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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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Ly Son Island Breaks Ground on $8.8m Port

Last week, local authorities in Ly Son District, Quang Ngai province broke ground on the island’s new port.

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[Video] Hong Kong’s Frenetic Energy in 4 Minutes

Documenting the scenery of a city is pretty straightforward: you find a nice view, aim your camera and shoot. But capturing the energy of a city on film is often easier said than done.

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Earn a Free Stay in Da Lat by Planting a Tree

In Da Lat, the cozy Nha Gio Countryside guesthouse opens its doors to travelers who are willing to plant a tree as payment for a night’s stay.

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Indonesia's Lion Air to Launch New Airline in Vietnam

Indonesia’s largest airline, Lion Air, recently unveiled its plan to establish a joint venture airline in Vietnam.

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Saigon-Vung Tau Hydrofoil Service to End in December

By the end of this year, Saigoneers will no longer be able to take a hydrofoil to Vung Tau.

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[Photos] A Glimpse Into Mongolia's Tough Way of Life

Despite Mongolia’s -15oC winters, an intrepid photographer has waded through thick layers of snowfall and braved local hostility to capture life in the mysterious East Asian nation.

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Vietnam Launches New National Tourism Website

On Tuesday, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) launched its new and improved tourism website in an effort to boost the quality of the country’s tourism information and services.

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[Video] Saigon Slows Down In New 4K Travel Video

Through the lens of digital artist Lorenz Hideyoshi, Saigon appears serene even in the midst of a hectic day.

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TSN’s International Terminal Adds Free Napping, Play Areas

Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport continues to step up its amenity game as the airport has recently added a sleep zone and a children’s play place to its offerings.

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Thai Lion Air Opens Low-Cost Bangkok-Saigon Route

Saigoneers will soon have another option for flights to Bangkok, as Thai Lion Air is set to offer daily flights between the two cities.

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[Photos] Travel Vietnam With These Cheeky Nón Lá

Nón lá have become the star of the show for an upcoming sea voyage organized by the Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP), all thanks to a band of whimsical young Vietnamese.

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Phu Quoc Grapples With Fresh Water Shortage as Tourism Grows

Currently welcoming a staggering 1 million visitors a year, Phu Quoc is having a bittersweet moment. On the one hand, this figure marks an important milestone in the island’s tourism development; on t...

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Hanoi Tourism Union Proposes Controversial 'Formosa Tour' in Central Vietnam

Feeling inspired by the mass fish death that took place last April in central Vietnam, a Hanoi tourism union recently unveiled its latest travel package, which will take prospective tourists through a...

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[Photos] Meet the Indonesian Community Where Women Run the Show

For this series of colorful snapshots, Indonesian blogger and travel writer Rathina Sankari ventured into a unique ethnic enclave located in the highlands of Indonesia's West Sumatra, home to the Mina...

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[Photos] Time Stands Still on Sri Lanka's Colonial-Era Trains

The train from Colombo to Ella rolls along Sri Lanka’s undulating hills on a set of uneven tracks. Aging passenger cars, hot and crowded, click-clack past a patchwork of verdant tea plantations and qu...

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VNA to Buy 10 New A350 Airbus, Fly Nonstop to LAX

It looks like Vietnam is pushing to make nonstop flights to and from the United States a reality as Vietnam Airlines just signed a deal with Airbus for a fleet of 10 aircraft built especially for long...

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Japanese Budget Airline Opens Routes to Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa

Budget carrier Vanilla Air now flies between Saigon and three Japanese destinations: Tokyo, Okinawa and Osaka.

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VietJet Will Fly to Hong Kong in December

Beginning in December, VietJet will offer direct flights between Saigon and Hong Kong.

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Ha Long Bay Cave Parties Annoy Locals and Officials

Move over, boat tours: lavish parties are the new “it” travel experience in Ha Long Bay’s secluded caves, despite opposition from locals and conservationists.

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[Video] Vietnam’s Beauty Takes Center Stage in This Breathtaking Timelapse

Travel videos are a dime a dozen these days, and Vietnam is especially suited to such productions thanks to its diverse geography. As a result, it is hard to stand out from the YouTube crowd, but we’r...