Tour the new Bitexco Financial Tower?, Ho Chi Minh City forum

There are official tours now that go to the 49th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower.  There is a ticket booth outside just outside the doors of the tower that is open from 1pm to 9pm.  Tickets are 200,000d a piece.  Since the building is new, there is nothing at the 49th floor except windows.  It would be nice to see a restaurant open sometime, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.  The views are great and I would recommend going up there at least once

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Sapa Luxury Hotel

Sapa Luxury Hotel

We are pleased to offer you a special discount rate for all room types quoted as below:

Room Grade Single Double/


Standard US$30 US$30 US$45
Deluxe US$40 US$40 US$55
Suite US$ 60 US$ 60 US$75

Add: 036 Fansipan- sapa – LaoCai

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Room rate is inclusive of:

Daily basket of fresh fruits

Daily breakfasts

Daily bottlesofmineral water
Quiet, double glazed big open windows

LCD television with cable

IDD telephone

Writing desk & Dressing table

FREE Wireless internet access

Tea bags & coffee making facilities

Security peephole
Bathroom with jetted shower with overhead rain

Hair-dryer & Bathroom Amenities

Shaver outlet (220 volts)

  • All Promotional rates are inclusive of 5% service charge, but exclusive of 10% tax
  • Breakfast is inclusive in the room rate
  • Check-in time is at 14.00. Earlier check-in is allowed with no surcharge, provided that the room is available.
  • Check-out time is at 12.00 noon
  • Payments made by Master, Visa or Traveler`s Cheque is surcharged 3%
  • Cancellation/change up to 3 days before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged
  • Cancellation/change later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charge

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Madagui Forest Resort - Home


At a distance of only 152 Km from Ho Chi Minh City, Madagui beckons you with fresh air and the gentle murmur of the mythical Da Hoai river. A weekend in Madagui offers not only nature at its purest and a cool forest surrounding, but also a journey to exhilarating adventures.

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Mountain Biking in Dalat, Vietnam


This 22 kilometer ride goes around the backside of Lang Biang Mountain and into an area recently annexed by the newest National Park in Vietnam (Bidoup Nuiba). The trail heads to the best waterfall in Dalat, named ‘Tham Pham’ by the local minority tribes. Swim in the crystal clear water before enjoying the downhill ride back.

Depart From: 109 Nguyen Van Troi Street
End At: 109 Nguyen Van Troi Street
Start Time: 8:30 am
Finish Time: Depends on you - How fast do you want to go?
Duration: At least 4 hours
Departure Days Daily
Activities: Mountain Biking
Biking Grade: 7 – Moderate to Difficult. Be fit or at least willing to push yourself.
Transportation: High-end mountain bike and vehicle transfers
Meals: Fruit snack, purified drinking water, picnic lunch.
Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements.
What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, repellent, camera, sport shoes. Sandals are not recommended.
What is Included: English-speaking guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, meal as listed above, helmet, high-end mountain bike and gloves and vehicle transfers.
What is not included: Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended.

Price: $48/person

Kingdom of Cambodia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

E-Visa Make Your Trip Happen To The Kingdom Of Wonder!

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has launched e-Visa, which enables you to apply for a Cambodia tourist visa online. Instead of applying through Cambodian Embassy, all you need to do is to complete the online application form and pay with your credit card. After receiving your Visa through email, print it out and bring it along when you travel to Cambodia.

Tourist Visa
Entry Type Single entry only
Fees USD20 + USD5 (processing charge)
Validity 3 months (starting from the date of issue)
Length of Stay 30 days (more)
Processing time 3 business days
Requirement A passport validity of more than six months balance at time of entry, a recent passport-size photo in digital format (JPEG or PNG format), a valid credit card (Visa/MasterCard).
Visa Exemption Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand
Countries not supported Afghanistan, Algeria, Arab Saudi, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Nigeria (Please apply your Visa from your nearest embassy or on-arrival at all major checkpoints).
Name of Port   (View Map) Border Entry Exit
Phnom Penh International Airport - Yes Yes
Siem Reap International Airport - Yes Yes
Cham Yeam (Koh Kong) Thailand Yes Yes
Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey) Thailand Yes Yes
Chorm (Oddar Meanchey) Thailand No Yes
Daung (Kamrieng Battambang) Thailand No Yes
Prom (Pailin) Thailand No Yes
O Smach (Oddar Meanchey) Thailand No Yes
Bavet (Svay Rieng) Vietnam Yes Yes
Kaoam Samnor (Kandal Mekong) Vietnam No Yes
Phnom Den (Takeo) Vietnam No Yes
Trapaing Sre (Kratie) Vietnam No Yes
Trapeang Phlong (Kampong Cham) Vietnam No Yes
Prek Chak (Kompong Trach) Vietnam No Yes
O Yadaw (Ratanakiri) Vietnam No Yes
Banteay Chakrey (Prey Veng) Vietnam No Yes
Trapeang Kriel (Stung Treng) Laos No Yes
Dong Kralo (Stung Treng) Laos No Yes
Sihanoukville - No Yes

Yes (Supports e Visa); No (Does not support e Visa)

Bitexco Vertical Run | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Join in the fun of the Bitexco Vertical Run on Sunday, 30th October 2011, featuring a climb up the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Test yourself up 49 flights of stairs of the Bitexco Financial Tower. A challenging 1002 steps will get you from the lobby on the first floor to the Saigon Skydeck at 178 metres, where you will enjoy stunning 360º views of the city skyline and the Saigon river.

Whether you're a serious runner, casual jogger or a first timer , don't miss your chance to be a part of Vietnam's FIRST vertical race!

Võ sinh miệt mài tập luyện


Võ sinh miệt mài tập luyện

Khuôn viên rộng rãi, thoáng mát của chùa Bằng A là nơi hàng trăm võ sinh tới học võ Thiếu Lâm.
Giới trẻ lên chùa học võ Thiếu lâm.
Dưới chân tòa bảo tháp uy nghi, những võ sinh miệt mài với màn khởi động.
Phần lớn người theo học võ Thiếu Lâm đến từ các trường THPT, cao đẳng và đại học tại thủ đô.
Trong đó số nữ sinh chiếm trên 50%.
Giới trẻ lên chùa học võ Thiếu lâm.
Mùa hè này võ đường thu hút nhiều võ sinh nhí.
Giới trẻ lên chùa học võ Thiếu lâm.
Mới tham gia, nhiều em còn ngượng ngùng.
Bé Thế Minh, 4 tuổi, võ sinh nhỏ tuổi nhất trong võ đường, được thầy hướng dẫn tận tình.
Những võ sinh miệt mài luyện tập trong không viên thanh tịnh của chùa Bằng A.
Dưới sự chỉ dẫn của huấn luyện viên, những đường võ xuất thần được võ sinh thực hiện nhanh như cắt.
Với những võ sinh đặc biệt, huấn luyện viên hướng dẫn những bài tập nâng cao...
Giới trẻ lên chùa học võ Thiếu lâm.
...và những miếng võ hiểm hóc, mang đặc trưng của môn võ Thiếu Lâm.

Bá Đô

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Denis De Mesmaeker

Denis De Mesmaeker Jul 14, 2011

Bằng A temple (Ha Noi)

How To: Get a Vietnamese motorcycle riding lisence.


How To: Get a Vietnamese motorcycle riding lisence.

Most foreigners who have a driver’s license issued in their home countries simply have to register for a license here,’says Lam Thanh Trung, vice-chief of the Agency for Granting Driving Licenses (a sub-department of Ho Chi Minh City’s Service of Transportation)
However, licenses are only granted to those who have valid travel visas for a period of at least three months in Vietnam
To begin, a form requesting a license must be obtained (see below) and filled out by any one of the following: the Vietnamese Embassy, the Consulate General, the Representative Office of International Organization in Vietnam, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Planning and Investment or the General Director of Joint-Venture and Foreign-Capital Companies. A valid pass-port will also be required.
The following submissions are required for a foreigner to get a driver’s license in Vietnam:
1 petition (issued form) requesting driver’s license
1 copy (notarized duplicate) of original driver’s license
1 Vietnamese-translated copy (notarized duplicate) of driver’s license
1 copy (duplicate) of passport 3 passport-sized photos
Original copies of passport and driver’s license must be shown when submitting all documents
Forms to request a driver’s license can be obtained at the Agency for Granting Driver’s Licenses or
In Ho Chi Minh City, all documents must be submitted to the authorities for driver’s license registration, located at: 252 Ly Chinh Thang Street, District 3, 8 Nguyen Anh Thu Street, District 12.

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Denis De Mesmaeker

Denis De Mesmaeker Jul 12, 2011

e-book tutorial:

Thảo cầm viên Sài Gòn - vườn thú - thao cam vien


Chúc mừng sinh nhật Hươu cao cổ Hiền Lương Từ thời Trung Cổ, các vị hoàng đế Trung Hoa, Aztes và Ai Cập đã sưu tập các loài động vật lạ tại nhiều nơi khác nhau trên thế giới và còn tiếp tục cho đến thế kỷ thứ XVIII.

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