Places in Vietnam..
TOURISTS, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi’s low-rise Old Quarter, which seems generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital. The quarter’s street grid, laid out in the 15th century, is still dominated by dilapidated shops selling everything from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding.
FROM enormous Buddha statues to monasteries perched on cliff tops or located in remote valleys, Buddhism plays a huge role across Asia.
FROM the anniversary of the Everest climb to airways that charge per weight, the release of films that put tourism on the map and lots of travel awards, 2013 has brought a range of tourism experiences to the Asia-Pacific region. January Qantas Airways passengers between Cairns and Port Moresby watched a large python clinging to…>
EVEN if you’ve been almost everywhere in Asia, there is always more to see and hidden gems to discover. From China to India, Australia and New Zealand, this list could take you to a riverside town, a sandy beach, crumbling ruins or to meet wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year. Happy travelling. Fenghuang,…>
THOUGH places like France and Italy are often lauded as ideal for romantic getaways, Asia is no slouch in the romance department either. From white sand beaches to rivers dotted with karst peaks to jungle retreats, it’s a continent full of beauty and opportunities for making memories with your significant other. Krabi, Thailand Land in…>
THE beauties of Asia are often espoused through photographs and paintings, but the literary world has done much to put it on the traveller’s map too . These six literary excerpts describe in vivid detail the scenes, culture and experience of living, visiting and traveling in Asia. While chosen for their apt descriptions, they should…>
THE news we were taking a family holiday to Hoi An in Vietnam was met with mixed reactions by friends and strangers. “That’s interesting,” remarked a woman at the park, a recent arrival to Australia. “I thought most Australian families went to Fiji for beach holidays.” Some people do, I told her. Sane people who…>
Places to stay
La Residence Hue
Hue City, Tha Thien-Hue, Vietnam
Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa
Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam
Victoria Chau Doc Hotel
Chau Doc , , Vietnam
Evason Ana Mandara Hideaway
Nha Trang, , Vietnam