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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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Soon You’ll Be Able To Buy Train Tickets Online In Vietnam

Starting this Lunar New Year, you will be able to use your credit card to pay for a train tickets on Vietnam Railways, allowing you to avoid the typical long lines.

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Bitexco Wants To Manage Ha Long Bay

With Ha Long Bay becoming one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations, the UNESCO World Heritage Site has become difficult to manage.

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[Photos] Water Jet Packs Now Available In Nha Trang

The extreme water sport, Flyboarding (basically water jet packs) has made it way to Nha Trang. Now you can fly above the water like Marty Mcfly.

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Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport Launches Sleep Pod Services

After first capsule hotel opened its doors in Saigon earlier this year, the pod concept is now being applied at Noi Bai International Airport.

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5 Remarkable Places To Discover In Lai Châu

Blessed with cloudy peaks, enchanting valleys and stunning rice paddies, one can marvel at Lai Châu’s beautiful scenery without spending a fortune.

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Son Doong Cave Tours Fully Booked Through 2015

Vietnam's Son Doong Cave, the largest in the world, is fully booked until 2015, according to Vietnamese tourism officials.

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A Guide To Phu Quoc’s Beaches

Phu Quoc, the popular tourist island and former prison, is set for some major changes between now and 2030. Though many feel that these plans will turn the island into another generic SE Asian re...

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3 Vietnam Hotels Named “Best In Asia”

3 Vietnam hotels have made Travel + Leisure’s 2014 “World’s Best Awards,” according to DTI News.

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Tan Son Nhat Ordered To Reduce Food Prices

Outside of Burger King and Popeye’s, most of the food sold at Tan Son Nhat Airport is provided by one of two companies Autogrill VFS or Song Viet, both of which think that their prices are fair. But t...

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This Great Annotated Map Shows The Best Route Between Saigon And Hanoi

Intimidated by the prospect of driving from Saigon to Hanoi? While this awesome annotated map from Vietnam Coracle won’t help you with the winding roads full of busses and trucks, it should at least a...

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[Video] Stunning Ha Long Bay Timelapse

When timelapse photographer, Rufus Blackwell traveled to Ha Long Bay last year, he brought along his Canon 5D mk3 and a GoPro to make this awesome video.

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Vietnam Picked as One of the World’s 20 Most Beautiful Countries

Last week, the users of International travel publication, Rough Guides, were called upon to vote on the world’s most beautiful counties. After tallying thousands of votes, Vietnam found itself in the ...

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11 Photos of Vietnam’s Amazing Bac Son Valley

Called Văn Lan during the reign of the Lýs, Bội Lan under the Minhs, Văn Quán under the Nguyễn’s and finally Bắc Sơn after 1945, this mountainous region in north Veitnam is the home to 6 of Vietnam’s ...

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Awesome Video Shows The Beauty Of Vietnam And Its People

This short travel film from Janek Toomikas, shows the beauty of not only Vietnam’s natural beauty, but its people. From Sapa to Hanoi to Saigon, Toomikas uses his camera to capture candid moments, sli...

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[Photos] Tràng An: Getting To Know Vietnam’s Newest UNESCO Site

Highlighted by the ancient capital of Hoa Lư, rich wildlife and the heavenly Tam Cốc – Bích Động and Bái Đính temple complex (the largest of its kind in South East Asia), Tràng An is Vietnam’s newest ...

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13 Amazing Photos Of Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave

Vietnam is home to the world’s largest known cave, Son Doong in Quang Binh Province. Discovered by a Ho Khanh in 1991, it wasn’t until 2009 when a group of British cavers repelled into the cave where ...

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4 Beautiful Rock Formations Along Vietnam's Coast

While Phu Yen’s cliffs of stone plates (Ghềnh Đá Đĩa) may be particularly unique, we dug up a few other rocky beauties along Vietnam’s coast.

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Phu Yen’s Stunning Cliffs Of Stone Plates

While they may pale in comparison to Ireland’s beautiful natural basalt formations, their Vietnamese cousins, just north of Nha Trang are just a bus or a bike ride away.

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6 Great Pit Stops For Your Saigon - Nha Trang Road Trip

Driving along the coastal roads from Saigon to Nha Trang on motorbike is a beautiful journey, but also a bit of a grind. Here are 6 great places to stop between the 2 cities that will help break up th...

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A Guide to Dalat’s Waterfalls

Dalat, the former French resort town, is quickly developing and will soon boast the same land area as Hanoi. Though the city has been undergoing rapid urban and agricultural development, hundreds of t...