Điện Biên Phủ Airport
Dien Bien Phu Airport is located at Điện Biên Phủ in Vietnam. List of airports in Vietnam Airport information for VVDB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006
Cần Thơ is the fourth largest city in Vietnam, the largest city in the Mekong Delta. It is noted for its floating market, rice paper-making village, picturesque rural canals, it had a population of 1.2 million as of 2011, it has population of 1,520,000 until June 2018, is located on the south bank of the Hau River, a distributary of the Mekong River. In 2007, about 50 people died when the Cần Thơ Bridge collapsed, causing Vietnam's worst engineering disaster. In 2011, Can Tho International Airport opened; the city is nicknamed the "western capital", is located 169 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City. The city is an independent municipality at the same level as provinces of Vietnam, it was created in the beginning of 2004 by a split of the former Cần Thơ Province into two new administrative units: Cần Thơ City and Hậu Giang Province. Cần Thơ is subdivided into nine district-level sub-divisions: 5 urban districts: 4 rural districts: They are further subdivided into five commune-level towns, 36 communes, 44 wards.
Ninh Kiều, which has the well-known port Ninh Kiều port, is the center district and the most populated and wealthiest of these districts. The city borders the provinces of Hậu Giang, Kiên Giang, Vĩnh Long and Đồng Tháp. Cần Thơ is connected to the rest of the country by National Route 1A and Can Tho International Airport; the city's bridge, now completed, is the longest cable-stayed bridge in south-east Asia. The six-lane Saigon–Cần Thơ Expressway is being built in parts from Hồ Chí Minh City to Mỹ Tho; the hydrofoil express boat links this city with Ho Chi Minh City.. There are many vehicles here such as: taxi, grab bikes, van, coaches and so on; the Mekong Delta is considered to be the "rice basket of Vietnam", contributing more than half of the nation's rice production. People say of Cần Thơ: Cần Thơ is famous for its floating markets, where people sell and buy things on the river, as well as the bird gardens and the port of Ninh Kiều; the city offers a wide range of tropical fruits such as pomelo, jackfruit, guava, rambutan, dragon fruit and durian.
The Cần Thơ City Museum has exhibits on the city's history. Tourist attractions Cần Thơ Bridge Thiền viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam - Buddhist Temple Nam Nhã Pagoda Bình Thủy Temple BInh Thuy Ancient House Ninh Kiều Quay Cần Thơ pedestrian bridge Cái Răng Floating Market, Phong Điền Floating Market Bằng Lăng Stork Sanctuary Canal Tour Cantho Cathedral Ông Chinese Pagoda Pitu Khôsa Răngsey Khmer Pagoda Quang Duc Pagoda Long Quang Pagoda Phat Hoc Pagoda My Khanh tourist village Can Tho seminary Academic institutions in the city are Cần Thơ University, Cần Thơ Department of Education and Training, Cần Thơ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Tây Đô University, Nam Cần Thơ University, Cần Thơ College, College of Foreign Economic Relations – Cần Thơ Branch, Medical College, Can Tho Technical Economic College and Vocational College, with its well-known College of Agriculture and Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute, Cần Thơ University of Technology Cần Thơ's climate is tropical and monsoonal with two seasons: rainy, from May to November.
Average annual humidity is 83%, rainfall 1,635 mm and temperature 27 °C. After 120 years of development, the city now is the delta's most important center of economics, culture and technology, it has two industrial parks. Nice, France Shantou, China Phnom Penh, Cambodia Amol, Iran Riverside, California Jeollanamdo, Korea
Buôn Ma Thuột
Buôn Ma Thuột or sometimes Buôn Mê Thuột or Ban Mê Thuột, is the capital city of Đắk Lắk Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Its population is 420,000 in 2016; the city is the largest in Vietnam's Central Highlands region, is famous as the regional "capital of coffee". Buôn Ma Thuột is served by Buon Ma Thuot Airport; the city locates at 12.6667° N, 108.0500° E, right at the heart of the central highland of Vietnam, 1300 km from Ha Noi, 500 km from Da Nang, 350 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Lying on a flat highland, at an average height of 536m above the sea, Buon Ma Thuot has a vital role in Vietnam's national security and defense system. Buon Ma Thuot is the capital of Dak Lak Province and the biggest city in Central Highlands. In 1904 Đắk Lắk Province was established by the French and Buôn Ma Thuột was selected as the provincial administrative centre, rather than the trading center of Đôn on the Srepok River. Buôn Ma Thuột was settled by the Ê Đê, but due to the incoming Việt settlement after the Vietnam War and the active acculturation policy, less than 15% are still Montagnards.
An important battle took place there at the end of the second Vietnam war. Buôn Ma Thuột is the site of Tay Nguyen University. Sacred Heart Cathedral, Buôn Ma Thuột "Establishing Buon Ma Thuot City and Adjusting the Border Between it and the Districts of Cu Jut, Ea Sup and Krong Pac of Darlac Province" Laws of Vietnam, Decree 8-CP, 21 January 1995 "Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam" Falling Rain Genomics, Inc
Can Tho International Airport
Can Tho International Airport Trà Nóc Airport is an airport located in Can Tho in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The airport was inaugurated on January 1, 2011 and received US$150 million to build on 20,750 square metres of land, it aimed to be able to process up to 5 million passengers a year. It will serve air travel in the region, boost Mekong Delta's economy, improving defence and international integration. Trà Nóc Airport was constructed during the Vietnam War in 1965 by United States Air Force civil engineering units as a military airfield, which became Binh Thuy Air Base, it was used by the USAF as well as being the Headquarters of the Republic of Vietnam Air Force 4th Air Division until 1975. On 19 April 1969 the VAL-4 Light Attack Squadron began combat operations, flying air support for the Mobile Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam; the missions included normal patrol, overhead air cover, scramble alert and gunfire/artillery spotting. On 31 March 1972 the squadron conducted its last combat mission prior to its disestablishment on 10 April 1972.
After 1975, the facility was unused later operated as a small regional airport for Can Tho. It was expanded and upgraded to international status, with completion due in 2008; the expansion work of Trà Nóc airport started on 4 January 2006. The project will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1: due to be completed in 2008, work including: improvement of the paved runway, cost estimate: 370 billion VND. Upon completion, this airport will be capable to handle medium range aircraft such as the Airbus A320, A321, the Boeing 767. Phase 2: construction of a new terminal, cargo terminal and other facilities. Cost estimate: 400–500 billion VND; the capacity of this terminal is 2 million passengers per year. The airport is operating at loss. In 2017 the 917th Mixed Air Transport Regiment of 370th Air Force Division in the Vietnam People's Air Force was moved to Cần Thơ from Tan Son Nhut Air Base. List of airports in Vietnam Can Tho International Airport - Official Website Airport information for VVCT at World Aero Data.
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Con Dao Airport
Côn Đảo Airport or Cỏ Ống Airport is located on Côn Sơn Island, the largest island of Côn Đảo archipelago off the coast of Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province, Vietnam. List of airports in Vietnam Airport information for VVCS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006
Đồng Hới is the capital city of Quảng Bình Province in the north central coast of Vietnam. The city's area is 155.71 km2. Population as per the 2013 census was 160,000, it is served by National Highway 1A, the Đồng Hới Railway Station, airport. By road, Đồng Hới is 486 kilometres south of Hanoi, 195 kilometres south of Vinh, 160 kilometres north of Huế and 1,204 kilometres north of Hồ Chí Minh City, it borders Quảng Ninh District on the west and south, the South China Sea on the east, Bố Trạch District on the north.Đồng Hới has a 12-km-long coastline with white sand beaches. It is the closest city to Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, UNESCO's World Natural Heritage Site, 50 km north. Archaeological excavation in this area proved that humans lived in what is now Quảng Bình province in the Stone Age. Many artifacts, such as ceramic vases, stone tools, china, have been unearthed in Quảng Bình. In 1926, French archaeologist Madeleine Colani discovered and excavated many artifacts in caves and grottoes in west mountainous areas of Quảng Bình.
She concluded. Through C14 testing, the artifacts dated back to 10,509 ago. From Quy Đạt township to south-west about 150 m, the Hum grotto contains many stone tools and animal stones from an ancient human community. Inside Khai grotto near the Quy Đạt township, similar artifacts were found, including ceramics from Đông Sơn culture. Additionally, artifacts of the Stone Age were unearthed in grottoes in the Quảng Bình region. Owners of these artifacts hunted for their food. Human settlement in Đồng Hới can be traced 5,000 years back. Many relics and remnants have been found in Bau Tro, a lake in the city, most of which date to the Stone Age. Around 2880 BC, the site of modern Đồng Hới was a territory of the Viet Thuong tribe of Văn Lang during the reign of king Hùng Vương; the site was a long-disputed territory between the Champa Đại Việt. It became Đại Việt territory in 1069 after Lý Thường Kiệt took victory over Champa as a result of the Đại Việt-Champa War; the area ceased to be the southernmost of Đại Việt following the political marriage of the Trần Dynasty princess, Huyền Trân, to Champa king, Jaya Sinhavarman III.
Princess Huyền Trân was king Trần Anh Tông's younger sister. Political matches made to acquire land was a traditional practice by Champa kings. Thanks to this marriage, Đại Việt acquired lands of what is now Quảng Trị Province and Thừa Thiên–Huế Province. During the time of the Trịnh–Nguyễn War, Vietnam was divided into two countries: Dang Trong and Dang Ngoai with the Gianh River as frontier line. Đồng Hới was an important fortress of the southern Nguyễn lords. The Đồng Hới Wall was considered the barrier that protected the Nguyễn lords from the attack by the northern Trịnh family. During the First Indochina War, the Đồng Hới airbase was used by the French to attack the Viet Minh in north-central Vietnam and the Laotian Pathet Lao army in central and southern Laos. During the Vietnam War, Đồng Hới was devastated by bombardments from the United States B-52 due to its location near the 17th parallel and the DMZ between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. On February 11, 1965 bombing destroyed much of the city.
The Tam Tòa Church, a Catholic cathedral, was damaged. Today the bell tower remains near the town center as a monument. On 19 April 1972, during a major North Vietnam offensive, a task force of four US ships were sailing off the coast of Vietnam — the USS Oklahoma City, USS Sterett, the USS Lloyd Thomas and the USS Higbee, they were attacked by three North Vietnamese MiGs in the battle of Đồng Hới. In an attempt to surprise the task force, the MiGs came in low, described as getting their feet wet. Despite the official stories, they did not surprise the task force, which had spotted them long before engagement range and were ready to shoot. Two ships, the Oklahoma City and the Sterett, had anti-aircraft missiles, while the Higbee and the Lloyd Thomas were armed with dual purpose 5" guns. All ships were at battle stations; this city is the narrowest land of Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, Quảng Bình province was merged into Bình Trị Thiên province. In 1990, Bình Trị Thiên was once again separated into three provinces.
Đồng Hới became the capital of Quảng Bình province. Đồng Hới is on the National Route 1A, North–South Railway, Ho Chi Minh Highway, at the coordinates 17 21' N and 106 10’ E. This city is in the heart of Quảng Bình Province, it borders Bố Trạch on the north, Quảng Ninh on the south, the South China Sea on the east and Quảng Ninh on the west. It is 50 km south of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, 50 km north of Bang Spa, 180 km south-east of Cha Lo border gate with Laos, it has a coastline of 12 km. Nhật Lệ River is the only river. Tro Lake is the source of fresh water; the Nhật Lệ Beach is endowed with white sand. There are many ways to get to Dong Hoi such as local bus at Hue North Bus Station. There are taxis from city center bus station; the bus fare is around $8. It takes 3.5 hours to drive to Dong Hoi/Quang Binh Town. Like all provinces in north and north central of Vietnam, there are four distinct seasons in Đồng Hới. In the spring, it is cool and foggy; the average annual temperature is 24.5C, aver
Quy Nhơn is a coastal city in Bình Định Province in central Vietnam. It is composed of 16 wards and five communes with a total of 284 km². Quy Nhơn is the capital of Bình Định Province; as of 2009 its population was 280,535 Historically, the commercial activities of the city focused on agriculture and fishing. In recent years, there has been a significant shift towards service industries and tourism. There is a substantial manufacturing sector; the town of Quy Nhơn was founded in the late 18th century, although its origins stretch back much further to the 11th-century Champa culture, the Tây Sơn dynasty and the 18th century seaport of Thị Nại. During the 1620s the town was host to Portuguese Jesuits. During the Ming treasure voyages of the 15th century, the Chinese fleet led by Admiral Zheng He would always make port at Qui Nhơn in Champa as their first destination after leaving China; the city is renowned as the birthplace of 18th century Vietnamese emperor Nguyễn Huệ and, more had a large American military presence during the Vietnam War.
Today the city is recognized as a first class city with a geo-economic priority and an urbanized infrastructure. The government describes it as one of the three commercial and tourism centres of the central southern coastal region. Quy Nhơn has a varied topography, being diversified with mountains and forests, fields, salt marshes, lagoons, rivers, shorelines and islands, its coastline is 42 km long with sandy beaches, abundant seafood resources and other natural products of economic value. The city has sixteen wards: Trần Hưng Đạo, Lê Lợi, Lê Hồng Phong, Trần Phú, Lý Thường Kiệt, Nguyễn Văn Cừ, Đống Đa, Thị Nại, Hải Cảng, Ngô Mây, Ghềnh Ráng, Quang Trung, Nhơn Bình, Nhơn Phú, Bùi Thị Xuân, Trần Quang Diệu, it has five villages of Nhơn Lý, Nhơn Hội, Nhơn Châu, Nhơn Hải and Phước Mỹ with a total area of 284.28 km² and a population of about 284,000 people. Quy Nhơn is served by Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific through Phu Cat Airport, with flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Quy Nhơn railway station could be reached by a branch off the main line of the North–South railway, but this line was suspended in May 2016. Reunification express trains stop only in Diêu Trì railway station, around 10 km west of Quy Nhơn. Quy Nhơn is one of the main industrial centres of the South Central Coast, behind only Da Nang and Nha Trang, it is the major industrial and service centre of Bình Định Province, including its largest industrial facilities at Phu Tai Industrial Park and Nhon Hoi Economic Zone. The city's economic activities include industries, export-imports, seaport services, aquatic product husbandry and tourism; the economic trend, at present, is service-based at the expense of agriculture and pisciculture. Cereals are cultivated on 2548ha of Quy Nhơn's land with an output of 13,021 tons as of 2009, just 2% of the province's total. Other crops included 10,891 tons of vegetables, 2795 tons of sugar-cane, as well as smaller amounts of coconuts and cashew nuts. Much of the city's industry is concentrated in and around Phu Tai Industrial Park in the west of the city along National Route 1A.
Quy Nhon is a major centre of garden furniture manufacturing. It has traditionally been relying on access to wood from Bình Định's forests as well as the Central Highlands provinces of Gia Lai and Kon Tum and as far as Cambodia's Ratanakiri and Laos' Attapeu Province. Most of the furniture factories are located in Phu Tai Industrial Park. Several chemical enterprises that supply the furniture and wood processing industry have been set up in the vicinity of the industrial park. Other industries in Quy Nhơn process agricultural and aquatic products, or produce construction materials and paper products. Bidiphar is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Quy Nhon, an exception to the city's general focus on basic and wood processing industries. Nhon Hoi Economic Zone is central to the city's and province's industrial development plans. However, as of late 2010 it was still in the early stages of development, with few factories completed. Quy Nhơn has seen only limited foreign investment; as of 2008, 13 foreign companies employed 1119 people in the city.
The economic structure of Quy Nhơn is a shift towards increasing the proportion of service industries, reducing the rate of agriculture and fisheries in GDP. The shares of agriculture and fisheries – industrial and construction – services in GDP in 2006 reached: 36.7% – 28% – 35.3%. Income per capita in 2010 was 1625 USD / person Quy Nhon has two universities: Quy Nhon University and Quang Trung University; as of 2009 they had a total teaching staff of 601 and 23,383 students, 13,704 of whom were female. There were 28,500 secondary school students. Xavier Le Pichon, French geophysicist Qui Nhơn travel guide from Wikivoyage