.

Bich Tuyen records a spike speed of 107km per hour in a game played on July 7.
(Photo courtesy of FIVB)

Paola Egonu obtained the women’s world record for spike speed with a time of 112.7 km/h. The Italian hit the speedy mark in the first set of the Volleyball Nations League final against Brazil in July, 2022.

Tijana Bošković of Serbia came second with 110.3 km/h, whilst the third and fourth positions went to Kiera Van Ryk of Canada with 108.1 km/h and Tijana Bošković of Serbia with 107.5 km/h.

This marks the first time in history that a Vietnamese women’s team has won a bronze medal at the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) Challenger Cup.

Vietnam peaked at 32nd in the world out of a total of 77 countries and territories worldwide after adding an additional 6.3 points to mark the highest ever position achieved by the national women’s volleyball team in the global rankings./.

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