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Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave


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Son Doong is the world’s largest cave and a select number of travellers each year can explore its fantastical inner reaches.

Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The countdown to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26 January is underway with Thailand rolling out the red carpet to welcome participants under the theme of ‘Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity’. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said the TAT will have a dedicated […]

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Prominent Vietnam-born lawyer shot dead in broad daylight in Australia

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

A well-known Vietnam-born Australian criminal solicitor was gunned down and killed on Tuesday afternoon in what has been described by Australian police as a “targeted attack” outside the crowded Bankstown City Plaza in Sydney, according to Australia’s national broadcaster ABC. CCTV footage shows 65-year-old Ho Le Dinh’s attacker wearing a green jacket outside a crowded market just […]

ILO helps improve working conditions for textile employees

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

The programme will be conducted over five years supporting the government in improving labour standards, and working with companies to build a more effective process for abiding to them. The focus will be on increasing the efficiency of enterprises, widening their consumer services and thereby promoting overall economic development. Vietnam is the first nation chosen […]

International Delivery Firms Booming with Business in Vietnam Creating Jobs

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

The online shopping industry has created a gold mine of business and job opportunities for international delivery firms shipping to and from Vietnam. Fedex, UPS and DHL have spent big money on the Vietnam market, and those investments have been increasing rapidly. The rapid increase in imports and exports has also helped logistics companies grow. Read More...

Vivid Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, Germany

by tomy @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

Also known as the Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, the street became famous after photographers started posting pictures of blooming trees.

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by @ Ho Khanh's Homestay

The highlight of our holiday to Vietnam. Khanh and his family made us feel really welcome. I’ll definitely be telling my friends about this hidden gem in Phong Nha!

What to Bring on a Jungle Boss Adventure Tour

by Luong @

Being unprepared can make your trek in the verdant jungle of Vietnam hell on Earth. On the flipside, making your accommodating porter carry all your “what-ifs” survival gear will easily turn you into his most loathsome guest.   It’s your worries and your porter’s, here’s a list of Jungle Boss Adventure tour essentials: Long-sleeved shirt […]

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The Ultimate South Korea Travel Guide

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

You may have already read my guide to visiting the 2018 Olympics and Paralympics Games —but if not, you can find it here. There’s plenty...

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Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Travel – A Year in Review

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

On the 3rd of January 2017, the UNWTO officially declared the beginning of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Under the slogan TRAVEL ENJOY RESPECT, tourism organizations, government agencies and private businesses alike committed themselves to creating positive change within the travel industry. As a leading tour operator and destination management company in […]

New route approved in Sơn Đoòng Cave

New route approved in Sơn Đoòng Cave


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Following the approval, the sole tour operator to Sơn Đoòng, Oxalis Adventure Tour, will cut short the time visitors spend inside the cave to four days and three nights. This was previously five days and four nights.

How to Choose the Best Travel Backpack for Women

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

Picking the right backpack can be a little tricky, especially if you've never gone shopping for it before. So how to choose the best women's backpack?

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Vietnamese travel firms offer Cup final tours to China as football frenzy grips nation

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Travel firms in Vietnam are offering football fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch their team compete in the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 (AFC U23) Championship. Vietnam secured a place in the final with a dramatic victory over Qatar on Tuesday. The young Vietnamese team will face Uzbekistan this Saturday in Changzhou, a […]

ScreenX 270-degree Cinema Technology Launches in Vietnam

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

Movie-goers in Vietnam are enjoying a new high tech viewing experience this holiday season. CJ CGV Vietnam has officially launched the new ScreenX cinema technology in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The first two ScreenX cinemas are at CGV Hung Vuong Plaza in Ho Chi Minh City and CGV Aeon Long Bien in Hanoi. Read More...

Jungle Boss in the Media

by Luong @

  Guess what? We’re famous! Well, sort of. Check out what the media has been saying about Jungle Boss … The Guardian Inside Vietnam’s astonishing caves on a local tour – by Liz Boulter WORD Magazine The Abandoned Valley – by Nick Ross How to Build a Tourist Town – by Nick Ross Roam About […]

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List of New Year’s Eve Events in HCMC & Hanoi

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

2018 is almost here and what better way to celebrate than getting out into the city to ring in the New Year with family, friends and fun! Here are plenty of options to enjoy the festivities in your area. Vietnam Advisors wishes you a very Happy New Year! 1. Heineken Countdown 2018, Dong Kinh Nghia Read More...

Free Yangon Walks is re-launching

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Myanmar Travel agency Beyond Boundaries has announced the re-launching of the popular Free Yangon Walks that showcase the history of downtown Yangon from the pre-colonial period to modern days Yangon. The popular tours were set-up by Australian Gino Joseph and ran till Oct 2016 when operations stopped due to logistic challenges and Gino moved back […]

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Vietnam Travel Newsletter 2016 – Quarter 3 | Travel News

Vietnam Travel Newsletter 2016 – Quarter 3 | Travel News


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EVIVA TOUR VIETNAM will be exhibiting at Hall C3, Booth 009 - TTG Incontri, 13-15 October 2016 in Rimini, Italy.

Tu Lan Cave Trekking Tour Photo Essay - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Tu Lan Cave Trekking Tour Photo Essay - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog


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Trekking 12km for two days and one night to the Tu Lan cave system outside of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park was one of the best experiences in Vietnam.

Happy Holidays from Vietnam Advisors

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

The Christmas holiday season in Vietnam is an incredibly special time of year. The weather is typically warm and people are in a festive mood morning to night. Celebrations with family, friends, and fabulous food go on for weeks, one event after another. Traditions are honored and memories are made. The streets of Ho Chi Read More...

Dept of Tourism campaigns for clean restrooms

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Department of Tourism has called for responsible agencies to keep restrooms in tourist places clean at all times. Kicking off a clean toilet campaign, Department of Tourism Director General, Anan Wongbenjarat disclosed that Thailand was visited by 30 million people from around the world in 2017, and he expects the number to be the […]

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Top 10 Ways to Experience Barcelona like a Local

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world, but more and more, the city is getting a name as just another party city...

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Oxalis Adventure Tours

Oxalis Adventure Tours


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Equalization and Private Investors

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

Grant Thornton Vietnam, Chairman’s Insight The first project I was involved in as project director to assist the Vietnamese Government to speed up equitisation or privatization as we know it in the west, was funded by the Asian Development Bank in the year 2000. At that time there were over 12,000 State Owned Enterprises (SOE) Read More...

The 10 Most Interesting Waterfalls in Europe

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

There are tons of waterfalls scattered around Europe and around the world, and all have their merits. But Europe is home to some of the...

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Inside The World's 3rd Largest Cave

Inside The World's 3rd Largest Cave


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The world’s third largest cave has “rooms” that stand 330 feet high and span 600 feet across. It’s so spectacular that it’s playing home to several upcoming blockbusters, including this summer’s Pan, and others the force compels us not to disclose. We hiked through the Vietnamese jungle to explore it.

Exploring the spectacular Hang Son Doong river caves in Quang Binh province, Vietnam

Exploring the spectacular Hang Son Doong river caves in Quang Binh province, Vietnam


Stuff

Deep beneath Vietnam's foodie centre is a prehistoric fantasyland that belongs to the movies.

Oxalis Adventure Wrap-up Report 2016/2017 Season

by Ngoc Nguyen @ Oxalis Adventure Tours

Inside Vietnam's astonishing caves on a local tour

Inside Vietnam's astonishing caves on a local tour


the Guardian

Since Son Doong, the world’s biggest cave, opened to visitors in 2013, tourism has soared, but locals around Phong Nha are keen to protect the area and promote community homestays and tours

Local students awarded for public toilet plan

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Pham Thi Thien Ngan and Vo Thi Quynh Nghi were awarded VND30 million in cash in total. Their public toilet proposal, which would cost VND4 billion (US$250,000), aims to be environmentally friendly and economical. The silver prize of VND20 million went to a project called “Turning the Traditional Vietnamese Market into a Supermarket” by the […]

Happy New Year 2018!

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

Happy New Year! Vietnam Advisors wishes you a successful, healthy, and wealthy 2018. May you have a year filled with fun adventures, family time, and fabulous food. Best wishes for a wonderful 2018!

Son Doong Cave: World’s Largest Cave, More Exclusive Than Everest | Vietnam Advisors

Son Doong Cave: World’s Largest Cave, More Exclusive Than Everest | Vietnam Advisors


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Son Doong Cave: World’s Largest Cave, More Exclusive Than Everest

Tu Lan Cave System

by @ Ho Khanh's Homestay

The Tu Lan Cave System is located in Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province. This is a Karst area of 200ha next to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. It is just a short drive from Phong Nha and can be arranged for guests staying at Ho Khanh’s Homestay via tour partner Oxalis Adventure Tours. It is […]

Investors ready for $4.8 billion Vietnam beer offering

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

Vietnam is seeking to raise at least $4.8 billion in the country’s biggest stake sale as an offering in a state-run brewer attracts potential bidders including Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. The Vietnamese government currently owns nearly 90 percent of Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp., and will offer 53.6 percent of the Read More...

Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Shopping for souvenirs on your journey can be a daunting task, but most major tourist hubs across the continent feature a wide-variety of unique gifts to bring back to your loved ones. If you’re concerned about finding something special, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of souvenirs for each one of our South Asian […]

Great Expectations for 2018

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

We wish you a wonderful New Year full of opportunities and high energy in your business and personal life. Some good things to look forward to in 2018 are: Companies investing in workforce training and education A recent report from global auditing firm PwC reports that 92 percent of Vietnamese CEO’s are confident in growth Read More...

Impact Series: Little Rose Warm Shelter

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

In our ongoing effort to empower the underserved, VietnamAdivsors would like to highlight non-profits doing amazing work in Vietnam. We hope you will take the time to follow the links to the non-profit homepage to better understand what they do. If their mission resonates with you, we certainly hope your generosity will be a resource Read More...

Ten Incredible Things to Do in Bled, Slovenia

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

You’ve probably seen the popular pictures of Lake Bled, with its pretty island church and its stunning backdrop of mountains. The town is popular year-round...

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Vietnam’s U23 win praise from Japanese media

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Football fans in Hanoi flock out to streets celebrating Vietnam’s win over Qatar (Photo: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – Japanese newspapers praised Vietnam’s U23 after the teammade impressive victory against Asian powerhouse Qatar in the Asian FootballConfederation (AFC) U23 Championship held in China on January 23. TheNHK national public broadcastingorganisation wrote an article about the match […]

Oxalis Adventure Tours - Tour Packages

Oxalis Adventure Tours - Tour Packages


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Compare thousands of tour packages and holiday deals from Oxalis Adventure Tours and the top travel agencies in Vietnam. Start planning your vacation now!

Good News: Special Economic Zones Approved

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a proposal to allow Khanh Hoa province to develop the master plan for Bac Van Phong Special Economic Zone with Document No. 8489/VPCP-QHDP. Accordingly, Khanh Hoa province has been allowed to select foreign consultants to develop a master plan for Bac Van Phong Special Economic Zone, which is Read More...

APPF-26 Economic Forum in Vietnam hosts 350 international delegates

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

After successfully hosting the 2017 APEC Summit, the APPF-26 Economic Summit opened in Hanoi on January 18th and is making significant contributions to the nation’s diplomatic achievements. It forms part of the efforts to implement Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of relations, active integration into the world, maintaining a peaceful and Read More...

Roadtripping in Oman

by Courtney Derr @ WANDERRLUST

Situated between the arguably failed state of Yemen, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, and flashy UAE, Oman often and undeservedly gets lost in the Middle East shuffle.  It’s this off-the-radar status plus its relatively progressive attitude, political stability, and absolutely stunning landscapes … Read More

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A Beginner's Guide to Vietnam Caving | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

A Beginner's Guide to Vietnam Caving | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog


Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Vietnam caving is becoming popular with adventure travellers, and it's no surprise with many exciting caves, including Son Doong, the world's largest cave.

Floating through the Tu Lan Caves of Vietnam - Mekong Tourism

Floating through the Tu Lan Caves of Vietnam - Mekong Tourism


Mekong Tourism

For those who want to experience the world-class features of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam but want to travel lightly and avoid the crowds, there are tours to the nearby Tu Lan Cave system offered exclusively by Oxalis Adventure Tours. I recently did the three-day tour, and it was the best cave …

Asia Pacific: Trading and Thriving

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

Asia Pacific is a vast and diverse region and one of the strongest performing parts of the global economy. GDP growth across Asia Pacific in 2017 is forecast to hit 5.6%, which is well above the 3.6% projected worldwide, and 5.5% in 2018. Against this backdrop, the latest findings from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report Read More...

10 Essential Travel Packing Tips to Simplify Your Life

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

I’ve spent most of the past few years bouncing from place to place to place, and although that’s a ton of fun, it definitely means...

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Tu Lan Jungle Challenge: Exploring Vietnam's Cave Kingdom - Bold Travel

Tu Lan Jungle Challenge: Exploring Vietnam's Cave Kingdom - Bold Travel


Bold Travel

Phong Nha is known for its caves but on the Tu Lan Jungle Challenge you will have the opportunity to see its wilder jungle side with a few cave visits on the side

Oxalis Tours

Oxalis Tours


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Oxalis Tours has exclusive access rights to Son Doong Cave, currently the largest cave in the world. They also offer a variety of other tours in the beautiful Phong Nha National Park area.

Travel: Viet Princess River Cruises

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

Viet Princess Cruises offers 5-star luxury excursions aboard two ships in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The Mekong Princess and Avalon Siem Reap sail for 8-day/7-night cruises from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap. Both ships offer suites for two, which include fine dining experiences, recreational activities, and shore tours at stops along Read More...

Buffalo Tours Awarded Travelife Partner Status

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Buffalo Tours is always striving to help improve standards for responsible travel and sustainable tourism in Asia. We are committed to working with international organizations and regional partners to continually develop strategies for improving environmental protection, social equality and economic empowerment in our local communities. For this reason, we are happy to announce that Travelife […]

Impact Series: Seam The World

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

In our ongoing effort to empower the underserved, VietnamAdivsors would like to highlight non-profits doing amazing work in Vietnam. We hope you will take the time to follow the links to the non-profit homepage to better understand what they do. If their mission resonates with you, we certainly hope your generosity will be a resource Read More...

Making the Most of Asia’s Temples

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Whether the beautiful and ancient complexes of Angkor Wat, the pagoda spattered plains of Bagan, or any of the multitudes of temples, shrines and pagodas in the cities or countryside; temples are synonymous with any adventure in Asia. Make the most of your temple tours in this dynamic and diverse region by reading this quick […]

World's Largest Cave Opens for Tours – Caving News

World's Largest Cave Opens for Tours – Caving News


Caving News

Inside the massive passage of Vietnam's Son Doong Cave. Photo via Oxalis Adventure Company Tours of Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world, will beg

The Improving Business Climate in Vietnam

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

The Government continues to assert its intention to improve the business environment with the reduction in requirements for inspections licenses and sub-licenses. The Ministry of Planning and Investment announced in early January that in 2018 they want to see Vietnam in the Top 50-60 countries in the global competitive indices, namely the World Bank’s Global Read More...

Need a big picture in Hanoi-Seoul tie

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The Hanoitimes – That`s comment of Korean President`s special envoy during the meeting with Chairman of Hanoi`s People Committee. On May 26, Mr Nguyen Duc Chung – Central Party’s member, Deputy Secretary of Municipal Party, Chairman of Hanoi’s People Committee met Mr Park Won Soon- Korean President’s special envoy, Mayor of Seoul on his trip […]

Kalnciema Iela. Funny name, but the best Latvian food in Riga!

by Andrew @ Fork and Foot

While central Riga is a must for any tourist to Latvia's fair shores, take the time to cross the Daugava River to Agenskalns and Tornakalns and you'll find yourself in a foodie paradise! There's a real buzz on the western shore and you'll not only get a great feed of traditional Latvian food, but you'll find yourself surrounded by both culture AND some of the most gorgeous suburban parks you'll ever see in your life!

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Hiking to Brothers Point | Isle of Skye, Scotland

by Andrew @ Fork and Foot

It's rare, but the hike to Brothers Point on the Isle of Skye is one of those little gems that has somehow gone undiscovered by the tourist masses!

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Partnership with Yunnan to boost tourism

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Cambodia and tourism authorities in the Chinese province of Yunnan pledged earlier this week to work together to boost Cambodia’s appeal as a tourism destination, particularly through the development of its human capital and new tourism products. The commitment was made during a meeting on Monday between Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, Wen Shuqiong, vice-president […]

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Building wind power projects on land costs less: experts

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Vietnam has a large potential to develop wind power at sea but it should focus on the development of wind power on land first, Nguyen Ngoc Tan, an expert in wind power from Germany, suggested. At a seminar on wind power issues in Vietnam held on the afternoon of April 6th, the Vietnamese national said […]

Vietnamese crazy about foreign brands

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Fashion, fast food, beverage, cinema and retail brands have been opening more and more stores in Vietnam as the retail sector has seen fast growth in recent years.

Top 10 Amazing Things to do in Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most scenic places in Ireland—or in fact, in the whole world! When you’re thinking of Ireland, chances are...

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How to Get to Jungle Boss

by Luong @

Jungle Boss HQ is a UNESCO world heritage site, which is 45km from the nearest Train Station and Airport in the city of Dong Hoi. Due to the increasing popularity, it is easier to travel to Phong Nha.  Please be aware that bus, flight & train companies operate separately. The following information is given in […]

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Spelunking Paradise: Son Doong Cave in Vietnam

Spelunking Paradise: Son Doong Cave in Vietnam


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Spelunking paradise found at Son Doong Cave. This newly discovered Spelunking cave is 5+ miles long and features a river, rainforest and huge stalagmites.

What to Do in Phong Nha

by Luong @

Phong Nha Ke – Bang is a breathtaking part of Vietnam. Loads of travelers make their way to see some of the stunning  CAVE systems. But there’s more to this remote area of ​​Vietnam that will also take your breath away, mountains, lakes, rivers, jungle, caves & exotic wildlife this place has it all.  Create […]

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Caving in Vietnam

Caving in Vietnam


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Since The New York Times listed Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest – as a top destination for 2014, visiting Phong Nha National Park and the surrounding jungle have quickly …

Letting Go of the Travel Fantasy

by Courtney Derr @ WANDERRLUST

If you’ve been with us since the early days, you might remember that our original plan was to ride motorcycles through most of SE Asia, starting in Vietnam before tackling Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, possibly moving on to … Read More

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Enter the Jungle: Cave trekking in Vietnam - InsideVietnam Blog

Enter the Jungle: Cave trekking in Vietnam - InsideVietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

Violet Cloutman goes on an underground adventure through the recently discovered Tu Lan cave system in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam.

Maybe the Best Place to Fall Asleep Under the Northern Lights – Levin Iglut in Finland

by tomy @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

We all have those once-in-a-lifetime travel destinations that have been on our holiday tick list for as long as we can remember. Seeing the Northern...

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Cave of Wonders: inside Vietnam's hidden caves - Liv

Cave of Wonders: inside Vietnam's hidden caves - Liv


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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, 500 kilometres south of Hanoi, is a little way off the beaten track and hosts some of the most impressive cave systems in the world. Two of the largest caves in the world sit in this UNESCO world heritage site and just three decades ago they were unknown to anyone …

Vietnam Outlook for 2018

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

The year 2017 certainly ended with a bang, with an amount of US$ 5 billion going straight into the foreign exchange reserves as a result of the sale of 53% of the Governments holding in brewing company SABECO to Thai Beverage. So what does Vietnam have in store for 2018? The Government has set a Read More...

Central Offices asked to fulfil advisory role

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

NDO – Vietnam’s Central Offices should continue to fulfil their advisory role through strengthening their connection with the people to settle any problems from the grassroots level up. The remark was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the annual meeting held in Hanoi on January 23 to review the coordination work between the […]

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives in New Delhi for ASEAN-India Summit

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse are welcomed at the airport. (Source: VNA)  New Delhi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived at Palam military airport in New Delhi on January 24 afternoon, beginning his trip to India to attend the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. A welcome ceremony for the PM was held […]

ExxonMobil Contributes to Children’s Healthcare Initiatives in Central Vietnam

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The Hanoitimes – ExxonMobil Provides a total of US$80,000 support for VinaCapital Foundation’s Survive to Thrive program and Operation Smile Vietnam mission ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Vietnam Limited (EMEPVL) announced that it will be making a contribution of US$50,000 to VinaCapital Foundation in support of its Survive to Thrive program which equips healthcare centers in […]

Impact Series: Sao Bien: Room for Education

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

In our ongoing effort to empower the underserved, VietnamAdivsors would like to highlight non-profits doing amazing work in Vietnam. We hope you will take the time to follow the links to the non-profit homepage to better understand what they do. If their mission resonates with you, we certainly hope your generosity will be a resource Read More...

Impact Series: Kianh Foundation & The Mulligan Project

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

In our ongoing effort to empower the underserved, VietnamAdivsors would like to highlight non-profits doing amazing work in Vietnam. We hope you will take the time to follow the links to the non-profit homepage to better understand what they do. If their mission resonates with you, we certainly hope your generosity will be a resource Read More...

Explore Son Doong Cave in Vietnam

Explore Son Doong Cave in Vietnam


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Where to? Son Doong Cave in Vietnam Why you'll love it: Located in the central...

Vietnam to launch tours through Son Doong Cave as controversial ladder installation backed - Tuoi Tre News

Vietnam to launch tours through Son Doong Cave as controversial ladder installation backed - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Oxalis has been allowed to take tourists through Son Doong from entrance to exit from 2018

Adventures in Caving, Part 1: Tu Lan Caves - WANDERRLUST

Adventures in Caving, Part 1: Tu Lan Caves - WANDERRLUST


WANDERRLUST

Part 1 of 2 on caving in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past year or two, you’ve probably heard of Hang Sơn Đoòng, the largest cave in the world.  If you’ve got … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Travel in Vietnam

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

If you are looking for the perfect combination of culture, relaxation and adventure, then Vietnam offers one of the most unique luxury travel experiences in Southeast Asia. From the elegant heritage hotels of Hanoi and Saigon, to the exotic mystique of Halong Bay and Vietnam’s exclusive island resorts, luxury travel in Vietnam provides the perfect […]

Tu Lan caving, an experience of a lifetime! - Fork and Foot

Tu Lan caving, an experience of a lifetime! - Fork and Foot


Fork and Foot

Tu Lan caving - A once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the caves, rivers and jungles of Phong Nha with Oxalis, the expedition professionals!

Careers with Jungle Boss

by Luong @

Think you’ve got what it takes to join the Jungle Boss Team? Send your CV to contact@jungle-boss.com , and we’ll let you know if we are interested in what you have to offer. Right now, we’re specifically looking for … Homestay Assistant Manager Requirements: Speak conversational English Have a passion for the tourist industry To […]

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Responsible Travel in Cambodia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

The sights of Cambodia are mighty to behold! From the majestic temples of Angkor, warm communities and lush landscapes, Cambodia has a great deal to offer any traveller. However, we at Buffalo Tours think it’s essential to note the importance of a responsible mindset and attitude when travelling to this dynamic nation. Responsible travel is […]

Unleashing the potential of Ho Chi Minh City

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has long been regarded as the commercial “capital” of Vietnam and the largest contributor to the state budget. It has been the economic spearhead for the whole Mekong Delta region since “Doi Moi”. However, in recent years the growth rate in HCMC has been slowing down. In 2010 GDP growth Read More...

Phong Nha Village

by @ Ho Khanh's Homestay

Phong Nha Village is located in the heart of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. It is fast becoming a must-see destination in Vietnam with its stunning landscapes, surrounding rural village life and friendly and hospitable local people. There is plenty to see and do in Phong Nha and you could easily spend 3-4 days […]

‘This one’s for you boss’: Vietnam toasts historic football victory

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

72 1024×768 If you were one of many bosses in Vietnam who gave their staff the afternoon off to watch the men’s under 23 AFC Championship semi-final against Qatar on Tuesday, we salute you. Having witnessed dancing in the streets on Saturday following the country’s quarter-final victory against Iraq, authorities in Ho Chi Minh City, […]

Military university conferred with Lao MNDs Bravery Order

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The twinning ceremony was to realize the two nations’ Parties and States’ guidelines on further reinforcing the special traditional relationship between Vietnam and Laos towards the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Cooperation and Amity Treaty and the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic ties’ etablishment. At the twinning ceremony  Addressing the ceremony, VMMU […]

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise? | Travel Feature

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise? | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Planning a trip to Vietnam and keen to explore some of its most spectacular scenery? Here’s why you should consider a trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Demand massive as 2017 tour of world’s largest cave goes on sale

Demand massive as 2017 tour of world’s largest cave goes on sale


Thanh Nien Daily

Quang Binh Province, where Son Doong Cave is situated, only allows around 600 visitors a year

12 Must-Have Items for Your Next Trip

by Courtney Derr @ WANDERRLUST

Have you ever consulted a packing list, either online or in a guidebook, only to find things like a smart phone, toothpaste, and underwear on it? You’re not alone.  We consulted dozens of online resources to put together our own … Read More

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World Bank Shows Strong Support for Vietnam

by vietnam @ Vietnam Advisors

Vietnam’s development record over the past 30 years is remarkable. Vietnam now is one of the most dynamic emerging countries in the East Asia region. World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development, Laura Tuck has reaffirmed the World Bank Group’s continued support for Vietnam as the country addresses the challenges of rapid urbanization and the Read More...

Bangkok attracts more than 780,000 visitors over New Year period

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The world’s most popular visitor destination, Bangkok, attracted more than 780,000 visitors over the festive 2017 New Year period, an increase of 30% from 2016 with over 50% international tourists. Among the top attractions during this period, the spectacular ‘Beautiful Bangkok by Magnolias @ Ratchaprasong’, a world-class 3D projection mapping performance incorporating a special New […]

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Visit the Undiscovered Biggest Underworld on Earth in Vietnam | Places To See In Your Lifetime

Visit the Undiscovered Biggest Underworld on Earth in Vietnam | Places To See In Your Lifetime


Places To See In Your Lifetime

The biggest cave in the world is so deep, it could house a 40-story building! It also has a jungle and river in it.

A taste of Mumbai

by Chetna Makan @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Take a street food tour of India’s most lively city with former Bake Off finalist and rising star food author, Chetna Makan

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Veterans pay tribute to fallen soldiers

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

It was part of the trip to express gratitude to martyrs who fought against enemies to protect the Quang Tri ancient citadel and in celebration of 45 years since Regiment 18 opened fire to take back Dien Huong and Dien Mon of Quang Tri and 45th anniversary of 81 days and nights fighting to defend […]

Lao Cai: Youths respond to Traffic Safety Year 2017

by robert @ Uncategorized – Talk Vietnam

The festival drew the participation of 2,000 youths representing 135,000 youths across the province. A dissemination parade on traffic safety. Photo: dangcongsan.vn Speaking at the event, Chief of the National Traffic Safety Committee’s Office Nguyen Trong Thai said that although the number of deaths due to traffic accidents in Vietnam decreased by fewer than 9,000 […]

Two Vietnamese hotels in Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Gold List

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. (File Photo) Hanoi (VNA) – Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho ChiMinh City, were placed on the 2018 Gold List of the best hotels worldwide bythe US travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. SofitelLegend Metropole, in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, “captures old-worldcolonial charm,” the magazine said. “It’sa […]

Friendship Order presented to outgoing Algerian ambassador

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

PANO – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vu Hong Nam on January 12th in Hanoi presented the Vietnamese State’s Friendship Order to Algerian Ambassador Cherif Chikhi to Vietnam in recognition of his active contributions to developing the two countries’ friendships and long-term cooperation during his five-year term of office in the country. Deputy Minister of […]

Leading minds share Myanmar insights

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Tourists travelling with Khiri Travel in Myanmar can now meet and talk with Burmese royalty, artists, environmental activists and academics. New for 2018, the company’s Myanmar office has launched ‘tour’ options for visitors that the company claims with give its clients an opportunity to get close and personal with thought leaders from across Burmese society. […]

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Southeast Asia Hostel Market Update, January 2018

by Bill Barnett @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

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The 17 Best City Parks in Europe

by tomy @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

17 of the very best city parks in Europe. Find the ultimate combination of urban and natural in Europe’s most beautiful city parks.

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Responsible Travel in Laos

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

In continuation of our ongoing work in responsible travel, we are always focused on tailoring experiences for sustainable tourism. Travelling responsibly is much easier than it seems, with current industry trends focused on community development, wildlife protection and cultural preservation. This is aided by the fact that visitors are seeking out an exploration of the […]

Posh hostels edging into Southeast Asia’s mainstream budget and economy hotel sector

by Bill Barnett @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

New market report question’s if cookie cutter hotels groups will again fall asleep at the wheel as they did with OTA’s and Airbnb  Call them poshtels, hostels or hybrid hotels, but one of the most exciting travel spaces across Asia is the emergence of socially-focused accommodation. Not only have millennials embraced the shift, but a […]

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Wary hoteliers crunch the numbers

by Suchat Sritama @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

International tourists keep coming in their droves, but an oversupply of rooms could squeeze profits. The hotel business in Thailand is constantly evolving, and hoteliers have mapped out strategies to cash in on the growing tourism industry. Thai tourism is on track for another record-breaking year, with more than 35 million international arrivals expected in […]

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The Wanderrlust Guide to Eating Hanoi

by Courtney Derr @ WANDERRLUST

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for bright and balanced flavors, a prolific use of fresh herbs, and a seemingly infinite number of soups (and we all know how I feel about soup).  But, like any modern country, Vietnam is not homogeneous, and … Read More

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Hang En Cave: The Ultimate Phong Nha Travel Experience

Hang En Cave: The Ultimate Phong Nha Travel Experience


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Vietnam's Hang En Cave is amongst the largest in the world. A trekking adventure to Hang En Cave may be the trip of a lifetime for intrepid travellers.

The World’s Largest Cave

by @ Ho Khanh's Homestay

Son Doong Cave was discovered in 1990 by Mr Ho Khanh who is now the owner and operator of this delightful new accommodation on the banks of the Son River in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Son Doong Cave is located in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. […]

India-Myanmar-Thailand highway to be ready in 3 years; work starts

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Indian government has awarded all the contracts under the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway over the last three months and the highway is likely to be ready in three years, the external affairs ministry said. “Government of India is implementing two projects as part of Trilateral Highway between India, Myanmar and Thailand. These are construction of 69 […]

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