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Vietnam named among list the 10 incredible journeys around Asia

Updated at Friday, 25 May 2018, 10:59
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam named among list the 10 incredible journeys around Asia, according to the Telegraph.
Explore Vietnam on two wheels has been ranks on list 10 incredible journeys around Asia, by the Telegraph.
Experience life on the Mekong.
Experience life on the Mekong.
“Intrepid Travel’s north to south cycling tour of Vietnam takes riders from the lakes and tree-lined avenues of the capital to the hills and rice paddies of Mai Chau, Ninh Binh’s limestone karst mountains and the ancient towns of Hue and Hoi An. The 15-day adventure ends in Ho Chi Minh City, with an unforgettable ride to the Cu Chi Tunnels, created by the Viet Cong during the war with America,” Telegraph wrote.
From £1,430 (US$1,912) including accommodation, select meals, transportation and activities.
In addition, sail the magical Mekong is one of the incredible journeys around Asia. “Saga’s 14-night voyage on the Mekong offers the perfect blend of big city hits, cultural kicks and long lazy days on the world’s 12th longest river,” Telegraph wrote.
Spend the first two nights eating and shopping in Ho Chi Minh City, before boarding the RV Mekong Pandaw, an old-fashioned paddle steamer with just 24 state rooms. Spend seven nights sailing through the wilds of Vietnam and Cambodia, ending with the delights of Angkor Wat.
The Telegraph is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. It was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in 1855 as Daily Telegraph & Courier.
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In the first four months of 2018, Vietnam has received more than 5.5 million international tourists. In which, the number of international tourists arriving in Vietnam in 2018, April was estimated at 1.3 million, raising the total figure for the first four months of 2018 to 5.5 million, up 29.5% over the same period last year, according to General Statistics Office.
Foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in April rose 25.2%, attracted by a wide range of events such as the Festival of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, and the Asian Food and Culture Festival in Hanoi and Quang Ninh province.
Of the total visitors in the first four months, 4.1 million came from Asia, with Chinese tourists topping the list at 1.7 million, followed by 1.1 million from South Korea. Visitors from Europe were estimated at more than 843,000, of which Russian tourists accounted for the largest share at an estimated 262,000.
Ha Phuong
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