Hon Son – a lesser-known island in Kien Giang Province southern Vietnam

Hon Son – a lesser-known island in Kien Giang Province southern Vietnam

Pristine Hon Son island, often referred to as Hon Rai, is located 65 kilometers west of Rach Gia Town, capital of Kien Giang, and covers 11 square kilometers. Hon Son – a lesser-known island in Kien Giang Province southern Vietnam:...
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Two steam locomotives chugging on the Hue – Da Nang route

Two steam locomotives chugging on the Hue – Da Nang route

As planned, the two steam locomotives will mainly serve tourists, running daily from Lang Co Station in Thua Thien Hue Province to Da Nang Station. Two steam locomotives chugging on the Hue – Da Nang route: Central Vietnam is set...
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Over 8,000 hectare Na Hang Lake in Tuyen Quang is praised for it serenity

Over 8,000 hectare Na Hang Lake in Tuyen Quang is praised for it serenity

Dotted with countless tiny islands, stratus clouds blurring the horizon, the helmsman led me to heavenly Na Hang Lake in northwestern Tuyen Quang Province. Over 8,000 hectare Na Hang Lake in Tuyen Quang is praised for it serenity: Dotted with...
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Thousands of pilgrims visited Tam Chuc Pagoda Complex in Ha Nam

Thousands of pilgrims visited Tam Chuc Pagoda Complex in Ha Nam

Tam Chuc Pagoda lies on the banks of the eponymous 600 hectare lake described as a mini-version of UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province, home to numerous small islets. Thousands of pilgrims visited Tam Chuc Pagoda...
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On Lang Pagoda in Saigon now dedicated to Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu

On Lang Pagoda in Saigon now dedicated to Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu

On Lang Pagoda located on Lao Tu street of Saigon’s District 5, is remarkable for its extensive line up of deities, currently totaling 16 Chinese Buddhist divinities. On Lang Pagoda in Saigon now dedicated to Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu: On...
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Bui Vien beer street, Saigon’s backpacker Mecca, is again buzzing

Bui Vien beer street, Saigon’s backpacker Mecca, is again buzzing

Bui Vien, dubbed “Saigon beer street,” is closed to vehicles during weekends. It is popular among foreign tourists for its energy, beer clubs, bars and pubs, loud music, lights, and general atmosphere of cheer. Bui Vien beer street, Saigon’s ...
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Australian Anna Barnes paints daily life in the ancient town of Hoi An

Australian Anna Barnes paints daily life in the ancient town of Hoi An

Barnes said she fell in love with Hoi An when she first traveled to Vietnam in 2012. Since then, she has been coming back one to three times each year Australian Anna Barnes paints daily life in the ancient town...
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Hanoi Zoo has yet to lure its usual crowds following social distancing

Hanoi Zoo has yet to lure its usual crowds following social distancing

The Hanoi zoo, also called Thu Le Zoo, is about 5 km west of Hanoi’s center and near Daewoo Hotel in Ba Dinh District’s Kim Ma Street.  Hanoi Zoo has yet to lure its usual crowds following social distancing: Hanoi...
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The silence of Lak Lake causing my heart to skip its surface like a stone

The silence of Lak Lake causing my heart to skip its surface like a stone

Lak Lake is the second largest freshwater body in Vietnam, greatly resembling Tonle Shap Lake in Cambodia, Southeast Asia’s biggest freshwater body. The silence of Lak Lake causing my heart to skip its surface like a stone: The silence of...
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Sedge fields bathed in sunshine is a picturesque scene in Mekong Delta

Sedge fields bathed in sunshine is a picturesque scene in Mekong Delta

The sedge fields in Vung Liem District’s Trung Thanh Dong Commune in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long look neat and organized when seen from above. Sedge fields bathed in sunshine is a picturesque scene in Mekong Delta: A...
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