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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] VNA 787-9 Makes Breathtaking Maneuvers Ahead Of Paris Air Show Debut

We’ve heard a lot about Boeing’s new 787-9 Dreamliner, the first of which will be added to Vietnam Airlines’ fleet in a few months. But ahead of its delivery and debut at next week’s Paris Air Show, t...

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Vietnamese Customs Officers Ordered to 'Improve Attitude' Toward Tourists

In what seems to be yet another attempt to boost poor tourism numbers, the Vietnamese government has told customs officials to be nice or else.

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Vietnam 'Likely' to Give Visa Waivers for UK, France, Australia, Others

More details about plans to change the country’s visa policies have emerged with a tourism official announcing that visitors from the UK, France, Germany and Spain will soon enjoy visa-free stays in V...

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Phu Quoc’s Beaches Are Becoming Garbage Dumps: Reports

Phu Quoc Island’s once pristine beaches have become dumping grounds for hotels and tourists.

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Vietnam Set To Drop Visa Requirements For 15 Mystery Nations, Establish US$100 million Tourism Fund

Another week, another hopeful sign that Vietnam is committed to reforming its cumbersome tourist visa policies after 12 consecutive months of falling international arrivals.

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[Video] Beautiful Timelapse Takes You Through SE Asia In 5 Minutes

You may remember Dylan Ozanich and his girlfriend who, after a 1,800km road trip from Hoi An to Phnom Penh a few months back, gifted their Honda Dream to a Phnom Penh coconut vendor. This happene...

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Passengers Complain Of Missing Property At Noi Bai Airport

Numerous cases of stolen property have been reported at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, prompting VietJet to lodge a complaint with airport authorities and an increasing distrust among passengers.

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Saigoneer Getaways: Exploring The Mekong Delta By Bicycle

Pancake-flat roads criss-cross the Mekong Delta’s intricate water world of swamplands and paddy fields. Littered with exotic fruit orchards, sugar-cane groves and sleepy roadside cafés, it is a perfec...

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Vietnam Tourism Officials Push for Universal Visa Waivers

As Vietnam suffers from nearly a year of decline in international tourists, local tourism officials have called on the government to grant visa waivers for all nationalities from July to December.

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Walk Through Son Doong Cave With These Incredible 3D Panoramas

Amidst the live telecasts and drone videos of Son Doong Cave that have been making international headlines in recent months, National Geographic has quietly released an insane set of 3D panoramas that...

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[Photos] Vietnam Airlines' First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Almost Ready For Delivery

Vietnam Airlines’ first of 28 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners has received its first paint job at Paine Field, Washington and is almost ready to be delivered.

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[Video] 90 Days In 90 Seconds: Life On The Mekong River

Associated Press photographer, David Guttenfelder, recently traveled to the Mekong Delta on an assignment for National Geographic.

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33% Of Foreign Tourists Return To Vietnam: Survey

A recent survey conducted by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) found that the number of international visitors who have returned to Vietnam twice or more has reached 32.98%.

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[Photos] A Rare Glimpse of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago

Tensions appear to be escalating over thousands of disputed islands in the East Sea with reports surfacing last week that the Pentagon is considering deploying U.S. military assets to the area in a di...

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[Video] Talk Show Introduces Americans To The Beauty Of Son Doong Cave

On Wednesday, ABC News sent one of its correspondents to Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave to make a live drone report (yes, this is apparently a thing now).

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Vietnam Mulls Adding More Countries To Waiver List, Extends Stays For Visa-Free Visitors

In an effort to boost declining tourism numbers, Vietnam will allow international travelers from visa exempt countries to stay longer and is considering expanding the number of nationalities on its wa...

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Vietnam Tourism Numbers Have Fallen For 11th Month In A Row

Vietnam has experienced a significant drop in international tourist arrivals for the 11th consecutive month.

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Saigoneer Getaways: Can Gio and the Mekong Delta

A chorus of horns, makeshift mobile loudspeakers announcing "bắp xào đây!" to four city blocks, the never-ending construction sounds of “progress”: these make up the everyday soundtrack of Saigon. It’...

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Vietnamese Passport Among the World's Least Powerful: Study

For many Vietnamese slaving away over visa applications, it quickly becomes clear that their passports are not as powerful as they would like.

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Interactive 360° Drone Panorama Lets You See Saigon Like Never Before

Drones have given us some pretty fantastic aerial views of Saigon, but none have come close to this 360° Drone Panorama created by GlobalVision.