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Explore Ha Long, the land of 'descending dragons'

In the "The Rough Guides to the 100 Best Places on Earth," it describes "the scattering of limestone pinnacles jutting out of the smooth waters of Ha Long Bay," around four hours east of Hanoi, as an "incredibl...

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CNN names Hoi An among Asia’s most beautiful towns

For many, Hoi An is not just a collection of 16th century houses for which the former port town has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. A cuisine particular to the town, influenced by many diffe...

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Rough Guides names Ha Long Bay among world’s 100 best places to visit

British travel magazine Rough Guides has voted for Ha Long Bay as one of the 100 most beautiful places to visit next year. In the "The Rough Guides to the 100 Best Places on Earth," the magazine described "t...

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Indian carrier GoAir plans direct flights to Hanoi

Low-cost carrier GoAir has announced plans to launch direct flights to Hanoi and Phnom Penh by the year-end. This is the second Indian carrier that has revealed plans to operate direct flights to the Vietnames...

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When is the best time to travel to Vietnam?

When planning a trip to Vietnam, the time to travel is an important element to have a great holiday. However, the fact that there is no right or wrong time to travel to Vietnam because, in the different periods...

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Hanoi’s eateries that close at dawn

Hanoians have a predilection for a late bite, and eateries and restaurants are glad to oblige by remaining open. There are those that take the concept of ‘late’ to its logical extreme and open only at 1-3 a.m. ...

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4 reasons you need to revisit Phnom Penh now

Back in 1998, author Amit Gilboa wrote a shocking memoir entitled Off the Rails in Phnom Penh: Into the Dark Heart of Guns, Girls, and Ganja. It graphically details the sex and drugfuelled exploits of the city’...

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Hanoi cuisine part of its considerable charm: The Guardian

For great culinary experiences spanning Asia and Europe, don’t miss out on Hanoi, says U.K. newspaper The Guardian. Vietnam’s capital is among seven famous Asian "food paradises" mentioned in the newspaper’s l...

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Ha Long Bay a top 10 Asian tourist attraction: Hong Kong newspaper

The South China Morning Post includes Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay in its latest list of 10 most popular Asian attractions Last December, Van Don International Airport, 50 kilometers away from Ha Long Bay, was offici...

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CNN to beam Vietnam’s cultural heritages to global audiences

CNN will air a special program featuring Vietnam’s traditional music, art and culinary heritages, focusing on those keeping these alive. The program, entitled ‘The Keepers,’ will comprise a series of eight 3...

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First direct Phnom Penh-Da Nang flight to be launched

Cambodian carrier Angkok Air will soon launch the first ever direct flight between Phnom Penh and Vietnam's tourism hub Da Nang.

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5 variations for noodles lovers in Saigon

Looking for noodles in the big city? You can find them with beef offal, wonton or duck meat among other delicious variations.