Vietnam has won multiple prizes at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020, being named one of Asia’s leading heritage, cultural and culinary destinations. The country has surpassed other candidates from Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand.
This year is the second consecutive year Vietnam has been honoured in the big three categories. Among other categories, Vietnam has also been named Asia’s Best Golf Destination 2020 after beating other reputable nominees such as China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia. This is also the fourth consecutive year that the country received this prestigious international award.
The awards were issued by WTA following a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Nominees gaining the most votes in different categories will be named the winners. For this year, Asia’s winners were announced at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia Gala Ceremony 2020 in London, UK, last week. The world-class winners of 27th WTA will be issued on November 27
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture houses and displays the unique collections of Champa sculpture art. The artefacts on display clearly interpret the cultural, spiritual and religious aspects of the ancient Cham people.
Currently, there does not exist many relics remaining traces of ancient civilizations and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture is such an exceptional tourist attraction in the world that fulfil this duty.
After ups and downs of history and the continuance in time, the core values of culture and archaeology exhibited and conserved at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture are still intact and turns into not only a must-visit attraction but also a pride of Da Nang residents.
No matter where you are, it is simple to experience 3D Scanning at Danang Museum of Cham Sculpture. The authentic multi-dimensional virtual experience and 360-degree high-definition pictures satisfy visitors’ visual desire while encouraging them to pay a visit late in reality.
In just a click, you can access the animated virtual reality and explore the Danang Museum of Cham Sculpture:
- With 3 viewing modes and 3D multi-dimensional 360-degree viewing angle, visitors can watch 04 galleries including Tra Kieu, My Son, Dong Duong and Thap Mam. Moreover, the short, smooth and detailed movements enable users to actively interact in unlimited virtual space as if they were truly standing at that point.
- With comprehensive and simple instructions, users can find out information and audio guide of 14 typical artifacts with themes of Hindu and Buddhist gods, fertility symbols, sacred animals and architectural decorations … that reveal diverse cultural, religious and aesthetic life of the ancient Champa inhabitants.
- Information on diverse display with 2 languages (Vietnamese – English)
COVID-19 check and control activities, an oil painting by Mai Thị Kiều Liên, will be displayed at an exhibition in Đà Nẵng. Photo courtesy Đà Nẵng Fine Arts Museum
ĐÀ NẴNG — A collection of 120 paintings and photos on the fights against COVID-19 will be displayed at an exhibition at the central city’s Fine Arts Museum on October 19-25.
The museum said the exhibition includes works from 106 painters and photographers from 11 cities and provinces, featuring activities and efforts by local people and doctors in the fight against COVID-19.
According to the organisers, two first prizes, four runner-up awards with six third prizes will be presented for artists at the exhibition. Selected paintings and photos will also receive 10 encouragement prizes from the exhibition
The Da Nang-based Multi Vietnam Joint Stock Company whose domestically and internationally-renowned product is MultiGlass has recently won the ‘Inclusive Business’, one of the categories in the Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award (APSIPA).
Developed by Founder and CEO of Multi Vietnam Le Hoang Anh, a former student of the Da Nang University of Education, MultiGlass consists of 3 separate versions based on main technology platforms, namely IoT, iris recognition, and artificial intelligence (AI).
Multi Vietnam, over recent times, has risen to fame for creating a highly positive social impact in the current context of the thriving Industry 4.0. A large number of MultiGlass products have been sold, whereby the company records a considerably high average annual revenue growth.
Multi Vietnam-developed MultiGlass won the first prizes at the Pitching Competition – SURF 2019 and the national innovative entrepreneurship day Techfest 2019. Besides, the product won a second prize at the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017, and it was also listed in the ‘Viet Nam Golden Book of Creativity 2016”.
Apart from Multi Vietnam, the Journey of the Senses, a group of premium restaurants and creative services that provide the unique experience of being served by and interacting with the disability in Viet Nam, also brought home the ‘Inclusive Business’ award.
Hosted by the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs, the APSIPA aims to explore dynamic social innovation models in the Asia Pacific and to motivate more change-makers to contribute to social innovation, discovering and celebrating social innovation partnerships that connect diverse stakeholders and make significant social impacts.
Partnership cases are required to set the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) as their core value.
The award sets motivating social innovation partnerships as its purpose, integrating 17 SDGs sorted into three categories, namely ‘Biosphere Sustainability’, ‘Inclusive Business’ and ‘Social Prosperity’. Three winners were chosen from each category and there was one Special Jury Prize chosen by the judging panel.
This year’s competition attracted a combined total of 95 entries from 16 countries and territories worldwide.
By P.LAN – Translated by A.T
Ideas for developing Da Nang into one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in Viet Nam during the 2021-2030 period were highlighted at a one-day scientific seminar in Da Nang on 17 October.
Hosted by the Da Nang People’s Committee, the event was attended by experts from the Japan Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), along with scientists and environmental managers in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.
Also present at this event was Deputy Minister of the Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan.
Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Head of the Faculty of Architecture of the Da Nang University of Science and Technology, highlighted the importance of developing sustainable urban planning solutions in Da Nang, and launching new scheme to generate more green space in the city in a bid to meet national and global evaluation criteria for an environmentally friendly city.
Mr Nguyen Xuan Minh, Secretary of the Viet Nam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, suggested that Da Nang government should focus on effective steps to reduce the emissions from road traffic in order to realise Da Nang goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Mr Naoki Mori, the Technical and Communication Director of IGES, underlined a must-do for Da Nang to drive the circular and low-carbon economy, and deploy Industry 4.0 technologies in environmental quality monitoring and control, to ensure its sustainable growth.
Deputy Minister Nhan commended Da Nang for its efforts in turning itself one of the most environmentally-friendly city in Viet Nam by 2025.
By HOANG HIEP – Translated by M.D
Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang announced that its smart city project is a key driver of socio-economic development in the future, in addition to a transition to technology-based city management.
According to media reports, the statement was made by Da Nang’s Chairman, Huynh Duc Tho, at the Smart City Summit 2019, which took place in the city on October 23. He said that Da Nang already approved a smart city development plan for 2018-2025 and expects it to be completed around 2030. The city mayor added that the Summit is a good opportunity for the city’s agencies and domestic and foreign experts to discuss the models, solutions, technologies, and policies to successfully build a smart city.
In addition to Da Nang’s development plan, the participants at the summit reported on smart city trends in ASEAN, Malaysia’s experience in smart city building, and public-private partnership in smart city building.
There was also an in-depth discussion session on leaders’ visions in smart city development and the core components of building, developing, and operating a smart city.
The low-cost airline has increased its services on Da Nang- Ho Chi Minh City route to 4 daily round-trip flights, and on Da Nang-Ha Noi route with 3 daily flights, starting from 13 September. The carrier has planned to increase the number of flights on the two routes to 7 and 10 respectively from early October.
Vietjet Air has also resumed some domestic routes connecting Da Nang with other nationwide locations.
In detail, the carrier operates one daily round-trip flight between Da Nang and Hai Phong City, and 5 round-trip flights weekly between Da Nang and Da Lat City.
Also, it offers 4 round-trip flights per week between Da Nang and Buon Ma Thuot, Can Tho and Nha Trang.
Vietjet Air has lifted restrictions on seat distancing adopted for its domestic flights departing from Da Nang after obtaining permission from the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam.
Source: DA NANG Today
Over recent years, Da Nang has prioritised developing smart tourism, which can be simply understood as a kind of tourism that applies information technology to regular tourism activities. In the face of hard times triggered by coronavirus, smart tourism is believed to be an inevitable trend in the ‘smokeless industry’ in a bid to effectively marketing the city’s products and services.
According to CEO of the Songhan Incubator (SHi) Ly Dinh Quan, a number of apps such as IoT (Internet of things) create connections in the process of smart travel deployment, help to establish closer links between tour operators, functional management agencies and tourists, with transparent and interconnected information.In his perspectives, Chairman of the Da Nang Tourism Association Cao Tri Dung underlined a need for tour operators and travel agents in Da Nang to promote the use of social media, online travel booking platforms, as well as seek out new technology approaches to bring their products closer to tourists.
Photo: Nguyễn Trung Thu
Source: DA NANG Today
The winning photo by Vietnamese photographer Tran Tuan Viet has been receiving the highest votes on Agora App. Golden Bridge is the renowned construction located on Ba Na Hills (Da Nang), which hovers virtually over 1.400 meters above sea level. The bridge is held by two giant cement hands and divided into 8 spans (the longest span is up to 20 meters) with a total length of 148.6 meters.
On May 21, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong said that the Ministry agreed to allow the steam locomotives to operate on the railway section of Hue – Da Nang. The functional units will work with the investor to lease railway infrastructure and prepare a train operation plan.
A couple of steam locomotives mainly serve tourists, running daily from Lang Co station (Thua Thien Hue) – Da Nang station. This train has VIP seat carriages, sightseeing wagons and restaurants, power generation wagons and kitchens. The wagons are all newly built at Di An Railway Plant.
The train will run through Hai Van pass, the most beautiful route of the North-South railway with sections running around the pass, railway bridges and tunnels built by the French.
This type of locomotive was popularly applied in the world from the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. The Vietnamese railway industry gradually replaced steam locomotives with electric and diesel locomotives in the 1990s.