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The Complete Guide to travel to Cambodia

When people think of traveling to Cambodia, the first thing that comes to mind is Angkor Wat. While Angkor Wat is truly magnificent, there’s so much more that Cambodia has to offer. With spectacular temples, beautiful islands and beaches, and a rich cultural heritage, it’s a shame to miss out Cambodia. In this travel guide ... Read more
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Guide to Nam Cat Tien National Park

While it would be hard to come up with an extremely complete guide to Nam Cat Tien National Park, with its whopping 71,350 hectares of land and a plenitude of flora and fauna, this will give you a bird’s eye view of what you need to know before hitting up the road to it.  Just ... Read more
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Tipping in Vietnam

To tip or not to tip, that is the question that plagues vacationers while traveling in Vietnam. We are so used to American and European cultures but sometimes so clueless as to how services in Asia should be tipped. Perhaps a complete guide to tipping in Vietnam will help you solve this dilemma. Just imagine, ... Read more
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Quick guide to Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City

While everybody in the world has probably heard of the Grand Bazaar in Turkey, the Christmas Markets in Viena, or the Chatuchak Market in Thailand, Vietnam has something that’s the same, but different, to offer. This is a guide to Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City – the place that has it all, from ... Read more
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Guide to Cai Rang Floating Market

There is always something unparalleled and exceptional that can only be found in local markets, most especially a floating one. It’s a tradition that dates back to a couple of decades (or even more), and the continuous usage of it makes it more renowned. Let’s take a step back in time and enter the best ... Read more
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The Top 10 Beautiful Beaches in Vietnam

When you think of Vietnam, you think of pho, banh mi, the nón lá (conical hat symbolic of Vietnam),  the Saigon coffee culture, Ben Thanh Market, the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, endless pagodas and encompassing nature, and of course motorbikes. But you’d never really think of the beach, it’s more of a ... Read more
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Top Ten Things to Do in Vietnam for Family Holiday with Children

Vietnam wouldn’t pop out in typical searches as a holiday destination with kids. Against places like Dubai, Singapore, London, Florida, Bali, Spain, Greece, and the likes – who would think of going to Vietnam? But what you don’t know could potentially be the best adventure for you and your children! Here are the best things to ... Read more
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Explore the Great Outdoors: The Best of Vietnam Adventure Holidays

Vietnam is a sensational destination on all fronts thanks to its colorful history, rich culture and breathtaking landscapes. The country has a lot to offer, from kids to the kids at heart. The world quickly took notice and now you’ll see ‘Vietnam adventure holidays’ and ‘Vietnam adventure tours’ being advertised all over the web…and for ... Read more
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The Complete Guide to travel to Vietnam

Over the past years, Vietnam has emerged as a premier tourist destination in Southeast Asia, with an estimated 15.5 million international arrivals in 2018. The number is only expected to rise – and for a number of good reasons. The country is renowned for its colorful history, diverse culture and quintessential natural landscapes. If you ... Read more
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Get Your Dose of Vitamin SEA: The Top 9 Beaches in Myanmar

The very best beaches in Myanmar rival any in the whole of Southeast Asia. In many ways, the country is the undiscovered gem of the region. Remaining a closed country for decades, it only opened up to tourism in 2012 and has such a lot to offer for those in search of pristine beaches. Myanmar ... Read more
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Cai Rang Floating Market

Ultimate Guide to Cai Rang Floating Market in the Mekong Delta There is always something unparalleled and exceptional that can only be found in local markets, most especially a floating one. It’s a tradition that dates back to a couple of decades (or even more), and the continuous usage of it makes it more renowned. ... Read more
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Famous Ethnic Markets in Ha Giang

Like many other mountainous regions in the North of Vietnam, the ethnic markets in Ha Giang are not only a special economic practice but also a traditional lifestyle of the locals. They represent the rich and profound culture of the ethnic communities which is a part of traditional values in Vietnam. Ha Giang is unique ... Read more
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Explore 5 luxury off the beaten track resorts of Vietnam

Vietnam has many things to offer as a tourist attraction and it attracts many people every year. Every tourist will have their own unique reason to travel to this beautiful country. Seeking the most beautiful parts of the earth is what triggers some of us to find new destinations. Vietnam is right on top of ... Read more
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48 hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon of old, is the huge powerhouse in the south of Vietnam. The former capital, it is a sprawling metropolis, home to some 9 million people and absolutely packed with great things to see and do. For many it is the starting point of their Vietnamese experience and they may ... Read more
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Textiles of Vietnam Series: The Black H’mong – Embroidery

It can be stated that ornaments are the key factor to decide the artistry of the H’Mong costume. Apart from batik, H’Mong women has one more significant technique to create colorful patterns on their clothes which is embroidery. If batik has to be done before the dyeing, embroidery need to be done afterwards. A pattern ... Read more
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Textiles of Vietnam Series: The Black H’mong Batik

In this post, we’d like to introduce batik- the most artistic work, also what the Hmong people are most well-known for. There are several ways to create a pattern on the fabrics, but batik is probably our favorite one. Since we love the delicacy and tenderness of the drawing. In addition, meanwhile embroidery means putting more layers on the clothes, batik allows the fabric shine at its simplest.
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The Most Spectacular Golden Rice Terrace Fields in Northern Vietnam

Many guests have been asking us before their departure date that “What is a must item to pack for a great trip to the northern Vietnam?”. If the question is for this time of the year, it’d be a no-brainer, a memory card is what it takes. Starting this month, the ethnic groups in the northwestern mountains will step into their harvest season.
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Textiles of Vietnam Series: The Black H’mong – Indigo Dyeing

Walking around the villages of ethnic groups in the north of Vietnam, it’s easy to see many Hmong women with blue hands. That’s the trace of the work they’ve been associated with their whole lives- the indigo dyeing to make their traditional costumes. Following our Textile of Vietnam series, today we’d like you to join our experts on another journey to get to know the indigo dyeing technique of Black Hmong in Sapa.
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Textiles of Vietnam Series: Hemp In H’mong’s Life

In this post, we’d like to take the first glimpse at the textile pictures of Vietnamese ethnic minorities with the Black Hmong. Our experts spent days with a local family to learn about their textile traditions. We’ve been through an extraordinary journey of the hemp from plants in the field to colorful costumes which symbolize the spiritual life of a community.
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7 Luxury Hotels With Amazing Pools in Saigon

Saigon is a Southeast Asian paradise city. Its ever-growing tourism industry has created a steady competition for luxury hotels, with the most sought-after amenity: A swimming pool. Here is a list of 7 luxurious hotels in Saigon with stunning onsite swimming pools to dive headfirst into.  1. Sedona Suites Sedona Suites is located within Saigon ... Read more
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