Vietnam’s Hanoi and Hoi An City have been added to the list of Asia’s top ten destinations for 2010 by the Hong Kong online tourist magazine Smart Travel Asia. According to the results, the ancient town in central Vietnam, Hoi An has retained the fifth place, that it reached last year and Hanoi came seventh in the list.
The second International Puppetry Festival opened at the Hanoi Opera House on September 4 as an activity to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi. The festival is drawing the participation of 12 foreign troupes and five from host Vietnam , including the Vietnam Puppetry Theatre, the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre and the puppetry troupes from Hai Phong city, Dak Lak province and Ho Chi Minh City.
To get to Ben Tre Province from HCMC travel to My Tho City and over Rach Mieu Bridge. Ha of coconut plantations and criss-crossing canals make up this green province of three islands - Minh, Bao and An Hoa Islands.