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What to know about etiquette & customs in Vietnam
If you’re travelling to Vietnam for the first time, gaining a knowledge of local customs and etiquette will go a long way to help you avoid any embarrassing situations where you may inadvertently cause offence, or worse, get into serious trouble! Vietnamese people are very proud of their culture and heritage, and this is displayed in the subtle social conventions and customs you’ll encounter. We’ve spoken to some of the best travel bloggers for their top tips and created a h ...
7 interesting things that foreign tourists can only see in Vietnam
Happy Lifestyle Journal recently collects the shares of foreign tourists about the reasons why Vietnam is really a wonderful destination. See more Vietnam travel guide at here. 1. Fascinating beautiful landscapes Ha Long bay Hoi An old quarter Vietnam has wonders granted world heritage such as Ha long bay, Cu Cham islands, Phong Nha- Ke Bang cave and Hoi An old quarters. The attractive beauty of the wonders will bring surprise and passion when travelling to the small ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cu Lao Cham Island essential travel guide
Photo: Lang Du Cu Lao Cham Island is one of the most well-known attractions in Hoi An. The island possesses wonderful beaches and diverse undersea world. It attracts tourists not just by pristine and untouched beauty, but also the hospitality of locals. Photo: Wujian Cu Lao Cham Island, one of most visited attractions in Hoi An, is well-known for long white beaches, turquoise waters, and delicious seafood. Cu Lao Cham Island is located in Tan Hiep, Hoi An, Quang Nam, about 15km ...
The 21 reasons to fall in love with Vietnam
Vietnam should be on the top of everyone’s travel list. It’s that simple. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, epic food and pulsating energy, Vietnam will electrify all of your senses and seize you from all angles. Vietnam is at once crazy and serene, thrilling and relaxing. There are endless reasons to hop on a flight to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City and travel down or up this amazing country by train, plane, bus or — the preferred method of transport — 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 ...
Travel to Ly Son Island on the budget
Ly Son Island (also name Cu Lao Re) is a part of the city of Quang Ngai. The island was formed based on the volcano eruptions that had happened 25-30 million years ago. The aftermath of the eruptions can still be seen. When in Ly Son, travelers will get the chance to observe to amazing natural scenery and especially the deep blue seaside next to the pearly-white beach sand. The waves are calm. The water itself is so pure that you can see the bottom of the ocean, even when you are a long d ...
Let's come to the Mekong Delta in the floating season
While the days of September bring Hanoi the cold autumn breezes, the Mekong Delta river region has prolonged rains. Rains spread across everywhere and the floating season comes back this land. Travelling the Mekong Delta, at this time, tourists can enjoy distinguished beauty here. So where should we go in floating season? Let’s discover it! 1. Tra Su cajuput forest - a green party © Vincent One of top attractions that tourists often choose when they come to the Mekong Del ...
The reasons why you should travel Phu Quoc one time
Fringed with white-sand beaches and with large tracts still cloaked in dense, tropical jungle, Phu Quoc rapidly morphed from a sleepy island backwater to a must-visit beach escape for Western expats and sun-seeking tourists. Beyond the resorts lining Long Beach, it’s still largely undeveloped, so there's ample room for exploration and escaping. Dive the reefs, kayak in the bays, eat up the back-road miles on a motorbike, or just live the life of a lotus eater by lounging on the beach, ...
Common questions when visiting to Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc is a beautiful archipelago located deeply in the Gulf of Thailand, Kien Giang Province. In the southern coast of the country, Phu Quoc Island (Jade Island) - the largest island of Vietnam, which is also the largest of 22 islands at here. Crystal clear water, peaceful streams and unique variety of seafood are great advantages of Phu Quoc. See more Phu Quoc Island travel guide at here. In the southern coast of the country, Phu Quoc Island is one of the attractions and amazi ...
12 life lessons you can learn from crossing the street in Vietnam
In cities like Hanoi or Saigon where pedestrian crossings are merely something to speed over, stoplights are practically non-existent, one-way streets are laughed at, and thousands of motorbikes speed past without stopping, crossing the street can be an intense experience. The question, "how did the tourist cross the road" is not a joke, it's a real query from most visitors to Vietnam. To make it to the other side, you need to be brave, focused, and a risk-taker—just like in ...
Vietnam is the less-crowded and cheaper Thailand
For the longest time, Thailand was the classic Southeast Asian destination. Its beautiful beaches, cheap accommodations, and amazing food secured the country on the top of most travellers’ lists for the region. Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is UNESCO World Heritage site. Source: Getty Images But over the last few years, Vietnamhas started to steal the Southeast Asia spotlight — offering less-crowded and cheaper options for tourists. SmarterTravel have found nine reasons why Vietna ...
24 interesting facts about Ho Chi Minh City
Since I’ll be going to Ho Chi Minh City in October for vacation, I thought I would find some interesting facts about the city that I hope you enjoy as well. See more Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) travel guide at here. With the help of explorefacts.net and the blog Odysen, I found 24 facts that you might find useful if you travel around Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchi ...
Travel to Hoi An, not only Hoi An ancient town
Known as global famous destinations – an UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This picturesque town is a wonder, a beautiful example of a Southeast Asian trading port straight out of the 15th Century. Hoi An Vietnam has something for every kind of traveler: custom tailoring, unspoiled beaches, gourmet restaurants, traditional crafts, one of a kind attractions and much more. It’s easy to get to Hoi An and let your quest for a new wardrobe overtake your sightseeing agenda, Hoi An is the hea ...
Bac Ha plum tree gardens lure visitors for harvest in late May
People from the south – especially big cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho – think of plums as a Ha Noi specialty. But in reality they're grown on Bac Ha Plateau, 340km from the capital. After four of my friends and I left Ha Noi's noisy streets in the scorching heat one summer morning, we arrived in Bac Ha District in the afternoon. The region's climate was much cooler – with an average temperature of 21 degrees. Luxuriant plum tree gardens flanking the mou ...
Cham islands-wonderful environment for visitors
The Cham Islands are a cluster of islands in Tan Hiep Commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province. About 15 kilometres offshore from Cua Dai Beach, the Cham Islands are recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The Cham Islands constitute 8 islands namely Hon Lao (Pearl Island), Hon Dai (Long Island), Hon Mo (Tomb Island), Hon Kho me (Dry Island – mother), Hon Kho con (Dry Island – child), Hon La (Leaf Island), Hon Tai (Ear Island) and Hon Ong (Man Island). The total population ...
Cu Da ancient village – A making vermicelli village in Hanoi
Cu Da – A typical ancient village in Viet Nam. Boasting an archway, brick roads and many houses dating back to hundreds of years, Cu Da village in Thanh Oai district of northern former Ha Tay province has been listed as one of the few existing ancient villages in Viet Nam. The village is located on the bank of the Nhue river, around 35 km cuda vermicelli village southeast of Ha Noi. The river was once busy with ships and boats carrying goods, including rice, salt, cotton and fabric ...
A perfect trip to Vietnam - highlights of each area
From the island-studded seas of the north to the meandering waterways of the south, Vietnam is a country defined by the diversity of its land and the resilience and generosity of its people. Lonely Planet Traveller magazine shows you how to take the perfect trip to Vietnam. Halong Bay: best for coast The mystical landscape of Halong Bay, where over 2000 limestone islets rise from the Gulf of Tonkin. Once upon a time, a friendly dragon lived in the heavens above Halong Bay. With inva ...
Beautiful sceneries in the Central Highlands
The Central Highlands of Vietnam (Tây Nguyên) is one of the most fascinating areas in the country. Covering provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong, the Central Highlands is an area of stunning natural beauty... An overview Vietnam's Central Highlands region has slowly opened up to tourists over the past decade after years of government enforced travel restrictions and today foreigners can explore the main centres of this region with relative ease. Occ ...
Son Doong first named by Ho Khanh
Ho Khanh. Photo by Simon Dunne The famed Son Dong cave, in the core of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park which was recorded as the biggest cave in the world, was firstly named by Ho Khanh, the very first person known about its existence. Ho Khanh (or Hồ Khanh in Vietnamese) is the very first person over the world known about the cave since 1991. There are lots of untold stories about this man who has attached his life to the jungle Son Doong actually found about 20 years ago W ...
14 recommendations for a memorable visit in Hoi An
In this season, the weather in Hoi An is perfect to take a walk along the flower streets of this ancient town, ride a bike along Thu Bon river or swim in Cua Dai sea, enjoy fresh seafood and return to Hoi An in the sparkling light of lanterns. Hoi An is an ideal destination for relaxation and a favorite place for ladies. Which one will you choose among 14 recommendations below for your vacation here? 1. Dropping by a café and relaxing in airy spaces At any time of the day, fr ...
Vietnam photo tips: aperture is your best friend
Vietnam, and more generally Southeast Asia, are full of visual pollution. We are surrounded by plastic bags, motorbikes, flashy karaoke signs and electric wires. As a result, there is often a need for us to hide these distractions in our photos. Of course, if your subject is the mess, there’s no need mask it. But for a nice, clean portrait, aperture is an important tool to keep your images tidy. Aperture is the function on your camera that allows you to control depth of field. A ...
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