Hanoi, Vietnam, May 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- One of the four sacred animals, the turtle holds a special place in Vietnamese culture, being closely linked to Vietnam’s rich river system and its culture of wet rice cultivation. The sacred and mystical creature is considered a protector, and it is also the spiritual symbol guiding the company culture of Luxury Travel.
The turtle is been chosen as the sacred animal of the company because it symbolizes so many things: the harmony of heaven and earth, good and talented people, prosperity, longevity, knowledge, spirituality, peace, stability and sustainability.
The turtle is one of the Four Sacred Animals, the others being the dragon, the phoenix and the unicorn. The turtle as a sacred symbol may predate the others in Vietnam, going back to the days when the Viet people began their course of nation building and defense.
Hanoi is the heart of Vietnam, and the capital city has been the setting for great stories about legendary turtles, in particular the turtle of Hoan Kiem Lake. Hanoi is associated with the ascending dragon and the sacred turtle, making it a symbol of peace, stability and sustainability.
According to legend, emperor Le Loi received a magic sword called “Heaven’s Will” which brought him victory in his revolt against the Chinese Ming Dynasty. Ultimately, he gave it back to the Golden Turtle God in the lake that was formerly known as Luc Thuy (meaning “Green Water”) and thus it got its present name, Hoan Kiem Lake or “Lake of the Restored Sword.” The Turtle Tower (Thap Rùa) standing on a small island near the centre of lake is linked to the legend.
According to legend, the Hoan Kiem turtle is 500 years old and may appear on days celebrated in the capital. It is a signal of luck for anyone to spot this ancient creature. Since the founding of Luxury Travel Ltd. in 2004, the company founders and its luxury travel advisors (Luxers) have seen this giant turtle twice and believe that it has been a signal to build the company to last and find prosperity under the protection of the golden turtle.
Opened in 2004, Luxury Travel Ltd is the first luxury tour operator and DMC specializing in the art of travel for serving today’s most sophisticated travelers in Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand. It boats a fleet of luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors and serves thousands of high-end travelers every year. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator”