Category Archives: VIETNAM

Hue’s Heavenly Lady Pagoda

The national symbol of Hue is the Thien Mu Pagoda (“Heavenly Lady Pagoda”). Built in 1601, it is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. Located on the north bank of the Perfume River in Hue, a few miles SW … Continue reading

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The Imperial Citadel of Hue

Hue, the city of imperial palaces and tombs, is on most travellers’ itineraries when they visit Vietnam. The city’s most famous attraction is the ancient Imperial Citadel and the Imperial Enclosure within. The citadel is the home of Vietnam’s last … Continue reading

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Museum of Folklore in Hoi An

Located on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, the Museum of Folk Culture in Hoi An occupies a 150-year-old Chinese trading house. The museum is home to over 500 original artefacts dating back at least one hundred years ago. These artefacts are displayed … Continue reading

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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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