Vietnam’s tourism ministry questions impact of giant ladder in world’s largest cave International

Vietnam’s tourism ministry has ordered Quang Binh Province to assess the geological impacts of constructing a steel ladder in Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, and suspend the project if necessary, a senior official said. Nguyen The Hung, director of the ministry’s Culture Heritage Department, said the request was issued after local media reports said […]

Thailand reassures tourists following Bangkok attack International

Thailand reassured the international community on Tuesday that it would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a  bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital, Bangkok, wounding 24 people. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack which happened at the military-owned Phramongkutklao Hospital. “Bombs will have an impact anywhere,” Foreign Minister Don […]

Plan approved for steel ladder to help explorers conquer ‘Great Wall of Vietnam’ International

Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh have approved a plan to place a ladder next to a 100-meter (330 feet) wall near the end of Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest, to help explorers conquer it. British cave experts who were among the first to explore the cave have suggested that a stainless […]

Open visa policy could double foreign arrivals to Vietnam by 2020 – tourism group International

The Vietnam Tourism Association has urged the government to extend visa waivers for European tourists and offer the same exemptions to countries such as Australia, Canada and India if it wants to double foreign arrivals in the next four years. Vietnam has set a target of welcoming 20 million foreign visitors in 2020 and develop […]