Viet Nam Open Tour

Nha Trang to host international yacht race again

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yachtThe central coastal city of Nha Trang will host the fourth VinaCapital Hong Kong-Vietnam International Yacht Race from October 20-24. The race is expected to draw more than 200 contestants from Hong Kong , Singapore , the Philippines , Australia , New Zealand and several European and American nations.

The 656 nautical mile-race will select the best athletes for the Rolex Sydney – Hobart competition – one of the most challenged yacht races in the world, which is held annually in December in Australia.

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Vinpearl Land offers half price for locals and elderly

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vinpearl-landVinpearlland Tourism JSC has announced a special half price offer for tickets to its fun park, for residents of Khanh Hoa Province and people aged over 60 until December 20.
The special cuts the price of tickets to VND160,000 from VND320,000. Visitors to the park will get free two way transport by cable car or ferry to the island and unlimited access to indoor and outdoor games and entertainment at Vinpearl Water Park and Vinpearl Underwater World with a visit to Truc Lam Tinh Vien monastery. Tourists can also watch musical fountain shows, animal circus, and mermaid shows.

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Yang Bay attracts tourists in search of natural paradise

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yang bay waterfallYang Bay in the central province of Khanh Hoa is famed for its pristine beauty, expansive forests, and glassy waterfalls – in fact the superlatives go on and on.

Duong Le Na, an overseas Vietnamese from the US and her friends recently decided to travel to the site. When they arrived at Yang Bay she was beside herself with joy.

"On the stone steps of the gentle slope we started our journey to Yang Bay waterfall. The fresh air the cool water, I'm in ecstasy," she wrote in an e-mail to a friend.

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Air Mekong starts maiden commercial flights

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air-mekongVietnam’s Air Mekong officially launched its maiden domestic commercial flights, taking its first step into the local airline market after two years of preparation.
The country’s third private carrier marked its presence in the market with eight domestic routes, including Hanoi – Phu Quoc, HCMC – Phu Quoc, and Hanoi – HCMC. There are also routes from Hanoi to Danang, Nha Trang, Dalat, and routes from HCMC to Danang, Nha Trang, Dalat, Con Dao, Buon Ma Thuot, Haiphong and Vinh.

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Miss Earth tickets on sale

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More than 5,000 tickets are still available for the final round of the Miss Earth contest in Nha Trang coastal resort on December 4.

The environmentally based competition will be broadcast live on VTV1, VTV4, ABS, CBN and Channel Philippines.

It will draw together 90 beauties from around the world. Miss Viet Nam World 2010, Luu Thi Diem Huong, will represent Viet Nam.

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