Ferry + boat routes in Vietnam + Google Map

Ferries and boats are the important type of transportation in Vietnam. Vietnam is at the seaside and boats, ferries and hydrofoils are used to transport tourists and residents to the nearby islands. For some of them, eg, Phu Quoc or Con Dao, it is also possible to use various domestic flights. Shipping and boat transport…

How to travel from Hanoi to Siem Reap in Cambodia?

Siem Reap in Cambodia belongs to one of the most visited and tourist places in Cambodia. You can visit there the most archeological monuments in the world – Angkor Wat Temple Complex. But, it is good to know, Siem Reap is not only the Angkor Wat Temple Complex. In the surrounding you can find another…

Average temperatures in the cities of Vietnam

Before you visit Vietnam, plan carefully, when you come and where you stay. Vietnam is in the Southeast Asia, but temperatures can be different in the various parts of Vietnam, but also during the year. Vietnam is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone but temperatures are still very high mainly in the…

How to get from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)?

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city are the biggest cities in Vietnam. A lot of travelers but also local people in Vietnam want to travel from Saigon to Hanoi or from Hanoi to Saigon very fast.  Travel distance between these cities is about 1 700 kilometers by land and 1 100 km by air. It…

SON LA in the northwest Vietnam

Son La is the fifth largest province in the country with not many visitors and tourists. Son La province (Sơn La) is a good place to stop if you are coming down from Dien Bien to Moc Chau or vice versa in the northwest part of Vietnam. You will not find too many tourists and…

THANH KIM village (Lao Cai / Sapa)

Thanh Kim is a good alternative to the overcrowded villages in Sapa. Thanh Kim is a small village in Lao Cai province, it is about 25 km south of Sapa – a big tourist place in northern Vietnam. Sapa is a starting point if you want to explore local ethnic villages in this area, but…

HOA BINH Lake in northern Vietnam

Hoa Binh Lake is a worth visit in the Hoa Binh province. Hoa Binh Lake is one of the places where you can easily travel from Hanoi (by bus from My Dinh and Yen Nghia bus stations) or from Mai Chau. Mai Chau is about 25 km from the Hoa Binh Lake. It is really…

Traveling from Hanoi to Ha Giang + tickets + tips

Ha Giang is an unique place in northern Vietnam. Mountains, parks, hills, nature, ethnic villages, authenticity of the village life, beautiful sceneries and no mass tourism (it will change slowly). Ha Giang has lots of interesting places and you should spend there a couple of days. This province is not for 2 day trip. If…

MAI CHAU ECOHOUSE – Pom Coong village (Mai Chau)

Mai Chau is one of the suitable places for eco-tourism in Vietnam. Vietnam offers a number of suitable places for eco-tourism and exploring the traditional way of life of ethnic people. Homestay, exploring local cultures and customs, trekking in nature, cycling, tasting a local cuisine and not just that. One of such places in northern…

Khau Vai Love Market in Ha Giang – Video

“Market of Love” in Khau Vai – Ha Giang province. One of the most interesting and authentic ethnic markets in northern Vietnam. Khau Vai love market is a popular attraction in Ha Giang, even when it is held only once a year at a location nearly 200km from Ha Giang city. On the 27th of…

Border crossings in Vietnam (enter+exit with 1-month single entry E-visa)

In February 2017, Vietnam has introduced single entry 30-day e-visa. From February 1, 2017, you can enter and exit Vietnam with the e-visa (30-days, single entry). With this new e-visa you can enter or exit in the various border crossings, seaports and also the international airports and you can travel by land from Vietnam to…

How to travel from Hanoi to Sapa+Lao Cai?

The most visited places in northern Vietnam – Sapa, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay. Sapa is among the top 3 most visited places in northern Vietnam. It is very good to know it. If you do not like the places full of tourists, it will be better you will skip this place and you can travel…