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A Merry Morning Over the Fish Markets and Salt Fields of Phan Rang

I live in Đà Lạt, so the most direct route to the coast brings me to Phan Rang, which is where I often go for the beach and seafood.   

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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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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...

Michael Tatarski

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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.

Michael Tatarski

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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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VNA to Launch Direct Hanoi-Sydney Flights This March

Fans of Vietnam Airlines will be pleased to find out the air carrier has launched a direct route between Hanoi and Sydney.

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[Video] Timelapse Captures Vietnam's Beauty, North to South

Timelapse fans rejoice, as yet another stunning Vietnam travel video highlights the country's best sights and captures the bustle of urban Vietnam.