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A Guide to Vietnamese Herbs


With a diversity of food in the Vietnamese cuisines, many kinds of herbs usage are essential ingredients to making the Vietnamese foods more tasty and delicious. Noodle soups are often paired with many greens that bring out a better taste and fragrance. Some of them may be unusual because they are rarely seen or displayed in the Western markets. Ou...

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Vietnamese Desserts You Must Try


With a diverse culture and traditions, Vietnam is home to some of the unique and delicious cuisines in Southeast Asia. If you are interested in exploring Vietnamese foods, try some of these popular local Vietnamese desserts on your trip to Vietnam. "50 Shades" of Vietnamese Desserts Banana Sweet Soup - Che Chuoi Most banana trees are planted in rur...

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What to do in Sapa Travel Guide

sapa-fansipan-temple-outlook Temple on Fansipan peak

Sapa is an ideal highlands escape from the bustling city with breathtaking views of terraced rice fields, forests, and hidden wonders of nature that any adventurous travelers should never miss when coming to Vietnam. Immersing in a dynamic cultural exchange with ethnic minorities, you can also gain valuable exposure to the rich culture and traditio...

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The Best Day Trips From Hanoi

day-trips-from-hanoi The infamous Skull Island in Ninh Binh

If you want to spend much time exploring the traditional cultures and the natural landscapes in the North of Vietnam, these are the best day trips from Hanoi you should not miss. Besides, these beautiful places often attract numerous travelers to Vietnam every year. Get away from the hectic city scenes and contemplate the mesmerizing landscapes at ...

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Comprehensive Halong Bay Vietnam Travel Guide


As a UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is one of the natural wonders of the world with 1,969 limestone islands of various shapes and sizes. Many activities range from sightseeing, cruising, exploring the mysterious caves, tasting unique local dishes, to resting on the beaches. Our Vietnam travel guide on the best things to do in Hal...

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A Guide to Drinking Vietnamese Coffee


Coffee is one of the popular social drinks in Vietnam not consumed on the run. The locals prefer to sit in cafes or vendors along the streets and leisurely catch up on life over coffee. With favorable growing regions in the central highlands, to the surprise of most coffee consumers, it is the second-largest coffee-producing nation in the world wit...

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Can Tourists Drive in Vietnam?


Driving in Vietnam by yourself could be an adventurous decision but make sure that you are aware of the local laws and regulations. Read this guide for the basic Vietnamese laws before driving in Vietnam. The sections below are referenced from the Vietnam Government's Portal from Chapter 3 of Circular No. 12/2017/TT-BGTVT of the Ministry ...

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Top 6 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) You Should Not Miss


These are some interesting day trips just outside of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) waiting for you to come and add on to your amazing Vietnam experience. Take your pack and spend a day at these top 6 day trips from Ho Chi Minh City ranging from the beach to a day hike and a tunnel discovery, you could be in for a memorable time. Top 6 Day Trips from Ho...

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The Different Types of Transportations in Vietnam


One of the challenges that tourists often have to encounter is arranging the right transportations while they are visiting an unfamiliar city or country. Especially in Vietnam, because of the traffic expansion, there are a lot of Vietnamese transportations that you can choose from to explore the country in your way. Let's look at the different type...

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Vietnamese Fruits You Should Try When in Vietnam

vietnamese-fruits Vietnamese fruits at a local market

One of the great delights when visiting any tropical country like Vietnam is that you get to try and taste different exotic fruits. As usual, travelers will stay with the common fruits, but it would be adventurous to explore some of the more unusual Vietnamese fruits. More than half of the Vietnamese fruit comes from the Mekong Delta, hence the dis...

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When is the Best Time to go to Hanoi


What is the best time to go to Hanoi? What are the most interesting seasons? What’s the weather like in Hanoi each month? When are the best festivals in Hanoi? Read on for our comprehensive guide. When To Go To Hanoi: The Summary • The best times to visit Hanoi are the months from August to October. During this period of the year, the raining seaso...

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What to do in Nha Trang Travel Guide


Recognized as one of the most famous coastal cities in Vietnam, Nha Trang is a must-go for every beach and water activities lovers. With many breathtaking sceneries, beautiful beaches, and historical sites, you could be in for a great time. When planning a trip to Nha Trang, let’s check out the things to do and great food to eat in Nha Trang in our...

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What to do in Vung Tau Travel Guide


Located near Ho Chi Minh City, this port city is an all-time favorite destination with the city folks for a day trip or a weekend vacation. Vung Tau has a long stretch of sandy beaches and some mountainous backdrop. Read our What to do in Vung Tau Travel Guide to learn more about foods to eat and things to do in Vung Tau. Additionally, here are our...

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What to do at Con Dao Travel Guide


Are you looking for a remote place of travel in Vietnam? Every year there is a vast number of local and foreign travelers coming to sightsee and relax at the gorgeous beaches at Con Dao Island, located off the Southeast coast of Vietnam. Known as “the Devil’s Island of Indochina,” Con Dao was used as a political prison in the war between Vietn...

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Vietnam Travel Information: VIETNAMESE CURRENCY


In our latest Vietnam travel information and tips, we bring you the guide on the official currency in Vietnam, which is the Vietnam Dong. When planning a trip to Vietnam, there two types of distinctive Vietnam Dong (VND) banknotes to remember: paper and polymer. The higher value Vietnamese Dong notes are in the plastic polymer, and the highest valu...

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What to do in Mui Ne Travel Guide


Situated in Phan Thiet Province, Mui Ne is a coastal city famous for the quiet beaches, sand dunes, and the ideal views for watching the sunsets. Coming to Mui Ne, you are not only in for beautiful beaches but also the delicious seafood.  WHEN TO GO TO MUI NE • The best time to visit Mui Ne is from April – August (dry season)• Mui Ne is hot th...

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What to do in Da Nang Travel Guide


Located in the Central of Vietnam, Da Nang is a booming coastal city that brings the natural beauty of mountains, national parks, and beaches together. Read our comprehensive guide on When to go to Da Nang, Where to go in Da Nang, and What to eat in Da Dang. WHEN TO GO TO DA NANG • The best times to visit Da Nang are February to August. • Da N...

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Travel Time and Taxi Fares from Major Airports in Vietnam to the City Centers


How much does a taxi cost to get from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) to Ho Chi Minh City Downtown District 1? In our latest Vietnam Travel Information and Travel Trips, our local insiders have put together a list of airports in Vietnam and the taxi prices cost to get to the city centers. Read more on the Vietnam taxi fares and travel time...

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When is the Best Time to go to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


What is the best time to go to Ho Chi Minh? What are the most interesting seasons? What’s the weather like in Ho Chi Minh in each month? When are the best festivals in Ho Chi Minh? Read on for our comprehensive guide. When To Go To Ho Chi Minh: The Summary • The best times to visit Ho Chi Minh are October to March (dry season)• You can visit Ho Chi...

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What to do in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) in 3 Days Travel Guide


Ho Chi Minh City is one of the more developed and dynamic Metropolitans in Vietnam. This is not only an ideal city for people to come and take in the vibe but also a golden area for entertainment activities nationwide. If you have a chance to visit Ho Chi Minh City for 3 days, check out our recommended itinerary below to get the most out of one of ...

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How to Travel from Hanoi to Da Nang

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