Monthly Archives: April 2012

Silk Lanterns of Hoi An

Throughout the narrow cobblestone streets of the old quarters of the World Heritage town of Hoi An, Vietnam – with its 16th century houses, moss-covered ancient temples and pagodas, silk tailors, shoe makers and jewellery shops – are hundreds of … Continue reading

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Wandering Around Hoi An’s Central Market

Hoi An’s Central Market is probably one of the best in Vietnam. The market sits on the riverside and is packed full of excellent food at rock bottom prices. This is the place to pick up spices, souvenirs, try local … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia travel: A guide to overland border crossings

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Po Nagar Cham Towers

A short distance north of Nha Trang, perched on top of a small mountain, stand the magnificent Po Nagar Cham Towers. This  temple complex was built between the 7th and 12th centuries during the Champa empire and is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery is a big part of the Vietnamese culture; traditionally, girls are expected to know how to decorate pillowcases, curtains and tablecloths with hand embroidery. Since the 1960s, hand embroidery has risen to the level of an art form … Continue reading

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Linh Phuoc Pagoda – The pagoda of broken glass

Linh Phuoc Pagoda is located in the small town of Trai Mat, just outside Dalat in the central highlands of Vietnam. The temple was built by monks, nuns and followers of the Mahayana Buddhist sect from Thua Thien – Hue … Continue reading

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