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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.

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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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[Video] Co To: Vietnam's Best-Kept Island Secret

Three hours from northern Vietnam's Cai Rong Port, Co To Island is one of the few island attractions which remains a mystery to most Vietnamese travelers.

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New Caves Open to Tourists at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Tourism officials in Quang Binh province have opened two new caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to visitors.

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Saved by Street Art: Penang's New Lease on Life

Of the 1,031 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the planet, Penang manages to stand apart from its peers.

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Vietnam Through an Upbeat Lens

Vietnam has spawned no shortage of travel videos over the last few years. From adrenaline-pumping motorbike adventures to bird's eye views of the country, these pieces have highlighted Vietnam's ...

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Thailand Decides to Close Popular Island Being Trampled by Tourists

Thailand has decided to close one of its popular tourist islands, citing environmental and conservation concerns.

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VietJet to Buy 100 Boeing Aircraft for $11.3bn

On the sidelines of American president Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam, major aircraft manufacturer Boeing has secured a major business deal with the country's leading budget carrier.

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5 Great Routes for Your Next Saigon – Hanoi Road Trip

Sometimes it seems like travel blogger Vietnam Coracle spends more time on Vietnam’s roads than a strung out truck driver. As such, we thought it wise to present his latest road trip guide that offers...

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Passport Index Ranks Vietnamese Passports 157 Out of 199

Depending upon where a person – and their passport – are from, certain citizens of the world have greater access to foreign countries than others.

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[Video] Flashy New Million-Dollar Boats Begin Saigon – Vung Tau Service

As the age of inferno-inducing hydrofoils draws to a close in Saigon, one local transport company is putting three brand new catamarans into operation between Saigon and the coastal city of Vung Tau.

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Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines to Fly Directly to Vietnam

Beginning in June, there will be direct flights from both Turkey and New Zealand to Vietnam.

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Vietnam Removes Liquids Ban on Domestic Flights

Good news for those forced to chug their bottle of water in the airport security line before heading to the gate: Vietnam now allows you to bring your liquids, aerosols and gels on all domestic flight...

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Man Boards Plane to Hong Kong, Loses $250,000 Mid-Flight

Last week, one airline passenger arrived in Hong Kong with his pockets considerably lighter, after an inflight thief robbed him of US$250,000 on board the aircraft.

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[Photos] Con Dao: From Prison to Paradise

Fast earning a place on travelers' radar, sleepy Con Dao is home to pristine beaches, ornate rock formations and some of Vietnam's best diving. Pair these natural attractions with the island's trouble...

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[Video] 5 Places to Get out and About in Yangon

Though Yangon remains far less developed than the urban centers in other Southeast Asian countries, Myanmar's largest metropolis definitely has some bits and pieces going on. From tasty street food&nb...

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[Photos] Saigon Backpacker Brings His Furry Travel Companion to Phu Quoc

Traveling with friends can be difficult. While the old adage suggests that opposites attract, what might be a beautiful, blossoming friendship in your home city can quickly turn into a disaster when y...

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[Photos] Inside Taiwan’s Premier Fish Market

Taiwan has plenty to be proud of: it sports an efficient public transportation network, some of the highest food safety standards in the world, an abundance of nature and incredible seafood.

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[Photos] Nature Takes Over Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village

On tiny Gouqi Island, one of the 394 Shengsi Islands at the mouth of China's Yangtze River, lies Houtou Wan, a long-lost fishing village which now sits abandoned.

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Japan's Newest Trains Will Be See-Through

Japan: home of yogurt Pepsi, sushi nail art and middle-aged men in schoolgirl uniforms. While much of the island nation's culture can be described as eccentric, Japan is also responsible for many...

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[Video] Take a Trip to One of Saigon's Greener Districts

Saigon is not exactly what you'd call a natural paradise. While the city is surrounded by rivers, its landscape is far more a concrete jungle than an actual one.

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[Photos] Saigoneer Getaways: A Laid-Back Morning in the Delta

While Can Tho has grown exponentially in population over the last 40 years, the capital of western Vietnam still retains much of its Delta charm. Here, the Hau River dictates local life, slowing down ...