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Looking for a rich-culture town in middle of a bustling city, Saigon Chinatown is has everything you need. Taking a Saigon Chinatown walking tour, you can get insight into the biggest community of Chinese people in Saigon. Also known as Cholon (“huge market”), Saigon Chinatown stretches into many areas of Ho Chi Minh like District 5, Dictrict 6, District 10 and a part of District 11. Dating back to the 1970s, Saigon Chinatown has been a center of commerce created by the influx of Chinese immigrants. Today, it still preserves these cultural values throughout architecture reminiscent of the Chinese lifestyle. Along the streets, you can see plenty of pagodas, temples, and houses built in the Chinese style, along with eye-catching restaurants. Let’s go through this article to learn why Saigon Chinatown is so special and why you should not miss a Saigon food tour when going on this trip

Our experience when taking Saigon Chinatown Walking Tour with Inspitrip?

The lady sitting in the red theme of lanterns Instagram:@quagkhai

We could not have had such an unforgettable experience without the passionate and enthusiastic support of the Inspitrip guide. Due to the well-prepared travel plan and information from an insider, we explored Saigon Chinatown from a very unique perspective. Our day started with a delicious bowl of noodle soup on Nguyen An street from a restaurant that has been run by a Chinese family for more than 50 years. Though there are many options, including pork ribs, goat, and shrimp, my favorite are the noodles with pork char xiu(“xa xiu”) while my friend preferred the wonton (“hoanh thanh”) soup. And we all loved that so much. Next, we strolled through the colorful street of pet fishes and the bustling street decorated by the red lanterns. In Chinese culture, people believe that fish and red are the symbols of prosperity and happiness. We were also impressed by the hustle and bustle ambience of the two big markets: Kim Bien market and Binh Tay market. Kim Bien market has everything from electronics, to clothing, chemicals, substances, etc, while Binh Tay Market will give you a much better opportunity to learn more about the Chinese lifestyle in Saigon. Binh Tay market is the oldest and biggest market built by French in the 1880s, and its architecture is representative of the convergence of Eastern and Western style. We also stopped at the “Soai Kinh Lam” market, the biggest fabric market in Saigon Chinatown. For those who love to make D.I.Y products like me, this is actually a paradise. You can buy a lot of colorful tailoring items in here. We also visited some famous temples like the Thien Hau temple, Van Phat temple and Ong Bon temple.

The scrumptious dishes when going on Saigon food tour that you should not miss!

I had said that the noodle soup and won ton soup are among the highlights of the Saigon food tours. Besides that, you can try these other top-notch foods to really get a taste for the Chinese culture.

The roasted duck

The very old stall selling the roasted ducks in the old Saigon Chinatown Instagram:@roger_phat_

Along the streets in district 5 like Bui Huu Nghia street and Tran Phu street, you can easily find the food stalls selling ducks. The roasted ducks (“vit quay”) attract both local citizens and foreigners for its crispy, brown skin and tender meat inside. In the past, the roasted duck was just served to the royal and noble classes. It is cooked with the secret recipes utilizing different herbal flavors. The roasted ducks are cooked in rotating open-ovens inside a rack covered with glass, where the ducks are hung around the fire in hours. This unique roasting and marinating style of cooking sets the roasted duck apart from the other delicacies in Saigon Chinatown. The roasted duck is usually eaten with small steamed buns (“banh bao”), Vietnamese loaves of bread, slices of cucumbers and duck dipping sauce. For those who like the spicy taste, the peppers on the brown skin of ducks, mixed with some slices of fresh chilies definitely lifts your mood up.

The braised duck with egg noodle

A close-up view to the braised duck with egg noodle Instagram: @aivy1306

Braised duck with egg noodle (“mi vit tiem”) features dark braised duck leg in a dark brown broth. The Chinese or Hoa people (Chinese-Vietnamese) cook the broth with different herbs and spices, and usually takes hours to cook. The perfect dishes of the braised ducks are decorated with bok choy, some lotus seeds and a part of duck leg on top of the yellow noodles. In order to adapt to the Vietnamese tastes, the braised duck broth in Saigon Chinatown is sweeter and less oily than the original one in China.

Read more: 5 local dishes you must try in Chinatown Ho Chi Minh City

Dim sum

Dim sum in Saigon Chinatown instagram: @baozdimsum

The best thing in Ho Chi Minh City is that you can try Chinese foods right in the heart of it. There are a plenty of high-end restaurants serving Dim sum, and people of all different backgrounds love to try Dim sum in the small steaming baskets. The best way to eat Dim Sum is by dipping them in soy sauce and taking a sip of tea after you finish your portion. Dim Sum is translated in Vietnamese as “diem tam”, which means “touch of the heart”. Dim Sum is usually served from the morning to the early afternoon. The typical Dim Sum menu includes different types of steamed buns, noodle rolls and dumplings with shrimp, vegetables, salty egg york, char xiu….

The Chinese chicken egg sweet soup

Cuttie and yummy eggs! Instagram:@thuongnguyen09

This dish is cooked using a very unique Chinese recipe. First, the egg is slowly boiled in water mixed with tea for about 2 hours. Then the eggs are peeled and cooked in a mixture of tea and sugar for about 20 minutes. Chinese chicken egg sweet soup is translated into Vietnamese as “che hot ga trung”. It is believed that this food is really good for health and vitality. You can eat “che hot ga trung” hot or with ice.

Unveil secrets when going on Chinatown walking tour in Saigon Coming to these sacred pagodas for what you wish for

You can easily catch a view of pagodas immersed in smoke from the sticks of incense. People light the incense with the belief that the smoke ascends into the air to deliver their prayers to the Divine beings. Here are some of pagodas you should visit to understand more about the customs of the Chinese and Hoa people.

Minh Huong Pagoda: praying for prosperity and the good fortunes

Ong Pagoda: praying for love

Thien hau Pagoda: praying for protection and safety

The man standing among the condense smoke of the incense Instagram:@e_m870217

Some tips you should keep in mind to have the trouble-free trip

Do not ask Chinese or Hoa people to take a picture of three people. In their culture, the middle one will receive bad luck.

Be careful about coming to shops too early, as the shopkeepers are very superstitious about how their business goes day to day. You’ll have the responsibility of bringing good vibes with you or else be quickly shooed away!

If you’re looking to give a gift to the local people, be careful to avoid these items: glass (symbolizes separation), a comb (symbolizes death), and a mirror (symbolizes ghosts and death), among others.

Good or bad fortune? You decide! Instagram:@wide_focus


Among many Chinatowns in other places like Bangkok, Singapore, India,…the Saigon Chinatown has its very own distinct traits. From its origin centuries ago, Saigon Chinatown still plays a role as a home for the Chinese community, contributing to the cultural and economic diversity of Saigon. Venturing through the small valleys in Chinatown walking tour, you can have another look on the economic development and mobility of Saigon and Saigon food tour, besides walking through the luxurious shopping malls, the premium restaurants or the flashing-light-modern streets in District 1.

Đăng bởi: Hảo Nguyễn

Từ khoá: A detailed guide to Saigon Chinatown Walking Tour

Banteay Srei Temple: The Detailed Guide To The Finest Temple In Siem Reap Cambodia

The relics of the complex of temples in Cambodia has become the symbolic image of the whole country. There are many temples situated in Siem Reap and each of them has an own distinctive beauty. Most of them bring to the tourist the feeling of historical power. However, if you want to find another aspect of the temples’ beauty – which is more graceful – Banteay Srei is your perfect choice. Banteay Srei temple will provide you a graceful beauty satisfy your wanderlust. Let’s explore the beauty of the temple called as “a precious gem of Khmer art”.


Banteay Srei temple is the only major temple built by the member of the monarch. Because of this special construction, Banteay Srei is different from other temples in Siem Reap. This temple was built in 967 AD by Vishnukumara and Yajnavaraha (who was the counselor of King Rajendravarman II and also the teacher of King Jayavarman V). This temple mainly dedicated to Siva – God of Destruction.

Banteay Srei – the temple of woman Instagram: @audecamus

In the past, this temple’s name was Tribhuvanamaheśvara related to Siva. Nowadays, this temple has its modern name is Banteay Srei which means the citadel of women or citadel of beauty. This name derived from its pink color of the limestone and the carving of the devatas on the temple’s wall.


The temple contained 4 enclosures. It was built by the pink sandstone which can be carved on. This special material makes this temple become popular for its beautiful lintels and pediments. Because of this special color, the temple has so graceful beauty that can not be found in any other temples.

The pedement in Banteay Srei Instagram: @cristy.sy

The pediments are the triangular stone above the gates. On these pediments, they carved the scenes from the ancient myth Ramayana so that each of them will tell you a single story. In Banteay Srei temple, not just the pediments but also the lintels were carved by the special details of decoration.

The outer enclosures

The outer enclosures include fourth and the third enclosures. The fourth closure is the outer one which contains the main way to the eastern gate. The galleries on two side lining up and make a walkway between. On both sides of the galleries is the skillful ornamentation. One side is the image taken from the Ancient Epic Ramayana that Rama’s wife – Sita abducted by Viradha. The other side is the image of Indra riding on his three-headed elephants – Airavata.

The pink limestone makes the beauty of this temple Instagram: @ little_monkeyking

The third enclosures are occupied by the moat. In the past, the moat was full of water but now it completely dry. At the end of this enclosure and the two gopuras (towers) on both direction East and West.

The second enclosure

The second enclosure is situated and connected the outer enclosures and the inner enclosure. In the western gopura, you can find the bas-relief showing the fight between the monkey king Vali and Sugriva because Vali robbed the throne of Sugriva. From the bas-relief, you also can see the depiction of the prince Rama helping Sugriva fight with Vali. In other pediments, there are different images rooted from the myth: the image of Karaikal Ammaiyar – a woman saint of Siva, the half lion half man Narashima fought with a demon.

The first (inner) enclosure

Banteay Srei – the beauty should not be missed Instagram: @abroad_blog

There are three parasats in the first enclosure. The central tower is the tallest one among these three. It is over 10 meters in height while other towers are shorter. As other places in the temple, the lintels in the first enclosure are also carved by the depiction from the ancient myth Ramayana. These carved ornamentations reflect the religious belief of the ancient people and the traditional culture of them.

Carving of mythological stories

These carving are in the second enclosures. All of them are taken from the scenes in two ancient myth Mahabharata and Ramayana. Each of them will tell us a piece of the story from these myths. Moreover, we also can see the religious life of the Cambodian. The character in these carving is the God of Destruction – Siva and some other gods.

The carving of the Khandava forest

This carving shows a scene from the ancient epic Mahabharata that the God of sky Indra is calling the rain to put out the fire set up by the God of Fire Agni. This fire was created to kill the snake king Takshaka who lived in the Khandava forest. On the same side with Agni, two heroes Arjuna and Krishna are creating a shield from the arrows to stop the rain from Indra.

Skillful carving in Banteay Srei Instagram: @wanderer_that_wonders

The carving of the mountain Kailash lifting by Ravana The carving of Siva and Kamadeva

Kamadeva is the god of love. In this carving, Siva is sitting next to Parvati who is not his wife yet at this moment. Kamadeva is shooting his love arrow to Siva to make him fall in love with Parvati. Siva gets angry because of that action so that he gazes at Kama by his third eye and burn him into ash. The mountain in this carving is also separated into tiers.

What you can do around

Banteay Srei is not just a temple but it is also the name of this district. Today Banteay Srei has developed its tourism so that there are many other things you can do while staying here besides visiting the temple Banteay Srei. First, you can come to visit The Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity (known as ACCB). This is the place where the animals are rescued and will be reintroduced to nature as soon as possible. When you come here, you can see many pieces of animal living here. If you want to experience the local life as well as a fan of dragon-fruit, we’d recommend you the Dragon Farm. They provide you the homestay service so that you can stay here in a few days if you want. In the days that you stay here, you can join in growing the dragon fruit, try the ripe ones and talk to the local people.

Cambodia Landmine Museum Instagram: @ryu_yu1120

One of the most famous tourist attraction in Banteay Srei is the Cambodia Landmine Museum. This museum aim at educating people about all kinds of landmines used in Cambodian civil war and its profound effect on Cambodian people. Coming to this place, you can see the destruction of the war in the life of the Cambodian. The crime from the past still left the result till now.

How to get there

Banteay Srei temple is over 30 km from the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap. There are some different means of transports that you can consider to use to get there


If you stay in Siem Reap and you want to go to Banteay Srei, the bicycle is also on the suitable list for you. It can be more convenient if you want to stay in Banteay Srei district. You can rent the bicycles from the homestays or the hotels.

Tuk – tuk

Going by tuk-tuk is the experience that you should not miss when you come to Cambodia. This is the most popular mean of transport in this country. It is also very convenient that you can travel around without schedule. The price for tuk-tuk is also acceptable. You can ask the hotel to call you a tuk-tuk whenever you need. It will take about 30 minutes to go there from the Angkor complex. Choosing tuk-tuk to get there, you will have the opportunity to see the village and paddy field on the way you go.


A minibus is the best choice if you travel with a group of friend. You can ask the hotel for arranging a minibus for your one-day tour.

When to visit

The best time to visit the Banteay Srei temple is in the early morning or late afternoon because the weather will not be so hot so that you can enjoy the temple and explore its beauty more.  In this time of the day, you also can avoid the crowd and noise so that you can relax and enjoy your tour.

Entrance fee

The ticket fee for the Banteay Srei is included in the entrance fee of the Angkor complex. You can not but the separate ticket to this temple. It will cost about 37$ for a one-day tour. However, it is quite difficult to explore the complex completely just in one day so that we highly recommend you to buy the ticket for 3 days which costs 62$.

You should book a tour

Banteay Srei temple is quite far from Siem Reap. Therefore, it will cause some problem to you when you want to explore this temple because you need to go between Siem Reap and Banteay Srei. If you come here in the early morning or late afternoon, you need a place to stay. Even though the tourism has been developed in Banteay Srei, finding a hotel with acceptable price and near the relic is not easy for you.

Booking a tour to Banteay Srei is a wise choice Instagram: youbigmeanie

Besides you also have to buy the ticket to get into the Angkor complex before coming here. You should not buy the ticket from the strangers or even from the receptionist in your hotel unless you will get a higher price and have a plan for your trip because there are many temples in Angkor temples so that if you have a plan you can explore more temples. You will wonder how many days that you should stay to enjoy the Angkor complex and which temples should you choose to visit. Besides, when you come to a strange place, even though it is very beautiful, you can not understand its grace because you do not have any information about the relics. Because of these above reasons, we recommend you to book a Banteay Srei temple tour so that you do not have to worry about anything because we will help you cover everything you need.

Đăng bởi: Ngọc Nguyễn

Từ khoá: Banteay Srei temple: The detailed guide to the finest temple in Siem Reap Cambodia

Caravan And Camping Club Sites: A Guide To Choosing The Right One

Are you planning your next camping trip? Choosing the right caravan and camping club site can make all the difference in your experience. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to decide which one to choose. In this article, we’ll provide a comprehensive guide to help you choose the right caravan and camping club site for your needs.

Benefits of Caravan and Camping Club Sites

Join the community of like-minded campers and enjoy various activities together.

caravan and camping club sites offer a range of benefits that make them a popular choice for many campers. Here are some of the benefits you can expect from these sites:

Access to facilities and amenities

Caravan and camping club sites usually offer a range of facilities and amenities that make your camping experience more comfortable. These may include showers, toilets, laundry facilities, electricity hookups, and Wi-Fi. Some sites may also have restaurants, shops, and swimming pools.

Community and social atmosphere

Caravan and camping club sites provide a social atmosphere that helps you connect with other campers. You can participate in activities and events organized by the site or simply chat with other campers. This creates a sense of community that makes camping more enjoyable.

Location and scenery

Caravan and camping club sites are usually located in scenic areas that offer stunning views and access to natural surroundings. You can choose a site near the beach, in the mountains, or in a forest. This gives you the opportunity to explore the outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Overall, caravan and camping club sites provide a range of benefits that make them a great choice for camping. The facilities and amenities, social atmosphere, and location make them an excellent option for those who want to enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing comfort. In the next section, we’ll take a look at the different types of caravan and camping club sites available.

Different Types of Caravan and Camping Club Sites

Experience the comfort and convenience of caravan living while exploring new destinations.

Caravan and camping club sites come in various types, each with its own features and benefits. Here are some of the most common types of caravan and camping club sites:

Standard sites

Standard sites are the most common type of caravan and camping club sites. They usually offer basic facilities such as toilets, showers, and electricity hookups. These sites are a great choice if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option.

Premium sites

Premium sites offer more facilities and amenities than standard sites. They may have restaurants, shops, swimming pools, and other leisure facilities. These sites are ideal if you want a more luxurious camping experience.

Stay tuned for the next two sections, where we’ll take a look at popular caravan and camping club sites in the UK and how to choose the right site for your needs.

Different Types of Caravan and Camping Club Sites (Continued)

Bring your furry friends and make unforgettable memories together in a pet-friendly campsite.

Adult-only sites

Adult-only sites are designed for campers who want a peaceful and quiet experience. These sites are exclusively for adults and do not allow children. They offer a relaxed atmosphere and may have additional facilities such as a bar or lounge area.

Pet-friendly sites

Pet-friendly sites are ideal for campers who want to bring their furry friends along. These sites allow pets and may have facilities such as dog walking areas and pet showers. It’s important to note that some sites may have restrictions on the type and number of pets allowed.

Overall, choosing the right type of caravan and camping club site depends on your preferences and needs. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, a standard site may be ideal. If you want a more luxurious experience, a premium site may be the right choice. If you’re traveling with pets, a pet-friendly site is a must.

Popular Caravan and Camping Club Sites in the UK

Indulge in the ultimate camping experience with premium facilities and services.

The UK is home to many popular caravan and camping club sites that offer a range of facilities and amenities. Here are some of the most popular sites in the UK:

The Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, Keswick

Located in the Lake District National Park, this site offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. It has a range of facilities, including a shop, restaurant, and laundry facilities. Members have praised the site for its location and cleanliness.

The Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Windermere

Also located in the Lake District, this site is close to Lake Windermere and offers access to many outdoor activities. It has facilities such as a shop, restaurant, and Wi-Fi. Members have praised the site for its cleanliness and friendly staff.

The Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, Edinburgh

Located just outside of Edinburgh, this site offers easy access to the city’s attractions while still providing a peaceful atmosphere. It has facilities such as a shop, restaurant, and laundry facilities. Members have praised the site for its location and cleanliness.

These are just a few examples of the many popular caravan and camping club sites in the UK. When choosing a site, it’s important to read reviews and ratings from other members to get an idea of the site’s facilities and atmosphere.

Stay tuned for the next section, where we’ll provide tips on how to choose the right caravan and camping club site for your needs.

How to Choose the Right Caravan and Camping Club Site

Choosing the right caravan and camping club site can make or break your camping experience. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when selecting a site:


Consider the location of the site and whether it’s convenient for your needs. Do you want to be near the beach, in the countryside, or close to a city? Think about the activities you want to do and the attractions you want to visit.


Consider the facilities and amenities offered by the site. Are you looking for basic facilities or more luxurious amenities? Do you need electricity, Wi-Fi, or laundry facilities? Make a list of the facilities you need and ensure that the site you choose offers them.

Site rules

Check the site rules before booking your stay. Some sites may have restrictions on noise, pets, or campfires. Make sure you’re aware of the rules to avoid any issues during your stay.

Reviews and ratings

Read reviews and ratings from other campers who have stayed at the site. This can give you an idea of the site’s quality, facilities, and atmosphere. Look for recent reviews and check multiple sources to get a well-rounded opinion.


In conclusion, caravan and camping club sites offer a range of benefits that make them a popular choice for campers. The facilities and amenities, social atmosphere, and location make them an excellent option for those who want to enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing comfort. When selecting a site, consider the location, facilities, site rules, and reviews to ensure that you choose the right one for your needs.

We hope this guide has been helpful in your search for the perfect caravan and camping club site. Remember to do your research and plan ahead for a memorable and enjoyable camping experience. Happy camping!

Đăng bởi: Lê Diệu Khánh Hà

Từ khoá: Caravan and Camping Club Sites: A Guide to Choosing the Right One

Hue Travel: Ultimate Guide To Hue, Vietnam

Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Located in central Vietnam, the ancient city of Hue was home of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th Century. Hue is famous for its spectacular royal tombs of the emperors and for Hue Citadel which is Royal Palace of the Imperial City.

Hue has almost everything, from scenic beaches, majestic scenery of mountains to the ancient architecture and unique cultural traditions that have been there for generations. Trip to Hue will bring you an extremely memorable experience.

Hue Attractions Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

The Imperial City

 or the 


 is a walled palace in Hue. Hue Citadel was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1993. The large complex of buildings features hundreds ruins of ancient palaces, temples and monuments from the times when Hue was the royal capital of Vietnam’s Nguyen Dynasty.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda

, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is a historic temple located 4 kilometers from the center of Hue. This seven-story pagoda sits on the hill on the northern bank of the Perfume River. This is the destination attractive not only for Buddhists but for anyone looking for the place to enjoy charming natural scenery and calm one’s mind.

Tombs of Hue

Some of the most famous tourist destinations in Hue, that attract a large number of tourists every year, are the tombs of the Nguyen kings. The most important tombs of Hue that you should visit are Tomb of Tu Duc, Tomb of Minh Mang and Tomb of Khai Dinh.

Tomb of Tu Duc

Tomb of Tu Duc

 is located on Van Nien Hill in Duong Xuan Thuong village, 5 km south of Hue. This imperial tomb is the most impressive of the royal mausoleums in Hue as its unique architecture is in the harmony with natural scenery. The tomb was built for the Emperor Tu Duc who was the longest-reigning monarch of Nguyen Dynasty. Tomb of Tu Duc looks like as a large park with a magnificent scenery.

Tomb of Minh Mang

Tomb of Minh Mang

, also known as Hieu Lang, is one of the most famous mausoleums of emperors in Hue. The royal tomb is located on the western bank of the Perfume River, about 12 km south of Hue City. In the complex of the Royal Tomb of King Minh Mang you can find various palaces, temples, pavilions and other structures fitting well with the ponds and surrounding landscape.

Tomb of Khai Dinh

Tomb of Khai Dinh

, also known as Ung Lang, is located at the foot of the mountain Chau Chu, 9 kilometers south of Hue. The tomb was built for the 12th Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty – Khai Dinh. Tomb of Khai Dinh is an unusual imperial tomb as its architecture is a good combination of modern European and classical Vietnamese architecture.

Hue Natural Attractions

In addition to the ancient historical and cultural sights of Hue, there are also many fascinating natural attractions in Hue such as Lang Co Beach, Thuan An Beach, Canh Duong Beach, Thac Nhi Lake, romantic Perfume River, Tam Giang Lagoon, Thua Thien Village and many others. Getting out from the city to explore the nature of Hue province can make an extremely wonderful journey.

Traveling to Hue

There are many ways that can be used for traveling to Hue. Some of the most popular means of transportation for getting to the imperial city are briefly described below.

Flights to Hue

Flying is the most time-saving way for getting to Hue. The city has its own Phu Bai International Airport (HUI), which is located about 13 km from Hue City center. However, currently only 3 airlines (Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific) are operating at Hue Airport serving passengers on two domestic routes: from Hanoi (6 daily flights) and Ho Chi Minh City (18 daily flights). It takes only about 1 hour 30 minutes to fly to Hue from these cities.

From Hue Airport to City Center


: Taking a taxi is a convenient way to travel from Phu Bai Airport to the city center. You can find taxis parked outside the airport. The price varies depending on the company and type of the car, but taxi fare from Hue Airport to city center should be about 200,000 VND. It takes about 15-20 minutes to reach the city.


: Bus is the main mean of public transport for locals traveling from Phu Bai Airport to the center of Hue City. Two public bus routes connect the airport with the city: No. 2 and No. 11. The earliest bus departs at about 6:00 and the latest leaves about 22:00. Bus ticket costs only 5,000 VND per person and it takes about 30-60 minutes to reach Hue center.

Airport Transfer

: Private transfer is a good option if you are travelling in a group. Private transfer from Phu Bai Airport to anywhere in Hue City costs about 300,000 VND for 4-seat car.

Other options:

 For more Information about how go from Hue Airport to city center check How to get from Phu Bai Airport (HUI) to Hue City.

Flights to Da Nang

Alternatively, you can fly to 

Da Nang International Airport (DAD)

 and then transfer from Da Nang to Hue. Many tourists choose to travel this way because Da Nang Airport receives a larger number of flights from various destinations and it is convenient to explore two central cities that are only 100 km apart.

Flights from Bangkok

Da Nang Airport is the nearest to Hue international airport that receives 

direct flights from Bangkok

, making the trip to Hue from Thailand really easy. Low cost carrier AirAsia serves this route as well as Bangkok Airways and Vietnam Airlines.

Train to Hue

Travelling by train

 is also a popular option for getting to Hue because it’s relatively cheap and safe and to take a train. Train is also a suitable choice if you want to admire the natural scenery and beautiful landscapes along the route. Hue Railway Station is located right in the city center.

Train tickets from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Hue normally cost from 500,000 VND per person. If you want more comfort and better service, choose a more expensive seat type. Traveling by train to Hue takes about 14-15 hours if departing from Hanoi and more than 18 hours when departing from Ho Chi Minh City. The train schedule 

from Hanoi to Hue


SE1: Hanoi 19:30 – Hue 8:48

SE3: Hanoi 22:00 – Hue 10:20

SE5: Hanoi 09:00 – Hue 22:42

SE7: Hanoi 06:00 – Hue 19:00

TN1: Hanoi 13:10 – Hue 03:39

The train schedule 

from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue


SE2: Saigon 19:30 – Hue 15:23

SE4: Saigon 22:00 – Hue 16:39

SE6: Saigon 22:00 – Hue 05:31

SE8: Saigon 06:00 – Hue 01:28

TN2: Saigon 13:10 – Hue 12:06

Bus to Hue


is probably the most appropriate choice for traveling to Hue because of its convenience and affordable price. But you should also consider carefully before taking a long distance bus as the journey takes long and it’s far from being comfortable, especially for taller people. There are many buses to Hue from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and the travel time is usually by 2-3 hours shorter than taking a train.

From Da Nang to Hue


: Train is good choice for traveling from Da Nang to Hue. The distance between Da Nang Railway Station and Hue Railway Station is about 110 km. There are 6 daily trains from Da Nang to Hue, and the average travel time is about 2.5-3 hours. Train tickets can be booked online here: Train from Da Nang to Hue.


: Taking a taxi from Da Nang to Hue is very convenient for group travels, but the price is quite high as normally the transfer between two cities costs from 1,000,000 VND to 1,800,000 VND, depending on the number of seats and the route. In Da Nang, there are several taxi companies and some of the most reliable ones are Mai Linh Taxi, Vinasun, Tien Sa.


: This is the most economical way to travel as motorbike rental prices are only 80,000-150,000 VND per day. However, riding motorbike is somewhat dangerous. Traveling from Da Nang to Hue by motorbike through Hai Van Pass is the best way to enjoy this magnificent scenery.


: You can easily take a day trip from Da Nang to Hue to visit the famous landmarks and must-sees in Hue. You can join this Hue City Tour from Da Nang and visit the historical sites in Hue City in a day.

Hue to Hoi An

Hoi An is a popular town in central Vietnam. Traveling between Hue and Hoi An is also easy as there are plenty of transportation options to choose from. If you are planning to travel 

from Hue to Hoi An or vice versa

, for detailed information check: Best Way to Travel from Hue to Hoi An.

How to get around Hue City


: It’s a very popular transport in Hue City. You can take a dragon boat to sail along the Perfume River to visit the most important attractions of Hue.


: Riding a cyclo, a three-wheeled cycle taxi, is the authentic way to discover Hue which became a popular way to get around the city. You can take a leisurely stroll around this beautiful ancient city. The price of the ride is about 80,000-100,000 VND per 30 minutes


: Public bus is popular and easy way to around the city. Currently, Hue public bus system has 14 regular routes that let you roam even far away from the city.


: If you want to explore Hue on your own, then just walking around the city is another good option. You can easily take a half day walk in Hue Imperial Citadel to learn about Hue History and Vietnamese Royal Culture.


Other options:

Getting around Hue is pretty easy and it doesn’t cost that much either.

Where to stay in Hue

In terms of the areas of Hue that are convenient to stay, you basically have few choices.

The most popular area for tourists to stay in Hue is the 

city center

, on the southern bank of Perfume River between Nguyen Cong Tru and Huong Vuong streets. There are plenty of hotels, hostels and homestays available. Some of the 

best rated Hue hotels

 are listed below.

Budget Hotels

The Chill – Homestay In Hue Serene Shining Hotel Hue Four Seasons Hotel

Mid-Range Hotels

The Scarlett Boutique Hotel La Paix Hue Hue Serene Palace Hotel

Luxury Hotels

Azerai La Residence, Hue Vinpearl Hotel Hue Indochine Palace There are also many 

luxury resorts

 with offering top-level service outside the city. Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa, Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa, Ana Mandara Hue Beach Resort are the popular names that are ready to offer you dream vacation nearby Hue beach. However, room rates at these resorts are relatively higher than at the hotels in the city.

What to eat in Hue

Hue is not only impressive by its nostalgic beauty of historical sites but also by 

Hue cuisine

 that lets you enjoy countless delicious specialties. You can experience the authentic taste of Hue by joining Hue Street Food Walking Tour.

Some of the most popular 

Hue cuisine specialties


Nem Lui Hue

: Hue lemongrass skewers with grilled pork sausage or meatball served with freshly-cooked vegetables, dipped in the special sauce.

Bun Bo Hue

: Beef Noodle which is present in all cities in Vietnam. However, only in Hue can you feel the soul of this dish. A bowl of Bun Bo Hue usually has a piece of pork leg, small pork blood and a few slices of thinly sliced beef with the typical aromatic flavor of fish sauce, and spiciness of chili pepper. The price for each bowl is only about 15,000-25,000 VND.

Mussel Rice

: This dish is made from white rice served with mussels, peanuts, fried pork, and raw vegetables that are mixed together to create a distinct flavor. Mussel rice is quite cheap as one bowl costs only about 10,000-15,000 VND.

Banh Nam, Banh Beo

: These are 2 types of cake that you should not miss when coming to Hue. The price of each type of cake is only 1,000 VND per piece.

Banh Bot Loc

: This is a transparent chewy dumpling made from tapioca flour and filled with minced fatty pork or bacon and shrimp. Although Banh Bot Loc is extremely popular, you will definitely not forget the delicious taste of this dumpling after trying it in Hue.

Hue Pancake

: Hue pancake is called Banh khoai and is made from rice flour batter with turmeric and topped with shrimp, pork slices, bean sprouts and spring onions.

Souvenirs from Hue

Hue has many interesting things you can buy as 


 to bring back home to your family or friends.

Conical hats

: Hue hats is one of the symbol of the ancient capital and it is a meaningful gift.

Sesame candies

: Sesame is considered as one of the cultural symbols in Hue. Hue sesame candies are made up of bean flour, malt, and rice cakes.

Melaleuca oil

: This oil is very famous in Hue with its effective use in preventing cough and cold for children, pregnant women and adults.

Ginger jam

: Ginger jam is one of the nutritious delicacies that Hue people often use as a dessert.

Best time to travel to Hue


weather in Hue

 is divided into 2 distinct seasons: rainy season and dry season. In particular, the rainy season starts from September to February with typical rains and frequent storms. During the end of the year, the temperature can be as low as 9 degrees. If you will travel to Hue during the rainy season, you will get a chance “to taste” something called “Hue rain” that many people come to experience. That is the feeling when sitting in a coffee shop in front of Hue Citadel, sipping hot aromatic coffee and watching the rain falling down with indescribable feelings. The dry season is from March to August, with bright sunny days and temperatures reaching even as high as 40 degrees. During this season rains are quite rare so you can easily visit the historical sites of Hue and mountainous areas as well as refresh in the cool blue sea. Each season in Hue can give you different unique experiences.

Festival Season

If you are a fan of festivals, you should visit Hue during one of city’s festivals such as Royal Palace Night, Ao Dai Festival, Street Festival, Food Festival, that are taking place from the middle of April to the beginning of May. At this time of the year, you will discover the unique festive culture of Hue.

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Kim Quy Cave: Guide To Golden Tortoise Cave In Halong Bay

Halong Bay in North Vietnam is not only a natural heritage but it is also associated with historical events and legends about the formation of this landscape. If you have a chance to travel to Halong Bay, you will get a good chance to know more about the legends there. Of all the caves and islands of Halong, Kim Quy Island is an ideal selection for you to discover in Halong. Let’s find out what is attractive in this limestone cave!


I. Legend about Kim Quy Cave

Each island or cave in Halong Bay has its own story, and Kim Quy Cave is not an exception. If you have a chance to visit this majestic cave, the local people or the tour guide will tell you about the story of Kim Quy God.

Legend tells that, in the 15th century, Kim Quy God lended King Le Loi a sacred sword to defeat  the Ming invaders. After the Ming Dynasty withdrew their troops, Kim Quy God asked the king to return the sword in Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Receiving the sacred sword, Kim Quy God came back to the sea. When he came to the area of Halong Bay, realizing that there were a lot of monsters and demons there, he stayed to help the local to get rid of them.

When all the demons were completely killed, Kim Quy God was too exhausted. He found a cave in Halong Bay and there he turned into a rock. The cave is now called Kim Quy Cave, in which Kim Quy means “Golden Turtle”. Nowadays, tourists can still see a rock in the shape of a large turtle inside Kim Quy Cave.

II. Highlights of Kim Quy Cave

Kim Quy Cave is located on Dam Nam Islet of Bai Tu Long Bay, which is not far from Halong Bay. In front of Dam Nam Islet is Dam Bac Islet, and behind it is Soi Sim Island, which are some other famous destinations in Halong Bay. This cave is about 187 meters above sea level, with a length of 100 meters and a width of 10 meters.

Although Kim Quy Cave is not as famous as other caves in Halong Bay such as Sung Sot Cave, Me Cung Cave or Thien Cung Cave, this cave still makes you astonished when setting foot on the interior. From the cave ceiling, the white stalactites hang down like the chandeliers in a luxurious palace, which create a magnificent scene that you can only see in movies and films. Moving a little bit deeper inside Kim Quy Cave, you will catch the sight of small gutters murmuring all day and night.

The deeper you go into Kim Quy Cave, the more beautiful sight you will see. The most attractive things in Kim Quy Cave might be the combination of natural and artificial lights there. To adorn the striking beauty of the cave, a system of colorful lights was installed intermixing with the stalactites and stalagmites in Kim Quy Cave. These sparkling lights create a charming atmosphere inside the cave, which makes tourists feel as if they were getting lost in a garden in paradise.

In the innermost part of Kim Quy Cave is the image of wooden stakes that were used in the Bach Dang Battle hundreds of years ago. There are 30 stakes in total that can exist until today, and they are all the historical witnesses for the resilient defense war of the Tran Dynasty against the most mighty army in the world at that time. Visiting Kim Quy Cave, not only can you have a chance to contemplate the impressive beauty of this cave but you can also know more about the history of Vietnam during the feudal period.

III. What to See and Do in Kim Quy Cave? 1. Contemplating the beauty of the cave

Kim Quy Cave with its majestic beauty can amaze any visitors entering this cave. The interior of Kim Quy Cave is a world of magnificent stalactites and stalagmites like in a fairy tale. There you can feel the atmosphere of the mysterious cave, the breath of the sea as well as the whisper of nature. Don’t forget to take out your camera and shoot some gorgeous photos to post on social networking sites and share with your friends about this wonderful journey.

2. Visiting nearby attractions

Also in the area of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, there are various tourist destinations that are worth visiting, one of which is Soi Sim Island. With an area of 8.6 hectares, Soi Sim Island is an unspoilt area with primeval forest, which is the home for a lot of endemic and valuable species. Also on Soi Sim Island, there is a smooth sand beach, where you can immerse yourself in the cool water of the sea. This island is not far from Kim Quy Cave, so you can easily reach this area during your journey in Halong Bay.

IV. How to Get to Kim Quy Cave?

In fact, there has not been any fixed tours in Halong Bay which includes Kim Quy Cave in its itinerary. The nearest island from Kim Quy Cave is Soi Sim Island, a familiar destination of the tour No.02 in Halong Bay.

To get to Kim Quy Cave on Dam Nam Island, you had better hire a private cruise ship in Bai Chay or in Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf. This way will allow you to arrange your own tour as well as manage your time better. After about 1.5 hours travelling by boat, you will reach Dam Nam Island, and then Kim Quy Cave.

In case you want to explore more interesting things in Halong Bay, you can consider a night tour there. Most tourists will choose to go on a journey that lasts 2 days and 1 night to admire the beauty of Halong Bay at night.

V. Extra Tips

The most ideal time to visit Kim Quy Cave is from April to June. Besides, the time from September to November is also quite favorable for a nice trip to Halong Bay.

Watching the weather forecast before going on a trip to Halong Bay is necessary for you to make the best preparation.

You should wear comfortable clothes to move around easily in Kim Quy Cave as well as other tourist sites of Halong Bay.

Don’t forget to bring your necessary belongings such as hats, umbrellas and medication for motion sickness. A camera or smartphone is als needed to take some gorgeous photos.

You ought to follow the safety instructions of the tour guide during all the trip, especially when you are going on a boat.

Remember to join hands to protect the pristine beauty of Halong Bay. Do not throw your rubbish in an improper place or carve on the walls of the cave.

Kim Quy Cave in Halong Bay is an ideal place for tourists to enjoy the beauty of nature, the masterpiece of the Creator as well as learn about the legend and belief of the local residents. If one day you feel life is too exhausted, why don’t you take your luggage and pay a visit to Halong Bay to find your soul in nature? Don’t hesitate to share with us your feelings and wonderful moments there with your friends and family!

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White Cliffs – A Place To Sleep With A View Of Trillions

During the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic 1 year ago, my son, who was working abroad, sent me pictures that Nguyen Trung Duc, a tour guide in Ha Giang, took of him camping on a campsite. white cliffs, looking ecstatic.

I made an appointment: “The translation is over, I’ll go back, we have to camp here and sleep here!”. In mid-July 2023, my father and I fulfilled that promise.

In fact, the best time to camp overnight at the White Cliffs is around September, October, because then you can see the golden rice terraces in the rocky plateau and the weather is also more favorable.

In this July season, it rains a lot, the terraced fields have passed the pouring season, and the rice season has not yet come (the two best times to travel to the Northern mountains).

Mountains interspersed with mountains, clouds mixed with clouds, the way out – in and out of White cliffs are countless beautiful shimmering scenes

With human strength, more than 1,000 young volunteers and more than 1,200 citizens made this road after nearly 6 years of construction, the most arduous was creating the Ma Pi Leng pass. The road was completed on March 20, 1965, coincident with the International Day of Happiness, so it is called the Road of Happiness.

Ma Pi Leng is located at an altitude of 1,500m above sea level, White Cliff is the back of a mountain at the top of this pass, where a large white limestone patch is exposed.

According to the H’mong people in Meo Vac, White Cliff is the place where the Meo King and his entourage used to stop and rest in the past. The path with stone steps leading up here has existed for a long time.

There are many ways to go to White Cliff, we chose to go by the road starting from the Monument of Youth Volunteers on Ma Pi Leng Pass (Seo Sa Lung village, Pai Lung commune, Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province). .

This is the place where the Cat King used to stop with his entourage (circled). It is now a favorite camping spot for backpackers

The last leg is nearly 1km of bumpy stone steps, smooth and slippery stones after the rain were arranged by indigenous people from time immemorial…

The rocky road can only fit one person, one side is a steep cliff, one side is a deep abyss. Fortunately, in 2023, Meo Vac district invested in making handrails for this trail, both for the safety of tourists and for locals to go upland, herd mountain goats…

Although it is less than 1km of walking, it is enough for me – although I am not young, but I run 7-10km every morning – I have to catch my breath. That “sloping uphill, steep slope” is another unforgettable topographical feature of this region.

The place to set up a tent to sleep at the White Cliffs, a sight that backpacker Nguyen Dong Hoa, deputy general director of SaiGontourist, said “a view of a trillion”!

Next to the White Cliff there is a hollow cliff, creating a space that can accommodate about 5 or 6 single tents. From an altitude of about 1,200m above sea level, looking down is Nho Que river, far away undulating blue mountains and an enchanting winding road of Ma Pi Leng pass. The beautiful, majestic natural scenery makes us ecstatic.

This rock hole has an empty field with the largest width of about 3m and a width of about 10m. Here, there is a set of stones to form a “table” so that it can be used as a field table. Below is the Nho Que river, and the lights of the tourist pier watching Tu San alley

Reaching the rocky hollow to set up a tent to sleep at night, all fatigue seems to disappear. At 6 p.m., the summer sky is still bright even though a rain has just stopped. It took us 30 minutes to set up the tent, still enough time to take a few pictures before it got dark.

At 7pm, the lights of the cars traveling on Ma Pi Leng pass drew an arc of “fire” amidst the quiet scenery of the mountains when the sun went out.

After a simple dinner, I sat next to my son talking and suddenly thought that fathers and children should arrange to do overnight tent camps like this, because in the wonderful setting of nature, In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city, of the quietness in a place crisscrossing the sky, father and son will easily share many things in life like between two best friends, much easier in the hustle and bustle of a bustling urban place.

Near 9am, it was dark, we went into the tent to sleep to wake up early tomorrow morning to welcome the dawn. There was no silence in the middle of the night. The sound of insects, the sound of wild animals, the sound of cars passing through Ma Pi Leng pass. But then we all fell into a good night’s sleep like never before in our lives.

Panoramic pictures change a scene every 5 minutes, making the dusty sleep more attractive

At 4:30 am, my father and I got up together, set up a tripod to prepare to record the images of the morning. In the open eye, every few minutes there is a new panorama.

Immersed in that splendid scene, I suddenly remembered a game when I was a child, with a camera with 12 beautiful scenes of film on a round paper plate.

Each time the lever is pulled down, a new fairy scene appears. Father and son, two cameras, fixed on a tripod, the 64Gb card soon reported full.

No photo is exactly the same, because when the clouds come in, the mountains fade away, the scene is like in the movie Journey to the West , when Ton Ngo Khong used a scale to jump in the sky.

At 7 a.m. we set up our tents to go back out, because the clouds began to thicken. The white cliffs gradually sink into the morning mist.

The way back in the morning is also very impressive, with colorful women rushing to go to the market early, the slopes where the sky is like a bow of clouds swooping down to harmonize with the land and the mountains.

On the hillside, scattered small houses share the same gong, sometimes dim and light. More than 3km walking back as light as not thanks to that beautiful scenery…

Early in the morning, on the way back to the Monument of Youth Volunteers, we will meet Hmong women and sisters who go to the market and go to the fields early.

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