Kazakhstan is 10,000 Tenge copper coins of the world’s first fiber belt use security can be seen on both sides. Kazakhstan is one of the last countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have their own currency. In 1995, the country opened plants in the first Tenge.
2. Mexican 50 Peso Dong
Mexico’s peso dong 50 made of plastic polymer can be pressed into layers and changes color from different angles. This reduces the possibility of counterfeiting is greatly reduced. Peso and the dollar now has a common origin from the Spanish dollar of the 15th century. Mexico’s peso currency is heavily traded the 12th in the world, many in America and the 3rd most in Latin America.
3. At the same 1000 Swedish kronor
Dong kronor become the currency of Sweden since 1873. 1000 kronor same country band uses microlensing technology like the new U.S. $ 100. In addition, these motifs sink makes counterfeiting crimes give up.
4. Hong Kong $ 10
The complex patterns with floating ink technology makes the $ 10 Hong Kong is difficult to be counterfeit. Hong Kong dollar is heavily traded currency in the world 8.
5. 10 rupee of Nepal
Technology in the polymer combined with sharp metal thread is subtle features 10 pieces of silver to help the Nepalese rupee is hard to fake.
6. Iraqi dinar Dong 1000
1000 Iraqi dinar and silver ink printed well create special effects on the unique patterns. In addition, we use a special ink only visible under ultraviolet light to print currency. In 2003, Iraq issued a series of new money in denominations of 50, 250, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 25,000 dinars. These coins have the same design as series of pre-Iraq Central Bank released the 1970 and 1980. By the year 10/2004, 500 silver coins are officially on the market.
7. £ 20 UK co
Three-dimensional technology makes counterfeiting the new British £ 20 this is almost impossible. Sterling currency is heavily traded 4th in the world, after the U.S. dollar, euro and yen.
8. New U.S. $ 100
As currencies are traded in the world, the U.S. dollar always been forces in order to NHE counterfeiting offenses. To ensure security currency, U.S. constantly invented the technology in the printing of money. Over $ 100 was released in 2010, popular technology in special effects change the background color makes complex patterns of silver is very difficult to forge. Besides, we also use 3D printing technology to produce currency.]]>
In Halong, the tourists visited Halong Bay, Vung Vieng fishing village, and Yen Tu Pagoda to learn about the daily lives of local people. On the excursion to the capital Hanoi, the tourists were taken to Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum, One-pillar Pagoda, Hanoi Temple of Literature, and the Old Quarter. Back on board, the tourists continued their voyage to Danang to discover Phong Nam Village and Hoi An Ancient Town.
On February 28th, they will arrive in Nha Trang to visit the Oceanography Institute, Po Nagar Cham Tower and Long Son Pagoda, and experience the life of people in Vinh Ngoc Village.
The group will end their trip at Ho Chi Minh City and will visit Cu Chi and My Tho.
Ms Doan Thi Thanh Tra, Head of the Marketing Department of Saigontourist, said that in 2011 the company provided services for more than 115,000 maritime tourists, mainly from England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Japan and China on luxury cruise ships such as Costa Classica, Costa Romantica, SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Aquarius, Princess Daphne, Amadea, Pacific Venus, Europa and Bremen]]>
The centre has submitted the proposal for new prices to the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee and is awaiting approval from the provincial administration. It argues that the admission fees for foreign visitors have not been changed since 1993 while inflation has soared since.
The new prices will apply to two complexes of monuments, the first comprising the tombs of emperors Tu Duc, Khai Dinh and Minh Mang as well as the Hue Citadel; and the second consisting of the tombs of Thieu Tri and Dong Khanh, the An Dinh and Hon Chen palaces, the Imperial Citadel and the Antiquities Museum.
For the first complex, foreign tourists will pay 80,000 VND ( 3.8 USD) per monument, up from the current fee of 55,000 USD, while domestic visitors will pay 55,000 VND per person per monument, up from 30,000 VND.
For the second complex, foreign and domestic tourists will be charged 40,000 VND and 30,000 VND per monument, respectively.]]>
In the framework of the project, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism held a conference on the implementation of the Tourism Law and the building of the Vietnam Tourism Occupational Skill Standard System (VTOS) on Feb. 29 in the central city of Da Nang.
Representatives from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and tourism training centres in the central region and the Central Highlands attended the event.
At the conference, representatives said individuals and organisations in the tourism sector fail to clearly understand the Tourism Law and standards of vocational skills. They also suggested that Vietnam ’s Tourism Law needs to be revised in conformity with the country’s present and future situation, with the aim of boosting Vietnam ’s tourism activities.
As part of the Vietnamese Tourism Development Strategy, the ESRT project focuses on promoting tourism services which engage responsibly with society and the environment.
The project will be implemented in the 2011-2015 period, with key activities in policy support, institutional strengthening and vocational training.]]>
Air Mekong will operate an extra 50 flights on the routes mostly connected to tourist destinations from December 23 to January 3 to cater to surging air travel demand during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.
Truong Thanh Vu of Air Mekong told the Daily on the phone on Wednesday that almost all the additional flights would be conducted on the routes from Hanoi and HCMC to Phu Quoc, Dalat and Con Dao, with average frequency increases by 1.5 to two folds compared to normal days.
The airline plans to operate up to 14 weekly flights to Con Dao off Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province from the current five weekly times on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Vu said.
The private carrier will raise from one to two daily flights to Phu Quoc off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang during the period.
From November 20, Air Mekong will add at least one daily flight to the Hanoi-HCMC route, which the airline currently has around three daily services. The carrier will sell some 40 seats on each flight for the same price of VND1.35 million, including a hot food portion.
From December, Air Mekong will service between Buon Ma Thuot and Vinh cities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, or one more flight compared to its existing schedule. The airline credited this expansion to the route launched in October to connect the Central Highlands with the north of central Vietnam to a high occupancy rate of 80% and continuously rising demand.
Also in the plan is to launch the new Vinh-Pleiku route from December 1, the second of Air Mekong’s air link between the Central Highlands and the north of central Vietnam. As scheduled, flights will take off Pleiku in Gia Lai Province at 5 p.m. and Vinh at 6:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Air Mekong will apply promotional single fares from VND1 million to VND1.35 million exclusive of airport tax and surcharges to 50% of the 90-seat Bombardier CRJ 900 the carrier operates on the Vinh-Pleiku route. This promotion is valid for bookings until December 15.]]>
The opening ceremony of Cambodian Culture Week 2011 was held in Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre on November 17 to strengthen the traditional cultural exchange between Vietnam and Cambodia.
A 35-member Cambodian art troupe are giving four performances in Vietnam from November 16-23, with two in HCM City and two in Vinh Long province.
Cambodian artists will perform traditional dances, namely Apsara, Suoy, Panpipe and Suvanna Machaha, which reflect both legendary stories and the daily life of Cambodian people.
This is the third year the Cambodian Culture Week has been held in Vietnam.]]>
Ocean in the east. Its lies in the centre of South-East Asia. Vietnam’s territory stretches from Lung Cu village (Ha Tuyen province) in the north to Rach Tau hamlet (Minh Hai province) in the south. It is a S-shaped pennisula, with thousands of off-shore islands and archipelagoes; the biggest of which are the Vietnam travel guideHoang SA (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes. Vietnam’s mainland covers 331,689 square kilometres .According to archaeological discoveries made at Do Mountain, it is believed that life in Vietnam began as far back as 300,000 years ago. Officially, the history of Vietnam stretches back 4,000 years when it was founded by the Hung Kings. It was then named Van Lang.
When speaking upon the history of Vietnam, it is important to note the large role played by the French in Vietnam. It began in 1858, when the French took over Danang in southern Vietnam. Over time, more and more territory was won over by the French. It wasn’t until 1954, when the French surrendered to to the Viet Minh, ending the French Indochina War, that the French colonial control in Vietnam ended.
North-west Vietnam offers travelers some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. The mountainous areas are home to many distinct hill tribes, some still living as they have for generations, despite ever-increasing Vietnamese and Western influences.
North-West VietnamHwy 6 is mostly bitumen surface from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu – but the road is a thrill! Even more exciting is Hwy 32 between Dien Bien Phu and Lai Chau a dangerous cliffhanger frequently wiped out by landslides. This road is so rough it can jar the fillings out of your teeth. The ensuing stretch from Lai Chau into Sapa is bumpy in places, but offers some of the best mountain vistas in South-East Asia.
The north-west roads are improving bit by bit. However, if you suffer from vertigo, backache or (God forbid) haemorrhoids, you might want to stick to shorter trip. Many travel only as far as Mai Chau or Son La, or Sapa in the other direction, before turning back. Given the state of the roads, this is nut surprising.
The most interesting (and hair-raising) journey of all is the ‘north-west loop’. Head for Mai Chau, followed by Son La and Dien Bien Phu, then north to Lai Chau, Sapa, Lao Cai and back to Hanoi. The loop route requires a 4WD or motorbike, and you should allow at least a week for this trips.North-Central VietnamThe north-central region is one of the poorest areas of Vietnam, and perhaps the least visited by foreign tourists. Most travellers make a beeline between Hue and Hanoi by bus, train or air, choosing to spend more time in places Hoi An, Hue and points in the far south or north.
Moreover, as several important sites including Tam Coc, Hoa Lu, Phat Diem and Cuc Phuong National Park are within just a couple of hours from Hanoi, travellers have the option of visiting on day excursion from the capital. The beaches of north-central Vietnam, though popular with domestic tourists, pale in comparison to those in the centre and along the south-central coast.
North-East Vietnam Dominated by the Red River basin and the sea, the fertile north-east is the cradle of Vietnamese civilization. Much or Vietnamese history, not all of it happy, was made here. In particular, Vietnam had less than cordial relations with the Chinese, who invaded in tile 2nd century BC and stayed for about 1000 years. Indeed, the last invasion took place as recently as 1979 (see Mong Cai later in this chapter).On a more positive note, this part of Vietnam is showing some real economic potential. Much investor interest centres on Haiphong, Vietnam’s largest seaport. However, it’s the scenery – not history, politics and economics that is the major tourist draw card here, In particular, the spectacular coastline of Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Cat Ba Island offer some of nature’s most bizarre geologic displays. Add to that such interesting side attractions as Ba Be Lakes, the mountains around Cao Bang Province plus the region’s accessibility to China, and it’s not hard to see why Vietnam’s north-east is a major magnet for visitors.Vietnam CentralFrom 1954 to 1975, the Ben Hai River served as the demarcation line between the Republic of Vietnam (RVN; South Vietnam) and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV; North Vietnam). On either side of the river was an area 5km wide known as the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).Hue, the most historically interesting city in Vietnam, served as Vietnam’s political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. The province of Quang Nam, bordering the municipality of Danang, contains Vietnam’s most important Cham sites – including My Son Site and Tra Kieu (Simhapura) which have become popular stomping grounds for tourists. Side trips to places like the Marble Mountains and China Beach also continue to draw a steady trickle of travellers. While the once bustling city of Danang is rather quiet these days, the Chain Museum there is topnotch.The old port of Hoi An (Faifo) has a great deal of rustic charm and is an ideal spot in Vietnam to relax and appreciate what life must have been like in centuries gone by.
Vietnam Central HighlandsTay Nguyen, translated as Western Highlands and sometimes also called Central Highlands, is one of the regions of Vietnam. It contains the provinces of Dak Lak Province, Dak Nong Province, Gia Lai Province, Lam Dong Province, Kon Tum Province, Dong Nai province, Binh Duong province…It has a large population of ethnic minorities such as the people of Malayo-Polynesian languages (Jarai and Ede) and the people of Mon-Khmer languages (Bahnar and K’hor). Therefore, the Degar organized the FULRO (1964–1992) and the Montagnard Foundation (1990–), and are continuing the Montagnard Independence Movement from Vietnam. Tay nguyen is the home to most prominent and also most endangered species of Vietnam and Southeast Asia: the Indochinese tiger, the huge gaur, the Wild Asian Water Buffalo, the banteng, and the Asian elephant.This region is sometimes referred to as Cao Nguyen Trung Bo (literally “Midland Highlands”), and was referred to during the Republic of Vietnam as Cao Nguyen Trung Phan (literally “Central Highlands”).South-Central CoasThis section covers the littoral provinces of Binh Thuan Province, Ninh Thuan Province, Khanh Hoa Province, Phu Yen Province, Binh Dinh Province… The cities, towns, beaches and historical sites in this region, most of which are along National Highway I, referred to by many foreign tourists as the ‘Ho Chi Minh Trail’ (the real one is actually farther inland), are listed from north to south. The southernmost province, Binh Thuan Province, is one of the most arid regions of Vietnam (particularly north of Phan Thiet). The nearby plains, dominated by rocky, roundish mountains, support some marginal irrigated rice agriculture. Some of Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches arc scattered out along the coast, and there are many ruins of Cham culture.
The Mekong Delta (Vietnamese: Dong bang song Cuu Long “Nine Dragon river delta”) is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The Mekong Delta region encompasses a large portion of southeastern Vietnam of 39,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi). The size of the area covered by water depends on the season.]]>