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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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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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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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Speedboats to Con Dao Will Begin This June

Starting this June, high-speed boats to Con Dao will be available from the Mekong Delta’s Soc Trang province.

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Hoi An Tour Outfit Offers Kayaking Excursion With Trash Cleanup

Environmentally conscious travelers can now add river cleanups to their tourist to-do list in Hoi An.

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Vietnam Image Makes Final Round of Smithsonian Photo Contest

A Vietnamese photographer’s work is among the finalists of the Smithsonian’s 14th annual Photo Contest.

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Ha Long Bay Disposes of 2 Tons of Rubbish Per Day: Official

In order to keep Ha Long Bay relatively clean for tourists, local authorities in Quang Ninh province are currently struggling to deal with the massive amount of rubbish found in the bay on a daily bas...

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Vietnam Tourism Board Mulls Hotel Surcharge for Foreigners

In the future, hotel stays in Vietnam may be slightly more expensive for foreigners.

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Vietnamese Travel Firm Debuts Luxury King Kong Tour

Ahead of the forthcoming blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, a local travel company is capitalizing on Vietnam's prominent role in the movie by introducing a luxury tour of its filming locations.

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Vietnam and Australia Begin Work and Holiday Visa Agreement

Australia and Vietnam have begun a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement.

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Saigoneer Getaways: Exploring the Izakayas of Japan

“I always liked side-paths, little dark back-alleys behind the main road,” Dostoyevsky writes in his 1879 novel, The Brothers Karamazov. “There one finds adventures and surprises, and precious metal i...

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Hue's Imperial City to Open at Night in April

Tourists who are fond of Hue’s Imperial City but tired of central Vietnam’s scorching heat will be glad to learn that they can soon visit the tourist attraction at night.

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Saigon-Vung Tau Hydrofoil Service Reboots With Flashy New Fleet

Last December, many Saigoneers were saddened to hear that city authorities asked two long-time hydrofoil service operators to cease their business. However, according to a new announcement by the loca...

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