Vietnam’s My Khe beach named among top 10 best Asian beaches

Wednesday, 01/03/2023 15:07
My Khe beach in central Vietnam has been named among the top 10 best beaches in Asia, as voted on by readers of renowned travel website TripAdvisor, reported the Voice of Vietnam.
My Khe beach in central Vietnam (Photo: Dulichvietnam)

The beach, which runs from the base of Son Tra peninsula to the Marble Mountains, comes in at eighth on the Travelers’ Choice’s Best of the Best Beaches for 2023.

The beach stretches for 10km and features an abundance of coral, plants, and other creatures along its banks and in the sea. In addition, the beach is also situated next to the city centre, meaning transport links are highly convenient.

On TripAdvisor’s website, a reader from Malaysia praised My Khe as one of the best beaches that they have ever visited in Southeast Asia.

“The sand is soft and fine, there are plenty of seashells, gentle waves for swimming and wading, lots of spots along the way for a drink or a beach chair under the shade. Great views up and down the beach,” another reader from the United States shared.

This comes after the Sunday Herald Sun of Australia previously voted My Khe as one of the 10 most popular beaches in Asia, noting that it is famous for its white sand-banks, mild waves, and blue, and warm water all year round.

My Khe was also voted by Forbes magazine as one of the most attractive beaches on the planet after fully meeting their criteria of convenience, being free for tourists, and boasting long and flat sand-banks. This is along with other factors such as getting plenty sunlight, having waves suitable for sports, being safe for tourists, and featuring luxury resorts and international standard villas.

Rounding off the list of the top 10 best beaches in Asia includes Radhanagar and Benaulim of India, Kata Noi, Nai Harn and Chaweng of Thailand, Haeundae of the Republic of Korea, Kelingking of Indonesia, Yonaha Maehama of Japan, and Mirissa of Sri Lanka.

CNN praises nine magnificent caves in Vietnam

US-based multinational news channel CNN has praised nine Vietnamese caves, including six caves in the central province of Quang Binh, the Voice of Vietnam quoted the provincial Department of Tourism’s representative saying that on February 28.

Son Doong cave is one of the world’s most precious natural wonders. (Source: CNN Travel)

Accordingly, the six magnificent creations of Mother Nature in Quang Binh which were rated as world-class caves by CNN included Son Doong, En, Va, Nuoc Nut, Tu Lan and Thien Duong (Paradise) caves.

Tam Coc cave in the northern province of Ninh Binh, Sung Sot cave in Ha Long Bay and Luon cave in Ha Long city in the northern province of Quang Ninh were acclaimed as strangely beautiful ones.

CNN quoted a member of the British Royal Cave Research Association as saying that his team has explored more than 500 caves in Vietnam, but they have still only explored about 30% of the area. There are many more caves to be discovered.

Vietnam’s caves praised by CNN are expected to attract more tourists to explore caves in the Southeast Asian country.

Vietnamese doctors help with robotic surgeries in Philippines

Doctors from Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City have assisted their colleagues at Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC) of the Philippines with using robots to perform Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer surgeries, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Vietnamese doctors help with robotic surgeries in the Philippines. (Photo:

Thanks to the technology transfer, doctors of the CGHMC have successfully performed such surgery to treat rectal cancer in a 50-year-old female patient who had preoperative chemotherapy and transverse colectomy for intestinal obstruction.

Philippine doctors were impressed with the single docking technique and the skillful dissection technique that is minimally invasive by doctors at Binh Dan Hospital.

According to Dr. Nguyen Phu Huu, deputy head of the GI ward at Binh Dan Hospital, previously, a case of robotic surgery for colorectal cancer at the CGHMC could take up to 6 hours, but now it is only 2 hours and 30 minutes with the guidance of doctors from Binh Dan Hospital.

Huu said he will support and guide doctors of the CGHMC to carry out more cases and make presentations to analyse important notes about robotic surgery in gastric and colorectal cancer, making it easier for Philippine colleagues to master more knowledge and skills of the technique.

According to Assoc. Prof. Tran Vinh Hung, Director of Binh Dan Hospital, in October 2019, the hospital’s doctors also transferred the robotic surgery technique to doctors of the Philippines General Hospital.

International cooperation in technology transfer is defined as one of the spearheads of Binh Dan Hospital in developing it into a centre for training robotic surgery for hospitals nationwide and in the region, in line with the HCM City’s goal of building a specialised medical centre in the ASEAN region.

Retail sales of goods, services up 13% in Jan-Feb

Vietnam’s total retail sales of goods and services in the first two months of this year were estimated at 994.2 trillion VND (41.88 billion USD), up 13% year-on-year, reported Vietnam News Agency according to statistics from the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Of the total, the retail sales of goods were estimated at 781.8 trillion VND, up 10.1% year-on-year, of which the revenue from garment and textile rose by 18.4%, food and food stuff 12.5%, and home appliances 4%.

Meanwhile, a decrease of 3.7% was seen in the group of cultural and educational products, the GSO said.


In the period, the revenue from lodging and catering services reached 109.1 trillion VND, a year-on-year rise 31.6%.

Notably, tourism raked in 4.7 trillion VND, a 2.2-fold increase compared to the same period of last year, as various activities to welcome the spring were organised across the nation.

The turnover from other services was valued at 98.6 trillion VND, up 16.2% year-on-year.

Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Domestic Market Department Tran Duy Dong said that the ministry is striving for an 8-9% increase in total retail sales of goods and services this year./.

Compiled by BTA