Everything about Phu Quoc- a gem island of Vietnam- part II

Let’s continue exploring more interesting things about Phu Quoc island – Kien Giang province

3. Dong Duong town

Dong Duong is the center of Phu Quoc Island where all cultural and economic activities are concentrated. The luxury resorts or the great restaurants and the main shopping malls are also gathered here. In one-day Dong Duong town exploration, you can visit the Dinh Cau shrine – the most sacred places on the island, Sung Hung Pagoda, Cao temple and Dinh Ba Temple.


Dinh Cau Shrine.

 In addition, the Duong Dong also has many beautiful beaches like Lang Ong beach, Truong Beach which are considered the beautiful beaches on the island. Most of resorts are here. The sea is clear and sunny all year round.


Phu Quoc’s beach

The most attractive activities in Dong Duong town is visiting the night market where delicious and fresh seafood are sold. Every evening, people crowd here enjoying seafood in pavement food stalls and then go shopping souvenirs such as pearls at the bottom of the market. Food and sea gifts here are mostly sold by the local people so that you can feel secure about the prices and quality.

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4. Means of transport on the island

You can hire motorbike or car to go exploring the island.

5. Phu Quoc cuisine

Besides the beautiful beaches, Phu Quoc island also appeal tourist with delicious food. The diversity of cuisine in Phu Quoc and tasteful dishes such as pho, beef noodle soup, pancakes … can help domestic tourists find the familiar feeling with home quickly. For foreign tourists, Phu Quoc also serves European and American cuisine such as pizza, spaghetti, and fast food … But the most delicious best known dishes are still seafood.

a. Dish made of raw herring and vegetable

It is a rustic dish that is popular with the people on the island and often ordered by visitors during meals. Fresh sardines are cleaned and filtered into thin pieces, then drop into the fresh lemon juice. This dish is served with onion pancakes, thinly sliced purple onion, basil, coconut rice, chili and roasted peanuts. Phu Quoc sauce and wine also cannot be missed. 


Dish made of raw herring and vegetable 

b. Grilled abalone

Despite the quite expensive price, if you go to Phu Quoc, do not forget to enjoy this dish because it is amazingly delicious and nutritious. The abalones were brought up from the deep ocean floor, after processed has an incredible attractive smell.


Grilled abalone

c. Grilled sea urchinwith scallion

This dish tastes very delicious, and nutritious. On Phu Quoc island, grilled sea urchin with scallion is most popular dish because it retains flavor of sea urchin. Once caught on, sea urchins are cut off the spiky, then split off, washed and grilled on coals, add little scallion. You only need to use spoon to ladle out sea urchin meat and its eggs, remember to add some salt and lemon pepper to taste its excellent flavor.


Grilled sea urchin with scallion 

d. Tram mushroom (Tylopilus felleus)

You can find this particular mushroom species only in Phu Quoc only during the rainy season. If you come in summer, the mushroom is definitely dried or stored frozen, not  fresh as picked mushrooms. Fresh mushrooms are cooked with seafood such as shrimp, fish and squid. Dried mushrooms are sautéed with abalone or sea cucumbers. Boiled chicken dishes cooked to medium, then is added  some freshly picked mushrooms, we will have  tasty mushroom soup. Currently, tram mushrooms are quite available at the restaurants and food stalls in Phu Quoc with not-too-high prices.


Tram mushrooms in Phu Quoc are distinctive by the very attractive bitter taste

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An ideal place to stay in Hue Citadel: Park View Hotel

Park View Hotel stays in the center of Hue Province, it will take you 20 minutes from the hotel to Phu Bai airport and the same time to the other sightseeing place by cars, and a few minutes by walk to Huong River and shopping center. The roof of the hotel is an awesome place to take a view of the whole Hue Citadel.


Park View Hotel in the front side


Park View Hotel includes 119 very new rooms with 5 types for singles, couple and families with different price and space but the same perfect service. All of the rooms offer telephone, TV, air condition with free Wifi. The bathroom is small but clean and convenient.

There are two restaurants with distinguished styles: Park View restaurant with modern style will service you buffet, seafood and Western food – suitable for meeting group; while Royal restaurant will bring you into thousand-year-ago space with traditional Vietnamese food and famous dishes in Hue. Total capacity of the two restaurants is 180 people.

The two bars, one on the roof of the building, the other locates near the swimming pool, offer the guest fresh juice with light cocktail. The favorite beer of Hue name Huda is favorite drink of many guests.

Park View Hue is a perfect place for holding meetings, conferences and wedding thanks to its two meeting room with total area is 300 meter square with modern appliances like TV, projectors with awesome lighting and professional service. It is very interesting that you can directly ask for a live show of traditional Hue court music in this room!


Park View restaurant is decorated with Western style, which offered buffet every morning and many other Europe food


Royal restaurant is preferred for its traditional style and Vietnamese dishes


The bar in the roof of the hotel is decorated with green and yellow cream tones, which bring to the guest relax and refresh moments

Jazz is performed in the bar

Spa and health club

Like many hotel, Park View Hotel has spa which bring plentiful types of massages and sauna. The Health club is where the fans of yoga and fitness should not miss to enjoy the relax time. The swimming pool, with clean and fresh water, would be a perfect place for you to escape from sunlight in province and recover after a day of travelling.

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La Résidence Spa and Hotel – a combination of hotel and art

La Résidence Spa and Hotel – a combination of hotel and art


Was restored from the palace of French Leader of Indochina during 1900s, the hotel stays on the side of Huong River has a typical decor or art and the combination of old space with French style with the modern space with special Hue style makes the hotel become worthy place to visit in the Signature Travel Network.


Front gate of Résidence Hotel and Spa with fantastic decoration combined with light performance

The hotel stays in the area of 1.7 hectares with grass and blossoming flowers with artistic decoration. The garden is mixed with swimming pools with similar water levels to Huong River that brings to the visitors a feeling of staying on the floating house.


The Hotel has 122 rooms with unique balanced structures of the Western and the Eastern: typical shutters and checkerboard bricks and high hall with carving roof remind the guest to the Ancient French architecture. Each room has TV and cable channels, air condition, personal bath room, fridge and other facilities. Also, La Résidence Spa and Hotel is perfect place for Conference thanks to its large meeting room, modern appliances and professional services.

There are restaurants that offer the quintessence of traditional Vietnamese food. And going to both of the restaurants and bars, the guests can find fantastic Western foods and drinks with reasonable price. Also, parties with light snacks are favorite choices of many visitors. The tennis court and gym locates near the swimming pool is logical construction for who wants to take a relax after tired with playing. If you don’t like sport, there are multiple choice to spend time as visiting the nearby market, reading book or spending time in the Internet room. Just ask, the Hotel will give you satisfied answer.


Large swimming pool. The combination of water and trees make the best environment for guests to enjoy the natural


Single room decorated with cream and yellow tones as Asian design


Green view from the balcony of a room. It is easy to see Huong River and the road through the window

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BBQ party in the swimming pool with professional chiefs at night is very popular activity


Medical spa with hot gravel in spa of Résidence hotel. There are multiple options as Thailand or Vietnamese massage


The staffs in Résidence Spa and Hotel are friendly and extremely helpful, who willing to meet the guest’s demand in fast and carefully way. Their staffs are an important part that makes Résidence Spa and Hotel become one high quality hotel in Vietnam and the most desirable hotel to stay in Hue.

Nguyen Le


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Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel – luxurious style and professional staff

Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, which belongs to Hilton Group, with luxurious style and professional staff

Address: 1 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi



Overview of Hilton Hotel

Overview and Location

Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel is located on the center of Hanoi. It is near trading center, Government offices and many famous destinations. Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel is near Hanoi Opera House. It takes about 40 minutes to go from there to Noi Bai airport. Tourist can choose dinner with many cuisines all over the world or Vietnamese cuisines. They can choose to have dinner at restaurant or coffee of hotel. This hotel also has trading center which meets all demand of businessmen and tourists.

Room information:

There are 269 rooms and departments rooms. All of them are designed with red and green color which is very attractive. Besides, all of them have mini bar, two side air condition, telephone, television, music and radio system, voice mail, data port, coffee machine, luxurious bathroom, etc.

Deluxe room: This kind of room has King size room or double room, view of garden.

Executive Deluxe: This kind of room has King size room or double room, too. All of them have view of Hanoi Opera House or city.

Department room: They are equipped with own bedroom and living room. Tourists, who choose this kind, have rights like tourists in Executive room.

Conference and party room:

This hotel has a system of equipment for conference which includes big room for more than 600 visitors of buffet and 350 visitors of party.


Conference room

Restaurant and bar:

Three regions restaurant: This restaurant is luxurious which combines traditional and modern style, natural and creative factors. Dinners here would make tourist satisfy because of Vietnamese cuisines.

Lobby Lounge: Tourist can relax here with special coffee, cocktail and fast food.

Chez Manon: the ideal area to enjoy fast food, dinner, lunch and foreign cuisines.

Coffee Opera: Sell coffee and cake take away.


One corner in restaurant of Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

Other services:

  • Keeping children service
  • Playing room for children
  • Hiring car service
  • Serving room 24/24
  • Free Internet
  • Souvenir shop
  • Daily newspaper
  • Direct international service





Sedona Suites Hanoi – one of comfortable and reasonable price hotel


Sedona suites hanoi hotel

Sedona Suites Hanoi – one of comfortable and reasonable price hotel which promises bring convenience for tourists

Location and Overview: 96 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho district, Hanoi

Sedona Suites Hanoi has an advantage location which is not far away from Hanoi center. It takes only 15 minutes to go from there to center of Hanoi. The advantage of location contributes to the ideal of this hotel. Sedona Suites Hanoi brings the most service with own style and convenience.


Sedona Suites Hanoi Hotel is operated since January, 2005. With a convenient location away from the center of Hanoi is not far, just 15 minutes by car you’ll be in the center. Sedona Suites Hanoi Hotel with 175 rooms and luxurious design hotel is fully equipped with modern appliances. From bacon of rooms, guests could feel the beauty of West Lake at dawn and dusk. With an area of furniture and equipment Sedona Suites Hanoi design, decoration perfect to meet the needs of a family. The total area of Sedona Suites Hanoi is 12 ha, can find a wide Sedona Suites Hanoi. But not only bring visitors feel a hotel in Sedona Suites Hanoi Hotel broad but also bring tourists to see the cool. Guests will be served breakfast in the restaurant Veranda Breakfast, Sunday, visitors can organize barbeques.


Lounge at Sedona Hanoi Hotel

Services at hotel:

  • Bar
  • Salon
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shop
  • Free internet
  • Restaurant
  • Massage
  • Souvenir shop
  • Gym
  • Equipment for disable people
  • Conference room
  • Coffee shop
  • Casino
  • Cigarette room
  • Parking car area
  • Laundry
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Eating at room service
  • Tourism service
  • Keeping children service


One corner of room at Sedona Hotel

Room information:

Sedona Suites Hanoi Hotel has 175 rooms which are designed with luxurious style:

–       Kitchen has microwave, heater

–       Bathroom has bathtub and shower

–       Wardrobe

–       Daily newspaper

–       Big size bed

–       Keeping house service

–       Safe box, telephone, television

Restaurant and bar:

Veranda Breakfast here serves breakfast from Monday to Saturday, Sunday. On holiday, breakfast would be brought to each room.

View of department room of Sedona Hotel

InterContinental Hanoi Hotel – Brings the most satisfaction for tourists

InterContinental Hanoi Hotel , which get the level of international hotels, brings the most satisfaction for tourists


Location and Overview: 1A Nghi Tam Street, Tay Ho district, Hanoi

InterContinental Hanoi Hotel located on the very beautiful location of Hanoi. It is unique hotel architecture. It takes 40 minutes to go from there to shopping centers and 10 minutes to go to Hoan Kiem Lake. This hotel is near Kim Lien pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Thang Long Water puppet theatre, The Sun park, etc.

With the total capital is 123 million USD, InterContinental Hanoi Hotel is a five-star- hotel and it is one of the most luxurious hotels in Hanoi. This hotel has a main five – floor – building, 3 separate mansions, with 359 rooms which are built next to West Lake. InterContinental Hanoi Hotel is a peaceful island between the noisy of center. Equipment of this hotel is modern with bathtub, large screen television, high speed internet, etc.

hotel-continental hanoi westlake

One view of InterContinental Hanoi Hotel

Conference room:


One corner of restaurant in InterContinental Hotel

InterContinental Hanoi Hotel has a modern conference room system include a big conference room and 4 small conference rooms. A big conference room has ability of 400 visitors. It is designed follow modern Vietnamese architecture style.


This hotel has 5 restaurants and bars with many styles. Milan restaurant has Italian cuisines, Saigon restaurant has Asian style, and Coffee Du Lac has French cuisines. Club InterContinental brings the perfect atmosphere for the meeting or business meeting. Tourist could be served special breakfast per day, cocktail per dinner, etc.

Health care service:


Tourists, who have demand of health care service, can go to the health club here. This area is equipped with modern equipment. Besides, there are Yoga and Aerobic classes for tourists.

Services at InterContinental Hanoi Hotel:

Floor: Five floors

Office center

Free newspaper at lounge

Public computer

Free wifi


Coffee/ tea at lounge

Immediately check in/out service

Souvenir shop

Relaxing area


Check in: Minimum age to check in: 18 years old

Receive room time: 14.00

Check out time: 12.00

Payment method: Card accepted here: American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, Master Card, Visa.

Calidas Landmark – the modern accommodation with the combination of Korean and Vietnamese


Calidas Landmark – the modern accommodation 

Apartment Calidas service, a luxurious living space with 378 apartments located on the beautiful location of the building from floor 48 to floor 60. The apartment is fully furnished with luxury, providing services and facilities to support unprecedented for a very reasonable price consistent with client work as well as tourists. This is the place to realize the dream of a life of comfort and class, where panoramic Hanoi is extended before your eyes.

Room information:


One view of room of Calidas Landmark



Type 1 bedroom: Design space cozy with modern equipment to bring warm and peaceful. This room provides the optimal conditions for the customer to go away from home. Includes 3 types of rooms:

– Studio & Deluxe: 50m2

Type 2 bedrooms: The room brings extensive living space for the family with simple interior design. Includes all room types:

– Deluxe: an area of 102m2, including 96 bedrooms

– Executive: an area of 102m2, consisting of 50 rooms

Type 3 bedrooms: The room offers spacious living space for the family with a simple interior design.

– Deluxe: 13 rooms 130m2

– Executive: 130m2 with 12 rooms

– Suite: 148m2 with 25 rooms

Connecting room (1 bed + 2 bed): 145m2 with 26 bedrooms

Facilities: & services

  • TV / DVD Player
  • Washer, Dryer
  • Central air conditioning system
  • Phone (mobile and IDD)
  • Safe lock box
  • Internet & Wi-Fi
  • Modern Kitchen
  • Irons, ironing clothes to put on the
  • Service replacement bed linen
  • Towels and bathroom appliances


Fitness Landmark with modern equipment

Located on the 48th floor of the building, The Pearl is a luxurious buffet restaurant with cuisine, Asia, will give customers a great experience. Landmark 72 is designed as an intelligent building, indispensable regional workshop conference room BUSINESS CENTRE. Large conference room at the 5th floor can accommodate up to 1,000 people with a variety of meeting rooms and other small-sized system is equipped with picture and superior sound to create a favorable environment for international business health. We expect to contribute to the success of businesses in particular and the general economic development.

Located on the 7th floor of the building, with an area of 8,000 m2 and space to relax fully with the combination of space inside and outside, is proud FITNESS LANDMARK 72-class sports center covers largest area of Hanoi. Center includes advanced computer room, group study rooms facilities, sauna, massage room and a modern aesthetic, outdoor pool, Pool Bar, golf and tennis courts of international quality. Our team of professional coaches, enthusiastic and friendly. Members of the sports center is also very much enjoy preferential services from other buildings such as room service, restaurants, outdoor pool, observatory … Go to Landmark is 72 Fitness to health and beauty

Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi – Five star hotel on center of Hanoi

hotel delopera

Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi – five star hotel which located on center of Hanoi

Overview and location: Located on 29 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, HN. Hotel de L’ Opera located in the center of Hanoi. It is far away from Hoan Kiem Lake is about more than 100m.

Number of Rooms: 107 rooms luxury 5 star facilities with brand M-gallery.

Located in the complex cultural tourism capital, is only a few steps to the Opera House, the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, Hotel de L’Opera Hotel Hanoi (built on the former Democratic Hotels ) has officially opened under Mgallery in May 01, 2011. the property is ranked 11th in the Hoan Kiem District of popularity with users of the site WegoVietnam and ranked as one of the 13 selected good best of Vietnam. This hotel is the perfect destination for those who loved food and travel.


Lobby of De L’Opera Hotel

Room information:

With over 100 luxurious rooms, Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi hotel is a “boutique” ideal for those who love food and travel. Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi Hanoi provides accommodation harmonious combination between attractive rates and quality of service. Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi Hanoi is a 5 star hotel, rooms with luxurious interiors and utility services are rated good, all services and amenities are in the room here. For the benefit of the use, including the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, bathtub, cable television, coffee / tea, flat screen TV, internet access, mini bar, shower shower, etc

Restaurants and Hall

At Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi, restaurant menus Satine bring bold taste of the Mediterranean Sea, inspired contemporary cuisine with wines to drink together.

Conference system conference room of Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is designed in the style ‘Gallery’- style galleries, galleries. This is the ideal place to hold important meetings, evening and dinner or event for the elite.

One corner of restaurant of De L’ Opera Hotel


Facilities and other services

Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi has an indoor pool, sauna and fitness room or aesthetics. Complimentary wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. There is a business center on site. The staff can arrange concierge services, tour / ticket assistance, translation services, and currency exchange.



Club healthcare

Lounge bar / bar

Business Center

Mini bar

Swimming pools

No smoking area