Two Vietnamese amusement parks named among best in Asia

The Dam Sen Water Park in HCM City has been nominated as one of the 10 best water parks in Asia by tourism site

On the website, travellers describe the park as an aquatic themed one with water slides, rides, and fun for locals and visitors alike. The park is open from 9am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday and 8.30am to 6pm on Sunday.

Vinpearl was named one of the 10 best amusement parks in Asia.

Designed to be an independent recreational area linked with the five-star Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang, the park is built on an area of some 200,000sq.m and consists of unique and large modern facilities comparable to the top entertainment parks in the region and world, the website said.

Advertising convinces Ha Long Bay visitors to spend the night

The number of people enjoying night tours in Ha Long Bay has increased thanks to publicity campaigns.

The bay management board said around 300,000 took the tour in the first half of the year, a 35 per cent increase year-on-year. The number of domestic tourists was up by 25 per cent.

The board said the reduction in the number of Chinese visitors to Viet Nam did not much affect the bay night tour.

In the first six months there were around 1.3 million visitors to Ha Long.

Con Dao tourism workers are all officially qualified

The People's Committee of Con Dao Island District in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau announced that everyone in its tourism sector has specialised training.

It said more than 600 people work in the sector and around 80 of them are university graduates. More than 50 graduated from colleges while the rest went to tourism or vocational schools.

This year the number of workers in the tourism sector has increased by 93 per cent.

The island has 38 tourist accommodations, nine restaurants, four souvenir shops, and a dive centre.

Ha Tinh martyr memorial gets over 1,000 visitors daily

Every day more than 1,000 tourists visit the Dong Loc T-Junction Historical Area in the central province of Ha Tinh as it prepares to mark the 67th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day on Sunday.

The number is up 15 per cent from last year.

The site marks the spot where 10 young women volunteers died in 1968 in an enemy bomb attack when they were repairing roads destroyed by bombs for the revolutionary army. There are shrines in their honour now.

The relic management is improving services available to visitors.

The province is organising many art performances to commemorate the day.

Tourism week kicks off in Dak Nong province

A culture and tourism week is underway in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong as part of the 2014 National Tourism Year.

Opened on July 23, the event provides a good chance for visitors to discover the M’Nong plateau with beautiful waterfalls as well as nature reserves and historical relics.

Visitors will also be given an insight into the cultural identities of 40 ethnic groups in the province via the restoration of their traditional festivals.

A workshop on developing tourism products in the region also shapes part of the event, which will last until July 27.

Located in the southern part of the Central Highlands, Dak Nong boasts great potential for tourism development, with temperate climate and beautiful landscapes.

It is also home to the cultural space of Central Highlands gong, which was recognized by UNESCO in 2005 as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.-