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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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Notes From the Hiking Trail to Catch the Morning Sun in Quy Nhon

Do you prefer a view of the beach or mountains?

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Bamboo Airways to Launch Vietnam–Germany Flight Routes From July

The upstart airline will operate flights to Munich from Saigon twice a week and from Hanoi once a week starting July.

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[Photos] Immersing in a Lonely Japan Outside the Urban Crowds

Japan's cities are known for their dense urbanity and crowded subways, but they can also be isolating.

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Vietnam Launches Campaigns to Revitalize Tourism Industry Hit by Coronavirus

The campaigns are the effort to compensate for the losses in tourism revenue due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

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UN Report Names Vietnam World's 7th-Fastest Growing Destination of 2019

Will the coronavirus put a dent in that?

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Almost 2m Foreign Tourists Visited Vietnam in January, a Record Number

Vietnam's tourism industry saw unprecedented growth in international arrivals last month, though the timing of this success — right in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak — is unfortunate.

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Vinpearl Air, Slated for a Summer Launch, Is Suddenly Cancelled by Vingroup

The move comes as Vietnam's largest private company looks to focus on its technology and industry operations.

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Google Names Da Nang as 2020's Top Trending Travel Destination

The central coastal city experienced the biggest increase in travel searches, according to Google analytics.

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[Video] Travelogue Captures Quotidian Life in Northern and Central Vietnam

Oscillating between wide-angle scenes and the more close-up views of everyday people's interactions, the video is an ode to the country’s beauty.

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Saigoneer Getaways: To a Saigoneer, Phnom Penh Is Same Same, But Different

Is it possible to even recognize everything that has changed after 10 years?

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Vietnam Welcomes 18m Foreign Tourists in 2019, an All-Time Record

According to the General Statistics Office, in December 2019, the country welcomed 1.7 million tourists from other countries.

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VietJet Launches 3 New Routes From Da Nang to Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore

The new routes could be beneficial for Da Nang's tourism revenue.

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Vietnam's Direct US Flights Will Take at Least 2 Years to Happen, Official Says

A variety of logistics challenges and US regulations will keep Vietnamese carriers from launching direct routes to America for the foreseeable future.

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Bamboo Airways Is Vietnam's Most Punctual Airline in 2019 (So Far)

But do they play 'Hello Vietnam' on endless repeat while taxiing?

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Hoi An Inches Closer to 'Bicycle Town' Goal With New Pedestrian-Only Street

Another major street in Hoi An has been approved to become a walking plaza in the future.

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Vietnam's Latest Tourist Attraction Is a Glass Bridge and Elevator Near Sapa

At least it's not another cable car?

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After VietJet, Vietnam Airlines Launches Direct Flights From Saigon to Bali

The flagship carrier joins VietJet in offering direct flights from the southern metropolis to the Indonesian beach hotspot.

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Illegal Hotel on Ma Pi Leng Pass Becomes Center of Controversy

Located in Ha Giang Province, Ma Pi Leng Pass is known for its breathtaking views of natural beauty.

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[Video] Saigon's Silly Little Moments as Seen Through a Tilt-Shift Video Feature

Tilt-shift videos probably aren't new to most readers, but this particular entry in the genre is noteworthy for its playful sound effects and the comical moments it captures.

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VietJet to Start Flying From Da Nang to Taipei in December

The low-cost carrier is currently operating eight routes connecting Saigon, Hanoi and Da Nang to four Taiwanese cities including Taipei, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung.

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Bamboo Airways Receives Nod to Expand Fleet Despite Financial Loss

According to a report from the Ministry of Finance, at the end of April this year, Bamboo Airways recorded a loss of US$14.2 million.

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