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Hai Van pass

Since  curving railway through Hai Van pass was brought into use in 2005, Hai Van pass became the most beautiful tourism hillside road in Vietnam and claimed “De nhat hung quan”. Hai Van pass (also called Ai Van) is 21 km long across towering mountains of Truong Son range, where borders the East sea. Hai Van means “Sea and Clouds” …

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Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam, Vietnam’s first university

As a diverse and rich complex of historic-cultural vestiges in Hanoi city, situated to the South of Thang Long Citadel, Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam is the symbol of Vietnamese education. It is the first university in Vietnam. Presently, this place was ranked one of 23 special national relics. Van Mieu- Quoc Tu Giam architectural complex consists of Van lake, Van …

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One Pillar Pagoda, the most unique architecture

With great values of history, humanity and Buddhism thought, One Pillar pagoda was officially recognized as “The Pagoda with the Most Unique Architecture in Asia” by the Asia Record Organization, becoming a must-see destination in the itinerary of any tourists to Hanoi. Related: Explore Hanoi: City’s Cultural Sites One Pillar pagoda is not spectacular but distinctive and unique in terms of …

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Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Mausoleum was opened for public use on 29 August 1975. The mausoleum includes 3 floors with the total height of 21.6 m. The ground floor features 3-stored structure, the middle floor is center structure that contains a hall where Ho Chi Minh’s body is preserved, corridors and staircases. The surroundings  are square pillars made of granite, the top floor is …

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Tam Coc-Bich Dong, Halong Bay on land

Tam Coc-Bich Dong is called “Halong Bay on land’” or “Nam thien de nhi dong”, an importance tourist destination in Vietnam. Tam Coc-Bich Dong covers a system of limestone grottoes and historical relics regarding Tran dynasty. Tam Coc was recognized as special national relics by Vietnam’s Prime Minister. Situated in Ninh Binh, Tam Coc-Bich Dong is a harmonious architectural complex …

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Mau Son tourism destination

With over 1,000 m above sea level, entirely isolated from residential areas, Mau Son stands out with its primitive, ancient beauty containing mysteries to any visitors. According to Mr. Nguyen Hai Duong- Head of Mau Son Management Board, it was the French who found out Mau Son and built a lot of villas as well as planted flower carpets on …

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Tips for a perfect self-supporting trip in Sapa

Transport: There are 2 options to go to Sapa from Hanoi. The first is to take the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai with average fare is about VND 250,000-600,000/ ticket depending on the type of bed. The second way is to catch high standard bus of Vietbus, Ha Son, Sao Viet company whose  ticket fare ranges from VND …

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Phu Quoc prison, the hell on earth

War was over and left behind but its remains still exist. Should anyone have chance to come to Phu Quoc in Kien Giang, you should not forget to visit Phu Quoc prison, which is considered as “the hell on earth” to learn more about the liberation war of Vietnam as well as will and energy of Uncle Ho’s soldiers. Related: Top …

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Gold-gilded temple in Binh Duong

Gold-gilded temple of Dai Nam tourist destination in Binh Duong opens for free sightseeing. Visitors are not required to pay VND 100,000 ($5) for the entrance ticket. Since 12 June, many fences were set up to separate gold-gilded temple from Dai Nam tourist destination with aim to permanently open for visitors to freely admire and burn incense. The temple was …

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Complex of Hue relics, World Cultural Heritage

Geography Complex of Hue relics is situated along Perfume river’s banks of Hue city and surrounding areas of Thua Thien Hue province. Hue city is a center of culture, politics, and economy of the province, the ancient national capital under the reign of Nguyen family from 1802 to 1945. History Since 1306, after the marriage of Huyen Tran princess and …

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