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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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Tourism Businesses Are Trying to Clean up Vietnam

The sun already threatens to sap our energy even though it’s barely mid-morning on Thanh Da Island. Devoid of the tall buildings and claustrophobic blocks found downtown, this small patch of greenery ...

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[Photos] Local Photographer Captures the Magic of Long Hai's Bustling Morning Port

Nguyen Hoang Phi, a photographer from the fishing town of Long Hai, has captured the bustling port under beautiful morning light in a series of vivid photos.

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Vietnam’s Hike in Airport Service Fees Could Prompt Airfare Increase for Travelers

Airport service fees are set to rise this October, signalling a potential increase in airfare costs for local travelers.

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Aviation Authorities to Blame for Vietnam-US Direct Route Delay

Travelers might have to wait until the end of this year to start flying directly from Vietnam to the US due to issues with the Southeast Asian country’s aviation authorities.

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[Photos] A Visit to Nghe An's Verdant Tea 'Islets'

You’ve probably heard of kayaking in between Ha Long Bay’s mesmerizing limestone rocks, now get ready for a voyage to Nghe An province’s verdant tea islets.

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Japan Airlines, VietJet Air Enter Strategic Partnership

Japan Airlines and VietJet Air have become strategic partners, an agreement that will allow the airlines to expand their networks and improve service. 

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[Photos] Flycam Photographers Capture Vietnam's Mesmerizing Landscapes From Above

From lush, green tea plantations stretching towards the horizon to islets dotting the ocean blue, flycam photography captures unique angles of Vietnam's landscapes in crisp, vivid images.

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Is Over-Tourism Threatening Sapa?

Heading back from So’s village, there is only one way into Sapa, and one way out.

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[Video] Wanderers: A Reminder of Vietnam's Intricate Beauty

After spending two months traversing the vast landscapes of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, videographer Stanislas Denis documented the intimate beauty of Southeast Asia in a series of contempla...

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Cambodian Temple Complex Recognized as World Heritage Site

Sambor Prei Kuk, a Kompong Thom temple site that predates the Angkor period, has been acknowledged by the UN’s cultural organization as a World Heritage site.

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VietJet Employees at Noi Bai Take Sick Leave en Masse, Delay 11 Flights

Fifteen ground service personnel at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport simultaneously took sick leave on Tuesday, delaying 11 VietJet flights at the facility.   

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Hanoi Launches Double-Decker Bus Tour for Visitors

In an effort to beef up Hanoi’s tourism sector, local authorities recently launched a city bus tour to give visitors a taste of the capital’s scenery.

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Jetstar Pacific to Fly Directly From Hanoi and Da Nang to Osaka This Fall

Globetrotters on a budget will soon be able to jet off from Vietnam to Japan via Jetstar Pacific's new direct routes.

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Hanoi's 5-Star Hotels Are Fully Booked Until Early 2018

For wealthy travelers, Hanoi seems to be the “it” destination to explore this year.

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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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