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Many areas of Vietnam are under protection. While the national reserves cover small areas of scientific significance with restricted access, the national parks also cover wetlands of Ramsar designated...
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Blessed with pristine beaches, untouched islands, towering mountains and lush jungles, Vietnam is a paradise on earth for nature lovers. 33 national parks dot the country, featuring spectacular rice t...
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The age-old notion of gleaning wisdom from a learned one atop a mountain finds expression in Fansipan’s magnificent pagoda complex. ...
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River moss, a special freshwater version of kelp, is used by Thai and Tay ethnic people in northern Vietnam's mountainous areas as a delicacy. ...
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In the absence of tourists amid the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, this year’s autumn ambience at famous tourist hotspots is marked by extreme tranquility. ...
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After more than 13 years, a 20-kilogram stainless steel pyramid created by a group of Hanoi travelers still stand firm on Mount Fansipan in northern Vietnam. ...
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Intrepid travelers wishing to explore Vietnam by car or motorbike should not miss these seven road trips recommended by Australian travel magazine Lonely Planet. ...
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Lensman Le Van Anh Tai used his drone to depict popular tourist hotspots and natural landscapes from above. ...
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Hanoi has entered autumn amid the echo of deserted streets, empty shops and closed iconic destinations. ...
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With summer temperatures reaching up to 37 degrees Celsius in many parts of Vietnam, here are some suggestions for those seeking shelter from the heat. ...
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Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering bene...
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When you hike or engage in any physical activity, you generally need to consume more food and water than you usually would. Your body needs fuel before and during a hike to replenish your energy, and ...
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Hiking is a fun, relaxing way to experience the great outdoors with friends and family. When you go on a hike, you get to explore places in nature that the roads cannot reach. Leave your worries about...
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There's a truckload of research out there telling us that hiking is good for us. As a form of exercise, there's nothing like a brisk climb to get your heart rate up. Check out this great infographic 2...
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Hiking makes you strong. And it doesn't just work your legs. Clambering over uneven surfaces and navigating your way around rocks, fallen trees, across streams and over tree roots engages your core an...
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Without at least some pre-trip training, or a good basic level of fitness, trekking is hard work. Let’s be real – it’s hard work anyway. The toll for a great trek is paid in sweat. Sore calves and ach...
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Sapa, Vietnam’s northern hill station is home to the tallest mountain in Vietnam. Mount Fansipan is part of the Hoang Lien Son Mountain range and is often referred to as the rooftop of the Indochina p...
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