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T� VN / CONSULTANCY Cu�i n�m, th�i �i"m bn nTMn d�nh m�t ch�t cho ngh� ng�i sau nhi"u b�n r�n. Travellive m�i bn c�ng gh� th�m nh~ng khu khong n,,ng tuy�t ��p trTMn kh�p th' gi�i. At year's-end, it is a good time for you to relax after a hard-working year. Travellive would like to invite you to the most magnificent hot springs all round the world.

TH/ GI�I L� / STRANGE WORLD �,,n N�m M�i - m�i n�i m�t ki"u Sau m�i ti'ng chu�ng, m�i ng�i li cho m�t tri nho v�o mi�ng v� th�m c�u nguy�n.

M�a ƴng �i t�m khong n,,ng

When the new year is coming, families listen for the church bell to peal 12 times. Each time, they eat a grape and pray.

Spectacular New Year's Eve around the world

�I�M �/N / TRAVEL Sapa m�a xu�n �'n s�m

�I�M �/N/TRAVEL T�i kh�ng th" n�o quTMn ��c nh~ng ph�t gi�y khi �i gi~a hai b� l�c �a, �i gi~a l�n n�c ph�n chia hai ch�u l�c m� ng�y xa c� gio dy m�n �a l phi d�ng c�y vi't ch nhn ch� ra ci biTMn gi�i mong manh �,, trTMn bn ��.

Ch�o Th� Nh< K!

Sapa trong m�y. Mi th� �"u l�n khut trong m�n m�y tr�ng ta kh,,i loang. ߯ng cch nhau v�i ba b�c ch�n, ch� thy nh~ng ci b,,ng m� m� nh�n nh.

Sapa appears in clouds. Every thing here seems to hide behind the white cloud as smoke.

Early spring in Sapa

That's turkey! i cannot forget the moment when traveling in the slim boundary where my geography teacher had to use a very tiny pen point to exemplify us on the map.

Hi Turkey!

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LIFE SYLE Ging sinh � quanh ta Ti trong nh� ra ngo�i ph�, ti g,,c v�n cho �'n c�ng viTMn, nh~ng c�y th�ng lp lnh m�u s�c v�i �� hnh h�i b�t m�t... Christmas is all around you From houses to streets, gardens to parks, they are decorated colourfully with tons of gifts sprawled under.

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HOTEL & RESORT Silver Shores International Resort - Hp d...n v�i du lch MICE Silve Shores l� m�t �i"m �'n hp d...n d�nh cho nh~ng �o�n khch chn ߵ Nng l�m �i"m du lch k't h�p h�i tho. Silver Shores International Resort - Fascinating with MICE travel Silver Shores is actually an outstanding place for those who visit Da Nang city for both traveling and meeting.

SHOPPING Nine West Louis Vuitton TheFaceShop Gucci

FOOD AND WINE M,,n ngon ming ng�y Ch�a ra ��i Nh~ng m,,n �n ��c chu�n b �" d�ng trong b~a t�i c�a cc gia �nh ch�u �u v�o dp l` cu�i n�m.. Delicious food on Christmas These dishes are often cooked by European families on yearend occasion.

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Th ng�/editor's letter TH�NG 12 - 2010

��c gi Travellive th�n m'n! Ch�o ming cc bn c�ng �'n v�i ch�ng t�i trong s� bo chuyTMn �" Ging sinh - N�m m�i. Thng 12, th�nh ph� soe li ��c trang ho�ng kh�p mi n�i: trTMn cc c�nh c�y, trTMn h� n�c v� trTMn cc c^a s�. Mi ng�i soe �� x� v�o cc c^a h�ng v� mua nh~ng m,,n qu� Ging sinh �" tng gia �nh. Hfla c�ng kh�ng kh> r�n r�ng �,,, cc d�n t�c trTMn th' gi�i m�i n�i li mang �'n m�t ki"u �,,n ng�y ƫu n�m ��c nht v� nhfi; tt c to nTMn th' gi�i T't ƫy m�u s�c v� �a dng cung b�c. Trong khi �,,, gi~a ti't tr�i m�a ߴng gi lnh, Sapa li hp d...n bn v�i nh~ng c�nh hoa Ƶo h�n h� rung rinh trTMn c�nh, xfle nh~ng cnh mong manh bo hi�u m�t m�a Xu�n �'n s�m. Ti nh~ng khu ngh� d�ng, khch sn n�i b�t ti Vi�t Nam �'n cc n�c khc � ch�u �u hay v�ng Trung C�n ߴng, Ʃy l� m�a �" bn gh� th�m v� t�n h�ng cm gic sng khoi trong nh~ng khu du lfich khong n,,ng tuy�t ��p. N�i gi~a hai b� ߴng - T�y l� Th� Nh< K, �t n�c mang trTMn mnh nh~ng s�c m�u ch�u � lung linh trong lflng m�t ch�u �u n�ng ��ng. Sau �,,, hy c�ng chiTMm ng�ng v� th�ng th�c chi'c bnh Ging �c trng m�a Ging sinh �" thy lflng mnh m p. V� l�m sao c,, th" b� qua nh~ng m,,n �n truy"n th�ng trong m�a Ging sinh v� dfip l` cu�i n�m. Travellive k n�y cfln mang �'n bn danh m�c cc nh� h�ng, cc ch�ng trnh �c bi�t ming Ging sinh v� N�m m�i. Ch�c qu vfi h�ng m�t m�a Ging sinh an l�nh v� N�m m�i hnh ph�c ! Th�n i BBT Travellive

We welcome you to come with us in this special Christmas - New Year issue. In December, illuminations are everywhere in town: hung on the trees, floating on the lakes, and on all the windows. People are just about to rush in the stores and buy Christmas gifts for their famies. Along with that bustling atmosphere, each nation all around the world has their own way of celebrating a unique New Year. They have brought diversified values of New Year to the world. Meanwhile, in the cold weather of winter, Sapa attracts you with radiant peach blossoms quivering, marking the early spring. From outstanding hotels and resorts in Vietnam to ones in Europe or the Middle East, this is your season to visit and enjoy the cool feeling of bathing in the most fascinating hot springs. Connecting East - West shores is Turkey, featuring characteristics of Asia amidst active Europe. After that, indulge yourself and taste the flavor of ginger cakes - a specialty of Christmas. Do not forget to enjoy traditional dishes on Christmas and New Year. Travellive also offers you a list of restaurants, excellent shows at Christmas and New Year celebrations. We wish you a merry Christmas and happy New Year. Sincerely, TRAVELLIVE EDITORIAL BOARD

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Tr�c nhu c�u �i li b�ng ��ng h�ng kh�ng ng�y m�t nhi"u h�n, nht l� trong dfip cu�i n�m, ti h�n 1 thng nay, air mekong � tri"n khai h�n 30 chuy'n bay m�i ng�y �'n cc �fia danh v� th�nh ph� trTMn to�n qu�c. Nh�n dfip T't T�n Mo 2011, Air Mekong p d�ng ch�ng trnh khuy'n mi v�i nhi"u m�c gi u �i d�nh cho Qu khch h�ng. C� th" nh sau: To meet the higher demand of passengers, especially on year-end occasions, for over a month, Air Mekong has operated over 30 flights a day to many famous attractions and cities nationwide. On the occasion of Tet Holiday 2011, Air Mekong applies a number of promotional rates for customers. Please check them out: Giai �on tr�c T't NguyTMn �n (ti 20/01/2011 �'n 01/02/2011) Before Tet Holiday (From 20 Jan 2011 to 01 Feb 2011) Ti (FROM) 400.000VND Ti ߵ Nng �'n TP. H� Ch> Minh / Fom Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city �i"u ki�n gi � �t ch� v� xut v� c�ng ng�y � Kh�ng: ��i tTMn, h�nh trnh, chuy'n bay, ho�n v� � ��c chn ch� ng�i v� tr ph> � Cha bao g�m: thu' VAT (10%) v� l� ph> s�n bay TrOE em v� trOE s� sinh: � TrOE em (2-12), trOE s� sinh (d�i 2 tu�i) c,, ch�: gi ��c t>nh b�ng 75% gi v� ng�i l�n � TrOE s� sinh d�i 2 tu�i, kh�ng chi'm ch�: gi ��c t>nh b�ng 10% gi v� ng�i l�n �i k�m. Phng v� H� N�i T�ng 2, Ta nh� Syrena, 51 Xu�n Di�u, T�y H�, H� N�i Tel: 04 37 186 399 - Fax: 04 37 186 499 Gi� m� c^a: Th� 2 �'n th� 6: ti 7h �'n 20h. Th� 7 v� ch� nh�t: ti 9h �'n 18h. Phng v� Tp H� Ch> Minh T�ng 6 - Ta nh� Centre Point - 106 Nguy`n V�n Tr�i, P8, Ph� Nhu�n, Tp HCM Tel: 08 38 463 999 - 08 3999 0081 / Fax: 08 3999 0080 Gi� m� c^a: Th� 2 �'n ch� nh�t: ti 7h �'n 20h. Mua v� trc tuy'n: www.airmekong.vn Trung t�m dch v� khch h�ng 24/7: 04 37 188 199 - 08 38 463 666 Ti (FROM) 800.000VND Ti H� N�i �'n TP. H� Ch> Minh / From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city Giai �on sau T't NguyTMn �n (ti 04/02/2011 �'n 20/02/2011) After Tet Holiday (From 04 Feb 2011 to 20 Feb 2011) Ti (FROM) 400.000VND Ti TP. H� Ch> Minh �'n ߵ Nng / From Ho Chi Minh city to Da Nang Fare Conditions: � Ticketing on the same day � No: name change, reroute, rebook, refund � Seat assignment applicable, charges applied � Not including: VAT tax (10%) and airport tax Child and Infant: � Children (from between 2 years to 12 years of age) are charged vwat 75% applicable adult fare � Infant (INFT) under 2 years of age that does not occupy seat on his own is charged at 10% applicable adult fare Ticketing office in Hanoi 2nd floor, Syrena building, 51 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Ha Noi Tel: 04 37 186 399 / Fax: 04 37 186 499 Open: Monday - Friday, from 7a.m to 8p.m; Saturday and Sunday: from 9a.m to 6p.m Ticketing office in Ho Chi Minh 6th floor, Centre Point building - 106 Nguyen Van Troi str., ward 8, Phu Nhuan , HCMC Tel: 08 38 463 999 - 08 3999 0081 / Fax: 08 3999 00t80 Open: Monday - Sunday, from 7a.m to 8p.m Online booking: www.airmekong.vn Call center: 04 37 188 199 - 08 38 463 666 Ti (FROM) 800.000VND Ti TP. H� Ch> Minh �'n H� N�i / From Ho Chi Minh city to Hanoi

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TH� GI�N T�I NH~NG SPA H�NG ߡU TH/ GI�I Cu�i n�m, th�i �i"m bn nTMn d�nh m�t ch�t cho ngh� ng�i sau nhi"u b�n r�n. Travellive m�i bn c�ng gh� th�m nh~ng khu khong n,,ng tuy�t ��p trTMn kh�p th' gi�i. ߩy l� nh~ng spa lu�n Ưng trong top ƫu bnh chn c�a cc tp ch> du lch danh ti'ng nh Travel & Leisure, Cond� Nast Traveller v� Forbes Traveler.

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�" th� n~ th�n Sulis ti th�nh ph� c� Bath (Anh)

B�i: L�ng Kim Minh, T�ng Lam Linh �nh: Thanh T�ng v� cc khu du lfich cung cp


THERMAE BATH SPA - SPA SANG TR�NG B�C NHT ANH QUC

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�n 2000 n�m tr�c, th�nh ph� Bath c� k>nh mi"n T�y Nam n�c Anh � ��c x�y dng nh m�t khu ngh� d�ng su�i khong n,,ng ch� d�nh cho vua ch�a. Ngu�n khong n,,ng (45oC, ch�a 42 khong cht) d�i d�o � bi'n kh> h�u n�i Ʃy lu�n ng�p tr�n trong kh�ng kh> m�a xu�n. V�i 5000 ng�i nh� c�, nhi"u c�ng trnh ki'n tr�c �c s�c c�ng cnh s�c thiTMn nhiTMn th� m�ng, Bath � ��c c�ng nh�n l� di sn th' gi�i v�o n�m 1987. V�o th' k� th� 3 sau C�ng nguyTMn, ng�i La M cho x�y dng �"n th� th�n Sulis, n~ th�n cai qun ngu�n n�c thiTMng c,, th" gi�p cc chi'n binh ph�c h�i s�c kh�e sau m�i tr�n �nh. Ngay ch>nh gi~a ng�i �"n l� m�t h� n�c l�n quanh n�m xanh ng�t nh m�u m�t c�a vfi n~ th�n. Ng�i �"n v...n t�n ti �'n ng�y nay v� tr� th�nh trung t�m c�a qu�n th" di sn th�nh ph� Bath. Khch sn Thermae Bath Spa cch ng�i �"n thiTMng kh�ng xa s� h~u vOE b" ngo�i thanh lfich c� �i"n k't h�p v�i n�i tht hi�n �i. ߩy ��c coi l� khu spa khong n,,ng sang trng b�c nht Anh qu�c v�i 50 li�u php spa, ng�m t�m, �i"u trfi v� l�m ��p. Cc b" t�m l�n nh� t�n d�ng kh�o l�o mi kh�ng gian trong khch sn. Khu b" b�i t nhiTMn ti t�ng m�t, quanh n�m b�c kh,,i nghi ng�t v�i n�c khong gi�u Calci, Sulphua v� Clo. Khu b" b�i ngo�i tr�i trTMn t�ng th�ng, n�i du khch via b�i l�i via ng�m to�n cnh th�nh ph�. Khu x�ng h�i ��c thi't k' ��c �o g�m nhi"u phflng ng�n cch b�ng nh~ng b�c t�ng k>nh trong su�t.... Khch du lfich �'n v�i Bath kh�ng ch� b�i nh~ng ng�i nh� c� v� dflng su�i khong n,,ng m� cfln b�i phiTMn ch� Ging Sinh nh�n nhfip ��c t� ch�c h�ng n�m. PhiTMn ch� ��c t� ch�c trong 18 ng�y (ti 25/11 - 12/12/2010) v�i 129 gian h�ng v� h�ng nghn mt h�ng h~u >ch cho dfip Ging Sinh.

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Th gin trTMn mt n�c bi"n Ch't.

Evason Ma'in Hot Spring

M�a thu ti Chena hot spring

Chena hot spring

EVASON MA'IN HOT SPRING - HUYN B� S�C M�U TRUNG ߧNG Jordan - qu�c gia nh� b� ti Trung ߴng v�i ph�n l�n di�n t>ch bfi bao ph� b�i sa mc. VOE ��p thiTMn nhiTMn v� nh~ng v�ng �t huy"n thoi c�a Jordan hp d...n du khch �'n khm ph. B�t ƫu ti "th�nh ph� mt t>ch" Petra, du khch c,, th" chu du trTMn lng lc Ƶ b�ng qua v�ng sa mc Arabia, tm hi"u nh~ng v't t>ch c� xa � v�ng n�i Nebo hay �" cho c� th" n�i b�ng b"nh trong l�n n�c c�a v�ng bi"n Ch't. Khch sn Evason Ma'In Hot Spring cch th� ƴ Madaba c�a Jordan 30 km. Khch sn n�m bi�t l�p gi~a m�t v�ng n�i non tr�ng �i�p, n�i c,, nh~ng su�i khong ng�y �TMm tu�n chy. G�n 100 phflng ngh�, phflng n�o c�ng tr�n ng�p s�c m�u m n,,ng v� c,, t�m nhn khong �t ra khung cnh thiTMn nhiTMn k v<. B~a tr� chi"u ��c ph�c v� ti m�t ban c�ng cheo leo bTMn vch � gi�p du khch c,, th" ng�m ho�ng h�n �ang ti ti chm xu�ng s,,ng n�c bi"n Ch't. Li�u php spa tuy�t v�i nht c�a khch sn kh�ng ch� �'n ti dflng su�i khong m� cfln �'n ti ch>nh bi"n Ch't. V�ng bi"n c,, �� mu�i rt cao nTMn bt c� ai, d� kh�ng bi't b�i, c�ng c,, th" n�i trTMn mt n�c. ߩy thc s l� m�t ph�ng th�c spa di�u k khi c� th" ��c th l�ng to�n b� v� d` d�ng hp thu m�t l�ng mu�i qua da.

CHENA HOT SPRING - NGU�N V�NG TR�NG � X` S� TUY/T GI� ALASKA Su�i khong n,,ng Chena ��c pht hi�n v�o n�m 1905 khi nh~ng ng�i th� Ƶo v�ng tnh c� nh�n thy h tr� lTMn kh�e kho�n l th�ng m�i khi ��c t�m trong h� n�c cnh n�i h dng l"u. V�o m�a ƴng, n�c h� c�ng kh�ng h" bfi �,,ng b�ng m� lu�n m n,,ng ngay c khi tuy't r�i tr�ng x,,a. Ng�y nay, h� n�c n�y ��c coi nh ngu�n v�ng tr�ng v<nh c^u �em li ngu�n thu d�i d�o cho ng�i s� h~u khu resort Chena (bang Alaska, Hoa K). Khu resort �n mnh d�i nh~ng tn c�y l kim, g�m 80 phflng ngh� qu�n t� xung quanh m�t b" b�i khong kh�ng l�, m�t b" b�i nh�n to c,, s�c ch�a lTMn t�i h�ng nghn ng�i. N�m sau lng c�a khu nh� l� h� n�c Ghena l� thiTMn ��c pht hi�n cch Ʃy 100 n�m. Ngo�i ra cfln c,, thTMm m�t b" b�i xinh x�n trong nh�, th>ch h�p cho cc gia �nh. Th�i �i"m n�o �'n Chena c�ng ��p, nhng th� vfi nht l� v�o m�a ƴng. Khi c v�ng ng�p chm trong l�p tuy't d�y tr�ng x�p c�ng l� l�c cc m�n th" thao v�i tuy't ��c b�t ƫu. Nh~ng tri"n n�i ho�n ho cho m�n tr�t tuy't hay th^ cm gic mnh trTMn m�t chi'c xe do cc ch� ch,, k�o. V�i 50$, du khch c,, th" "yTMn vfi" trong m�t chi'c "xe t�ng b d�a", c�ng khm ph bi"n tuy't mTMnh m�ng. Sau nh~ng hot ��ng m�t nho�i, hy ng�m mnh trong l�n n�c n,,ng 40oC, via th gin via ng�m nhn quang cnh ƫy tuy't th� vfi xung quanh. TRAVELLIVE

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THE BLUE LAGOON - KHU SPA ��A NHI�T C�A ICELAND Khu du lfich khong n,,ng Blue Lagoon l� m�t trong nh~ng �i"m du lfich hp d...n nht �t n�c Iceland. Su�i khong ch�a nhi"u khong cht nh silica v� sulfur rt t�t cho s�c kh�e, �c bi�t gi�p ch~a trfi cc b�nh ngo�i da. N�m 2009, tp ch> Traveller � bnh chn Blue Lagoon l� khu spa trfi li�u t�t nht th' gi�i. N�c n,,ng � Ʃy ��c hnh th�nh ti hai ngu�n ch>nh: n�c khong t nhiTMn ��c �un n,,ng b�i nham thch v� n�c khong nh�n to ��c �un n,,ng b�i tu�c-bin c�a m�t nh� my nhi�t �i�n ta lc g�n �,,. ��ng th�i ngu�n n�c gi�u khong cht n�y c,, ch�a thTMm 2,5% �� mn thiTMn nhiTMn b�i qu trnh x�m ln c�a n�c bi"n. Blue Lagoon c,, m�t h� b�i r�ng 5000m2 �" du khch c,, th" tho s�c v...y v�ng. Phflng x�ng h�i ��c thi't k' nh m�t chi'c hang v�i nh sng m� o. L�p v~a c�a b�c t�ng ��c trt b�ng b�n tr�ng silicat, th� b�n khong d�i d�o c�a khu spa �fia nhi�t. N�i Ʃy c�ng l� nh� my sn xut nhi"u th�ng hi�u m� ph�m chi't xut ti thiTMn nhiTMn m� ti'ng t�m c�a n,, n�i danh trTMn to�n ch�u �u.

VILLA D'ESTE - S# XA HOA QU T�C Villa D'Este - tfla l�u Ƶi c� n�m ti thfi trn Bagni Di Tivoli () - trong th�i k ph�c hng ��c rt nhi"u qu t�c gh� th�m �" ngh� d�ng v�o m�a h�. T�i Ʃy bn c,, th" cm nh�n ��c l�i s�ng v�ng gi, Ƶi cc c�a gi�i qu t�c xa xa khi �i do trong khu v�n c�u k v�i nh~ng Ƶi phun n�c ��c chm kh�c tinh t' theo nhi"u hnh dng v� k>ch th�c khc nhau. S xa hoa l�ng l...y th" hi�n r, n�t trong phflng ti�c c�a l�u Ƶi v�i nh~ng chi ti't n�i tht ��c dt v�ng v� chm tr� tinh xo. Mc d� s� h~u mch n�c khong n,,ng nhng Villa D'Este kh�ng thiTMn nhi"u v" cc dfich v� spa. H cho r�ng bn th�n quang cnh v� s ph�c v� c�a cc nh�n viTMn trong l�u Ƶi � l� m�t li�u php gii stress cho bt c� ai ��c m�t l�n th�ng th�c. Tuy v�y h v...n ƫu t x�y dng m�t s� b" b�i khong trong nh� v� ngo�i tr�i c�ng nhi"u b" s�c Jacuzzi �" du khch c,, th" t�n h�ng trn v�n cm gic vua ch�a khi �'n Ʃy.

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NGH� D��NG V�I DU L�CH KHO�NG N�NG T�I VI�T NAM Theo th�ng kTM cha ƫy ��, Vi�t Nam c,, trTMn 400 mch n�c khong, n�c n,,ng. N�c khong ti Vi�t Nam c,, th�nh ph�n h,,a hc �a dng, �� khong h,,a cao (30g/l) v� h�m l�ng cc vi l�ng cao. Hi�n nay � c,, m�t s� khu du lch kinh doanh loi hnh n�y kh th�nh c�ng. Hy c�ng Travellive gh� th�m m�t s� khu du lch c,, dch v� n�y.

T�N �� SPA RESORT Tn ߵ Spa Resort n�m d�i ch�n dy n�i Tn ViTMn - Ba V, cch trung t�m H� N�i 1h �i � t�. N�i Ʃy c,, thiTMn nhiTMn trong l�nh, phong cnh th� m�ng h~u tnh v�i c� hoa �i"m xuy'n trTMn mi l�i �i. Tn ߵ c,, 2 b" b�i khong kh l�n, m�t b" b�i lnh ngo�i tr�i v� m�t b" b�i n,,ng trong nh� c,, mi che r�ng v�i dung t>ch 300m3. BTMn cnh �,, l� h� th�ng cc b�n t�m b�n khong c nh�n v� gia �nh. Du khch c�ng c,, th" s^ d�ng cc dfich v� t�m trfi li�u, ng�m h�ng li�u hoc tho d�c. Ngay trong phflng ngh� bungalow c�ng c,, b" t�m khong mini d�nh cho nh~ng ng�i th>ch s riTMng t, k>n �o. T>nh cht n�c khong: thu�c loi n�c khong Canxi-Magie m, �� khong h,,a thp. N�c khong � Ʃy c,, th�nh ph�n t�ng t nh n�c khong Ghande v� Contrexevillelegere c�a Php. B�n khong ti Tn ߵ Spa Resort l� loi b�n khong xanh v� c� ��c nh�p ti Phan Thi't. Nhi�t �� n�c khong 36oC. Tn ߵ Spa Resort � Tn L<nh, Ba V, H� N�i � Tel: 04.33880194 Massage v�i � n,,ng ti Tn ߵ Spa & Resort.

� V�n phng ti HN: Phng 208, nh� 17T3, Ho�ng �o Th�y, H� N�i � Tel: 04. 6281 2679

THANH T�N SPA & RESORT Thanh T�n Spa & Resort ��c x�y dng trTMn m�t khu �t r�ng 5ha, quang cnh cfln hoang s�. H� th�ng ng�m t�m n�c khong ��c x�y dng theo nguyTMn t�c "dflng n�c khong �i theo m�t chi"u": n�c ti lflng �t chy v�o h�, su�i v� ��c thi ra ngo�i theo h� th�ng khc khi'n cho n�c t�m lu�n sch v� m�i. M�t h� n�c l�n ��c thi't k' v�i s,,ng bi"n nh�n to, to cm gic nh ��c t�m bi"n trTMn n�i. BTMn cnh �,, l� m�t h� nh� ��c x'p b�ng � cu�i, c,, c�u tr�t d�nh riTMng cho trOE em. V�o m�a ƴng, nh~ng ng�i yTMu th>ch b�i l�i ho�n to�n c,, th" chn khu du lfich d�i ch�n dy Tr�ng S�n h�ng v< n�y cho k ngh� c�a mnh. T>nh cht n�c khong: Ngu�n n�c khong rt n,,ng (68oC) ch�a Calci Sunfat v� Silic c,, th" d�ng u�ng v� ng�m t�m, c,, kh n�ng ch~a ��c nh~ng b�nh nh: b�nh tiTMu h,,a, ngo�i da, nhi`m ��c ngh" nghi�p, b�nh v" mch mu, b�nh v" th�n kinh,... Thanh T�n Spa & Resort � Phong S�n, Phong �i"n, Hu' � Tel: 054. 3553 192

CUCPHUONG ORION RESORT Cucphuong Orion Resort l� m�t khu t� h�p gii tr>, ngh� du�ng v� c tr� n�m �n mnh gi~a ring xanh Ninh Binh. Khu du lfich m�i �i v�o hot ��ng n�y coi khong n,,ng l� m�t trong nh~ng dfich v� ch>nh. N�c khong n,,ng ��c ly ti �� s�u 100m d�i lflng �t v� b�n khong thiTMn nhiTMn ��c nh�p ti m� b�n Ph� YTMn. Cc bi�t th ti Ʃy �"u ��c trang bfi h� th�ng d...n khong n,,ng trc ti'p, to s th gin bi�t l�p, n�ng cao s�c khoOE. T>nh cht n�c khong: N�c khong c,, th�nh ph�n ch>nh l� Bicacbonat Manhe c,, nhi�t �� khong 35oC. N�c khong c,, kh n�ng ch~a ��c cc loi b�nh nh: ch�ng viTMm, gii m...n cm, l�i ti"u, �i"u hfla m�t s� ch�c n�ng tiTMu h,,a, dinh d�ng... Cucphuong Orion Resort � Tel: : 04. 6266 1618 - 04. 6266 2786 � Email: cucphuongresort@gmail.com

Phng ngh� ti Cucphuong Orion Resort & Spa.

H� b�i khong ti Thanh T�n Spa.

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TH�P B� HOT SPRING Thp B� Hot Spring n�m ngay sau lng khu di t>ch Thp B� Ponaga n�i ti'ng c�a th�nh ph� Nha Trang. B�n khong kh� �,,ng l � Ʃy ��c cc chfi em ph� n~ a chu�ng v� coi nh m�t loi mt n d�ng da cao cp. Ai �'n Ʃy c�ng �"u mua m�t v�i l v" �" d�ng d�n. Vi�c t�m b�n � Ʃy kh c�u k, g�m nh~ng c�ng �on ch>nh sau: l�m sch c� th" b�ng n�c khong n,,ng, t�m b�n v� ng�m trong 15 ph�t, ph�i n�ng �" da c,, th�i gian hp th� nh~ng khong cht trong b�n, ng�m ng�i trong h� ch�a n�c khong n,,ng v� cu�i c�ng l� kh�u "�n tuy"n thu� li�u php" (t�m gi~a h�ng nghn tia n�c nh� b�n x�i x v�o ng�i, gi�p mt xa c� th" theo chi"u ngang). Ngo�i ra du khch c,, th" s^ d�ng g,,i dfich v� VIP Spa ��c thc hi�n trong phflng riTMng bi�t, sang trng hoc chn dfich v� "Khong TiTMn Sa" �" ng�m khong ��c �o ngo�i tr�i trong m�t kh�ng gian r�ng. T>nh cht n�c khong: N�c khong Clorua Natri Silic (n�c khong mn) ��c ly ti �� s�u 100m d�i lflng �t c,, th" ch~a ��c nh~ng b�nh nh: �au kh�p, th�n kinh ta, �au g�n c�, c�ng th�ng th�n kinh, nh�c ƫu kinh niTMn,... Nhi�t �� c�a n�c v�o khong 40oC. Khch du lch t�m b�n khong ti S�i Gn Bnh Ch�u. Thp B� Hot Spring � 15 Ngc S�n, Ngc Hi�p, Nha Trang, Khnh Ha � Tel: 058. 3835 335

Dch v� VIP Spa ti Thp B� Hot Spring.

S�I G�N B�NH CH�U ECO RESORT N�c khong c�a Bnh Ch�u l� m�t trong nh~ng ngu�n n�c khong hi'm hoi c,, nhi�t �� rt n,,ng (82oC). Ti m�t v�ng snh l�y >t du ch�n ng�i, n�m 1989 ng�nh du lfich � ƫu t x�y dng Bnh Ch�u th�nh khu du lfich sinh thi, ngh� d�ng ch~a b�nh v�i h�ng lot hng m�c nh: khu t�m khong n,,ng, khu gi'ng tr�i �" lu�c tr�ng b�ng n�c khong n,,ng, khu t�m b�n khong d�nh cho c nh�n v� gia �nh,... Ngo�i ra cfln nhi"u c�m c�ng trnh kh�p k>n v�i dfich v� th" thao d�nh cho du khch ngh� cu�i tu�n (s�n t�p golf, b,,ng chuy"n, h� b�i, s�n khu 1.000 ch�,...). Khch du lfich a mo hi"m c,, th" tham gia v�o nh~ng chuy'n s�n �TMm trong khu vc nu�i th th� ring. Tr�c khi �'n khu su�i khong Bnh Ch�u du khch c�ng �ing quTMn gh� qua v�ng bi"n H� C�c hoang s�. T>nh cht n�c khong: Nhi�t �� n�c khong ti 37-82oC ch�a Silic, h�m l�ng Nit� cao, thTMm Lu hunh, Radi, Natri, Clo,... c,, tc d�ng ch~a nhi"u loi b�nh. S�i Gn Bnh Ch�u Eco Resort � X Bng Ri"ng, huy�n XuyTMn M�c, t�nh B� Ra V�ng T�u. � Tel: 054. 3553 192 � V�n phng ti TP.HCM: 68/2 ߵo Duy Anh, P9, Q.Ph� Nhu�n � Tel: 08. 3997 0677 TRAVELLIVE

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By: Luong Kim Minh, Tong Lam Linh Photo: Thanh Tung and many authors

RELAX AT WORLD'S LEADING SPAS At year's-end, it is a good time for you to relax after a hard-working year. Travellive would like to invite you to the most magnificent hot springs all round the world. These are ranked into the top hot springs by well-known traveling magazines such as Travel & Leisure, Cond� Nast Traveller and Forbes Traveler.


Thermae Bath Spa - the most luxurious spa in England

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early 2000 years ago, the ancient city of Bath in the southwest of England was built as a hot spring resort for emperors. The abundant hot mineral water (450C containing 42 minerals) causes the climate in this region to be as warm as in spring. With 5000 ancient houses, together with many remarkable architectures and romantic views, Bath city was recognized as a World Heritage city in 1987. In the 3rd century A.D, the Romans built a temple to worship Sulis, the goddess of sacred water who could help warriors recover after battles. In the middle of the temple is a big lake with blue water as the eye color of Sulis. There is also a temple which has become a centre of Bath city's heritage site. Thermae Bath Spa located not far from the sacred temple is a blend of ancient but modern and elegant appearances. This is considered as the most luxurious thermal spa in England with 50 spa therapies, bath and beauty treatments. Bathing pools make the best advantages of every space in the hotel. The natural swimming pool on the first floor is hot all year round with Calcium, Sulphur and Chlorate. Outside swimming pools on the top floor offer visitors an entire view of the city. The sauna area is originally designed with many rooms separated by clear glass... Visitors come to Bath city not only for ancient houses and hot springs but also for Christmas markets every year. The markets open for 18 days (from November 25 to December 12, 2010) with 129 booths and thousands of necessities for Christmas.

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Evason Ma'In Hot Spring Mystery of Middle East Jordan is a small country in the Middle East surrounded by deserts. Natural beauty and the legendary land of Jordan attracts many international visitors. Starting at "lost city" Petra, visitors can ride a camel to come across the Arabian desert, explore ancient features at Nebo mountain or float in the water of the Dead sea. Evason Ma'In Hot Spring hotel is 30km from Madaba,the capital of Jordan. It is situated in the immense mountain, which has hot springs. Evason Ma'In Hot Springs comprises nearly 100 rooms and suites, which have the best views of the waterfall. Afternoon tea is served on a balcony by the cliff, offering visitors a magnificent sunset view over the Dead Sea. The best spa therapy is not only from the hot springs but also from the Dead Sea. The sea has a very high degree of salt, which helps people who can not swim float in the water. This is a miraculous therapy when your body is released and absorbs a high amount of salt through your skin.

Chena Hot Spring - White gold in snowy Alaska Chena hot spring was discovered in 1905 when gold diggers realized that they became stronger after bathing in the lake near their tents. Even in winter, the lake was not frozen but thermal. These days, this lake is regarded as a permanently white gold source that brings abundant incomes for Chena resort (Alaska, America). The resort comprises 80 rooms located around a huge mineral pool, an artificial swimming pool with a capacity for thousands of people. Behind the building is Ghena lake, which was discovered 100 years ago. In addition, there is also a little indoor swimming pool for families. Chena is beautiful all year round, but the most interesting time to come here is winter. When the region is filled with thick snow, it is time for snow sports. You can try skiing or sitting on a dog sled. For USD 50$, visitors can experience a snow coach and explore the immense snow sea. When feeling tired, you can bathe in hot water, relax and take a snowy view around. TRAVELLIVE

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The Blue Lagoon - Geothermal steam bath in Iceland The hot spring Blue Lagoon is one of the most fascinating tourist areas in Iceland. The mineral water contains silica and sulfur, which are very good for your health and helps in the treatment cetaceous diseases. In 2009, Traveller magazine chose the Blue Lagoon as the best spa treatment in the world. The Blue Lagoon has two steam baths. One is a cave like structure, built from lava rocks with benches and soft lighting that imitates an open fire. In addition, this rich water source also contains 2,5% of natural salt due to the sea water. The Blue Lagoon has a 5000m2 swimming pool, which indulges visitors in pleasure. There's a cozy sauna designed as a cave with vaporous lights. Walls are mortared with white silica mud, an abundant mud in the geothermal steam bath. This is also the manufacturer of outstandingly natural cosmetics in Europe.

Luxurious Villa D'Este Villa D'Este - an ancient castle in Bagni Di Tivoli (Italia) greeted many noblemen on summer vacation in the Renaissance Ages. Coming here, you will experience the royal life of an Italian patrician in the past when walking in the garden with refined fountains in different shapes and sizes. The luxury is manifested in the castle with gold-inlaid and skillfully sculptured interiors. Although Villa D'Este owns many hot springs, it does not offer a variety of spa services. They built an indoor and outdoor mineral swimming pool and many Jacuzzi pools offering guests to enjoy the feeling of emperors once coming here.

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HOT SPRINGS IN VIETNAM These days, in Vietnam, there are over 400 mineral springs and hot springs. Mineral water in Vietnam has various chemical compositions and high mineral levels (30g/l). Some tourist sites in Vietnam are successfully operating this kind of tourism. Let's visit some hot springs in Vietnam with Travellive. Cuc Phuong Orion Resort Cuc Phuong Orion resort is a combination of entertainment, friendliness and settlements hidden behind the green forest. The most fascinating feature of Cuc Phuong Orion Resort is the hot spring source, which is taken from 100m underground and highly regarded mineral mud extracted from the Phu Yen mud mine. A hot spring source is connected to each villa to create a private space for your family to relax in. Mineral quality: The water contains Bicabonat Manhe with the water temperature of 350C. It can be used to treat diseases such as inflammation, sensitive, diuretic, digestion and nutrition. Cuc Phuong Orion Resort � Office in Ha Noi: - 14 Lane 814/1 Lang Str., Dong Da, Ha Noi � Tel: : 04. 6266 1618 - 04. 6266 2786 � Email: cucphuongresort@gmail.com

Tan Da Spa Resort More than one hour's drive from Hanoi, Tan Da Spa Resort is situated amidst tourist attractions of Ba Vi, Hanoi. Tan Da has two large mineral swimming pools; the cold swimming pool is outdoor and the warm one is indoor with a capacity of 300m3. In addition, the resort offers a system of mud baths for individuals and families. Other services can be found such as sauna, baths with natural or herbal water. Inside bungalows, there are also mini bathtubs for those who appreciate privacy. Mineral quality: Tan Vien mineral water is warm, contains CalciumMagnesium and is low in mineral level. It has the same composition as Vittel, Ghande and French Contrexevillelegere mineral water (the most-consumed bottled water in the world). Beside the mineral water, they also have a kind of green inorganic mud brought in from Phan Thiet. Water temperature is around 360C. Tan Da Spa Resort � Address: Tan Linh, Ba Vi, Ha Noi � Tel: 04.33880194 � Ha Noi: Room 208, Building 17T3, Hoang Dao Thuy, HN � Tel: 04. 6281 2679 TRAVELLIVE

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Thanh Tan Spa & Resort Thanh Tan Spa & Resort was built on an area of 5ha. The bathing system was built based on the principle of a "one-way mineral source": water comes out from the earth's womb to lakes and streams, then flows out to another system. This makes the water clean and clear. A big lake was designed as an artificial sea. Waves bring the feeling of swimming in the sea on a mountain. A small lake was arranged with pebbles and has its own slides for children. Visitors can swim down to the "lazy stream" flowing through gardens and grass. In winter, swimmers can choose this resort at the foot of Truong Son mountain for your holiday. Mineral quality: The Thanh Tan mineral water is categorized as a very hot mineral water source (68oC) containing Calcium Sulfate and Silica. It can be bottled for use as a type of refreshing drink and a disease-treating agent. Thanh Tan Spa & Resort � Address: Phong Son, Phong Dien, Hue � Tel: 054. 3553 192

Thap Ba Hot Spring Thap Ba Hot Spring is located behind Thap Ba Ponaga historical site in Nha Trang. Bottled dry mineral mud is a favorite product for women. Visitors coming here often buy some bottles to take home. Mud bathing is quite complicated, including these processes: take a bath in hot mineral water and start the mud bath in 15 minutes. Then, bathers expose themselves to the sun in order for the skin to absorb minerals. After sun bathing, the mud is washed off and then visitors bathe in hot mineral water. Finally, guests bathe under tens of water jets for a massage. In addition, tourists can use the VIP package spa in a separate room or choose "Tien Sa mineral" service to bathe in a spacious lake outside. Mineral quality: Water containing Chlorate Nitric Silicon (salt mineral water) is taken from a depth of 100m in the earth. It can be used to treat some diseases such as sciatic nerve, vein, myalgia, stress and headaches. The temperature is about 40oC.

Thap Ba Hot Spring � Address: 15 Ngoc Son, Ngoc Hiep, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa � Tel: 058. 3835 335

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Sai Gon Binh Chau Eco Resort The mineral water is categorized as a very hot mineral water source (820C). In 1989, tourism turned Binh Chau into an ecotourist destination containing resorts with a variety of services such as hot spring baths, mud bath areas for individuals and families. In addition, it offers self-contained works with sport services at weekends (golf courses, badminton courts, swimming pools and more...). At night, those who like a challenge with an element of risk can join hunts in the area for wild animals. Before visiting Binh Chau hot mineral, do not forget to drop in wild Coc Lake. Mineral quality: The water temperature is 37-82oC, containing Silica, Nitro, Sulphur, Radi, Natri and Chlorate that can treat many diseases. Sai Gon Binh Chau Eco Resort � Address: Bung Rieng, Xuyen Moc, Ba Ria Vung Tau. � Tel: 054. 3553 192 � Office in HCMC: 68/2 Dao Duy Anh, Ward 9, Phu Nhuan � Tel: 08. 3997 0677

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� m�t trong nh~ng th�ng hi�u gi�y d�p l�u ��i nht trTMn th' gi�i, Birkenstock ��c kh�i ƫu ti ߯c n�m 1774. Tri qua g�n 250 n�m �nh hnh v� pht tri"n, Birkenstock ng�y nay �ang tr� th�nh xu h�ng th�i trang m�i cho tt c cc ��i t�ng v� lu�n n�m trong danh sch cc sn ph�m ��c �t h�ng nhi"u nht qua cc kTMnh ph�n ph�i bn lOE. C^a h�ng Birkenstock ƫu tiTMn ti H� N�i via ��c khai tr�ng ti TTTM Vincom. C^a h�ng ��c thi't k' v�i t�ng m�u ch� �o l� m�u g� k't h�p v�i nh ��n to cho khch h�ng t�n h�ng kh�ng gian mua s�m sang trng v� m c�ng. Ti Ʃy, khch h�ng soe tm thy cc sn ph�m tr� danh c�a Birkenstock, ��c thi't k' kh�o l�o, tinh t', �a dng, v� ch�m s,,c cho ƴi ch�n c�a ng�i d�ng t�t nht. Gi�y sandals, d�p x� hai d�y v� �' gi�y ��c l�m ti g� c�y b�n v�i �c t>nh ch�ng thm v� h�t �m, to cm gic mt mOE th�ng thong cho ƴi ch�n ng�i mang.

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BIRKENSTOCK T�ng 2, Vincom Tower, 191 B� Tri�u, H� N�i Tel: 04. 3719 8282

c nh� h�ng c�a khch sn InterContinental West Lake, n�i c,, �ng gi� Tuy't soe mang m�t bao ƫy qu� tng ngc nhiTMn cho cc em nh�, soe l� �i"m �'n l t�ng n'u bn mu�n t�n h�ng Ging sinh v� �,,n N�m m�i c�ng gia �nh. Hai nh� h�ng Milan v� Saigon soe c�ng t� ch�c m�t b~a buffet tra tr� danh d�nh riTMng cho ng�y Ging sinh, �,, l� ti�c buffet l�n v�i nhi"u b'p nu �n ��c trnh di`n ngay ti nh� h�ng c�ng v�i cc m,,n �n ho hng nht, trOE em c,, khu vui ch�i riTMng. Trong �TMm Ging sinh v� Giao thia, ti Caf� du Lac soe c,, ti�c t�i thnh son v�i hi sn t�i s�ng v� r�u vang ho hng. Nh� h�ng Milan soe �em �'n ti�c t�i Ging sinh 5 m,,n tuy�t ho v� ti�c Giao thia 6 m,,n ki"u th�ng hng, nh� h�ng Saigon th c,, thc ƨn 8 m,,n �n d�n t�c cho �TMm giao thia, m�i thc khch ��c tng m�t ly s�m banh �" n�ng c�c ch�c ming n�m m�i. Ti bar Sunset lng mn, hy t�n h�ng m�t �TMm an l�nh v�i r�u n,,ng �nh tr�ng, r�u vang Ʒ hoc to bo h�n n~a l� r�u mnh xeret...

TH��NG HI�U H�NG TR�M N�M TUI

KH�CH S�N INTERCONTINENTAL WEST LAKE 1A Nghi T�m, Q. T�y H�, H� N�i Tel: 04. 6270 8888

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�i th�nh c�ng l�n c�a hai trung t�m ti TP H� Ch> Minh, CFYC - � �'n v�i H� N�i. M� hnh th" thao "EXERTAINMENT" v�i nh~ng dch v� cao cp gi�p CFYC tr� th�nh �i"m �'n sang trng cho nh~ng ng�i a th>ch r�n luy�n v� ch�m s,,c s�c kh�e . CFYC c,, cc trang thi't b th" d�c th" hnh hi�n �i tr gi h�ng tri�u ƴ v� t�ng di�n t>ch trTMn 5,500 m2. ߩy qu l� m�t kh�ng gian hi�n �i v� ho�nh trng, bao g�m: cc phng t�p Yoga, phng t�p chuyTMn d�ng, b" b�i th�y lc, trung t�m th" d�c cho trOE em, khu qu�y bar, khu s^ d�ng Internet v� m�t Spa chu�n 5 sao v�i dch v� ch�m s,,c s�c ��p p d�ng k� thu�t u vi�t. CFYC cn c,, cc ch�ng trnh luy�n t�p "m�t th�y m�t tr" nh KickFit, Yogi & I... d�nh cho nh~ng khch h�ng a th>ch s riTMng t. Hi�n nay CFYC H� N�i � gi�i thi�u ra th> tr�ng 4 loi thOE h�i viTMn. H�i viTMn c�a CYFC soe ��c h�ng d...n b�i ��i ng� 50 HLV b�ng cp qu�c t' bao g�m cc HLV th" d�c th" hnh v� nh~ng b�c th�y Yoga n ��.

CALIFORNIA FITNESS & YOGA CENTERS 88 Lng H / Tel: 04. 3248 4888

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achievements in Ho Chi Minh city. "EXERTAINMENT" model with high-ranking services makes CFYC a luxurious destination for those who like to take exercise and to be healthy. CFYC has an area of over 5,500 m2 equipped with modern facilities. This is actually an opulent space of fitness, yoga, swimming pool, kid's gym, bars, Internet area and a five-star spa with advanced techniques. CFYC also offers a private class in which a teacher trains one student such as KickFit, Yogi & I... CFYC has introduced to its guests four types of member cards. CFYC's members will be instructed by a staff of 50 skillful coaches, including bodybuilding trainers and Indian yoga teachers.

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CALIFORNIA FITNESS & YOGA CENTERS MADE ITS DEBUT IN HANOI 88 Lang Ha / Tel: 04. 3248 4888

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estaurants of InterContinental West Lake, where Santa Claus carries a heavy bag of presents for kids, will be an ideal destination to enjoy Christmas with your family. Milan and Saigon restaurants offer visitors a special buffet at lunchtime at Christmas with the most high-grade dishes. There is an amusement area for kids. On Christmas Eve and New Year Eve, diners can enjoy a hearty dinner with fresh seafood and red wine at Cafe du Lac. Milan restaurant will provide a Christmas menu of 5 appetizing dishes and a New Year main course with 6 Italian dishes while Saigon restaurant will offer 8 traditional dishes on New Year Eve with a free glass of champagne. At the romantic Sunset bar, enjoy your night with hot stirred wine and egg, red wine or a strong Xeret wine. INTERCONTINENTAL WEST LAKE HOTEL 1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Ha Noi / Tel: 04. 6270 8888

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irkenstock - the most senior shoe brand name in the world - was first founded in Germany in 1774. With a history of over 250 years, Birkenstock has become a new fashion trend to the "in" crowd and ranks highly in the "most ordered" list through retailed outlets. The first Birkenstock in Hanoi made its debut at Vincom trade center. The shop is designed with the blend of dominant wood colors and lights creating a luxurious and cozy space for shoppers. Visitors can easily find hot products of Birkenstock, which are carefully made, pampering your feet. Sandals, two-strap sandals and footbeds are made from cypresses with anti-absorbed and desiccated features, conforming somewhat to the shape of their wearers' feet. BIRKENSTOCK 2nd floor, Vincom Tower, 191 Ba Trieu, Ha Noi Tel: 04. 3719 8282

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THEFACESHOP KHUY/N M�I L�N CUI N�M

i Vi�t Nam, sau 5 n�m hot ��ng, THEFACESHOP hi�n c,, 21 shop ti cc th�nh ph� l�n v� tr� th�nh th�ng hi�u m� ph�m ��c nhi"u ph� n~ a th>ch. THEFACESHOP � nh�n gii qun l kinh doanh h�ng ƫu ti tr�ng �H Yonsei, gii th�ng hng m� ph�m t�t nht do b� Kinh T' H�n Qu�c bnh chn, gii th�ng m...u m ��p do B� Th�ng Mi trao tng... v� nhi"u gii th�ng qu�c t' khc. Ti 13/11/2010 �'n 02/01/2011, THEFACESHOP d�nh u �i �c bi�t cho khch h�ng mua sn ph�m c�a hng: C� h�i tr�ng cc gii th�ng hp d...n nh mt n, b� c trang �i"m v� c� h�i may m�n tr�ng th�ng l�n hai v�i gii nht l� 1 t�i khon tr gi 100.000.000 VN�.

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THEFACESHOP H� th�ng Vincom trTMn to�n qu�c H� th�ng Parkson trTMn to�n qu�c Grand Plaza - 117 Tr�n Duy Hng, H� N�i Diamond Plaza - 34 LTM Du�n, Q.1, TPHCM

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�m trong m�t con ph� nh� b� c�a H� N�i, Annie's Corner c,, kh�ng gian m c�ng, th�n m�t v� m�t t� r�u vang hp d...n. M�a Ging sinh n�m nay, nh� h�ng xinh x�n n�y soe �,,n ti'p bn v�i nh~ng m,,n �n mang h�ng v �u v� nh~ng m,,n Vi�t nh� nh�ng m� khch n�c ngo�i a th>ch. Bn soe nhanh ch,,ng cm nh�n kh�ng kh> th�n thu�c v� th>ch th� v�i vOE thanh lch, tao nh c�a m�t g,,c nh� trong lng H� N�i. ߩy l� n�i th>ch h�p cho m�t b~a t�i Ging sinh hay Giao thia th�t gin d, nh� nh�ng m� sang trng v� n t�ng.

ANNIE'S CORNER 10 Tr�ng Hn SiTMu, qu�n Ho�n Ki'm, H� N�i Tel: 04. 6270 2611

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ia �nh nh� Tyrrell c�ng nhau to ra loi vang ho hng ti cch Ʃy h�n 150 n�m tr�c v� � tr� th�nh m�t trong nh~ng th�ng hi�u vang danh ti'ng nht c�a @c. Ng�y nay, h �i"u h�nh m�t v�ng tr�ng nho r�ng l�n ti Hunter Valley, t�i McLaren Vale, Limestones Coast � mi"n nam n�c @c, v� Heathcote � Victoria. Cc dng vang tr�ng v� Ʒ c�a Tyrrell's ��c a chu�ng b�i cht l�ng v� ƺng cp, � �t ��c nh~ng th�nh tu l�n trong ng�nh sn xut r�u vang th' gi�i. Kh�ng th" kh�ng k" �'n danh hi�u Winemaker's Selection Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay �t ��c ti n�m 1971 v� g�n Ʃy nht l�: gii th�ng Vang @c James Halliday 2010, huy ch�ng v�ng International Wine Challenge 2010 ti London, Decanter World Wine Awards 2010... Ti H� N�i, Tyrrell's hi�n c,, ti Bachus Corner.

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what&where-Hanoi Located in a small quarter of Hanoi, Annie's Corner occupies a cozy, intimate space and a fabulous wine cabinet. At Christmas, this little restaurant offers its diners European food and Vietnamese traditional food that interests many foreigners. Surely, you can feel the friendly ambiance and are satisfied with the elegance and style of a corner in Hanoi. This is an ideal destination for a Christmas or New Year Eve's dinner plain, gentle, but luxurious and impressive. ANNIE'S CORNER 10 Truong Han Sieu, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi Tel: 04. 6270 2611

HOT PROMOTION IN THEFACESHOP THEFACESHOP - Korean natural cosmetics - has opened in over 20 countries. For 5 years running in Vietnam, THEFACESHOP owns 21 shops in big cities and has become a favorite cosmetic brand name. THEFACESHOP won the world's leading award at Yonsei university, the best cosmetic company chosen by Korea Ministry of Economics, the beautiful model given by Ministry of Trade and many other international prizes. From November 13 - January 2, 2011, THEFACESHOP offer its guests a promotional program. Customers of THEFACESHOP will have the opportunity to win special gifts including masks, make-up brushes and a chance to own a bank account of VND 100,000,000. THEFACESHOP Vincom system nationwide Parkson system nationwide Grand Plaza - 117 Tran Duy Hung, HN Diamond Plaza - 34 Le Duan, Dist.1, HCMC

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yrrell family has created a high-grade wine for over 150 years and become one of the most outstanding brand names in Australia. At present, they manage a large vineyard in the Hunter Valley; McLaren Vale and Limestones Coast in South Australia and Heathcote in Victoria. White and red wines of Tyrrell's are interesting due to their quality and rank, which have received acclamation in wine distillation all over the world. This brand won many titles, including Winemaker's Selection Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay in 1971, James Halliday 2010 Australian wine reward, International Wine Challenge 2010 golden cup at London and Decanter World Wine Awards 2010... In Hanoi, Tyrrell's is available at Bacchus Corner. BACCHUS CORNER 1C Tong Dan, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

HIGH GRADE RED WINE FOR YEAR-END PARTIES

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TH��NG HI�U M�I C�A TH�I TRANG �U-�

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ino Sofia ��c sng to nTMn ti t�ng ch>nh l� s k't h�p phong cch thanh lch, qu phi c�a ch�u �u v� n�t tinh t' c�a Nh�t Bn. C,, mt ti nhi"u n�c nh Php, , Nh�t, Thi Lan...c�ng h�n 50 n�m kinh nghi�m, gi� Ʃy ti Vi�t Nam nhn hi�u th�i trang Aino Sofia mang �'n cho phi n~ nhi"u la chn ti nh~ng trang ph�c d�nh cho c�ng s�, do ph� �'n nh~ng bu�i ti�c t�ng... Ngo�i ra, ti Ʃy bn ��c chiTMm ng�ng cc b� su t�p m�i nht �" phong ph� h�n cho ni"m �am mTM th�i trang c�a mnh. SHOP AINO SOFIA L� FF04, t�ng 1, Ta nh� Kumho 39 LTM Du�n, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM Tel: 0902731779.

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M�N QU� ��C BI�T T\ �NG GI� NOEL

h�ng qua hnh nh nh�n h�u c�a �ng gi� Noel, cc b�c ph� huynh c,, th" g^i g�m �'n cc em thi'u nhi nh~ng m,,n qu� v� nh~ng l�i ch�c, l�i dn d yTMu th�ng nht. Trong ch�ng trnh ming Ging sinh c�a L^a Vi�t, cc bn nh� c,, dp ��c ng�m nh~ng �ng gi� Noel, C�ng ch�a Tuy't trong trang ph�c th�t l�ng l...y v� g�n g�i. Ngo�i ra cc em thi'u nhi c,, ho�n cnh kh,, kh�n, ng�i gi� neo ƨn... c,, c� h�i nh�n ��c nh~ng qu� tng v� vui ch�i v�i �ng gi� Noel do n�i n�y c�ng cc �o�n th" t� ch�c. L^A VI�T TOUR 677 Tr�n Hng �o, Qu�n 5,TP.HCM. Tel: 08.3924 1458 301 Phm Ng� Lo, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM Tel: 08.3838 6855

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n hy tri nghi�m kh�ng kh> c�a m�a l` h�i Ging sinh khi tham quan ng�i nh� bnh b�ng Chocolate ng� ngh<nh. V�i k>ch th�c 20m2, nh� bnh ��c l�m b�ng g� bTMn ngo�i ph� 20kg Chocolate �en, 100kg ��ng ph� nh tuy't tr�ng trTMn mi v� cc nguyTMn li�u khc... BTMn trong b�y bn rt nhi"u cc sn ph�m bnh k�o nh: bnh kh�c c�y, k�o dOEo, bnh Noel, cc t�i qu� ging sinh, bnh m�t ging... v� �c bi�t l� m,,n ht dOE n,,ng do cc ch� l�n t tay rang v� ph�c v�. Bn c,, th" chn mua m,,n m� mnh a th>ch. C�y th�ng Noel rc r� ng�n nh ��n m�u, gh' g� v� cc b'p l trong ng�i nh� n�y mang �'n cho bn cm gic nh �ang tr� v" th�i tu�i th� v� t�n h�ng kh�ng kh> truy"n th�ng c�a Ging sinh. NG�I NH� B�NH GI�NG SINH Ti"n snh khch sn Equatorial 242 Tr�n Bnh Trng. Qu�n 5, TPHCM Tel: 08 3839 7777.

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NINE WEST PRODUCTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT: Vincom City Tower - 191 Ba Trieu, Hanoi Shop 4&6A Le Thai To Street, Hanoi 156 Hai Ba Trung, Dist.1, HCMC Shop 20&21 Saigon Centre

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mmerse yourself in the atmosphere of Christmas when visiting an interesting chocolate house. The 20m2, cake house is made from wood covered with 20 kg of black chocolate, 100kg of white sugar as snow on its roof and other ingredients. Within the house is displayed a variety of candies such as marshmallows, Christmas cakes, gift bags and gingersnaps. You can choose your favorite things. Brightly decorated Christmas tree with thousands of lights, wooden chairs and fireplaces will remind you of your childhood and offer unforgettable moments of traditional Christmas. CHRISTMAS CAKE HOUSE Equatorial Hotel 242 Tran Binh Trong. Dist. 5, HCMC Tel: 08 3839 7777.

ino Sofia is the blend of European elegance, noble style and refined Japanese characteristics. For over 50 years running businesses in many countries such as France, Italy, Japan and Thailand, Aino Sofia in Vietnam offers ladies a wide selection of garments. In addition, you also have the opportunity to witness the latest collections to enrich your fashion collection. SHOP AINO SOFIA FF04, 1st floor, Kumho Building 39 Le Duan, Dist. 1, HCMC Tel: 0902731779.

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arents can give their children the most lovely gifts, best wishes and recommendations through Santa Claus at Christmas. During the Christmas festival held by Lua Viet, kids can witness Santa Claus and the Snow princess dressed in splendid costumes. In addition, poor or disabled children and the elderly will have the opportunity to get gifts and play with Santa Claus, an event organized by Lua Viet and other groups. LUA VIET TOUR 677 Tran Hung Dao, Dist. 5, HCMC. Tel: 39.241458 301 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist. 1, HCMC Tel: 38.386855

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LUNG LINH ߣM GI�NG SINH

y m�u t>m l�m ch� �o v�i hnh nh nh~ng tri ch�u ƫy lung linh trong m�a l` h�i, ti ng�y 3/12 bn soe n t�ng v�i h� th�ng ��n trang tr> Noel soe ��c th�p sng trong khch sn Caravelle. Ti Ʃy, bn c,, th" t do ch�p nh lu ni�m v�i �ng gi� Tuy't c�ng nh ��c th�ng th�c ph�n trnh di`n c�a cc trOE em �'n ti t� ch�c Saigon Children's Charity v�i cc ca kh�c Ging sinh vui nh�n. KH�CH S�N CARAVELLE 19 C�ng Tr�ng Lam S�n , Qu�n 1, TP.HCM Tel: 08 3823 4999.

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" chu�n b cho ng�i nh� thTMm ph�n lp lnh ngh<a v�o m�a Ging sinh, bn nTMn tm cho mnh m�t v�i m,,n ti h�ng tr�m m,,n trang tr> c�y th�ng ti con ��ng T�n Tht T�ng. �'n Ʃy bn soe tm thy nhi"u m,,n h�ng l� nh~ng v�t d�ng �" thi't k' cho �TMm Ging sinh nh tri ch�u tr�n, tri ch�u tuy't, sao 5 cnh, vng qu' nh�, d�y kim tuy'n , ��n ng�i sao, n� th�ng, khu�n mt �ng gi� Noel, d�y ��n, thi�p Ging Sinh...c�ng nhi"u mt h�ng ph�c v� cho Ging sinh. SHOP ROSA 20 T�n Tht T�ng, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM Tel: 08.3 8334852.

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aumkuchen ��c m�nh danh l� {Vua c�a cc loi bnh ngt}. Ngh<a c�a ti n�y l� {bnh c�y}, v bnh ��c to th�nh ti nhi"u l�p bnh m�ng x'p ch�ng lTMn nhau tr�ng gi�ng nh nh~ng ��ng v�n g� � th�n c�y c� th� c�t ngang. Ng�i Nh�t th�ng d�ng Baumkuchen �" tng qu� thay cho l�i ch�c s�ng l�u v� th�nh �t, th�m ch> cn d�ng cho l` c�i. V� m�a Ging Sinh n�y hy chn Baumkuchen �" c,, �TMm qu�y qu�n c�ng ng�i th�n yTMu. SHOP LETOKYO BAUM CAKE & CAFE 46 Nguy`n V�n Trng, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM Tel: 08.3926 0388

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LOUIS VUITTON PRODUCTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT: The Metropole Shopping Arcade, Sofitel Metropole, 15 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi Tel: 04. 3824 4977 Opera View Building, 161 Dong Khoi, Dist. 3, HCMC Tel: 04.35367932 TRAVELLIVE

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o make your house brighter at Christmas, you are recommended to shop at Ton That Tung street and find some decorations for your Christmas tree. Coming here, you will see a wide selection of things for Christmas such as snow balls, stars, small wreaths, lam's, ribbons, Santa Claus and Christmas cards... SHOP ROSA 20 Ton That Tung, Dist. 1, HCMC Tel: 08.3 8334852.

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aumkuchen also called {King of cakes} means {tree cake} because it is made from many thin pieces put together as veins of an ancient tree. Japanese people often give them to other people Baumkuchen on special occasions as a wish for success and longevity. It is even used in wedding parties. Choose Baumkuchen to have a memorable night with your beloved ones. BAUM KUCHEN BAKERY 46 Nguyen Van Trang, Dist. 1, HCMC


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�i v tr> tuy�t ��p - t�ng 19 c�a ta nh� Pacific Place - The Rooftop Bar & restaurant l� m�t kh�ng gian th gin sang trng, hi�n �i b�c nht H� N�i. Ti Ʃy, ti bt k v tr> n�o, bn c,, th" ng�m H� N�i ti trTMn cao hay h>t th� b�u kh�ng kh> trong l�nh. Kh�ng ch� ti khu ban c�ng ngo�i tr�i, ti qu�y bar d�i t�i h�n 6m bn v...n c,, th" ng�m nhn to�n cnh th�nh ph� ��p lung linh. The Rooftop Bar & restaurant cn l� m�t th' gi�i s�i ��ng c�a �m nhc, n�i h�i t� nh~ng DJ chuyTMn nghi�p trong kh�ng gian huy"n o ƫy mTM hoc. H� th�ng qu�y r�u tiTMu chu�n qu�c t', thc ƨn phong ph� v� hp d...n c�ng t�ng ph�n ƺng cp c�a ch�n th gin thiTMn th�n n�y. THE ROOFTOP BAR & RESTAURANT T�ng 19 ta nh� Pacific Place 83B L Th�ng Ki�t, Ho�n Ki'm, N� N�i Tel: 04. 3946 1902

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h~ng thc khch yTMu th>ch ki"u ti�c buffet gi� Ʃy c,, m�t �i"m �'n sang trng v�i rt nhi"u s la chn hp d...n, bn soe h�y b� mi cu�c h�n �" nh�n l�i m�i �'n th�ng th�c buffet ti Le Jardin. �,, l� nh� h�ng buffet ngay ti khch sn Grand Plaza, n�i �ang ��c nhi"u nh,,m khch chn l�m �i"m h�n a th>ch. Trong m�t kh�ng gian r�ng v�i nh~ng dy b�n d�i, m�i khu vc b�y m,,n �n �"u c,, nh�n viTMn sn s�ng ph�c v�. H soe gi�p bn nhanh ch,,ng ly ��c m,,n �n mnh mu�n. Thc ƨn qu�c t' phong ph�, ti sashimi, dimsum �'n tht ciu n�ng �"u l�m h�i lng nh~ng thc khch kh,, t>nh nht. NH� H�NG LE JARDIN KH�CH S�N GRAND PLAZA 117 Tr�n Duy Hng, H� N�i Tel: 04. 3555 1000


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ith an ideal place - 19th floor of Pacific Place - The Rooftop bar & restaurant is a relaxed, luxurious and modern in Hanoi. Dropping in this bar, you can enjoy Hanoi from a high place or enjoy fresh atmosphere. Not only from the outside balcony, but also from the 6-meter long bar, you can look at the sparkling city. The Rooftop bar & restaurant is also a lively world of music, where gathers professional DJs in an enchanted space. International standard wine system and a wide selection of menus will increase the level of this fascinating recreation. THE ROOFTOP BAR & RESTAURANT 19th floor, Pacific Place Building 83B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi Tel: 04. 3946 1902

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new choice for those who love buffets is a luxurious place with fabulous selections, which makes you cancel all your other meetings when being invited to come here. That is a buffet restaurant at Grand Plaza hotel, where has become a favorite destination. In an airy space with long table rows, each section is attended by a waiter. They will help you to order your favorite food. The restaurant also provides various international menus, from sashimi, dimsum to grilled lamb promising to satisfy even the toughest palate. BUFFET RESTAURANT - GRAND PLAZA HOTEL 117 Tran Duy Hung, Ha Noi Tel: 04. 3555 1000


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h� m�t ci chm tay ti cnh c^a g� l�n, bn soe bt ng� khi lc v�o kh�ng gian m�i l l...m c�a Au Manoir De Khai mang phong cch "design restaurant" ��c �o trong ng�i bi�t th c� h�n n�m tr�m tu�i. Bn soe ��c chiTMm ng�ng m�t tc ph�m n�i tht ��c �o ph�i h�p theo gam �en-tr�ng tao nh, sang trng. Nh~ng tm r�m tr�ng g�i cm gic ƫy thanh thot, nh~ng tm g�ng l�n phn chi'u nh m� r�ng kh�ng gian. Phong cch "design restaurant" l� m�t tr�o lu d�cor m�i nht trTMn th' gi�i ��c p d�ng b�i nh~ng nh� h�ng ƺng cp nht, n�i cc doanh nh�n th�nh �t, cc minh tinh m�n bc chn l�m ch�n giao lu, gp g�. Cn g th� v h�n, ngay ti Ʃy bn c,, th" th�ng th�c m�t trong 200 loi r�u vang th�ng hng c�ng m,,n �n Php ƫy tinh t�y ti qu�y bar m c�ng. AU MANIOR DE KHAI 251 �i�n BiTMn Ph�, Q.3, TP.HCM Tel: 08. 3930 3394

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a lc ngay con ph� bnh yTMn c�a trung t�m S�i Gn, nh� h�ng Ivy n�i b�t b�i l�i thi't k' h�i ha gi~a phong cch �u - � sang trng. B�c v�o qu�y bar - t�m �i"m c�a nh� h�ng - bn soe n t�ng ngay v�i nh~ng loi vang n�i ti'ng c�a Php, , Chi LTM... �" r�i lTMn v�i b�c tam cp, cu�c s�ng v� n�t ��p S�i Gn xa nh tr� v" th�t g�n g�i qua nh~ng b�c nh tr�ng �en hi�n di�n quanh Ʃy. B� li mi �n �o sau � c^a ki'ng trong veo, trong ti'ng nhc du d�ng ƫy tr~ tnh, bn thoi mi th gin c�ng bn b� m�t ly r�u vang a th>ch v� th�ng th�c nh~ng m,,n �n ��c �o k't h�p gi~a tri c�y v�i ting m,,n �n nh g� x�o ht �i"u v� b�p non, vt h�m bt tr�n, vt nu cam, ch gi cocktail... IVY SAIGON 17A Ng� V�n N�m, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM Tel: 08. 3829 1515

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tep through the big wooden door of Au Manoir De Khai, you will be surprised at the new space, which has a distinct "design restaurant" style in an over-500-yearold villa. You will immerse yourself in an original interior masterpiece with the combination of luxurious black and white.

White curtains make the place refined and mirrors offer an airy space... "Design restaurant" style is the latest decor applied to high-grade restaurants, where successful businessmen and stars meet and exchange gossip. In addition, you will have the opportunity to taste one of 200 wines and French cuisine at the cozy bar. AU MANIOR DE KHAI 251 Dien Bien Phu, Dist.3, HCMC Tel: 08. 3930 3394

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ocated in the peaceful quarter of Saigon, Ivy restaurant is a blend of opulent European and Asian styles. Step up to the bar - centre of the restaurant - you will be impressed by a wide selection of wines from France, Italia, Chile... Going up some steps, the life and beauty of Old Saigon comes back hauntingly in black and white pictures hung around. You can relax to the melodious music, sip a favorite red wine with your friends and enjoy delicious food and fresh fruits such as fried chicken and baby corn, stewed duck, cooked duck and orange, pork pies with cocktail... IVY SAIGON 17A Ngo Van Nam, Dist. 1, HCMC Tel: 08. 3829 1515

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A PLACE WHERE YOU BELONG CLUB ROYALE is an elegant and luxurious entertainment club located in the heart of Saigon, started its operation since July 2004. Located on portion of the first and second floor of Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon. CLUB ROYALE is an elegant and luxurious entertainment club located in the heart of Saigon, started its operation since July 2004. Located on portion of the first and second floor of Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon. JOKER Slot Gaming Center, an exclusive e-gaming centre consists of more than 80 slot gaming machines, Roulette tables, multiplayer Vegastar blackjack, DTS Baccarat and Blackjack machines. Equipped with latest progressive Mystery and Royal Jackpots, that linked to all slot gaming machines. LATEST ATTRACTION, volatile Aristocrat standalone Slot machine and fully touch screen Interblock Roulette machine enable you to experience LIVE gaming excitement. Besides, we provide Food & Beverage and Cable TV channels services to our guests. FACES Karaoke - Music Lounge - Live Band located on the first and second floor of the Club offers an open "live" karaoke lounge. 10 "posh" Karaoke suites, fully computerized karaoke and up to date sound system; with over 80,000 latest International Karaoke Songs, equipped with 42" Plasma TV with personalized Karaoke DJ services and charming Public Relation Assistants were engaged to assist our guests. Grad a drink concocted by our charming bartenders at music bar enjoying live band performance by professional vocalists from the Philippines, winding up your evening with selected range of vintage wines & cigars from our cosy cellar. CLUB ROYALE 1 Ngo Duc Ke, Dist. 1, HCMC Tel: 08 3822 1888

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Th�ng 12- December

1/12-15/12 & 10/1-26/1

Tri"n lm M� thu�t To�n qu�c 2010 Tri"n lm M� thu�t To�n qu�c 2010 soe di`n ra ti H� N�i v� TP.HCM. ߩy l� s ki�n ��c t� ch�c 5 n�m m�t l�n v� tri"n lm l�n n�y soe gi�i thi�u 870 tc ph�m c�a 757 tc gi, tuy"n la ti khong 5.000 tc ph�m. N�m nay cc tc gi trOE �em �'n cc tc ph�m rt phong ph� v" �" t�i, phong cch v� cht li�u, th" hi�n � b�n l<nh vc ch� �o l� h�i ha, �� ha, �iTMu kh�c v� s�p �t. �a �i"m:

19:00 19:30 19:35 19:55 20:10 20:15 20:25 20:30 20:0 21:10 21:20 21:30 21:45 22:00 22:05 22:15 22:40

Cc ca kh�c Ging Sinh Bi"u di`n nhy Latin Ca s� Ph�ng Dung, Anh T� Trnh di`n th�i trang {Tr�ng} C.O Popping crew Game show Bi"u di`n nhy flamenco Ca s� Cao Thi S�n Flamenco band Beatbox MK Ca s� Qunh Nga Trnh di`n th�i trang {Bc} �o thu�t gia Andrean Young Nh,,m nhy C.O Hiphop Game show Ca s� Tho Trang, Th�nh Trung DJ - Salsa & Latin house music

Kh�i chi'u ti 03/12

The Next Three Days

Phim ��c l�m li ti b� phim Php n�i ti'ng Pour Elle c�a �o di`n Fred Cavay� k" v" John Brennan - m�t gio s �i hc c,, cu�c s�ng kh ho�n ho v�i v� ��p v� con ngoan. M�t ng�y n, cu�c s�ng c�a John b �o l�n ho�n to�n khi Laura - v� c�a anh - b b�t v d>nh v�o m�t v� gi't ng�i kh�ng khi'p. Trong su�t 3 n�m theo �u�i v� n, cu�i c�ng John ch� c,, m�t gii php duy nht l� v�o t� �" c�u v�. TP.HCM: Th�ng Long, ��ng �a, Lotte Cinema (Q.7), Cinebox Ha Bnh, T�n S�n Nht, BHD Star Cinema H� N�i: Trung t�m chi'u phim qu�c gia, Ngc Khnh

1/12-15/12 ti Trung t�m Tri"n lm VHNT Vi�t Nam - 2 Hoa L, H� N�i

10/1-26/1 ti Bo t�ng M� thu�t TP.HCM - 97 Ph,, ߯c Ch>nh, Q.1, TP.HCM

Ti ng�y 16/ 12

Th�ng th�t Ging sinh ti Park Hyatt Saigon Ti ng�y 16 thng 12, ti khch sn Park Hyatt Saigon l�n ƫu tiTMn bn soe chiTMm ng�ng c�y th�ng t�i th�t s ��c ch�m s,,c, thc hi�n v� chuyTMn ch� ti t�n bang Oregon, n�i c,, nh~ng ring th�ng n�i ti'ng � M�. C�y th�ng �c bi�t n�y g,,p ph�n mang �'n m�t kh�ng kh> Ging sinh thc th� cho bn. �a �i"m: Khch sn Park Hyatt Saigon 02 C�ng Tr�ng Lam S�n, Q.1, TP.HCM Tel: 08.3 8 3824 1234

Kh�i chi'u ti 24/12

Gi v�: VND 1,716,000++/ng�i l�n, VND 1,326,000++/trOE em �a �i"m: Phng ti�c Th�ng Long Khch sn Melia H� N�i Tel: 04. 3934 3343

TRON: LEGACY

Ng�y 24/12

�TMm Ging sinh vui nh�n V�o �TMm Ging sinh, nh,,m 12-16 th�nh viTMn c�a d�n h�p x�ng v� giao h�ng qu�c t' TP.HCM soe mang �'n m�t kh�ng kh> vui t�i h�o h�ng qua nh~ng b�i ht vui nh�n trong b~a t�i buffet ƫy m c�ng. V�o tra ng�y h�m sau, du khch c,, c� h�i c�ng ha mnh v�o nh~ng m�n trnh di`n ƫy n t�ng c�a h. �a �i"m: Pandanus Resort KM5, M�i N�, Phan Thi't, Bnh Thu�n Tel: 062. 3849 849

Tron: Legacy l� c�u chuy�n theo ch�n Sam Flynn, m�t chuyTMn viTMn ph�n m"m 27 tu�i, con trai c�a Kevin Flynn, trTMn ��ng tm ki'm ng�i cha mt t>ch c�a mnh, � b k�o v�o th' gi�i o ��c to nTMn b�i c�ng ngh� �i�n t^ ph�n m"m, n�i cha c�u � s�ng � �,, trong 25 n�m qua. C�ng v�i s tr� gi�p trung th�nh c�a nh�n v�t Quorra, cu�c phiTMu lu ngh�t th� c�a hai cha con nh� Flynn b�t ƫu xuyTMn kh�p th' gi�i c�ng ngh� �c bi�t cao v� c�ng �c bi�t nguy hi"m n�y. TP.HCM: MegaStar Cineplex - H�ng V�ng Plaza, MegaStar Cineplex.. -CT Plaza H� N�i: MegaStar Cineplex - Vincom City Towers Hi Phng: MegaStar Cineplex - TD Plaza ߵ Nng: MegaStar Cineplex - V<nh Trung Plaza BiTMn Ho�: MegaStar Cineplex - Co.op Mart

24/12

Vui �TMm Ging sinh H� N�i Khch sn Melia t� ch�c ming Ging sinh v�i ch�ng trnh tp k� �c s�c, mi`n ph> bia, r�u vang v� 1 ly Moet & Chandon v� qu� tng Ging sinh. Ch�ng trnh bi"u di`n:

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October The National Fine Arts Digital 2010 Exhibitionconcert hall of Berliner The Philharmoniker Exhibition 2010 National Fine Arts

1/12-15/12 & 10/1-26/1

19:00 Latin Music band - Christmas songs

October 19:30 Dance group - Latin dance

will Recently, Berliner from December 1 has take place in Hanoi Philharmoniker to December 1, 2010 and in HCMC from be announced concert schedules that will January 10 broadcast on "digital concert hall" directly to 26, 2010. This event is held every five years with the performance season. system in 2010-2011 representation of 80Audiences get tickets thesee online each works of can artists in to total 000 works. A large price of US$9.90 artists take show at a number of young or buy a onepartyear package. Audiences can choose one of in this exhibition. Their displayed works art various in themes, styles and materials three levels: 00Kbs, 1,Mbs (with quality withof DVD) and 2,Mbs (qualitysubjects: the performance of four main of HDTV). painting, graphic, sculpture and arranging. in Many renowned artists will participate these shows: Bandmaster Simon Rattle Place: Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Cultureand andBerliner Philharmoniker orchestra will play Arts - #2, Hoa Lu, Hanoi the first symphony written by Duc Chinh, HCM fine arts museum - 97 Pho Gustav Mahler; Bandmaster Dist. 1, HCMC. Eivind Gullberg Jensen and outstanding violist Vadim Repin will perform the Offertorium violin concerto written by From December 16 bandmaster Yannick Gubaidulina; Canadian N�zet-S�guin will at Park Hyatt Christmas tree play the symphony Berlioz Illusion Saigon and play the second piano concerto written by From DecemberProkofiev with Park Hyatt 1, visiting pianist Yefim Bronfman; Bandmaster Andris Nelsons, Saigon hotel, you will have the opportunity his orchestra and artist Baiba Skride to witness a green pine tree, which was will perform the concerto written by Alban Berg. transported from its famous land, Oregon, For further information, please visit website: America. This special tree will bring you the realwww.digitalconcerthall.com/en/live feeling of Christmas. Place: Park Hyatt Saigon hotel

19:3 Singer Phuong Dung, Anh Tu The performance promises to bring those 19:55 Fashion show - Theme {White} who love classical music many piano 20:10 C.O Popping crew masterpieces written by composers: Wolfgang Puzzles of Santa V. Beethoven, 20:15 Game -A. Mozart, Ludwig Claus Joseph Haydn and Frederyk Chopin. 20:2 Dance group - Flamenco dance Many lecturers and artists from Piano Department 20:30 Singer Cao Thai Son of Ho Chi Minh Music College will take part 20:0 this show such as- Le Ho Hai, Thuy Yen, in Flamenco band Live music Anh Vu and Giang Quan. 21:10 Beatbox MK Ticket price: VND 20,000/ 200,000 and 21:20 Singer Quynh Nga 10,000 21:30 Fashion show - Theme {Silver} Place: Ho Chi Minh Music College 21: Illusionist Andrean Young 112 Nguyen Du, Dist. 1, HCMC 22:00 Dance group C.O Hiphop 22:05 Game about Santa Claus th 22:1 Singer Thao Trang, Thanh Trung 22:40 DJ - Salsa & Latin house music Sleeps

"Piano concert" show

Start from December 3 Start Three Days th The Nexton October 29 The movie is reproduced from a famous Frank, Joe, Marvin and director Fred French movie Pour Elle byVictoria used to be excellent CIA spies John Brennn them Cavay, talking about and this causes - a to be the professor who has a quite university first targets of opponents. They have to make with all of their wife and a perfect life use ofa beautifulskills, experiences and friendship to overcome a fatal hunt lovely child. One day, his life turns upsideand survive. down when his wife, Laura is imprisoned because of a terrible murder case. AfterCity Ha Noi: MegaStar Cineplex - Vincom 3 years working on Cimena Center Towers, National this case, finally, the onlyHai Phong: MegaStargoing to prison to solution for John is Cineplex - TD Plaza release his wife. Da Nang: MegaStar Cineplex - Vinh Trung HCM: Thang Long, Dong Da, Lotte Cinema Plaza (Q.), Cinebox Hoa Binh, Tan Son Nhat, Bien Hoa: MegaStar Cineplex - Co.op Mart BHD Star Cinema Ha HCMC:National cinema center, Ngoc Noi: MegaStar Cineplex - Hung Vuong Plaza, MegaStar Cineplex - CP Plaza, Khanh Galaxy Tan Binh, Thang Long, BHD Star, Lotte 1, Lotte 7

R.E.D

Start on October 8

Wall Street: Money Never

Start from December 24

October & November

02 Lam Son Squ., Dist. 1, HCMC Hailing from Paris, Jazz musician Trebeka Tel: is well-known123 her charisma, glamour 08.3 8 382 for and diversity of talents. Come to Le Club bar every Tuesday December 24 to Sunday beginning at 20: pm Enjoyto enjoy performances by this wonderful Christmas night in Hanoi jazz vocalist. Melia hotel will organize a Christmas party Location: Le Club - Sofitel Legend Metropole with a special variety show, free beer, red Hanoi Hotel / 15 Ngo Quyen, Ha Noi wine, a cup of Moet & Chandon and a Christmas gift. Performance schedules:

Return of Jazz Diva Trebeka

Ticket price: VND 1,716,000++/adult prison, Returning after a long time in Gordon Gekko - an VND 1,326,000++/child infamous criminal in financial circles, realizes hall Place: Thang Long banquetingthat he has been ruled out of his world. With a purpose of Melia Hanoi the relationship with his daughter healing hotel Tel: Winnie, Gekko joins hands with her fianc� 04. 3934 3343 Jacob. However, whether can Winnie and Jacob believe in an expert of financial circles December 24 by ruthless hands that brought about many Exciting Christmas night immeasurable consequences? On Ha Noi: MegaStar Cineplex - Vincom City Christmas Eve, visiting Pandanus Resort, you Towers, National Cimena Center with can enjoy an exciting atmosphere happy songs performed by 12-1 members Hai Phong: MegaStar Cineplex - TD Plaza of HCM international choir in a cozy buffet. Da the following lunch, you - Vinh Trung During Nang: MegaStar Cineplex will have the Plaza opportunity to immerse yourself in their impressive show. Bien Hoa: MegaStar Cineplex - Co.op Mart Place: Pandanus Resort Cineplex - Hung Vuong HCMC: MegaStar Plaza, MegaStar Cineplex - CP Plaza, KM5, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan Galaxy Tan Binh, Thang Long, BHD Star, Tel: 062. 3849 849 Lotte 1, Lotte 7

TRON: LEGACY Start on October 15th Aftershock Tron: Legacy is a story following Sam Flynn

- a Duong Son, 19. Seven-year-old of 2-year-old software expert, son twins Kevin Flynn - who is on his wayof afind his were buried in the collapse to frightened lost earthquake. Their into a virtual forced to father, is pushed mother was world created byone of them and she choseIther son is choose electronic technology. where his father used daughter Phuong Dang Phuong Dat. The to live for 2 years. With thethought to of Quorra,but sheFlynn was support be dead, Sam survived andmarvelously.start their risky adventures his father Many years later, the image all over this high-tech world. of the consternated earthquake and cruel decision of her Cineplex - Hung Vuong HCMC: MegaStar mom are kept in her mind. Plaza, MegaStar Cineplex - CT Plaza; Ha Noi: MegaStar Cineplex - Vincom City Towers, National Cimena Center Ha Noi: MegaStar Cineplex - Vincom City Towers Phong: MegaStar Cineplex - TD Plaza Hai

Hai Da Nang: MegaStar Cineplex TD Plaza Phong: MegaStar Cineplex - - Vinh Trung Plaza Da Nang: MegaStar Cineplex - Vinh Trung Plaza Hoa: MegaStar Cineplex - Co.op Mart Bien

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�t m�a Ging sinh an l�nh li �'n, Travellive xin gi�i thi�u m�t thc ƨn m,,n ch>nh v� c�ng hp d...n cho gia �nh bn. ߩy l� nh~ng m,,n �n ��c chu�n bfi �" d�ng trong b~a t�i c�a cc gia �nh ch�u �u v�o dfip l` cu�i n�m.. G� t�y v� ng�ng quay �"u l� nh~ng m,,n �n truy"n th�ng trong m�a Ging sinh. Trong khi �,,, thfit bfl v� s�n ciu - nh~ng m,,n �n �u�c a chu�ng trTMn to�n th' gi�i - c�ng �ang ng�y c�ng ��c a chu�ng trong thc ƨn m�a sum hp cu�i n�m. Nh~ng m,,n �n n�y soe hp d...n bn ngay ti ci nhn ƫu tiTMn, ti mi'ng thfit ƫy �n s sung t�c v� ƫm m, �'n cc �� �n k�m, cc gia vfi trang tr> vui m�t m� bn soe kh�ng th" ch� thTMm ngay khi cm nh�n h�ng vfi th�m ngon lan t�a trTMn b�n ti�c. ߫u b'p ng�i ߯c gi�u kinh nghi�m - Marcel Riemer - l� ng�i soe �a ch�ng ta cm nh�n kh�ng kh> Ging sinh c�a ch�u �u qua b�n ti�c. B�n m,,n m� anh gi�i thi�u soe ��c ph�c v� ti nh� h�ng Mangosteen dfip Ging sinh n�m nay. V�i nh~ng ��c gi c�a Travellive mu�n tr� t�i � nh�, Marcel c�ng chia sOE c�ng th�c c�a m�i m,,n �n d�nh cho b�n ti�c 8 ng�i.

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Christmas is coming; Travellive would like to introduce a fascinating main course for your family. These dishes are often cooked by European families on year-end occasion.Roast turkey and goose are traditional foods at Christmas while beef and lamb ribs are the favourite all time dishes all over the world and are also becoming popular for the year-end main course. Your mouth will water at first sight, from pieces of meat symbolizing prosperity and happiness to addictives, spices decorated so eye-pleasingly that you cannot wait very long to taste the delicious flavor on the table. Skillful chef Marcel Riemer from Germany will help us savor the European flavor at Christmas. Four dishes that he introduces will be served at Mangosteen restaurant at Christmas this year. To those who want to try it at home, Marcel also shares his recipe of each dish cooked for 8 people. MANGOSTEEN RESTAURANT Moevenpick Hanoi Hotel 83A Ly Thuong Kiet, Ha Noi Tel: 04. 3822 2800 TRAVELLIVE


NguyTMn li�u / Ingredients: G� t�y nguyTMn con / Turkey: 1 con 4kg N�c d�ng g� / Fresh chicken stock: 300ml, Tr�ng t�i / Egg: 1 qu X�c x>ch l�n / Pork sausage meat: 300g Thfit l�n hun kh,,i / Bacon: 6 lt / rashers

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B� nht / Softened butter: 100g, R�u to / Dry cider: 800ml H�nh t�m thi nh� / Shallots, chopped: 3 nhnh C�n t�y thi nh� / Sticks of celery, chopped: 2 c�y B�t ng� / Cornflour: 1 tha, Bnh m v�n / Breadcrumbs: 2 n�m to / big handfuls Qu vi�t qut / Dried cranberries: 1 n�m to / 1 large handful Qu ,,c ch,, / Chopped walnuts: 1 n�m to / large handful H�ng tho t�i, b� l, thi nhuy"n / Fresh rosemary, leaves picked and chopped: 1 c�nh / sprig Ht nh�c ��u khu / Ground nutmeg: 1 tha / tsp Ht tiTMu Jamaica / Ground allspice: 1 tha / tsp Gia vfi: mu�i, ht tiTMu �en, v� qu cam thi s�i

ch l�m: L�m nh�n �" nh�i g�: B� �un chy, cho thfit hun kh,,i, h�nh t�m, c�n t�y v� h�ng tho v�o �un nh� l^a trong 10 ph�t. Ti'p t�c b� v�o thTMm vi�t qut v� m�t n^a ch� r�u to, vn l^a l�n h�n v� �un cho �'n khi h�n h�p cfln li b�ng 1/3 ban ƫu th t�t b'p, �" ngu�i. Tr�n h�n h�p �,, v�i ht nh�c ��u khu, ht tiTMu Jamaica, mu�i v� tiTMu �en, qu ,,c ch,,, v� cam, x�c x>ch thi nh� v� tr�ng, cu�i c�ng l� bnh m v�n. Nh�i via �� nh�n v�o ph�n cu�ng c� con g�, thm kh� da g� b�ng kh�n giy, qu�t b� n�c lTMn c con g� cho ngm �"u. �t g� v�o khay thi'c c,, l,,t foil, b� v�o lfl n�ng � l�m n,,ng lTMn 240oC/gas 9. ��i 15 ph�t th h nhi�t �� xu�ng 150oC/gas 2 v� �" n�ng trong khong 2- 2.5 gi�, nh� n�ng 1 ti'ng cu�i c�ng kh�ng c,, foil. N�ng xong th ly g� ra, li bc foil khong 30 ph�t. L�m n�c s�t v�i n�c g� chy ra trong khay thi'c, b�ng cch tr�n chung v�i ch� r�u to cfln li v� n�c d�ng g�, r�i cho b�t ng� v�o khuy �"u v� �un nh� l^a cho �'n khi snh li. N�ng khoai t�y trong lfl � nhi�t �� 200oC/gas 6. Khi �n, c�t mi'ng g� v� b�y lTMn �<a v�i khoai t�y n�ng, r�i r�i n�c s�t lTMn g�.

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ROAST TURKEY WITH SPICED CRANBERRY AND WALNUT STUFFING

ethod: To make the stuffing, melt the unsalted butter in a saucepan and add the bacon, shallots, celery and rosemary. Cook gently with the lid on for about 10 minutes. Add the cranberries and half the cider and cook until the liquid has reduced to a third of its volume, set it aside to cool. Mix in the nutmeg, allspice, some salt and pepper, the walnuts, orange zest, sausage meat and egg, then fold in the breadcrumbs. Pat the turkey's skin dry with kitchen paper, then stuff the neck end with half the stuffing. Place in a roasting tin, cover with foil and pop in the 240oC/gas 9 preheated oven. After 15 minutes, turn down the heat to 150oC/gas 2. Baste, then roast for another 2 to 2.5hours. Remove the foil 1 hour before the end of cooking time. Remove the turkey from the oven, cover with foil then leave to rest for 30 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 200oC/ gas 6. Skim off the fat in the tin and use it to roast your potatoes. Add the rest of the cider to the meat juices in the tin. Stir in the cornflour, dissolved in a little water, and simmer on the hob until thickened. Sieve into a jug and serve with your turkey, stuffing and some roast potatoes.

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HERB CRUSTED CARVED RACK OF LAMB

ethod: Season and seal off the lamb, transfer to oven and cook to desired temperature. Combine herbs de Provence, bread crumbs and egg. Top the lamb with herb mixture and gratinate under salamander. Sautee onions until golden brown, deglaze with red wine and add Demi glace. Reduce to desired consistency. Sautee Haricouvert beans and season. Boil pumpkin and potatoes, mash them and season. Garnish with rosemary.

NguyTMn li�u / Ingredients: S�n ciu @c / Rack of lamb, chilled, Australian: 1750g Herbs de Provence: 12g V�n bnh m / Bread crumbs: 8g Tr�ng g� / Whole egg: 2 qu H�nh t�y thi lt / Onion, white, sliced: 1 c� Demi glace: 240ml Vang Ʒ / Red wine: 40ml D�u � liu / Olive oil: 240ml B> ng� / Pumpkin: 480g ��u Haricouvert tr�n t�i / Haricouvert beans, blanched: 380g Khoai t�y / Potatoes: 480g N�c bc h� / Mint jelly: 40ml Gia vfi: Mu�i, ht tiTMu �en, c� x h�ng t�i, c�y h�ng tho / Spices: salt, black pepper, fresh thyme, rosemary

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ch l�m: XOE s�n ciu th�nh ting mi'ng v� cho v�o lfl n�ng s�. Tr�n tho d�c Provence v�i v�n bnh m v� tr�ng, sau �,, r�i h�n h�p n�y lTMn thfit ciu v� cho tt c v�o lfl n�ng salamander. L�m n�c s�t h�nh v�i ��ng v�ng, r�u vang, demi glace v� h�nh t�y, n�c bc h� v� cc loi c� v�o, sau �,, b� ��u Haricouvert v�o tr�n �"u. Nu ch>nh b> ng� v� khoai t�y r�i nghi"n ra v� tr�n �"u. B�y s�n ciu lTMn �<a, c�ng v�i b> ng� v� khoai t�y nghi"n, r�i n�c s�t h�nh lTMn. D�ng n,,ng. TRAVELLIVE


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ROAST GOOSE WITH CHESTNUT STUFFING

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ch l�m: Nh�i t�i t�y v� h�nh t�y v�o th�n ng�ng, xt mu�i v� ht tiTMu lTMn kh�p th�n ng�ng v� d�ng foil nh�m bc k>n ng�ng. Cho ng�ng v�o n�i quay r�i �a v�o lfl n�ng 200oC/gas 4 (khong 3,5 ti'ng �" quay ng�ng 6kg), c� khong 1 ti'ng li b� ra �" ph't n�c quay, 45 ph�t cu�i c�ng quay ng�ng kh�ng c,, foil bc. Khoai t�y �em nTMm mu�i v� ht tiTMu, cho v�o lfl n�ng ch>n v�ng. L�m n�c s�t, cho c� cnh ng�ng v�o n�i n�c khong 2,5 l>t �un s�i, ninh khong 3 ti'ng v� lc ly n�c trong �� v�o n�i, �un nh� l^a cho b�t ng� v�o khuy �"u �'n khi n�c snh. L�m nh�n, �un n,,ng b�, cho h�nh t�y, c�n t�y, t�i v�o �o m"m khong 4 �'n 5 ph�t th cho ht dOE, vi�t qut v� m�n b�m (tr�c �,, ng�m m�n trong r�u vang Ʒ khong 2 ti'ng r�i v�t ra b�m nhuy`n) v�o �o to l^a, �� r�u vang Ʒ v�o �un s�i r�i �" nh� l^a khong 30 ph�t. Tr�c khi d�ng, cho m�i t�y v�o tr�n �"u. Khi �n, c�t ng�ng b�y lTMn �<a, x'p khoai t�y v� nh�n bTMn cnh, �� n�c s�t lTMn.

NguyTMn li�u / Ingredients: M�n kh� / Prunes: 450g R�u vang Ʒ / Port: 250ml B� / Butter: 30g T�i t�y c�t nh� / Leek, sliced: 1 nhnh

Ng�ng nguyTMn con, c�t r�i c� cnh / Goose with giblets: 6kg Khoai t�y lu�c c�t mi'ng/ Potato, peeled and cut into pieces, par-boiled: 1 c� H�nh t�y c�t l�m b�n / Onion, quartered: 1 c� H�nh t�y b�m nhuy`n / Onion, finely chopped: 1 c� C�n t�y b�m nh� / Celery sticks, chopped: 6 nhnh Ht dOE b�m nh� / Vacuum-packed chestnuts, chopped: 1kg Vi�t qut kh�, b�m nh� / Dried cranberries, chopped: 150g B�t ng� / Cornflour: 1 tha / tbsp Gia vfi: mu�i, ht tiTMu t�i xay, l m�i t�y b�m nh� / Spices: salt, pepper, chopped parsley

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ethod: Place the leek and onion in the goose cavity. Prick the skin of the goose all over with a fork and rub in the salt and freshly ground black pepper. Then cover them well with aluminium foil. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 4 (about 3,5 hours for a goose 6kg). After an hour of roasting, take the goose out and baste the goose with the juices collected. Return the goose to the oven uncovered for the last 45 minutes of roasting. Gently stir the potatoes, season well with salt and freshly ground pepper and transfer to the oven. For the gravy, place the goose giblets into a large saucepan filled with about 2.5litres of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for three hours. Return the liquid to the saucepan and simmer. Add the cornflour and stir well to thicken. Melt the butter, add the onion, celery and garlic and fry in the butter for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Add the chestnuts, cranberries and the prunes to the onion and celery mixture. Add the port and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for 30 minutes. To serve, carve the goose and place onto warmed plates. Serve the roast potatoes and stuffing alongside, with gravy poured over.

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NguyTMn li�u / Ingredients: Bfl @c Tenderloin phi lTM / Australian Beef Tenderloin: 8 mi'ng / pieces Apollo Fillio: 18 sheets

B wellington

Tr�ng t�i �nh b�ng / Eggs, well beaten: 2 qu Nm t�i / Mushrooms: 1 kg H�nh c� / Onions: 1 c� B� �un chy, mu�i, ht tiTMu, chanh t�i, rau m�i t�y Melted butter, salt, pepper, lemon and parsley

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�t Duxelles: R^a sch v� thi nm, b� v�o kh�n mt sch �" thm kh�. �un n,,ng b�, l�n l�t cho h�nh thi nhuy`n, nm, mu�i, ht tiTMu v� v�i git n�c chanh v�o �o �"u cho �'n khi snh li, sau �,, b� rau m�i t�y v�o. �" lnh h�n h�p Druxelles n�y. Cch l�m: Tri m�t tm fillo ra v� thoa �"u b� n�c lTMn, �t m�t tm fillo khc lTMn trTMn. �t mi'ng thfit bfl v�o gi~a, r�i s�t Druxelles lTMn, r�i g,,i li v� dn k>n l�p fillo b�ng n�c lnh. Tt c thfit bfl �"u l�m nh v�y. Sau �,, �t thfit bfl g,,i fillo lTMn khay n�ng cookie, ch� �" mt c,, m�p fillo �p xu�ng. Qu�t tr�ng �nh lTMn mt thfit bfl, r�i n�ng � 180oC trong 25-30 ph�t hoc �'n khi thfit ch>n v�ng. Khi d�ng, b� mi'ng thfit lTMn �<a r�i r�i Druxelles lTMn. Duxelles: Clean or trim stems of mushrooms. Chop very fine mushrooms. Wrap in towel and squeeze out excess moisture. Heat butter and lightly brown chopped onions. And mushrooms, salt, pepper and a few drops of lemon juice; stir over high heat until all moisture has completely evaporated. Stir in chopped parsley. Let cool. Method: Place first leaf of fillo on damp cloth, brush with melted butter. Place one filet in the middle of the dough and spread of the Duxelles over the top of the filet. Fold the filet tightly. Repeat for every piece of beef. Brush filet with well beaten egg and bake in preheated oven at 1800C for approximately 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Serve with Druxelles sauce.

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or three days, December 24, 25 & 26, the biggest beer festival in Vietnam will be held at the 7 military zone stadium - HCMC with a scale of 5000 guests/night. Visiting this festival, you will have the opportunity to not only taste many brands of beer but also to indulge yourself in a marvelous buffet and enjoy hundreds of Vietnamese and international cuisines. With three main themes: "We are brothers", "Cheer with beauties", "Have fun with football" and exciting and passionate performance of music, the Beer Festival 2010 promises to bring its visitors a lively and excellent festival. For further information and ticket, please visit the website: http://www.beerfestivalvn.com; www.beerfestivalvn.com. Or contact to the organizer of the beer festival Vietnam 2010 - Mekong Star JSC. Tel: 0989 211 247.

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i th�i xa xa, ng�i ch�u �u � l�m nh~ng chi'c bnh ging v�i c�ng th�c h't s�c ƨn gin, bao g�m: ging, ��ng, hnh nh�n v� tri c�y. �'n khong n�m 1300, ng�i Anh � r�c thTMm v�n bnh m �" bnh gifln h�n. T�i th' k� 16, bnh ging ��c l�m ti b�t, tr�ng, cht l�m ngt v� � kh gi�ng v�i chi'c bnh ging c�a ch�ng ta ng�y nay, nhng ch� nh~ng ng�i thu�c t�ng l�p ho�ng gia hay qu t�c m�i ��c th�ng th�c nh~ng chi'c bnh th�m ngon �,,. Th�t may l� hi�n nay bnh ging ng�y c�ng ph� bi'n v� mi ng�i ai c�ng c,, th" th�ng th�c n,, trong m�a Ging sinh. Bnh ging c,, nhi"u hnh dng quen thu�c nh hnh b�ng hoa hay hnh ng�i. H�n cc c� b� c�u b� cfln nh� t�i c�u chuy�n c�u b� bnh ging v� b�i hc qu gi ti c�u chuy�n "Hy yTMu qu nh~ng ng�i th�n c�a mnh v h l� nh~ng ng�i lu�n th�ng yTMu v� lo l�ng cho bn". M�t dng khc c�a chi'c bnh ging l� ng�i nh� bnh ging ��c nh~ng ng�i th� l�m bnh � ߯c ly cm h�ng ti c�u truy�n c� t>ch Grimm "Anh em Hansel v� Gretel". Ng�i nh� bnh ging ng�y nay ��c trang tr> rt hp d...n v�i nhi"u loi k�o, s�-c�-la v� bnh b>ch-quy. V�o m�a Ging sinh n�m nay, khch sn InterContinental Hanoi Westlake soe mang �'n m�t �i"u th�t �c bi�t v� bt ng� khi gi�i thi�u ng�i nh� bnh ging ti trong truy�n c� t>ch �'n cho cc b�. Rt nhi"u loi k�o, bnh v� qu� Ging sinh soe ��c b�y bn ti ng�i nh� bnh ging ngay ti snh khch sn ti ng�y m�ng 5 - 25/12. BTMn cnh �,,, khch sn cfln t� ch�c l�p hc l�m bnh ging v�o ng�y 12 v� 19/12 cho cc b� do ƫu b'p gi�u kinh nghi�m, nhi�t tnh v� vui t>nh Eric Fettke ging dy. ߩy c�ng l� dfip cho b� th�a s�c sng to, v�n d�ng tr> t�ng t�ng phong ph� v� bay b�ng c�a mnh �" t thi't k' ng�i nh� bnh ging m� tr�c Ʃy cc b� ch� thy trong truy�n, sch bo hay qua truy"n hnh. V� �" thTMm s la chn gia �nh c�a b� khi mu�n th�ng th�c b~a ti�c Ging sinh ti nh�, ti ng�y 23 �'n ng�y 26 thng 12, khch sn cfln ph�c v� m,,n g� quay v�i ht dOE rang, c,, nh�i tri v sy kh� v�i trng l�ng trung bnh khong 5kg/con. N'u bn c,, nhu c�u ��c th�ng th�c m,,n �n n�y ti nh�, bn c,, th" liTMn h� v�i khch sn �" �t tr�c.

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used to make ginger cakes with a very simple recipe, including ginger, sugar, almond and fruits a long time ago. In 1300, English people added bread crumbs to make them crispier. Until the 16th century, ginger cakes, which were quite similar to the present ones, were made from wheat flour, egg, and sweet additives. However, only royal or noble classes could taste this kind of delicious cake. These days, ginger cakes have become more popular and people can enjoy them on every year at Christmas time. Ginger cakes have many different shapes such as flowers or human shapes. They may remind you of an old story about a ginger-cake boy and his lesson "Love your relatives because they are those who always love and take care of you". Another type of ginger cake is a ginger-bread house inspired from a Grimm fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel" by German bakers. This house is decorated fascinatingly with a variety of candies, chocolate and biscuits. This Christmas, InterContinental

Hanoi Westlake Hotel will offer kids a special and surprising gift - a ginger-bread house from fairy tales. A wide selection of candies, cakes and Christmas gifts will be sold at the ginger-bread house in the hotel from December 5 - 25. In addition, the hotel also offers classes of making ginger cakes on December 12 and 19 taught by skillful, enthusiastic chef, Eric Fettke. This is a chance for kids to create, and develop their imagination to make their own ginger-bread house, which they used to see in story books, magazines or TV. From December 23 to 26, families also have the opportunity to enjoy the Christmas celebration at home with special dishes, including stuffed turkey with dried fig and grilled with chestnuts, with an average weight of 5kg/each. You can call the hotel and make a reservation to enjoy these dishes at home. FURTHER INFORMATION InterContinental Hanoi Westlake hotel 1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Hanoi Tel: 04 6270 8888

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gh" tr�ng v� l�m r�u nho � Canada v� c�ng �c bi�t. Ng�i ta �" nh~ng tri nho ch>n mng trTMn gi�n ti m�a thu cho �'n khi nho bfi ƴng c�ng trong ci lnh �m 80C - 140C c�a m�a ƴng. Khi m�n �TMm bu�ng xu�ng, h nh� nh�ng ng�t nh~ng tri nho ti th�n c�y g�y gu�c v� n�ng niu ch�ng nh nh~ng viTMn � rubi ��t ti"n b�i Ʃy ch>nh l� nguyTMn li�u �" sn xut ra loi r�u vang Ice Wine ho hng v� qu hi'm. Chai r�u Ice Wine c,, hnh dng thu�n d�i, ch� nh� b�ng m�t n^a cc loi r�u khc v�i gi khc bi�t h�n. Canada l� �t n�c sn xut Ice Wine n�i ti'ng nht th' gi�i v�i �i"u ki�n th�i ti't l t�ng, nhng loi r�u n�y li c,, xut x� ti ߯c b�i m�t l do rt tnh c�. T�ng truy"n m�t ch� v�n nho b�n �i c�ng tc nTMn kh�ng th" hi nho v�o ��ng m�a thu hoch. L�c �ng ta tr� v" th nho � ch>n m�i v� bfi ƴng �c trong tuy't. Khi d�ng nh~ng tri nho n�y �" l�m r�u �ng pht hi�n ra h�ng vfi ngon l k m� cc loi r�u khc kh�ng c,,. R�u sau khi ��c tinh ch' c,, n�ng �� c�n thp, vfi ngt cay thanh nh, TMm du dfiu, k>ch th>ch mi gic quan. Ng�i ߯c gi �,, l� r�u Eiswen hay r�u Ice Wine trong ti'ng Anh. Trong ti'ng Vi�t, Ice Wine c,, th" ��c dfich th�nh r�u vang tuy't, r�u vang � hoc m� mi"u h�n l� "b�ng t^u". Nh~ng chai vang ngon nht xut x�ng ti v�ng l�m r�u cnh thc n�c Niagara h�ng v<. Nh~ng chai r�u Ice Wine � Ʃy mu�n xut ra thfi tr�ng �"u phi th�ng qua s ki"m �finh c�a VQA (c� quan �finh chu�n r�u c�a Canada). Vi�c thu hoch nho c�ng phi tu�n theo tiTMu chu�n ngt ngh�o, c�n ch>nh xc th�i �i"m l�ng ��ng v� axit trong nho c�n b�ng. Nh~ng tri nho ho�n ho nht nTMn ��c thu hoch v�o ban �TMm. C v�n nho r�ng l�n ch� c,, khong 50% tri nho "s�ng s,,t" �'n khi thu hoch. Sau khi s�ng lc, s� nho �t tiTMu chu�n �" �p r�u li c�ng >t �i h�n. Ice Wine ��c x'p v�o dflng vang ngt (desert wine) th�ng ��c d�ng v�i pate gan, cc loi phomat non hoc hoa qu t�i (v�i �i"u ki�n �� ngt kh�ng ��c v�t qu �� ngt c�a r�u). Men cay n�ng n�n c�a loi r�u n�y khi'n cho mi b~a ti�c tr� nTMn sang trng v� tinh t' nh ch>nh ci cch m� ng�i ta � l�m ra n,,. Tr�n trng cm �n Barchus Corner(1C T�ng �n, H� N�i) � gi�p ch�ng t�i thc hi�n chuyTMn m�c n�y.

The career of planting grapes and manufacturing grape wine in Canada is very special. People keep ripe grapes from autumn until the weather turns much colder and freezing. When this occurs, grapes are frozen in the water between - 80 - 140 Celsius. These frozen grapes are usually harvested at night and considered as precious rubies because they are materials to made Icewine a high-ranking and valuable wine. Icewine bottles are smaller than other types but sold at a very high price. Canada is the most famous Icewine manufacturer with an ideal climate, but the first Ice wine is thought to have been made accidentally in German. It is said that a gardener could not harvest his ripe grapes because he was away from home. When he came home, his grapes were frozen. When these grapes were made into wine, he found out that it had a spectacular and unique taste. Icewines have higher natural acidity, making them less cloying on the palate and better food matches. German people called them Eiswen or Icewine in English. The best bottles of Ice wine

are made in distilleries by the impetuous Niagara Falls. The Icewine must meet strict standards and undergo complete laboratory and taste testing to earn the VQA (Appellation of Origin system) before being sold. The grape harvest is also based on strict standards. They are reaped right when there is a balance in sugar and acid level in grapes. In fact, only about 50% of the grapes are harvested. After the crop, the amount of grapes used for distilling is actually small. Icewine is ranked as a dessert wine and served with liver p�te, cheese or fresh fruits (less sweet than that of the wine). The passionate flavor of this wine makes parties more luxurious and refined as the way they create it. FURTHER INFORMATION � In the middle of January, Icewine Niagara (Canada) festival is held for 3 weeks, attracting thousands of visitors every year. For further information, please visit http://www.icewinefestival. com. � Some popular Canadian Icewines in Vietnam: Inniskillin, Pillitter and Strewn Wine. � Some distributors of Canadian Icewine: Tan Khoa company, The Ware House and Vine Group.

TH�NG TIN TH�M � V�o khong gi~a thng 1 h�ng n�m, l` h�i r�u Ice Wine Niagara (Canada) ��c t� ch�c trong su�t 3 tu�n, thu h�t h�ng nghn khch du lch tham d. Truy c�p http://www.icewinefestival.com �" bi't thTMm chi ti't. � M�t s� hng r�u Ice Wine c�a Canada �ang thnh h�nh ti Vi�t Nam: Nhn hi�u Inniskillin, nhn hi�u Pillitter, nhn hi�u Strewn Wine. � M�t s� ƨn v ph�n ph�i r�u Ice Wine Canada: C�ng ty Tn Khoa, The Ware House, Vine Group.

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B�i: Vanessa Frey

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Th�nh ph� soe li ��c trang ho�ng kh�p mi n�i: trTMn cc c�nh c�y, trTMn h� n�c v� trTMn cc c^a s�. Mi ng�i soe �� x� v�o cc c^a h�ng v� mua nh~ng m,,n qu� "kh�ng mong ��i" �" tng gia �nh. Ging sinh m�!

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g�y l` Ging sinh � tr� nTMn kh ph� bi'n � Vi�t nam nhng n,, v...n cfln khc xa so v�i nh~ng g di`n ra � ph�ng T�y v�o dfip n�y trong n�m. Ging sinh l� l` h�i c�a nh~ng ng�i theo �o ThiTMn Ch�a, m�t ng�y thiTMng liTMng. Bn c�ng kh�ng c�n nh� �'n Facebook g^i nh�c nh� r�ng "Tu�n n�y c,, m�t ng�y sinh nh�t quan trng Ʃy!". Ti sao ? B�i Ging sinh l� m�t trong nh~ng l` h�i tuy�t v�i nht th' gi�i. Khi thng 12 �'n, n'u l� m�t Ưa trOE � ph�ng T�y, gia �nh bn soe h�i bn th>ch g v�o Ging sinh. Trong tt c cc loi �� ch�i trong catal� �ang gi tTMn bn b�ng ging ngt ng�o, tr�ng th� vfi, tao nh hoc tinh xo, bn phi chn m�t. V� th�t kh,, �" thuy't ph�c b� m� bn r�ng n�m nay bn � rt ngoan (mc d� c,, th" l� ch� ngoan v�i ng�y tr�c th�i) v� bn khao kht cc loi �� ch�i �,, bi't bao nhiTMu. "�ng gi� N�en qu gi� �" mang tng m�i Ưa trOE nhi"u h�n 1 m,,n qu�". - �,, l� �i"u m� cc �ng b� b� m� lu�n n,,i.

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� ƨng nhiTMn, vi�c trang tr> c�y th�ng cho ng�y l` c�ng v� c�ng quan trng. Ti trong nh� ra ngo�i ph�, ti g,,c v�n cho �'n c�ng viTMn, nh~ng c�y th�ng lp lnh m�u s�c v�i �� hnh h�i b�t m�t ��c trang tr> rc r� c�ng h�ng t nh~ng g,,i qu� to nh� bu�c ruy b�ng cht vflng quanh. L� trOE soe la h�t �m < khi ��c m� nh~ng g,,i qu� v�o bu�i sng h�m sau. H�ng n�m v�o thng 1, cc tp ch> ph� n~ soe Ʈng b�i vi't "L�m th' n�o �" gim c�n sau Noel". Thc t' bn phi nhfin �n c qung th�i gian cfln li trong n�m bao g�m: s�p khoai t�y v�i kem, x�c x>ch, gan ng�ng, g� t�y nh�i ht dOE v� bnh Ging sinh hp d...n (n^a b�, n^a ��ng). Sau b~a t�i, nh~ng ng�i nhi�t tnh soe tham gia v�o �m ƴng � nh� th� �" ht thnh ca, c�u nguy�n v� nghe ging �o...

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Ging sinh � kh�p mi n�i �i"u thc s �ng ngc nhiTMn � l` Ging sinh l� kh�ng kh> trTMn cc ��ng ph�. T�i khuyTMn bn nTMn �'n Paris v�o thng 12. Kh�ng ch� mua s�m � Les Galeries Lafayette (khu mua s�m l�n � Php) hay cc c^a s� ��c trang tr> t� m� �ng xem m� trTMn h't l� nh~ng bu�i �i do quanh th�nh ph�. Bn soe thy s n�n n,,ng c�a l� trOE tr�c nh~ng c^a h�ng k�o �� m�u, lflng nhi�t tnh c�a ng�i l�n khi kh� n� bTM v" �� th� �� �n. Bn soe ng^i thy m�i th�m hp d...n ti cc lfl bnh xut x�ng nh~ng chi'c bnh trng mi�ng cho Ging sinh. Bn soe nhn thy kh�p th�nh ph� ��c trang tr> ��p m�t, th�m ch> l� qua c^a s� c�a cc c�n h�. Bn soe ding ch�n v� mua >t ht dOE n�ng � chi'c xe do ƫu ph�. V� n'u bn thc s may m�n, bn soe thy v�i b�ng tuy't b�t ƫu r�i, khoe chm li n�i cnh m�i, m�t cm gic th�t hnh ph�c. C,, th" t�i n,,i h�i qu phiTMu b�ng nhng �'n �,, qu thc rt vui. Th�ng �i�p cu�i c�ng d�nh cho bn v� mi ng�i trong ng�y n�y ? "Ch�c bn m�t Ging sinh an l�nh v� hnh ph�c", ti m�t ai �,, nh�!


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Illuminations are everywhere in town: hung on the trees, floating on the lakes, and on all the windows. People are just about to rush to the stores and buy "unexpected" gifts for their family just like they are supposed to. Christmas! "All I want for Christmas" As much as Christmas is spreading to Vietnam, we are still far from what is happening in the West at this time of the year. Christmas is a Christian holiday. A real holy day. You do not need Facebook to send you a reminder saying "you have one friend with a birthday this week". Why? Because Christmas day is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world. When December comes, as a Westerner kid, your family will ask what you want for Christmas. Among all these toys in the catalogue - calling you by your first name in a sweet and imaginary voice, looking so fun or smart or classy - you have to choose one. And it is so difficult, that you will eventually try to negotiate with your parents, telling them how well you behaved this year - probably just the past few days - and how much you are craving for these toys. TRAVELLIVE

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"Santa is too old to carry more than one gift per child". That's what parents always say. Of course, the way you decorate your Christmas tree is crucial. From houses to streets, gardens to parks, they are decorated colourfully with tons of gifts sprawled under. Kids shout happily when opening their gifts the next morning. Each year in January every women's magazine will publish an article on "How to lose the Christmas weight". Indeed all the things that you refrain from eating the rest of the year are permitted: the mashed potato with creme fraiche, the blood sausage, the foie gras, the chestnut-stuffed turkey, and the irresistible Christmas cookies (half-butter, halfsugar). After dining, the most fervent ones will take part in the midnight mass at the church: singing Christian carols, praying for their family, listening to the sermon...

grilled chestnuts from a trolley man; and if you are really lucky some snow flakes will start to fall down, touching the tip of your nose, making you feel happy, maybe a bit silly, but glad to be there anyway. Although it's been said many times and in many ways "A very merry Christmas to you".

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N�m M�i th�ng bao gi� c�ng c,, r�u v� hoa c�ng nh~ng hot ��ng h�i h�. Nhng c�ng c,, kh�ng >t n�i c,, ki"u �,,n ng�y ƫu n�m ��c nht v� nhfi. Tt c to nTMn th' gi�i T't ƫy m�u s�c v� �a dng cung b�c.

Hnh trn may m�n � Philippines, nh~ng v�t hnh trfln (t�ng trng cho ti"n xu) l� bi"u t�ng cho s thfinh v�ng trong n�m m�i. V th', rt nhi"u gia �nh ng�i d�n x� vn �o th�ng b�y nh~ng �<a hoa qu hnh trfln trTMn b�n �n v�o �TMm giao thia. C,, nh~ng gia �nh ch� �n ��ng 12 qu c,, hnh trfln v�o n^a �TMm tr�c ng�y ƫu n�m v�i mong mu�n th�nh c�ng soe �'n v�i h trong 12 thng c�a n�m �,,, ph� bi'n nht l� tri nho. Ngo�i ra, v�o ng�y n�y � Philippines, c,, nhi"u ng�i mc nh~ng b� qu�n o c,, chm hoa �" c�u may m�n.

��n �c �TMm giao thia, mi gia �nh ng�i Campuchia � v�ng Bi"n H� l�m m�t chi'c ��n th�t ��p r�i �em ra th trTMn mt h�. H�ng nghn ngn ��n lung linh tr�i trTMn Bi"n H� to th�nh m�t l` h�i hoa Ʈng vui m�t trong �TMm. Ng�i d�n � Ʃy tin r�ng ��n c�a nh� n�o via ��p, via sng su�t �TMm th nh� y sang n�m m�i soe gp nhi"u �i"u t�t l�nh.

Nh~ng tri nho may m�n Ti T�y Ban Nha v� Mexico c�ng c,, t�c �n 12 tri nho v�o gi� ph�t giao thia. Khi th�i kh�c giao ho� gi~a n�m c� v� n�m m�i �'n, cc th�nh viTMn trong gia �nh ch�m ch� l�ng nghe 12 ti'ng chu�ng nh� th� ng�n vang. Sau m�i ti'ng chu�ng, m�i ng�i li cho m�t tri nho v�o mi�ng v� th�m c�u nguy�n. T�c l� n�y th" hi�n ni"m mong mu�n sang n�m m�i c,, nh~ng v� m�a b�i thu.

Nhn s�t...b�t hnh dong Trong khi �,,, ng�i Ph�n Lan c,, truy"n th�ng l�u ��i l� th m�u s�t n,,ng chy v�o trong m�t th�ng n�c v� nhn hnh dng c�a mi'ng kim loi sau khi ƴng c�ng �" �on h�u v�n n�m m�i. Hnh tri tim hoc hnh nh...n c,, ngh<a l� m�t �m c�i trong n�m t�i cho ng�i cfln ��c th�n. M�t chi'c thuy"n tiTMn �on vi�c du lfich v� hnh con l�n t�ng trng cho m�t n�m sung t�c, d�i d�o.

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B,,i T't theo ki"u Tng �" th't �i ng�i th�n v� bn b� trong ng�y T't c�a mnh (gi l� Losar), ng�i Tng chu�n bfi rt nhi"u bnh n�ng. H cfln l�m nh~ng chi'c bnh riTMng cho quOE b,,i ƫu n�m v�i nh�n l� d�m b�o, m�u than c�i, mnh giy, l�ng bfl T�y Tng, r` c�y thu�c, mu�i v� th�m ch> c... viTMn ph�n ciu b� x>u. Ai b�t ��c chi'c bnh nh�n giy th trong n�m m�i soe c,, ti'n b� trTMn con ��ng hc vn, v� phi d�m b�o th �,,i, nht ��c bnh nh�n ph�n ciu th thfinh v�ng, th�nh �t...

T�ng cu nghinh t�n Ti ߯c, 15 ph�t tr�c th�i kh�c giao thia, mi ng�i �"u ng�i yTMn trTMn gh'. Khi chu�ng ��ng h� b�t ƫu �i"m, h nhy xu�ng kh�i gh' v� n�m m�t v�t nng ra ph>a sau, coi nh v�t b� mi kh,, kh�n, hon nn �" b�c v�o n�m m�i. T�c n�y h�i gi�ng v�i t�c �,,n n�m m�i c�a ng�i �an Mch. Rt nhi"u ng�i �an Mch �,,n n�m m�i b�ng cch Ưng trTMn gh' v� c�ng nhau nhy xu�ng v�o th�i kh�c giao thia. Theo h, nhy v�o thng 1 ��c cho l� h�nh ��ng gi�p xua �u�i v�n xui v� mang li may m�n. �,,n T't trTMn cao

Qu�ng gnh lo �i � Italia v�o �TMm b�c sang ng�y 1/1 c�a N�m M�i, kh�ng m�t ai �i li ngo�i ��ng ph� b�i v�o th�i kh�c �,,, trTMn cc ��ng ph� Italia rt kh�ng an to�n. Khi chu�ng ��ng h� �i"m 12 ti'ng tt c �� c�, gh' gy v� th�m ch> c gi�ng �"u "bay" ti cc c^a s�, ban c�ng ra ph�. Theo phong t�c, n'u v�o l�c n^a �TMm m� qu�ng �� �c c� �i, th trong n�m m�i bn soe c,, �� m�i nh v�y. Bay theo c�ng �� �c c� ra ph� l� pho v� giy hoa.

Ng�y T't, ng�i d�n Thu S< k't th�nh m�t h�i tr�o lTMn ��nh n�i tuy't, Ưng trTMn cao, gi~a khong kh�ng thi nhau hfl h�t �" t�ng ti`n n�m c� d� th�i ti't l�c �,, rt gi lnh. Ng�i d�n � quTM h�ng c�a ��ng h� Omega danh ti'ng tin r�ng cch th�c n t�ng �,, soe mang li nhi"u vui vOE cho n�m m�i. ��t l^a ch�o ming V�o dfip n�m m�i, ng�i Scotland c,, t�c ��t l^a �" ch�o ming. �c bi�t, ti l�ng ch�i � Stonehaven, nh~ng ng�i Ƶn �ng trong l�ng soe via di`u h�nh via �u �a nh~ng qu c�u l^a l�n trTMn nh~ng c�y s�o (t�ng trng cho mt tr�i, chi'u sng N�m M�i). Ng�i Scotland cho r�ng ��t �i nh~ng v�t d�ng kh�ng c�n thi't c�a n�m c� t�c l� � r� b� ��c nh~ng xui r�i c�a n�m �,,. Ng�i Colombia c�ng c,, t�c "��t �ng N�m c�", th" hi�n �c vng mu�n r� sch nh~ng chuy�n kh�ng vui c�a n�m � qua v� �,,n ch�o n�m m�i m�t cch lc quan. Theo �,,, mi ng�i trong gia �nh Colombia c�ng nhau l�m m�t hnh n�m rt to, h nh�t v�o bTMn trong nh~ng th� kh�ng c�n thi't, �c bi�t l� v�t c,, th" g�i nh� cc k� ni�m bu�n trong n�m via qua r�i ��t �i. TRAVELLIVE

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Wine, flowers and entertaining activities are indispensable on New Year's Eve. However, in some regions all over the world, there also exist some original customs on New Year. They have brought diversified values to the world of the Tet holiday.

Lucky circles In the Philippines, round or circular shapes (like coins) are symbols of prosperity for the new year. Therefore, Filipino people often display circular fruits on New Year. Many people only eat 12 round fruits, popularly grapes, on New Year's Eve to pray for success in the next twelve months. In addition, on this occasion in the Philippines, the local people wear polka dot clothing to wish for good luck.

Wish colored lanterns On New Year's Eve, Cambodian people along the Tonle Sap Lake make colored lanterns to release in the lake. Thousands of lanterns are sparkling in the lake causing an eye-pleasing night festival. The local people believe that the most beautiful and brightest lanterns will bring good luck to their owners in the new year.

Lucky grapes In Spain and Mexico, there is also the custom of eating 12 grapes on New Year's Eve. When the new year is coming, families listen for the church bell to peal 12 times. Each time, they eat a grape and pray. This custom expresses their wish of a bountiful harvest seasons.

Looking at iron - seeing one's mind People in Finland have a custom of dropping molten lead into cold water and telling the future from the shape it makes. If the shape turns out to be a heart or ring it means a wedding, the shape of a ship signifies a journey and a pig signifies one would get plenty of food in the coming year.

New Year in the highland On New Year, Swiss people gather to climb up to the top of a snow mountain and shout to say goodbye to the old year despite the freezing weather. The local people believe that this impressive custom can bring them happiness in the new year.

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Tibetan foretelling style To treat relatives and friends on their New Year (also known as Losar), Tibetan people prepare many pies. They also make a lot of cakes stuffed with a pieces of shaving, charcoal, paper, Tibetan cow's leather, tree root, salt and even a small sheep dropping to foresee the future. Those who catch the cake stuffed with paper will make a great progress in their study; those catching the shaving cake will be hungry; those getting the sheep dropping will be prosperous and successful... Driving the old things away, greeting new ones In Germany, 15 minutes before New Year's Eve, people sit on a chair. When the clock bell rings, they jump out of the chair and throw a heavy object to the back, signifying discarding obstacles in the new year. This custom is somewhat the same with that of Denmark. Many local people greet the new year by standing on a chair and jumpong down on New Year's Eve. Greeting fire Scottish people often light a fire to greet the new year. Especially, in Stonehaven, a fishing village, men will parade and take big fire globes on poles (symbolizing the sun shining in the new year). Scottish people believe that burning unnecessary things of the old year means getting rid of bad luck. People from Colombia also burn "the old-year man" to forget all bad things and greet the new year optimistically. Accordingly, at New Year, the local people burn big effigies, which are made from old things or which remind them of sad memories. TRAVELLIVE

Throwing worries away In Italy, on New Year's Eve, no one is allowed to go out because streets are very unsafe. When the clock bell ring 12 times, all old garments, objects like broken chairs, tables and even beds are thrown out of windows or balconies. Italian people believe that if they throw their old necessities away on New Year's Eve, they will get new ones. In addition, fireworks and wrapping papers are also thrown out.

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Xut x� c�a tTMn �o Ging Sinh rTMn th' gi�i c,, �'n hai hfln �o ��c �t tTMn theo ng�y l` Ging Sinh. Ng�y 24/12/1777 trong chuy'n hi trnh trTMn Thi Bnh Du�ng, thuy"n tr�ng Jame Cook � pht hi�n ra m�t hfln �o m�i cnh qu�n �o Hawaii (M�) v� ngay l�p t�c �t tTMn cho �o l� Christmas (Ging Sinh). Hfln �o n�y ch>nh l� �t n�c Kiribati ng�y nay, �t n�c n�i ti'ng v�i nh~ng v� th^ bom ht nh�n. Tr�c chuy'n �i c�a Jame Cook h�n 100 n�m, thuy"n tr�ng William Mynors c�ng �t tTMn cho hfln �o m� �ng pht hi�n v�o ng�y 24/12/1643 l� Christmas. Hfln �o n�y thu�c s� h~u c�a �c v� cch th� ƴ Jakarta c�a Indonesia 300km. Khc v�i �o Ging Sinh Kiribati c�a v�ng �n ��i Ch�u M�, �o Ging Sinh c�a v�ng nhi�t ��i Ch�u � v�o ng�y l` ming ch�a Jesu kh�ng rc r� s�c m�u xanh Ʒ c�a c�y th�ng Noel, tri c�u v� ��n nhp nhy. Tuy v�y v�o khong thng 11 �'n cu�i thng 12 h�ng n�m, ng�i ta v...n thy s�c Ʒ tr�n ng�p trTMn nhi"u con ��ng n�i Ʃy. �,, l� m�u c�a h�ng tri�u ch� cua Ʒ trong m�a sinh sn to th�nh m�t cnh t�ng thiTMn nhiTMn k th� thu h�t h�ng nghn khch du lfich.

Cu�c di c m�u Ʒ C,, khong 120 tri�u ch� cua Ʒ �ang sinh s�ng trTMn hfln �o c,, di�n t>ch nh� b�ng 1/5 �t n�c Singapore n�y. M�i con cua tr�ng th�nh c,, k>ch th�c b�ng khong bao diTMm, khoc trTMn mnh tm o canxi m�u Ʒ ��m. �ing ngh< r�ng bn soe ��c m�t b~a ti�c cua mi`n ph> b�i thfit cua Ʒ rt ��c. Cua Ʒ tr�ng c,, vOE "kh,, a" nhng thc ra ch�ng rt hi"n l�nh, v� hi v� l� nh~ng nh� sinh thi tuy�t v�i. Ch�ng �n l m�c, hoa qu r�ng v� ph�n c�a ch�ng gi�p �t ring m�u m�. Cua Ʒ th�ng �n mnh trong nh~ng chi'c hang nh� �m �t trong cnh ring gi� c�a v�n qu�c gia �o Ging Sinh. Khi m�a ma b�t ƫu (khong thng 11), ch�ng ��ng lot r�i b� n�i c tr� �" di c ra b� bi"n, b�t ƫu cho qu trnh �OE tr�ng. Hy t�ng t�ng m�t tm thm m�u Ʒ ��c d�t b�ng h�ng tri�u con cua soe cho ra m�t b�c tranh ngon m�c �'n m�c n�o. Cu�c di c n�y kh�ng h" ƨn gin v� d` d�ng b�i qung ��ng ti ring ra bi"n kh xa. Qu trnh di chuy"n liTMn t�c v� mt n�c xy ra khi'n nhi"u ch� cua phi b� mng dc ��ng. Ch�ng ngi v�t l�n nht ch>nh l� con ��ng cao t�c chy xung quanh ba ring v� ��ng b� bi"n lu�n tp n�p � t� qua li. M�i con cua c,, th" mt t�i 18 ng�y �" �'n ��c n�i sinh sn. Ch�ng treo mnh v� �OE tr�ng trTMn vch �, cch m�p n�c bi"n m�t khong cch nht �finh �" kh�ng bfi nh~ng con s,,ng �nh tr�i. Tr�ng cua Ʒ tri qua m�t cu�c v�t l�n sinh t�n riTMng trong bi"n c tr�c khi tr� th�nh nh~ng ch� cua s� sinh v� t tm ��ng quay tr� li ring gi� b�ng m�t cu�c di c khc.Tr�ng cua Ʒ l� "th�c nh�m" a th>ch c�a nhi"u lo�i c bi"n, �t bi�t l� c voi n �� D�ng (lo�i c n�y ch� xut hi�n ti v�ng bi"n �o Ging Sinh v�o m�a cua Ʒ sinh sn). ߵn cua li ti'p t�c tr� v" ring sau khi "l�m xong nhi�m v�", nhng l�n n�y do � th�ng thu�c �fia hnh nTMn cu�c tr� v" ch� mt khong 5 ng�y. �" gim thi"u s� l�ng cua bfi ch't do cc ph�ng ti�n giao th�ng, ng�i ta � dng lTMn nh~ng h�ng r�o b�ng nilong 2 bTMn ��ng v� nh~ng chi'c "c�u v�t" �" gi�p cua c,, th" b�ng qua ��ng an to�n. Cc ph�ng ti�n bfi cm hot ��ng ti nhi"u con ��ng v�o m�a cua di c. Cc t�i x' ��c ch� d...n �i xe c�n th�n �" kh�ng �� b�p nh~ng ng�i bn tm c�ng hai c�ng. Loa pht thanh �fia ph�ng lu�n c�p nh�t tnh hnh di c c�a Ƶn cua c�ng nh cc con ��ng bfi cm.

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Cua Dia c�ng l� m�t lo�i cua �c h~u v�i c�n nng lTMn t�i 2kg 1 con.

Cua Ʒ - Bi"u t�ng may m�n Ng�i d�n � Ʃy coi cua Ʒ l� bi"u t�ng, l� ni"m t h�o v� l� �i"m l�nh. Nhi"u qun �n, qun caf� v� khch sn s^ d�ng hnh nh cua Ʒ �" trang tr>. Ly sinh t� da hu c,, tTMn "Cu�c di c m�u Ʒ" c�a qun caf� "Red Crab" l� th� th�c u�ng a th>ch c�a nhi"u du khch mc d� h�ng vfi c�a n,, kh�ng h" �c bi�t h�n m�t lon pepsi �. Hc sinh, sinh viTMn lu�n ho h�c mong ch� �'n m�a cua di c �" ��c gi�p nh~ng ch� cua b�ng qua ��ng an to�n, m�t c�ng vi�c c,, nh h�ng t�t v�i m�i tr�ng. �o Ging Sinh c�a mi"n nhi�t ��i kh�ng phi l� m�t hfln �o v�i cc dfich v� 5 sao nhng thiTMn nhiTMn v� con ng�i n�i Ʃy �em li cho du khch cm gic yTMn bnh, kh�ng ch�t x� b�. Ng�i d�n kh�ng c�n kho c^a khi ng� v� kh�ng bao gi� d�ng �'n cha �" kho � t�. C,, khong 400.000 du khch �'n v�i hfln �o nh� b� n�y nh�m chiTMm ng�ng cnh t�ng di c ngon m�c c�a nh~ng ch� cua v�o dfip cu�i n�m. ThiTMn nhiTMn v� nh~ng c�u chuy�n l th� c�a cu�c di c m�u Ʒ c�ng � thu h�t cc nh� khoa hc �'n v�i hfln �o Ging Sinh, m�t hfln �o nh� th�n thi�n v� hp d...n. TH�NG TIN TH�M � �o Ging Sinh c,, di�n t>ch 153 km2, trong �,, 63% lnh th� ��c bao ph� b�i ring � D�n s� trTMn �o 1402 ng�i (2009, �a ph�n l� ng�i g�c Trung Qu�c. � TrTMn �o c,, nhi"u bi bi"n ��p v� nguyTMn s� nh bi bi"n Greta, bi bi"n Lily, bi bi"n Dolly,... Th"m bi"n �o Ging Sinh c,, nhi"u lo�i san h� v� c qu th>ch h�p cho cc hot ��ng ln bi"n. � C,, khong 80.000 ch� chim �ang l�m t� trTMn �o. �a ph�n ch�ng l� cc lo�i chim bi"n, trong �,, c,, nhi"u lo�i �c h~u v�i b� l�ng sc s�. � M�t s� khch sn v� nh� ngh� trTMn �o: Hibiscus House, Mango Tree Lodge, The Retreat, Captain's Last Resort... � M�i tu�n c,, 3 chuy'n bay �'n �o Ging Sinh: 1 chuy'n bay ti th�nh ph� Perth (@c), 1 chuy'n bay ti Singapore v� 1 chuy'n bay ti Malaysia.

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Origin of the Christmas island here are two islands named after Christmas in the world. On December 24, 1777, James Cook discovered a new island near Hawaii (America) and named it Christmas. This island is also known as Kiribati, where is famous for experimenting with nuclear bombs. Before James Cook's discovery, captain William Mynors called the island, which he discovered on December 24, 1643, Christmas. This island is located in Australia, about 300km from Jakarta capital of Indonesia.

Different from Kiribati, the Christmas Island of American temperate zone, Christmas island is not decorated with colorful Christmas trees, balloons and twinkling lights. However, between November and December, people can also see the red color all over the streets. That's the color of millions of land-based crabs, which have attracted thousands of visitors, in their mating season.


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Red migration here are about 120 million red crabs living on the small island, which is 1/5 area of Singapore. An adult body shell is as big as a match box and is dark red. Do not think that you can taste a crab dish free because red crab meat is very poisonous. However, they are very good-natured, harmless and important in the rainforest ecosystem. They eat fallen vegetation, leaves and fruit. Their cylindrical brown droppings scattered over the forest floor act as fertilizer. Red crabs often settle in wet caves in the ancient forest of Christmas Island. At the beginning of the wet season (usually November), they begin a spectacular migration from the forest to the coast, to mate and release eggs into the sea. Imagine a red carpet weaved by millions of crabs. This migration is not easy to take because the way to the sea is very far from the forest. If caught in open areas, in unshaded heat, the crabs quickly lose body water and may die. The biggest barricades are the highway around the forest's edge and crowded roads along the coast. The migration can last up to 18 days. They climb up to cliffs and release

eggs in order not to be damaged by strong waves. Eggs have to struggle for survival before growing up to baby crabs and return to the ancient forest by another migration. Eggs of red crabs are favorite preys of sea fish, especially Indian Ocean whales (this kind of fish appears in Christmas Island seas only in the breeding season of red crabs). Red crabs continue their journey to the forest after completing their tasks. This time, they take only 5 days because they know their way by heart. To save red crabs from transportationchallenges, people built nylon barriers along the streets and "overpasses" for the animals to cross safely. In the migrating season, many vehicles are not allowed to go through these paths. Drivers are instructed to drive carefully so as not to harm these friends. The local broadcasting station always updates the migration of red crabs and restricted roads.

cafe is a favorite drink of many visitors although it is not different from a cold Pepsi. Students are eager to wait for the migration season to help red crabs cross streets safely. Christmas island in the tropical region does not offer visitors five-star services but the nature and people bring them peaceful and tranquil ambiance. Local people do not lock their door before sleeping and never use keys to lock their cars. About 400,000 visitors come to this small island to witness the migration of red crabs at the end of the year. Many scientists also travel here to explore the friendly and charming island. FURTHER INFORMATION � Christmas island has an area of 153km2 with 63% surrounded by forest. � It has a population of 1402 residents (2009) with a majority of Chinese. � There are many beautiful, wild beaches such as Greta, Lily and Dolly. There are many coral reefs and valuable fish around the island. � There are about 80,000 birds building nests on the island. Most of them are sea birds. � Some guesthouses and hotels in the island: Hibiscus House, Mango Tree Lodge, The Retreat, Captain's Last Resort,... � Every week, there are 3 flights to Christmas Island: 01 from Perth city (Australia), 01 from Singapore and 01 from Malaysia.

Red crabs - Lucky symbol The local people have believed that red crabs symbolize pride and good luck. Many restaurants, cafes and hotels use images of red crabs as decoration. Watermelon juice named "red migration" in the "Red Crab"

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B�i: Lam Linh

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�i"m�'n Bn bo: "�ing ch� �'n khi hoa Ƶo n� h't m�i v�i v�ng chy lTMn n�i mnh mu�n �'n. �i nh�! D� th�i ti't m�a ƴng lnh th�t �y, nhng m� ch�ng �ng g khi ��c ng�m m�a xu�n v" s�m". Th' l� �i. �p chuy'n t�u cu�i ng�y, x�c x'ch h�nh l v�t vai, c� th' v�i v chy lTMn Sapa.

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T Sapa trong m�y. Mi th� �"u l�n khut trong m�n m�y tr�ng ta kh,,i loang. ߯ng cch nhau v�i ba b�c ch�n, ch� thy nh~ng ci b,,ng m� m� nh�n nh.

r�i s�m ƴng ��ng ��c m�t m�u, mt tr�i v...n cha bu�n d�y, s�ng gi vflng quanh. H�nh khch ƴng h�i h. Ng�i ta �i c,, ƴi m p, �i theo �o�n d�m ba ng�i r>u r>t, �i theo t� ch�c du lfich, �o�n th" n kia �m < loa Ƶi gi nhau > �i, t�i l'ch th'ch khoc ci bal� con c,,c x>u xiu, Ưng ch� th�ng bn ly xe my gi~a �m ƴng �ang �n �n �� ra ci c�ng b� t> c�a ga L�o Cai.

Bao l�n chy trTMn ng ��ng vflng v�o ti L�o Cai v" Sapa l� by nhiTMu l�n t�i v...n thy th>ch th� nh l�n ƫu. Ch�ng phi v ��ng leo d�c quanh co, xe c� cong mnh u�n l�n theo nh~ng tri"n n�i thp cao, ch�ng phi v nh~ng th^a ru�ng b�c thang � ng nng m�t m�u v�ng ,,ng c�a nh~ng l�a � �'n k gt hi hay nh~ng mi nh� l�p x�p sau nh~ng ring th�ng r� r trong gi,,, m� v nh~ng �m m�y h� h c� ch�c li s� xu�ng �m trn con ��ng, khi'n t�i c,, cm gic mnh �ang �i trTMn m�y. Gi,, c� hun h�t! M�y tr�ng �t tr�ng tr�i v� ma lt pht bay bay. Lnh!Li v�i khoc thTMm tm o m, qu�ng ci kh�n d�y h�n, �eo ƴi g�ng tay r�i m�i �i ti'p. 25km nhanh ch,,ng �i qua, Sapa � thp thong d�i kia, via thy g�n m� li v...n xa v phi vflng qua v�i �on cong n~a m�i xu�ng �'n thung l�ng. Sapa trong m�y. Mi th� �"u l�n khut trong m�n m�y tr�ng ta kh,,i loang. ߯ng cch nhau v�i ba b�c ch�n, ch� thy nh~ng ci b,,ng m� m� nh�n nh. Nh~ng chi'c o khoc, kh�n cho�ng m�u s�c sc s� thp thong, r>u r>t ti'ng c�i, nh~ng ƴi b�n tay r�c r�c tm h�i m. Ti'ng ring ring nho nh� vui tai c�a nh~ng m,,n �� lu ni�m xinh x�n ��c cc c� b� M�ng rao bn, nh~ng c� gi Dao ƫu cho�ng kh�n Ʒ th�m v...n ch�m ch� ng�i bn h�ng trTMn b�c th"m. Ch� v...n hp nh bao ng�y, nh� th� im lm trong m�n s�ng lnh gi, nh~ng qun n�ng ƴng ng�i t� t�p v ci lnh xut xoa d�ng nh khi'n ng�i ta mu�n ng�i g�n st nhau h�n. Sapa th�n quen. Nh~ng mng m�u th�n quen. Nh~ng khu�n hnh th�n quen. Tr�i � ng�t ma nhng c,, ph�n lnh h�n. Nh~ng chi'c o khoc d�y � thm

Bn bo: "�ing ch� �'n khi hoa Ƶo n� h't, m�i v�i v�ng ch�ng ngi m�a ƴng bu�t gi, chy �'n th�m


ma v� s�ng gi. Ci lnh len l�i trong ting th� thfit. R�ng mnh. Th�i ti't Sapa v�o nh~ng ng�y th�ng � thp h�n cc n�i khc �'n v�i ��, gi� �ang v�o gi~a m�a ƴng, tr�i c�ng lnh h�n v�i s�ng v� b�ng gi. Nhi"u kOE xa x�i nghe phong phanh c,, b�ng c,, tuy't � v�i v nhy t�u, vc "s�ng �ng" v" Ʃy �" s�n cho b�ng ��c cnh tuy't r�i mi"n nhi�t ��i. Ti ��nh Fanxiphang �'n n�i H�m R�ng, ti con ��o � Quy H� tr� danh �'n v�ng �t xa x�i Bt Xt - Y T hay nh~ng bn l�ng th�m s...m n�p mnh bTMn nh~ng ru�ng ��ng, li c,, nh~ng tay my v�n v� lang thang s�n b�t nh~ng khu�n hnh, t�n m�n v�o ra v�i cnh v�i s�c �" r�i �TMm v", bTMn b'p l^a h�ng nghi ng�t kh,,i c�a n�i l�u th�m ph�c, nh~ng c�u chuy�n ch� xoay quanh nh~ng tm hnh via gt hi ��c chi"u h�m. Gi�n xu xu xanh m�t m�u. Tr�i c�ng lnh, xu xu c�ng m�n m�n s�c s�ng. L�c l�u nh~ng tri ngon trTMn gi�n. BTMn h�ng hiTMn, nh~ng kh,,m h�ng e p n�, nh~ng kh,,m hoa rung

rinh, nh~ng cnh h�ng m"m mi li ti cnh m�ng manh. V�i ba c�y m�n trong v�n � h� n� tr�ng ƫu c�nh, nh~ng th�n mnh rTMu m�c, �m �t, ch� chim sOE r�c mt v�o ƴi cnh �t, ng� say. Mt �t �m, kh�ng gian �m, nh~ng th�n c�nh �m, mi ng,,i rTMu �m, v...n cha thy b,,ng dng c�a m�a xu�n. Xe c� v�t lTMn cao, lTMn cao n~a. Tr�i h^ng d�n, s�ng tan v� m�t v�t n�ng hi'm hoi y'u �t x� m�y voe xu�ng n"n tr�i xm. V�t n�ng xu�n m p. X' ding tay li, ng�n ng�i tr�c vOE ��p via bt ng� hi�n ra n�i ch�n tr�i. N�ng rung rinh, nhnh hoa Ƶo long lanh. Hoa Ƶo n� th�t, kh�ng nh thiTMn h ��n n~a, m� �ung �a ngay tr�c m�t t�i, nh~ng th�n kh�ng khiu bTMn h�ng r�o n� hoa. Thng 12, tr�i s�ng nng tr<u, kh�n ��m kh�n ��ng l�m x�m, m�y m�t m�u ��ng ��c, kh�ng n�ng, v�y m� hoa Ƶo v...n h�n h� vui vOE rung rinh trTMn c�nh, xfle nh~ng cnh mong manh trong gi,, lnh tTM ng�i. Bt chp ci lnh co ro, t�i nhy ph�t xu�ng xe, h> h�ng chy li

v�i c�y Ƶo rng r� s�c xu�n, h> h^ng to dng d�i b,,ng hoa rung rinh. Bn bo: "�ing ch� �'n khi hoa Ƶo n� h't, m�i v�i v�ng chy lTMn ng�m m�a xu�n". V� t�i c�ng v m�a xu�n s�m, ch�ng ngi m�a ƴng bu�t gi, chy �'n th�m khonh kh�c ngt ng�o via gh� �'n mnh �t Sapa. Hoa Ƶo n�, bt chp ci lnh thu xu�ng �'n 4 �� C c�a th�i ti't. Nh~ng n� hoa t�ng n�p mnh ng� ƴng � e p m�i h�ng, ch�m ch>m, he h� n� chc ch�, �" r�i �'n s�m mai, nh�m l�c ng�i ta kh�ng �" , hoa khoe s�c r� trTMn th�n trTMn c�nh. S�ng v...n cfln �ng ƫy trTMn nh~ng cnh hoa mong manh. TrTMn nh~ng th�n c�y rTMu m�c, s...m m�u th�i gian, s...m m�u m �m c�a �t tr�i, nh~ng b�ng hoa rng r�, rung rinh l�m khung cnh xung quanh tr� nTMn m p, lng mn, l�m c khonh s�n tr�c hiTMn nh� ai bing sng rng r�. Nh~ng h�ng r�o n� hoa Ƶo ��p �oe, m�t m�u ph�n ph�t h�ng, dfiu d�ng, m"m mi. M�a xu�n �ang v".

chy lTMn ng�m m�a xu�n". V� t�i c�ng v m�a xu�n s�m, khonh kh�c ngt ng�o via gh� �'n mnh �t Sapa.


�ng cch ch� ch�ng t�i ding li m�t qung c,, m�t nh,,m bn trOE khc, c�ng v nghe tin hoa Ƶo � n� m� �'n v�i Sapa. H to dng �� ki"u bTMn hoa v�i n� c�i t�i t�n trTMn m�i, o xanh, o Ʒ, o h�ng, l�m r�n c m�t g,,c ��ng. Hoa Ƶo � b�t ƫu lc �c �i"m s�c trTMn kh�p v�ng �t lng mn n�y. Nh~ng mng m�u l�m m lflng nh~ng kOE �'n ch�i, l�m ho h�c bao kOE � kh�ng ngi xa x�i m� �'n n�i Ʃy. Nh~ng n� c�i lp lnh trTMn nh~ng g�ng mt �ang c�ng v lnh. Nh~ng tri"n n�i xm �i"m h�ng. Nh~ng v�n m�n c�ng � lc �c n� hoa ƫu m�a. B~a �n khuya bTMn b'p l^a m trong phiTMn ch� Sapa, m�i th�m c�a ng� c�a khoai n�ng n�c m�i, t�i long thong nghe c�u chuy�n c�a ƴi bn trOE ph>a bTMn kia b'p l^a. Ti'ng n,,i l�c tha l�c nht trong ti'ng than h�ng t> tch. Nghe Ʃu h �ang �n li k� ni�m tnh yTMu, sau 1 n�m �m c�i hnh ph�c v� nghe Ʃu n�i n�y c�ng l� n�i h gp nhau l�n ƫu tiTMn, n�i b�c tam cp d...n v�o ch� Sapa, khi n�ng �ang tay xch nch mang l�nh k�nh nh~ng t�i ngn su su m�n m�n, ch� my c� bn v...n cfln �ang h�m h� �i ch� v� trong khi anh �ang lang thang m�t mnh, s�n nh~ng khu�n hnh ��p v�i chi'c my nh c�ng k"nh. Trong m�t thong, ƴi b�n tay m p �i bTMn n�m ly tay t�i, si't nh�. S�m mai! Tr�i lnh h�n v�i m�n s�ng � chuy"n th�nh nh~ng ht ma nng ht. M�y tan, ma tr�ng tr�i. Trong ti'ng ma r r>ch, ch�ng t�i ng�i bTMn

mi hiTMn nh� �ang �ung �a gifl phong lan n� hoa, m p v�i ly caf� b�c kh,,i. Ti'ng ma v� ti'ng m�t bn nhc �ang pht ra ti �i�n thoi, khonh kh�c thnh th�i hi'm hoi. C,, loe �,, l� m�t �i�u vansle nh� nh�ng ch� d�nh riTMng cho m�a xu�n. Lc �c d�i ph�, nh~ng chi'c � �� m�u � b�t ƫu �i li dc ngang. D�i tn �, c,, th" l� nh~ng ƴi tnh nh�n �ang yTMu, c,, th" l� ƴi v� ch�ng gi� ch�m ri b�c, bi't Ʃu li l� hai c� bn gi th�n thi't hoc gi nh t�i v� c�u bn th�n. Cho d� m�c �>ch c�a chuy'n �i �'n n�i Ʃy m�i ng�i m�t khc nhau, nhng c,, loe ai c�ng thy m p v� yTMu th�ng d�i nh~ng tn � mu�n m�u. V� ch�ng phi ��i �'n khi hoa Ƶo h� n� bo m�a xu�n m p �ang �'n, ch�c ai ai c�ng � c,, ��c m�a xu�n c�a riTMng bn th�n mnh. Xu�n. TH�NG TIN TH�M: � T�u H� N�i �i L�o Cai hi�n c,, nhi"u chuy'n trong ng�y v�i cc t�u SP hoc LC. V� t�u H� N�i -L�o Cai ti 90.000 v� ng�i cho �'n h�n 250.000 cho v� gi�ng n�m, tu bn la chn. � Cc chuy'n t�u �"u xut pht v�o bu�i t�i v� c,, mt ti s�n ga L�o Cai v�o bu�i sng h�m sau. � V� v�n chuy"n xe my khong 130.000�/xe v�i giy t� xe ƫy ��. � Cc chuy'n xe oto n�m xut pht ti b'n xe Gip Bt hoc M� �nh, gi 150.000/ng�i, chy v�o 21h m�i t�i. V� xe my v�n chuy"n gi 150.000�/xe � L�o Cai cch Sapa 35km. Xe chuy'n 35.000�/ng�i v�i nhi"u chuy'n trong ng�y � Khch sn ti L�o Cai ti 150.000�/2 gi�ng. � ThuTM xe my ti Sapa khong 80.000�/ng�y. � Cc �i"m tham quan ti Sapa: bn Ct Ct, c�ng viTMn H�m R�ng, thc Bc, ��nh Fanxiphang, Bn Lao Chi, S>n Chi, T Van, ch� tnh Sapa hp t�i th� 7 h�ng tu�n.

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he early morning is still dim and opaque. It's foggy along the road. Passengers hurry off. Here and there couples, groups of three or four people, tours are chattering while I'm carrying a small backpack and waiting for my friend squeezing into crows of people to ride his motorbike out of Lao Cao station's narrow gate. Although I have ridden on this crooked road from Lao Cai to Sapa many times, it is always like my first time here. It is not because of the tortuous road, which we have to ride up and down; not yellow terraced fields that are in their harvest or low-roofed houses hidden behind swaying pine forests; it is because clouds are looming, even holding the entire road, making me feel like I am riding in the clouds. Wind is blowing constantly! Clouds fill the landscape and sky. It's sprinkling. Cold! We stop by the path and put on a coat, wear a thicker scarf and gloves. After riding about 25km, we can see Sapa in the faraway valley. Sapa appears in clouds. Standing

some steps from other people, we can only see their shadows. Coats, colorful shawls appear and disappear alternately full of chatter and hands are put into hands for warmth. We can hear the sound of ringing bells from souvenirs sold by H'Mong girls; Dao girls wearing red shawls are selling their goods at the veranda floor. The market opens as usual; the church is quiet in the cold dew; roadside restaurants are crowed with guests because in such cold weather, people want to sit together. Sapa is intimate with usual colors and familiar appearances.

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It stops raining but it's colder. Thick coats are wet due to the rain and frost. The cold ambiance running through my body makes me shudder. In Sapa, it is normally colder than in other areas in winter. Many people hurry off to come here with a camera to hunt wonderful pictures after hearing about snow falling in this tropical region. Many backpackers appear with cameras to catch picturesque views from Fansipan peak to Ham Rong mountain, from well-known O Quy Ho mountain pass to Bat Xat - Y Ty or small villages by paddy fields. At night, they gather around a hot-pot and talk about what they get in the afternoon. The chayote trellis is very green. The colder it is, the faster growing the chayote trellis is. Along the fence, rose flowers are blooming. Rose petals are tiny and bashful in the cold wind. White flowers appear on the plum trees. On their wet trunks, some sparrows are putting their heads into their wet wings and sleeping deeply. The ground is wet; the ambiance is wet; tree trunks and roofs are also wet; but the spring has not appeared. We are riding higher and higher. It is clearing up and a weak sunshine flashes amidst the gray sky. That is the warm line of spring. The rider is so amazed at the magnificent view that he stops the motorbike to look up to the sky. The sun lightly shines; branches of peach blossom are sparkling. They are actually blooming and sway lightly in front of us. In December, it is foggy and cloudy. Peach blossom still blooms and quivers in the cold breeze. Although it is frozen, I jump out of the vehicle and take a photo under the bright peach tree. My friend said: "Do not wait for peach blossoms overblooming to enjoy the spring". I do not mind the frozen winter to visit Sapa and join sweet moments of this landscape because of the early spring. Peach blossoms bloom in spite of the cold temperature of 4oC. Buds, which seem to sleep in winter, start opening slightly and flourish on the trees in the next morning. Thin petals also hold sparkling dewdrops. Bright peach blossoms on old tree-trunks bring warm, romantic ambiance to the small villages. They make houses more brilliant. Peach blossoms fill along fences with flesh-colored rose, grace and elegance. Spring is coming.

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Away from us, some young men, because they heard about blooming peach blossoms, also hasten to Sapa. Dressing in colorful clothes, they are cheerful to take photos in every style. Peach flowers scatter around over this romantic land. Color pieces warm visitors up and make guests excited to come here. Radiant smiles are always on faces. Some pink pieces are spreading on gray slopes. Plum gardens also have their first blossoms. In the supper around a warm fire in Sapa market and the aroma smell of grilled sweet potatoes, I dimly hear about the story of a couple on the other side of the fire. Voices are reflected in the sound of embers. It seems they are talking about their love story after one-year marriage and this is where they first met, at the three-step staircase to Sapa market. It is when she was carrying fresh chayote trees waiting for her friends while he was strolling and hunting marvelous pictures with his camera. In a while, a warm hand holds my hand lightly. Morning! It is colder with heavy rain. The downpour falls over the mountainous area. In the continual sound of the rain, we sit under the eaves, sway blooming orchids and sip a hot coffee. Sound of the rain is mixed with the sound of a song from my mobile phone causing a leisurely moment for both of us. Maybe, it's a gentle Waltz for spring. Colorful umbrellas scatter in the streets. Under the umbrellas, there come lovers, old couples or friends such as I and my friend are walking. Although they have different destinations, every one may feel happy and warm when walking there. And it does not need to wait for the blooming peach blossoms, every one has their own spring. FURTHER INFORMATION: � There are many departures from Hanoi to Lao Cai with SP or LC trains, priced between VND 90,000 to VND 250,000. � All trains depart in the evening and arrive at Lao Cao station in the morning � Transportation fee 130,000/motorbike. is about VND

� Cars depart at Giap Bat or My Dinh station at a price of VND 150,000/person at 9p.m. Transportation is at VND 150,000/ motorbike. � It is about 35km from Lao Cai to Sapa. Priced at VND 35,000/person. � Hotels at Lao Cai are priced at VND 150,000/2 beds � Mortobike rent at Sapa is about VND 80,000/day. � Some famous attractions at Sapa Cat Cat village, Ham Rong park, Silver Fall, Fansipan peak, Lao Chai village, Sin Chai, Ta Van, Sapa love market at Saturdays. Coats, colorful shawls appear and disappear alternately full of chatter and hands are put into hands for warmth.

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Vfinh H Long � v� �ang l� danh th�ng kh�ng th" b� qua c�a mi du khch qu�c t' m�i l�n �'n th�m Vi�t Nam. Nh�c �'n H Long, ci tTMn Oriental Sails v� Calypso Cruiser c�a ��i t�u Oriental Sails � tr� nTMn quen thu�c v�i rt nhi"u du khch v� cc c�ng ty du lfich. Kh�i ƫu ti m�t du thuy"n ba sao v�o n^a ƫu n�m 2009, �'n nay ��i t�u Oriental Sails � c,, ba du thuy"n (2 du thuy"n ba sao v� 1 du thuy"n b�n sao). Cc du thuy"n n�y �"u c,, thi't k' ��m cht ph�ng ߴng, k't h�p tinh t' v�i n�t ti�n nghi, hi�n �i, mang �'n cho du khch nh~ng tri nghi�m �ng nh�.

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Nhi"u du khch � kh�ng kh�i bt ng� khi nh�n ��c nh~ng m,,n qu� nh� m� Oriental Sails d�nh tng cho mnh trong nh~ng dfip �c bi�t nh sinh nh�t, tr�ng m�t, k� ni�m ng�y c�i, l` c�u h�n... �ng ch� l� Oriental Sails � t� ch�c th�nh c�ng cc �TMm Gala, ti�c ming ging sinh, n�m m�i c�ng nh cc ng�y l` khc cho du khch. Cc hot ��ng vui nh�n, nh~ng ph�n h�i �p h�i h�c, �TMm khiTMu v� c� �i"n, hi�n �i, cc trfl ch�i l th� v� b�c th�m tr�ng th�ng ��c ch>nh cc h�ng d...n viTMn v� ��i ng� nh�n viTMn kinh nghi�m c�a ��i t�u t� ch�c chuyTMn nghi�p. Dfip ging sinh v� n�m m�i s�p t�i, ��i t�u Oriental Sails h�a h�n soe gi�nh tng cho du khch nhi"u n t�ng ngh<a. �,, l� nh~ng b~a ti�c tng bing ch�o ming �TMm Noel v� giao thia. Du khch c,, th" ngay l�p t�c chia sOE nh~ng khonh kh�c �ng nh� n�y v�i bn b� b�ng cch truy c�p internet mi`n ph> trTMn t�u. C,, th" n,,i r�ng Oriental Sails � mang �'n m�t lu�ng gi,, m�i cho tri nghi�m c�a cc du khch trTMn s,,ng n�c di sn th' gi�i H Long.

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B�i vi't n�y kh�ng nh�m �nh ngh<a tt c nh~ng y'u t� nh h�ng t�i ng�nh kinh doanh du lch, ngh� d�ng cao cp m� ch� gi�i thi�u m�t s� tiTMu chu�n c�a m�t khu ngh� d�ng 5 sao th�nh c�ng. The following article focuses on 5-star resort properties and provides an overview on vital success criteria without claiming to address the entire myriad of aspects influencing a luxury hospitality endeavour.

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TI�U CHU�N C�N B�N �� PH�T TRI�N KINH DOANH DU L�CH, NGHY D��NG

c �i"m kh�ng ch� liTMn quan �'n y'u t� khu vc v� cc �i"u ki�n t nhiTMn n�i khu ngh� ��c x�y dng m� cn bao h�m c nh~ng y'u t� th�i ti't, thc v�t, di t>ch v�n h,,a, lch s^, phong t�c t�p qun, ngu�n nh�n lc v� cc y'u t� ph� tr�. Nh~ng khu ngh� d�ng cao cp h�ng �'n s pht tri"n mnh moe v� b"n v~ng c�n phi c,, v tr> �a l thu�n l�i, n�i g�n cc tr�c giao th�ng nh s�n bay, ga t�u v� �i"u �c bi�t quan trng l� khch h�ng c,, th" �'n v�i khu ngh� m�t cch d` d�ng. Vi�c �i li thu�n ti�n c�ng l� m�t y'u t� quan trng �" khi'n khch h�ng cm thy mnh tr� th�nh {th�ng �'}. Ch>nh v loe �,,, khong cch ti khu ngh� t�i tr�c giao th�ng g�n nht c�ng xa th vi�c t� ch�c t�t chuy'n �i t�i khu ngh� c�ng phi ��c ch� trng. Theo �,,, ch�ng ta c�n quan t�m t�i s ��c �o c�a �a danh v�i cc y'u t� nh bi"u t�ng c�a v�ng �t, lch s^, v�n h,,a, t>n ng�ng v� danh lam th�ng cnh. Vi�c ti'p c�n t�t cc y'u t� n�y l� c� s� cho s th�nh c�ng c�a m�t khu ngh� d�ng cao cp. M�t y'u t� n~a liTMn quan �'n �a �i"m l� an ninh v� an to�n c�a khch h�ng. M�t khu ngh� d�ng 5 sao cao cp soe phi k't h�p ��c ki'n tr�c, b�i tr> v� �a hnh xung quanh v�i vi�c �m bo an ninh nh�m trnh s x�m phm trong khi gim thi"u t�i �a cc hnh th�c, thi't b an ninh bo m�t c,, th" g�y mt m� quan.

Base criteria for successful luxury hospitality developments. The place for hotels not only largely relates to the area and physical location, but also includes other aspects of a location such as climate & vegetation, cultural heritage and customs, and auxiliary resources and workforce. For luxury resorts to flourish all year round requires that transport hubs such as airports and railway stations are readily available and here it is especially important how convenient guests can get to their final destination. The basic rule of thumb for access to a place is that the further away a resort is situated from the nearest major transport hub, the better organized the journey to the resort must be. Having appraised all access criteria, an astute resort developer will next assess the uniqueness of a specific place such as it's iconic or historic character, cultural or religious significance, or extraordinary scenery. One further aspect regarding a place is its security and safety. Any good 5-star resort will incorporate the property's natural setting and surrounding terrain in its security planning to avoid unauthorized access whilst minimizing physical security installations that could potentially diminish the aesthetics of the resort.

Tc gi RENO MUELLER l� gim ��c �i"u h�nh c�a c�ng ty TNHH Pacific Land Services v� l� chuyTMn gia trong l<nh vc khch sn v� ngh� d�ng v�i h�n 20 n�m kinh nghi�m trong ng�nh. Reno hc chuyTMn ng�nh qun l khch sn � IHCR (CH) v� ly b�ng MBA trong l<nh vc kinh doanh qu�c t' ti �i hc Birmingham (Anh). The author RENO MUELLER is the Managing Director of Pacific Land Services Ltd. and a Hospitality Professional with over 20 years of hands-on experience ranging from budget hotels to ultra-luxury properties. He studied Hotel Management at IHCR (CH) and holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Birmingham (UK).

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CHT L��NG TI�N NGHI V� C� S� H� T�NG: S`C HP DN C�A S�N PH�M Cc ti�n nghi c�a khu ngh� v" c� bn l� kh�ng gian ph�c v� khch h�ng nh phng khch, nh� h�ng, qu�y bar, cc khu gii tr>, ch�m s,,c s�c kh�e, cc c�ng trnh ph�c v� s ki�n, h�i hp. Ngo�i ra, phi k" t�i khu mua s�m, cc khu vc c�ng c�ng nh h�nh lang, ti"n snh cc ta nh�, cc c� s� h t�ng nh nh� kho, bi �� xe, nh� �i"u h�nh, khu vc git l� v� c nh~ng c�ng trnh ngo�i tr�i. S ��ng b�, th�ng nht trong phong cch c�a h� th�ng trang thi't b, �� �c, thi't k' n�i tht ti khu vc phng �,,n khch �'n cc nh� h�ng l� �i"u d` nh�n thy ti cc khu ngh� d�ng cao cp. Phng � v...n l� y'u t� quan trng nht b�i khch h�ng soe d�nh ph�n l�n th�i gian �" ngh� ng�i ti Ʃy. Cht l�ng phng v� dch v� �i k�m l� y'u t� �nh gi chi ph> m� khch h�ng phi tr. Ch>nh v th', cch b�y tr> v� nh~ng thi't b, n�i tht bTMn trong phi l� nh~ng loi cao cp nht �" th" hi�n ƺng cp c�a m�t khu ngh� d�ng 5 sao. ߩy l� y'u t� t�i quan trng �" m�t khu ngh� d�ng c,, th" pht tri"n khi th tr�ng kinh doanh du lch, ngh� d�ng to�n c�u ng�y c�ng cnh tranh kh�c li�t. �c �"m cu�i c�ng c�n nh�c t�i l� nh~ng tc ph�m ngh� thu�t nh tranh voe, tc ph�m �iTMu kh�c v� cc b� su t�p. Ngh� thu�t c,, m�t ngh<a l�n ��i v�i m�t khu ngh� hng sang, �c bi�t l� khi n,, th�nh c�ng trong vi�c phn nh nh~ng n�t �c trng c�a bn �a v� l�m t�ng cm nh�n c�a khch h�ng v" s sang trng, ��ng th�i chuy"n ti ��c t�ng c�a nh� ƫu t khi x�y dng nTMn khu ngh� d�ng �,,.

and sport clubs, wellness and spa areas, banqueting & meeting facilities, shops & commercial facilities, plus all public spaces such as lobbies, corridors. Here we include storage rooms, parking areas, administration offices, laundries, and also all outdoor infrastructures. A seamless and flowing style should be realized throughout the development from fixtures, fittings, and equipment to the interior design and decoration of guest rooms and restaurants. The most significant part of the product are the guest rooms as this is what customers actually pay for and where they spend most of their time. The ambiance of the rooms and the quality of everything inside them must be absolutely top-notch for a 5-star resort to be competitive in today's globalized tourism market. A final aspect of the product is artwork such as paintings, sculptures, and exquisite collectables. Art plays a significant role in an extravagant holiday retreat as it resembles the underlying character of a location, thus should be placed throughout the resort in such a way that it can enhance the feeling of luxury and portray the conceptual ideas of the developer.

l� khch h�ng ��c quy"n quy't �nh tr trn g,,i theo gi phng hay theo ting ph�n m� h s^ d�ng. M�t y'u t� n~a l� cc dch v� n�y phi thc s c,, gi tr ��i v�i khch h�ng. V> d�, dch v� �,,n ti'p khch mi`n ph> ti s�n bay soe l� c�n thi't v� c,, gi tr l�n n'u nh xe t�i �,,n khch ��ng gi�, t�i x' c,, th" tm thy khch ti s�n bay v� ch� khch t�i �a �i"m cu�i c�ng. Cc nh� �i"u h�nh dch v� c,, kinh nghi�m l� nh~ng ng�i hi"u r, nh~ng g m� khch h�ng trng �i"m c�a mnh c�n. Ti �,, h c,, th" quy't �nh cc y'u t� �m bo cho khch h�ng c,, m�t tri nghi�m tuy�t v�i. TrTMn thc t', mong ��i c�a khch h�ng ch� y'u da trTMn nh~ng cam k't dch v� c�a khu ngh� d�ng, nTMn bt k dch v� n�o kh�ng �p �ng ��c nh~ng mong ��i c�a khch h�ng �"u soe nh h�ng t�i danh ti'ng v� th�nh c�ng c�a khu ngh� d�ng �,,. Cc dch v� khuy'n mi bao g�m tt c cc dch v� mi`n ph> hoc dch v� �c bi�t, nh�m n�ng cao gi tr cc sn ph�m khc c�a khu ngh� d�ng, t�y thu�c v�o ng�n sch v� kh n�ng sng to c�a ng�i �i"u h�nh khu ngh� d�ng. Bt k dch v� khuy'n mi n�o c�ng �"u phi �p �ng ba tiTMu ch> ƨn gin: ph� h�p v�i nh~ng m�c tiTMu ��c �" ra; h~u >ch ��i v�i khch h�ng v� c�ng {ƺng cp} nh nh~ng sn ph�m ngh� d�ng khc.

The offerings: The key differentiation factor When assessing services on a 5-star level, we do not only look at all basics linked to the actual guest rooms but we must expand this definition to incorporate anything that can be build around the various facilities of a resort. For example, in luxury holiday retreats one would expect a 24hrs concierge service that can book flight tickets any time of day, iced towels handed out by the pool, laundry service offering clothes storage for returning guests, or any other service that can make a stay more personalized and unique. One aspect of high-end services is whether they should be inclusive in the room rate or be on a pay for use basis. Another aspect is which services are actually valuable to guests. A free airport transfer for example has essentially great value, but only if the car is on time, the driver can find the guests in the airport and the ride to the final destination is exceptional. Experienced hospitality operators will know their core customers well enough to make the right decisions for any of these aspects, thus underpinning the ultimate criterion of a great guest experience.

C�C D�CH V| CUNG CP T�I KHU NGHY D��NG: Y/U T T�O N�N S# KH�C BI�T Khi �nh gi cc dch v� theo tiTMu chu�n 5 sao, ch�ng ta kh�ng ch� da trTMn nh~ng y'u t� c� bn liTMn quan t�i dch v� phng, m� cn phi da trTMn nh~ng y'u t� hnh th�nh xung quanh khu ngh� d�ng. V> d�, ��i v�i m�t k ngh� sang trng, khch h�ng c,, th" yTMu c�u dch v� h� tr� 24/24 gi� �" �t v� my bay v�o bt k th�i �i"m n�o trong ng�y; khch h�ng c�ng c,, th" yTMu c�u kh�n t�m �p lnh � b" b�i, dch v� git l� hay bt k dch v� g khc, �" l�m cho k ngh� c�a h tr� nTMn �c bi�t v� ��c �o h�n. M�t trong nh~ng y'u t� kh�ng �nh ƺng cp

Facilities and frastructure - the actual physical products A resort's facilities are the front of house areas, basically any space accessible to resort guests such as the guest rooms, restaurants, bars, entertainment, recreation

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Since guest's expectations are largely based on the service promise made by the resort, any service that falls short of their expectancies has the potential of creating a service delivery gap that will in the longrun negatively affect a resort's reputation and successful performance. As for complimentary, here we include anything offered to guests gratis that underpins or enhances the various physical resort products or is seen by patrons as a special token of appreciation. Any complimentary service should meet three simple criteria. It must make sense in light of set objectives, be valuable or useful for guests, and must be of the same high standard as all of the actual physical resort products.

�am mTM trong c�ng vi�c ph�c v� ng�i khc. Nh�n viTMn l�m vi�c trong ng�nh dch v� th�ng xut th�n ti cc t�ng l�p x h�i khc nhau v�i trnh �� Ƶo to v� k� n�ng khc nhau. Ch>nh v v�y, �i"u cc k quan trng l� nh� �i"u h�nh phi nh�n �nh ��c thc t' �,, v� �" ra m�t k' hoch Ƶo to thi't thc cho ting nh�n viTMn c�a mnh �" c,, th" x�y dng ��c m�t ngu�n nh�n lc trung th�nh v� c,, �� n�ng lc mang li cho c�ng ty nh~ng th�nh c�ng liTMn ti'p.

hospitality venture recognizes this fact and devices a meaningful career planning for each and every one of their employees to build a loyal workforce that is capable of carrying the business from one success to the next.

PH�N K/T �" hnh th�nh m�t m�i tr�ng ph� h�p gi�p mang li tri nghi�m ��c �o cho khch h�ng kh�ng ch� c�n c,, s ph�i h�p hi�u qu gi~a ng�i x�y dng v� ng�i v�n h�nh m� n,, cn �i h�i s c�n b�ng h�i ha gi~a m�i quan h� ba bTMn n�y trong vi�c ki"m sot v� cnh tranh v" mt l�i >ch. Cc c�ng ty dch v� mu�n th�nh c�ng phi p d�ng nguyTMn t�c n�y m�t cch hi�u qu. C�ng tc qun l c�a h phi da trTMn s h�p tc ch�n th�nh, d�i l�u gi~a nh� x�y dng v� nh� �i"u h�nh trong su�t qu trnh t�n ti c�a khu ngh� d�ng, ch� kh�ng ch� trong th�i gian thi't k' v� x�y dng.

The experience: The deciding factor The last success criterion also presents the ultimate aim of any high-end hospitality provider, namely to indulge it's guests in a truly 5-star experience that wows them beyond expectations and turns them into loyal consumers for life. It is mainly this final aspect, the unrivalled experience of true luxury that forms the lasting image of a 5-star hotel brand in the market and builds goodwill amongst its followers. Such an ambitious goal can only be achieved through a skilful combination of the success criteria discussed earlier plus the inclusion of the people element. Naturally, to make a system run smooth and efficient necessitates a strong team that consists of the right candidates. Apart from being multi-lingual and hospitality educated, a winning candidate should be service oriented, in other words he must have passionate drive to serve others as the basis for success. By tradition, people that work in the hospitality industry come from all walks of life with various levels of skills and education, thus it is vital that an outstanding

TR�I NGHI�M C�A KH�CH H�NG: Y/U T QUY/T ��NH TiTMu chu�n cu�i c�ng n�y nh�m th" hi�n t>nh v�t tr�i c�a nh� cung cp dch v� cht l�ng cao trong vi�c gi�p cho khch h�ng c,, ��c tri nghi�m h�n c mong ��i ti nh~ng dch v� 5 sao �>ch thc v� bi'n h tr� th�nh khch h�ng th�ng xuyTMn c�a khu ngh� d�ng �,,. Ch>nh y'u t� cu�i c�ng n�y soe to nTMn hnh nh b"n v~ng c�a m�t th�ng hi�u khch sn 5 sao trTMn th tr�ng v� g�y dng thi�n cm ti khch h�ng. M�c tiTMu ƫy tham vng n�y ch� c,, th" �t ��c n'u nh� cung cp bi't k't h�p nhu�n nhuy`n nh~ng tiTMu ch> � ph�n trTMn c�ng v�i tiTMu ch> con ng�i. �" h� th�ng v�n h�nh tr�n tru v� hi�u qu, ch�ng ta c�n c,, m�t ��i ng� v~ng mnh v�i nh~ng nh�n viTMn ph� h�p. Ngo�i nh~ng y'u t� nh th�ng tho nhi"u ngoi ng~, ��c Ƶo to trong ng�nh dch v�, m�t �ng viTMn th�nh c�ng phi l� ng�i c,, ni"m

Epilogue To create the right environment that allows for such a unique guest experience requires not only good cooperation between the developer and operator but more so a harmonious balance of this triangular relationship of control and competing interests. Successful hospitality ventures are well adapt to this fact. Their business is based on a sincere and long-lasting partnership between the developer and operator that stays alive throughout the entire existence of a resort and not only during the time when it is designed and constructed.

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By: Duong Tran

hotels&resorts

Trong chuy'n Famtrip* ti ߵ Nng via qua, Travellive ding ch�n ti khu ngh� d�ng Silver Shores, m�t khu ngh� d�ng m�i m� c^a �,,n khch ti ƫu n�m 2010. Ti Ʃy, ch�ng t�i c�ng hi"u thTMm gi tr c�a vi�c khai thc du lch MICE ti Vi�t Nam. Silve Shores qu l� m�t �i"m �'n hp d...n d�nh cho nh~ng �o�n khch chn ߵ Nng l�m �i"m du lch k't h�p h�i tho. Ti t�ng th" �'n chi ti't bTMn trong Silver Shores th" hi�n s k't h�p h�i ha gi~a phong cch c� �i"n Ch�u �u v� n�t ��c �o Ch�u �. Khu ngh� d�ng n�y g,,p ph�n bi'n ߵ Nng th�nh �i"m �'n hp d...n trong l<nh vc du lch MICE c�a ߴng Nam �. Ti Ʃy c,, m�t trung t�m h�i ngh l�n, ��c trang b hi�n �i theo tiTMu chu�n qu�c t', phng h�i ngh Grand Ballroom s�c ch�a 1000 ch� ng�i cho h�i tho hoc 800 khch d�ng ti�c. Ngo�i ra, cc phng hp c� via v� nh� rt ti�n d�ng v�i ti�n nghi cao cp.

IN THE FAMTRIP AT DA NANG LAST TIME, Travellive stopped at Silver Shores, a new resort opened in early 2010. Coming here, we understood the value of MICE travel in Vietnam. Silver Shores is actually an outstanding place for those who visit Da Nang city for both traveling and meeting. Silver Shores is the blend of European classical style and Asian refined art. This resort contributes to make Da Nang a fascinating destination in MICE travel in the Southeast Asia. The resort houses a convention center, which is equipped to international standards. The Grand Ballroom has a capacity of 1000 seats for seminars or 800 guests for a party. In addition, smaller meeting rooms are convenient and comfortable.


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ilver Shores provides about 600 rooms and over 50 villas on the beach. Among them, many rooms face Da Nang city. An area of 60m2/for a Deluxe room and 120m2/for a Suite designed with luxurious beds and great bathrooms. With a total area of 200,000 m2, Silver Shores is situated on well-known Non Nuoc beach - one of six most beautiful in the world chosen by Forbes. After immersing yourself on beaches or swimming pools, you can relax at restaurants, bars, casino and spa. FURTHER INFORMATION SILVER SHORES INTERNATIONAL RESORTS

Khu ngh� d�ng cung cp khong 600 phng ngh� v� h�n 50 bi�t th quy'n r� bTMn bi bi"n, trong �,, nhi"u phng c,, h�ng nhn ra th�nh ph� ߵ Nng. Cc phng Deluxe �"u c,, di�n t>ch 60m2, phng Suite c,, di�n t>ch 120m2, ��c thi't k' hp d...n v�i nh~ng chi'c gi�ng TMm i v� phng t�m tuy�t ��p. V�i t�ng di�n t>ch 200.000 m2, to�n b� Silver Shores ta lc trTMn bi bi"n Non N�c n�i ti'ng - m�t trong su bi bi"n ��p nht h�nh tinh ��c tp ch> Forbes bnh chn. Sau khi th�a mn th mnh trTMn bi bi"n hay cc b" b�i, cc v khch soe c,, nh~ng gi� ph�t th gin sng khoi ti nh� h�ng, qun bar, casino v� �c bi�t l� spa.

SILVER SHORES INTERNATIONAL RESORTS � ��ng S�n Tr� �i�n Ngc, ph�ng KhuTM M�, Ng� H�nh S�n, ߵ Nng � Tel: +84 511 3918 888 � Website: www.ssiresort.com *MICE- vi't t�t c�a Meeting (h�i hp), Incentive (khen th�ng), Convention (h�i ngh, h�i tho) v� Exhibition (tri"n lm). MICE l� loi hn du lch mang li l�i >ch kh�ng ch� cho ng�nh du lch m� cn cho c th�ng mi. ** FAMTRIP l� hnh th�c du lch tm hi"u, l�m quen, ti'p th mi`n ph> cho cc ƨn v l~ h�nh v� nh� bo �i kho st �i"m du lch n�o �,, �" x�y dng ch�ng trnh du lch hi�u qu ch�o bn cho khch, cc nh� bo vi't b�i tuyTMn truy"n nh�m thu h�t khch du lch.)

� Son Tra Dien Ngoc, Khue My, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang � Tel: +84 511 3918 888 � Website: www.ssiresort.com Note: MICE - Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition. MICE brings benefits to both tourism and commerce. FAMTRIP: is a kind of tourism to explore, investigate and do market research for travel agencies. Members of the press attend to write articles familiarizing tourists with what destinations have to offer.

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Kh�ng nghi ng� g n~a, ch�ng ta �ang � trong th�i k cao �i"m nht trong n�m. B�i loe Ʃy l� m�a ��p nht trong n�m v�i nh~ng l` h�i tng bing nh Noel, N�m m�i, r�i Valentine. Cha k" �'n sinh nh�t n�ng (tr�c hoc sau �,,), �'n �m c�i lung linh, r�n r... s kh�i ƫu cho cu�c s�ng m�i c�a nh~ng cp ƴi trOE. Ting y dfip ch�c h�n khi'n cho cc gia �nh trOE �au ƫu khi phi la chn nh~ng m,,n qu� d�nh cho ng�i yTMu du c�a ��i mnh.


h�ng nghi ng� g n~a, ch�ng ta �ang � trong th�i k cao �i"m nht trong n�m. B�i loe Ʃy l� m�a ��p nht v�i nh~ng l` h�i tng bing nh Noel, N�m m�i, r�i Valentine. Cha k" �'n sinh nh�t n�ng (tr�c hoc sau �,,), �'n �m c�i lung linh, r�n r... s kh�i ƫu cho cu�c s�ng m�i c�a nh~ng cp ƴi trOE. Ting y dfip ch�c h�n khi'n cho cc gia �nh trOE �au ƫu khi phi la chn nh~ng m,,n qu� d�nh cho ng�i yTMu du c�a ��i mnh. Theo Travellive, cch t�t nht �" bn c,, th"... quTMn �i tt c nh~ng "vt v" n�y l�... c�ng tt c nh~ng dfip n�y li v� tng n�ng m�t m,,n qu� x�ng �ng nht. Trong tr�ng h�p n�y, m�t chi'c Ford Fiesta m�i l� m�t g�i rt �ng tham kho. L do rt ƨn gin: Fiesta � th�nh c�ng vang d�i ti thfi tr�ng ch�u �u, ch�u M� v�i cht l�ng, thi't k' v� gi trfi n�i b�t c�a n,,. Hi�n nay, cc khch h�ng ߴng Nam � �ang phn kh>ch v" c� h�i ng�i sau tay li c�a chi'c xe �ang thfinh h�nh n�y. V� Ford soe mang Fiesta ph�c v� ng�i tiTMu d�ng Vi�t Nam s�m nht, v�o ƫu n�m sau.

Nhng �y cha phi l� l do quan trng nht �" Ford Fiesta x�ng �ng l� m�t m,,n qu� kh�ng th" c�ng li v�i phi ��p. Thi't k' kinetic c�a Ford mang �'n cho Fiesta m�t vOE ��p gn g�ng, th" thao v� h't s�c s�nh �i�u. Ph>a tr�c xe l� hnh Oval Xanh quen thu�c Ford trTMn l�i tn nhi�t hnh thang ng�c. ��n pha k�o d�i s�c n�t v� m�t m� �m ly n�p ca-p�. �u�i xe Fiesta n�i b�t v�i c^a s� sau vt cnh, tr�n xe vu�t dc xu�i xu�ng ph>a sau to th�nh cnh l�t gi,, v� ��n h�u n t�ng v�i thi't k' hnh t� ong trTMn m...u xe hatchback. Hai g,,c ph�n t ph>a sau xe �m gn ly bnh xe, to cho xe m�t vOE ngo�i khoOE mnh v� ch�c ch�n. Thi't k' ngoi tht n�i b�t c�ng �,,ng g,,p m�t ph�n cm h�ng �'n vOE ��p c�a n�i tht xe ��c b� tr> b�i cc m�u ��i l�p v� cc b" mt c�ng, n�i. N�i tht xe g�y n t�ng v�i bng �i"u khi"n trung t�m to cm gic th�n thi�n v� ti�n d�ng nh chi'c b�n ph>m trTMn cc thi't bfi �i�n t^ c�m tay th�ng d�ng. Ch�c ch�n n�ng soe nh�n thy m�c �� TMm i c�a Fiesta rt �ng n" b�i l�p k>nh ch�n gi,, c�a xe ��c ch' to nhi"u l�p �c bi�t hn ch' t�i �a ti'ng �n ti ��ng vng v�o. Tt c cc phiTMn bn Fiesta �"u trang bfi gi�c c�m MP3 v� AUX �"

k't n�i v�i cc thi't bfi gii tr> c nh�n. PhiTMn bn Sport 5 c^a ��ng c� 1.6L cfln ��c trang bfi c�ng ngh� �i"u khi"n b�ng Ging n,,i k't h�p v�i Bluetooth, m�t t>nh n�ng �c bi�t l�n ƫu tiTMn xut hi�n trTMn dflng xe nh�. T>nh n�ng n�y cung cp kh n�ng k't n�i kh�ng d�y t�i �i�n thoi di ��ng, cho ph�p bn Ƶm thoi trc ti'p, thay ��i kTMnh radio hoc b�i ht MP3 th�ng qua m�t h� th�ng �m thanh 6 loa. �i"u n�y khi'n cho vi�c th�ng th�c cc thi't bfi gii tr> c nh�n trong xe ƨn gin v� th� vfi h�n. M...u Fiesta m�i cfln l� chi'c xe rt an to�n! H� th�ng Ch�ng b,, c�ng phanh (ABS) v�i t>nh n�ng Ph�n ph�i Lc phanh �i�n t^ (EBD) H� th�ng C�n b�ng �i�n t^ (ESP) c�a Ford l� cc t>nh n�ng tiTMu chu�n ��i v�i tt c cc phiTMn bn Fiesta. ߩy l� l�n ƫu tiTMn m�t chi'c xe thu�c ph�n kh�c xe nh� ��c trang bfi nh~ng t>nh n�ng an to�n tiTMn ti'n n�y. H� th�ng n�y soe nh�n bi't khi n�o xe bfi tr�t, v�ng, sau �,, t ��ng �i"u ch�nh lc phanh �'n ting bnh xe, nh�m gi~ �n �finh xe trong mi �i"u ki�n li. Ngo�i ra, Fiesta cfln c,, kh n�ng bm ��ng t�t v� �i � t�c �� cao rt TMm nh� cu tr�c th�n xe v~ng ch�c � ��c cc k� s c�a Ford gia c�


m�t s� b� ph�n. H�n 55% cu tr�c xe s^ d�ng th�p chfiu lc cao siTMu c�ng gia c� nhi"u vfi tr> quan trng trTMn xe. Nh~ng u �i"m n�y ch>nh l� m�t �i"m c�ng tuy�t ��i �" bn la chn ch�ng l�m m,,n qu� tng cho ng�i ph� n~ m� bn yTMu th�ng nht. 5 l do khi'n gi�i trOE "mTM" Ford Fiesta - M...u Fiesta ho�n to�n m�i n�y c,, ba phiTMn bn: Style, Trend v� Sport t�ng �ng v�i nh~ng "khi ni�m" v" m�t l�i s�ng trOE trung v� hi�n �i: Phong cch - Th�i th�ng - Kh�e kho�n. - C,, �� cc la chn m�u nh by s�c c�u v�ng cho cc phiTMn bn: �en, tr�ng, bc, xm, v�ng kim loi v� xanh cho phiTMn bn 4 c^a. M...u xe 5 c^a c,, thTMm cc m�u Ʒ, xanh nht, v� da cam. - Nh� xinh nhng mnh moe; t>nh n�ng li tuy�t v�i nhng ti't ki�m nhiTMn li�u v� than thi�n v�i m�i tr�ng. - T>nh n�ng an to�n v�t tr�i so v�i cc m...u xe khc c�ng trong ph�n kh�c xe nh� d�nh cho ng�i ph� n~ th�nh thfi. - Ford l� hng � t� ƫu tiTMn �a c�ng ngh� �i"u khi"n b�ng Ging n,,i (Voice Control), k't h�p v�i Bluetooth, v� H� th�ng C�n b�ng �i�n t^ �'n v�i ph�n kh�c xe nh� n�y.


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Trong lflng m�t Ch�u �u n�ng ��ng, c,, m�t Th� Nh< K mang trTMn mnh nh~ng s�c m�u Ch�u lung linh. T�i kh�ng th" n�o quTMn ��c nh~ng ph�t gi�y khi �i gi~a hai b� l�c �fia, �i gi~a l�n n�c ph�n chia hai ch�u l�c m� ng�y xa c� gio dy m�n �fia l phi d�ng c�y vi't ch nhn ch� ra ci biTMn gi�i mong manh �,, trTMn bn ��. B�i: Phm Tn ߯c �nh: Ho�ng M�, Ch> Linh, Ngc Ch�u

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� v�ng �t giao thoa c�a nhi"u n"n v�n ho gi~a hai l�c �fia �u - �, Th� Nh< K ting in du ch�n c�a nhi"u th�ng gia trTMn con ��ng t� l�a huy"n thoi, c�a Alexandre �i �', c�a Ho�ng �' Julius Caesar v� c trong nh~ng trang sch c�a Aziz Nesin. Istanbul h�m y �,,n ch�ng t�i, nh~ng du khch Vi�t ƫu tiTMn trong ch�ng trnh Ch�o Th� Nh< K! trong ci n�ng v�ng �m. Trong lflng ai c�ng mang m�t t�m trng h�n hoan khi �t ch�n lTMn v�ng �t c,, n"n v�n ho l�u ��i v� m�t lfich s^ l�m th�ng tr�m. Th�nh Istanbul ng�y xa ��c x�y trTMn by ngn ��i, nay l� th�nh ph� l�n nht v� ƴng d�n nht c�a Th� Nh< K, v�i s� d�n h�n m�i hai tri�u ng�i, n�m v�t mnh qua hai b� l�c �fia. Bn s�c H�i gio th' t�c Nh�c �'n vfi th' c�a Th� Nh< K trTMn bn �� th' gi�i hi�n nay, phi nh�c �'n m�t nh�n v�t rt ��c k>nh trng v� yTMu m'n ti qu�c gia n�y - �ng Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938), ng�i � khai sinh ra n"n d�n ch� theo m� hnh ph�ng T�y v�o n�m 1923. �ng � thc hi�n nhi"u ci cch, trong �,, vi�c tch t�n gio ra kh�i nh� n�c v� vi�c n�ng cao quy"n l�i cho n~ gi�i � l�m tTMn c�a �ng ��c h�u th' nh�c mi. Ch>nh �i"u n�y l�m cho Th� Nh< K khc h�n v�i nh~ng qu�c gia H�i gio khc trTMn th' gi�i. Tuy H�i gio l� t�n gio ch>nh, v�i 97% d�n s� theo �o H�i, nhng d�ng nh qu�c gia n�y tch h�n v�i c�ng ��ng th' gi�i H�i gio bTMn ngo�i. Ng�i Th� v...n �c kinh Koran n�m l�n trong ng�y. Mecca v...n l� Thnh �fia c�a h. Chu�ng nh� th� v...n vang lTMn m�t ng�y n�m l�t. Nhng, Ƶn �ng Th� kh�ng ��c ph�p �a thTM, cfln Ƶn b� Th� th ��c ph�p tho kh�n che mt, m�t �i"u m� cha c,, qu�c gia H�i gio n�o nh Th� Nh< K c,, th" l�m ��c. Trong kh�p �t n�c n�y, ti cc th�nh ph� l�n �'n mi"n quTM xa x�i, �"u b�t gp nh~ng nh� th� H�i gio v�i l�i ki'n tr�c gi�ng nhau, ch� khc nhau v" s� l�ng thp ��c x�y. �a ph�n m�i nh� th� c,, hai thp v�n rt cao lTMn tr�i v� ti rt xa � c,, th" nhn thy. Cfln nh� th� c,, b�n thp l� do ng�i x�y c,, vfi th' cao h�n v� t�m v,,c c�a nh� th� c�ng cao h�n m�t b�c. �,, l� l do �" ng�i Th� lu�n t h�o v�i nh� th� Sultanahmet c�a mnh. Nh� th� H�i gio n�y c,, �'n su thp, t�ng ƨng v�i s� l�ng thp � Thnh ��ng H�i gio Mecca. C,, m�t gio phi tch ra ti H�i gio nguyTMn thu� ti Th� Nh< K, dflng Sufi. Gio phi n�y ��c nhi"u ng�i bi't qua �i�u m�a t�n gio chuy"n ��ng nh vflng xoay v� tr� ƫy b> �n do nh~ng vfi tu s< dflng n�y sng to, ��c gi l� nh~ng Whirling Dervishes. Trong m�t kh�ng gian via thc via h, v�i th� nh sng ƫy cht liTMu trai, quy�n c�ng th� �m nhc via dfiu TMm via ma qui, v� trang ph�c g�n nh to�n tr�ng, nh~ng Dervishes � d...n ng�i xem v�o m�t th' gi�i t�n gio t�m linh huy"n b>.

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Ephesus ng�y nay cn li l� nh~ng ��ng gch �� nt v� nh~ng h�ng c�t rTMu phong, ch�ng t>ch c�a m�t th�i v�ng son rc r� qu xa. Tuy v�y, ch� v�i ba di t>ch cn s,,t li l� th vi�n, nh� th� v� nh� v� sinh, Ephesus c�ng � qu n t�ng. n t�ng th�nh c� Ephesus Ng�i ta n,,i nhi"u v" Ephesus v� dflng ng�i �� v" th�nh ph� b� T�y n�c Th� � ch�ng minh �i"u �,,. L� m�t th�nh c� do ng�i Hy Lp x�y dng, sau �,, ��c cai qun b�i ng�i La M, Ephesus c,, t�m quan trng Ưng h�ng th� hai sau th�nh Rome trong th�i k hng thfinh c�a �' ch' La M. Ephesus ng�y nay cfln li l� nh~ng ��ng gch �� nt v� nh~ng h�ng c�t rTMu phong, ch�ng t>ch c�a m�t th�i v�ng son rc r� qu xa. Tuy v�y, ch� v�i ba di t>ch cfln s,,t li l� th vi�n, nh� th� v� nh� v� sinh, Ephesus c�ng � qu n t�ng. Xung quanh khu vc Ephesus cfln l� n�i Thnh Paul the Apostle, m�t trong b�n vfi T�ng �� c�a ߯c ch�a Jesus, � �'n Ʃy ti nh~ng n�m 50 sau C�ng nguyTMn v� c�ng l� n�i ߯c M� Maria � s�ng nh~ng ng�y cfln li c�a ��i mnh trong m�t ng�i nh� trTMn n�i cao, n�i c,, nh~ng h�ng c�y �-liu xanh ng�t tri b,,ng d�i hai bTMn l�i �i v� dflng ng�i vi'ng nh� c�a ߯c M� th d�ng nh bt t�n. ߩy l� l�n ƫu tiTMn trong ��i, ti nh� c�a ߯c M� Maria, t�i thy ��c c�y v� tri �-liu. Ng�y nay quanh v�ng �fia Trung Hi nh T�y Ban Nha v� Italia, ng�i ta tr�ng nhi"u loi c�y n�y, ch� y'u l�m d�u �n. �t ng�i bi't ��c l� c�y �-liu c,, ngu�n g�c ti Th� Nh< K v� qu�c gia n�y c,, sn l�ng �-liu Ưng h�ng th� t trTMn th' gi�i. Ngo�i c�y �-liu, ch�ng t�i cfln thy hai bTMn ��ng ng�i ta tr�ng nhi"u th�ng, t�ng, hi Ƶo, nguy�t qu', h�ng tho, oi h�ng. Th�t th>ch khi ��c th�ng th�c nh~ng ch�m nho mng n�c v� nh~ng qu sung ngt ng�o ��c b�y bn ven ��ng hay � nh~ng trm ding ch�n. Trong s� �,,, c,, m�t trm ding ch�n trTMn qu�c l� m� � ph>a tr�c l� t�ng c�a Aziz Nesin, nh� v�n ��c yTMu m'n nht � Th� Nh< K. Ng�i h�ng d...n bo r�ng ng�i Th� Nh< K ng�ng m� �ng v� tc t�ng �ng � rt nhi"u n�i. TRAVELLIVE

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K quan � Cappadocia h�i gian v...n tr�i, nhng nh~ng g cfln li v�i th�i gian th mi mi. �i"u n�y ho�n to�n ��ng v�i Cappadocia- m�t �fia �i"m du lfich n�i ti'ng n�m v" ph>a T�y Nam c�a th�nh ph� l�n Kayseri. Cappadocia l� m�t trong nh~ng v�ng �t c�, n�i t�c ng�i Hittites - t� tiTMn c�a ng�i Th� hi�n nay - � ting sinh s�ng g�n b�n ng�n n�m v" tr�c. Cappadocia rt l. L v nh~ng hnh th� n�i � m� Cappadocia s� h~u ��c sau nh~ng ��t n�i l^a phun tr�o qua h�ng tri�u n�m, c�ng v�i vi�c b�o mfln v� x�m thc c�a gi,,, c�ng n�ng, v�i ma, v� tuy't. L v d�ng nh c,, b�n tay c�a Th�ng �' s�p x'p cho nh~ng kh�i � v�i �� hnh th�, l�c bay b�ng l�c chTMnh vTMnh, m� ch�ng khi n�o r�i ng, m� ch�ng khi n�o chao nghiTMng. L v ��ng �i lTMn d�c xu�ng ��i, ch�p ch�ng n�i � v�i nhi"u thung l�ng c,, nh~ng ci tTMn nghe rt ��p, g�n li"n v�i sinh hot ��i th�ng nh Thung l�ng chim b� c�u (Pigeon Valley), Thung l�ng s�n b�n (Hunting Valley), hay Thung l�ng Hoa H�ng (Rose Valley). L v thy c,, rt nhi"u nh� c^a, khch sn, nh� h�ng ��c x�y trTMn v� trong lflng � n�i. V� ch�ng c,, g l khi Cappadocia ��c UNESCO c�ng nh�n l� Di sn thiTMn nhiTMn th' gi�i ti n�m 1985. T�i kh�ng c,, ��c cm gic trTMn c tuy�t v�i khi ng�m nhn Cappadocia ti trTMn kinh kh> c�u nh bn t�i m� t, nhng t�i v...n cfln v�n nguyTMn ci cm gic ng� ng�n c�a mnh v�o m�t bu�i sng khi nh mt tr�i via l,, dng sau dy n�i xa xa c�ng l� l�c trTMn b�u tr�i Cappadocia xanh kh�ng m�t g�n m�y hi�n di�n khong n�m m�i kinh kh> c�u v�i �� s�c m�u trTMn kh�ng. M�t cnh t�ng th�t ngon m�c! TRAVELLIVE

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Cappadocia l� m�t trong nh~ng v�ng �t c�, n�i t�c ng�i tiTMn c�a ng�i Th� hi�n nay - � ting sinh s�ng g�n b�n ng�n

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�ng ti Cappadocia, ch�ng t�i �i th�m Kaymakli Underground City, m�t trong nh~ng th�nh ph� ng�m c,, ti th�i xa xa. Th�nh ph� n�y ting c,, tm t�ng �fia �o, nhng hi�n ch� m� c^a �'n t�ng th� t, c,, �� s�u khong 27m, c,, phflng khch, nh� b'p, n�i l�m r�u, n�i gi~ gia s�c, c,, th" ch�a v�i ng�n ng�i c�ng m�t l�c... Ng�i h�ng d...n �fia ph�ng c�ng h't s�c ngc nhiTMn khi bi't r�ng � m�t qu�c gia bTMn b� Thi Bnh D�ng, cch Th� Nh< K g�n 11 gi� bay, c,, m�t �fia �o C� Chi d�i h�n 200km kiTMn c�ng trong hai cu�c chi'n via qua. T�u ch�ng t�i xu�i dflng Bospherous �ng yTMu, m�i t�u h�ng v" H�c Hi. BTMn phi th�n t�u l� ph�n �t thu�c ch�u �, cfln bTMn tri l� v�ng �t thu�c ch�u �u. C,, hai c�y c�u b�c ngang, n�i li"n hai ch�u l�c, c�ng nh~ng chuy'n ph� nh�n nhfip ng�y �TMm �a khch qua s�ng. Nhi"u ng�i Th� sng li xe sang b� bTMn kia l�m vi�c, chi"u quay xe v" bTMn n�y ngh� ng�i, m�i ng�y hai l�t �i v", l�c th Welcome to Asia, khi th Welcome to Europe, ngh< c�ng hay hay. Trong lflng m�t Ch�u �u n�ng ��ng, c,, m�t Th� Nh< K mang trTMn mnh nh~ng s�c m�u Ch�u � lung linh.

TH�NG TIN TH�M: Th�i ti't v� kh> h�u: � ��c gi l� "v�ng �t c�a b�n m�a", Th� Nh< K l� qu�c gia c,, nhi"u loi hnh kh> h�u khc nhau ti dng kh> h�u �n ��i ti v�ng H�c Hi, n�i chi'm 80% sn l�ng ht hnh nh�n �'n dng kh> h�u l�c �a ti v�ng trung t�m, v� dng kh> h�u �a Trung Hi ti v�ng ven bi"n �a Trung Hi v� v�ng bi"n Aegean. Th�i �i"m th>ch h�p nht �" �i du lch �'n �t n�c n�y ��c b�t ƫu ti thng 4 �'n thng 10 h�ng n�m. Ti"n t�: � Th� Nh< K s^ d�ng ��ng Lira (TRY) [1USD t�ng ƨng 1,5 TRY]. � cc th�nh ph� v� th trn l�n �"u c,, cc v�n phng thu ��i ngoi t� h�p php. Ng�n h�ng c�ng ��i ti"n, nhng th�ng rt ƴng ��c v� t� gi kh�ng cao. Euro v� ߴ la M� l� ��ng ti"n d` s^ d�ng nht, nhng Bng Anh, Franc Th�y S<, YTMn Nh�t, c�ng kh�ng kh,, ��i cho l�m. Visa v� MasterCard ��c chp nh�n r�ng ri, American Express th >t h�n, ATM c,, � kh�p n�i trong th�nh ph� v� t�p trung ti cc khu vc trung t�m. �m thc: � Th� Nh< K ��c coi l� quTM h�ng c�a m,,n kebab. Ti �t n�c n�y, bn c,, th" d` d�ng tm thy m,,n �n n�y � bt c� n�i Ʃu. Ng�i Th� Nh< K th�ng d�ng tht ciu �" ch' bi'n m,,n n�y, hoc thay th' tht ciu b�ng tht g�. Tht ��c �p rt nhi"u loi gia v ch� c,, � Th� Nh< K. �n k�m v�i kebab l� c� chua, h�nh. C,, hai dng kebab: dng n�ng xoay trn ��c gi l� Doner kebab, cn dng n�ng d�ng que xiTMn ��c gi l� Sis kebab. Ngo�i tht ciu, ng�i Th� cn s^ d�ng nhi"u c� t>m trong ch' bi'n th�c �n, ti m,,n x� lch c� t>m �'n c� t>m chiTMn s�t c� chua. Lu khi �i th�m nh� th� H�i gio: � Khi v�o th�m nh� th� H�i gio bn phi �" gi�y, d�p � ngo�i. M�t s� nh� th� H�i gio cung cp kh�n, o cho�ng cho khch khi v�o trong nh� th�. Th�ng tin tour: � Hi�n nay cc c�ng ty du lch chuyTMn t� ch�c tour �i n�c ngo�i �ang m� tour Th� Nh< K 9 ng�y 8 �TMm qua cc th�nh ph� ch>nh: Istanbul- CappadociaKonia- Pamukkale- Kusadasi. �" c,, thTMm th�ng tin, vui lng liTMn h�: * Vietravel � � 190 Pasteur, Qu�n 3, TP. HCM Tel: 08. 3822 8898 - ext. 316

Hittites - t� n�m v" tr�c.

* VP Turkish Airlines ti TP. HCM � � 194 Nguy`n Th Minh Khai, Qu�n 3 Tel: 08. 3933 0330.

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AMIDST ACTIVE EUROPE SITS A COUNTRY THAT FEATURES CHARACTERISTICS OF ASIA. THAT'S TURKEY! I CANNOT FORGET THE MOMENT WHEN TRAVELING IN THE SLIM BOUNDARY WHERE MY GEOGRAPHY TEACHER HAD TO USE A VERY TINY PEN POINT TO EXEMPLIFY US ON THE MAP. Text: Pham Tan Duc - Photo: Hoang My, Chi Linh, Ngoc Chau

The old istanbul citadel is the largest and densest city in turkey with a population of over twelve million people. TRAVELLIVE

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BEING A EURASIAN COUNTRY, TURKEY HAS PRINTED MANY FOOTSTEPS OF BUSINESSMEN ON THE LEGENDARY SILK PATH SUCH AS EMPEROR ALEXANDRE, EMPEROR JULIUS CAESAR AND ALSO ON THE PAGES OF AZIZ NESIN. ON THAT FINE DAY, ISTANBUL GREETED US AS THE FIRST VIETNAMESE VISITORS IN THE "HI TURKEY!" PROGRAM. WE ALL FELT JOYFUL WHEN PLANTING OUR FEET IN A COUNTRY THAT HAS A LONG-STANDING CULTURE AND HISTORY. THE OLD ISTANBUL CITADEL, WHICH WAS BUILT ON SEVEN HILLS, IS THE LARGEST AND DENSEST CITY IN TURKEY WITH A POPULATION OF OVER TWELVE MILLION PEOPLE. IT IS LOCATED ACROSS TWO CONTINENTAL SHORES.

NONRELIGIOUS ISLAM When talking about Turkey, it is indispensable to refer to a great person who was the founder of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, as well as the first Turkish President - Mr Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938). He made many modernization efforts, within them, Islamic law was clearly separated from the secular law of the nation and women's rights were elevated. This makes Turkey different from other Islamic nations. Although Islam is the dominant religion with 97% of population, this nation seems separate from other Islamic communities. Turkish people still read the Koran and the church bell is rung five times a day. Mecca is also their holy city. However, Turkish men are not allowed to have many wives and women are not allowed to take off their veil - this is only found in Turkey. Throughout the country, from big cities to remote areas, you can see Islamic mosques but with different numbers of towers. Most mosques have two towers up to the sky and can be seen from a far distance. Some mosques were designed with four towers because they have higher positions and statures. This is the reason why Turkish people are always proud of their Sultanahmet mosque. It has 6 towers that are similar to the towers in Mecca. The Sufi - a religious sect that was separated from primitive Islam - is well-known for its mysterious dance written by priests, also known as Whirling Dervishes. In a mixture of the real, mystic light, gentle but a little bit spine-chilling music and white costumes, Dervishes lead audiences to an occult religious world.

Refined patterns in Turkish temples

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IMPRESSIVE EPHESUS OLD CITADEL People sing the praise of Ephesus and the stream of people flocking to the city in the West of Turkey is proof of that. Ephesus - the old citadel built by Greek and managed by Roman people - played the second role, after the Rome citadel in the Renaissance of the Roman Monarchy. These days, Ephesus remains as collapsed bricks and ancient pillars - evidence of a resplendent history. However, Ephesus is also very impressive with three remaining relics: the library, the whorehouse and the restroom. Around Ephesus is where Saint Paul the Apostle, one of four disciples of Jesus visited in the 50s B.C and the Mother of God, Mary spent her last days in a house on the high mountain that has green olive trees on the way and the unending flows of people visiting the God's house. This is the first time, in the Mother of God's house, I have ever seen olive trees and fruit. This kind of tree is planted mainly for making oil around the Mediterranean in such places as Spain and Italy. Few people know that olive trees originated in Turkey and this country is the fourth world leader of olive output. In addition to olive trees, Turkish people also plant many other trees such as pines, fir-trees, laurels, rosemarie's and lavenders. It's wonderful to taste juicy grapes and sweet figs that are sold on the roadside or at stopping places. In addition, you can contemplate the statue of Aziz Nesin - the most

favorite writer in Turkey in front of a stopping place on the national road. Our tour guide said that Turkish people admire him and sculpt his statue everywhere throughout the country.

STONE WONDER - CAPPADOCIA Time passes by but remaining things are everlasting. This is definitely true with Cappadocia - an outstanding destination in the Southwest of Kayseri city. Cappadocia is an ancient territory where the Hittites - Turkish people's ancestors - settled 4000 years ago. Cappadocia is very extraordinary with its rocky mountain's shapes that had been created after million years of eruptive volcanoes and erosion from wind, sun, rain and snow. The God seemed to arrange rocks in multishapes that never rock back and forth. Valleys in rolling rocky mountains have nice names such as Pigeon Valley, Hunting Valley or Rose Valley. In addition, many houses, hotels and restaurants are situated within rocky mountains. It is not surprising that Cappadocia was recognized as a World Nature Heritage site in 1985 by UNESCO. I didn't have an overjoyed feeling when seeing Cappadocia from the balloon as my friend did, but I was amazed at a morning when the sun dawned behind the faraway mountain range and when in Cappadocia's clear sky appeared more than 50 colorful balloons. Spectacular!

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We also visited Kaymakli Underground city, one of the ancient underground cities. This city used to have 8 tunnels, but only 4 tunnels with the depth of 27m are opened for tourism. With a capacity of thousands of people, they have living rooms, kitchens, wineries and cattle-houses. The local guide was very surprised when knowing that in a country on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, 11 flying hours from Turkey, there are the tunnels of Cu Chi which used to be a stubborn resistance base during both wars of liberation. We boated down the Bospherous, towards the Black Sea. On the right of the ship is territory of Asia and the other side is Europe's. Two crossing bridges connect two continents and ferries animatedly carry passengers across the river. Many Turkish people travel to this side to work and back to the other side after a hard-working day. In the morning, Welcome to Asia and in the afternoon Welcome to Europe or vice versa. Amidst active Europe sits a country that features characteristics of Asia. FURTHER INFORMATION: Weather and climate: � Being called "4-season land", Turkey features different forms of climate from temperate climate at the Black Sea which covers 80% of the output of almonds. It has a continental climate at the Centre and a temperate Mediterranean climate in the coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. The best time to visit this country is from April to October yearly. Currency: � Turkish Lira (TRY) [USD$1 = 1,5 TRY) is the currency of Turkey. You can change currency at legal foreign exchange offices in towns and cities. Banks are also places to exchange currency but they are often crowded and offer low exchange rates. Euro and USD are the easiest to exchange, besides, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen can also be exchanged. ATMs are located in central areas throughout the city. Visa and MasterCard are widely used while American Express is less used. Food and drink � Turkey is the homeland of kebabs. You can taste this dish around the country. Turkish people often use lamb or chicken to make this food and serve it with tomato and onion. There are two types of kebab: Doner kebab and Sis kebab. In addition, Turkish people prefer using aubergines in their meals, from aubergine salad to fried aubergine and tomato sauce. Some notices when visititng mosques: � When visiting Turkish mosques, you have to take off your shoes before stepping in. Some mosques give their visitors shawls and overcoats. Tour information: � Tour companies offer tours to Turkey for 9 days/8 nights according to the following itineraries: Istanbul - Cappadocia - Konia - Pamukkale - Kusadasi. For further information, please contact: Vietravel � � 190 Pasteur, Dist. 3, HCMC Tel: 08. 3822 8898 - ext. 316 194 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Dist. 3 Tel: 08. 3933 0330

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NiTMn gim du lch �i�n t^ - mi`n ph>, nhi"u th�ng tin h~u >ch Free electronic tourism yearbook Ch� c�n truy c�p trang web www.vietnamtourism.gov.vn/niengiam du khch c,, th" download mi`n ph> ph�n m"m niTMn gim du lch Vi�t Nam v�i 3 ng�n ng~ Vi�t - Anh - Php. Ph�n m"m c,, cch trnh b�y d` hi"u, lu tr~ th�ng tin v� hnh nh c�a h�ng nghn khch sn, nh� h�ng, c�ng ty du lch v� cc �i"m du lch. By visiting the website www.vietnamtourism.gov.vn/niengiam, tourists can download the Vietnam electronic tourism yearbook in Vietnamese - English - French for free This software, which is designed to be user-friendly, stores information and images of thousands of hotels, restaurants, tourist agents and tourist sites.

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Ho� nhc {Hanoi International String Quarter} ti TT V�n h,,a Php L'Espace H� N�i, quyTMn g,,p ti"n cho trung t�m Ƶo to ti thi�n KOTO. The concert "Hanoi International String Quarter" at L'Espace Centre Culturel Francais de Hanoi to raise a subscription for KOTO charity training center.

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Bu�i ra mt r�u vang hi�u L'Abeille de Fieuzal ti H� N�i.

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The launching of L'Abeille de Fieuzal from Chateau Fieuzal, with the range of wine from Chateau Fieuzal in presence of the owner - Mr. Stenphen Carrier.

T�ng Gim ��c khch sn Movenpick H� N�i Patrick Manthe trao s�c �ng h� cho cu�c chy ti thi�n {Run for Childen 2010}. General Manager of Movenpick Hotel Hanoi Patrick Manthe hands over the sponsored items to the organizers of 11th Terry Fox Run - {Run for Children 2010}.

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H�n 120 nh�n viTMn khch sn Melia tham gia cu�c chy Terry Fox l�n th� 11, di`n ra ti H� Thi"n Quang - H� N�i. More than 120 staff of Melia Hanoi supported to 11th Terry Fox Run and donated money to help the children.

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Khu ngh� d�ng Furama ߵ Nng - C�ng ty C� ph�n Khu du lch B�c M� An ��c tng th�ng Hu�n ch�ng Lao ��ng hng III. Furama Danang resort - Bac My An Tourist Site JSC. is rewarded Labor Medal Class 3.

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L` th�p ��n C�y th�ng Ging sinh 2010 ti khch sn Hilton Hanoi Opera. C�y th�ng r�i n�c Vi�t Nam th" hi�n hnh nh Hilton Hanoi Opera l� n�i lu gi~ v� gi�i thi�u v�n h,,a �'n g�n h�n v�i c�ng ch�ng. Christmas lighting-up ceremony at Hilton Hanoi Opera hotel. Waterpuppet pine tree Vietnam expressing the image of Hilton Hanoi Opera holds and introduces culture to public.

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30/11/2010, Knight Frank ch>nh th�c khai tr�ng Trung t�m Bt ��ng sn m� hnh kinh doanh ƺng cp qu�c t' ƫu tiTMn ti Vi�t Nam. On November 30th, 2010, Knight Frank opens the first international real estate center in Vietnam.

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TL tranh {��ng B�o} c�a Phm Huy Th�ng, m�t trong nh~ng ha s< trOE t�i n�ng c�a Vi�t Nam. 28/11/201-02/1/2011 ti B�i Gallery. The painting exhibition "Compatriot" by Pham Huy Thong - a Vietnamese promising artist. Time: November 28 - January 2, 2011, at Bui Gallery. TRAVELLIVE

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T�n h�ng ging sinh Php - Trong tour Ging sinh, du khch tham quan Php: nh� th� ߯c B� Paris, qung tr�ng Concorde, du thuy"n trTMn s�ng Seine th� m�ng, bo t�ng Louvre, thp Eiffel, �i l� nh sng Champs Elys'e, l�u Ƶi Versailles, nh� th� Sacre Coeur. Th�m : thp nghiTMng Pisa, th�nh ph� Florence, c�y c�u tnh yTMu Ponte Veccio, qung tr�ng Michelangelo, c�ng viTMn Giardino Di Boboli, th�nh ph� Rome, �i�n Vatican, qung tr�ng thnh Peter, �i gio ��ng thnh Peter, �u tr�ng La m, �i�n Patheon, gi'ng phun Trevi, Ƶi phun n�c Piazza Di Spagna, th�nh c� La M,... Th�i gian: 9 ng�y 8 �TMm. Kh�i h�nh: 24/12/2010 Ph�ng ti�n: my bay Phflng: khch sn 3 - 4 sao Gi tour: 65.990.000VND/khch Vietravel � 190 Pasteur, P.6, Q.3, TP.HCM � Tel: 08. 3.8 22 8898 (Ext: 321)

Thanh bnh n�c @c �'n Melbourne tham quan �o Phillip, th�ng ngon cnh ��p v� tm hi"u cu�c s�ng t nhiTMn c�a chim cnh c�t v� hi �u. Tham quan th�nh ph� v�ng Ballarat, bo t�ng v�ng (Golden Museum), tm hi"u lfich s^ c�n s�t v�ng m�t th�i c�a th�nh ph� n�i ti'ng n�y v� s�ng li cu�c s�ng c�a ng�i d�n �fia ph�ng Melbourne � th' k� 18. �'n Canberra tham quan tfla nh� Qu�c h�i m�i, h� Burley Griffin, trung t�m Tri"n lm Regatta Point. �'n Sydney tham quan nh� ht Con Sfl, c�ng viTMn n�i xanh, khu du lfich n�i ba chfi em, th�ng ngon phong cnh h�ng v< c�a nh~ng cnh ring nhi�t ��i, v�n bch tho tuy�t ��p b�ng xe l^a v� cp ti thung l�ng Jamison... Th�i gian: 8 ng�y 7 �TMm. Kh�i h�nh: 25/12 Ph�ng ti�n: my bay Phflng: Khch sn 3-4 sao Gi tour: 50.000.000VND/khch Fiditour � 127-129-129A Nguy`n Hu�, Q.1, TP.HCM � Tel: 08.39141414

Myanmar - nh �o V�ng �'n Bago - th� ƴ c�a V�ng Qu�c H M�n Myanmar v�o th' k� 15, bn soe tham quan t�ng Ph�t n�m Shwethalyaung d�i 55 m, cao 114m; t�ng Ph�t ng�i Kyaikpun v�i 4 t�ng ph�t ng�i th�nh tr� hnh vu�ng. Ti'p t�c tham quan ch�a Shwedagon, ch�a Sule - ��c m v�ng v� c,, tu�i th khong 2.000 n�m. Ti trung t�m th�nh ph� Yangon, du khch th�m nh~ng ng�i nh� th�i thu�c �fia; China town hp d...n v�i trang ph�c v� cu�c s�ng truy"n th�ng v� hi�n c�a ng�i Myanmar; ch� Bogyoke v�i h�ng tr�m c^a h�ng th� c�ng m� ngh� v� shop n~ trang, d�p, vi... Th�i gian: 4 ng�y 3 �TMm. Kh�i h�nh: 31/12 Ph�ng ti�n: my bay Phflng: Khch sn 3 sao Gi: 11.550.000VND/khch Fiditour � 127-129-129A Nguy`n Hu�, Q.1, TP.HCM � Tel: 08. 39141414.

Deep journey in Northern and Central This itinerary is especially designed to meet travelers who love true local environment, sharing time with remote local people, explore those places that most of other travelers never been to. Tourists will spend 18 days in the north to discover the beauty of mountainous, fascinating places like Sa Pa, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Halong,... The 4 rest days you will enjoy Hoi An, Da Nang and My Son in the Central. Duration: 22 days Transportation: car, airplane, train Accommodation: 3 - 4 stars hotel, homestay Price: 1.400 USD/pax (group of 4) Asiana Travel Mate � 113C Bui Vien str, Dist.1, HCMC � Tel: 08.38386678 � Web: www.asianatravelmate.com TRAVELLIVE

Private trip to Mekong Delta

Indochina Heritage tour There are few regions in the world that can claim as a rich cultural and historic past as Indochina; the countries of Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia are home to some of the oldest temples in existence, the site of great humanitarian tragedy, and spectacularly beautiful. This tour allows you to visit all of them over a period of 14 days, taking in the most special and unique sights that each one has to offer: 4 days in Laos, 7 days in Vietnam and 3 days in Cambodia. Duration: 14 days Transportation: airplane Accommodation: 4 � 5 stars hotel Price: Contact to Exotissimo to have detail Exotissimo Travel � 80-82 Phan Xich Long, Phu Nhuan, HCMC � Tel: 08.3995 9898

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Th�m New Zealand v� Brunei dp N�m m�i Trong tour n�y du khch soe khm ph Auckland, g�m: Mount Eden, c�u cng Auckland, Tamaki waterfront drive - con ��ng th� m�ng quanh cng Waitamata, �i l� N~ Ho�ng (Queen Street). Vi'ng Parnell Village - ng�i l�ng n�i ti'ng v�i nh~ng villa b�ng g� ��c �o. �i Waitomo tham quan Hang ��ng Waitomo, thiTMn ��ng c�a nh~ng con �om �,,m; V" Brunei tham quan: thnh ��ng H�i gio Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, thnh ��ng H�i gio Omar Ali Saifuddien; �i thuy"n tham quan l�ng v�n ho lfich s^ Kampung Ayer - Water Viilage h�n 600 n�m... Th�i gian: 8 ng�y 7 �TMm. Kh�i h�nh: 29/12/2010 Ph�ng ti�n: my bay Phflng: Khch sn 3 - 4 sao. Gi: 2.345USD/khch Saigontourist � Th�ng x Tax 135 Nguy`n Hu�, Q.1, TP.HCM � Website: www.dulichhe.com

�,,n n�m m�i ti Th� Nh< K �'n v�i tour {Ch�o Th� Nh< K}, bn soe theo h�nh trnh Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale - Kusadasi - Istanbul �" khm ph nhi"u danh th�ng thu�c �t n�c c�a nh~ng tm thm d�t n�i ti'ng: Thung L�ng Nm, Bo t�ng ngo�i tr�i Goreme. Ti L�u ߵi B�ng tham quan nh~ng v't t>ch cfln s,,t li c�a th�nh ph� Th�n thnh Hierapolis, tham quan th�nh ph� c� �i Ephesus v�i cc c�ng trnh ki'n tr�c b�ng �, di t>ch V�ng cung thnh ��ng Thnh Gioan � Kusadasi. Tham quan Qung tr�ng �ua nga Hippodrome, Thnh ��ng Blue Mosque - �"n th� Xanh c�a th�i �' qu�c Oman. Th�i gian: 10 ng�y 9 �TMm. Kh�i h�nh: 30/12/2010 Ph�ng ti�n: my bay Phflng: Khch sn 4 sao Gi: 2.859 USD/khch Saigontourist � Qu�y B 21 - Th�ng x Tax, TP.HCM � Tel: 08. 3914 4881 / 0918 464 198 � Website: www.dulichhe.com

�,,n Ging sinh v� n�m m�i ti Singapore L` h�i {Ging Sinh mi"n nhi�t ��i} ��c t� ch�c h�ng n�m trong kh�ng kh> vui t�i v�i nhi"u hot ��ng hp d...n: di`u h�nh, hfla nhc, khiTMu v� ngo�i tr�i, m�n trnh di`n hoa Ʈng n t�ng dc theo ��ng Tanglin, Scotts �'n �i l� Orchard v� ti ��ng Bras Basah �'n vfinh Marina. Bn soe �'n th�m v�n thc v�t qu�c gia, v�n chim Jurong, t do mua s�m ti Diamond Industry, Habour Mart. �i t�u �i�n �'n �o Sentosa tham quan bo t�ng sp Singapore, th�ng th�c ch�ng trnh nhc n�c ho�nh trng {Songs of the Sea}. Th�i gian: 4 ng�y. Kh�i h�nh: 23, 24, 25, 28, 30/12/2010. Phflng: Khch sn 3 sao Gi: ti 7.990.000 VND/khch Vietravel � 190 Pasteur, P.6, Q.3, TP.HCM � Tel: 08. 3.8 22 8898 (Ext: 321) � Mng bn tour trc tuy'n: www.travel.com.vn

Taste of Vietnam It features a 12-day itinerary of Vietnam's most popular spots, with many special opportunities to discover and savor the surprisingly varied tastes of this fascinating land. You can not only try the delicious foods but also learn how to make them. Hue citadel is famous for royal foods. Hanoi is for Pho and Chaca (charcoal grilled fish). And there are many other local foods in Halong, Hoi An and Mekong delta. Duration: 12 days Transportation: train Price: 3.840 USD / pax (group of 2) Luxury Travel Company � 05 Nguyen Truong To, Hanoi � Tel: 04. 39274120 � www.luxurytravelvietnam.com

Traditional handicraft villages There are more than 200 famous, traditional handicraft villages in North of Vietnam. In this tour, tourists will have a chance to visit three famous traditional handicraft villages: Bat Trang Pottery village, Dong Ho painting village and Dong Ki wood carving village. Tourists can buy unique souvenirs and learn how the local people make these products. Beside that, tourist will relax in fresh atmosphere and enjoy peaceful landscape. Duration: 1 day Transportation: car Price: 65 USD/pax (group of 2) Hanoi Tourist � 18 Ly Thuong Kiet, Ha Noi � Tel: 04.38243011 � Web: www.hanoitourist-travel.com

Sapa beautiful waterfalls The northwest of Vietnam is a captivating blend of dramatic landscapes and colorful hill tribes. The breathtaking mountain scenery of Sapa is some of the best in Asia. Hiking and trekking opportunities are in abundance. You will find the beauty of nature in valleys, mountains, streams, waterfalls and warm greetings of the ethnic people. Duration: 4 days 5 nights Transportation: train Accommodation: 4 stars hotel Price: 260 USD/pax (group of 3) Asia Tour Advisor � 18 Nguyen Truong To, Hanoi � Tel: 04.39263858 � Website: http://sapaluxurytravel.com TRAVELLIVE

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Khch sn Ramana Saigon

Life Resort ߵ Nng m�n v�i s h�p tc gi~a Philippines Tourism, Hard Rock Caf�, Philippines Airlines, Traders Hotel Manila v� T.R.I.P.S Travel. V�i h,,a ƨn ti VN�500.000 ti Hard Rock Caf�, bn soe nh�n ��c thOE c�o �" chn 02 ng�i may m�n nh�n ��c chuy'n du lch 3 ng�y 2 �TMm ti khch sn cao cp Traders Hotel Manila, tham quan th�nh ph� c� k>nh Manila v� cc trung t�m mua s�m v�i s h� tr� c�a T.R.I.P.S Travel Manila. Hard Rock Caf� � T�ng h�m Kumho Asiana Plaza � 39 LTM Du�n, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM � Tel: 08. 291 9

Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa ti�c cocktail mi`n ph> v�o �TMm 24 & 31/12/2010, nh ch�p v�i �ng gi� Noel v� Qu� tng �c bi�t cho gia �nh. Ch�ng trnh c,, ph� thu �n t�i VND 900.000++/phng v�o �TMm gala 24 hoc 31/12/2010, n�ng cp Villa Suite VND 840.000++/�TMm t�y v�o �i"u ki�n phng (gi trTMn cha bao g�m 5% ph> ph�c v� & 10% thu', t�i thi"u 2 �TMm, c,, gi tr ti 20/12/2010 �'n 31/01/2011). Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa � ��ng LTM Lai, TP. ߵ Lt � Tel: 03. 3 888

The Nam Hai t�i 25/12 v� 1/1, gi� tri c�y t�i trong phng, mi`n ph> �i"m t�m. V�i USD70++/�TMm, ngo�i nh~ng quy"n l�i trTMn, bn soe ��c ngh� ti phng Executive Deluxe, nh�n ngay nh~ng u �i nh: �i"m t�m ti gi�ng, git �i mi`n ph> 2 ƨn v/ ng�y, �a �,,n s�n bay hoc �n u�ng mi`n ph> ti khu Coffee Stop. �i"u ki�n �" p d�ng: Th�i gian � t�i thi"u l� 3 ng�y v� 2 �TMm. Khch sn Ramana Saigon � 323 LTM V�n S�, Qu�n 3, TP.HCM � Tel: 08.3 83 9999

Saigontourist khuy'n mi �c bi�t tour B�c Kinh m�a ƴng Ch�ng trnh khuy'n mi �c bi�t B�c Kinh m�a ƴng (4 ng�y, gi 545 USD kh�i h�nh 16/12/2010, gi 565 USD kh�i h�nh 30/12/2010): bn soe ��c h�ng u �i �c bi�t, kh�ng phi qu cnh ti H� N�i nh tr�c, th�m th� ƴ B�c Kinh v�o th�i �i"m chu�n b �,,n Ging sinh v� c�ng ng�i d�n n�i Ʃy ch�o n�m m�i 2011 trong phong cnh tuy't r�i m�a ƴng v� c�ng lng mn. Saigontourist 45 LTM Thnh T�n, Q.1, TPHCM � Tel: 08. 3829 891 � Hotline: 091338382

American Airlines khuy'n mi �c bi�t Bay hng Nht/hng Th�ng Gia c�ng American Airlines, ��c tng chuy'n du ngon H Long mi`n ph> 02 ng�y c�ng du thuy"n Bhaya. Ch�ng trnh khuy'n mi �c bi�t cho cc khch mua v� my bay hng Nht/hng Th�ng Gia c�a American Airlines. �p d�ng cho cc v� xut ti nay �'n h't 31/3/2011. LiTMn h� v�i American Airlines ti Vi�t Nam �" bi't thTMm th�ng tin chi ti't: 08.39 330 330 (S�i Gn) or 04.39 330 330 (H� N�i).

La Residence Hotel & Spa khuy'n mi dp trn 5 tu�i V�i gi USD390++ cho 02 ng�i, bn soe c,, k ngh� lng mn � Hu' g�m: 02 �TMm ngh� phng Superior, �a �,,n s�n bay, �� u�ng v� tri c�y ch�o ming, �i"m t�m sng, m�t b~a t�i ki"u Vi�t ti nh� h�ng La Perfum, 01 gi� massage ti Le Spa, mi`n ph> d�ng internet, b" b�i th�y lc v� s�n tennis. Th�i hn p d�ng �'n 20/12/2010. La Residence Hotel & Spa � 5 LTM L�i, TP. Hu' � Tel: 0. 383

Khuy'n mi phng hp d...n �TMm Ging sinh Ch� v�i US$302 cho 02 �TMm 2425/12, bn soe t�n h�ng kh�ng kh> Ging sinh vui t�i, m p c�ng c gia �nh ti Life Resort ߵ Nng v�i �ng gi� Noel, c�y th�ng ��c trang ho�ng rc r�, d�n ��ng ca v�i nh~ng nhc ph�m Ging sinh bt h� v� nh~ng m,,n �n mang h�ng v rt riTMng c�a nh� h�ng Senses. Gi g�m phng loi Superior, ��c �a �,,n s�n bay mi`n ph>, mi`n ph> �n t�i buffet v�o �TMm 24/12. TrOE em trTMn 12 tu�i ch� phi tr USD110. Life Resort ߵ Nng � 64/28 Ph� Quang, Qu�n T�n Bnh, TP.HCM � Tel: 08.38 30

Khuy'n mi ti�c Ging sinh Ch� v�i VND 1.600.000++ /ng�i (k�m theo 1 ly Prosecco) v�o �TMm 2/12 �'n nh� h�ng Square One, bn soe th�ng th�c thc ƨn phong ph� v�i cc m,,n nh S �i�p, ho�nh thnh t�m h�m, ph� mai Burrata, x�t hi sn, th�n b Angus n�ng... Gi � g�m tr� hoc c� phTM. Khch sn Park Hyatt Saigon � 2 C�ng Tr�ng Lam S�n, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM � Tel: 08. 382 123

IVY Moda gim gi l�n th�i trang m�a ƴng �,,n nh~ng ng�y ƴng �ang t�i, IVY Moda tri �n khch h�ng v�i ch�ng trnh gim gi to�n b� cc sn ph�m m�a ƴng: o khoc d cao cp, o cho�ng, ƫm d hai l�p, m�ng t�, vest, jupe, kh�n... ti 10% �'n 50%. V�i th�ng �i�p "Season Sale Greeting", hng ti'n h�nh khuy'n mi s�m h�n mi n�m v�i mong mu�n khch h�ng soe c,, nh~ng b� trang ph�c ng nht �" ch�o �,,n m�a Ging Sinh v� n�m m�i �ang v". Xem chi ti't ti: www.ivy.com.vn.

C�ng gia �nh vui Ging sinh ti The Nam Hai Ti ng�y 21 - 28/12, g,,i 7 �TMm ti villa d�nh cho c gia �nh 4 ng�i (2 ng�i l�n v� 2 trOE em) gi US$ 890++/�TMm g�m b~a sng cho 4 ng�i v� dch v� �a �,,n s�n bay. V�i ti�c r�u t�i gi USD 150 ++/ng�i, thc ƨn ti�c r�u 5 m,,n, m�i m,,n c,, riTMng m�t loi r�u �i k�m. Khch ��c tham gia cc hot ��ng nh trang tr> c�y th�ng Ging sinh c�a The Nam Hi, �TMm chi'u phim d�nh cho gia �nh c,, bnh ngt, bnh Ging sinh theo ki"u truy"n th�ng c�a ߯c v� r�u Ging sinh v�i �ng gi� Tuy't g,,p vui. LiTMn h� �i�n thoi 0510 394 0000 hoc qua email afomre@thenamhai. com.

Khuy'n mi ngh� d�ng n�m 2011 �,,n n�m m�i 2011, Vedana Lagoon khuy'n mi l�n: {� 2 tr 1} v� {� 3 tr 2 c�ng thTMm 60 ph�t massage tr li�u to�n th�n}. Chi ti't ch�ng trnh c,, ti website: www.vedanalagoon. com. Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa � Khu 1 Ph�c L�c, th trn Ph� L�c, Tp. Hu' � Tel: 0. 3819 39

Bt ng� v�i Ging sinh c�ng Renaissance Ch� v�i USD110/�TMm cho 2 ng�i ti khch sn Renaissance Riverside Saigon, bn soe ��c u �i tr phng tr` �'n 3h chi"u, dch v� tr�ng trOE v� phng ch�i cho trOE em. �ng gi� Noel soe mang �'n cho cc bn nh� nh~ng ph�n qu� hp d...n. Khch sn Renaissance Riverside Saigon � 8-15 T�n ߯c Th�ng, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM � Tel: 08. 3822 0033

Tri nghi�m m�a Ging sinh ti ߵ Lt V�i gi VND 4.080.000/phng/ �TMm, bn v� gia �nh soe c,, m�t k ngh� tuy�t v�i ti Ana Mandara ߵ Lt g�m: 01 �TMm ngh� ti phng Villa Studio v� 01 gi�ng ph� cho 02 trOE em d�i 12 tu�i, �i"m t�m ti nh� h�ng, �,,n ti`n s�n bay, h� b�i n�c n,,ng, phng t�p th" d�c, 01 b~a �n t�i ti nh� h�ng, phi'u Spa hoc tour tr gi 1.600.000 VND,

Ging sinh trn v�n ti Ramana Ch� USD60++ /�TMm cho phng Deluxe, ti 22/12 -26/12 v� ti 29/122/1/2011, bn soe ��c th�ng th�c buffet Ging sinh v� Giao thia, mi`n ph> ti�c

Caf� v�i Hard Rock tr�ng du lch Philippines Trong ch�ng trnh r�t th�m may

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Ramana Saigon hotel

Life Resort Da Nang

The Nam Hai

Renaissance Riverside Saigon hotel 2, 2011, visiting Ramana hotel, you can enjoy Christmas and New Year's Eve buffet, free dinner on December 25 and January 1, a fresh fruit basket and free breakfast. For USD $70++/night, in addition to the above offers, you will have the opportunity to stay at Executive Deluxe room and receive special favors, including breakfast, laundry services, airport transfers or free food and drinks at the Coffee Stop. Prices apply to 3 day and 2 night stay at the hotel. Ramana Saigon hotel � 323 Le Van Sy, Dist. 3, HCMC � Tel: 08.3 83 9999

Special promotion for winter tour to Beijing On the occasion of Vietnam Airlines opening a direct itinerary from HCMC to Beijing (China), Saigontourist travel agent offers a special promotional program Beijing in winter ( days, USD $, departing on December 1, USD $ , departing on December 30, 2010). With a reasonable price, passengers can visit Beijing and enjoy Christmas and New Year with the local people in the romantic snow. Website: www.dulichthu-dong.com Saigontourist � Le Thanh Ton, Dist.1, HCMC � Tel: 08. 3829 891 � Hotline: 091338382

Coffee with Hard Rock, win a tour to the Philippines In the lucky draw with the cooperation between Philippines Tourism, Hard Rock Caf�, Philippines Airlines, Traders Hotel Manila and T.R.I.P.S Travel, everyine who spends over VND 00,000 at Hard Rock Caf�, will have the opportunity to win a tour of 3 day/2 night stay at high-class Traders Hotel Manila. You can tour Manila's ancient city and shopping centers in a half day with the support of T.R.I.P.S Travel Manila. Validity to December, 2010. Hard Rock Caf� � Basement, Kumho Asiana Plaza � 39 Le Duan, Dist. 1, HCMC � Tel: 08. 291 9

Christmas Surprise with Renaissance For only USD 110/night/2 people at Renaissance Riverside Saigon hotel, you can check out at 3pm the following day. In addition, the hotel offers babysitting services and amusement rooms for kids. Santa Claus will give children lovely gifts. Renaissance Riverside Saigon hotel � 8-1 Ton Duc Thang, Dist. 1, HCMC � Tel: 08. 3822 0033

La Residence Hotel & Spa offers promotion on its 5th birthday. For only USD390++/2 people, you can enjoy a romantic holiday in Hue, including 02 night stay at Superior room, airport transfers, welcome drinks and fruit, breakfast, Vietnamese traditional dinner at La Perfum restaurant, 01 hour massage at Le Spa. Free Internet access, hydraulic swimming pool and tennis court. Validity to December 20, 2010. La Residence Hotel & Spa � Le Loi, Hue � Tel: 0. 383

Nine West - Opulent festival with The Jewel Box Inspired from boxes with sparkling jewelries and bright gemstones creating the luxury and glamour that one cannot ignore. The Jewel Box collection by Nine West will be the first choice for this winter fall. Products are available at Nine West shops in Hanoi and HCMC. Hotline: 098 89 8889/ 090 20 28

Special promotion of American Airlines Flying first /business class with American Airlines, you will have the opportunity to enjoy free 2 days cruising in Halong Bay aboard the Bhaya Classic. This fabulous promotion is applicable for all First/Business class tickets issued by American Airlines in Vietnam until March 31, 2011. Call American Airlines in Vietnam for details: 08.39 330 330 (HCMC) or 0.39 330 330 (Hanoi).

Enjoy Christmas celebration at The Nam Hai From December 21 - December 28, a package for people (2 adults and 2 children) for nights in a villa is priced at US$890++, including breakfast and airport transfers. Charge for a night wine party is USD $150++/person. The wine party includes dishes. Each dish is served with a wine. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in Christmas tree decorations, Christmas movie playing for families with cake, traditional German Christmas cake and Christmas wine. Santa Claus will appear on December 2 and the evening of the 2th at The Nam Hai restaurant. To make a reservation, please call 010 39 0000 or email to afomre@ thenamhai.com.

Promotion for Christmas celebration On December 2, visiting Square One restaurant, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide selection of dishes, including arca, salad with mango, sauce with lemon vinegar, lobster, cheese Burrata, seafood, grilled beef Angus, Porcini mushroom, leek, potato, truffle mushroom, sauce with red wine, Monk fish stuffed with foie gras, salad with artichoke, spawn with cheese Mascarpone, fruit pudding and vanilla sauce. Free flowing tea or coffee. Park Hyatt Saigon hotel � 2 Lam Son squ., Dist. 1, HCMC � Tel: 08. 382 123

Enjoy Christmas in Da Lat Fir VND ,080,000/room/ night, you and your family can experience a memorable holiday at Ana Mandara Dalat, including 01 night stay at Villa Studio room (containing 01 extra bed for 2 children under 12), breakfast, airport pickup, warm swimming pool, gym, 01 dinner, a voucher for the Spa or a tour with the total value of VND 1,00,000, free cocktail on December 2 & 31, 2010, photos with Santa Claus and special gifts for your family. Price for dinner on December 2 & 31 gala is VND 900,000++/ room, upgrade to Villa Suite VND 840,000++/night (not including 5% service fee & 10% tax, at least 2 night stay, validity from December 20 to January 31, 2011). Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa � Le Lai, Da Lat � Tel: 03. 3 888

Hot promotion on Christmas eve. For only USD $302 for a two night stay on December 2, 2, you can enjoy a cozy Christmas with your family at Life Resort Da Nang with Santa Claus, a bright Christmas tree, a choir with eternal Christmas songs and special food at Senses restaurant. The price includes a Superior room, airport pickup, and buffet dinner on December 2. Children over 12 years old pay only USD $110. On December 2, you can stay at Superior room for USD $190/ night, USD $80 for kids over 12. A room upgrade is priced at USD$2/night. Life Resort Da Nang � /28 Pho Quang, Tan Binh, HCM � Tel: 08.38 30

Hospitability promotion 2011 On New Year 2011, Vedana Lagoon offers its guests a special promotional program: {stay 2 nights pay for 1}, {stay 3 nights pay for 2} & get one 60 minute body treatment per person. For further information, please visit the website: www.vedanalagoon.com. Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa � Zone 1 Phuc Loc, Phu Loc, Hue � Tel: 0. 3819 39

Happy Christmas at Ramana For only USD$60++/night for a Deluxe room, from December 22 - 26 and December 29 - January

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TIN KH�CH S�N

Khch sn Nikko Hanoi

Khch sn Sheraton Saigon

Khch sn Sunway

H� N�i

Khch sn Caravelle Khch sn Majestic Gi VND1.126.000/khch(bao g�m r�u vang s�i, r�u vang, bia t�i v� n�c ngt)

Mi"n B�c Khch sn Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi � 15 Ng� Quy"n, H� N�i � Tel: 0. 382 919

Khch sn Hanoi Daewoo � 360 Kim M, H� N�i � Tel: 0. 3831 000

Ti�c Ging sinh v� N�m m�i bTMn b" b�i BTMn b" b�i d�i 150m n�i ti'ng c�a Daewoo, v�o t�i Ging sinh v� Giao thia 2010-2011 soe c,, ti�c buffet �c s�c v�i ban nhc s�ng, tr ch�i v� h�i kch cho trOE em. �t 15 ch� ��c tng 1 ch�. Gi: USD 70++/ng�i l�n; 35++/ trOE em.

Gan ng�ng b�o v� thc ƨn cho m�a l` h�i Thng n�y ti nh� h�ng Le Beaulieu, bTMn cnh nh~ng menu d�nh riTMng cho Noel v� N�m m�i 2011, B'p tr�ng Denis Groison m�i thc khch s�nh �n th�ng th�c nh~ng �c sn ch' bi'n ti gan ng�ng b�o ƫu tiTMn trong m�a, nh�p th�ng ti hng Perigord - ni"m t h�o c�a n�c Php.

sinh v�i nh,,m m�a Flamenco v� Cocoband, thc ƨn ��c chn lc ti nh~ng m,,n �n cao cp nh: S�p b�o ng, s�p S �i�p, Jambon n�ng m�t, t�m c�ng n�ng, th� nu r�u cht, S �i�p ��t l ph� mai... �TMm 31/12/2010, buffet {Hello New Year} sang trng v� n t�ng. Gi v�: 50USD/ng�i l�n, 30USD/trOE em

Khch sn Sheraton Saigon � 88 ��ng Kh�i, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM � Tel: 08.3822 8888.

Ging sinh ti Saigon Cafe

Khch sn Caravelle � 19 C�ng Tr�ng Lam S�n, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM. � Tel: 08.3823 999

Khch sn Sunway H� N�i � 19 Phm �nh H�, Hai B� Trng, H� N�i � Tel: 0.391 3888

�,,n n�m m�i ti Bar S�i Gn S�i Gn �'n Bar S�i Gn S�i Gn v�o t�i giao thia 31/12 bn soe tham gia v�o ti�c nhy �'m ng�c th�i gian ming n�m m�i v�i ph�n trnh di`n c�a ban nhc Cuba - Luna Negra. S� l�ng gh' gi�i hn. Gi v�: VND 800.000 ++/ khch.

�,,n Ging sinh ti nh� h�ng Saigon Cafe v� th�ng th�c b~a ti�c buffet v�i cc m,,n �n truy"n th�ng hp d...n; ng�n nga nh~ng giai �i�u Ging sinh c�ng d�n ��ng ca v�i s xut hi�n bt ng� c�a �ng gi� Noel mang nh~ng m,,n qu� xinh x�n �'n cc bn nh�. Gi buffet t�i 23/12: VND 1.100.000/ng�i l�n; VND 550.000/trOE em ti 5-12 tu�i. Bufett t�i 24/12: VND 1.780.000/ ng�i l�n; VND 890.000/trOE em ti -12 tu�i.

Khch sn Melia Hanoi � 44B L Th�ng Ki�t, H� N�i � Tel: 0. 393 333

Ti�c Ging sinh m c�ng Nh� h�ng Allante soe �em �'n cho gia �nh bn cc m,,n �n ��m cht Ging sinh v�i g� t�y, bnh ging sinh, beefsteak �c bi�t, chocolate fondue... c�ng ban nhc s�ng, cc tr ch�i cho trOE em.

El Patio tng bing ti�c Nh� h�ng El Patio t� ch�c ti�c v�i nhc s�ng, thc khch ��c u�ng th�a th>ch mi`n ph> bia, r�u vang v� n�c ngt. Buffet t�i �TMm tr�c Ging Sinh 24/12/2010, 6pm -10:30pm, c,, qu� tng Ging sinh, gi VND 936.000++/ng�i l�n v� VND 585.000++/trOE em. Buffet t�i Ging Sinh 25/12/2010, 6pm -10:30pm, gi VND 819.000++/ng�i l�n v� VND 507.000++/trOE em. Buffet �TMm Giao thia 31/12/2010, 6pm -10:30pm, gi VND 1.015.000++/ng�i l�n v� VND 585.000++/trOE em. B~a t�i ƫu n�m 01/01/2011, pm -10:30pm, gi VND 819.000++/ng�i l�n v� VND 507.000++/trOE em.

Khch sn Intercontinental Asiana Saigon � Ng t LTM Du�n- Hai B� Trng, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM � Tel: 08 320 9099

Khch sn Majestic � 01 ��ng Kh�i, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM � Tel: 08. 3829 1

Mi"n Trung Novotel Nha Trang � 50 Tr�n Ph�, Nha Trang � Tel : 08. 2 900

Thc ƨn �c bi�t ch�o �,,n Ging sinh Ha c�ng nh~ng giai �i�u du d�ng, lng mn c�a nhc c�ng piano v� guitar ti nh� h�ng Serenade, hy th�ng th�c b~a ti�c Ging sinh th�t th� v c�ng gia �nh v� bn b� v�i thc ƨn �c bi�t bao g�m 1 m,,n khai v, 1 m,,n s�p, 1 m,,n ch>nh v� m,,n trng mi�ng. Gi: VND 745.000/ng�i l�n; VND 373.000/trOE em (chi"u cao d�i 1,m)

�TMm giao thia ho�nh trng Nh� h�ng Yu Chu soe l� n�i ho�n ho cho ti�c �TMm giao thia c�a bn. Ch�ng trnh b�t ƫu b�ng b~a t�i t chn v�i cc m,,n ngon qu�c t', qu�y ph�c v� ti ch� cc m,,n �n Qung ߴng v� B�c Kinh. Ti�c �,,n ming n�m m�i s�i ��ng ti bar Purple Jade v�i nhc s�ng s�i ��ng. Gi VND 2.011.000++/ng�i l�n (bao g�m ti�c t�i v� ti�c n�m m�i ti Purple Jade �'n 1h00 sng); VND 900.000 VND ++/ trOE em ti 6 - 12 tu�i.

GALA Dinner �TMm Ging sinh v� Giao thia Nh� h�ng The Square t� ch�c ch�ng trnh buffet �c bi�t v�o t�i 24/12 v�i gi�n nhc thi'u nhi, �ng gi� Noel tng qu�, thc ƨn Ging sinh qu�c t' g�m: gan ng�ng Terrine, ��i heo mu�i Serrano Bodega, c�ng cua Alaska King, g� t�y quay, s�n ciu, BBQ hi sn... v� nhi"u m,,n trng mi�ng hp d...n. Gi: USD 50++/ng�i l�n.

Khch sn Nikko Hanoi � 84 Tr�n Nh�n T�ng, Q. Hai B� Trng, H� N�i � Tel: 0. 3822 33

Khch sn Park Royal Saigon � 309B - 311 Nguy`n V�n Tr�i, Qu�n T�n Bnh, TP.HCM. � Tel: 08. 382 1111

Khch sn New World Saigon � 76 LTM Lai, Qu�n 1, TP.HCM � Tel: 08. 3829 000.

Osechi Box Takeaway Osechi, h�p qu� cu�i n�m truy"n th�ng c�a Nh�t Bn, soe ��c chuy"n pht mi`n ph> trong vng 5km quanh khch sn Nikko trong bu�i chi"u 31/12/2010. N'u bn nh�n Osechi v� tr li h�p, soe ��c nh�n voucher tr gi 500.000 VND cho b~a �n ti nh� h�ng Benkay. Gi: VND 2.990.000/h�p d�nh cho 2-3 ng�i �n. Hn cu�i nh�n �t h�ng: 15/12/2010.

Mi"n Nam Grand Hotel Saigon � 08 ��ng Kh�i, Qu�n1, TPHCM � Tel: 08. 382 1

�,,n ch�o n�m m�i �TMm 31/12 �'n nh� h�ng Garden Brasserie v� khu�n viTMn h� b�i khch sn Park Royal Saigon, bn soe ha mnh v�o bu�i ti�c n�m m�i ƫy s�i ��ng v�i cc th�nh viTMn ban nhc qu�c t' v� v� �o�n Hoa Mai, th�ng th�c ti�c buffet v�i v� s� m,,n ngon v� tham gia r�t th�m tr�ng th�ng nh~ng m,,n qu� v� cc ti't m�c gii tr> khc... ti 8h00 t�i �'n 12h30 sng. Gi: VND 1.100.000/ng�i l�n

Thc ƨn m,,n Hoa �TMm Ging sinh V�o �TMm 24/12 ti Dynasty, b'p tr�ng Ho Wing Sang v� ��i ng� c�a �ng soe mang �'n cho nh~ng ai yTMu th>ch m,,n Hoa thc ƨn chn m,,n Ging sinh phong ph� g�m cc m,,n ho hng nht nh Vi C h�m, B�o Ng ti"m hoc C B,,ng M� hp... Gi� ph�c v� ti 18h00- 22h00

S�i Gn Ging sinh Gala v� Hello New Year Gala Nh� h�ng Chez-nous c,, d ti�c gii tr> �c bi�t, mi`n ph> n�c u�ng su�t ti�c g�m r�u vang Ʒ, bia Nga, n�c ngt, n�c su�i. Ti�c Ging

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Sheraton Saigon Hotel

New World Saigon hotel

Park Royal Saigon hotel Visiting Saigon Saigon Bar on New Year's Eve on December 31, you can join the countdown dance party with live entertainment featuring Cuban band Luna Negra. No seating guaranteed. Cover charge: VND 800,000 ++ per person.

Nikko Hanoi hotel mornay sauce, stewed rabbit in wine and fresh dragon eyes oyster... On December 31, 2010, an eventful & monumental night in {Hello New Year Gala} with best food of the world. Price: US$0/adult, US$30/child

The North Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel � 1 Ngo Quyen, Ha Noi � Tel: 0. 382 919

Nikko Hanoi hotel � 8 Tran Nhan Tong, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi � Tel: 0. 3822 33

Osechi Box Takeaway Osechi, a traditional Japanese gift box, will be delivered free of charge within a km radius of the Nikko hotel on December 31, 2010. If you get Osechi and return its box, you will get a voucher of VND 00,000 for a meal at Benkay restaurant. Price: VND 2.990.000/box/for 2 or 3 people. Validity to December 1, 2010.

Greasy foie gras and main course for the festival season This month at Le Beaulieu restaurant, in addition to menus for Christmas and New Year 2011, Chef Denis Groison offers gourmets specialties of greasy foie gras imported from the Perigord company - the pride of France.

Intercontinental Asiana Saigon Hotel � Le Duan- Hai Ba Trung, Dist. 1, HCMC � Tel: 08 320 9099

Majestic hotel � 1 Dong Khoi, Dist. 1, HCMC. � Tel: 08.3 829 1

Imposing New Year Eve There is no better way to celebrate New Year's Eve than at Yu Chu, by starting your night with an extravagant international buffet display that features a touch of Cantonese and Peking cuisine. Complete your experience with a fabulous countdown party at Purple Jade and taste a selection of worldglass cocktails and lively music. Price: VND2.011.000++ per adult (including New Year's Eve count down at stylish Purple Jade bar until 1am); VND 900,000 ++ per child ( - 12).

Special Set Dinner for X'mas at Serenade The set dinner is inclusive of one appetizer, one soup, one main course, one dessert. Those folks craving for the old time ambience can head to Serenade restaurant with its repertoire of classic and live piano & guitar tunes. Price: VND .000/ Adult; VND373.000/Child (below 1. meter height).

Sunway Hanoi Hotel � 19 Pham Dinh Ho, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi � Tel: 0.391 3888

Hanoi Daewoo Hotel � 30 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi � Tel: 0. 3831 000

Christmas and New Year parties by the swimming pool By a 10-meter swimming pool at the Daewoo Hotel, at Christmas or New Year's Eve 2010 - 2011, there will be special buffets with live music, games and comedies for kids. You can experience a memorable night with your family. Each 1 seat reservation will get one free. Price: USD 70++/adult; USD 35++/child.

Cozy Christmas party At Christmas, Allante restaurant provides its diners special dishes with turkey, Christmas cake, beefsteak, chocolate fondue... live music and games for kids. Buffet lunch From Monday to Friday weekly, buffet lunch with over 0 delicious dishes, menus are changed every day. Price:VND199.000++/person.

Sheraton Saigon hotel � 88 Dong Khoi, Dist. 1, HCMC. � Tel: 08.3 8228888.

Christmas at Saigon Caf� Join us for the perfect Christmas celebrations at Saigon Cafe featuring a magnificent buffet of traditional festive fare. There will be festive decorations, carol singers and a special appearance by Santa with gifts for the children. Dec 23: VND 1,100,000++ per person; VND 550,000++ per child (-12 years) Dec 24: VND 1,785,000++ per person; VND 890,000++ per child (-12 years)

New World Saigon hotel � Le Lai, Dist. 1, HCMC. � Tel: 08.3 829 000.

The centre Novotel Nha Trang � 0 Tran Phu, Nha Trang � Tel: 08. 2 900

Melia Hanoi Hotel � B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi � Tel: 0. 393 333

Enjoy Chinese cuisine on Christmas On Christmas Eve, December 2 at Dynasty, Chef Ho Wing Sang and his team await all lovers of Chinese cuisine for a special Christmas set menu with favorite dishes such as braised shark's fin, braised sliced abalone or poached sea grouper. Open: from am to 10 p.m. Price: VND1,12,000/ person (including champagne, house wine, draft beer and soft drinks).

Jubilant year-end parties in El Patio El Patio restaurant offers parties with live music, free beer, wine and soft drink. Christmas eve buffet dinner is on offer on December 2, 2010, from pm -10:30pm with Christmas gifts, priced VND 936.000++/adult and VND 585.000++/child. Christmas day buffet dinner is on December 2, 2010, from pm -10:30pm, priced VND 819.000++/adult and VND 507.000++/child. New Year's Eve buffet is on December 31, 2010, from pm -10:30pm. Price: VND 1.015.000++/adult and VND 585.000++/child. New Year day dinner is on January 1, 2011, from pm -10:30pm. Price: VND 819.000++/adult and VND 507.000++/child.

X'Mas & New Year Eve gala dinner The Square offers its magnificent buffet dinner on December 2 with a children's choir, gifts from Santa Claus, flavors of international Christmas favorites such as foie gras Terrine, whole ham Serrano Bodega, Alaska King crab leg, Christmas turkey, roasted lamb leg, BBQ seafood and fancy Christmas sweets... Price: USD 50++/adult.

Park Royal Saigon hotel � 309B - 311 Nguyen Van Troi, Tan Binh, HCM. � Tel: 08. 382 1111

Grand Hotel Saigon � 08 Dong Khoi, Dist.1, HCMC � Tel: 08. 382 1

Festival season celebration On December 31 night, dropping by the Garden Brasserie restaurant and the poolside terrace, you can enjoy lively New Year celebration with the performance of an international music band and Hoa Mai dance group, special buffet, lucky draw and many entertaining programs. Open: from 8pm to 00:30 am. Price: VND 1.100.000/adult (including a free cocktail); child aged 5 - 12 years: 50% discount.

The South Caravelle hotel � 19 Lam Son square, Dist. 1, HCMC. � Tel: 08.3 823 999

Saigon X'mas & Hello New Year Gala Chez-Nous Restaurant offers special entertainment programs with free flow of house wine, Russian beer, softdrinks & water. A Christmas party on December 2 is on offer with live Flamenco Coco band & dance groups and a menu with special dishes such as gravlax, alabone, baked scallop &

New Year's Eve Countdown at Saigon Saigon Bar

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Qu� VinaCapital Foundation trao ti thi�n M� ��ng bay trc ti'p H� N�i - Vc-xa-va Hng h�ng kh�ng Ba Lan LOT m� ��ng bay trc ti'p H� N�i - Vc-xa-va. V�o h�i 15h ng�y 14/11via qua, chuy'n bay ƫu tiTMn ti Vc-sa-va � h cnh ti S�n bay Qu�c t' N�i B�i - H� N�i. Nh~ng v khch qu ƫu tiTMn n�i li"n th� ƴ hai n�c c,, �ng Nguy`n Ho�ng - �i s� �c m�nh To�n quy"n Vi�t Nam ti Ba Lan, lnh �o h�ng kh�ng LOT c�ng nh~ng ngh� s� nhc Jazz h�ng ƫu ti Ba Lan t�i Vi�t Nam bi"u di`n nh�n ng�y l` ��c l�p l�n th� 92 c�a Ba Lan v� 200 n�m ng�y sinh c�a nhc s� thiTMn t�i Ba Lan F. Chopin. Chuy'n bay ƫu tiTMn ti H� N�i t�i Vc-sa-va c�ng � ct cnh v�o h�i 0h10' rng sng 15/11/2010. Chuy'n bay H� N�i - Vc-xa-va c,, t�n sut 3 chuy'n 1 tu�n, v�o cc ng�y th� Hai, T, Su. Chuy'n bay ti Vc-xa-va - H� N�i v�o cc ng�y th� Hai, T, By. Hng s^ d�ng loi my bay Boeing 767-300, s�c ch�a 225 hng ph� th�ng v� 18 ch� hng th�ng gia. M� ��ng bay H�ng K�ng - ߵ Nng Sau khi hai khu ngh� d�ng v� hai c�u lc b� golf Ưng ƫu � khu vc mi"n Trung Vi�t Nam liTMn hi�p li �" hnh th�nh h�i Vietnam Golf Coast (www.vietnamgolfcoast. com), hng h�ng kh�ng qu�c gia Vietnam Airlines � m� ��ng bay n�i li"n H�ng K�ng v�i �i"m �'n n�y. M�i tu�n v�o cc ng�y th� 3 v� th� 6 Vi�t Nam Airlines (VNA) soe c,, cc chuy'n bay ti H�ng K�ng �'n ߵ Nng - du khch soe c,, c� h�i chiTMm ng�ng vOE ��p c�a nh~ng bi bi"n hoang s�, cc khu ngh� d�ng ƺng cp qu�c t' v� nh~ng s�n golf danh ti'ng. Th�i gian bay khong ching 1 ti'ng 40 ph�t. Park Hyatt nh�n l� xe m�i ti Mercedes Benz V�o cu�i thng qua, Mercedes Benz � t� ch�c l` b�n giao l� xe S-Class th' h� m�i cho khch sn Park Hyatt. �,, l� dng xe S300L, ��c s� h~u h�ng lot trang b th�ng cp trTMn ph�n kh�c xe saloon sang trng: h� th�ng an to�n phng ngia Pre-Safe, h�

Festival c� phTM Vi�t Nam l�n th� 3 th�ng treo kh> n�n th�ng minh Airmatic, h� �i"u khi'n trung t�m Comand v�i m�n hnh Splitview gi�p theo d,i gh' sau v�i hai m�n hnh LCD, �m th�nh vm h�ng hi�u Harman Kardon Logic 7, h�p s� 7 cp t ��ng 7G-Tronic, 8 t�i kh> bo v� to�n di�n. S-Class hi�n nay c,, hai phiTMn bn l� S300L gi 3,987 t� ��ng v� S500L gi 4,856 T� ��ng. Trong s ki'n n�y, l�n ƫu tiTMn Mercedes gi�i thi�u {B� lch phong cch Mercedes 2011} th" hi�n ng�i v d...n ƫu kh�ng ch� trong l<nh vc c�ng ngh� m� cn � s k't h�p v�i phong cch v� th�i trang. Cc khch sn h�ng ƫu Vi�t Nam tng bing chu�n b l` Ging sinh Ti th�nh ph� H� Ch> Minh, khch sn Caravelle �ang lTMn k' hoch t� ch�c ch�ng trnh l` h�i l�n nht trong lch s^ 51 n�m hnh th�nh v� pht tri"n c�a mnh. Khu ngh� d�ng ven bi"n ��p nht Vi�t Nam, Sheraton Nha Trang, �ang �nh du bu�i l` Noel ƫu tiTMn b�ng m�t ch�ng trnh l` h�i ho�nh trng tr gi 10.000 USD. Trong khi �,,, ti H� N�i, khch sn Metropole H� N�i soe ghi du m�a Ging sinh n�m nay theo phong cch c�a C�ng ��ng Php ng~ v�i nh~ng nh ��n rc r� v� c�y th�ng Noel cao nht th� ƴ c�ng nhi"u hot ��ng hp d...n khc. Soe c,, {phin c� phTM kh�ng l�} ti Festival c� phTM Vi�t Nam l�n th� 3 Trong cu�c hp bo m�i Ʃy, Ban t� ch�c Festival c� phTM Vi�t Nam l�n th� 3 cho bi't chi'c phin c� phTM kh�ng l� soe xut hi�n �" du khch chiTMm ng�ng v� th�ng th�c h�ng v c� phTM �� cho khong 300 ng�i th�ng th�c trong m�t l�n pha. V�i ��ng k>nh 2m v� cao �'n m, phin c� phTM n,,i trTMn soe ��c thi't l�p k� l�c ti Festival c� phTM Vi�t Nam l�n th� 3 v�i ch� �" {cch c� phTM n,,i}. �i di�n BTC cho hay soe c,, nhi"u hot ��ng nh�m ti hi�n li nh~ng kh�ng gian lch s^, v�n h,,a c� phTM: Ethiopia, n�i b�t ƫu pht hi�n ra ht c� phTM - c,, nh~ng v� �i�u hoang d; � r�p, Php, , H� Lan, Anh - nh~ng n�i m� c�

M� ��ng bay trc ti'p H� N�i - Vc-xa-va phTM tr� th�nh phong cch thc s, via h�o nhong via s�i ��ng. C� phTM theo ch�n ng�i ch�u �u �i kh�p th' gi�i. ߴng Nam � m� �i"m nhn l� Vi�t Nam - n�i ng�i Php � �em qua c�y c� phTM tr�ng th�nh ring trTMn �t cao nguyTMn. Festival c� phTM Vi�t Nam l�n th� 3 soe di`n ra ti Bu�n Ma Thu�t ti ng�y 10 - 13/3/2011. LiTMn minh khch sn ߵ Nng v� Qung Nam �ng h� B�nh vi�n chuyTMn khoa Sn-Nhi m�i ti ߵ Nng Khu ngh� d�ng Furama ߵ Nng � th�nh l�p liTMn minh khch sn Qung Nam - ߵ Nng v� tuyTMn b� ch>nh th�c t�i tr� phng s� 5, khoa ch�m s,,c �c bi�t c�a b�nh vi�n chuyTMn khoa Sn-Nhi m�i v�i t�ng m�c t�i tr� lTMn t�i 13,578 ƴla M�, nh�m h�ng �ng sng ki'n {Chung tay �ng h� cho t�ng lai} d�nh cho trOE em ngh�o do liTMn minh kh�i x�ng. Ghi nh�n s �,,ng g,,p to l�n c�a LiTMn minh cc khch sn ߵ Nng v� Qung Nam, ch>nh quy"n th�nh ph� v� S� Y t' th�nh ph� ߵ Nng � trao tng ch�ng nh�n danh d cho tt c cc th�nh viTMn c�a liTMn minh v�o ng�y 28/10 via qua. Qu� VinaCapital Foundation trao ti thi�n Qu� VinaCapital Foundation � trao tm s�c ghi s� ti"n 50.000USD cho t� ch�c Nhp ��p tri tim Vi�t Nam - Heartbeat Vietnam trong ch�ng trnh ha nhc ti thi�n {Ti tri tim �'n tri tim} ti khch sn Sofitel Legend Metropole H� N�i v�o gi~a thng qua. Bu�i bi"u di`n do B� Katherine Yip-Geicke t�i tr� c�ng v�i t� ch�c Cc nh� Lnh �o trOE, c nh�n B� Yip-Geicke t�i tr� 50.000USD. Nhi�m v� c�a t� ch�c n�y l� gim ngh�o v� gi�p �� ng�i ngh�o ti Vi�t Nam th�ng qua ch�ng trnh y t' v� gio d�c trTMn kh�p Vi�t Nam. L` h�i �m nhc Ngo�i tr�i LORETOFEST 2010 V�o gi~a thng qua, l` h�i �m nhc LORETOFEST 2010 � di`n ra ti khu�n viTMn tr�ng �i hc RMIT. ߩy l� l�n th� t ch�ng trnh n�y ��c t� ch�c, l� c� h�i

Life Heritage ResortK bay t�i VN H�ng kh�ng Hoa H�i An cho cc c nh�n v� t� ch�c chung tay gi�p �� trOE em c,, ho�n cnh kh,, kh�n th�ng qua cc ch�ng trnh gio d�c v� Ƶo to, dy ngh" ti thi�n. H�ng n�m, l` h�i �m nhc n�y quyTMn g,,p ��c khong 50.000 USD th�ng qua t�i tr� trc ti'p v� gin ti'p. Ti l` h�i, cc em nh� c,, th" tham gia cc tr ch�i nh Mini Golf, voe mt, leo n�i X - Rock, xem di`n xi'c, n�m b,,ng, c�i nga v� rt nhi"u hot ��ng th� v khc. ߵ Nng Golf Club c,, hun luy�n viTMn tr�ng m�i �ng Phil Wright via tr� th�nh hun luy�n viTMn tr�ng ti ߵ Nng Golf Club. Hun luy�n viTMn ng�i @c n�y ting l� caddie c�a nh� v� �ch gii Golf n�c Anh n�m 1991 Ian Baker-Finch, sau �,, l�m gim ��c �i"u h�nh Cheltenham Golf Club c�a @c trong 11 n�m. Montgomerie Links hai l�n Ưng ƫu danh sch x'p hng cc s�n golf Vi�t Nam Montgomerie Links via ��c c�ng nh�n l� S�n golf t�t nht Vi�t Nam do ��c gi tp ch> Asian Golf Monthly kh�p Ch�u � bnh chn. Thng 12 n�m ngoi, c�u lc b� n�y c�ng � ��c cc chuyTMn gia v� cc tay golf bnh chn trTMn tp ch> Vietnam Golf l� S�n golf m�i t�t nht Vi�t Nam. Ngo�i ra, l� golf th� 12 c�a Montgomerie Links ��c c�ng nh�n l� par 5 t�t nht Vi�t Nam. Life Heritage Resort H�i An lt v�o top 10 khu ngh� d�ng h�ng ƫu Ch�u � N�m nay Life Resort H�i An lt v�o top ten trong bng x'p hng cc khu ngh� d�ng ƺng cp nht Ch�u � do ��c gi Conde Nast Traveler bnh chn. Bng x'p hng n�y l� k't qu c�a cu�c kho st v�i 25.916 phi'u b�u thu ��c ti ��c gi �" bnh chn cho cc khu ngh� d�ng da trTMn 6 tiTMu ch>: c� s� v�t cht, �m thc, v tr> �a l, thi't k' t�ng th", phng, v� dch v�. Ngo�i v tr> top ten, Life Resort H�i An c�ng � lt v�o Danh m�c v�ng c�a tp ch> Conde Nast Traveler v�o ƫu n�m nay.

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Tin Hi�p H�i Du Lch Vi�t Nam lch trong n"n kinh t' qu�c d�n; �c �i"m hot ��ng kinh doanh c�a doanh nghi�p nh�; ph�n t>ch �i"m mnh, �i"m y'u c�a doanh nghi�p; x�c ti'n du lch l� g? cc hnh th�c x�c ti'n du lch; cc c�ng c� ch>nh c�a hot ��ng x�c ti'n du lch; xc �nh ch� �", ��i t�ng v� m�c tiTMu c�a x�c ti'n; x�y dng ng�n sch x�c ti'n... Kh,,a t�p hun n�y thu�c �" n {Ch�ng trnh x�c ti'n du lch qu�c gia 2010}. nh: du lch c�ng ��ng l� g? cc �c trng c�a du lch c�ng ��ng; cc m�c tiTMu c�a du lch c�ng ��ng; vai tr c�a cc ��i tc tham gia v�o du lch c�ng ��ng. BTMn cnh �,,, cc �i bi"u c�ng ��c trang b nh~ng ki'n th�c c�n thi't �" tri"n khai cc hot ��ng ph�c v� du lch c�ng ��ng.

T�p hun {Hot ��ng x�c ti'n � doanh nghi�p du lch} Ti ng�y 12 �'n 15/10/2010, ti Khch sn Camela (TP. Hi Phng), Hi�p h�i Du lch Vi�t Nam (VITA) � t� ch�c h�i ngh t�p hun {Hot ��ng x�c ti'n � doanh nghi�p du lch}. Tham d h�i ngh c,, �ng Tr�n Ti'n Ngh - T�ng Th k VITA, �ng Phm Quang Vinh - Ch� tch HHDL Hi Phng, �ng B�i Qu�c Vi�t - Ph,, Ch� tch HHDL Hi Phng, �ng Nguy`n C�ng Kh�ng - T�ng Th k HHDL Nam �nh v� 54 �i bi"u �i di�n cc doanh nghi�p kinh doanh du lch ti 14 t�nh, th�nh ph� khu vc ph>a B�c. Trong 4 ng�y h�i ngh, cc �i bi"u � ��c t�p hun nh~ng ki'n th�c v" v tr>, vai tr c�a du

H�i ngh t�p hun v" hot ��ng du lch c�ng ��ng H�i ngh t�p hun {Ki'n th�c v� kinh nghi�m v" hot ��ng du lch c�ng ��ng} (thu�c �" n Ch�ng trnh x�c ti'n du lch qu�c gia 2010) � di`n ra ti ng�y 18 �'n 21/11/2010 ti Khch sn H�ng Nhung (TP. YTMn Bi) do Hi�p h�i Du lch Vi�t Nam t� ch�c. Tham d h�i ngh c,, �ng Nguy`n Ph� ߯c - Ch� tch VITA, �ng Tr�n Ti'n Ngh - T�ng Th k VITA, �ng Nguy`n H~u Th�ng - PG� S� VHTT & DL YTMn Bi v� 51 �i bi"u l� �i di�n ch>nh quy"n �a ph�ng, cc c� quan qun l du lch �a ph�ng, cc c� quan bo t�n, cc hng l~ h�nh v� c�ng ��ng �a ph�ng. Trong th�i gian h�i ngh, cc �i bi"u � ��c t�p hun nh~ng ki'n th�c v" du lch c�ng ��ng

{B�i d�ng nghi�p v� qun l khch sn} ti Ph� YTMn Ti ng�y 2 �'n 3/11/2010, ti TP. Tuy Ha, Hi�p h�i Khch sn (Hi�p h�i Du lch Vi�t Nam) � ph�i h�p v�i S� VHTT & DL Ph� YTMn t� ch�c l�p {B�i d�ng nghi�p v� qun l khch sn via v� nh�} cho g�n 60 hc viTMn l� nh~ng ng�i ch� khch sn, qun l cc khch sn, c� s� lu tr� trTMn �a b�n. L�p b�i d�ng n�y nh�m n�ng cao ki'n th�c v� t>ch l�y kinh nghi�m v" qun l khch sn, cht l�ng dch v�, k� n�ng giao ti'p, k� n�ng x^ l tnh hu�ng... �" chu�n b t�t N�m Du lch Qu�c gia 2011 t� ch�c ti Ph� YTMn. Cc ��ng ch> lnh �o Hi�p h�i Khch sn, S� VHTT & DL Ph� YTMn � t�i tham d v� trc ti'p truy"n �t �'n hc viTMn m�t s� n�i dung c�a l�p hc. K't th�c kh,,a hc, cc hc viTMn xut s�c � ��c Hi�p h�i Khch sn cp Giy ch�ng nh�n.

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heo T�ng c�c Th�ng kTM, thng 11 n�m 2010, l�ng khch qu�c t' �'n Vi�t Nam �c �t 428.295 l�t ng�i, n�ng t�ng s� l�ng khch qu�c t' �'n Vi�t Nam 11 thng ƫu n�m 2010 lTMn 4.600.285 l�t ng�i (t�ng 36,5% so v�i c�ng k n�m 2009). Tt c cc th tr�ng khch �"u t�ng mnh. C� th": Campuchia + 99,9%; Trung Qu�c + 76,7%; Thi Lan + 42,6%; H�n Qu�c + 38%; Australia + 31%; Malaysia + 29,1%; ߵi Loan + 25%; Nh�t Bn + 22,8%; Php + 15,5%... D�i Ʃy l� 10 th tr�ng khch d...n ƫu: STT Th tr�ng Trung Qu�c H�n Qu�c Nh�t Bn M� ߵi Loan Australia Campuchia Thi Lan Malaysia Php Cc th tr�ng khc L�t khch 833.081 0.33 398.2 39.08 30.2 21.32 233.1 201.380 201.380 182.293 1.10.01 So v�i c�ng k n�m 2009 t�ng 76,7% t�ng 38% t�ng 22,8% t�ng 7,8% t�ng 25% t�ng 31% t�ng 99,9% t�ng 42,6% t�ng 29,1% t�ng 15,5% t�ng 31,5%

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VinaCapital Foundation performs charity Opening direct flight from Hanoi - Warsaw Poland LOT airline opened a direct flight from Hanoi - Warsaw. At 3pm, last November 1, the first flight from Warsaw landed in Noi Bai international airport - Hanoi. First passengers who connected two capital cities of two nations included Mr Nguyen Hoang -Vietnamese ambassador in Poland, mangers of LOT airline and Polish leading jazz artists performing on the 92th Polish Independence Day and 200 years of the Polish genius - F. Chopin's birthday. The first flight from Hanoi to Warsaw also took off at 0:10am on November 1, 2010. Flights from Hanoi to Warsaw take off three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Flights from Warsaw to Hanoi will be on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The carrier uses Boeing -300 with a capacity of 22 for Economy class and 18 for Business class. Opening flights from Hong Kong - Da Nang Two months after four of Central Vietnam's top properties partnered to form the Vietnam Golf Coast (www. vietnamgolfcoast.com), the country's flagship carrier opened up the destination via Hong Kong. Vietnam Airlines (VNA) flies Tuesdays and Fridays between Southeast Asia's busiest airport and Danang, fast becoming a tourist hot spot for its singular combination of unspoiled beaches, world-class resorts and brand-name golf courses. Commute time is approximately one hour and 0 minutes. Handover ceremony of Mercedes Benz to Park Hyatt Last month, Mercedes Benz held a celebration of new luxury pinnacle S-Class fleet to Park Hyatt. That is the S300 which is equipped with a variety of cutting-edge technologies: The latest generation preventive passenger-safety system PRE-SAFE; the AIRMATIC air suspension system; the all-new SPLIT-VIEW screen COMAND control system with an integrated high-class entertainment centre (DVD and MP3 player); and 7G TRONIC 7-speed auto transmission, etc. The top luxury sedan has two versions in Vietnam:

The Montgomerie Links voted the best golf course in Vietnam S300L and S00L with respective prices (after VAT): 3.98 billion VND and .8 billion VND. On this occasion, Mercedes launched the {Lifestyle Calendar 2011} presenting the leading position not only in technology but also style and fashion. Vietnam's top hotels dreaming of a bright Christmas In Ho Chi Minh City, the Caravelle Hotel is planning the grandest festive celebrations in its long 1-yearhistory. Further north, the Sheraton Nha Trang will be marking its first Christmas in the country's top beach resort with a $10,000 extravaganza. Meanwhile, up in Hanoi, the Metropole will be marking the season with Francophone flair - a cornucopia of lights and the capital's tallest Christmas tree counting among the hotel's array of uplifting attractions. Da Nang and Quang Nam's hotel union support for Obstetrics - Pediatrics hospital in Da Nang Furama Danang resort founded the hotel union of Quang Nam - Da nang and announced that they will provide sponsorship for room No , special care department of the new Obstetrics - Pediatrics hospital with an amount of USD $13,8 to support the concept {Advocating for future} for poor children. Responding to the contribution of the hotel union in Da Nang and Quang Nam, Danang's City Administration and Department of Health awarded certificates of honor for all members of the union last October 28. {Enormous coffee filter} at Vietnam Coffee festival In its last press conference, the organization board of the 3rd Vietnam coffee festival revealed that an enormous coffee filter, which can serve about 300 people, will appear. With a diameter of 2m and height of m, this filter will break the record at the 3rd Vietnam coffee festival with the theme: {the way coffee talks}. The festival also displays historical and cultural aspects of coffee: Ethiopia, where the first coffee was found - wild dance; Arab, France, Italian, Holland and England - where coffee has its own style, both showy and lively. Coffee followed Europeans to

Opening direct flight from Hanoi - Warsaw travel around the world. Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam, is where the French grew coffee trees in the Highlands. The Vietnam coffee festival will take place at Buon Ma Thuot from March 10 - 13, 2011. VinaCapital Foundation performs charity VinaCapital Foundation gave a cheque of USD $0,000 to Heartbeat Vietnam in the charity the {Heart 2 heart} concert at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi last month. The performance was sponsored by Katherine Yip-Geicke with the Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO). Heartbeat Vietnam's mission is to alleviate poverty and raise the status of the poor in Vietnam through medical and education programs across the country. Open-Air Music Fundraising Concert - LoretoFest 2010 Last month, LoretoFest 2010 took place on the lawn of RMIT University. It was the fourth annual much anticipated mega music event where organizations and individuals with a vision of assisting disadvantaged, poor and physically and mentally challenged children through education and vocational training performed. Annually, this music concert raises approximately US$0,000 through sponsorship and attendance. Children can participate in Mini Golf, Face Painting, X-Rock climbing, Circus Performances, and many more activities. New coach for Da Nang Golf Club Phil Wright has just joined the management team at Danang Golf Club. This Australian coach used to be a caddie of 1991 British Open champion Ian Baker-Finch. That led to an 11-year stint as the director of operations for Cheltenham Golf Club, in Australia's famous Sandbelt region. Life Heritage Resort Hoi An Hailed as one of Asia's Top Ten Resorts Life Heritage Resort Hoi An hailed as one of Asia's Top Ten Resorts, chosen by Conde Nast Traveler readers. The Readers' Choice Awards polled 2,91 responses from readers who

Opening flights from Hong Kong - Da Nang rated the resort across six categories: activities/facilities, food/dining, location, overall design, rooms and service. Life Heritage Resort Hoi An also won a placement on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List earlier this year. The Montgomerie Links voted the best golf course in Vietnam Montgomerie Links has been recognized the best golf course in Vietnam by Asian Golf Monthly readers. Last December, this club was also chosen the best new golf course in Vietnam by experts and golfers. In addition, the 12th hole of Montgomerie Links was acknowledged the best par in Vietnam. Tropical Christmas In Singapore {Christmas in the Tropics} is a yearly celebration held in Singapore. Visiting this country at Christmas, you will have a chance to take part in the Orchard Road Christmas Light-up and ION Orchard's Christmas Lighting and a variety of festivals such as annual Christmas Light-up at Orchard Road and Marina Bay. Shopping centers on Orchard Road and Marina Bay will be brighter with hundreds of lights to greet Yuletide - winter festival. The Tanglin, Orchard and Somerset areas will be lit up in three main colours - pink, blue and purple - to symbolise the true festive spirit of Christmas, namely peace, joy and love. Over at Marina Bay, the Baywatch Association presents a unique bayside experience with {Marina Bay Christmas Splendour}. This year's theme of {Christmas is Love} will be expressed through song, dance and theatre. Shoppers will have plenty to be excited about during this festive season as they get more value out of their spending. Tourists visiting Singapore during the {Christmas in the Tropics} period will enjoy shopping privileges when they transact with their Visa cards. And you can not ignore ZoukOut 2010 - an outdoor dance music festival, together with House, Techno, Trance, Hip Hop, Electro. In addition, Mambo Jambo, ZoukOut 2010 promise to offer visitors new music experience with Disco, Boogie, New Ware and numerous latest works.


Training {Promoting activities of tourism enterprises} From October 12 - 1 at Camela hotel (Hai Phong), VITA held a training {Promoting activities of tourism enterprises} with the participation of Mr Tran Tien Nghi - General Secretary of VITA, Mr Pham Quang Vinh - Chairman and Mr Bui Quoc Viet - Vice chairman of Hai Phong Tourism Association, Mr Nguyen Cong Khuong - General Secretary of Nam Dinh Tourism Association and delegates from tourism enterprises of 1 Northern provinces and cities. During days of the meeting, delegates were trained with knowledge of positions, roles of tourism in our economy; business features of small enterprises; analyzing strengths and weaknesses of enterprises; tourism promotion ; forms of tourism promotion; main instruments of tourism promotion; defining topics, subjects and objectives of promotion; building promoting budget... This training course was a part of {National tourism promotion program 2010}

of Mr Nguyen Phu Duc - Chairman of VITA, Mr Tran Tien Nghi - General Secretary of VITA, Mr Nguyen Huu Thang - Vice Chairman of Yen Bai Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and 1 delegates from local committee, tourism organizations, preservation organizations, tourist agents and local communities. During the conference, delegates were trained in knowledge of community tourism, including: what is community tourism? Its characteristics, objectives and roles of partners in community tourism. In addition, delegates also learned necessary knowledge to develop activities for community tourism.

managers, directors of hotels in Phu Yen. This class aimed at improving knowledge and enriching experiences of hotel managing, service quality, communication skills and situation skills...to wellprepare for National Tourism Year 2011 held in Phu Yen. Leaders of the Hotel Association, Phu Yen Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism took part in and gave lectures to learners. After the course, the best learners were awarded a certificate by Hotel Association.

{Improving hotel managing competence} in Phu Yen From November 2 - 3 at Tuy Hoa, Hotel Association (VITA) and Phu Yen Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism co-organized the class {Improving hotel managing competence} for nearly 0 learners, who are

Training conference of community tourism activities Training conference {Knowledge and experiences about community tourism activities} (National tourism promotion program 2010) took place from November 18 - 21, 2010 at Hong Nhung hotel (Yen Bai) held by VITA with the participation

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ccording to the General Statistics Office, the number of foreign tourists to Vietnam in November reached 428.295, bringing the total number of foreign tourists to Vietnam during the first eleven months of this year to 4.600.285 (Up from the same period last year by 36.5%). Most countries and territories increase in tourist numbers: China +76.7%; Cambodia + 99.9%, Thailand + 42.6%, Korea +38%, Malaysia +29.1%, Taiwan +25%, Japan +22.8%, Australia +3 1%, French +15.5%... Below is the list of ten leading countries and territories for tourism: Countries China Korea Japan America Taiwan Australia Cambodia Thailand Malaysia France Other countries Number of visitors 833.081 0.33 398.2 39.08 30.2 21.32 233.1 201.380 18.19 182.293 1.10.01 Over the same period last year Up 76.7% Up 38% Up 22.8% Up 7.8% Up 25% Up 31% Up 99,9% Up 42,6% Up 29,1% Up 15,5% Up 31,5%

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