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8 wonderful things you should know about Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo
Just a 10 minutes’ walk from the Shinjuku station, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a true natural oasis amid of the hubbub of the metropolis. It features three themed gardens, the English Landscape, the French Formal, and the Japanese Landscape. The park is much loved by tourists and locals alike for a lovely, relaxing day out. Read more Tokyo travel guide at here and Japan travel guide at here. What is Shinjuku Gyoen? Shinjuku Gyoen, a beautiful oasis amid the bustle of ...
Autumn comes in streets
The autumn comes after a storm, when the ground is soaked with pouring rain over a few days. After the storm, the sun spreads its blaze and its scorching rays chase people in streets. However, it is not the sunshine of the summer some days ago. It is another sunshine covering the streets, that of Autumn. See more Hanoi travel guide at here. By: Lam Linh No one can recognize it if they do not go to the market to buy some guavas or custard apples as offerings for the Homeless Souls Day. T ...
Dinh Cau Temple – the tourism symbol of the Jade island, Phu Quoc
In tourists and local residents’ eyes, Dinh Cau Temple (Dinh Cau Rock, Dinh Cau Shrine) is not only an ideal destination but also the tourism symbol of the Jade island – Phu Quoc. On the the centre beach of Phu Quoc, Dinh Cau Temple is an outstanding place because of its towering lighthouse. Dinh Cau Temple lies on the precarious rocks beside the Duong Dong river mouth that pours into the West sea. A shot of Dinh Cau Temple from above. To reach Dinh Cau Te ...
Local Phu Quoc food guide
Raw Herring in Phu Quoc During your visit to Phu Quoc Island, you must try some of the local traditional food. The Vietnamese adore their food and their culinary skill is renowned across the world. Not surprisingly, seafood dishes make up the bulk of the hometown favorites due to the abundance of fresh catch brought in by the local fisherman each day. Below we present some of the traditional dishes that are native to the region and will be sure to delight your tastes buds. Try delicious l ...
15 must-visit destinations of Phu Quoc island – The pearl of Vietnam
Phu Quoc island draws a huge influx of tourists every year for its attractive landmarks such as: pepper garden, Sao beach, Dai beach,… See more Phu Quoc Island travel guide at here. 1. Pepper Gardens Phu Quoc pepper farms. Photo: phuquocisslandguide.com Wandering around the green pepper garden, seeing how the farmers look after their pepper is such a liberating experience to anyone. The largest pepper garden of the area is Khu Tuong, which is located about 15 km north of D ...
12 ultimate things to do in Saigon
Have you ever wondered whether in Saigon, there are still some fascinating places, a bunch of cheap yet tasty food and many amazing things that you have never given a try yet? Yeah, there’s always something new to do in Saigon. Whether you came to Saigon for higher education or just moved from another place to settle down, Saigon may still be a mysterious place to discover. This article shows you a walkthrough of how to enjoy the best of Saigon. See more Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) ...
Climbing Takou Mountain Mui Ne, Vietnam
After spending some nice, lazy and relaxing days at the White Sands Dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam, we figured we needed some exercise. And what is better than climbing a mountain when you get restless?! We had read in travel blogs about this Tà Cú (Ta Ku or Takou) Mountain with a big Buddha, so we booked a taxi and headed inland for the mountain. Well, taxi and taxi, it was actually a rusty ramshackle open jeep! The driving turned out to be a complete nightmare in the crazy noisy ...
Mui Ne, Vietnam essential guide by Matt Hilton
Mui Ne, Binh Thuan provine, Vietnam. Photo by: weibo.com/wangshihu Located at the southern end of Vietnam’s enchanting eastern coastline, Mui Ne is the last coastal outpost before the chaos of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Sitting modestly just four hours outside of the hustle and bustle, Mui Ne is without doubt the angel on the shoulder of Saigon. Laid back vibes pour from the heart of Mui Ne as it boasts the capacity to offer a little something for everyone. Backpackers travel i ...
Rustic central cakes that visitors fascinated in Central Vietnam
Central Vietnam – the land of sunshine and wind – always a great place for every tourist believers, especially the favorite tourist travelers phượt. Besides the attractive destinations, the central strip also caused many tourists to linger by the special dishes unique and attractive but nowhere has it. Among the central dish, cakes are always the specialty that you can not ignore when to strip this sunny and windy will introduce you to the Central Vietnam for cakes which we co ...
A trip to Lang Co
More than 16 hours on the train from Hanoi TN1, we were “compensated” with endless beaches, Lap An lagoon blue and Bach imposing mountains of Lang. 1. The trip Lang – member club of the world’s most beautiful bays is determined lightning – just two days before departure. Seven agreed to go slow train TN1 to save costs. Many people in the group feel the time as when first stopped the rocking chair sat prescription, no conditioning. More than 16 ho ...
Discovering Six Senses Con Dao Resort
Stretching over 1,600 km along the eastern coast of the Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam is a country of immense beauty and geographical diversity with something for everyone, no matter you are a nature buff, history and culture enthusiast or one who appreciates the charms of a simple life. One of the most secure travel destinations in Southeast Asia, Vietnam warmly welcomes travelers from around the world to enjoy its virgin white sand beaches and amazing islands, hundreds of beautiful lakes and fa ...
Discover Hue by bicycle
My hands grip the rain-slicked handlebars. My tired legs turn the wheels in trembling circles as I wiggle my way down the road. Erica and Rich’s bright rain macs are up ahead, beacons in the drizzle. Perhaps you can indeed forget to ride a bike. See more Hue travel guide at here. Wary of not wasting our first day in Hue, Vietnam because of bad weather, we’d optimistically decided to hire bikes. At $1 to hire for the day, alarms bells should have probably rung, part ...
Exploring Hue by cyclo
Hue – the ancient capital of Vietnam, is a city full of green trees with a peaceful atmosphere, quiet but equally busy, and crowded. The city has preserved the tombs, temples and many gardens with the ages of several hundred years. Hue is famous not only for being the focus of the tombs, and palaces of the kings of the Nguyen Dynasty but Hue is also famous for its beautiful nature. Arrive in Hue, you will be overwhelmed with its quiet, and peaceful setting in a romantic nature, which i ...
A practical guide to Mui Ne: Where to stay, what to eat & what to do
In my prior post about Mui Ne, I talked about some wonderful soups, of lazy nights watching the sun set into the water and of taking a motorbike along the beach. While the narrative is usually my focus, it’s always good to give some practical information with the narrative, so my part two for my time in Mui Ne is just that. (I have two other “crash courses” as well – Marrakesh and Montreal. Perhaps I’m just writing them for cities starting with an M?!). Mui N ...
Notes on Phu Quoc Island – Southeast Asia’s next big thing
Phu Quoc is an island of Vietnam in the deep south of the country, off the coast of Cambodia. I had never heard of it until I came to Vietnam, and having been in Vietnam for much of the past two years I’ve since heard varying opinions about it. For my first visit I combined a Mekong Delta trip, making my way through the Delta to Rach Gia for the ferry to Phu Quoc, and then got a flight back to Saigon. I figured three days would be enough time to visit. Turns out I was wrong. The island ...
24 hours in Hue: Ancient Capital of Vietnam
Renowned as the most royal city in Vietnam, Hue has enough charm to keep you staying as long as you can afford the time to visit. See more Hue travel guide at here. A peaceful morning in Hue 5:00am: Invite your friends to ride motorbikes to Thuan An beach at dawn. You can enjoy a perfect cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. 6:00am: Take pictures at Quoc Hoc Hue - Century Old High School – one of the oldest and the most beautiful schools in Vietnam. Its area i ...
Tips for exploring the temples in Bagan
photo credit: flickr Sunrise at Bagan Built between the 11th and 13th centuries, Bagan is an archeological paradise, with over 4,000 temples covering a dusty plain of 40 square miles! Take your camera. This landscape offers unrivaled vistas and uninterrupted panoramas that are what photographers dreams are made of. Where else but Myanmar could you climb to the top of a 1,000 year old temple for a better view of the sunset? Following a huge earthquake in 1975 some questionabl ...
9 things to know before visiting temples in Myanmar
Myanmar (Burma) people are very religious and respect for religious works. Therefore, travelers should note some certain rules as to visit temples in the country. Take off your shoes when entering the temple area Normally, you would have to take off shoes and socks at the port, except for some places allowing to go into the temple. When Myanmar was a British colony, people were outraged when the British did not take off shoes when entering the temple area. We can say this custom ...
Luang Prabang: Why you should visit South-east Asia's best preserved city now
Twenty years after Unesco recognition, Luang Prabang’s star still shines. Go now before the superfast trains get there. 'The river snaked into the jungle, reminding me of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness' 'Don’t catch the speedboat to Luang Prabang from Huay Xai; they crash and people die.” These were travellers’ yarns, we’d thought – but the next day our speedboat did almost that, hitting a drifting tree trunk at 50mph, the long tail mot ...
Con Dao Islands travel guide
If you want to know how is peace, come to Con Dao Islands! Trying to come once to Con Dao Islands, you will feel peaceful and tranquil beauty here. At the end of afternoon, taking bicycle and riding around along the coast, watching the sunset is enough to make you satisfied. See more Con Dao Islands travel guide at here. 1. Time to visit The appropriate time for you to explore Con Dao Islands is from April to September every year. At this period of time the weather is stabl ...
Aboriginal peoples experience disclosure required when traveling in Singapore
The island population of lions disclose locations for travelers pocket, like Hainanese chicken rice where the most delicious, most cheaper shopping areas, night zoo located? Botanic Gardens is a haven of many trees and hundreds of flowers colors. Gardens are open daily free from 5am to midnight. Tiong Bahru as many visitors neighborhood favorite with many shops, boutiques, bars decorative eye. Do not forget to enjoy the local cuisine in an outdoor dining area. From spi ...
Phu Quoc fishing guide
Your complete guide to fishing on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Phu Quoc is known for its seafood and as such the Island is great for fishing as well. Some tourists actually come to Phu Quoc for a fishing holiday. There are 3 types of fishing related activities that you can engage in here on Phu Quoc: 1. Shore fishing – small fish 2. Deep sea fishing – tuna, marlin/swordfish, grouper, kingfish, cobia, snapper, etc 3. Night ...
Tips for a cheap Hong Kong tour
Here are some my experiences for travel in Hong kong, if you have intend to go there you can refer. 1. Tips You should buy tickets in advance from Cathay Pacific airplane including meal or when it has promotion program buy 1 get 1. Hong Kong is a country requires for Visa so you can make it via Agencies because you can not ask for yourself, it costs about 90 USD and will be faster. MTR ( or Mass Transit Railway) card called Octopus in Hong Kong, we buy to travel aroun ...
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