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Vietnam Is Getting a New Budget Airline, Bamboo Airways, This Year

The new FLC Group-owned airline will begin operations in Vietnam by the end of the year.

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Vietnam Should Extend Visa Exemptions to Australia, Canada, Among Others: Tourism Association

To increase tourism, the HCMC Tourism Association has proposed visitors from more nations be allowed to enter the country without a visa.

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The Sapa-Fansipan Mountain Railway Is Officially in Operation

Whether you're excited about it or not, the mountain railway is finally here after 18 months of construction. 

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[Video] Under Muted Tones, Vietnam's Northern Landmarks Are No Less Striking

For those of us who are stuck working behind a desk all day, at times watching beautifully put together travel features might be our only reprieve from the humdrum of daily routines.

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In Bangkok's Sunday Market 'Baan Yuan,' Flavors of Vietnam Abound

A stroll down the start of Soi Samsen 13 was utterly uninteresting at the beginning: it first appeared to be a typical Thai soi (alley) filled with SUVs and shuttered shops on a typical Sunday morning...

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[Photos] Kahtein Festival: The Joy of Giving in Myanmar’s Shan State

Nestled in the luscious green hills of Myanmar's Shan State and peppered with Buddhist temples, the sleepy town of Hsipaw is perhaps not the most obvious location for a bustling street party.

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VietJet Will Open Flight Route to Brisbane, Australia in 2019

This move follows the launch of flights to India.

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A Pilgrimage to the Grave of Vo Thi Sau on Con Dao Island

“Every time they had a chance to go by the grave, they would put a stone on it, burn an incense stick or stick a flower they had picked up from the roadside on the grave to show their respect and ador...

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Hoi An Establishes Curfew, Noise Limit to Curtail Rowdy Nightlife

Local authorities are fed up with the rowdy nightlife that's invaded downtown Hoi An.

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Saigoneer Getaways: Indulging Your Inner Castaway on Con Dao

Knowing the time of the tides is important here. The shallow waters around the 16 islands which make up the Con Dao Archipelago some 240 kilometers south of Saigon make for impressive golden beaches a...

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Every Holiday Season, Da Lat Chokes Under Tourism Pressures

It would take from three to five years for the problem to get worse, according to the director of the Da Lat Department of Construction.

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[Photos] A Pre-Tet Trip to Sa Dec, the Mekong Delta's Flower Capital

Sa Dec, a small Mekong Delta city four hours away from Saigon, turns into a vibrant flower kingdom in the weeks leading up to Tet.

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Quang Binh Plans to Build World’s Longest Zip Line Over Cave Kingdom

The 3.5-kilometer-long zip line will be part of a large tourism service complex in Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park, which is home to world-famous Son Doong cave.

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Muji's First Hotel in China Is Where Your Minimalist Dream Comes True

Popular Japanese minimalist homeware brand Muji opened its first hotel on January 18th in Shenzhen, China.

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[Video] The Beauty of Vietnam Seen With Fresh Eyes

Claire Imler’s new video Vietnam lets viewers experience what it's like to see the country for the first time: from grass brooms swishing warm rain across a tile floor; charcoal flames caressing ...

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Amid Tourism Boom, Hoi An Places Stricter Regulations on Homestays

Hoi An Town authorities have issued new regulations requiring all homestays be operated by residents who are not married to foreigners.

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[Photos] Hue's Abandoned Waterpark Is a Post-Apocalyptic Beauty

Just south of Hue sits the Ho Thuy Tien Waterpark. Once a sign of aspirational middle-class family entertainment, it now sits abandoned, creating an eerie, graffiti-splashed destination in its own rig...

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VNA Plans to Establish More Routes to the US, China, Australia, Europe This Year

2018 will see a boom in Vietnam’s aviation industry.

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Vietnam Welcomes Record Number of Foreign Tourists in 2017: GSO

Last year was a good year for Vietnam's tourism industry.

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[Video] Fly Across the Length of Vietnam in Filmmaker Thang Soi's Latest Short Film

Thang Soi’s short film Vietnam - Dream of Unity (Non Song Mot Dai) opens with a panoramic view of nacreous clouds reflected atop an idyllic expanse of flooded rice fields.