Cat Ba- Jade island

With 366 islands, the Cat Ba Archipelago offers stunning scenery. Recognized by Unesco as a World Biosphere Reserve, this archipelago lies next to the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay

With beautiful sea views, endemic forests, fabulous caves and fairytale beaches, Cát Bà Island has a lot to offer. The largest island in the archipelago, Cát Bà is often compared to a beautiful jade pendant.

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This is one of 3 beaches at Ca Bat island

A new eco-tourism development promises to complement the island’s natural beauty. On one side the Cát Bà Amatina faces an idyllic bay and white-sand beaches. On the other it faces mountains and forests. Located in Cái Giá Bay and not far from Cát Bà National Park, this world-class ecotourism project will offer modern, urban comforts, luxurious marinas and the friendly, serene atmosphere of resorts.

a must visit to destinations in the North of Vietnam

Cát Bà Amatina mixes French elegance, American passion and warm, gentle Vietnamese architecture. Designed to fit with the area’s beautiful surroundings, Cát Bà Amatina will feature business malls, an international conference hall, 4 and 5 star hotels, and leisure facilities such as a sports complex, Private and VIP marinas, and out-door restaurants. A bridge and highway are now being built to link Cát Bà Island with Hai Phong city. This will allow tens of thousands of tourists to reach Cát Bà each month.

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The Cat Ba Amatina Project promises modern facilities in a peaceful setting

For those seeking peace and quiet, Cát Bà Amatina is an ideal getaway spot. Guests will enjoy high-end villas set in beautiful scenery. Just a short stroll away lie beaches, forests and the marina. Tourist sites include Cát Bà National Park, Trung Trang Cave, and the Frog Pond.

An attractive development for investors, Cát Bà Amatina embodies serenity and luxury on the peaceful island of Cát Bà. It also reveals the expertise of its investor, Vinaconex – ITC, professional investor and developer in real estate.
At Cat Ba Amatina, nature and human artistry come together in perfect harmony.

Golden St. Petersburg

The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg captivates visitors’ hearts with the beauty of its golden autumns

Despite many ups and downs, St. Petersburg has retained its charm. Thanks to its magnificent architecture and beautiful landscapes, St. Petersburg is a symbol of Russian culture. Founded by the Tsar Peter the Great upon former wetlands, St. Petersburg is Russia’s cultural capital. A copper statue of Peter I of Russia, also known as the “Bronze Horseman”, is considered a symbol of the city.

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Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, St. Petersburg is the eighth most-popular tourist attraction in the world. With its large and extensive canal systems, ancient mossy bridges, and antique houses lining the riverside, the city is often called “Venice of the North”.
St. Petersburg is a remarkable showcase of Russian architecture, history and culture. With lavish Baroque and neoclassical buildings, the city evokes Europe during the 16th to 18th centuries. Fit for a king, St. Petersburg is home to many splendid palaces such as the Pavlovsk Palace, the Winter Palace, the Summer Palace, and the Catherine Palace. St. Petersburg also impresses tourists with its unique and exotic museums. With 221 museums, 80 theaters, cultural centers and many other art centers, the city hosts many artistic and cultural events, as well as festivals and competitions.

Cambodia- The region of Southeast Asia is the land of architecture, rich culture and religious

In the autumn, this ancient city looks especially magical. In the fall, St. Petersburg dons a golden cloak. Kazan Cathedral with its majestic colonnade, the old bridge built during the time of Peter I across the Neva river, and Peter the Great’s palace beside Black Lake … In the autumn, these sites appear different and outstanding. Strolling down a path strewn with yellow leaves and inhaling the cool autumn breeze, visitors will feel the magic and romance of this majestic city.

Cham Tower(Ninh Thuan)-Silent Guardians

The Po Klong Garai Cham tower complex in Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan is the most beautiful and best-preserved Cham tower complex in Vietnam. Just 7km from Phan Rang town, the Po Klong Garai towers loom on a dry hillside. Built in the 13th century in honor of King Po Klong Garai, the towers play an important role in Cham culture.

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The steps leading up to the main arched gate of Po Klong Garai take us back in history to the medieval Cham kingdom of Panduranga

King Po Klong Garai is remembered for his contributions to agricultural development and irrigation. According to legend, the king was an orphaned cowherd who won the support of the Dragon God and became a talented and highly moral king who helped to develop and protect the Cham kingdom. The king held a sacred tower building contest with the goal of promoting peace and protecting the kingdom from Khmer invasions (Cambodia). The result was this architectural masterpiece. In the mind of the Cham people, after his death the king became a sacred deity who protects the living.

Located on a hill over 100m high, the compound initially consisted of one main tower and five surrounding ones. Today, only three towers remain, the largest standing 20.5m high, the Fire Tower 9.13m high and the Gate Tower 5.65m high. Po Klong Garai features distinctive Cham architecture. The deity honored here is Mukha Linga who bears the honorable face of King Po Klong Garai, who is also a subject of worship in the religious rituals of Cham people. The Po Klong Garai towers remain central to the religion of local Cham people. Cham people still attend festivals at this compound to pray for good luck.

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The towers were built in honor of King Po Klong Garai, who helped to improve farming and irrgation techniques

Arched gates, pointy towers and decorative bas-reliefs made of Cham bricks have withstood the ravages of time. A nearly solid block of bricks, the towers’ interior spaces are just large enough for primary rituals. In front of the entrance gate of the main tower rests a Siva statue. Smaller towers rise in great symmetrical pairs to narrow towards the top, creating an ascending shape that is both solemn and impressive. All facets of the tower are decorated with patterns and sculptures inspired by ancient Cham culture and Vietnamese culture. Images of humans, dragon tails and sacred bulls are familiar Cham motifs. The ancient Cham craftsmen who made these sculptures were highly skilled and versatile. The towers appear both tough and rugged, yet feature sinuous and soft carvings. They are made entirely of bricks, their dark red color leaving a profound impression on visitors. To this day, researchers are still debating how the Cham made their bricks. Nobody is sure if the bricks were baked or unbaked. Yet however they were made, despite this regions harsh weather, they have withstood the ravages of time.

The standing towers remain firm and the bricks tightly stacked. The type of mortar that the Chams used, or whether they even used mortar, remains a topic of debate. What is certain is that the sophisticated techniques of the ancient Cham builders have allowed these towers to remain as silent symbols of Cham culture.

Cambodia – The emerging tourist attraction in Southeast Asia

Cambodia is a developing small country neighboring with Thailand and Vietnam. With the long standing history and unique culture, it is a worthy place for tourists to visit

The region of Southeast Asia is the land of architecture, rich culture and religious for discovery along with the natural beauty of cultural heritage sites. Once you visit this region, you can sightsee from golden temples to the tropical forests, spicy cuisine to isolate beaches, more and more developing urban scenes to the ancient wonders of the world. Cambodia belongs to the Southeast Asia so more or less; it has these features of attractions.

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Let’s take a look to the most charming beauty of Cambodia in the following angles:

Glorious history

When learning about the history of Cambodia, you will know the glorious period of this land is in Khmer regime when the Angkor was the capital city and also the largest city in the pre-industrial stage of the world until French colonist took over and then the atrocity of the Khmer Rouge regime. Khmer Rouge crime is a dark period of Cambodian history made the whole world shocked and disappointed.

Land of the great temples

No need to argue about Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia which is the most famous and visited place. It is additionally the largest religious construction worldwide with spectacular, unique and sophisticated architecture. Designed with the main entrance in the west, Angkor Wat makes visitors overwhelmed by the image of giant temple featured on the sunlight. In addition to that feeling, tourists are impressed with the statue Apsara carved on most of walls or in floral motifs and animal cared carefully on the steps of the wall.
The world’s wonder of Angkor is one of the typical artistic monuments of Khmer. So, tourists cannot miss when traveling to Cambodia.

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A World Heritage Site in Cambodia is Preah Vihear and other impressive temples, both old and new, scatters around the country. There is no other place owning many ancient temples like Cambodia and scientists are still continuing to discover the remains buried in the dust of time. This is an interesting thing for you to choose the tour to Cambodia.

Cambodians are nice and friendly

Khmer people the greatest asset of Cambodia and also the main reason that so many tourists visit once but love this country forever. Khmer people are happy with their current life. They are honest, open-minded, friendly and hospitable. They are now totally different from they used to be in their difficult history. They live with the optimistic sense from the ruins of history, so this country is known as the “land of smiles”. However, it is not similar to Thailand as it is friendly but a little enigmatic.

An idyllic and unique country beauty

Another attractive reason in Cambodia is pristine beauty and idyllic landscapes where travelers can breathe the fresh air and feel the peace. Cambodia is a beautiful land, a fascinating tropical country because of the isolate but unique scenes.

Cambodian rural areas are very idyllic with green rice paddies, the wooden house in the village, where there are children and animals playing outside.

The city still little development of French colonial architecture, the golden temple with curved roof incondite highest in urban areas. The developing cities still keep the architecture style from French colonist, which are the golden pagodas with arching dorms. Apart from Cambodia, you can check out Japan-the country of rising sun.

Pristine beaches

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Perhaps one of the most amazing things in Cambodia is the treasure of the gorgeous coastlines. Cambodia beaches with white sand and clean turquoise waters make you remember the Thailand’s coastlines. However, they are not as crowded as in Thailand.

Near the crowded beaches are resorts and vibrant nightlife. Meanwhile, further than that is the Koh Rong Island, which is a truly tropical paradise is waiting for you to discover. It takes you 2 hour drive by boat on the sea. After arriving, you will realize that the opposition to the noise, bustle and hustle of Sihanoukville, the Koh Rong Island brings you the quiet space and pristine beauty. You will feel like you are living in a “paradise” so, make sure this place will not let you down.

In brief, Cambodia has everything to meet your needs for the trip of the exciting experiences. Along with friendliness, this place is a tourist attraction of the world due to beautiful natural scenes and glorious history. Take a visit to Cambodia and feel for at least one time in your life!

Japan – each season has its own beauty

It can be said that there is no country that is given so many romantically beautiful scenes like Japan. In the country of rising sun, each season, each month has its own unique beauty that cannot be mixed.

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Japan – the heaven of romance in Asia. Photo by ka.e.de_nagase

Japan in the spring days

If tourists travel to Japan in spring, they can both enjoy the warm and comfortable weather there but also have chance to sightsee the beauty of many colorful flowers such as white-dotted flowers and cauliflowers in March, or cherry blossom in April along with other kinds of booming flowers all around the rice fields in Japan in May.

Traveling to Japan in summer

In summer, the weather is not as comfortable as that of the spring. Moreover, when the summer comes, it always brings much rains and the glowworm in June is bestrew in the many rural areas.
If you have chance to visit Japan in these months of summer, you definitely will not forget the dim light of the fireflies in summer, which is a kind of unique romance. It is so special that we cannot compare with the brilliant light in the big cities.

In the sweltering heat of summer in July and August, in Vietnam you may take part in the Kate festival of Cham people and meanwhile in Japan it is the occasion for the colorful festivals and firework displays held around the country. There is no more wonderful than wearing Yukata clothes, wooden clogs and the paper fan in hand to walk around the festivals in the country of cherry blossom and then, stop at the traditional stalls to enjoy Japanese dishes. It is so great, isn’t it?

The romantic atmosphere in autumn in the country of cherry blossom

There is a saying like the autumn comes right after the summer passes. The October is the transition time when you feel the breath of the autumn with the color change of the Yellow Walking Iris leaves which turn into yellow. Looking at the leaves, you will feel like you are seeing a romantic picture hanging on the wall in the past days. Two lines of falling yellow leaves on the streets with the same color of the fence create an extremely beautiful scene for anyone who walk by and feel. It is also the idea place for young people to come and to take photos or check in.

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Extremely beautiful scene of falling yellow leaves in Japan

Traveling to the country of rising sun in November means that you arrive in the month of the red maple leaves in the melancholic but attractive autumn sky. The autumn in Japan is not like the autumn in other countries of Europe or South Korea because the fall of Japan is romantically picturesque in the pretty cold weather with the sad-like lines of trees.
When it comes to the autumn in Japan, it is very common to refer to the ancient city Kyoto which is one of the world’s most beautiful together with Paris, Rome, London and other cities. Kyoto is a place where if you visited once, you could not forget but always remember in your minds and hearts

Cold but brilliant winter in Japan

The winter in Japan often begins in the December and ends in February. This is the great chance for tourists to go skiing and enjoy the stunning festivals of light in the largest cities in Japan in the season of Christmas and the New Year. In the mountainous areas like Nagano, Shiga, Fukui and Hokkaido, there are many great skiing places with the high mountain flank so that visitors can see and enjoy the landscapes from the high position in the far distance.
Also, it is the place for the big Olympics of the world such as Winter Olympics and ideally for professional skiers flocking to from all over the world.
Although there is no snow in the big cities like other places, many breathtaking performances of lights with thousands of bulbs are held in the cold season of winter. So, it is worth visiting Japan in winter for enjoyment

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Hokkaido is the ideal place for skiing

Generally speaking, Japan is very wonderful country, isn’t it? No matter which season you will visit Japan, you still can enjoy the most beautiful things and festivals with a lot of interesting activities in the country of cherry blossom. In the holidays, do not forget to think about this country and book tickets for you and your family or friends to travel to and have great moments together.