Posts tagged Vietnam
Sa Dec, Vietnam

A small, sleepy town in the Dong Thap province which was the original setting of the autobiographical novel “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. This romantic and charming little town still isn’t very touristy and a true hidden gem in the Mekong delta.

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Mekong Delta

Flowing through six countries, giving life and a home to millions of people, activity on the Mekong Delta revolves around the river, an agricultural miracle where rice is the staple crop and coconut palms, exotic fruit orchards and sugar-cane groves are endless.

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Da Nang, Vietnam

Overlooking the Bay of Da Nang and the East Sea, Son Tra Mountain, known as Monkey Mountain, is a breathtaking national park where you can find a few days to relax in the heart of a nature preserve with beautiful troops of rare and exquisite monkeys in their habitat and on your balcony. 

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Hoi An, Vietnam

The ancient, dreamy town of Hội An, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is lined with grand architecture, a lazy river and canary yellow merchants’ houses. Ancient and peaceful with the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge and shops aglow with silk lanterns, Hội An oozes with the charm of a bygone era.

 

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, or “Bay of the Descending Dragon” is filled with thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boats and sea kayak expeditions paraded us past scenic rock formations rising from the water like dragon teeth. The TienOng cave, a star on our journey, is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed from ancient limestone 700,000 ago.

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Good morning Vietnam! Hanoi is where the old exotic Asia and the new dizzy Western pace intertwine. A pulsating historical and cultural hub, Hanoi buzzes with hundreds of motorcycles whizzing past in the narrow maze of streets, where the culinary tradition is full of earthy markets and a highly regarded and rambunctious street-food culture literally spill into the streets.

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