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Top 10 Destinations not to miss this Autumn by National Geographic

Autumn brings cosy nights in, breathtaking countryside walks and all the crunching leaves – but in Britain, the volatile weather can make it difficult to enjoy the idyllic season. After all, who wants to take in the colourful landscape when…

Rough Guides names Vietnam one of the 20 most beautiful countries to visit

Rice terraces in Sa Pa are one of the most captivating scenes of Vietnam.  Natural beauty sites such as Ha Long Bay and Sa Pa remain a big draw for tourists. Popular travel site Rough Guides has re-released a survey it conducted…

Sa Pa: the struggle between survival and tradition

For hundreds of years, the minority community in the north-west district of Sa Pa (Lao Cai province) have known only one way of life; rice. But now, that lifestyle is at risk. The 18 villages scattered throughout the mountains of…

Journey to Ta Phin Village, Sapa

On the way to Sapa Town in the northwest province of Lao Cai, Ta Phin Village located about four kilometers off the central town is awaiting your presence. Nested in Sa Peng Commune, Sapa, Ta Phin is home to Dao…

Earrings – highlights of H’mong ethnic people

Besides the dramatic beauty of the landscape, visitors to the northwest region of Viet Nam easily fall for the H’mong ethnic women’s silver earrings. A majority of Sapa locals are also H’mong people. According to the H’mong people, earrings are…

9 experiences you should try in Ha Giang

Coming to Ha Giang in this season, you do not just watch buckwheat flowers or be immersed in the open earth and sky in Ma Pi Leng, you still have a lot of experiences waiting for you to discover in…

A bustling flea market in Tay Bac

Flea markets are one of the unique cultural traits of ethnic minority groups in Tay Bac, the mountainous region in the north-west of Vietnam.  Among many such convergence venues for ethnic minority people, a bustling flea market along the Da…

Vietnam Visa exemption extended for five European countries

The Government has agreed to extend a visa exemption policy for citizens from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Accordingly, Viet Nam will grant visa exemptions to citizens from the…

Hoang Su Phi terraced fields in rainy season

The fairy scene of the terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi is a worthy gift for tourists who overcome a long road full of obstacles. Hoang Su Phi is a district of Ha Giang, which is around 5 hours away…

Seven top check-in points in Sapa

Conquering Fansipan, seeing the sunset on the O Quy Ho Pass or sipping a cup of hot tea in the early-morning mist are all great experiences in Sapa. Sapa Church The Sa Pa Rock Church was built in 1895 and…

Grilled skewered food is a special treat of Sapa

With weather being cool all year round, Sapa Town in the northern upland province of Lao Cai is an ideal place to enjoy grilled food. Visitors to this hilly town do not have to come to luxury restaurants to enjoy…

Ethnic Minorities in Sapa

H’Mong and Dao are the most populated minority groups in Sapa… consist of 75% of the whole population. H’Mong woman in Sapa There are many ethnic minorities live in and around Sa Pa, including the ethnic Vietnamese Kinh people. The…

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