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All Aboard the Languorous Train From Hanoi to Saigon

The train connecting Vietnam’s largest cities takes 35 hours. Yet even after the first time I finished the trip, I was already coming up with excuses for why I needed to do it again. For me, the journey is much more than a chance for great views and time to reflect. It’s an exploration of life itself.

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An Awe-Inspiring Bird's-Eye View of Bình Định's Chăm Towers

What if memories were not collections of chemicals and electrical impulses stored in the fleshy recesses of a mind, but physical objects made of brick and stone?

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Immerse in a Serene Morning at Ngã Năm Floating Market

Floating markets haven’t completely disappeared from Vietnam’s commercial landscape.

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A Lifetime Adrift: Phu Quoc Cruise Ship Crewmen Live and Work On Board

In the days before our lives were disrupted again by the pandemic, I was fortunate enough to visit the remote beauty that is Phu Quoc and its many ivory beaches. On my trip, I also had the opportunity to meet with the crew members of a cruise ship whose lives and livelihoods have risen and fallen with the tides of this touristy haven.

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A Day in the Life of Madame Xuân, Hoi An's 85-Year-Old Vegetable Vendor

She is not famous but has silently become a part of Hoi An’s cultural beauty for years.

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With Summer Comes a Glorious Lotus Harvest Season in Hoi An

The farmers we met in these fields near Hoi An have been working their lotus farms since the end of the 1970s. The area has been a hub of lotus production in the decades since.

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Glimpses of a Tranquil Hanoi From Inside 21 Days of Hotel Quarantine

I landed at Noi Bai Airport on May 28, 2021.

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How Quy Nhon's Old Cemetery Slowly Expands up Vung Chua Mountain

​You might miss it if you were driving past, but once you walk down a small hẻm off Quy Nhon’s main Tay Son Street, the massive cemetery sprawls in all directions. 

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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.

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Vietnam Approves Master Plan to Turn Dong Van Plateau Into National Tourism Site

A new tourism development master plan has been approved for an area of Vietnam's northernmost province known for its stunning natural beauty.

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VietJet Holds In-Flight Bikini Show to Celebrate Launch of Bangkok-Da Lat Route

VietJet has one again lived up to its reputation worldwide as “that bikini airline in Vietnam” after passengers on one of its new Thailand-Vietnam routes posted a surprise swimwear show.

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[Photos] Snow Blankets Mount Fansipan During Winter Freeze

Many Saigoneers have bundled up for their morning commute this week, but the cool temperatures here are nothing compared to the weather up north.

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[Photos] Saigoneer Getaways: The Serenity of Japan's Countryside

Japan is rightfully famous for its exciting, neon-bathed major cities. Every year, Tokyo and Osaka draw millions of visitors with their incredible food and bars, as well as their mix of traditional an...

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The Guardian Names Quy Nhon Among 10 Best Winter Sun Escapes for 2018

The coastal city of Quy Nhon in central Vietnam has been named among the world’s top 10 winter sun destinations for 2018.

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[Photos] The Hair-Raising Experience of Exploring South Korea's Creepiest Psychiatric Hospital

While accounts on the history of Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital are hazy, the facility was allegedly abandoned in 1996 and left to decay on a hillside outside the town of Gyeonggi-do, about an hour and ...

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[Video] Experience the Majesty of Son Doong in This Epic Travelogue

Some intrepid spelunkers recently released a video chronicling their trek through the awe-inspiring Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world, located in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam.

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Mai Chau: A Delicate Balance of Mass Tourism and Independent Travel

With an expected 13 million international visitors this year, not to mention an ever-increasing number of domestic tourists, Vietnam’s tourism industry is growing at a rapid pace. Across the country, ...

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[Photos] Under the Great Northern Sky: Life in Vietnam's Pastoral Provinces

In my travels, I don't think I've ever found a nation like Vietnam, whose landscapes differ so vastly from north to south. I imagine the great hills and sharp peaks of the north as the scaly, rugged h...

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Guess Which Airline Is the Most Delayed in Vietnam This Year

Jetstar Pacific has once again claimed the top spot in Vietnam’s list of most-delayed airlines.

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VietJet Aims to Launch Direct Flights to California in 2019

VietJet is rapidly expanding its fleet and preparing for direct flights to California by 2019.

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Hanoi Sets Goal of Luring 23.85m Domestic, International Tourists This Year

Hanoi is aiming to become a bigger hotspot for tourism, as officials are expecting the city to host 23.83 total million visitors within 2017.

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[Photos] Saigoneer Getaways: The Winding Roads of Ha Giang

There are places in the world that humble us with the scale of their beauty, making us feel small and insignificant in the best possible way. Ha Giang is one of those places.

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Vietnamese Motorcyclist Drives From Saigon to Paris in 150 Days

A Vietnamese motorcyclist has finished the first leg of his trip around world on a motorbike.

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VietJet to Fly From Saigon to Chiang Mai, Phuket in December

VietJet Air is ready to expand its network yet again, with new flights from Saigon to Phuket and Chiang Mai in Thailand starting in December.

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[Photos] Saigoneer Getaways: Laos' 50 Shades of Green

The first thing you notice when you arrive in Laos is the green: it’s everywhere. It’s not the buildings that catch your eye but the landscapes: untouched wilderness, valleys, trees, fields, all of it...

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[Photos] Saigoneer Getaways: Tokyo's Historic Tsukiji Fish Market After the Morning Rush

Tsukiji Market is one of Tokyo's most well-known destinations, famous for its early-morning tuna auctions and frenetic wholesale seafood stalls. However, visiting the market once the action has died d...

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