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    All about ao dai: Vietnam’s national dress

    Vietnam’s national dress, the áo dài is one of the country’s most striking symbols of beauty. Over hundreds of years, the áo dài has evolved alongside Vietnam, going from regal to practical, humble to high fashion, and back again. The…

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    A walk around Marble Mountains

    You’ll have to climb more than a few steps to get up to Marble Mountains. These steps are cut from solid stone and each one takes you up the steep karsts and higher over the horizon. Before you know it,…

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    Explore and embrace: Vietnam’s green tours

    Ever wanted to learn to dance with ethnic minorities? Or go bird-spotting at dusk in a canoe? Or share a cup of arabica with coffee farmers? These days in Vietnam, sustainable tour operators are pioneering new ways to bring guests…

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    5 unique towns in the Mekong Delta 

    No traveller in their right mind would skip Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta. The colourful collection of towns sprinkled along the banks of the Mekong River are blessed with dazzling blue skies, brimming with exotic fruits, and dotted with markets, temples…

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    20 must-have Vietnam moments

    Great Vietnam moments come in many forms. They can be the messy delight of trying fruit in a floating market, or the eye-opening first taste of phở. They can happen in the frenetic streets of a city, or a whisper-soft…

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    Vietnam’s amazing architecture

    Vietnam’s architecture is anything but ordinary. Thousand-year-old temples squat next to sterling skyscrapers. Modern apartments nest atop creamy French villas. The old and new, local and foreign mingle in an eclectic mix. This distinct blend is what creates unforgettable urban…

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    Hanoi for art lovers

    Artistic, organic, changing yet traditional, Hanoi is one of Vietnam’s most atmospheric cities. To explore the city’s art scene takes some effort and a little insider knowledge, but the rewards are worth it. Here’s your guide to the well-lit corridors…

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    A girls’ guide to a weekend in Hoi An

    Tucked between waving rice paddies, windy beaches and frond-fringed canals, Hoi An is a natural backdrop for beautiful retreats. The name ‘Hoi An’ means ‘peaceful meeting place’, from a time when merchants from all over the world would drop anchor…

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    Day-tripping in the Mekong Delta

    There’s something soothing about Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Just a short drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the Delta’s riverside towns, lush islets and lazy rivers will instantly make you feel more relaxed. You could easily spend weeks exploring the Delta,…