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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

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

Top hideaway resorts in Phu Quoc Island

Mar 28, 2017

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc 5* Coming soon on June 2017 – the most awaited resort of 2017 Style decor: Rustic charm Highlights: Secluded resort located in one of most beautiful beaches – a private bay; large size bungalow/suite with private pool;All spa treatments included; breakfast available any time, any place; Fusionista program;  A modern all-spa inclusive resort with a rustic charm. Located in a private bay on the coastline of Phu Quoc Island, the resort boasts cosy, thatched bungalows… read more

Australia’s Jetstar to fly non-stop to Ho Chi Minh City from May

Mar 6, 2017

One-way tickets are on sale until Thursday night from just $159. Australian budget carrier Jetstar Airways has announced the launch of direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City from May this year, naming it a rising holiday destination star in Southeast Asia. The airline said on its website that it will be flying non-stop to Ho Chi Minh City from Melbourne from May 10, and from Sydney the next day. A 12-hour sale which ends at… read more

Top 7 best coffee and tea houses in Hanoi

Feb 14, 2017

Strolling in the streets of Hanoi and want to have a real nice place to have a fresh drinks in summer or warm cup of coffee in winter, ALO Travel Asia has the full list of cool coffee and tea house for you to check it out. Either you want a quiet place to chill or a cool environment to chit chat with friends, we have them all here for your convenience! Cong Trang Tien One… read more

New York Times names Vietnam a place to travel in your 20s

Dec 6, 2016

Ha Long Bay, Hoi An and Hue stand out as some of the must-see places in the country. A new travel check list by the New York Times has listed Vietnam among 20 places you should visit in your 20s, an age when people are eager to explore the world but do not have a lot of money or time off from work. Vietnam is recommended as a country rich in cuisine, culture and natural beauty, as… read more