Phnom Penh Zoo Tamao Wildlife Rescue center

Phnom Penh Zoo – Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Phnom Penh Zoo – Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

The Phnom Penh Zoo, more accurately known as the Tamao Wildlife rescue center, or Phnom Tamao, is an amazing facility, housing and rehabilitating some of Asia’s most mistreated wildlife. It is the largest zoo in Cambodia with over 12000 rescued animals from more than 102 species.

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Royal Palace Phnom Penh Dress Code Cambodia

5 Best things to do in Phnom Penh and the dress codes for them

There are some fascinating things to do in Phnom Penh if you’re interested in learning about Cambodian culture and history. If you’re visiting the historical and cultural sites it’s important that you dress appropriately. The Royal Palace Phnom Penh dress code is a great guide for what is considered appropriate attire when visiting these sites in what is a modest, conservative country.

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High season in Vietnam

High season in Vietnam? When should I plan to travel?

Vietnam is an amazing country with a vibrant culture, stunningly beautiful landscape and delicious food.  A large country, Vietnam has three distinct weather patterns related do the different regions of South Vietnam, Central Vietnam and North Vietnam. So when is the best time visit Vietnam? Well, high season in Vietnam is the time you will get the most ideal weather conditions across all three regions.

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The road to Ky Co Beach

Exploring the Phuong Mai Peninsula Quy Nhon

When looking for things to do in Quy Nhon I came across images of spectacular and secluded beaches in the area. Determined to find them, I managed to find a great tourist map (I’ve attached it below) which indicated they were all located on the Phuong Mai Peninsula, about 8km north east of Quy Nhon City. We decided to spend the day exploring the Phuong Mai Peninsula Quy Nhon and it was amazing. You won’t want to miss it and these other awesome things to do in Quy Nhon.

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Trang An Boat Tour Ninh Binh

Trang An Boat Tour and awesome things to do in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Provence is located in central north Vietnam and has some of the most spectacular natural beauty in South East Asia. A designated UNESCO world heritage site, the Trang An Landscape Complex encompasses the beautiful limestone karst peaks of Trang An, as well as two of our favourite things in Ninh Binh, the Bich Dong Pagoda and Bai Dinh Temple. While you’ll need a tour or motorbike to see the temples and Pagoda, a Trang An boat tour is the perfect way to see the ‘Halong Bay of the land’. There are so many things to do in Ninh Binh, you don’t want to miss it.

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Best tombs in Hue

3 best tombs in Hue: Visiting the Imperial City

The Imperial City of Hue is one of the biggest draw cards for travellers visiting Vietnam. Construction of the Imperial City began in 1804 under Emperor Gia Long, the first emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Surviving 143 years and 14 emperors the Nguyen dynasty came to an end when Emperor Bao Dai abdicated the throne and transferred power to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The tombs of the Emperors are in various places around Hue and are equally as impressive as the Imperial City itself.  If you’re wondering which tombs to visit in Hue, here is a run down on the best tombs in Hue.

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My Son Sanctuary - one of the few temples still standing

My Son Sanctuary – What to expect and how to enjoy it

My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary - one of the few temples still standing
My Son Sanctuary – Cham Temples in the mountains

The UNESCO World Heritage site of My Son is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South East Asia. Once the political and cultural epicentre of the Champa Kingdom, what remains is a beautiful complex of ruins, laid out amongst the mountains.

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Phong Nha Ke Bang National park - things to do without a tour

Things to do in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park without a tour

Phong Nha Ke Bang national park without a tour or guide

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - things to do without a tour
Stunningly beautiful Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is one of our favourite places in Vietnam. A stunningly beautiful national park with limestone karst mountains covered in forest, tropical landscapes, underground caves and rivers and the Phong Nha Botanical Garden, you could, and we did, spend days wandering through the region. The good news is, you do not need a guide if you’re able to ride a bicycle or motorbike and access the National Park on your own.

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Motorbike Itinerary Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass and Elephant Springs

Motorbike Itinerary Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass and Elephant Springs

Motorbike Itinerary for a one day trip to Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass and Elephant springs

Known to have one of the most spectacular coastal views in Vietnam, the Hai Van Pass is a mountainous road on most motorbike riders to do list. Starting out of Hoi An, we decided to make a day of it and visit Danang’s Marble Mountains and Elephants springs, located between the Hai Van pass and Hue. A doable day trip, we’ve put together an awesome motorbike itinerary: Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass and Elephant Springs.

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Challenges travelling in Vietnam - How to avoid them and make the most of your trip

Challenges of travelling in Vietnam and how to avoid them

Challenges of travelling in Vietnam – How to avoid them and get the most out of your trip

What’s it like to travel in Vietnam? Is it safe? Will you be scammed? How touristic is it?

Over the last few years in particular we’ve heard a lot of people talk about the challenges of travelling in Vietnam. In fact, there are some people who don’t want to go there because of a previous bad experience or after having heard of the experiences of others. Over two trips, we’ve now spent over 4 months in Vietnam and so I feel we’re fairly qualified to put our two cents in. `

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Hoi An Highlights - Hoi An Ancient Town Streets

Hoi An Highlights – Don’t miss these 5 things

Hoi An Highlights – The best things to do in Hoi An

The world heritage listed Hoi An Ancient Town is a must see for most travellers in Vietnam. Located near the mouth of the Thu Bon River, Hoi An has managed to maintain the original layout and look of a 15th to 19th century port town. Not an easy feat in Vietnam! After spending two and a half weeks in Hoi An, we’ve put together a list of Hoi An Highlights as well as some information on the Hoi An Ancient Town ticket, which can be confusing at best!

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DIY Motorbike itinerary of Dalat Waterfalls

Our 2 day DIY motorbike itinerary of 4 Dalat Waterfalls and nearby attractions

Located at the base of the Langbiang valley, Dalat is often referred to as the ‘Sapa of the south’. Boasting rolling hills, spectacular natural scenery, local villages and an endless number of activities for tourists, it’s become a popular place on the tourist trail. Pongour waterfall, Elephant waterfall, Prenn falls and Datanla waterfalls are high on the lists of many travellers. We decided to create our own itinerary for motorbike waterfall tour and took in a few other sights on the way, including the Dalat Crazy House. 

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Is it worth Visiting Mui Ne?

Is Mui Ne worth visiting?

Mui Ne Travel Guide – Including things to do and the best time to visit Mui Ne

Mui Ne is a coastal town about 5 hours north of Ho Chi Minh City. Interestingly, what most travellers call Mui Ne is Ham Tien, a town between Mui Ne and Pham Thiet. These days the area is largely a tourist region with resorts and restaurants lining an extremely long section of coast line. Catering to tourists the area has lost its ‘Vietnamese feel’ but most places also don’t cater very well to foreigners so there’s a strange vibe around. There’s a lot of talk among travellers these days. Is it worth visiting Mui Ne? We think its worth a visit, even if only for a short stay. There’s plenty of things to do in Mui Ne Vietnam at night, the red and white sand dunes, the mui ne fishing villiage and of course the beach.

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Things to do in the Mekong Delta region, Vietnam - Waterways of Chau Doc

Things to do in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam

Best things to do in the Mekong Delta Region of Vietnam

We spent about 3.5 weeks exploring and discovering things to do in the Mekong Delta region. The south of Vietnam is a fascinating place full of culture and history and not overtly affected by tourism. The land here is fertile and people have learnt to use the Mekong Delta to their advantage. 

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Best Beaches on Phu Quoc Island - Vung Bau

7 Best Beaches in Phu Quoc Island

Best beaches in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Want to know what the best beaches on Phu Quoc Island are? We spent 12 days hunting them out for you! The most southern point of Vietnam located near Cambodia, this beautiful paradise is surrounded by stunning coastline. Keep reading to see how to find Starfish beach Phu Quoc, and which Phu Quoc beach is our favorite.

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Phu Quoc Travel Guide - Cua Can Beach

Phu Quoc Travel Guide – Plan the perfect adventure

Phu Quoc travel guide

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is Vietnams largest island and part of the Kien Giang province. A fishing and agricultural hub, tourism is fast becoming a major contributor to the economy. This tropical paradise is spectacular with its pristine beaches and mix of authentic culture, local cuisine and development. Get in quick though, the development will eventually consume the island. Our Phu Quoc travel guide will help to prepare you. 

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Can Tho City: Small Canals off the Mekong River

Can Tho City Travel Guide: Things to do in Can Tho

Can Tho City: A Travel Guide

Can Tho city is the second biggest city in Southern Vietnam and is still the political, social and economic hub of the Mekong Delta region. The area closest to the Hau river is a hive of activity with a mix of tourists and locals alike. During the day you can cruise the river to visit the floating markets, relax in the smaller back canals or unwind with a drink overlooking the water. The local area is incredibly fertile and local markets are full of exotic fruits and exquisite seafood. By night, the river area comes alive with music and neon lights that rival those of many big cities. Read on to find all the information you need in our Can Tho City Travel Guide.

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Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Jade Emperor Pagoda

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

17 Fascinating Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

There are an endless number of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. With a population of close to 9 million people and an influx of tourism, Vietnams biggest city by population is a dizzying whirl of culture and modern development. A unique mix of old and new, historical and high end, The fast paced nature of Ho Chi Minh City will certainly keep you on your toes.

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