The Ultimate Guide to Vietnamese New Year (Tết)

What is Tết? Tết or Vietnamese New Year is the most important time of the year in Vietnam. It’s a huge week long celebration, as big as Christmas, New Years Eve, Birthday and Bank Holidays all rolled into one. If you’re Vietnamese it’s an exciting time bustling with activities and family get togethers. For travellers […]

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Vietnam National Day 2017

Vietnam National Day 2nd September 2016: A quick guide for travellers If you’ve been in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City for the past few days you might have noticed people scurrying about, putting up flags, trimming trees and shutting off roads. Don’t worry nothing’s amiss, people are just busy preparing for Vietnam’s 71st anniversary [...]

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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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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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Vietnam in Brief
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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Vietnam in Brief
A Quick Guide to Ha Long Bay

A Quick Guide to Ha Long Bay Ha Long Bay is a huge bay filled with emerald green waters and punctuated by limestone karsts. It’s one of Vietnam’s most beautiful sites and is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visitors can take a one, two or three day cruise around the bay on [...]

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Vietnam in Brief
A Quick Guide to Mui Ne

A Quick Guide to Mui Ne Mui Ne is a conveniently close beach getaway for anyone in Saigon looking to escape the bustling crowds of the city. It used to be a sleepy hollow frequented by backpackers wanting to get off the beaten track. Today the town stretches along 10km of coastal road that is [...]

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