Linh Ung Pagoda is located with its back to the solid Son Tra peak, considered the largest temple in Da Nang city both in terms of scale as well as artistic architecture. The main hall has a large capacity, is the most dignified and pure place.
Explore Linh Ung Pagoda:
In the middle is the statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, on the right is Guanyin Bodhisattva, and on the left is the Tripitaka Buddha, four Dharma-protecting Dragons and 18 Arhats arranged according to a rule and protected. for main electricity.
In particular, at Linh Ung Pagoda, there is a statue of Quan The Am Buddha which is considered the highest in Vietnam (67m high, 35m lotus diameter). The statue stands with its back to the mountain, facing the sea, gentle eyes looking down, one hand catching the samadhi seal, the other hand holding a pitcher of nectar as a peaceful sprinkle for fishermen reaching far away.
On the crown of Quan Am, there is a 2m high statue of Buddha. In the heart of the statue, there are 17 floors, each floor has an altar with a total of 21 Buddha statues with different shapes, faces, and postures, called “Buddha in the right Buddha”.
Address: Son Tra Peninsula, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City
One of the ways in which the central town of Hue has held on to its former imperial glory is its cuisine with some royal touches. Here are 5 Must-try Dishes for all visitors to Hue City. The event coincides with the Hung Kings Commemoration Day, a national holiday.
Trang Tien banh mi
Hue Locals will invariably recommend the Trang Tien banh mi as the one dish you just have to try at night in Hue. Near the Truong Tien (Trang Tien) Bridge over the iconic Huong (Perfume) River at the intersection of Le Loi and Hung Vuong Street, there are many popular banh mi stalls that serve what locals call the Trang Tien banh mi.
Address: Hung Vuong Street, Phu Hoi, Hue
Open time: 19:00
Closing time: 1:00
Price: 7.000 VND – 10.000 VND
Banh Canh on Han Thuyen Street
In Hue, if people want to eat banh chung, people often go to Han Thuyen Street, a familiar address for more than 20 years not only to Hue people but also to tourists from all over the world. Here there are more than a dozen banh canh shops, one after another on a small, traffic-free street in the inner city of Hue.
At just VND15,000 per serving, this dish warms up hungry stomachs with toppings of quail eggs, pork hock, cha cua (crab cake) and cha ca (fried fish cake)
Che (sweet soup)
According to Hue researchers, Hue tea is a long-standing dish in the land of Phu Xuan, a harmonious combination between Champa processing art and Vietnamese traditional dishes to create one of the five typical flavors. (salty – sweet – sour – spicy – bitter) of Hue cuisine.
Each of the different versions of this dessert, che hat sen (lotus seed), che nhan boc hat sen (longan stuffed lotus seed), and che khoai mon (taro sweet soup) are bound to satiate sweet tooths .
Sweet soup stalls, which remain open until about 10 p.m., sell their wares at VND10,000-15,000 per serving. Some of the places recommended by locals are 29 Hung Vuong, Thuong Bac Park and 10 Nguyen Sinh Cung.
Banh ep (Hue-style crepe), made with tapioca flour, pork and herbs never fails to impress visitors to Hue.
The cake is small but contains many special things: the greasy, chewy taste of the cake, the crunchy sourness of pickled papaya, the aroma of green onions, meat, eggs…
Stalls usually sell the dish until about 10 p.m. Visitors can enjoy this dish at many places including: 20 Nguyen Du, 1 Van Cao, 101 Ba Trieu, 116 Le Ngo Cat and 73 Tung Thien Vuong. Prices start at VND2,000 to VND3,000 for a regular-sized crepe and VND5,000 for a larger one.
Hue-style beef noodle soup
Bun bo Hue is a Hue specialty that can be found in most other parts of Vietnam. The broth requires both pig and beef bones to be boiled with a generous dose of lemongrass, sugar, annatto, and shrimp paste. Various ingredients like sliced brisket, crab balls and pork pie are added. Adventurous eaters can add pig’s blood cubes for more flavor.
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Hoi An topped the list of the most hospitable cities in Vietnam, followed by Phong Nha and Hue. Hoi An also entered the list of 10 most hospitable cities in the world in 2022 voted by the previous online booking platform. Notably, Quang Binh has two destinations on this list.
Located peacefully on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Hoi An ancient town impresses tourists by its unique architectural complex with typical yellow brick houses and rich traditional heritages.
The best way to explore this beautiful little town is on foot, visitors will find items “suitable” for them in the handicraft shops scattered along the roadside, whether silk dresses, pants, clothing, leather goods or souvenirs.
Hoi An also entered the list of 10 most hospitable cities in the world in 2022 voted by Booking.com.
Phong Nha, famous for its ancient limestone karsts and vast network of caves, is home to UNESCO heritage site Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and the world’s largest cave Son Doong.
Hue, the famous ancient capital located in central Vietnam, is known for its poetic and romantic beauty. Possessing a rich heritage, Hue is proud to bring with it fascinating traditional cultural quintessence, promising to captivate any history-loving visitor.
The top 10 also included Tuy Hoa and Dong Hoi in central Vietnam, Mai Chau and Sa Pa in the northern highlands, and Con Dao off the southern coast.
Vietjet re-operates international routes to Da Nang from Thailand in the context of the recovery of international tourism and trade connections in the region, from March 27.
The flight from the capital Bangkok on March 27 brought hundreds of tourists and a survey team who are Thai tour operators to Da Nang and the Central region, in order to activate the tourism market exchange as soon as the conditions are met. Immigration and local travel cases reopened.
These passengers were welcomed with a water cannon ritual and a performance of Lions and Dragons, and the performance Da Nang – Summer rendezvous right at the airport, in front of the reception of representatives of leaders of Da Nang city and Port. Central Aviation Department and Vietjet.
Passengers can now reserve a ticket to Bangkok with fares only from VND68,000 ($3) (excluding taxes and fees) at www.vietjetair.com. In addition, Vietjet offers complimentary pre-flight RT-PCR tests for its passengers on international services.
The route Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) – Da Nang is operated by Vietjet Thailand with 3 weekly return flights every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with a flight time of about 1 hour 40 minutes each leg. The flight departed from Bangkok at 10:50 and arrived in Da Nang at 12:30. In Da Nang, the flight took off at 13:15 and landed in Bangkok at 14:55.
At 11:05 on March 27, the first international commercial flight returned to Da Nang after Covid nearly 2 years, since the outbreak of Covid-19 in early April 2020.
Da Nang after Covid
Da Nang accorded its first international visitors on commercial flights in two years a special welcome with bouquets and a water cannon show.
The Wood family of four from Australia expressed surprised and happiness on receiving such a special welcome.
After a couple minutes of medical procedures, the mother took their twins out of the terminal, while the father wheeled off their luggage. They stopped for a few moments as the boys watched a lion dance show on the street.
“I am glad to be back in Da Nang after Covid-19 suspension,” Wood said, adding that the warm welcome had brightened her day.
The family has made bookings at a seaside resort and plan to stay there for several days.
“We will walk around Da Nang and Hoi An, go to the beach and enjoy lots of delicious meals,” she said.
Another passenger, Ben, from Spain, was visiting Da Nang for the first time with a friend.
“Everything’s easy when you travel to Vietnam now,” Ben said, adding that he would stay in Da Nang for three days before going to Hue.
At a ceremony to commemorate the resumption of international flights Sunday, Tran Phuoc Son, deputy chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee, said the aviation and tourism industries have suffered greatly due to the pandemic and the disruption of international flights.
In 2019, before Covid-19 happened, the Da Nang International Airport received over 98,000 flights, with over 7.1 million international visitors and 8.4 million domestic travelers. The pandemic had cut down the number of flights in the past two years by over 80 percent and reduced revenues by over 70 percent compared to the same period in 2019.
Da Nang received two international flights Sunday. Besides the SQ172 flights from Singapore, there was another flight from Thailand’s Bangkok. The flight from Singapore would arrive once a day, and the one from Bangkok three times a week, though flight frequencies might be adjusted as demand changes.
Da Nang after Covid
Vietnam had suspended international commercial flights since March 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic raged around the world. It fully reopened international tourism starting March 15.
Thousands of people and tourists flock to Hoai riverside pedestrian street to enjoy art and sightseeing.
On the afternoon of March 24, at the Hoi An roundabout area, Quang Nam province organized the Hoi An ancient art program, attracting about 500 people and visitors. The cast then paraded the old signs back to display in Hoai River Square Park. This is a program in a series of activities to open the National Tourism Year – Quang Nam 2022.
Many tourists ask to go with the group to record beautiful moments.
Many foreigners living in Vietnam also come to the old quarter to roam around and take souvenir photos when tourism opens.
A female tourist takes a photo on An Hoi bridge, after taking a boat trip on the Hoai River.
Coming to Hue, you cannot ignore famous check-in places In Hue such as Ngo Mon, Truong Tien Bridge, Quoc Hoc school…
Ngo Mon Gate, Ngu Phung floor
In 1805, King Gia Long started the construction of Hue Citadel according to the architecture of Vauban citadel with a zigzag type of citadel, above which there are many fortresses. Initially, Hue Citadel was covered with earth with a circumference of about 10 km, later it was built with brick walls to reinforce and have the complete appearance as it is today under King Minh Mang. In 1832, King Minh Mang announced the completion of the construction of Hue Citadel.
Phu Van Lau
Located on Le Duan Street on the banks of the Perfume River, Phu Van Lau and Nghenh Luong Dinh are two works selected to be printed on the VND 50,000 banknote.
Nghinh Luong Dinh is a work located on the vertical axis from Hue Monument to Phu Van Lau, built under the 5th King Tu Duc (1852) and used as a resting place for the king before going down the river to go up. dragon boat or as a place to cool off. In the 15th year of Thanh Thai (1903), the work was carefully restored, in the third year of Khai Dinh (1918) it was embellished again so that the king could regularly come to rest.
Phu Van Lau is located in front of the Imperial Citadel of Hue built in 1819 under King Gia Long. This is where in the past the Nguyen dynasty listed important edicts of the king and the court, and the results of exams held by the court. This is also the place where the battles between elephants and tigers took place to entertain the king.
Truong Tien Bridge
Truong Tien Bridge is the first bridge to cross the romantic Perfume River, located close to Hue Citadel, started construction in 1897 under King Thanh Thai. This is also one of the first bridges built in Indochina in the late 19th and early 20th centuries according to new Western techniques and materials with steel structure.
Experiencing historical ups and downs, even now and in the future in the ancient capital of Hue, there have been and will be many works crossing the Perfume River, but Truong Tien Bridge is still an irreplaceable symbol.
Central city Da Nang and its neighbor Hoi An will organize festivals showcasing air hot balloons later this week to give tourism a boost post pandemic.
As part of a series of activities to welcome the first international flights to Da Nang after nearly two years of suspension, 17 colorful hot air balloons of all sizes and shapes will fly over APEC Sculpture Garden on Bach Dang Street at altitudes of 15 to 40 meters Sunday.
Da Nang is scheduled to welcome two international commercial flights from Singapore and Thailand the same day.
Hoi An also plans to host its first-ever hot air balloon festival from Friday to Saturday as part of a series of events to welcome the National Tourism Year 2022 it hosts
Seventeen colorful hot air balloons will be put on display on the banks of the Hoai River.
The opening ceremony of the National Tourism Year event will be held at Hoi An Memories Island in Cam Nam Ward on Saturday night.
Da Nang, with its beautiful beaches, targets 3.32 million domestic tourists and 180,000 foreign visitors this year while Quang Nam Province, home to Hoi An, hopes to attract 1.7 million foreign visitors this year.
Vietnam fully reopened its borders on March 15 after nearly two years of closure. It has resumed its visa exemption policy for citizens from 24 countries, including ASEAN members, Japan, South Korea and several European economies.
In recent years, thanks to the development of the tourism industry, Phong Nha is gradually becoming an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Currently, you can travel to Quang Binh by many means such as plane, train or bus. When you choose to travel by plane and train, please note that you will need to transfer from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha. We are happy to provide information on affordable travel facilities for visitors below.
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Flights to Phong Nha?
Airplanes are chosen as the most convenient means of transport for tourists from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and foreign tourists. International flights are carefully considered by travelers around the world. In Vietnam, there are currently three major international airports including:
Noi Bai International Airport – Hanoi
Tan Son Nhat International Airport – Ho Chi Minh
Da Nang International Airport – City. Danang
If you are departing from Ho Chi Minh City, you will need to book a domestic flight to Dong Hoi airport to get to Phong Nha. If you come from Hanoi, you can travel to us by all 3 means (airplane, train or bus). And if you are going from Da Nang, bus or train will be good options to bring you to Phong Nha.
Hanoi – Phong Nha: Traveling by plane from Noi Bai airport to Dong Hoi airport is the fastest way to go from Hanoi to Quang Binh and it only takes you 1 hour 30 minutes to move.
Please note that Noi Bai airport is a large airport and is far from the center of Hanoi so you should calculate a reasonable time to ensure on time arrival! You can check flight information on the airline’s website to see available flights on the date you plan to travel. In addition, when traveling by plane, you will need an additional transfer from Dong Hoi – Phong Nha. Besides, you can also choose to travel by train or bus.
Ho Chi Minh – Phong Nha: Booking 1 domestic flight from Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh) – Dong Hoi airport is the most reasonable way for travel from Ho Chi Minh – Phong Nha. And you will need an extra transfer from Dong Hoi Airport – Phong Nha to reach us (it takes about 45 minutes).
Besides, you can also travel by train or bus from HCM – Phong Nha, but this will take you a lot of time and may affect your upcoming trip.
BUS Danang, Hoi An To Phong Nha?
Danang (Hoi An) to Phong Nha: Da Nang is the largest city in the central region of Vietnam – famous for its beautiful beaches and magnificent mountains. The journey from Da Nang to Phong Nha takes about 7 hours. You can book bus tickets to Hung Thanh – departing in Hoi An at 1pm and in Da Nang at 2pm, expected to arrive in Phong Nha around 9pm. Besides, bus company DMZ also runs from Da Nang or Hoi An to Phong Nha, but you will need to buy 2 tickets for the route from Da Nang/Hoi An – Hue and Hue – Phong Nha.
Go To Phong Nha by train
Traveling by train is a fun travel experience that you can enjoy, enjoy the scenery on the trip or simply enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. Booking a soft sleeper cabin ticket with 4 comfortable beds is a great option for travelers to be able to sit or lie down. Besides, the hard bed compartment with 6 beds is also a good choice for travelers.
The night trains will be an equally interesting experience as you will have the opportunity to meet many people from many different places and you will not have to miss the activities during the day.
However, the train schedule is not fixed. Therefore, if you are planning to join any 1 day tour, we recommend you to take the bus to Phong Nha on the tour start day. Besides, if you still want to go by plane or by train, you should plan to arrive in Phong Nha 1 day before the tour departure date to ensure that your arrival in Phong Nha is not late compared to the scheduled time as well. like having a reasonable rest time.
Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to Hue, on Monday welcomed 16 South Korean tourists, marking the return of foreign visitors after prolonged Covid suspension.
Tran Huu Thuy Giang, director of the provincial Department of Tourism, said this was the first group of international visitors returning to Hue after a long time of inbound tourism closure due to the pandemic.
The tourists visited the UNESCO heritage site Imperial Citadel, which witnessed the rise and fall of Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last ruling royal family, and watched an art performance at Hue Royal Antiquities Museum.
They plan to visit royal tombs of Kings Minh Mang, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, An Dinh Palace, the birthplace of Vietnam’s last emperor Bao Dai, and Thien Mu Pagoda.
Vietnam fully reopened its borders last Tuesday after nearly two years of closure. It has resumed its visa exemption policy for citizens from 24 countries, including ASEAN members, Japan, South Korea and several European economies.
Hue is home to royal tombs, ancient palaces and pagodas that attracted millions of foreign visitors every year before the pandemic.