A flight with 100 passengers aboard took off from Jiangbei international airport in central China’s Chongqing City to Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi on March 6, opening the first direct air route between the two cities.
The number of Korean tourists to Vietnam has increased considerably over the past 10 years, from 53, 000 in 2000 to 0.5 million in 2010, up 230%, according to Hoang Thi Diep, Deputy Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
The Asian cuisine festival was held on March 5 in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates. The festival was attended by embassies from 16 countries including Vietnam, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Nepal, Singapore, Korea, Iran and Azerbaijan.
Like Lung Cu in Ha Giang Province at Vietnam’s northernmost point and Dat Mui in Ca Mau Province at the most southern, Mui Dien in Phu Yen Province is the most easterly part of the country for tourists. The top of the 26 meter lighthouse is the first place in Vietnam to catch the rays of the sun at dawn.