No Facebook in Vietnam, but Zuckerberg OK

No Facebook in Vietnam, but Zuckerberg OK

HANOI - The Associated Press
No Facebook in Vietnam, but Zuckerberg OK

A picture taken on December 26, 2011 shows Facebook's founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg (L) touring a village on a buffalo walked by a farmer at the popular mountainous tourist site of Sapa, in northern province of Lao Cai. AFP Photo

Vietnam may block its citizens from using to Facebook, but that didn't stop website founder Mark Zuckerberg from spending his vacation there.

Zuckerberg spent Christmas Eve in the popular tourist destination Ha Long Bay, local officialTrinh Dang Thanh says .

State-run media say Zuckerberg arrived in Vietnam on Dec. 22.

Zuckerberg spent Christmas Day at an ecolodge in the northern mountain town of Sapa and rode a buffalo, said Le Phuc Thien, deputy manager at Topas Ecolodge.

Zuckerberg, Facebook's 27-year-old CEO, founded the popular social networking site in 2004.
Vietnam's aggressive Internet censors block access to Facebook and other websites, but young Vietnamese easily bypass the restrictions.