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Thailand Ultimate Experience

 Thailand Ultimate Experience

Welcome to Bangkok, the “city of angels", the capital and the largest city of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.
Get picked up and transferred to hotel for check in.
Free at your leisure to roam around the lovely parts of the city. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of the Thailand's thriving metropolis or set out on a shopping spree.
This afternoon you will have a brief meeting with your tour guide / group leader for more necessary information and travel documents before welcome dinner. Overnight in proposed hotel in Bangkok. (-/-/D)

Laos Tour: Luangsay Cruise Downstream - 3 days

Laos Tour: Luangsay Cruise Downstream - 3 days

Meet upon arrival at Houei Xay immigration checkpoint and transfer to the boat pier. The Luang Say boat leaves Huay Xai pier at 9.00am for a cruise down the Mekong River to Pakbeng. You will have a stop en route to visit an ethnic village for local interaction and to learn about local life with typical culture and tradition. A buffet lunch is served on board. Arrive in Pakbeng before sunset and check in at the Luang Say Lodge. Pakbeng is a rustic town with a tranquil laid back vibe dominated by wooden houses along a steep street on the hillside overlooking to the Mekong River. Relax and watch the sunset on the Mekong River from your balcony. Dinner on the terrace, overlooking the Mekong River. (L,D)


Day 1: Hanoi - Mau Son
After a hearty breakfast we saddle up and make the break out of the city limits and the lowlands and plains of the Red River Delta. We pass through clusters of limestone as we head out north-east before leaving the main road and climb up to the peak of Mau Son mountain. An old French hill station, Mau Son was ravaged during war with the Chinese and the buildings have recently been rebuilt in traditional style. A winding road leads us to the summit and at over 1,500 metres altitude we enjoy fantastic views out over China and down towards Ha Long Bay. Overnight in Mau Son.
~180 km, ~5 hours, (L, D)

Foods and drinks in Vientam

When it comes to eating and drinking, Vietnam has never been an easier place. In tourist areas especially popular places like Hanoi, Saigon, Hoian or Nhatrang… you can find a wide range of food that is acceptable to the international palate. Restaurants are usually clean and menus often have English translations. Apart from most common food – Vietnamese – you can have also French, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Indian… upon your choice.

Hanoi Tends to Develop the Old Quarter into the Tourism Center

Hanoi Tends to Develop the Old Quarter into the Tourism Center

Hanoi Tends to Develop the Old Quarter into the Tourism Center.Tourism experts  believe that In order to attract more and more tourists from in domestic as well as a board, Hanoi should focus on developing the old quarter in Hoan Kiem District into the Tourism Center of cultural tourism, shopping and entertainment. 

Thu Bon River

Thu Bon River – An ideal destination for tourists

Thu bon riverOn its way to the sea, the Thu Bon River not only carries tonnes of silt to the fertile land in Quang Nam province, central Vietnam, but also contributes to creating many cultural heritage sites like My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An ancient town.

Tram Gian pagoda offers peace, collection of cherished treasures

Tram Gian pagoda offers peace, collection of cherished treasures

The Tram Gian (hundred compartment) Pagoda nestles in the shade of centuries old pine trees in Tien Lu Village, only 20km southwest from central Hanoi . The pagoda, founded in 1185 during the reign of King Ly Cao Tong, is also known as Quang Nghiem, Tien Lu or Nui and has undergone various forms of reconstruction and restoration over time.

Vietnam northern-stopover-tours

Vietnam Northern Stopover Tour

Reference :
Category : Vietnam Tours
Type : VN Northern Stopover
Duration : 1 Days
Depart From :
Destination : Hanoi

Price: 44 $

Souther Stopover Tour, Vietnam Tours

Reference :
Category : Vietnam Tours
Type : VN Southern Stopover
Duration : 4 Days
Depart From : Ho Chi Minh
Destination : Ho Chi Minh - Mui Ne

Price: 217 $

Boundless town

This year, the ancient town of Hoi An has become the first city in Vietnam and also in Southeast Asia that is entirely covered with free wireless Internet service.

Hoi An is a must-come destination in central Vietnam. The town is not large and it is not the oldest or most special in Asia and the world but it enchants many visitors. Why?

The atmosphere in Hoi An is the atmosphere of festivities, all the year round. Small streets, small roads, small shops, people strolling, quiet space …, all contribute to creating a special Hoi An. Even the daily life of local residents is worthy to see. Hoi An is a town of professional tourism.

After the Lunar New Year, tourists flocked to the ancient town. Some complaints appeared on the Internet, mentioning troubles that they had to suffer from the scramble of tourist agents, from traders who charged high prices on tourists, etc.

The small, quiet town was in turmoil. Local people got indignant because their common prestige was affected. The authorities immediately took tough measures to reject tourist agents and bad phenomena. The city’s response was highly appreciated. Hoi An turned a small “incident” into a chance to advertise itself.

In March 2011, the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Japan shook the world. The earth seemed to be boundless. The humankind was closer to look to and assist Japanese people together.

Hoi An’s first response was organizing a lantern releasing ceremony on the Hoai River to commemorate Japanese victims, which drew the participation of people of different nationalities.

The quick, meaningful and touching action was broadcasted on world famous TV channels like CNN, BBC, CCTV, NHK, etc. as a humane message to call for the world’s sharing and assistance to Japanese victims. Through which, Hoi An self advertised it as a beautiful and compassionate place.

Wireless Hoi An

Early this year, Hoi An once again drew public attention when it became the first city in Vietnam and in Southeast Asia to offer free wireless iInternet in the whole city.

Le Manh Hung, director of the Vietnam Data Center 3 (VDC3), by the end of 2012, equipment would be installed completely in Hoi An and Cu Lao Cham Islet. At present, 50 out of the total 350 free wireless iInternet spots have been installed in central Hoi An.

With the free service, tourists can surf web and check mail everywhere in the ancient town. If they want to use high speed Internet to listen to music and watch movies, they have to use iInternet cards supplied by the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT).

After the first phase, VDC 3 will implement the second phase of the project to bring wireless iInternet to the remaining area in Hoi An and the surrounding area.

The iInternet came to Hoi An very early. In 1997-1998, Hoi An people used iInternet as a tool of commercial connection. This is the first location in the country that licensed iInternet cafes to serve tourists. Dozens of tailor’s shops, lantern shops, souvenir shops etc. sold their products online, earning tens of thousands of USD a month.

Photographer Thai Tuan Kiet, a member of the Hoi An Photographers’ Club, said that doing business and tourism is tradition of Hoi An people. All families that are involved in trade and tourism use the iInternet. The Hoi An Photographers’ Club also uses the iInternet as an effective tool to sell photos.

Le Ngoc Hao, business manager of the YaLy Cloth Shop at 47 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An, said that three branches of YaLy in Hoi An have nearly 500 employees. These shops serve thousands of customers each day, mainly foreigners. These customers know about Hoi An’s quick-service tailor’s shops through the iInternet.

Hoi An’s Party Secretary Nguyen Su said that the local authorities began using the iInternet in 1997 and also the local residents. Doing business has become “an instinct” of Hoi An people. The iInternet is the means of effective business and communications of the locals.

In its 400-year history, Hoi An has always been an open town, which knows how to advertise itself to the world and how to learn modern science and technology from the world.

Socially, thanks to the iInternet, both the local government and local people have sufficient information and have opportunity to adjust themselves or explain “misunderstanding” about the town. This is a proof for Hoi An’s integration in the modern time.

Huynh Van Son, a trader on Tran Phu street, is proud of his wireless iInternet city. “Hoi An has been successful in implementing important policies: it is the city without open-air power grid, no outdoor television antennas, no motorbike in ancient streets, no sensitive services, etc. Hoi An is also the city of free wireless iInternet,” he sai.

Walking through the national forest of Cuc Phuong in the North (02days/01nights)

Walking through the national forest of Cuc Phuong in the North (02days/01nights)

Highlight of Tour: See the tropical forest in Vietnam with many kind of trees, of birds, of butterflies
Day 01: Hanoi-Cuc Phuong (B,L,D)
You’ll depart from Hanoi to Cuc Phuong National Park, an area of limestone cliffs and wild, tropical forest 160km to the South of Hanoi. Upon arrival, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and the Botanic Garden, where visitors can see some of the 1,880 species of flora that exist in the park. Then continue to walk through the forest & through giant trees, some of which are over 1,000 years old. Back to Cuc Phuong center for overnight.
Day 02: Cuc Phuong-Hoa Lu-Hanoi (B,L)
Morning, drive to Hoa Lu, one of the ancient capitals of Vietnam. Enjoy the gorgeous limestone karsts and rolling green fields, which gave the area the nickname “Ha Long Bay of the rice paddies” as you explore 10th Century Dinh and Le Dynasty relics. Then you will climb aboard a tiny boat for a peaceful cruise up the river to Tam Coc, the “three lagoons”. Then transfer back to Hanoi.
End of Services,
B: Breakfast, L: Lunch; D: Diner

Floating market in the heart of Saigon

Very few people know that there is still a floating market named Tran Van Kieu remaining in Saigon. The market helps keeping the beauty of a city of river area.
The floating market is situated on the Canal Tau Hu - Ben Nghe in district 6, Saigon. Before the East – West Highway was completed, the market was located at the pier/abutment of Lo Gom bridge on the Canal Tau Hu - Ben Nghe. However, since this most beautiful avenue of Ho Chi Minh City was put into operation, the floating market has been moved deeply into the narrow canal called Lo Gom. The trading activities on the boats are not as busy as it was used to.
Per chasing goods in the market are mainly kinds of fruits such as watermelon, pumpkin, grapefruit …ect, was taken from the west orchard through the Vam Co river to Saigon. The buyers are mostly shop men and the vendors/peddlers. As the boats are landed, the buyers will busily come to take goods and fruits will be delivered to many retail markets, fruit stalls, into every streets or alleyways of Saigon.
The market’s activities often takes place in the early morning from 4 Am  to 7 or 8 Am, sometimes in the afternoon when the water up, the boats are also gathered but with small quantities and of course the fruits are not as fresh as in the morning.
Normally, on the days reaching fullmoon, or first day of the lunar month, more boats are gathered in the markets, sometimes, the number of boats is up to 50 -60 ones. However, this floating market is more and more narrowed. Some of boat owners must move to smaller canals in faraway districts such as district 2,12, Cu Chi for trading. Many buyers fear that the rivers of Saigon no longer have rooms for such boats to gather.
Let’s visit the Floating market through some nice pictures, maybe this will be one of the final photos about the last floating market of Saigon.

One shop woman is moving bananas from boats to the small trolleys for retail trading.
A seller also gets up early to cook Hu Tieu (noodle soup ) for guests in the market.

The boats full of  fruit bags from the  west area.

Anchored the boat to the shore.

Selling for shopmen . 

Such nananas trolleys will appear on every streets of Saigon.

People gather on the riverside.

One of the boats in the market…

the pier of Lo Gom Bridge,at which people gather the market.

10 công cụ tìm kiếm có thể bạn chưa biết

Bạn đã nghe đến thuật ngữ “tìm kiếm hướng đối tượng” chưa? Đó là những công cụ chuyên dụng cho từng mục đích tìm kiếm cụ thể, đôi khi còn hữu ích hơn cả Google. Dưới đây là 10 trong số đó.
1. Topsy (
Mạng xã hội ảo “mini” Twitter ngày càng phổ biến. Với số người dùng rất đông đảo, thông tin do người sử dụng đưa lên Twitter rất đa dạng và hữu ích. Topsy cho phép tìm kiếm những thông tin được mọi người chia sẻ trên mạng xã hội Twitter. Kểt quả tìm kiếm trên Topsy được sắp xếp dựa trên mức độ phù hợp với thông tin mà bạn tìm và những nhận xét về những thông tin đó. Từ đó bạn sẽ tìm được những thông tin phù hợp nhất với mình.
Tương tự như Topsy, CrowdEye cho phép bạn tìm kiếm những thông tin do người sử dụng cung cấp trên Twitter. Kết quả tìm kiếm là một biểu đồ thể hiện mức độ phổ biến của từ khóa tìm kiếm, các đường link và qua các tag. Điều này nghe có vẻ như sẽ có một lượng thông tin khổng lồ đang chờ đón bạn khám phá. Nhưng cách trình bày trên CrowdEye rất dễ dàng để bạn có thể truy cập và chọn ra thứ bạn cần.
Không chỉ tìm kiếm thông tin thông trên Twitter như 2 công cụ tìm kiếm trên, Collecta còn cho phép tìm kiếm nội dung trên Flickr, các comment trên các blog, Twitter, Jaiku (mạng xã hội ảo tương tự Twitter) và các bài viết trên các blog cá nhân. Do Twitter ngày càng phát triển, kết quả tìm kiếm thu được từ Twitter thường “áp đảo” so với các mạng xã hội khác.
Tương tự như Collecta, Scoopler tìm kiếm thông tin từ Twitter cùng với các nguồn khác như Youtube, Flickr… để cung cấp cho bạn các bài viết, hình ảnh và video mới nhất.
IceRocket cho phép người sử dụng tìm kiếm các kết quả trên Twitter và MySpace, 2 trong số các mạng xã hội ảo lớn nhất hiện nay. Chức năng tìm kiếm web, tin tức, ảnh… cũng được cung cấp ở đây.
OneRiot phân tích các đường link mà mọi người chia sẻ trên các mạng xã hội như Digg và Twitter. Sau đó, OneRiot đánh dấu các nội dung liên quan đến thông tin bạn cần. Kết quả tìm kiếm là các thông tin mới nhất thu thập từ các mạng xã hội và sát với nội dung tìm kiếm của bạn nhất. Ngoài chức năng tìm kiếm website, OneRite còn cho phép người dùng tìm kiếm theo nội dung video.
Trackle không giống hầu hết các trang web tìm kiếm. Nó có nhiều chuyên mục tìm kiếm cài sẵn để bạn lựa chọn như: du lịch, chuyện về các ngôi sao, chứng khoán, phân loại các quảng cáo, y tế, tội phạm… Khi một thể loại được chọn, bạn có thể nhập ba từ khóa để tìm kiếm. Nếu tìm kiếm vẫn chưa cho được kết quả ưng ý, bạn sẽ được Trackle thông báo bằng tin nhắn SMS, email  ngay khi có những thông tin mới từ Internet phù hợp.
Cách thức hoạt động của iBoogie tương tự như các công cụ tìm kiếm khác. Nó tìm kiếm nhiều trang web thu thập một số lượng lớn kết quả phù hợp với từ khóa bạn nhập vào. Điểm khác biệt của iBoogie là nó phân loại các kết quả theo từng chủ đề riêng biệt. Bằng cách chia kết quả như thế này, iBoogie giúp bạn thu hẹp khoảng cách giữa kết quả và nhu cầu tìm kiếm.
9. MetaCrawler (
MetaCrawler sử dụng “công nghệ siêu tìm kiếm”, để lấy kết quả từ các trang web của các công cụ tìm kiếm khác. Nhờ truy vấn nhiều công cụ tìm kiếm cùng lúc, bạn sẽ nhận được kết quả lớn hơn nhiều so với công cụ tìm kiếm thông thường.
Khi sử dụng GoodSearch, bạn sẽ có cảm giác mình trở thành người tốt bụng hơn (!). Khi bạn tiến hành tìm kiếm trên GoodSearch, số tiền thu được từ các dịch vụ quảng cáo sẽ được trích 1 nửa cho trường học và các tổ chức từ thiện mà bạn chọn. Trước khi tiến hành tìm kiếm, bạn có thể điền tên của các tổ chức từ thiện mà mình biết vào khung “WHO DO YOU GOODSEARCH FOR?”. Mặc dù kết quả tìm kiếm của GoodSearch được lấy từ Yahoo, nhưng cách thức hoạt động của GoodSearch cũng đáng để chúng ta xem qua.

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