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Native animals you should see when visiting Vietnam
With coastlines, swampy river deltas, various types of tropical rainforests, caves and lush mountain ranges, Vietnam is fortunate when it comes to biodiversity. There are 30 national parks, as well as four UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. The government has also prioritized conservation measures, so they are taking steps in the right direction to protect these animals. Don’t miss the chance to see these exotic animals when you are in Vietnam.
The best vacation hideouts in Asia
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and the next is Lunar New Year. Sooner or later, the festive season is coming to an end, the dreaded January blues are fast approaching. As everyone knows, one of the best ways to distract yourself or get motivated for the new year ahead is to plan a vacation. Here are some ideal places that can be your vacation hideouts in Asia.
Experience the most amazing resorts and hotels in Vietnam
Just a few decades ago, Vietnam was a third world war-torn country. Today, it is one of the world’s hottest travel destinations. Whether you want to relax in spa luxury or hike through the mountains to minority villages and rice paddies, you will find unique and amazing hotels in Vietnam where you can indulge yourself.
7 simple ways to reduce plastic waste while traveling
Plastic's devastating effect on the environment is making ever bigger headlines, yet our pledge of plastic-free living is often forgotten on holiday when the convenience can be particularly tempting. There are many ways to reduce plastic pollution as a traveler. Here's how.
All you need to know about Dol Hareubang in Jeju Island
Jeju Island’s iconic stone sculptures, the Dol Hareubang, can be seen on tourist trinkets and goods all over South Korea. But what are they, and why were they built? Here’s a quick guide to the island’s most mysterious guardians.
All you need to know about the Apsara dance in Siem Reap
The Apsara dance is a centuries-old traditional Khmer dance and an important part of Cambodian culture for more than thousand years and has seen a great revival over the last few years. Many people would argue that a trip to Siem Reap and Cambodia is not complete without attending a traditional Cambodian dance performance.
Traditions to celebrate New Year's Eve in Japan
In Japan, the New Year’s celebrations are some of the most important of the year. It’s not about fireworks and champagne, but spending time with one’s family and inviting good luck for the following year. Here’s how to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Japan.
Famous pagodas in Saigon to visit during Tet
Together with the festive atmosphere Tet brings to Vietnam every year, the event also the best time of the year for Vietnamese to spend time on their spiritual life and pay respect to religious institutions. Visiting pagodas on the first days of the year has long been a deep-rooted tradition. Here are some famous pagodas in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) you should visit during Tet.
10 affordable Michelin starred restaurants in Thailand you must try
If a dish has a Michelin star next to its name, you can pretty much always trust it’s worth trying – at least once. For the thrifty traveller, a Michelin-star restaurant may seem like a frivolous splurge. However, there is no need to spend that much in a country known for cheap eats, so Thailand opens up a world of affordable possibilities.
7 traditional dishes for Tet that are not Banh Chung
Tet, Lunar New Year in Vietnam, is a special occasion. Everywhere you look, there are banners, lanterns and flowers of the brightest reds, pinks and yellows you’ve ever seen. But this celebration isn’t just for the eyes, it’s also for the stomach. Banh Chung is definitely the most famous traditional food on Tet holiday, but there are even more to explore. Here are 7 traditional dishes for Vietnam’s lunar new year festival that are not Banh Chung.
Experience cuisine of Coconut Land, Ben Tre
Coming to Ben Tre, you will be amazed by the simplicity, yet beauty of the region. For miles the coconut trees cover the land, the gardens with fruits ripe on the trees, the people are friendly, simple, and adorable. And last but not least, the food is just incredibly amazing.
Best seafood restaurants in Istanbul, Turkey
Nestled between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea and split by the iconic Bosphorus, Istanbul is an epicentre for amazing seafood restaurants. A trip to Istanbul isn’t complete without sampling what its nearby seas have to offer but with each catch-of-the-day menu mirroring the next, finding a unique fish restaurant in the city can be an overwhelming task. Here are the best seafood restaurants in Istanbul for you to choose.
7 best festivals in Asia for your 2020 bucket list
A festival is a simple concept of bringing people together to have a good time. There are tens of thousands of them around the world, but if you had to have to create an Asia festival bucket list for 2020, what would it look like? This guide is for you. From unmissable music festivals to ice sculptures, mud baths and magical lanterns, these are the events in Asia you simply have to make time for.
How to celebrate Seollal, Korean Lunar New Year
On the Lunar New Year, or Seollal, Koreans celebrate one of the country’s most important holidays. The Lunar New Year celebration in South Korea focuses on respect for one’s elders and ancestors, as well as time with family and loved ones.
Best places to celebrate Christmas in Asia
If traveling in December, celebrating Christmas in Asia is an option. Many countries have adopted December 25 as an official public holiday but not all. Regardless, Christmas lights, decorated trees, and even Santa can be spotted in countries where Christmas isn't officially observed as a winter event.
The brightest destinations in Singapore this Christmas
Singapore's Christmas simply isn't complete without light-ups and displays along selected thoroughfares. From November to the first week of the New Year, Singapore will be lit up with stunning electric light displays that illuminate the whole country.