What is Tết or Vietnamese New Year? A quick introduction

What is Tết or Vietnamese New Year? Tết is the Vietnamese name for the lunar New Year. Vietnam’s holidays and festivals work according to a lunar calendar.  This means instead of celebrating New Year Day on January 1st they celebrate it sometime between late January and mid February. Tết is more than just a quick […]

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Mid Autumn Festival in Vietnam

Everything you need to know Autumn is here. If you’re lucky enough to be in Vietnam that means the temperature will start getting more comfortable, Mooncake stands will start popping up all over town and dragons with drums will start roaming the streets. All the colour, sound and commotion means one thing. It’s time for […]

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Vietnam in Brief
A Quick Guide to Hue

A Quick Guide to Hue Hue is a little city with a big history. For almost 150 years it served as Vietnam’s capital bringing with it royal extravagance and an elegant, delicate cuisine. At the heart of the city is the large and beautiful Imperial Citadel. Once home to the Nguyen Lords it’s now a [...]

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A Quick Guide to Danang

A Quick Guide to Da Nang Flanked by mountains, rivers and beaches, Da Nang is a modern city with a lot of soul. The main town is nestled next to the river, where neat and clean landscaping give it a ‘small town’ feel. It has the fastest growing economy of any city in Vietnam and [...]

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A Quick Guide to Saigon

A Quick Guide to Saigon Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon as the locals call it), is a young city with big dreams. It is Vietnam’s most developed city and it screams cool. Sky rise buildings topped with swanky cocktail bars dot the landscape. Art house installations adorn old warehouses. Cool cafes catering to young [...]

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Vietnam in Brief

Planning a Holiday to Vietnam? Vietnam is epic and has something for everyone. Its 1600km of stunning beaches, exciting past, vivid culture and world class cuisine are quickly making it South East Asia’s most attractive destination for families, couples, golfers, foodies, culture buffs and adventure seekers. With so much to see and do planning a [...]

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A Quick Guide to Hoi An

A Quick Guide to Hoi An Hoi An is a tiny lantern lit Ancient Town with World Heritage Status. Its winding streets are littered with hundreds of tailor shops, cool cafes, stunning street food eateries and chilled out bars. The ochre yellow buildings date back hundreds of years when the dutch and Japanese used Hoi [...]

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A Quick Guide to Da Lat

A Quick Guide to Da Lat Da Lat is a French built hill station town surrounded by pine forests and packed with vinyards, kitschy attractions and colonial architecture. It’s a surprising and endearing destination that wouldn’t be out of place in the French Alps. It’s wide range of activities and year round temperate climate are [...]

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A Quick Guide to Hanoi

A Quick Guide to Hanoi Hanoi oozes with charm. It’s a 1000 year old city built by royalty and heavily influenced by its former Chinese and French occupiers. Its winding streets are a throng of activity, street food, business, sport and spirituality. Ancient temples sit snugly next to glass high rises. French villas share streets [...]

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A Quick Guide to Sapa

A Quick Guide to Sapa Sapa is a world class countryside town and the bread basket of northern Vietnam. Its epic mountain vistas and lush green rice terraces carved into the sides of hills and mountains make it a photographer’s paradise. The local inhabitants are mainly ethnic minorities who wear traditional, colourful tunics and make [...]

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