Posts Tagged ‘vietnam’

Southeast Asia’s Most Underrated Treasures

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful places to visit. There’s bustling Bangkok in the ‘Land of Smiles’; old Town Hoi An in Vietnam; as well as the white sand beaches of Boracay in the Philippines. But those are just three of the hundreds of ravishing…

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The Ancient Town of Hội An

Situated in the Quang Nam province in central Vietnam is the Ancient City of Hoi An. Only less than an hour away from neighbouring coastal city, Danang, Old Town Hoi An holds a rustic charm that you cannot find anywhere else in Vietnam. I spent the weekend in Danang with…

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Into the Abyss: Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave

photo credits: Aidan Lyon  Located in Quang Binh province in the central part of Vietnam lies one of the world’s largest caves – so large that it has its own localised weather system. Despite being discovered by a local named Ho Khanh in 1991, this cave was only recently surveyed and explored by the British Cave Research Association…

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Short Breaks: Hue | Vietnam

Located along the banks of the picturesque Perfume River, Hue is one of Vietnam’s historic sites and was the former capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty. Hue was the administrative centre of southern Vietnam in the 17th and 18th centuries and today, the city represents the fascinating history of…

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Islands Off The Beaten Track in Southeast Asia

One of the advantages of being in Singapore is the relatively easy access to thousands of tropical islands around the Southeast Asian region. As more and more visitors head to popular resort islands like Bali and Koh Samui, other lesser-known islands in the region are drawing visitors who prefer to…

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Short Break: Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, the capital and the second-largest city of Vietnam, is more than just a vibrant city steeped in history and culture, teeming with bustling roadside vendors and calming ancient pagodas. It is also the perfect base for an outdoor adventure, as it’s ideally positioned close to Ba Vi National Park,…

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Short Breaks: Cat Ba Island

Nestled in Vietnam’s famed Halong Bay, Cat Ba is the largest of the 360+ islands in the archipelago, consisting of spectacular limestone hills and islets dotted with lakes, waterfalls, and grottoes. Almost half of the rugged, jungle-clad Cat Ba Island – along with its adjacent waters – is a national…

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Old Quarter to Ancient Karsts

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, renowned for its vibrant nightlife, local cuisine, and multicultural scene amalgamating Vietnamese, Chinese, and French influences. The city also serves as the gateway for those who are looking to access the mountainous rural scenes of Vietnam. While Hanoi can be visited all year…

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Very Vietnam

This Asian destination is rife with history, culture and offers a World Heritage Site for you to discover. Like many countries in Asia, Vietnam used to be ruled by dynasties of families, feudal lords and emperors with grand palaces. Located along the banks of the picturesque Perfume River lies Hue,…

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5 Most Scenic Hikes in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world with absolutely stunning views. This is your curated (short, but sweet) list of hikes for you to embark on your next travel adventure. These picturesque hikes in the Southeast Asian region will leave you feeling like…

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