Kong: Skull Island film set to be removed from the World Heritage Site of Trang An

September 21, 2019

A set made for Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island is being dismantled in the Trang An limestone complex in northern Vietnam. The removal is part of heritage conservation efforts. The management board of the UNESCO heritage site in Ninh Binh Province said work on dismantling the film set started Friday, September 20. The dismantlement is being done on the recommendation of UNESCO, which said the film set stood in the…

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Huynh Thuy Le ancient house – where “The Lover” lived

September 12, 2019

The Huynh Thuy Le ancient house in Sa Dec town in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, is famous for its unique mixture of East-West architecture. The house was the setting of a passionate love affair between its owner Huynh Thuy Le and Marguerite Duras – a well-known French writer who penned the famous novel L’Amant (The Lover). The ancient house was built by Huynh Thuy Le’s father –…

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Top Instagrammable spots in Hoi An that you shouldn’t miss out

September 4, 2019

Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist attractions. It lures the tourists in Vietnam, with the charming ancient temples, shrines, Chinese style tile-roofed wooden houses and a unique blend of Japanese and Chinese architecture. Wandering around Hoi An is “must-try” experience that you can capture many stunning pictures in breath-taking places. Here are 10 places for Instagram-lovers can take beautiful and unique photos. Old brick furnace – Stairway…

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10 Reasons Why Vietnam Should Be On Your Bucket List

August 23, 2019

A country of wondrous coastlines, luscious green jungles, fresh tropical fruit, friendly local people, and enthralling history, Vietnam should definitely be on your bucket list. There’s something for every type of traveler in this popular Asian country, whether your idea of a perfect vacation involves kayaking in the ocean, browsing through markets loaded with handmade goods, or visiting the crumbling ruins of ancient temples. It’s difficult to narrow down the…

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Top Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar

August 15, 2019

Rise early Yangon starts to come alive around 6:30 a.m. Take a morning stroll to beat the heat and watch the market vendors set up their sidewalk stalls, the religiously devout visit their worshiping place of choice, and the local tea shops in full swing. Make time for tea Tea shops are essential social hubs that served as a meeting place for the public even during Myanmar’s most repressive eras….

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Tips to travel Cambodia for the first time

August 12, 2019

Cambodia is located in South East Asia, sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam, with Laos on its north. Heavily influenced by Indian culture, trade and Brahmanism; the Hindu-Buddhist Khmer empire covered a big part of South East Asia until its fall in the 15th century. Apart from its incredible temples of Angkor, a genocide was forced upon Cambodia under Pol Pot’s regime in the 1970s. Closed to the world, it was…

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What You Need to Know Before Traveling to Myanmar

August 8, 2019

Myanmar has changed at breakneck speed since the country started opening up to visitors around 2012. Here are some things that travelers should be aware in their trip to Myanmar. Greetings The standard greeting of “mingalabar” (pronounced min-gah-lah-bah”) means “auspiciousness wishes.” Saying it to local people will usually get you a smile and happy nod in return. Bonus points if say thank you: kye zu tin ba deh, pronounced “cheh-zu-tin-ba-deh”. Check…

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Vietnam’s best cave experiences

August 5, 2019

Vietnam already has a worldwide reputation for its food, beaches, ancient history and diverse landscapes. And, over the past decade, it’s also emerged as one of the world’s leading destinations for caving. Quang Binh province in central Vietnam is particularly famous, thanks to the UNESCO-protected Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – also known as the Kingdom of Caves. “Vietnam has some of the best caves in this world. The temperatures…

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Top things to do when traveling to Laos

August 1, 2019

Laos is a diverse country with breathtaking waterfalls, mountains, and temples. It has historical wonders, natural wonders, and friendly people, everything you might desire in a tourist destination. However, some people doubt the viability of Laos as a tourist destination because it is often lost in the noise that surrounds neighboring countries like Vietnam and Cambodia. So what is special about Laos? If it is truly as breathtaking as everyone…

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Laos launches eVisa for travelers

July 30, 2019

Laos launched its tourist eVisa service in July, with the hope it would attract more tourists to the country. The official website for the eVisa application is https://laoevisa.gov.la Launched as a pilot project, the eVisa will be applicable only for travelers entering the country through Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport or the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge checkpoint at the border with Thailand’s Nong Khai province. The visa is valid for a single visit….

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