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Vietnam travel guide, including map of Vietnam, top Vietnam travel experiences, tips for travel in Vietnam, plus where go and what to do in Vietnam

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Winners return... From Vietnam

Joanne and Geoff Begg toured Vietnam courtesy of Travelzest and Faraway Holidays Exotic and bespoke trips to the Far East

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Historical Sites of Vietnam

Vietnam has lots to offer for the interested traveller. It is a country with a wealth of natural beauty, vibrant markets and culture and a fascinating past and recent history. Here are just a few of the highlights to whet your appetite

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Riding Vietnam's Reunification Express

It’s been 80 years since the completion of Vietnam’s north-south railway, but the journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh has become much more than a train ride

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Cruising Vietnam's Mekong Delta

When it hits Vietnam, the Mekong slows to a crawl, creating a spectacular landscape of islands, paddies, stilted villages and unique cultures. And if the river isn’t hurrying, neither should you…

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Exploring Vietnam's caves

Vietnam’s wild, little-visited Quang Binh province is home to the world’s largest cave. But that’s just the headliner – there are hundreds of caverns waiting to be explored too, discovers David W Lloyd

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Vietnam's 7 most spectacular festivals

From impressive processions and luminous light displays, to vibrant street-art performances and blessing the souls of the dead – these are the festivals you must attend in Vietnam

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Reader's story: Halong Bay, Vietnam

In the waters of dreamy Halong Bay, Reader James Rowland falls for a French girl and plots a Vietnam adventure. It all started with a pair of knickers...

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First 24 hours: Hanoi, Vietnam

Like many an ‘Asian tiger’, Vietnam’s capital is a potent combination of seductive Old World traditions and modern go-getter bombast. Just look out for all those motorbikes, advises David Lloyd Buglar

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3 suppers from Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An on Vietnam’s central coast, voted as the best city in the world in the 2013 Wanderlust Readers’ Awards, is a foodie hotspot. Here's how to cook up your own feast at home

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Weekly travel health update: India, Vietnam, Bangladesh

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad including malaria in India, rabies in Vietnam, anthrax in Bangladesh and more

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Vietnam Travel Blueprint: 4 ways to soak up the sights

Nature has blessed Vietnam with soaring mountains, luscious rice fields and one cracker of a coastline

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8 incredible books to read before you visit Vietnam

From Graham Greene’s classic to adventures on the Mekong, Jude Brosnan from Stanfords reviews the 8 amazing books you should read if you love Vietnam or are thinking of visiting

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5 things I wish I'd known before motorbiking through Vietnam

Jacob Laukaitis spent 23 days riding a motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi. Here, he reveals his tips and things you need to know for a successful Vietnam motorcycle adventure

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Foodie adventures in Vietnam: exploring the history and culture behind the country's unique cuisine

In Vietnam, where eating touches every aspect of life, food a road map for exploring the country’s history, culture and soul. There's plenty to get your chopsticks into in Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City

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Two-wheel madness in Vietnam

You won't believe what they get up to on their bikes and motorcycles in Vietnam. Warning: not for the faint-hearted!

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Fly direct to Vietnam

For the first time, you can now fly non-stop from the UK to Hanoi 
and Ho Chi Minh City, courtesy of Vietnam Airlines

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Vibrant Vietnam

This South-East Asian nation has a bit of everything – from wild beauty to rich history to tasty cuisine – making it perfect for a bespoke break

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10 of the best things to do in Vietnam

Vietnam has a new adventure at every turn. These are our favourite things to do in Halong Bag, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and beyond...

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Vietnam

Everything you need to know about this most magical – and tasty – destination

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5 hidden corners of Vietnam

These Vietnamese gems are relatively unknown outside the country. Get there now, before the hordes arrive

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Vietnam's alternative to Halong Bay

Halong Bay is one of the New Wonders of the World and tourists flock to sail its karst-dotted waters. However, a few miles away there’s another bay – just as beautiful but minus the crowds

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Vietnam, Battle of the Street Food

We took two cities and put them in the ring, who'll win in this battle of the street food?!

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Finding paradise islands in Vietnam

Halong Bay is one of the New Wonders of the World and tourists flock to sail its karst-dotted waters. However, a few miles away there’s another bay – just as beautiful but minus the crowds...

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7 reasons you should visit Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

There’s every reason to explore Cat Ba Island in Vietnam: history, hikes and views for days. Simply hop on a boat to have Halong Bay, and the lesser-known Lan Ha Bay, at your fingertips, too...

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9 extraordinary journeys that take you to Vietnam's hidden corners

With incredible landscapes, delicious food and a timeless culture, Vietnam is one of South-East Asia’s most exciting destinations. From cycling to cruises, here’s how to experience the country at its best

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A journey through Vietnam's Central Highlands

A trip through Dalat and Ban Don to explore the hill tribes of De Ktu throws up an intriguing mix of elephant catchers and 'weasel' coffee

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A local guide to Vietnam: 5 off-the-beaten-track spots you haven't visited

Most travellers to Vietnam flock to Hoi An and Halong Bay, but miss out on its crowd-free corners. We spoke with TravelLocal's in-country guides on where to explore for an enriched cultural experience...

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Weekly travel health update: Brazil, Vietnam, Germany, Nigeria

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad including an update on the E-coli outbreak in Europe, Dengue Fever in Brazil, Cholera and more

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12 of the world’s most incredible river cruises, including Vietnam, Brazil and Russia...

River cruises can give you a fresh perspective on familiar places and help ford hard-to-reach destinations. Here are 12 trips that will definitely float your boat, from India to Canada…

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Photo Gallery: 15 incredible photos of Hoi An that put the ‘mellow in the yellow’

Photographer Réhahn has travelled the world but now calls Hoi An, in central Vietnam, ‘home’. These 15 vibrant, evocative photos celebrate light and colour across Vietnam’s Yellow City

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How to make Vietnamese pho: beef noodle soup

Ditch breakfast cereal for pho – Ian Walker serves up beef-and-noodle broth that kick-starts the day for Vietnam

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Recipe of the week: Vietnamese chicken wings in caramel sauce

Get a taste of the street stalls of Vietnam at home with this delicious recipe from chef Bobby Chinn

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Travel Icon: Halong Bay

This Vietnam hotspot may be a popular tourist destination, but there are still secret spots to be discovered if you can find the right guide

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5 alternative things to do at Halong Bay

Been there, taken a junk-boat cruise? Here's what else you can do at Vietnam's world-famous bay

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2017’s best trips for culture seekers

Seek a deeper experience by understanding the locals – via their history and stomachs, on these extraordinary trips, including holidays in Vietnam, Egypt, Malta and Japan

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First 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Steamy old Saigon, Vietnam’s second city, is hectic, hot and hedonistic. Claire Boobbyer helps you negotiate the sights and street stalls…

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7 exciting things kids will love to do in Hoi An

Colourful and lively, Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most popular cities. Award-winning family blogger, Globalmouse, reveals how to make it a hit with the kids too

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Travel Blueprint: Indochina

Indochina: three lands linked by the mighty Mekong – Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Nick Ray leads you through ancient temples, misty mountains and tribal villages

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Gordon Ramsay's Vietnamese recipes

As Gordon Ramsay visits Vietnam for his latest C4 series, Gordon's Great Escape, we've picked his top Vietnamese recipes

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5 mouth-watering moments in Hoi An

Wanderlust readers voted Hoi An as their favourite city in the world – world food enthusiast Claire Jones lifts the lid on where to eat in Vietnam's tastiest city

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Hoi An: The best city on earth

You voted Vietnam’s Hoi An as your favourite city in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2016, so we thought we'd see what all the fuss is about...

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How to cook Cambodian cuisine

Foodies are fond of South-East Asia with Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia home to a whole host of flavours. But what about Cambodia? Here's how to cook up your own feast at home

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Blog of the Week: How to eat Pho

Taking a breather in Vietnam during her big round-the-world trip, Jen gets some useful tips from the locals on the best way to tackle their national dish

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10 amazing wildlife hot spots in South-East Asia

From Vietnam to Sri Lanka, Borneo to Thailand, South-East Asia's national parks have some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife, including orangutans, elephants and even 'dragons'...

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Faces of the world: 14 captivating portraits that showcase intriguing characters across the globe

Peer into the eyes of these faces of Vietnam, Cuba and India taken by Réhahn, one of the best travel portrait photographers in the world, with the ability to 'capture the soul of the people.'

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2019's best trips for culture seekers

The best way to really understand a destination? Absorb its unique colour, customs and cuisines. Cruise Halong Bay in Vietnam, beat the crowds to classic China and see another side of Peru...

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South-East Asia 2-week itinerary for budget travellers

If annual leave is tight, don't despair - you can see South-East Asia in just a fortnight. Here's how to cram Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam into a two-week trip that won't break the bank...

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