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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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[Video] Travelogue Showcases the Vibrant Beauty of Southern Vietnam

It’s so easy to fall in love with Vietnam.

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Construction of Son Doong Ladders Halted Over Public Concern of Damage

The installation of ladders inside Son Doong Cave has been put on hold due to public opposition.

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Property Developer FLC Group May Launch Airline Called 'Viet Bamboo'

FLC Group, a prominent real estate group, plans to set up a new domestic airline in Vietnam.

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Microsoft Vietnam to Turn Nha Trang Into Smart Tourism City

The administration of Khanh Hoa province recently signed an agreement with Microsoft Vietnam to turn Nha Trang into a smart tourism city.

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[Photos] A Peek Inside Da Lat's Abandoned Franciscan Mission

Da Lat is rightfully beloved for its cool climate, pine-scented air and verdant mountains. However, there is more to this popular Central Highlands city than just natural escapes.

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Vietnam Should Extend Visa Exemptions to More Countries: Tourism Association

The Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA) has proposed expanding and extending the country's visa exemption program in order to attract more tourists.

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VietJet Air to Launch Direct Hanoi-Yangon Route in August

Globetrotting Hanoians might be happy to hear that budget carrier VietJet Air is launching a direct Hanoi-Yangon route.

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Vietnam Welcomes 1 Million Foreign Tourists for 4th Straight Month

Vietnam welcomed over one million foreign visitors in April, marking the fourth consecutive month with tourist arrivals in the millions.

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Hanoi-Sapa Train Cars Receive Major Upgrades

In an effort to attract more tourists, the Hanoi Railway Transport Company recently carried out a thorough upgrade on its current Hanoi-Sapa route.

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[Video] Breathing Vietnam: A Visual Diary of Vietnam

When it comes to travel videos about Vietnam, at this point it might seem that we’ve seen everything, from breathtaking drone footage to extreme close-ups of the country’s street food bounty.

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Quang Binh Moves Ahead With Son Doong Cable Car Plan

The government of Quang Binh province is proceeding with plans to build a cable car system inside Son Doong Cave, the world's largest.

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[Video] A Bird's-Eye View of Vietnam's Natural Landscape

It’s not often that you can see Vietnam in all its snowy glory.

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Vietnamese Trekker Earns Spot on Coveted Polar Expedition

Vietnamese athletes continue their foray into cold weather sports as local trekker Hoang Le Giang was selected to conquer the North Pole with a 300-kilometer sled trip this month.

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AirAsia to Launch Vietnamese Budget Airline in 2018

One month after VietJet made its debut on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, regional budget carrier AirAsia has announced its intention to expand to Vietnam, launching a new airline with the help o...

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Looking Ahead While Remembering the Past: Cu Lac’s Bomb Crater Bar

The village of Cu Lac in central Vietnam is a postcard image of rural life. Water buffaloes and cattle graze among low-slung houses, and verdant rice paddies stretch to the nearby Ho Chi Minh Highway....

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[Video] A Mesmerizing Timelapse of Mui Ne From Above

It’s safe to say that Rufus Blackwell has a soft spot for Vietnam.

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Officials Ban Kayaking in Ha Long Bay

Starting this Saturday, kayaks will no longer be permitted in Ha Long Bay.

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[Video] Vietnam Airlines’ Latest Promotional Video Is Lit

Vietnam's airline game is fierce these days. Competition among local carriers is cutthroat, with Vietnam Airlines and VietJet locked in an ongoing battle to become the country’s top domestic carrier a...

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UK Warns Citizens of Adventure Travel Risks in Vietnam

After several recent accidents involving Brits in Vietnam, the UK government is warning its citizens about the risks associated with adventure trips in the Southeast Asian country.

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Saigoneer Getaways: Vietnam’s Subterranean Wonders

The dense, untouched forests of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province hide some of the world’s greatest underground geological formations. Beneath the park’s stunning limestone mounta...

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