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Tra Que Village – A must-see place in Hoi An
Calling it “the loveliest village on earth” seems to be an ambitious statement for Tra Que if you haven’t made your way to the stunning Hoi An countryside. Once you arrive though, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this little corner of the earth. Text & photos: Rehahn C. Located 3 km from the center of Hoi An, Tra Que village is well-known as its freshest and cleanest vegetable and herb supplier. You can easily get there by motorbike, bicycle, or simply a light walk. This ...
8 things to do and see you shouldn't miss while traveling to Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam has recently been named one of "The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime". Having visited Hoi An over new year 2015, I can definitely agree with this article. The 4 days I spent in Hoi An were fantastic! Filled will tailors, markets, Ancient temples and bridges, bicycles, baguette (Banh Mi) and scooters. This is my list of top things to do while you're in Hoi An. Written by Nico Vermeulen 1. Tailor shops Hoi An is famous for tailor-made clothes. You ...
Visit Hue in the lotus season
With each trip to Hue, I feel a deep love for the ancient citadel. Returning to this landscape in spring, I indulge in the aromatic smell of numerous lotus petals. See more Hue travel guide at here. On the way to the city center, the April sunshine is scorching at noon. However, in the shade of tamarind trees along the street, I don’t feel dazzled by the sun. From the Western quarter, I travel to the Perfume river for some sightseeing. By the river, Le Loi street is peacefully we ...
Charming Marble mountains in the spring
When I was three, I was interested in a legend about the Marble mountains told to me by my grandfather. However, not until this spring, did I have a chance to visit the mountains. The trip made me explore and love the area, where mountains, sea, islands, isles, hills, falls and streams meet. See more Danang travel guide at here. Text and photos: Duong Thuy The Marble mountains by the sea We drive about 10km from Danang along Hoang Sa boulevard – the magnificent curved stree ...
Unique community based tourism in Hoi An
By introducing traditional customs to visitors with simple activities, the community based tour in Hoi An, Fish & Chip is a new charming attraction in the ancient town. See more Hoi An travel guide at here. Text and photos: Quoc Hai “Mr. Doan Tan’s career” A fisherman, who has worked on the sea for more than 50 years, Mr. Doan Tan in Cam An ward, Hoi An has turned to navigating a wooden barge with visitors on the river to share his joy of the water. He is taking ...
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 ...
Enjoy a special night in Bach Ma National Park
Located about 50 kilometers from Hue city, the Bach Ma National Park is home to the land border between the former quiet capital city and the dynamic city of Danang. Bach Ma National Park Hue is 1.450m high compared to sea level. It used to be a safe shelter for our soldiers in the fiercest years of war against America. It was discovered by the French engineer M. Girard in 1932, but the French then turned the place into a resort area with 139 distinct system villas, hotels, pools, road ...
One day at Thuan An beach – a bustling beach in Hue city
Hue city is not only famous for the Citadel, royal tombs but also for its beautiful and attractive long beaches. Along with Lang Co beach, Tam Giang lagoon, Thuan An beach is the masterpieces of Hue which attracts a lot of tourists. Thuan An beach is situated nearby Thuan An mouth, where Huong River runs to Tam Giang lagoon and then to the sea… Different from the neighboring beaches of Centre, the terrain and climate create Thuan An miraculous beach. People coming to Hue cannot leave ...
Top 5 things to see in Hue
Once the capital of Vietnam and the seat of the Nguyen dynasty (1802–1945), Hue is located 12km (7 miles) from the coast on a narrow stretch of land in Thua Thien-Hue province, which borders Laos in the west. It's roughly midway between Hanoi to the north and Ho Chi Minh City to the south. Today, the city is one of Vietnam’s more noteworthy attractions, thanks to its eventful history as well as its cultural and intellectual connections, made all the more inviting by its scenic lo ...
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 ...
The wheel of fortune keeps turning in ancient Hoi An
Local herbs: Tourists learn how to make salad during a cooking class at Water Wheel Restaurant in Tra Que herb village in Hoi An town. — VNS Photos Cong Thanh Tra Que village, 2km from Hoi An town, was a wonderful stopover for Bill Zou and Alexandra Pabon from New York. They had time to travel around the UNESCO-recog-nised heritage port city and taste its food. But they found the most fun was learning to cook Vietnamese food – and then eating it. Tra Que Water Wheel, in ...
Rural village outside Vietnam's ancient town seeks to become tourist stop
Local travel firm Rose Travel Services Co., Ltd organized last month a pilot program to lead 52 international students of the University of Oslo to An My Village, some three kilometers away from downtown Hoi An. The trip was also part of extra-curricular activities arranged for the students by the University of Oslo in coordination with Vietnam’s Da Nang Univeristy, according to Lao Dong Newspaper. See more Hoi An travel guide at here. The Norwegian student group headed for A ...
5 must - dos while you're in Hoi An
Formerly a happening trading port in post-modern South East Asia, Hoi An is now famous for being an exotic tourist attraction in the South Central Vietnam. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers its guesses a peaceful ambiance. Most of the time, tourists prefer to visit Hoi An’s classic architecture and religious sites as well as to purchase traditional souvenirs and bespoke clothing from the town’s renowned tailor shops. See more Hoi An travel guide at here. However, Hoi ...
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