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These are rare images of Hanoi '90s through the eyes of the Japanese Ambassador
In 1994, young man Hiroshi Fukada with camera in hand has shown up around Hanoi to record the moments of "36 Old Streets" (Hanoi's Old Quarter). Now he is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Vietnam. The familiar cyclos on the streets of Hanoi. The long traditional dresses (Ao Dai) of the girls after school. A bustling street corner. Food stalls and the trendy Cubs's bike over 20 years ago. A candy store. Life on the ...
Tomb of Khai Dinh Emperor - The only tomb with East - West architecture in Hue
Khai Dinh Tomb, also known as Ung Tomb, built during 11 years, some materials are from France, Japan, China. This is the only tomb in Hue City has a combination of East-West architecture. Khai Dinh Tomb, also known as Ung Tomb, built during 11 years, some materials are from France, Japan, China. Once coming there, visitors can easily realize the prime location of the tomb, there is a low hill in the front, two statues including "Left Dragon" and "Right White Tigers". From tomb, visi ...
Visiting organic farms in Dalat, Vietnam
Here’s a photo tour of a Dalat organic farm that is permaculture inspired, an agri-tourism demonstration and education centre inspiring sustainable, nutritious food all in one. The current farm – stay model is one of the exciting types of tourism that attract domestic and foreign tourists. Particularly in Dalat – Lam Dong, Vietnam with an area of major agricultural production, mainly vegetables, flowers, tropical fruit and a high-tech agricultural center in the country, the tourism unit ...
10+ stunning photos show the beauty of Hoang Su Phi terraced fields in Northwestern of Vietnam
The fairy scene of the terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi is a worthy gift for tourists who overcome a long road full of obstacles. Unlike Mu Cang Chai or Y Ty, the terraces in Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang provinces) are steeper and more tottery. This makes the scene even more spectacular. In the harvesting season, Hoang Su Phi is in yellow but in the rainy season, it is a mixture of young green of rice and sparkling light of water on hundreds of stairs stretching from the peak to the foothills ...
Discover Saigon's wholesale seafood market in night
Every great seafood-eating city has a great seafood market - Tokyo has the Tsukiji Market, New York has the Fulton Market, and Ho Chi Minh City has the Binh Dien Market. Located on the outskirts of the city, Binh Dien is a huge market spanning 20,000 square metres. Boats and trucks arrive in the wee hours of morning to unload their produce, fresh from the rivers of the Mekong Delta, East Sea, and Gulf of Thailand. Before the first faint glimmer of light breaks the horizo ...
Visit Maneki-neko cats shrines in Gotoku-ji, the Tokyo’s Buddhist cat temples
Tokyo’s Buddhist cat temples, Gotokuji & Imado! How to visit the Japanese Maneki neko cats shrines. This article originally appeared on lacarmina.com Did you know that Tokyo has two temples… dedicated to lucky cats? At Gotokuji and Imado Shrines, Japanese visitors make prayers and offerings in front of thousands of cat statues! In this photo diary, I’ll show you both of these very special places, and provide all the travel information you ne ...
Visiting the breathtaking rice terraces of Tegallalang village in Ubud, Bali
After two blissful weeks exploring the exotic island of Bali, our tropical adventure was coming to a close. On my last day in Indonesia, I had one more item on my Bali bucket list that I wanted to check off… Written by Kevin & Amanda The breathtaking Tegallalang Rice Terraces. These famed cliffs of lush, sprawling rice terraces are located in the Tegallalang Village, about a half hour north of Ubud. You can easily hire a car to take you there. ...
15+ pictures that prove Japan looks better on film
I really enjoy taking my trusty Minolta on trips overseas. I love the grainy look of a film photo and the effort and time I put into taking photos. Especially when I only have a single shot left. With Digital photos I tend to become lazy and complacent: I’ll take 400 photos of a tree and never look at them or do anything with them or even think about them when I’m shooting. I want my photos to count, even if only to me. Written by Gemma Saunders So when I was planning my recent ...
Cau Hai Lagoon in April
Every April, I return to Cau Hai Lagoon, Hue to live in the floating life of local people and capture all of this area. Text and photos: Thang The See more Hue travel guide at here. I first traveled to Cau Hai lagoon in April of five years ago. It was when I first captured beautiful photos. The beauty of Cau Hai has strongly impressed me since then and I have taken many photos of it. Cau Hai Lagoon is rather large with Bach Ma mountain on one side and the coastal land on the othe ...
Yellow season in Northwestern Vietnam
In September, autumn brings a wonderful yellow season on every regions of Northwestern Vietnam, from Mu Cang Chai – Yen Bai, Y Ty – Lao Cai to Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang. Paddy fields of H’Mong people in Vu Lung Sung village, Trung Chai commune, Sapa, Lao Cai used to be recognized as one of seven most breathtaking terraced fields of Asia and the world by Travel & Leisure magazine. See more Vietnam travel guide at here. Text and photos: Lam Linh In September, it ...
In tranquil corner of street
In nature, each bird has a different name. The name can originate from its appearance or characteristics. It seems that among many species, pigeon is the best-loved bird. In the old times, pigeons were used to carry the messages from one place to another place, delivering good news to every parts of the world. Thus, pigeon is regarded as “BIRD OF PEACE” See more Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) travel guide at here. By: Ba Hanh At dawn, the flocks of birds gather in the heart ...
Purple lagerstroemia flowers
Flower seasons have been strucking corners of Hanoi. In spring, sua flowers spread their white carpet around the city; in April, lily flowers are elegant in the sunshine…All of a sudden, a purple lagerstroemia bud blooms in a corner of the street as a signal of the summer. See more Hanoi travel guide at here. Text and photos: Ha Thanh Kim Ma street stands the most beautiful lagerstroemia flowers A flower, a bunch and then the entire street are covered with the purple. Lage ...
The Brilliant Flamboyant Flowers of Sword Lake
The Flamboyant tree’s beautiful red flowers carpet each corner of the lake during the summer blooming season. The Flamboyant tree itself creates the most outstanding red colour, conjuring images of flames from a fire. Naturally, flamboyant trees grow around the lake area more than any other species. See more Hanoi travel guide at here. Text and photos: Ha Thanh Thus, when the flowering season comes, Sword Lake is a sight to behold. The blazing red flowers are seen with the pu ...
Spring walk on rocky plateau
On Tet holiday, while parents are busy with preparing for the traditional new year such as making cakes, brewing wine…, H’Mong children, dressing in beautiful clothes, enjoy the spring. See more Ha Giang travel guide at here. Text and photos by: Nguyen Viet Cuong Boys often wear black clothes with 9 buttons, a seven-color scarf around their necks or on their head while girls put on colorful costumes. Girls prefer sitting by the rocky fence in the streets or walk along ...
Looking at Tam Quan sedge
After Bến Tre, Tam Quan of Bình Định is known as the second largest coconut land of Vietnam. Villages here are not only surrounded by lush green coconut forests but it is also the homeland of immense sedge fields. The traditional Tam Quan sedge mat village is renowned throughout the country. Text by: Đào Tiến Đạt. Photos: Đào Tiến Đạt, Phạm Văn Chai, Ngọc Tuấn Tam Quan, Tam Quan Bắc and Hoài Châu feature the most sedge fields in H ...
Moments by the westlake of Hanoi
I’m living in Hanoi and I love Westlake, the open and fresh space in the bustling city. I’m a photographer and I have my own way to communicate with the Westlake. The lake is spacious and flat as a big mirror to reflect the landscape. It is bright in the sunrise and purple in the sunset of the summer. It is mysterious in the winter dew and sparkling in the yellow sunshine of the autumn… See more Hanoi travel guide at here. Photos: Thang The Fishing on the Westlake ...
Stairs to heaven in Northwestern Vietnam
I arrive in the northwest at harvest time in early autumn. For those who love travelling and adventures, this mighty and legendary route is always a strong draw. Northwest of Vietnam is famous for its pristine beauty. Most travel-lovers wish to witness terraced fields in its harvest season because at that time, thousands of yellow stairs will push your feelings to the heaven. See more abount Vietnam travel guide at here. Text and photos: Coc Tu From Hanoi, passing through zigzag paths t ...
Vietnam, Simple moments
Réhahn (*) was very successful with his printing and marketing company at the age of 21. However, after falling in love with Vietnam, in 2011, he decided to relocate to Hoi An to enjoy a simple and quite life there. See more Hoi An travel guide at here. From the view of a French photographer Photos & descriptions: Réhahn Croquevielle With his passion for photography, he travels by motorbike, stays at hostels, eats frugal meals and meets Vietnamese people, maki ...
Phu Yen, a view from the sky
Phu Yen is a wonderful coastal province in the South Central Coast of Vietnam and best-known for its incredibly beautiful white-sand beaches and bays, along with natural masterpieces. Phu Yen is famous for Da Dia reef, Dai Lanh lighthouse, and Xuan Dai bay. I have visited their several times to enjoy its pristine beauty and always want to come back. #related# Da Dia reef is considered a natural masterpiece of not only Phu Yen province but also Vietnam and ...
Dating with Tet holiday in Hanoi, Vietnam
Late winter in Hanoi, when the coldness of the Northeast monsoon has not been washed, the streets have already lit up with Tet colors. They are the green of trees and Vietnamese dong leaves, the red and pink of peach blossoms and the yellow of kumquats, all together marking the arrival of spring. See Hanoi travel guide at here. The nearer Tet comes, the more cheerful the atmosphere is. Locals welcome Tet by preparing not only material things but also spiritual ones. Tet is the time for fam ...
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 ...
Romantic Hoi An in twinkle lantern
Besides peaceful atmosphere, Hoi An travel also attracts tourists by sparkling lanterns. Lanterns are decorated everywhere in Hoi An’s Old Quarter, in front of restaurants, hotels making Hoi An really romantic. Lanterns in Hoi An are various from colour, material to pattern and models. Especially, lantern is made from silk and can fold which is a favourite kind of tourists for souvenir. Around the old quarter, tourists will easily see some stores decorated by the varie ...
Sapa in snow
In the evening of 24/01, Sapa (Lao Cai province, Vietnam) was covered in white after long hours of heavy snowfall. Sapa (Lao Cai) blanketed by snow in the twilight of 24/01. Snow appeared on all roads to the mountain summits and slopes. The residents’ roofs with a brand new look. Snow falling during a long time colors Sapa with icy white. Temperature was recorded to drop down to -3.1 Celsius degree. #related# The district centre on an infrequent snowy ...
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