Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cosevco Nhat Le Hotel

The Cosevco Nhat Le Hotel offers comfortable rooms and a spa and wellness centre, and is located within a 10-minute drive of Dong Hoi Airport (VDH). The city centre is within a short drive of the hotel.

The Cosevco Nhat Le Hotel is a superb place to stop for both business and leisure. Offering a beauty centre, an outdoor pool and a jacuzzi, the hotel also has tennis courts. The hotel’s reception is conveniently open around the clock for all your needs.

All rooms at the Cosevco Nhat Le Hotel are air conditioned and offer a kitchenette, cable / satellite channels and a TV. A DVD player, a private bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities can be found in each room of the hotel. Rooms are also equipped with an internet connection.

The Cosevco Nhat Le Hotel has an on-site restaurant, perfect for those wishing to eat in. In the evening, guests are welcome to enjoy a drink in the hotel’s comfortable lounge bar.
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General
Room Service, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Air Conditioned, Non-Smoking Rooms, Mini Bar, Cable / Satellite TV, Kitchenette, Coffee / Tea Maker, Microwave, Hair Dryer, TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Bathrobes, En suite, Private Bathroom, Kids Club, Coffee Shop/Cafeteria

Activities
Swimming pool, Massage / Beauty Centre, Tennis Courts, Sauna, Excursions, Garden, Beach (Nearby), Jacuzzi, Massage, Spa & Wellness Centre, Pool Outdoor

Services
Business Center, 24 Hour Reception, Dry Cleaning, Meeting Rooms, Laundry service, Shops, Photocopier, Desk, Function Rooms, Souvenirs/Gift Shop, Late check-out (subject to availability)

Internet
High-speed Internet is available at this hotel. Wireless internet on site.

Parking
The hotel has free parking.

Check-in
From 2:00 PM

Check-out
Prior to 12:00 PM

Address: No. 16, Quach Xuan Ky Street, Quang Binh Province, Dong Hoi
Phone: (84-52) 840 088
Number room: 80

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Quang Binh: the Cultural Tourist Festival 2013

News from the Office of the provincial People’s Committee of Quang Binh said, Mr. Nguyen Huu Hoai-Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee has just directed the related stakeholders focus on building plan to organize the Cultural TourisT Festival 2013 with the events Quang Binh Cave Festival 2013 and the 10th anniversary of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang national Park World Natural Heritage.

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Accordingly, Quang Binh Cave Festival 2013 is expected to take place in the Phong Nha cave and Thien Duong cave, the execution time is on April to kick off for tourism season of the year.  In particular, many activities will be held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park was recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

source: cultural Newspaper

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Son Dong, the world’s largest cave

small_24125Son Dong, a cave belongs to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang grotto system in central Quang Binh Province, has been discovered to be the biggest in the world.

Son Doong cave, discovered by a local 18 years ago, is more than 200 meters wide, 150 meters high, and at least 6.5 kilometers long, though the explorers said they were unable to explore it fully. Bristish explorers have recently discovered that So Dong is much larger than the world’s biggest known cave. The biggest section of Son Dong is five kilometers in length, 200 meters high and 150 meters wide, said Howard Limbirt of the British Cave Research Association team searching the area April 10-14, 2009. Son Dong is much larger than Deer Cave in Malaysia, currently considered the world’s largest, an explorer said (Deer is 90 meters wide, 100 meters high and 2 kilometers long). The Son Doong cave has replaced to take pole position as the world’s largest cave.

The Son Dong is situated below another cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang, though its entry passage is very difficult to traverse. The exploration team said they had set foot on just 6.5 kilometers along the cave, as there is a large amount of fast flowing water inside Son Dong. It takes explorers six hours of walking through a 10 kilometer long forest path from Truong Son Highway to reach the mouth of Son Dong cave. The explorer added that the Quang Binh cave has beautiful stalactites and stalagmites that are not seen anywhere else.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang grotto system belongs to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. It is a limestone region of 2,000 square kilometers in Vietnam and borders another limestone area in Hin Nammo in Laos. When describing the newly-discovered cave, the team’s spokesman, Haward Limbirt, said that it was a thing of overwhelming beauty and grandeur. He added that each grotto has its own beauty, but he is impressed by Ca Xai. This cave is near the Vietnam-Laos border. It is very deep and has a big lake inside. Explorers measured the depth of this lake, but they had only 200m of rope and the end didn’t reach the lake bed.

The British team suggested to the local authorities not to develop Son Doong Cave as a tourism site immediately to preserve its natural beauty.

By Nguyen Ngan
Source: Hanoitimes

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Bird-nest restaurants new feature in Quang Binh eco-resort

Restaurants designed to resemble bird nests hanging on trees in Nuoc Mooc eco-tourism site in the central province of Quang Binh Province will give tourists an interesting experience.

The site in Bo Trach District, some 10km far from Phong Nha-Ke Bang tourism centre, is situated between two limestone moutains and lies in a valley which is home to a numerous lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls.

Visitors can hang up hammocks under trees to enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature. In particular, they will have a chance to see the new “bird-nest restaurants” on the site, hung over old trees, around 5m above stream. The restaurants are made from environmentally-friendly materials such as bamboo and palm trees.

To date, two such restaurants kind have been put into operation in the resort, with the capacity of 10 customers each. The restaurants are conducive to family gatherings or groups of travellers who enjoy the open air.

The resort expects to build three more “bird-nest restaurants” in the coming time.

Some photos of the resort:

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Source: dtinews

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Nhat Le beach, a fascinating landscape

On your North-South journey in Vietnam, there’s a very beautiful seaside landscape that you should not miss when passing by central Vietnam, that is, Nhat Le beach in Quang Binh province.

Onyour supposed North-East journey, it’s quite easy to realize Dong Hoi, a nice small town of Quang Binh province alongside Nhat Le River. You may see a nearby beautiful beach, named Nhat Le, and a green Bao Ninh peninsula full of coconut tree shadows & fishing boats o­n the other riverside, making a fresh water-color painting. After o­nly ten-minute drive across the river bridge, you now have a chance to relax yourself in a magnificent fairy landscape of beach, long-lasting sand banks, blue sky, blue sea, and green coconut tree rows!
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Taking a tour to Nhat Le beach, you may enjoy a series of interesting relaxation activities. o­n arrival, you should take a walk alongside the romantic mirror-like Nhat Le River, and let your soul leisurely “drift” with the rippling river waves, so as to feel a poetic sparkling Nhat Le. The early morning is ideal time to enjoy yourself o­n the long-lasting sand bank, which is compared to “Sahara Desert of Vietnam” to know how hot and sunny it is in Quang Binh, before dipping into the very cool, fresh and blue sea water.

Not o­nly could you go swimming, but take part in a number of other exciting entertainment types as well. For example, go sand-skating with your friends o­n nearby sand caverns, boat sailing o­n the vast clear sea, parachute jumping o­n the sea, enjoying hundreds of special seafood o­nly found in Vietnam’s central sea zone, and so forth. Believe me, you will soon miss the pure and eventful atmosphere in this beautiful seaside!

Besides, Nhat Le is also famous for a great deal of beautiful cultural activities and historical sight-seeings. After a series of exciting entertainment kinds, tourists may independently travel around Bao Ninh seaside village, joining an interesting fishing festival, listening to the enchanting folk songs, contemplating  a traditional gentle dance -“bông chèo cạn ” performed by graceful local girls, or visiting fish, tortoise, and trionychid turtle raising farms west of the town, etc. Nhat Le’s cultural tranquintences may lure you from daily busy thoughts and tensions.

By Nguyen Ngan
Source: hanoitimes

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Experts confirm world’s longest river cave in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Howard Limbert, a cave expert from the British Royal Cave Research Association, on May 26 claimed that the Khe Ry Cave is the longest river cave in the world on a study project lasting several years.

A view of Khe Ry Cave from the inside Khe Ry Cave was surveyed for the first time in 1997, when a group of explorers led by Limbert discovered it of 13.8 km long.  They continued to explore and study and map this cave in the following years. In 2013, they found that the length of the cave was a phenomenal 20 kilometers in length.

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Inside the Khe Ry river cave

Boats could easily maneuver through some sections of the 120m high cave. A natural spring at an altitude of 1,300 m a rivulet flowing inside the Khe Ry Cave, which flows to  the swallow cave before diving down into Son Doong Cave and feeding into the Phong Nha cave system.

Mr. Howard Limbert said that the discovery of the world’s longest cave proves that there are several mysteries which have as yet not been discovered about the natural limestone formation in.

Source: Quang Binh Newspaper

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June acetes paste

In June, acetes, a kind of small marine shrimp, have a beautiful crimson color and high nutritious quality. While strongly-salted acetes paste can be kept for years and used as a spice, slightly-salted acetes paste served with star fruit makes a tasty sour-sweet dish.

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The paste is also served with rice or rice vermicelli, egg-plant or boiled pork to give very delightful dishes. In the past, the upper class, the mandarins and the French colonists all appreciated this cheap, popular food.

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Chat chat – Gianh river specialty

Chat chat –Gianh river speciality (Phu Hoa commune-Quang Trach district-Quang Binh)

Chat Chat  is taken carefully washing, exposed to dry then cook in boiling water and drop Chat Chat into.Put less salt,use chopsticks to stir several times. Hot water will crack Chat Chat ‘shell. Water of Chat Chat after cooking can eat soup with rice, add salt and chili, ginger, you will feel sweet.

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Get the pancake on Chat Chat dish,use chopsticks to pick  aromatic vegetables and  put into your mouth.Eating slowly to enjoy the crisp of pancakes ,flavor of sesame,a little spicy  of chili,a little sour of eggplant,a little flavor of scallions…and feeling like the universe is located on the palate.

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Quang Hoa’s Rice Cake

Type of Xeo pancake with red rice, prominent patterns are simple but must be accompanied by dishes: banana fish, salad, raw vegetables, rice paper and sauce.

Salad dish including raw bean sprout , safe vegetables and sesame. Red rice, brown rice which are used to make Xeo  pancake) soaked in water for about 5 hours and  bring milled, water and rice are put into the miller  to grind. Milled rice is 2 times for smooth
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Grinding is done, put some salt, onion chopped into the bowl of rice flour. The mold is made by Quang Hoa’s man, the mouth of the mold is larger than the bowl a little bit, thin face, about 1.5 cm high, flat bottom. Kitchen can be coated ​​a lot of mold at  one time. when you make pancake, you must be notice the fire, at that time pancake are hatching up, with the pattern. When  the mold was hot, using spoon or banana leaf (grease soaked) scrub the mold bottom and then draw some rice flour coating, turn to do so.

Holding piece of pancake in your hand, you will feel delicious taste.

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“Bot loc” cake

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“Bot loc” cake is known as a simple gift, easy to eat, less to be tired. The cake is transparent and features shrimp meat inside. Quang Binh“ Bot loc” cake must be accompanied with Quang Binh delicious fish sauce, some hot chilli slices making you unforgotten.

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