Ancient town – Tavistock Devon http://tavistockdevon.com/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:56:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tavistockdevon.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Ancient town – Tavistock Devon http://tavistockdevon.com/ 32 32 Film shot in Yunshuiyao Ancient Town https://tavistockdevon.com/film-shot-in-yunshuiyao-ancient-town/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:56:00 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/film-shot-in-yunshuiyao-ancient-town/

A report from chinadaily.com.cn

BEIJING, November 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Located at Nankeen county, Zhangzhou, eastern China Fujian province, Yunshuiyao (original name Changjiao) The old town has a long history and is one of the scenic spots of the World Heritage Site, Fujian Tulou. There is a magnificent banyan tree cluster in the city consisting of 13 banyan trees, some of which are thousands of years old, including the largest banyan tree in the province.

The ancient town of Yunshuiyao is famous for its unique tulou clusters at the foot of the mountain. Fifty-three of these earthen buildings, which were first constructed in the middle of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), are still standing today and come in different shapes and styles. The city is also home to stilt buildings, bamboo buildings, and mansion-style earthen buildings. Besides being a world cultural heritage, the city is home to the Hegui Building, which is built on a swamp and is called “the strangest structure in the world”, and the Huaiyuan Building, which is a double-ring construction in earth.

In the movie
The knot《云水谣》(2006)
Director YinLi
Featuring Chen KunLi Bingbing, Vivian Hsu

The story begins in taipei in the 1940s. Chen Qiushui (played by Chen Kun), a poor medical student at National Taiwan University, works as an English tutor in his spare time, teaching a boy from a wealthy family. He meets the boy’s older sister, Wang Biyun (played by Vivian Hsu) during her tutoring, and they fall in love. But Biyun’s mother, upon finding out about their relationship, takes a dim view of their future and rejects Qiushui. with an excuse. Qiushui returns to his hometown in the countryside and finds a niche in a local attic. Biyun takes advantage of an outdoor painting camp to descend to the village to find him. The couple in love find themselves in the village under a hundred-year-old banyan tree in the ancient city of Yunshuiyao. They have a happy time there before Qiushui is forced to leave. Taiwan. Biyun has been waiting for her all her life but they never get together.

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Consider more “green traffic” in the old town https://tavistockdevon.com/consider-more-green-traffic-in-the-old-town/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 01:12:28 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/consider-more-green-traffic-in-the-old-town/

Hoi An Ancient Town has restricted taxi and bus access to certain streets in the Old Quarter between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The city said the adjusted traffic plans are aimed at reducing congestion on overstretched infrastructure in the booming tourist area.

Only electric public transport will be allowed in the Old Quarter and other destinations in Hoi An, boosting “green” traffic in the Unesco-recognized World Heritage Site.

The city’s urban management unit has posted signs on several streets to warn travel agencies preparing tourist transportation plans. Cars cannot stop, park or honk their horns at 14 crossroads between certain times in the Old Quarter.

Commuters and tourists can travel from the Old Quarter at downtown stops and public parks to destinations in the Old Quarter on six electric bus lines.

The city is expected to ban all gas-powered vehicle operations in the Old Quarter by the end of the year, reserving only pedestrians and environmentally friendly vehicles such as electric cars or bicycles.

Hoi An encourages locals and tourists to raise community awareness of good-humored behavior and hospitality, promoting a friendly tourist environment to make the city the most popular destination in central Vietnam. traffic, harassing and overcharging tourists and making noise in public places.

Congestion in Hoi An has worsened as tourists flock to the ancient town, while the town’s infrastructure remains limited.

Experts from Japan said the city sees at least 10,000 vehicles a day and traffic jams often occur in the afternoon when coaches carrying tourists arrive. Motorbikes make up 77% of vehicles in Hoi An.

The city has targeted the use of 100,000 bicycles among residents and tourists in the coming years. – Vietnam News / ANN

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Louisiana’s Old Town Steeped in History https://tavistockdevon.com/louisianas-old-town-steeped-in-history/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 18:05:18 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/louisianas-old-town-steeped-in-history/


Nestled in the small (but aptly named) town of Pioneer, Louisiana is home to one of the greatest feats of engineering in the world: Poverty Point. Not only is this historic site a US National Monument, but its historical significance has earned it the high honor of being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Easter Island, Stonehenge, and Pompeii. It’s one of the most incredible pieces of the country’s history, and we’re lucky to have it in the Louisiana Garden.

Visit Poverty Point website for more information, and be sure to give them a follow up on Facebook, too, so you can stay up to date on all future special events and potential finds. While you’re in the area, nearby Poverty Point State Park is a great place to spend a few days while you explore the wonders of Poverty Point and the surrounding area.

Address: Poverty Point World Heritage Site, 6859 LA-577, Pioneer, LA 71266, USA

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Floodwaters submerge the ancient town of Hoi An | Video https://tavistockdevon.com/floodwaters-submerge-the-ancient-town-of-hoi-an-video/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 04:33:07 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/floodwaters-submerge-the-ancient-town-of-hoi-an-video/

The floods from the upstream spilled over, causing the water level of the Hoai River to rise; as a result, it flooded most of the streets in Hoi An Ancient Town, low-lying areas along the river such as Cam Chau, Cam Thanh, An Hoi, Cam Pho, Minh An. homestays and villas are safe, but many travelers who have decided to leave or want to go to a better place have received support from local administrations and businesses in an effort to help them enjoy the best vacation in Hoi An.

Mr. Tran Thanh Hai, Chairman of People’s Committee of Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An City, said administrators and guards worked around the clock in the residential blocks to be present in problem areas. Many tourists voluntarily left the flooded areas for safer places.

As tourism is recovering, more and more international tourists have returned to visit Hoi An Ancient Town. Although this period is the rainy season bringing more floods, it has not affected tourist activities much. . On the contrary, the flood season also makes the old town more special, bringing an interesting feeling to tourists who have visited the UNESCO-recognized ancient city for the first time.

Floodwaters will recede more slowly than expected; thus, Hoi An authorities are always preparing proactive response plans to ensure the safety of residents and visitors. Hoi An pays a lot of attention to environmental sanitation after the floods recede to ensure that tourist activities return to normal as soon as possible.

Mr. Nguyen The Hung, Vice Chairman of Hoi An People’s Committee, said that the central region in general and Hoi An in particular usually experience heavy rains and floods in the last months of the year; accordingly, the local governments of the communes are proactively checking the implementation of anti-flooding and environmental remediation measures to ensure the urban landscape in places with many international holidaymakers.

Flood season brings some difficulties and inconvenience, but Hoi An people know it well and have prepared a safe response plan well. A unique flood season in Hoi An creates a sense of excitement for any visitor who loves this heritage.

By Staff Writers – Translated by Anh Quan

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2,000-year-old statue of Hercules discovered in ancient city in Greece https://tavistockdevon.com/2000-year-old-statue-of-hercules-discovered-in-ancient-city-in-greece/ Thu, 06 Oct 2022 16:42:56 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/2000-year-old-statue-of-hercules-discovered-in-ancient-city-in-greece/

An ancient statue of Hercules dating back nearly 2,000 years has been discovered in Greece. The sculpture was found as part of a building and is “larger than life”. according Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.

A team of researchers from Aristotle University were carrying out excavations in the ancient city of Philippi when they discovered an ornate building or fountain with special architectural decoration. The building dates from the 8th or 9th century.

The building included a statue of Hercules dating from Roman times or the 2nd century. Roman-era statues found in this area adorned buildings until the following Byzantine period, according to the ministry.

Photos of the sculpture of Hercules show that it was embedded under rock and earth when it was discovered in Philippi.

Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports

Photos of the Hercules sculpture show it buried under rock and earth, and when it was excavated parts of the statue were detached. The statue also included a club, which was found in fragments, and a lion hanging from the outstretched left hand, believed to symbolize a hero.

Hercules is one of the most famous figures in Greek mythology. He was born human, but with divine strength, and his father was Zeus, ruler of all gods and humans.

Philippi was the site where Mark Antony, the Roman general under Julius Caesar, and Augustus, who later became emperor, fought a battle that killed Brutus and Cassius, who assassinated Julius Caesar.

The city was developed as a “little Rome” when the Roman Empire was established decades later.

Thousands of years later, his remains rest in northeastern Greece. There is a theater and a temple, Roman buildings like a forum or a court, and basilicas, which were built when Christianity established itself in the city, according United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

CBS News has contacted Aristotle University and the excavation’s senior researcher for more information and is awaiting a response.

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Hoi An ancient town among the world’s most colorful places to visit https://tavistockdevon.com/hoi-an-ancient-town-among-the-worlds-most-colorful-places-to-visit/ Wed, 05 Oct 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/hoi-an-ancient-town-among-the-worlds-most-colorful-places-to-visit/

HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): The ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam has made its way into a list of the world’s most colorful places compiled by luxury tour operator Unforgettable Croatia based on Tripadvisor reviews.

With 1,105 reviews commenting on its colors, Hoi An ranked third on the list after Nyhavn in Denmark with 2,755 reviews and Chihuly Garden and Glass in the United States with 1,287 reviews, according to data collected last July by the tour operator. based in London.

“The small town is renowned for its blend of Japanese, Chinese and French influences and its streets lit by lanterns of all shapes, sizes and, most importantly, colors,” he noted.

“In the evening, the lights of the yellow-painted buildings and the orange sun reflect off the water in a captivating way.”

Colorful floating lanterns are also a distinct feature of Hoi An, which hosts the Lantern Festival on the 14th day of every lunar month, when all the electric lights in town are turned off. The city is a World Heritage Site recognized by Unesco.

Other colorful places on the list were: Park Guell in Spain, Bo-kaap in South Africa, Majorelle Garden in Morocco, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in Russia, Pena National Park and Palace in Portugal, Dubai Miracle Garden in the United Arab Emirates, La Boca in Argentina and Busan Gamcheon Culture Village in the Republic of Korea.

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Former town at the forefront of rural revitalization on the outskirts of the city https://tavistockdevon.com/former-town-at-the-forefront-of-rural-revitalization-on-the-outskirts-of-the-city/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:31:00 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/former-town-at-the-forefront-of-rural-revitalization-on-the-outskirts-of-the-city/

Ti Gong

Lengjiang Yuxiang Street, or Cold River Rain Lane, features well-preserved architecture dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Preservation work has been completed on an old street in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) town on the outskirts of Shanghai and it is ready to receive citizens and tourists during the National Day holiday week from of Saturday.

Lengjiang Yuxiang Street, or Cold River Rain Lane, in the historic town of Zhuanghang of Fengxian District features well-preserved architecture dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1644-1911) on both sides of the one-kilometer stretch.

It runs along the Lengjiang, which literally means Cold River, which is a tributary of the Huangpu River and was once a busy waterway for the prosperous trading city.

Many shops and historic sites in the area have been preserved. They include a fire prevention facility established at the turn of the last century, a shop selling traditional blue cloth, a listed intangible cultural heritage of Shanghai, and the Dingfeng Fermentation Food Co, the city’s oldest soy sauce factory which has opened its doors in 1864.

Dingfeng is an age-old brand in Shanghai, which makes traditionally fermented soy sauce and bean curd. The main factory has been moved, but some traditional workshops still make sauce for nearby residents, and the aroma permeates the whole town.

A museum celebrating the company and its manufacturing processes has been set up in a former rural supply and marketing cooperative, a “planned economy” heritage site.

Former town at the forefront of rural revitalization on the outskirts of the city

Ti Gong

Lengjiang Yuxiang Street in Historic Zhuanghang Town of Fengxian District

“The ancient street project, along with other measures, is expected to turn the traditional agricultural town into a demonstration site of the national rural revitalization campaign,” said Tao Qing, Party Secretary of Zhuanghang.

The city originated in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and has always been the city’s agricultural base. It features the best rice fields in Shanghai, both for quality and production.

It has also preserved many traditional folk arts such as paper carving, agricultural poetry and Hanguang ceramics, a local intangible cultural heritage. Porcelain is renowned for its purity, softness and elegant illustrations.

Much of the city’s cultural heritage is showcased in renovated country houses or villages along the old street, as many heirs still live there.

Some abandoned artifacts such as millstones and plows were collected to decorate houses that became guesthouses or small restaurants.

Former ponds used to farm fish and crabs have been transformed into a single watershed for tourists to hold fishing competitions. A century-old dwelling house is now a museum retracing the history of the village.

Former town at the forefront of rural revitalization on the outskirts of the city

Ti Gong

Some houses have become homestays or small restaurants on Lengjiang Yuxiang Street in the historic town of Zhuanghang.

Villagers have been encouraged to rent their houses to the township government so that the buildings can be converted into homestay projects and offices for start-ups. Authorities relocated some of the villagers to newly built modern residential neighborhoods.

More than 40 farmers’ homes have been transformed into corporate headquarters, talent apartments and homestay projects to help boost both the regional economy and the incomes of the city’s farmers , said Wang Wankuan, the governor.

A house owner, for example, can receive around 50,000 yuan (7,030 USD) per year if his property is renovated to serve as a headquarters or minsu (B&B), compared to 20,000 yuan per year in the normal rental market.

A former village named Yuli, located one kilometer from the Huangpu River, is being redeveloped as Shanghai’s first fashion music town. It aims to attract major national culture and entertainment companies and their famous pop stars.

Most of the 34 villager households have agreed to remodel their houses into villas to accommodate the singers and musicians, who are expected to take inspiration from the rural environment and fresh village air, Wang said.

Annual tax revenue is expected to reach 200 million yuan within three years, a return that would be unimaginable under the traditional mode of agricultural development, Wang added.

A luxury hotel has also been planned near the renovated rural villages. The Xiaoya Luming Hotel, which takes its name from the “Book of Songs”, will have around 300 rooms, as well as restaurants, entertainment areas, meeting rooms and shopping complexes.

Former town at the forefront of rural revitalization on the outskirts of the city

Ti Gong

Rural houses have been transformed into villas to accommodate professionals and artists.

Former town at the forefront of rural revitalization on the outskirts of the city

Ti Gong

A headquarters built along a large rice field in Zhuanghang City.

Former town at the forefront of rural revitalization on the outskirts of the city

Ti Gong

Artist’s impression of a future luxury hotel to be built near the city of Zhuanghang

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Photo: Young lion dancers in the ancient town of Qiantong https://tavistockdevon.com/photo-young-lion-dancers-in-the-ancient-town-of-qiantong/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 07:32:03 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/photo-young-lion-dancers-in-the-ancient-town-of-qiantong/

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

The lion dance, one of the most popular folk dances in China, has a history of over a thousand years and is included in a list of intangible cultural heritages. Young lion dancers from the ancient city of Qiantong in Ningbo, Zhejiang, have managed to carry on this tradition by practicing three times a week as an extracurricular activity after school.

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an exhibition for the benefit of an ancient town in Anatolia https://tavistockdevon.com/an-exhibition-for-the-benefit-of-an-ancient-town-in-anatolia/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:58:59 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/an-exhibition-for-the-benefit-of-an-ancient-town-in-anatolia/

With an architectural background, Murat Germen captures the details that make up the ancient city of Sagalassos, in the Turkish province of Burdur, in a photo exhibition whose sales will fund archaeological excavations at the site.

The exhibition “Tracing Sagalassos” is the work of the academic, photographer and artist Murat Germen, currently presented at Bozlu Art Project.

Germen says he learned about the existence of Sagalassos, an ancient city in the Turkish province of Burdur some time ago, maybe eight or ten years ago, through a friend who knew about the excavations there. down.

Sagalassos is set amongst fountains and trees, near the lush village of Aglasun. It is different from other former colonies in Anatolia, as it is a destination point. Germen says the town was not established along a trade route, but is out of the way and must be reached after hiking.

“And when you reach Sagalassos, you cannot continue your journey from there. You have to go back to where you came from,” he explains.

Murat Germen, Resilient No.1-9, 50cm x 50cm, 150 x 150cm, 3eds+1AP, Cprint+diasec, 2022. (Murat Germen / Courtesy Bozlu Art Project)

Germen adds that the city is also different because it is at a higher altitude than other ancient cities in Türkiye. Populated by Pisidians, a people who find it difficult to obey, according to the late Marc Waelkens, who had conducted excavations at Sagalassos for years, the city was well protected against others who wanted to take over. “Thanks to its geography and its people,” says Germen.

In the preliminary text of the exhibition, Germen quotes Waelkens, professor emeritus of archeology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium: “The people of Sagalassos, who showed their stubbornness by resisting the Macedonian king, are one of the few towns from Asia Minor which did not lose this reputation until the 6th century AD.

“Our knowledge of the Pisidians comes only from Latin and Greek sources. According to these sources, many Pisidians served as mercenaries for the great Persian kings or their enemies since the beginning of the 5th century BCE. This was due to the Pisidians’ failure to be obedient, as is often pointed out by Greek writers in the late 5th century and later.

Germen himself writes of the Pisidians and the Sagalassos that “If this attitude is perceived as tenacity – a questioning approach that I have adopted in my own life to this day – I suppose that the people of Sagalassos incorporated this character in the formation of their city… While on the one hand, the inhabitants of Sagalassos were able to defend themselves better against attacks; on the other hand, after the city was entirely abandoned and the harmful traces of time began to appear, it was able to remain better preserved as a ruined site.

Murat Germen, Safe No.1 & 2, 2 x 225 cm x 35cm, 3eds+1AP, C-print+diasec, 2022.

Murat Germen, Safe No.1 & 2, 2 x 225 cm x 35cm, 3eds+1AP, C-print+diasec, 2022. (Murat Germen / Courtesy of Bozlu Art Project)

Germen was part of the “For Sagalassos” exhibition in 2019, also at the Bozlu Art Project, an exhibition that aimed to raise funds for the excavations of the ancient city. Just like “For Sagalassos”, “Tracing of Sagalassosalso aims to raise funds for the excavations of the ancient city through the sale of Germen’s detailed and exquisite photographs.

He says World TRT that he was in Sagalassos for three and a half days for filming at the end of June, having visited the site and had an idea of ​​what it would represent earlier. He says that although he brought a lot of heavy equipment with him, weighing perhaps 25 kilograms, he ended up using only two lenses, a high-resolution medium-format digital camera that produced crystal-clear images. and a tripod – as well as a drone for which he had received a filming permit.

‘Tracing Sagalassos’, Murat Germen’s solo photography exhibition to benefit the ancient city’s archaeological excavation projects, can be viewed at the Bozlu Art Project in Istanbul’s Sisli district until August 27, 2022. (Murat Germen / Courtesy of Bozlu Art Project)

The resulting images offer the viewer a glimpse of what it would be like to visit the site and really focus on the details. He says there are a few headings under which he has collected the images:

Resilient, named after classic shapes that never go out of style and are always pleasing to the eye.

Beacon, for a vertical point of reference in the middle of the city, like a bell tower in Europe or a minaret in Islamic geographies, showing the way to travelers in search of a landmark towards which to to manage.

Sure, for an ancient city that relies on nature – “the mountains have its back”, Germen points out, “the whole city is safe”.

Then there is the Footprint series. These drone photos “show urbanism in nature, how everything is interconnected, compact and easily accessible”.

“Tracing Sagalassos”, Murat Germen’s solo photography exhibition for the benefit of the ancient city’s archaeological excavation projects, can be visited at the Bozlu Art Project in Istanbul’s Sisli district until August 27, 2022.

Source: World TRT

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The ancient Vietnamese city of Hoi An voted 20th best city in the world by the famous American magazine https://tavistockdevon.com/the-ancient-vietnamese-city-of-hoi-an-voted-20th-best-city-in-the-world-by-the-famous-american-magazine/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 08:35:00 +0000 https://tavistockdevon.com/the-ancient-vietnamese-city-of-hoi-an-voted-20th-best-city-in-the-world-by-the-famous-american-magazine/

QUẢNG NAM (Vietnam), July 18 (Bernama): Hoi An, the ancient city located in the central province of Quang Nam in Vietnam has been voted the 20th best city in the world by the readers of the American magazine Travel + Leisure.

Readers ranked the city based on factors including hotel and restaurant quality, cultural heritage, attractions, cuisine and COVID-19 protocols, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

The ancient city was included in Travel+Leisure’s Best Cities list for 2019 for the first time.

Hoi An was an active international trading port from the 16th to 19th centuries, attracting merchant ships from China and Japan, as well as being a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Recently, Dubai-based Time Out magazine also listed Hoi An as one of the “best places” to travel in July in hot weather.

“As monsoon rains fall on Hanoi and HCM City, savvy travelers in Vietnam are heading to the central coast where the weather is dry and hot,” the magazine said.

In the category of the 25 best islands in the world this year, Phú Quốc in the southern province of Kiên Giang ranks 14th.

Besides destinations, Vietnam also has two accommodation establishments included in Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards in 2022.

Six Senses Côn Đảo, in the southern province of Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu, ranks 51st.

The American magazine also distinguished the Capella Hà Nội hotel in the top 15 of the best city hotels in Asia. – Bernama

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