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3 Hanoi cafes offer quiet escape from urban bustle
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August 2, 2022August 2, 2022

3 Hanoi cafes offer quiet escape from urban bustle

Tucked inside small alleyways in downtown Hanoi, three cafes evoke a sense of nostalgia, serenity and seclusion from the noisy urban life. Without shiny billboards or eye-catching facades, it’s not easy for first timers to find Chon Café nestled inside a small alley in Hoan Kiem District. The cafe has been renovated from the first floor of...

Vietnam cuisine gets world’s 10 best billing
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July 20, 2022July 20, 2022

Vietnam cuisine gets world’s 10 best billing

Vietnamese spring rolls are served with soy sauce Vietnam, famous for its rice noodle soups and other rice-based dishes, has one of the world’s 10 best cuisines, according to readers of Canadian magazine The Travel. Thailand and the Philippines are the other two Southeast Asian nations in the list. The other seven countries are: the...

Hanoi among world’s most ideal cycling destinations: Booking.com
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July 19, 2022July 19, 2022

Hanoi among world’s most ideal cycling destinations: Booking.com

Hanoi, famous for its centuries-old temples and French colonial buildings, is one of the world’s most ideal cycling destinations, according to a survey of travelers. The survey commissioned by Dutch online travel agency Booking.com of over 48,000 respondents in 31 countries said the other five are Uyuni in Bolivia, Valencia in Spain, Moab in the...

Ninh Binh homestays offer taste of northern Vietnam rural life
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July 16, 2022July 16, 2022

Ninh Binh homestays offer taste of northern Vietnam rural life

Set amidst limestone mountains and lotus ponds, three homestays in Ninh Binh Province with thatched roofs and bamboo interiors highlight the unique culture of traditional Tonkin villages. Spread over an area of 40,000 square meters near Hang Mua (Dancing Cave) and surrounded by limestone mountains and paddy fields, Mua Caves Ecolodge has 12 rooms and seven bungalows....

Give it a go: 10 different ways to explore Vietnam
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June 19, 2022June 19, 2022

Give it a go: 10 different ways to explore Vietnam

With tourism fully reopened, visitors can experience Vietnam, once again, in several different ways: motorbike and bicycle tours; walking tours and food exploration tours. Here’s a selection from Tripadvisor readers. Hue to Hoi An with Lefamily Riders tours Organized by tour operator Lefamily Riders, the motorbike tour, which departs from former imperial capital Hue, allows...

Riding scooter around Vietnam a must-try travel experience
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June 12, 2022June 12, 2022

Riding scooter around Vietnam a must-try travel experience

Australian magazine Traveller has published its 11 bucket-list experiences, including a scooter ride around Vietnam to “see a country in the same way pretty much all of its residents do.” “You get the unadulterated glory of one of the world’s great destinations, you get some of the best food on the planet, you get the...

Vietnamese coffee is unique because of these reasons
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May 13, 2022May 13, 2022

Vietnamese coffee is unique because of these reasons

Canadian magazine The Travel has listed Vietnam among 10 countries with a unique coffee culture in which iced coffee with condensed milk and egg coffee are the best options. “In Vietnam, coffee isn’t just a drink to start the day; it’s something people enjoy morning, noon, and even night,” it said. It advised travelers to...

Five fantastic places to stay in Cat Ba
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May 2, 2022May 2, 2022

Five fantastic places to stay in Cat Ba

There are 367 islands in the stunning archipelago in the southeast of Lan Ha Bay, but one stands out for both its size and popularity: Cat Ba Island. The town of Cat Ba in northern Vietnam is surrounded by limestone rocks with multiple ferry ports to whisk you away to wherever you wish. The majority...

Hanoi launches luxury cruise tour on Red River
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April 4, 2022April 4, 2022

Hanoi launches luxury cruise tour on Red River

A new cruise tour on Hanoi’s Red River was launched Saturday as part of efforts to diversify the tourist experience post-pandemic. The tour run by AClass Cruises Group can accommodate 99 passengers at a time on a three-hour journey that takes them through historic bridges such as Long Bien and Chuong Duong and explore the...