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TOP 10 SOUVENIRS FROM VIETNAM

Jul 5, 2018

What is the best souvenir from Vietnam? What represents the country most? And what will serve as a valuable reminder for your time here? Read ahead for the top ten beautiful souvenirs from Vietnam. 1. Non La Non La (palm-leaf conical hat) is a traditional symbol of Vietnamese, they also use the conical hat to fan off the heat of summer and protect us from sun, rain or rough wind. The legend of the Vietnamese Non… read more

31 books everyone will be reading this summer

Jun 25, 2018

Get outside and read a book this summer. (Heribert Proepper/AP) There’s no better time than summer to lounge around with a good book. Whether you’re fresh out of college or a little older and wiser, there’s a story out there that’s perfect for you. Goodreads rounded up the best books to read this summer across a number of genres: fiction, young adult, nonfiction, historical fiction, romance, and fantasy and science fiction. In order to create the list, Goodreads picked the books… read more

TOP 10 BEST DESTINATIONS IN VIETNAM 2018 | ALO TRAVEL ASIA RANKING

Jun 15, 2018

The buzziest hotspots in the Vietnam right now, on our travel hit-list for the year ahead! 1. Ha Noi The best place to begin in Viet Nam is Hanoi or more specifically the Old Quarter – where the old meets the modern. You’ll find classy lounges that wouldn’t be out of place in any world metropolis and bohemian hanging out places where locals, foreign residents, and visitors gather to soak in the atmosphere. If you’re wondering… read more

Things to do in Hoi An and travel tips to Hoi An

Apr 24, 2018

The coastal Vietnamese town of Hoi An is known for its sleepy atmosphere and strong French influence. It’s a great spot to relax between bustling capital cities, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. In fact, the reality is quite the opposite. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started. When should I visit Hoi An? What is Hoi An weather? Typical for the tropical climate of Vietnam, Hoi An city possesses warm… read more

05 Extraordinary Floating Markets In Vietnam You Must Visit

Apr 11, 2018

Delving into the world of floating markets in Vietnam is an unparalleled experience for travelers who truly want to explore and feel the vibrant atmosphere here. Floating markets have existed for hundreds of years and have become a vital part of the local life in the Mekong Delta. Known for its complex river system, the Mekong Delta waterway seems to never sleep with hundreds of boats floating along daily, making it one of the main attractions… read more

Business Insider advises travelers to visit Hà Nội in March

Mar 28, 2018

Hanoi has made it to the list of the world’s 13 top destinations for international travelers in March based on a poll by readers of the US-based Business Insider magazine. The report said March is the ideal time to pay a trip to Southeast Asian countries and Vietnam is no exception. With average temperatures ranging from 18 to 23 degrees Celsius and colorful flowers blooming, Hanoi is a good place for visitors to spend time roaming… read more

Hội An and Sa Pa among region’s top destinations in 2018

Mar 20, 2018

According to Vietnam News, Sa Pa Town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai and the ancient town of Hội An in the central province of Quảng Nam have recently made the list of the top 10 intriguing travel destinations in Southeast Asia this year, as voted by readers of the UK-based travel site Rough Guides. Hội An boasts a slow pace of life with tranquil atmosphere. Last year, it was ranked seventh among the… read more

7 retro Saigon cafés that offer a ride back in time

Mar 17, 2018

Classic designs and quiet atmospheres make these shops a popular choice for the nostalgic. Café 81 Café 81 on Nguyen Van Nguyen Street in District 1 carries the look of a Vietnamese middle house in the 1980s, making it an outcast in the hustling urban downtown. From the crumbling mortar walls to old-fashioned vacuum flasks, every part of the shop is evidence that in this special place, time has not moved on. The shop does not… read more

Simcard in Vietnam

Mar 6, 2018

Traveling to Vietnam in a different continent, a cellphone becomes an essential thing to keep in touch with your family at home, to navigate on Google map, to call your hotel/ travel agent on-a-go, or simply to access Facebook, Instagram, etc. You have two options, bringing along your locked phone to Vietnam using decent roaming service (which can charge up to 5 USD/ EURO per minute on receiving or making phone calls), or to bring an… read more

Australia, Canada among 6 countries now eligible for Vietnam E-Visa program

Dec 21, 2017

Citizens from six more countries will be able to apply for Vietnam visas online, according to new government decree. The updated policy was approved on November 29. According to VnExpress, travelers from Australia, Canada, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are now eligible to apply for an e-visa. The scheme is already available for tourists from 40 countries. The news source also added that the decision was made since arrivals from… read more