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10 things to know before you go to Cambodia

Oct 16, 2017

Cambodia is a beautiful country, rich in culture, customs and religion. Here are a few tips you should know before packing that will help enhance your trip to the Kingdom of Wonder. Buddhism Rules Monks walk through the streets of Phnom Penh |© Aleksandr Hunta / Shutterstock By nature, Cambodians are gentle so when you’re walking through the capital inappropriately sporting a bikini top or no shirt for men, don’t expect to be confronted. However, do… read more

Ha Long Bay among Top 3 places to visit in Southeast Asia

Sep 28, 2017

Ha Long Bay has been ranked third in a list of the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia by Touropia, an international travel website featuring the most amazing sights around the world divided into various “Best of” lists. “Located in northeastern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay resembles a scene from a fantasy story with its thousands of limestone karst islands of different shapes and sizes,” the website explained. “Some of the islands contain lakes while… read more

Non La – Symbol of Vietnamese charm and romance

Aug 19, 2017

Non la (palm-leaf conical hat) is a traditional symbol of Vietnamese people without the restriction of age, sex or racial distinctions Origin of Non la Like every custom of Vietnam, Non la has its own origin, coming from a legend related to the history of rice growing in Vietnam. The story is about a giant woman from the sky who has protected humankind from a deluge of rain. She wore a hat made of four round shaped… read more

Review: A Wonderful Cultural Experience of TEH DAR

Jul 31, 2017

Last Friday, 4 members of our team had been invited to watch the Teh Dar show – an art performance depicts the lifestyle and culture of South West Vietnamese – an another version of the famous Ah Oh Show by Lune Production.   Teh Dar is described as a version of A O Show which features an exotic Vietnamese tribes life with the untold stories from the mountains and jungles. The performance exhibits an enchanting stage craft… read more

Bui Vien to become a walking street in the weekend soon!

Jun 9, 2017

Saigon’s famous backpacker enclave around Bui Vien Street in District 1 will be reserved exclusively for pedestrians from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from July 15. Stages for live music performances are being put up along the street, the city government announced on Thursday, saying that it will install cameras and deploy security guards to monitor the area. During this time, vendors will be allowed to display their merchandise on the sidewalks,… read more

2 Days 1 Night on Swan Cruise – On-trip experience

May 10, 2017

On May 1st as it was the public holiday of Vietnam, I had some days off work so I decided why not having a trip to Halong? My choice for the trip is Swan cruise – a petty and cozy 3-star cruise which sails on Bai Tu Long route – the hidden and less crowded part of Halong.   As they usually pick guests up at the Old Quarter around 7.45 to 8.30, I was not… read more

Nightlife in Saigon

Apr 26, 2017

Chill sky Chill Skybar is one of the most popular nightspots in the city. This rooftop bar and clubs sits on the 25th floor of AB Tower and attracts a lively crowd who are dressed to impress and keen to party. There is a strictly enforced dress code at Chill Skybar so make a little effort if you plan to enjoy a cocktail up here and definitely don’t wear Birkenstocks or flip-flops. The walk to the… read more

Where to shop (and visit) in Saigon

Apr 26, 2017

Binh Tay market Binh Tay Market (known in Vietnamese as Chợ Bình Tây) is one of the major markets in Saigon. It’s the dominant business hub and attraction in Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown. Visiting markets, because it directly relates to food (and eating), is always one of the top things travelers forward to doing when travel. Unlike Chinatown in Bangkok or Manila, or even in other places around the world like Honolulu or London, Chinatown in Saigon… read more

Vietnam launches e-visas for visitors from 40 countries

Apr 24, 2017

The Vietnamese government has announced a two-year pilot plan to launch an electronic visa system for foreign tourists visiting the country. Under a government directive released in late January, citizens from 40 countries will be eligible to apply for the e-visas starting on February 1. Included on the list are China, Japan, South Korea, the U.S., the U.K., Germany and Sweden, all major target markets for Vietnam’s tourism sector. For the full list of eligible nationalities,… read more

Hue’s UNESCO listed citadel to open at night

Apr 21, 2017

Vietnam’s former capital Hue plans to open its popular Imperial City to tourists at night next summer, when the heat of the day discourages many from outdoor activities. Phan Thanh Hai, director of the Hue Former Citadel Conservation Center, told local media the center would open part of the Imperial City at night during the summer. It currently opens for just one week every two years during the Hue Festival. Hue is normally 40 degrees Celsius… read more