Brian Letwin

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The Quiet Calm of Hiding From the Heat Under Phan Rang's Grapevines

The punishing mid-day sun dictates the pace of life in the corridor between Phan Rang and Cam Ranh, where locals escape to their living rooms or hammocks, and tourists seek the cooling breeze of the beach, seafood restaurants or resort pools. Perhaps one of the most underrated ways to take refuge from the heat is to duck into one of the nearby grape vineyards where winding vines create a natural oasis.

Paul Christiansen

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The Curious Case of Quy Hoà Leprosy Colony's Park of Busts

A delightfully bizarre place, Quy Nhơn’s Quy Hoà leprosy colony deserves exploration in full , but clustered in a grove of...

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On Japan’s Shonan Coastline, a Wintry Vista of Mount Fuji

It was my first trip to Zushi Beach and the sun was beginning to set. 

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Finding Solace in the Placid Water of Trị An Lake as a City Dweller

I took a deep breath, realizing that I was suspended in the midpoint of everything, above the calm, glassy surface of Trị An Lake and beneath the vast, enveloping azure sky that blanketed Mã Đà forest.

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In Gò Vấp, a 'Floating Temple' Stands the Test of Time and River Currents

On an isle amid the Vàm Thuật river in Gò Vấp District, Phù Châu Temple, colloquially known among locals as the “floating temple,” has welcomed religious practitioners looking for a serene quarter in fast-paced Hồ Chí Minh City for over three centuries.

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Just 12km From Huế, a Hidden Lake Welcomes You to a Night of Stargazing

If you’ve been meaning to embark on a trip to escape from the chaos of daily life but aren’t quite keen to plunge straight into the wilderness, Huế might be the perfect next destination. The city center embodies calm, quietude and a sense of poetic beauty — these are all great qualities that have long drawn visitors to it, but not many are aware that there’s an entirely different side of Huế if one just takes a short ride away from the urban heartland alongside the Perfume River.

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Tà Năng, One of Vietnam’s Most Beautiful Trails and Best-Kept Secrets

Whether we choose to participate or not, most of us are fascinated by Vietnam’s motorbike culture.

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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.

Michael Tatarski

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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.