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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

Review: Mekong delta 2 day tour experience

Mar 9, 2017

This article features our genuine reviews about Mekong Delta 2 day tour and what exactly you will get when you book the trip with ALO travel Asia We (our company) took a tour from Saigon moving to Cai Be then Vinh Long and finally Can Tho and then back to Saigon on October 2017. During that time, the weather was very nice in the South of Vietnam. There are 12 members on the groups included children and an elder …. read more

Tailors made in Saigon: TIPS

Feb 27, 2017

You are looking for best tailors in Sai gon (Ho Chi Minh city)? Where can we buy fabrics / silk for your dresses and suits ? How to work with local tailors ? How to choose the right tailor… this article will give you some helpful tips on making clothes in Vietnam IDEAS: New design: You have new ideas of your dress? Draw it down the paper plus the sample (you can print photos from internet); then come to… 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

9 Unique Restaurants in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh

Feb 8, 2017

1. Noir – Dining in the dark Add: Lane 178 Hai Ba Trung . Da Kao . District 1 . Ho Chi Minh City . Vietnam At Noir. Dining in the Dark, you will embark on a sensory journey into a different world and savour exquisite tastes and textures in complete darkness. This multi-sensory dining experience will stimulate your senses and open your mind. The experience begins in our pitch black dining room where you will be… read more