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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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Tà Năng, One of Vietnam’s Most Beautiful Trails and Best-Kept Secrets

Whether we choose to participate or not, most of us are fascinated by Vietnam’s motorbike culture.

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Hà Giang's Thôn Khun Is a Soothing Oasis for the World-Weary Traveler

Located in the heart of a valley surrounded by verdant stretches of forest, the little hamlet of Khun retains much of its pristine natural charms. From the enigmatic beauty of the local Bó Mỳ Cave to babbling creeks, Khun is a must-visit destination during northern Vietnam’s sweltering summer season.

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Train to Biên Hòa: A Day Trip Into Suburbia From Saigon

When Saigoneer first announced a few weeks ago that Vietnam’s railway network would be the centerpiece of our next themed article series, a number of readers joked in the comment section that who in their right mind would love Vietnamese trains.

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The Majesty of Crossing Myanmar on Colonial-Era Trains

Whether on the slow train carving its way through the Shan Hills near Kalaw, the Mandalay to Yangon Express, or the 4am train to Hsipaw that crosses the great Goteik Viaduct, traversing Myanmar on gritty, swaying trains is the way to go.

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[Video] Experience the Majesty of Son Doong in This Epic Travelogue

Some intrepid spelunkers recently released a video chronicling their trek through the awe-inspiring Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world, located in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam.

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Mai Chau: A Delicate Balance of Mass Tourism and Independent Travel

With an expected 13 million international visitors this year, not to mention an ever-increasing number of domestic tourists, Vietnam’s tourism industry is growing at a rapid pace. Across the country, ...

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[Photos] Under the Great Northern Sky: Life in Vietnam's Pastoral Provinces

In my travels, I don't think I've ever found a nation like Vietnam, whose landscapes differ so vastly from north to south. I imagine the great hills and sharp peaks of the north as the scaly, rugged h...

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Guess Which Airline Is the Most Delayed in Vietnam This Year

Jetstar Pacific has once again claimed the top spot in Vietnam’s list of most-delayed airlines.

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VietJet Aims to Launch Direct Flights to California in 2019

VietJet is rapidly expanding its fleet and preparing for direct flights to California by 2019.

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Hanoi Sets Goal of Luring 23.85m Domestic, International Tourists This Year

Hanoi is aiming to become a bigger hotspot for tourism, as officials are expecting the city to host 23.83 total million visitors within 2017.

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[Photos] Saigoneer Getaways: The Winding Roads of Ha Giang

There are places in the world that humble us with the scale of their beauty, making us feel small and insignificant in the best possible way. Ha Giang is one of those places.

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Vietnamese Motorcyclist Drives From Saigon to Paris in 150 Days

A Vietnamese motorcyclist has finished the first leg of his trip around world on a motorbike.

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VietJet to Fly From Saigon to Chiang Mai, Phuket in December

VietJet Air is ready to expand its network yet again, with new flights from Saigon to Phuket and Chiang Mai in Thailand starting in December.

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[Photos] Saigoneer Getaways: Laos' 50 Shades of Green

The first thing you notice when you arrive in Laos is the green: it’s everywhere. It’s not the buildings that catch your eye but the landscapes: untouched wilderness, valleys, trees, fields, all of it...

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[Photos] Saigoneer Getaways: Tokyo's Historic Tsukiji Fish Market After the Morning Rush

Tsukiji Market is one of Tokyo's most well-known destinations, famous for its early-morning tuna auctions and frenetic wholesale seafood stalls. However, visiting the market once the action has died d...

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New Law Requires Airlines to Provide Free Food, Drink, Rest Space in Case of Long Delays

As of November 1, passengers in Vietnam whose flights are delayed by more than three hours will be entitled to a free meal, according to Circular 27 issued by the Ministry of Transport.

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Da Nang Leaders Seek Investment in Railway Linking City Center With Hoi An

Traveling from Da Nang to Hoi An will be a breeze in the future if a proposed railway connecting the two coastal towns comes to fruition.

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[Video] Saigon, the City That's Always on the Move

Saigon is a city of constant movement, as demonstrated by the sleek video below.

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Quang Binh Resumes Son Doong Ladder Project, Launches New Tour in 2018

Tour company Oxalis has finally received the nod from the local government to resume the installation of a ladder that would allow tourists to traverse Vietnam’s world-famous Son Doong cave from the b...

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You Can Fly Directly From Phu Quoc to Bangkok Starting This October

Visitors to Vietnam’s southern tourism island can start adding Bangkok to their itinerary soon.

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Vietnam Aims to Attract 1m Visitors From Japan by 2018: Official

Vietnam’s tourism administration is turning to Japan as the next important partner in the industry.

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[Video] Sleek Travelogue Highlights Thrilling Side of Ha Long Bay and Hanoi

This sleek, well-edited travelogue by filmmaker Alex Schiller will take you on a thrilling ride around Ha Long Bay and Hanoi.

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VietJet Will Fly to Phnom Penh From Saigon Starting This November

It seems that VietJet is ramping up its regional services as the company has been announcing new flight routes every month.

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Vietnam Is Asia's Fastest-Growing Travel Destination in 2017 So Far: UN Report

A recent study by the United Nations shows that during the first four months of 2017, Vietnam was the fast growing travel destination in Asia.