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Conference Venue

AADGC 2018 will take place at the D5 Hall which located inside the Campus 1 of Tra Vinh University. D5 Hall will provide us with an excellent range of seats in larger space and nearby smaller meeting room, biggest exhibition space as well as superb socializing spaces for receptions and conversations over coffee or drinks.

Address: Tra Vinh University, 126 Nguyen Thien Thanh Street, Ward 5, Tra Vinh City, Tra Vinh Province, Viet Nam.

For conference attendees, we can pick up at 2 locations: Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Turtle Lake - Government Guesthouse (23 Pham Ngoc Thach, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City) from 12AM-12PM, Oct 16th, 2018.  The guests booking information in the hotels must be confirmed with TVU staffs for convenience picking up and seeing off.

 For more information, please contact: Ms. Lam Thi Thu Thao; Mobil: +84 945.188.938; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tra Vinh University
126 Nguyen Thien Thanh, Ward 5, Tra Vinh City, Vietnam



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Accommodation

v We have cars pick up guest to the conference, for convenient reasons, these are 5 hotels should be chosen.

v Booking information must be confirm by TVU staffs to:

+ Pick up and returns guests in the airport at a timely manner.

+ An assembly of guest in the hotels will be support for useful information, pick up from hotel to the D5 hall, Tra Vinh University where this conference takes place and returns, welcome dinner, farewell dinner,...

v Contact and Support:

 Ms. Lam Thi Thu Thao; Mobil: +84 945.188.938; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Hotels

Contact information Room rates

Quantity

Tra Vinh Conference Center and Guest House
   

Address:  25 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Ward 6, Hamlet 7, Tra Vinh City.

 Tel.:  +84. 294. 3.460.001 3.460.001

♦ 25-50 USD

 (400.000- 1.000.000VND)

63 rooms

(Included 2 VIP rooms)

Service include Location Notes

·   Breakfast 

·   Free wifi 

·   Large parking lot.

·   Service 24/24.

 -    4km from Tra Vinh market

 

♦ Massage

♦ Coffee

♦ Karaoke 
 

Cuu Long Hotel

***

+La Trau Xanh Restaurant  
 Contact information  Room rates  Quantity

Address:  999 Nguyen Thị Minh Khai St., Hamlet 7, Tra Vinh City.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel.: + 84.294. 3862615 – 3.862623 –  3866867

Fax: + 84.294.3.866027 
 ♦ 25-50 USD

(400.000- 1.000.000 VND)

 51 rooms

(Included 2 VIP rooms)

 Service include  Location  Notes

·   Breakfast 

·   Free wifi 

·   Large parking lot.

·   Service 24/24.

 Near Tra Vinh market and downtown area  
 

Tra Vinh city guest house

(Vinh Tra Hotel)

**

+ Đai Han Kim Restaurant

 

Contact information  Room rates Quantity

Address: 4A Nguyen Thị Minh Khai St., Hamlet 1, Tra Vinh City.

Tel.:+84294.3.868.088

Fax: +84.693 729 420

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

♦15-35 USD

(400.000- 700.000 VND)

40 rooms

Service include  Location Notes

·   Free wifi 

·   Large parking lot. 

Near Tra Vinh market  and downtown area

 
 

Gia Hoa 1

**

 

Contact information Room rates Quantity

Address: 75 Nguyen Thị Minh Khai St., Ward 5, Hamlet 7, Tra Vinh City.

Tel.: + 84.294. 3.864477

+84.901.062.699 – 903.732.170

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

♦ 15-20 USD

(320.000- 450.000 VND)
14 rooms
Service include Location Notes

·   Breakfast

·   Free wifi

Near downtown area  
 

Hoan My 1

**

 

 

 

Contact information Room rates Quantity

Address: 105 Nguyen Thị Minh Khai St., Ward 1, Hamlet 7, Tra Vinh City, Tra Vinh Province.

Tel.: + 84.294. 3. 862.211

Fax: + 84.294. 3.869.666

♦ 13-20 USD

(290.000- 460.000 VND)
23 rooms
Service include Location Notes

·   Free wifi  

Near downtown area  

Kindly note that participants will be responsible for covering all accommodation fees and expenses including items consumed in the hotel room, personal calls and usage of business center. To avoid unnecessary expenses, please check on the rates with the front desk hotel staff before making any phone calls. You may also purchase an international pre-paid telephone cards which are available in any convenient stores outside the hotel.

All personal valuables brought by the participants to the event are the responsibility of the participants. A suitcase that can be locked is recommended for cameras, laptop computers or other valuable items you may wish to bring. Participants may also deposit valuable items in the hotel’s safety deposit box, which is available in the hotel rooms.

 Laundry service is available in the hotel. Please check the prices at the reception desk.

Tourist side in Vietnam:

1.     Phu Quoc:

Phú Quốc is a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. Phu Quoc locates in Kien Giang Province of Vietnam's Mekong Delta Region. It's known for white-sand beaches and resorts, most of which are along the palm-lined southwest coast. More than half of the island is part of Phu Quoc National Park, which features mountains, dense tropical jungle, hiking trails and wildlife. Duong Dong is the largest town, with day and night markets selling crafts, produce and fish.

The annual average temperature is only about 28 degrees Celsius. However, the dry season (October to March next year) is the most beautiful time of Phu Quoc.

You can transport to Phu Quoc by domestic plane from Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh city; transit at Kien Giang and go to Phu Quoc high speed train or ferry. The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island is 500 km,  it takes 5-7 hours for bus depending on traffic jam.

https://wiki-travel.com.vn/Uploads/picture/Thaophuongnguyen-172219032242-bai-sao.jpg

This section of Phu Quoc Island tours and activities is ideal if you’re looking to explore this tropical destination and its surrounding islets. There are plenty of things to do on Phu Quoc Island besides lounging on the beach with a drink in hand. Nature lovers can explore breathtaking waterfalls and quaint villages within the island. Traveller also can enjoy a fun-filled day at the iconic Vinpearl Land Amusement Park, which is fitted with thrilling slides and splash pools, as well as an aquarium housing 300 marine species. Best of all, the majority of daytrips and tour packages in Phu Quoc Island includes transport, local guides, and meals. Therefore, you only need to sit back, relax and make the most out of your relaxing holiday on the island.

2.     Vung Tau:

With ocean on three sides, Vung Tau is a seaside break with the light and sea air makes it refreshing from sultry Saigon. Vung Tau is relatively quiet during the week and crazy at weekend by the shore excursion by many tourists from Ho Chi Minh City. 

Vung Tau is 111km far from Ho Chi Minh City,  who love traveling by boat can continued go to Con Dao island, what was voted like one of the 10 best and most mysterious island by of Lonely Planet.

The best time to come to this "paradise" is from March to September. At this time the sea is calm, the weather is cool, the transportation is convenient. Some hotels in Con Dao island have free service to pick up and see off tourists from airport, that information should be asked reception officer before booking room. To save money, tourists should hire the bike, motor or car for lasting time travel.

3.     Da Lat:

Da Lat is located in highland which perched 1500 metres above sea level on the Lang Biang plateau, the quaint capital of Lam Dong province. A temperate climate and fertile soil have earned Da Lat the moniker “city of eternal spring” and it is one where the flowers bloom, birds sing and the air is clear, fresh and redolent of fine.

Da Lat’s weather likes as four seasons in one day. Famous about waterfalls and countryside, the best way to explore Da Lat is on two wheels, whether you are driving yourself or you ride pillion.

On a motorbike you can smell the pines, see the flowers, feel the cold air and drink in the stunning pastoral scenery. Tour companies or hotel have alot of Motorcycle for hire.

A one-day trip is a great way to cover many of the Da Lat sights such as Truc Lam Pagoda, Crazy House, Elephant Waterfalls and Pongour Waterfalls, ect...

Da Lat is famed for its agricultural prowess, growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers, silk, dairy, rice and coffee. In 2015 Starbucks also introduced their first ever coffee from Viet Nam, a fancypants limited edition single-origin coffee “Starbucks Reserve Vietnam Da Lat”.

(https://www.travelfish.org/location/vietnam/central_highlands/lam_dong/da_lat)

4.     Nha Trang:

Depending on the time to rest in Nha Trang, you can choose to travel in Nha Trang city, travel in the beach or go to Cam Ranh Bay, Binh Ba Island, Van Phong Bay, Ninh Van Bay,... you can enjoy food in Lac Canh restaurant or seafood.

Vinpearl Land is located in Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang. This is the famous land with resort, trees and garden, water park. It takes 8-9 hours from Ho Chi Minh city to Nha Trang city by bus or train. Using cable from 6AM to 10PM to go to Vinpearl Land and come back Nha Trang city.

5.     Da Nang:

Da Nang is located between three world heritages: Hue ancient capital, Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary. Da Nang also has many famous tourist attractions such as Ngu Hanh Son, Ba Na, Son Tra Peninsula, Hai Van Pass, romantic Han river with Han River rotate bridge - the pride of the city.

Da Nang tours let you see the historical beauty of Vietnam, such as spectacular landscapes in the countryside, Buddhist temples, and iconic shop houses overlooking the Thu Bon River. As Vietnam’s fourth-largest city, most travellers make their way to Da Nang due to its close proximity to the well-known My Khe Beach, Lang Co Beach, Hoi An and My Son.

It takes 1 hour from Ho Chi Minh city to Da Nang by plan and 30 minutes from Da Nang center to Hoi An ancient town. For more experience, you can choose the motorbike to travel Da Nang. Scuba diving at Cham island, 4-couses cooking class, Bach Ma National park, Ba Na Hill, fishing tour,… should be discovered by you.

6.     Phong Nha:

Quang Binh preserves many different relics, and is blessed with a 116.04km long coastline, exotic landscapes such as Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park were UNESCO recognized as world natural heritage. Bau Tró culture, Phu Tu copper drum is a precious site of Quang Binh. Dong Hoi is the city located in Quang Binh province.

If you travel to Dong Hoi city, you shouldn't miss Phong Nha cave which is far 47km from the city. From Phong Nha, you move to East side 25km, Thien Duong cave (Paradise cave) was more beautiful than Phong Nha, more spectacular than Phong Nha cave though not easy to walk up hundreds of steps in the jungle. Phong Nha cave and Thien Duong cave should be the best place to discover.

(https://phongnhaexplorer.com/en/phong-nha-ke-bang-national-park/paradise-cave.html)

7.     Ha Long Bay:

Besides Phong Nha, Ha Long Bay is in lists of natural wonders of the world. "Ha Long" means "Bay of Descending Dragons" following the story of "Dragon appears on HaLong Bay". Halong Bay is located in Quang Ninh province, north of Vietnam, 170 km (105 mi) east of Hanoi. The bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and biodiversity. It has an area of 1,500 square kilometers and has a coastline about 120 kilometers away from Hanoi.

There are many service in Halong Bay: seaplanes to look over Halong Bay, being fishermen, bamboo boat-rowing, kayaking, high speed boat,… On the anniversary of the Liberation Day of Quang Ninh, the National Liberation dayand the International Labors’ Day,  Ha Long Carnival contribute to the introduction of the land and people of Quang Ninh- a World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder to international and domestic friends. Ha Long Carnival has constantly been innovated in the organization with many abundant and attractive contents and art programs creating a highlight and attracting the attention of domestic and international tourists.

8.     Sapa:

Sapa is located in Lao Cai province and it is far 30km from Lao Cai center. Sapa is the best place in the country to experience first-hand exactly how many rural communities continue to live their daily lives. If you come this far north, you'll almost certainly do so to visit the nearby villages of the minority Hmong, Dao, Tay and Giay peoples.

 The best time to travel Sapa is March to May and September to November due to weather and travel convenience. If you come from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa, you can go by plan and take the bus Ha Noi- Lao Cai to go there; from Ha Noi, bus or train is the best choice for the distance (300km). There are a lot of travel bus: Camel Travel, Sapa express, HaSon- HaiVan,…For relax, you just sip a bitter cup of coffee while watching the terraced fields, and enjoy the cool and fresh weather ...you will feel refresh yourself, Sapa will take you back to nature.

For more information about travel in Viet Nam, just visit: https://en.travel.com.vn/du-lich-viet-nam.aspx

Public Transportation

      ♦ From the airport:

       SATSCO supplies the public bus from Tan Son Nhat airport to:

        Western bus station: Airport Bus No.119 (http://en.sats.com.vn/airport-bus/airport-bus-119-tan-son-nhat-airport-mien-tay-bus-station-binh-tan-district)

        Eastern bus station: Airport Bus No.159  (http://en.sats.com.vn/grand-opening-of-the-bus-route-no159-mien-dong-bus-station-tan-son-nhat-airport-an-suong-bus-station)

       Ho Chi Minh City center: Shuttle Bus No.49 (http://en.sats.com.vn/tan-son-nhat-airport-bus/shuttle-bus-49-directly-from-the-airport-to-your-hotel)

       23/9 Park: Airport Bus No.109 (http://en.sats.com.vn/tan-son-nhat-airport-bus/airport-bus-109-tan-son-nhat-airport-ben-thanh-market)

If you want to go to Tra Vinh, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Ca Mau, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, An Giang, Can Tho, Long An, Tien Giang you can choose Bus 119 to go Western Bus Station and book Phuong Trang Express bus to continue your next trip. The booking phone number of  Phuong Trang Express bus is 1900.6067. Booking online: https://futabus.vn/e/ve-xe-phuong-trang-huong-dan-dat-ve.html.

 For personal trips, please refer to the following options of transportation:

♦ Taxi: 

Taxi Vinasun- Ho Chi Minh City: (www.vinasuntaxi.com) - 028.38.27.27.27

Taxi Mai Linh- Ho Chi Minh City: (http://www.taximailinh.com) - 02838.38.38.38

Taxi Mai Linh- Tra Vinh City: 02943.57.57.57

Taxi Thanh Thuy- Tra Vinh City: 02943.86.86.86

Taxi cheapest in Tra Vinh: 02943.82.82.82

Uber taxi- Grab taxi (Ho Chi Minh City, Hà Nội City, Đà Nẵng City): they have app on phone, so you can download and choose the service.

♦ “Xe om” (Mototaxi): 

Uber mototaxi- Grab mototaxi (Ho Chi Minh City, Hà Nội City, Đà Nẵng City): they have app on phone, so you can download and choose the service.
     Choosing the local mototaxi, you need to be good at bargain to not be over charges.

♦ Car rental: this service takes place at Tan Son Nhat airport, please connect this website for more information “http://en.sats.com.vn/car-rental”

Climate and Attire

     Vietnam has very complicated weather patterns. Broadly there are two completely different climate zones between North and South of Viet Nam. Tra Vinh is located on the South- West of Viet Nam; the Southern Vietnam's rainy season is October to March, and sunny season is in April to September. The temperature of Southern Vietnam in general and Tra Vinh in particular is from 28 to 32 Celsius degree with the warm, windy weather and having a little bit of rainfall in the time this conference takes place. Therefore, the guest's attire should be prepared like a summer clothes.

Exchange rate

Foreign currencies are not accepted in most shops, so it is best for you to change your foreign currency to the local currency, which is Vietnam Dong.

The current foreign exchange rate is approximately US$ 1.00 = VND 21,390. These rates are subject to market fluctuations so please check them again prior to your departure date. If you come to Vietnam with some foreign cash, you can exchange it for VND upon arrival at the international airport, banks or currency exchange establishments. You may get a slightly better rate of return at banks but you will always lose a little bit in the exchange agencies. The disadvantage of going to a bank to exchange money is that you need to show a passport for identification and you need to fill out a form first. Alternatively, at currency exchange booths you can exchange money instantly. The currency exchange booths around tourist locations such as Ben Thanh Market may charge a higher transaction fee so it is best to avoid them unless you are in a hurry. Also please note that many exchange places will not accept old or torn bills. Bring new and crisp bills in order to get the best exchange rate. If you happen to have damaged bills that no one else will accept, simply go to a bank and exchange it for a new note for a nominal fee.

Credit cards are accepted by hotels and some shops, however cash is also necessary. There are now a number of ATMs accepting international cards. Please note that most ATMs charge a fee of approximately US$ 4 for use of international cards. Most HSBC and TechCom ATMs allow a per transaction maximum withdrawal of 5 million to 6 million dong. Other ATMs allow around 2 million dong. For large withdrawals, the ATM will dispense 500,000 dong notes which you will then have to exchange for smaller bills for small purchases.

            If you need really large sums of cash, Western Union is the best way to go. It is less expensive and more hassle-free than bank wire transfers, and there are hundreds of locations within Ho Chi Minh City alone. Depending on the amount, you may pay less in a Western Union transaction fee than on international cash advance fees through your bank or credit card. Simply get a friend or family member to go to a Western Union branch back home and fill out the appropriate paperwork. Be sure that the spelling of the name of the recipient matches exactly as it is shown on the passport – even one letter off is ground for refusal. 

 

Electricity

Electricity used in Vietnam is 220v-50Hz. The types of plug are A and C (as pictures below):

CA

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