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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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The Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

The Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Hanoi’s Old Quarter or… how to avoid a hangry wolf pack while visiting Hanoi’s most popular tourist destination. There’s always been a multitude of choice when it comes to eating in Hanoi. Much of what we now know as Vietnamese cuisine has its origin in the capital. Dating back ... Read more
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Vietnam after dark: Top 6 cultural shows

There is no doubt that cultural shows are to bring back the bygone eras. And from that we gain an artistic yet insightful look into the culture of one country. In this post, we would love to recommend the list of our 6 favorite cultural shows in Vietnam.
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Dining and Apsara dance at Crystal Angkor Restaurant – Siem Reap

Following the Apsara dance in Khmer culture, we would like to share with you our own experience of dinner and Apsara dance at Crystal Angkor Restaurant. Even though we are not often used to the combination of dinner of cultural dance, we have to admit that we totally loved it. After all, what could possibly top a night of nicely presented Khmer cuisine alongside with graceful royal dance?
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Apsara dance in Khmer culture

When it comes to Cambodia, Angkor Wat is undoubtedly No. 1 on the must-see list. What’s about the second one on the list? In our opinion, Apsara dance should be the next one you see after Angkor Wat. Because it is the most profound and aesthetic art form in Cambodian culture and also recognized by UNESCO as an intangible heritage.
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Your firsthand guideline for Formula 1 Grand Prix 2020 in Hanoi

The best way to find out how to make the best out of your 2020 F1 time in Vietnam is talking to our experts. Well, they might not be the F1 racing experts, but they certainly can make the best of your 2020 F1 trip to Vietnam.
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The killing field- A dark page in Cambodian history

In this post, we’ll take you on a tour to Choeung Ek genocidal center or the killing field. Located about 15 km from the center of Phnom Penh, the field witnessed the murder of 17,000 men, women, children and infants who had been tortured at Tuol Sleng were transported to be executed. There are 2 options available. You can either hire a guide or get a headset and a tape.
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A complete guidance to Golden Bridge

The bridge is the latest addition to Sun World's Ba Na Hills. What attracts most visitors is obviously the unique architecture which replicates giant hands holding the 150 metre long bridge. The concept of this construction was believed to represent the God of Mountain endorsing the villages to get to Thien Thai garden where all the Gods live.
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Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay

We all have heard of Halong Bay and constantly ticked it for our must-go destinations. What most people don’t know is that Halong Bay is not the only gorgeous one in the area. There are 3 of them. And they all shine in their own nuances and are unmistakable. Let’s take a closer look to ... Read more
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Cruising Halong Bay in style

If there is a beauty contest amongst the best destinations in Vietnam, Halong Bay must surely be at least on the top 3. And for those who have visited this heritage site, it comes as no surprise. Being listed twice as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994 and 2000, this is home to over ... Read more
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5 Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Northern Vietnam

In this article, we would love to suggest a list of Vietnam’s off-the-beaten-track destinations which caters to adventurous travelers who want to jazz up their journeys and get off the touristy places during their holiday. Here comes our top 5 for under-the-radar areas where you can experience Northern Vietnam the way it really is. 1. ... Read more
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Top 5 Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam for Families

There are more and more hotels and resorts in Vietnam calling themselves family-friendly. The question is “How do you know exactly that they can take good care of all members in your family during the whole trip?”. Due to the fact that Vietnam is becoming the favorite destination for family vacations, our experts would love ... Read more
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Why Vietnam is an ideal destination for senior travelers

“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.”- Sandra Lake. There is a fact that people never stop traveling no matter how old we are. However it may present challenges for senior people without a careful consideration and planning in terms of destination, time and other specific requirements. Vietnam is becoming a hot spot for ... Read more
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