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Top things to explore Bagan, Myanmar

Top things to explore Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is a city of breathtaking beauty in Myanmar. The city tucked away on a curve of the Ayeyarwady River, is home to temples, pagodas, delicious Burmese eateries, and an overall laid-back vibe.Wake up early for the sunriseThe early bird gets the worm in Bagan, as one of the best times to view the amazing Bagan Archaeological Zone is at sunrise. Visitors will likely have to get up at 4:30 a.m. or so to give themselves enough time to get to the temple of their choice to watch the sun come up. There are some popular temple destinations in which the majority of tourists seem to flock to for this stunning affair; however, it is better if they sort out an off-the-beaten-path temple to frequent, as one too many people all trying to get a photograph of the same thing can certainly be a frustrating endeavor. There are thousands of temples and pagodas scattered across the plains of Bagan, giving people plenty of options.Cycle to the temples and pagodas on an electric bikeMyanmar is leading the way to a more greener form of exploring cities with loads of electric bikes, or e-bikes, available in Bagan. Visitors cannot venture far into the city without seeing an e-bike shop lining one of the dusty roads in town. This form of transportation is almost identical to mopeds, except for the fact that they run on batteries as opposed to gasoline. In addition to being better for the environment, they are extremely quiet and do not go as fast as their noisy counterparts. The absence of the roar of an engine makes riding along the winding, dirt roads to visit all the temples certainly a relaxing experience.Eat authentic Burmese cuisineCuisine does not get much better than what the locals in Bagan are cooking up in the many eateries found around the city. From streetside shops equipped with nothing but a chef and some plastic seating to European-Burmese fusion restaurants serving up some unique finds, there is a restaurant or stall ready to please all appetites in this historic city. Some of the best restaurants in town include Weather Spoon’s Bagan, Be Kind to Animals the Moon, and Seven Sisters Restaurant. Myanmar has a number of famous dishes, so be sure to try at least one of these before leaving this fascinating country.Visit Mani-Sithu MarketThe Mani-Sithu Market is a wonderful spot for visitors who find themselves growing a bit tired of exploring the temples. There is a wide variety of Burmese handicrafts to browse through, with some unique finds including the bark needed to make thanaka, the face mask many Burmese men, women, and children wear. Vendors are friendly, speak a fair amount of English, and are ready to barter as people take to the many stalls in hopes of finding souvenirs, delicious Burmese snacks, and more. Mani-Sithu Market also has its fair share of faux lacquerware, one of the most coveted Burmese handicrafts in the country. Real lacquerware can cost upwards of hundreds of dollars, while the very realistic-looking and stunning pieces found at stalls across this market will leave shoppers with plenty of kyats to spare. This market sits at the very end of Lanmadaw Road; visitors will know they have arrived when they reach a small roundabout, and there is a covered bazaar straight ahead. The market is open every day (except Sunday) from 6 a.m. until about 5 p.m.Stop by a lacquerware workshopThe lacquerware found in shops around town as well as the Mani-Sithu Market are certainly convincing; however, those on the lookout for some authentic dishware and pieces need to check out one of the lacquerware workshops in the city. One of the most noteworthy places in the city is the Bagan House Lacquerware Workshop found in New Bagan. Lacquerware is specifically unique to the area, though visitors will find it in cities around the country, in locals’ homes, inside ancient temples, as well as in the monasteries in Bagan. People who frequent one of these workshops will watch as locals craft the bamboo base of each piece, then later glaze and paint it, store it in a dry cellar, and decorate it with traditional designs made with a needle. The crafters glaze the pieces at Bagan House Lacquerware Workshop anywhere from eight to 16 times, and their elaborate and stunning pieces can take up to one year to finish.Source: Internet
The best places to travel on Tet 2020

The best places to travel on Tet 2020

For Vietnamese people, the Lunar New Year Holiday, Tet is like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year combined in one. It is the biggest holiday in the country. And it is always a wonderful experience to visit Vietnam during the Lunar New Year holiday. Here you can find top Vietnam destinations to visit on Lunar New Year 2020.Da LatDa LatThere is a reason why this beautiful city is very well-known with all the lovey-dovey couples and honeymooners. Being the capital city of Lam Dong province, Da Lat is called “The city of Eternal Spring” with lovely French villas, the fresh air, green valley and beautiful pine forests.There is no need to worry about what to do in Da Lat during Tet, as there are a lot of tourist attractions you would want to see, the imposing 2167m Langbiang Mountain where the trekkers would not be disappointed with such a challenge which gives you a marvellous view of the whole wide floral city, the Paradise Lake - a big tourist attraction with a breathtaking view and an unique way of camping, health caring, trekking, mountain climbing, fishing and the famous Truc Lam zen monastery as well as taste some specialties of Da Lat, drink can wine, and enjoy Horse or Elephant riding. HueHueHue is the historic capital of Vietnam, which lays next to a majestic Perfume River. It is a small city, yet its complex history has earned a lot of reputation and recognition. The area is most known for the Citadel, where you can learn a great deal about Vietnamese history and culture. The complex of tombs, pagodas, and palaces in Hue has been recognized and protected by UNESCO. There are so many cultural and historical stories here about the struggles and wars that Vietnamese people have been through.Ha NoiHa NoiNo more traffic jam and crowd, no more horn from the vehicle, Ha Noi as you see during Tet holiday is back to being a charming little city where you can enjoy a hot authentic Vietnamese coffee while doing a bit of walking tour in the Old Quarter on a typical cold winter day. You will easily spot some local families out taking photos of their little ones happily smiling in traditional Vietnamese costumes. Just too cute that these little cuties can warm the atmosphere up even on the coldest days of winter! On those first days of the Lunar Year, do not forget to take some time to go to the Temple of Literature and Scholars’ Street as well as the famous temples. And if tourists want to do something else, there are still several of bars open during Tet Holiday - Minh’s Jazz, Easy Rider, Dragonfly, Le Pub, etc.Hoi AnHoi AnYellow houses in bougainvillea, vintage shops selling silk, lanterns, fantastic Banh Mi, there are many things you can experience when traveling to Hoi An. Especially during Tet holiday, Hoi An will become more festive and colorful. Hoi An is riverside old town, it looks like a picture postcard of a Vietnamese country town. UNESCO has preserved the beauty of its unique mix in the architecture. Visiting Hoi An, some highlights in your trip may include a Vietnamese cooking class, long-tailed boat trip, food tour, spa sessions, and of course relaxing on the Hoi An beaches.Nha TrangNha TrangIf you are searching for a place where you can both enjoy the peaceful sound of the sea and still be able to attend all the busy celebrations, events, countdown show and the fireworks party then Nha Trang is definitely a place for you. Nha Trang is literately filled with flowers from all the three regions of the country, North, Central and South so you will get to see many different kinds of flowers on Ly Thanh Tong Street, the Sports Center, Xom Moi Market, Dam Market and Le Hong Phong Street as well as peach branches and apricot trees. One of the most attracted places to visit here on Lunar New Year’s Eve would be the Holy Mother Tower where the fireflies gather and fly around the tower to warmly welcome the New Year.Source Internet
Best coffee shops in Sapa

Best coffee shops in Sapa

Sitting on the veranda of a hillside cafe with a warm mountain coffee in hand, and watching as fluffy clouds slowly engulf your view below is part of the essential Sapa experience. Here are our favorite coffee venues where you can indulge in nature and good coffee.Nature ViewNature View is a top choice if you want excellent value for your money, and this cafe/restaurant is actually better for an evening coffee (if you do that) because of the splendid mountainous sunset views. There’s a fire inside for colder days if you do not wish to sit on the patio, and the menu serves both, international and regional grub. Nature View has a romantic setting, and is the perfect place to have a quiet evening with your significant other as you dine above the clouds. If you want to spend the whole day here, that’s fine – it’s open 24 hours.Sapa O’Chau CafeThis café located on popular Thac Bac street is owned by Sapa O’Chau Travel Social Enterprise, an NGO dedicated to providing education and employment opportunities for minority tribespeople in the region. The smell of coffee is especially inviting on a cold Sapa morning and they have Western breakfast menu items to go with like pancakes and fish and chips. For something more special, try the ginger tea sweetened with Sapa mountain honey – you will find yourself returning here time and time again during your stay.Le GeckoThis French-owned place is four things – a hotel, a cafe, a restaurant, and at night turns into a bar. There’s a great patio outside with comfortable wooden chairs on which you can enjoy a nice cuppa as you bask in the view of Fansipan mountain, the highest peak of Indochina, right in front of you. They even serve Italy’s favorite coffee in here, Lavazza, and a cup of this goes great with the “nama chocolate,” a favorite among patrons which goes for only 10,000 Vietnamese Dong ($0.44) a piece.Viet Emotion RestaurantViet Emotion is a very cosy and unique venue spanning three floors, each with a terrace, and so is a great place to enjoy the mild Sapa sun outside or stay indoors, under the traditional lanterns by the fireplace on cold mountain nights. There are two computers inside connected to the internet available for use– order yourself a cup of hot ginger and lemongrass tea and catch your family and loved ones up on your latest adventures.Cong CapheCong Caphe is a popular cafe chain that has been taking Vietnam by storm, with multiple outlets in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and now even Sapa. Decorated in a rustic manner with military-style decor and dim lights that create a mellow ambiance, it is described as “slightly hipster” by locals and even more so by foreigners. Sit inside or outside, depending on the weather, order yourself a hot coffee or an iced coconut coffee (a popular favorite!) and kill a couple of hours here. It’s a great spot to take a break after exploring the town. Do expect a bit of construction going on here and there as the location is relatively new.Source: Internet
Kon Tum, a gorgeous city in Central Highland of Vietnam

Kon Tum, a gorgeous city in Central Highland of Vietnam

Kon Tum, which is one of the 5 Central Highland regions in Vietnam, is becoming more and more popular for tourists due to its surprisingly interesting and charming destinations. Unlike Buon Ma Thuot and Pleiku, Kon Tum is a sleepy, friendly province and still retains its natural beauty.Surrounding Kon Tum is covered by the hills, which is one of the features attracting tourist from both domestic and international tourists.Seminary & Hill-Tribe MuseumSeminary & Hill-Tribe MuseumThis lovely old Catholic seminary was built in 1934. The 'traditional room' upstairs functions as an absorbing museum of hill-tribe life and the Kon Tum diocese, with English descriptions of rites and excellent examples of funerial 'sorrow sculptures', Jarai coffins, traditional weavings, gongs and other musical instruments and fishing and hunting paraphernalia. Outside, to the left of the building, note the sculpture of Mary and baby Jesus, with Mary dressed in traditional clothing and carrying a Bahnar–style backpack.Wooden ChurchPhoto Phan Phong NhatThis church, also known as Kon Tum Cathedral is mix architecture church built in a style that reflects both traditional Vietnamese architecture and the view of the French church. In addition, it is not the Church, it is an amazing place to visit and also to gain more about knowledge in the past. Visitors will find it easy to back to the past for understanding. You will have a peaceful atmosphere when coming here.Ba Na VillagesBa Na VillagesLocated in the central highlands, Kon Tum province, Ba Na Villages has a special feature of beautiful wooden houses with unique staircases made by the local people themselves. Traveling to Ba Na Village and exploring the culture here is an unforgettable experience especially when you have opportunity spend a night there.Chư Mom Ray National ParkChư Mom Ray National ParkChư Mom Ray National Park is a national park of Vietnam in Kon Tum, Central Highlands region. With the Area of 218.6 m², Chu Mom Ray National Park is the highest biodiversity in the system of national parks in Viet Nam, which is the home to 1,500 flora species belonging to 154 families and 551 branches, of which 131 rare species such as orchirds, gymnosperms, dipterocarp, etc.At Chu Mom Ray National Park, visitors will have the chance to discover wild natural landscapes, visit such tourist sites as Truong Son Path, Bo Y International Border Gate, Yaly Hydroelectric Plant, etc. and learn about manners and customs of local ethnic people.I Love Kon Tum CoffeeI Love Kon Tum CoffeeDuring the day, this shaded, plant-filled courtyard restaurant is a great place to escape the heat with a coffee, ice cream or a simple rice or noodle dish. Come nightfall, there is a splendid barbecue, meat, fish and vegetables all on display, mellow live music, beer, cocktails and an interesting mix of local hipsters and families.Source Internet
Top 7 bakeries in Ha Noi, Vietnam

Top 7 bakeries in Ha Noi, Vietnam

Anyone sporting a sweet tooth does not have to look hard to find a tasty bakery in Ha Noi. The irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread, pastries, cakes, and more can be found around every corner in the city. Check out the top 7 bakeries in Ha Noi!S’patisserieS’patisserieS’Patisserie is a stylish bakery with a stunning view of Hoan Kiem Lake. Owned by the Silk Path Hotel, this bakery aims to deliver tasty, quality desserts and uses organic ingredients whenever possible. Their indulgent cakes and delicious lunch menu invite a regular crowd of hungry patrons. This is the perfect place to enjoy a meal and delightful dessert while seeking refuge from the hot Hanoi air.Address: 17 Hang Khay, Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Ha NoiJoma Bakery CafeJoma Bakery CafeThis bakery is owned by Canadian, it does not only offer the high quality and delicious menu but also dedicate 10 percent of its profit for the organization of the city. Their cafe is organic, fair-trade and for Canadians who would like to find themselves in Ha Noi. If you are looking for breakfast, let's try French toast which is topped with fresh mangoes and whipped cream.Address: 22 Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem District, Ha NoiThe Note CoffeeThe Note CoffeeThis is a small shop with a stunning view of Hoan Kiem Lake in the morning. The egg coffee is served here, it is a special coffee that begins in Ha Noi and nowadays, it is served in many other places in Vietnam. Not only offer a delicious menu but also the beautiful and cozy place for visitors with chairs, walls, ceilings, floors which are covered with the heartwarming notes.Address: 64 Luong Van Can, Hang Trong, Hoan KiemO'DouceursO'DouceursO’Douceurs has become one of Ha Noi’s most beloved local bakeries since its debut in 2014. It is owned by French Pastry Chef Silen Garrigues, who wanted to bring French quality baked goods to Vietnam. He has definitely delivered, his cakes, truffles, and other fresh delicacies charm tourists and locals alike. Discover this small but cozy bakery and enjoy a fluffy, buttery pain au chocolate with a savory specialty coffee.Address: 91 Tran Hung Dao, Cua Nam, Hoan Kiem, Ha NoiKing RotiKing RotiKing Roti is a pop-up bakery in Ha Noi’s Hoan Kiem District. Their simple menu consists of four different flavors of roti buns, vanilla, green tea, classic coffee, and chocolate. The menu may not sound like much, but these irresistible buns have generated hundreds of obsessed fans throughout the city. Crispy on the outside yet moist and warm on the inside, each bun is served to eager customers’ right out of the oven.Address: 34 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem, Ha NoiMadame HuongMadame HuongMadame Huong is a delicious bakery known for its Vietnamese specialty cakes that are popular during Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. This bakery specializes in various types of traditional Vietnamese cakes such as a mooncake, a thin layer of pastry that is wrapped around a dense, semi-sweet filling of either mung bean or lotus paste. Aside from the pleasant local desserts, Madame Huong offers other fresh breads, cakes, pastries, and more. Do not miss the rich chocolate éclairs or the incredible crème brûlée.Address: 39 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hang Bai, Ha NoiSaint Honore Ha NoiSaint Honore Ha NoiSaint Honore is a popular bakery that serves a wide variety of top-quality menu items to hungry customers. Their gourmet meals, cheeses, and tempting pastries are slightly more expensive than other local dishes, but the outstanding taste and excellent service make them well worth it. Try the sweet yet refreshing passionfruit cheesecake or one of their buttery, melt-in-your-mouth scones next time you find yourself in Ha Noi’s Tay Ho District.Address: 5 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Ha NoiSource Internet
What to know before visiting Myanmar

What to know before visiting Myanmar

Myanmar is one of the most rapidly changing countries in Southeast Asia. After decades of being mostly closed off tourists, the country is more open for tourism than ever. Here is what you need to know to better enjoy your travel in Myanmar.Myanmar Visa RequirementsGetting a visa to visit Myanmar has never been easier. With the introduction of the eVisa system in 2014, travelers can simply apply online and pay the $50 fee with a credit card. You’ll need a digital, passport-sized photo taken of yourself against a white background within the last three months. A Visa Approval Letter is sent via email within three days. Just print the letter and show it upon arrival in the airport in Myanmar to receive a visa stamp in your passport. The Visa Approval Letter is valid for up to 90 days before entering Myanmar.If an eVisa won’t work for you, a tourist visa for Myanmar can still be obtained by applying at an embassy outside of Myanmar before your trip.A visa for Myanmar grants only one entry and allows you 28 days in the country. Proceed directly to one of the immigration counters to get stamped in, not the visa-on-arrival counter.Money in MyanmarOfficial Currency: Burmese kyat (MMK)Abbreviations: K or Ks.Also Accepts: US dollars (USD)ATMs: Now found in most tourist areas; major Western networks work. ATMs dispense local currency.Credit Cards: Aside from booking flights, credit cards won’t come in very handy in Myanmar.Tipping: Tipping is not expected in Myanmar and may even confuse people. Dealing with currency in Myanmar was once a tricky affair, with certain devalued denominations and dated bills pawned off on tourists because they were no longer accepted within the country. Foreign-networked ATMs, once hard to find, can now be found in most tourist areas; reliability is increasing.Prices are often given in US dollars, but both dollars and kyat are accepted. The informal exchange rate is often rounded to 1,000 kyat for $1. If paying with dollars, the newer and crisper the better. Banknotes that are marked on, folded, or damaged can be refused.Electronics in MyanmarPower: 220-240 volts / 50HzOutlets: The multi-sockets found in most tourist hotels accept several types of plugs. The flat-pronged American-style plugs (NEMA) work, as well as the round European-style plugs (CEE 7).Power outages are common throughout Myanmar; many hotels and businesses in Yangon have large generators ready to go. The switchover to generator power can cause damage to electronic devices -- be careful when you choose to charge phones and laptops!Finding working Wi-Fi with acceptable speeds outside of Yangon is a serious challenge. Internet cafes can be found in Yangon and Mandalay.Inexpensive SIM cards for mobile phones can easily be purchased from retail shops; 3g is available in many areas. You’ll need an unlocked, GSM-capable phone to take advantage. Read more about using your mobile phone in Asia.Accommodation in MyanmarTourists must stay in government-approved hotels and guesthouses, so prices for accommodation in Myanmar are higher than those found in neighboring Thailand and Laos. Prices may be higher, but so are the standards. Whether you’re traveling on a tight budget or not, you may find yourself being escorted by a sharply dressed elevator attendant to your room equipped with mini-fridge, satellite TV, and bathrobes!Hostel dorm rooms are available in tourist areas and are the cheapest way for backpackers to sleep. If traveling with someone, the price for two dorm beds is often the same as the price for a private double room.Getting Into MyanmarDespite the opening of land-border crossings with Thailand mainly for political reasons, really the only reliable way to get in and out of Myanmar without complication is by flying. Yangon International Airport has connections to many points throughout Asia including China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Flights from Thailand to Yangon are economically priced and easy to book.Currently, there are no direct flights from Western countries to Myanmar, but that may change as sanctions are lifted and tourism grows. See some tips for scoring cheap flights to Asia.Getting Around in MyanmarThe rail system in Myanmar is a remnant from the colonial days. Trains are slow and rattly -- but perhaps that’s part of the charm. The rural scenery you’ll enjoy through the large, open-air windows more than makes up for the bumpy ride!Buses and trains are easy enough to book in Myanmar, although train stations usually have few signs in English. Friendly locals will gladly point you to the right windows and platforms to get you on your way.Source: Internet
Y Ty, a hidden gem in Lao Cai, Vietnam

Y Ty, a hidden gem in Lao Cai, Vietnam

Located in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province, Y Ty becomes an ideal attraction for local and international visitors due to its zig-zag slopes and beautiful landscapes.This is also an exciting challenge for the travelers who want to experience and explore the natural beauty. Why don’t you choose Y Ty for your next vacation?Hong Ngai VillageHong Ngai VillageHong Ngai village is also an ideal tourist destination to pick when visiting Y Ty. It is the most remote village in Y Ty about 20 km from the commune center. There are more than 50 households of H’Mong ethnic group in the village. Many visitors misunderstood that it is the Hong Ngai village in “A Phu Couple” by writer To Hoai. In fact, the Hong Ngai village mentioned by writer To Hoai is in Bac Yen district, Son La province. Even though this is the most remote village of Y Ty commune, Hong Ngai people have a stable life because they grow a lot of cardamoms, a valuable agricultural product.Landmark 92, Lung Po JunctionLandmark 92, Lung Po JunctionTo discover the beauty of Y Ty, you should not skip some attractions in Y Ty, and one of them is landmark 92. Situated in a junction, where the Nguyen Giang River meets the Lung Po River in Vietnam, this landmark is a must-see place to visit in Y Ty. This place contains the landmark 92 on the borders of Vietnam and China. Among them, the landmark of Vietnam is 92, two remaining landmarks are placed on the banks of the Chinese side.Sim San VillageSim San VillageSim San is a famous village which is approximately 10 km from the center of Y Ty commune. It includes nearly 100 households. The main job of local people here is to grow rice and corn. With the terrain of over 2,000 m in height and low temperature, they just produce the crop once a year; thus, they have a lot of free time. Thanks to the typical soil conditions, the Dao people in Sim San village distil a very good wine type named Sim San wine. If you like wine, don’t ignore this village to enjoy! Thien Sinh BridgeThien Sinh BridgeThe Bridge is situated at the end of Lao Chai village, far from the center of Y Ty commune about 10 kilometers. The Bridge is just one meter of length, crossing Lung Po stream. The place is used to be a huge stone in ancient times. This also is the border between Vietnam and China.How to get to Y TyHow to get to Y TyFrom Ha Noi, you can catch a passenger bus or take a train to Lao Cai or Sapa. It takes you 8 hours to Lao Cai by train and 5 hours to that place by car.Although Y Ty is only 80 km from Lao Cai, it takes about 5-6 hours to this area without stopping along the road for sightseeing and taking the photos. The most popular means of transportation to Y Ty is motorbikes. Also, you can rent a motorbike in Sapa or Lao Cai.Source Internet
The essential tips to travel to Vietnam during Tet holiday

The essential tips to travel to Vietnam during Tet holiday

Tet or Lunar New Year is the most important and sacred celebration for Vietnamese people. The calculation of Tet is coordinated in accordance with the cycles of the moon. In 2020, Tet in Vietnam will take place on 25th of January.While traveling during Tet, you will see that Vietnamese New Year is very different from the Chinese equivalent with different customs and weather. Here are some tips for those traveling to Vietnam during Tet holiday.1/ TransportationTransportationAll the major means of transportation continue to operate during Tet, but you really should book well in advance. You will not have much fun if you try to show up at the bus station and get a ticket for that same day, same with flights and trains. Many people from smaller towns work in the big cities throughout the year, and Tet is their chance to return home. They buy their tickets well in advance because every Vietnamese knows how hectic travel can be during this holiday. Expect big crowds and long waits. If you are flying, arrive at least four hours early, and probably even earlier than that at Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City) or Noi Bai (Ha Noi).2/ Be a good bargainer Be a good bargainer During Tet, prices will be higher than usual for many goods and services. This is not just the case for travelers, as local people are also overcharged on these days.The tip is to choose to use the services of well-known and established brands. It is better to eat in a restaurant with fixed prices rather than street food stalls where you are at risk of being overcharged. Remember to check the price before buying anything. In Vietnam, you can always get a good deal if you know how to bargain.3/ SightseeingSightseeingThe bad news, many museums, mausoleums, indoors exhibition place and art houses will be closed for at least 4 days. The good news, beach will be empty, cities will be vacant, overall a great time for those who enjoy the tranquility.You can turn both of these news to your advantage, however, by planning your itinerary accordingly, visit the museums and such just before or after Tet, and during Tet, relax yourself or with your loved ones in a walk around Ha Noi Old Quarter or sunbathing in Mui Ne beach.4/ Have your plan prepared carefully for Lunar New YearHave your plan prepared carefully for Lunar New YearAs mentioned above, all museums, mausoleums, and indoor exhibition place and art houses will be closed before and throughout Tet Holiday. Therefore, tourists need to plan their itinerary accordingly, visit the museums and famous historical sites days before or after Tet, relax or wander around Ha Noi’s Old Quarter or go to Vietnam’s famous beaches during Tet. At that time, the city will be vacant and quiet and the beaches are yours only. So if you are a fan of tranquility, Tet is the best travel time for you.Source Internet
Top breathtaking waterfalls in Vietnam

Top breathtaking waterfalls in Vietnam

From the waterfalls of Ban Gioc to those of Pongour, Vietnam is home to a stunning and incredible selection of falls. Check out these absolutely stunning waterfalls in Vietnam if you ever have a chance to pay a visit. Ban Gioc WaterfallIf you could custom build a desirable waterfall, it would resemble that of Ban Gioc, one of the largest, most majestic cascades in Vietnam. The falls, which have three magnificent levels divided by rocks and trees, have two sides: one in Vietnam and the other in China.Location: Ban Gioc Waterfall, TL 211, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang, VietnamElephant WaterfallNo, you’re not in India. This Elephant Waterfall is actually in Nam Ban village, approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) from Dalat’s city centre. The best part is that you can get up close to this waterfall, allowing you to get the most mesmerising vantage point; however, it can be tricky due to the rugged trails and bracing spray.Location: Elephant Waterfall, Nam Ban, Lam Ha District, Lam Dong, VietnamPongour WaterfallThe setting can enhance the overall impression of a waterfall, and Pongour is a good example. The multi-layered falls allow visitors to get under and behind them, perfect for cooling down in the heat. While not as well known to tourists as the Elephant Waterfall, Pongour has the edge when it comes to ambience and untamed beauty.Location: Pongour Falls, Than Tan Nghia, Ninh Gia, Duc Trong District, Lam Dong, VietnamMu WaterfallLocated approximately 130 kilometres (81 miles) from Hanoi, Mu Waterfall makes a pleasant city break. Set among wild ruins and fig-scented woodlands, it’s an ideal spot for dipping in the water.Location: Mu Waterfall, Mu Village, Tu Do, Lac Son District, Hoa Binh, VietnamTac Tinh WaterfallTucked away in a small green valley where the Dao ethnic village resides, the pristine and pure beauty of Tac Tinh Waterfall will make you feel as though you have stumbled upon a bygone era.Location: Tac Tinh Waterfall, Tam Duong, Lai Chau, VietnamYang Bay WaterfallAt Yang Bay, you are spoilt for choice, with hot springs, mud spas, and lagoon swims. It can be overwhelming with all of the activities on offer, but if you’re simply looking for natural pools in which to cool off, Yang Bay is a pleasant and relaxing choice.Location: Yang Bay Falls, Khanh Phu, Khanh Vinh District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam