Vietnam

Trekking in Vietnam: Top 7 Exciting Trails to Conquer

Trekking trails in Vietnam abound, but we’ve picked the best 7. Traverse the mountain highlands of Sapa and Ha Giang. Be captivated inside awesome caves, by sublime scenery in national parks, and mountain top vistas. For spiritual seekers, tread a Buddhist pilgrimage trail.
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Ho Chi Minh

Cholon in Saigon or Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City

Cholon, or Chinatown, used to be a separate city to Saigon. The word means ‘big market’, but there’s much more to Cholon and its place in the story of Saigon. Before you head to Saigon Chinatown, read about its unique character, food, pagodas, markets, and local customs.
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Vietnam

Con Dao Island: Infamous Hell Prison Turned Paradise

Con Dao Island was once feared for its horrific Tiger Cages in the infamous Con Dao Prison. Now, it’s more a paradise of nature trails through Con Dao National Park. Its beaches and islands are ideal for snorkeling and fishing. Find out how to get to this exotic hideaway.
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Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda: A Buddhist Lotus Pedestal in Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda, otherwise known as the Lotus Pedestal at Dien Huu Pagoda, dates to the second Ly King. Discover why it’s shaped like a lotus and built in a pond dedicated to Guan Yin. A visit to this tranquil pagoda is also a chance to see a Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya.
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