Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City has been included on a list of the 45 best food markets around the world, compiled by the USA Today. USA Today ranked the 45 best markets around the world based on their critical acclaim, how reflective they are of the local region, and the importance of food and drink at the market.
One of the oldest surviving buildings in Ho Chi Minh City and one of the city’s iconic symbols, Ben Thanh is popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, as well as local cuisine. Cooks at the market cook up authentic Vietnamese dishes made to order. In the evening, visitors to the market can sit outside at a number of temporary sidewalk restaurants serving local dishes like pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) and banh canh cua (crab noodle soup).
Huvafen Fushi, opens up an innovative underwater spa which they claim to be the world’s first and offers pioneering new menu of wellness packages. Huvafen Fushi is the latest luxury resort in the Maldives. The spa is named LIME and offers a window to the incredible multiplicity of ocean life. It is designed with soft furnishings that echo the colors and textures of the neighboring corals and sponges. The underwater treatment rooms are made of a solid-cast resin to create an underwater structure that could be set in the open ocean with nominal disturbance to the ecosystem of the Maldives.
Two new species of Rhododendron have been found in the country. These species now named the Khochii-var album and Prince namgiae-were discovered by forest officials at Dochula while collecting rhododendron flower specimens for the upcoming Rhododendron Festival, says the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.
Khochii-var album has white flowers while Prince namgiae has pinkish flowers. Prince namgiae was named after His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab Namgyal Wangchuck.
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Enjoy the stunning landscape of Vang Vieng and pamper yourself at the Riverside Boutique Resort. Opened in summer 2012 the resort is located on the banks of the Nam Song River. A lush tropical garden and a swimming pool invite for longer stays.
The resort has 34 beautifully designed rooms, integrating original decors inspired by the culture of eight ethnic groups: the Akha, Hmong, Katu, Lanten, Lao Lum, Tai Daeng, Tai Lue and Yao.
The “Restaurant du Crabe d’Or,” named after one of Vang Vieng’s most famous caves, invites to discover authentic Lao dishes, as well as Asian and French cuisine. The spacious terrace provides a panorama view over the Song River and the magnificent limestone mountains of Vang Vieng.
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Malaysia : TRAVELOG : Taman Negara National Park
We want you to feel confident that we do everything to ensure you enjoy your trip to Malaysia and that you will experience the best that this fascinating country offers you. We visit all the places of interest and resorts that we recommend as an integral part of our professional and personalized service.
And so we recently travelled to Taman Negara in the 130 million year old rainforest lying in the middle of the Malaysian peninsula,considered to be the oldest rainforest on earth. The Amazon is new growth compared to this! It is the premier national park in the country covering over 4343 square kilometers of primary forest. Taman Negara is the most extensive protected area of pristine evergreen rainforest in Malaysia. The flora and fauna are unrivalled: 14,000 species of plants, 200 of mammals and 240 of trees.
Winding through Taman Negara and serving as its main highway is the Tembeling River and its tributaries. Wooden river boats ply the waters transporting people and supplies as they have done for hundreds of years. Among the many activities waiting for guests to be discovered, is the world’s longest suspended canopy walk. Secured 40 meters above the forest floor, guests willhave an amazing few over the rainforest and with some luck some curious animals might also be seen.
The eco-tourism resort Mutiara Taman Negara offers a variety of accommodation types with modern comfort. Everything used is biodegradable and all wooden chalet interiors are made of natural products, offering a nice and welcoming atmosphere. Each Chalet has its own private balcony, facing the lush tropical garden.
The Green Season in Myanmar is from May to September where Yangon will be wet and beach hotels are closed. However, the upper Myanmar will be green everywhere and pleasant. Best time to travel for those who prefer to see the beauty of the country with less tourists around. Mandalay, the capital of upper Myanmar is now directly accessible by flight from Bangkok. From this arrival gate, the ancient Bagan and scenic Inle Lake will give you the best of the green Myanmar, lively countryside.
We are offering 6 days Myanmar Tour Seat-in-coach, departure from Mandalay every Tuesday with minimum 2 persons starting from May until September 2014. Escorted by Spanish or English speaking throughout guide. Optional extended night in Yangon at the end of the tour.
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Remember to explore the 7-9 century A.D 'Guard stones' in Sri Lanka and unravel the mystery of dragons, king_cobras, mythical human species and dwarfs ...
A 'must do' when you tour The Island
Yunnan Province with its mild climate and abundant rainfall is home to a large variety of plant and animal species, making the ingredients used in Yunnan Cuisine very diverse. Yunnan Cuisine, often referred to as Dian Cuisine, has its own unique style because of its geographic location, diverse local plant and animal species and numerous ethnic minority groups. Many ethnic minority groups are located in Yunnan Province and they have each added their own cooking styles to Yunnan Cuisine, making it a beautiful mix of many different styles of cooking and preparation styles. The characteristics of Yunnan cuisine are a moderate balance of sour and spicy, tender and sweet. Yunnan Cuisine strives to keep the original taste of each of its ingredients.
Diethelm Travel Thailand recently launched a weekly emailing campaign called Awesome Hotel Deals. As the title will reveal, the mailing with update all our travel agent partners with the most up-to-date special offers from the Thailand hotels & resorts. The rates being on offer are the lowest in the market, sometimes complimented with an additional stay-pay deal. We hope this initiative will help our travel agent partners capture more last-minute sales opportunities. If you do not yet receive our weekly emailing, please send us your travel agents details at