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The Vietnamese Filmmaker Turning Travelogues Into Cinematic Spectacles

Kop Dinh is a professional travel videographer whose YouTube channel has become a trusted online platform among young viewers thanks to carefully crafted videos showcasing Vietnam’s famed places of interest. The channel is also a great place for aspiring videographers to learn more about the trade thanks to its guides on filmmaking techniques and video editing, as well as equipment recommendation for both amateurs and pros.

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Notes From the Hiking Trail to Catch the Morning Sun in Quy Nhon

Do you prefer a view of the beach or mountains?

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Exploring the Green Oases Hidden Inside D5's Old Apartment Buildings

Spare some time one slow afternoon for a stroll around District 5’s old apartments, and one might discover many interesting things — it could be a hidden residential area amidst a labyrinthine hẻm, the architectural beauty behind moss-covered buildings, or some mini hanging gardens spanning the open, sun-drenched hallways for all to see.

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On the Gentle Train Ride in a Myanmar From Another Era

Since the shocking coup d’état in Myanmar on February 1 and the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, the world has watched helplessly while the military junta brutally cracks down on peaceful protesters trying to resist the coup.

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[Photos] The Incredibly Eye-Catching, Organic Signage of Sa Đéc

Signs are like voices.

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[Photos] A Stroll Through Eclectic Chợ Lớn

Until fairly recently, Chợ Lớn was its own city, long inhabited by người Hoa who carved out an economic hub along the banks of the Saigon River over 200 years ago.

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[Photos] Watching the Sunset From Fansipan, the Roof of Vietnam

Conquering Mount Fansipan’s 3,147 meters was once a feat reserved for those willing to take on the potential multi-day hike from Sapa to the summit and back.

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An Eye-Opening Mushroom Farm in Da Lat for Budding Mycologists

It could be argued that mushrooms are among nature's strangest creations.

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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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New Law Requires Airlines to Provide Free Food, Drink, Rest Space in Case of Long Delays

As of November 1, passengers in Vietnam whose flights are delayed by more than three hours will be entitled to a free meal, according to Circular 27 issued by the Ministry of Transport.

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Da Nang Leaders Seek Investment in Railway Linking City Center With Hoi An

Traveling from Da Nang to Hoi An will be a breeze in the future if a proposed railway connecting the two coastal towns comes to fruition.

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[Video] Saigon, the City That's Always on the Move

Saigon is a city of constant movement, as demonstrated by the sleek video below.

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Quang Binh Resumes Son Doong Ladder Project, Launches New Tour in 2018

Tour company Oxalis has finally received the nod from the local government to resume the installation of a ladder that would allow tourists to traverse Vietnam’s world-famous Son Doong cave from the b...

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You Can Fly Directly From Phu Quoc to Bangkok Starting This October

Visitors to Vietnam’s southern tourism island can start adding Bangkok to their itinerary soon.

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Vietnam Aims to Attract 1m Visitors From Japan by 2018: Official

Vietnam’s tourism administration is turning to Japan as the next important partner in the industry.

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[Video] Sleek Travelogue Highlights Thrilling Side of Ha Long Bay and Hanoi

This sleek, well-edited travelogue by filmmaker Alex Schiller will take you on a thrilling ride around Ha Long Bay and Hanoi.

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VietJet Will Fly to Phnom Penh From Saigon Starting This November

It seems that VietJet is ramping up its regional services as the company has been announcing new flight routes every month.

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Vietnam Is Asia's Fastest-Growing Travel Destination in 2017 So Far: UN Report

A recent study by the United Nations shows that during the first four months of 2017, Vietnam was the fast growing travel destination in Asia.

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The Gradual Decline of Mekong Delta's Floating Markets

The traditional floating markets of the Mekong Delta are being threatened by the rapid rise of the region’s economy and infrastructure.

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Saigon Needs Proper Ports to Attract More Cruise Ships: Tour Agencies

Tour agencies in Saigon are calling for the municipal administration to construct more ports in the city to accommodate large cruise ships.

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[Video] This Majestic Montage of Vietnam's Landscapes Might Make You Weep

Just the right amount of moving music and majestic shots of nature to make your day better.

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Phu Quoc Restaurant Stirs Controversy With 'No Lying on Beach' Sign

A restaurant on Phu Quoc caused quite a stir online over the weekend thanks to its bizarre sign forbidding tourists from lying on the beach.

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[Photos] These Striking Drone Shots of Vietnam From Above Will Take Your Breath Away

A collection of drone photos submitted for a recent competition highlights Vietnam's stunning beauty from above.

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