It is the first week of August, and Vietnam Online This Week will bring you a the most updated news on Vietnam's tourism - find out what will be happening in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in this sunny month of the year, as well as learning more about Danang, as a great tourism destination for family, romance and everything in between. Check out what's going on this week!
August starts with a staffering rain in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The storm Nockten had come and left, leaving Hanoi with the daylong rain. Meanwhile in the South, Ho Chi Minh City was in the middle of the rainy season, which quite explains the reason why it is so wet these days. The sun started coming up, actually, way up, in the middle of this week and now it is all over the place, in both city. Rains are still unavoidable, though more sun light is on for sure. Don't be fooled that this weather is ideal for sunbathing! The sun ray here in Vietnam may be equal to those in high-elevated countries such as Ecuador and Bolivia. So make sure you heed the advice of our editors on Surviving the heat in Vietnam to protect yourself!
Hanoi Weather August 5-7, 2011 - Google Weather
Ho Chi Minh City Weather August 5-7, 2011 - Google Weather
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Hanoi weather in August
Ho Chi Minh weather in August
Hue weather in August
1 - Many new dining options are now available at the already-rich-in-cuisine Ho Chi Minh City from fresh sea-food to vegetarian fares. Check out the Food Deals in August in Ho Chi Minh City article.
2 - A great news for those loving Vietnam and tourism workers in Vietnam: In July the industry sees another increase in the number of visitors, compared with the same period last year. Although the discrepancy is less than 15%, it still gives hope for this growingly famous destination.
3 - Community-based tours to Vong Vieng, Halong Bay, are now welcoming tourists from all over the world. This tour takes travelers beyond the marvel of the Bay to see local life in Vong Vieng fishing village. Keep this in mind when you visit Halong Bay!
Danang is probably a rather undervalued destination of Vietnam although the number of arrivals is rising significantly. Occupying a strategic position in Central Vietnam, Danang boasts magnificent beaches at world class standard, many can be named here such as Furama Resort, Lifestyle Resort, Fusion Maia Resort. This coastal city will surely challenge your idea about visiting Vietnam, which is not limited to seeing the exotic culture, but also to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime: professional spa services and a romantic dinner for two by the beach side are really a perfect getaway for anyone.
Furama - A World Famous Resort Based in Danang
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This week, we brings you back to the busy Hanoi with the hustle-and-bustle Old Quarter. Find out where you can stock up with photos to show friends when you get home with this article: 5 Best Places for Shooting a Photo in Hanoi.
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