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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] A Journey Through Vietnam

Many of the visitors who make films while traveling in Vietnam point their lens towards the country’s beautiful landscapes and people. “A Journey Trough Vietnam,” however, has a decidedly personal fee...

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Report: 33% Of Hoi An Could Soon Be Underwater

Coastal erosion is threatening the ancient city of Hoi An which may loose a third of its land to surrounding bodies of water.

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[Video] A Bike Ride Through the Majestic Mountains of Sapa

This calming video follows a group of bikers through the peaks and valleys of Sapa’s beautiful but challenging terrain.

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Noi Bai’s Sleep Pods Back Online After 10 Week Suspension

Ten weeks after airport authorities closed them down, the sleep pods at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport are back in operation.

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US Travel Mag Lists Vietnam As Top 20 Destination For Solo Travelers

Vietnam has made Travel + Leisure’s list of top 20 countries for solo travelers, coming in at number 6 overall, and top in Asia.

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Passengers On Delayed Flights In Vietnam To Receive Compensation

Starting December 1, Vietnamese airlines will be required to give passengers compensation in the form of meals and accommodation if their flights are delayed or canceled, reports Sài Gòn Giải Phóng.

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Vietnam, SE Asian Countries Take A Step Closer Towards Single Visa Policy

At the 10th International Travel Expo last week in HCMC, tourism officials from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar agreed that a single visa policy should be put in place to ease trave...

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In Defense Of Vung Tau: Why It Might Not Be So Bad After All

We’re not exactly sure why Vung Tau gets a bad rap. Sure it doesn’t have the cleanest beaches in the world, nor is it the most charming coastal destination, but many Saigonese seem more willing to tak...

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[Video] Breathtaking Da Nang Time Lapse

While we love our Saigon timelpase videos, they’re decidedly urban. Sure Cu Chi and other rural districts are technically included for administrative purposes, but few consider them when discussing th...

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[Photos] Sunset Over Hanoi’s Hồ Tây (West Lake)

Hanoi’s West Lake, one of the signature lakes of the Vietnamese capital, has been an important part of the city’s history for over a thousand years. Hanoians have long revered the Lake, inspiring seve...

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Incredible Video Shows Man “Dive” Into Exploding Volcano

Explorer Sam Cossman, a documentarian who specializes in capturing extreme forces of nature, recently uploaded this shocking video to Youtube showing his slightly insane expedition into the Marum Crat...

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Tours Of Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave Suspended

Tours to Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave, the largest ever discovered, have been suspended following the conclusion of a one-year pilot program, reports Thanh Nien.

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Vietnam Considers Waiving Visas For 9 Nationalities

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Transport is seeking approval to waive visa requirements for citizens of France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, ...

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[Photos] A LEGO Couple’s Journey Across Vietnam

Earlier this year, we saw Scottish couple, Craig McCartney and Lindsey Haggerty, travel across Europe and SE Asia with 2 Lego companions, taking pictures of the plastic toys along the way.

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[Video] The Beauty Of Lý Sơn Island

Lý Sơn Island, located in Quảng Ngãi Province, is a favorite place for travelers to enjoy crystal clear waters, large volcanic cliffs and verdant landscapes.

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12 Photos Of Mộc Châu’s Majestic Peaks and Valleys

One of Vietnam’s famous mountainous regions, Mộc Châu never disappoints visitors with its marvelous beauty.

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Vietnamese Company Launches Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Seaplane Service

Vietnamese aviation company, Hai Au, has big plans for the untapped luxury seaplane services market. The airline is set to launch its Hanoi-Ha Long Bay route in September and has its eyes on other pop...

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Irishman Completes Epic Cross-Country Road Trip With An Unlikely Companion

When Irishman, Dan McAllen arrived in Vietnam for a 2-week road trip from Saigon to Hanoi, one of his first orders of business was to buy a motorbike.

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[Photos] Crossing This Quảng Ngãi Bridge Will Make You Question Your Life Decisions

This bridge suspension bridge, which traverses the Re river, is notorious among locals for its rotten wood planks, held together by a steel wire. However, despite the danger, residents of Gọi Re villa...

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Cambodia To Raise Visa Fees In October

Traveling to Cambodia is about to get a bit more expensive.