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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

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

Hanoi’s best boutique hotels

Nov 15, 2017

Hanoi might be famous for its impenetrable walls of Vespas, but the city isn’t quite as chaotic as it’s chalked up to be. Wandering about the capital of Vietnam, travelers expecting a wild urban adventure might be pleasantly surprised to also find quiet, leafy streets and hidden coffee shops. One of the most charming aspects of the city is the plethora of restored neoclassical and Gothic architecture — a holdover from the city’s stint as a… read more

Maximum of 900 guests allowed to visit Son Doong in 2018

Nov 2, 2017

Oxalis tour operator, the only travel company allowed to organise tours to the well-known Son Doong Cave, in the central province of Quang Binh, officially opened its ticket sales to explore the world’s largest cave for 2018, with a route of four days and three nights. According to Oxalis General Director Nguyen Chau A, his company offered 460 slots in the first sale. This morning, about 250 guests already bought tickets. In 2018, Quang Binh province… 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

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