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How much money backpackers need for a day in Hanoi and Saigon

A travel database has confirmed that Vietnam's biggest cities are indeed very affordable.

Price of Travel, a database of travel costs, has just revealed 50 cheapest cities for backpackers.

To almost nobody's surprise, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An have been named among the most affordable.


Kayak tours to clean up Hoi An waterways

A kayak service operator has launched tours that will give both locals and foreigners the chance to clean up waterways in the vicinity of Hoi An City.


Non Nuoc Pagoda – an architectural masterpiece in a Hanoi suburb

Located in Ve Tinh commune, Soc Son district, Hanoi, as part of the Soc temple complex, Non Nuoc pagoda and Vietnam Buddhist Academy are part of a monumental architectural work that has been in use for seven years. It is also a spiritual tourism address, increasingly attracting pilgrims.


Co Loa – the oldest citadel in Vietnam

Co Loa Citadel was built near Phong Khe, about 20 km to the north of today’s Hanoi, during the end of the Hong Bang Dynasty (about 257 BCE). The fortress is a spiral-shaped complex of the then new capital. The site was the source of various relics of the Dong Son culture of the Bronze Age.


Exploring Lai Chau with community tours

Tours of villages in Vietnam’s northwest and Lai Chau province in particular have become popular in recent years.

With its diverse culture and beautiful landscape, Lai Chau has promoted community tours in recent years giving tourists an insight into local culture and lifestyle.


A visit to the land of golden pagodas

It is not necessary to take a flight to Thailand to admire the land of golden pagodas, as Vietnam has a similar region known for its ancient golden pagodas - Tra Vinh, a province in the Mekong Delta.


Responsible tourism driving development in Vietnam

At a recent forum in Ho Chi Minh City, Peter Semone, chair of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, declared that tourism has the potential to become a pillar of the Vietnam economy.


Lan Ha Bay – marine tourist magnet of Vietnam

Located in the east of Cat Ba Island, the northern city of Hai Phong, Lan Ha Bay has become a tourist magnet thanks to its unique beauty.


Oriental medicine market to be HCM City's attraction

A District 5 oriental medicine market is expected to become an interesting attraction in HCM City after local authorities decided to renovate it by the end of last year.


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