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The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

Located in north-central Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park consists of over 1,200 square kilometres of primary and secondary forest set amid a particularly rugged and spectacular stretch of the Annamite Mountains. Happily, the area is now protected by both the Vietnamese government and UNESCO who granted it World Heritage status in 2003 as  “one of the…

A new tweak on our two Vietnam tours – Hanoi to Saigon and the rather aptly named World Heritage Sites of Vietnam – will see the exciting addition of the awe-inspiring Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The park, lying amid the Annamite Mountains in north-central Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province, received UNESCO status in 2003 due to both its spectacular geographical…

One of our favourite Vietnam destinations, the so-called ‘Halong Bay in the paddy-fields’ – Trang An in Ninh Binh Province – lies just a couple of hour’s drive south of the capital Hanoi. It features similar landscapes to World Heritage Halong Bay, albeit on a smaller scale, with dramatic limestone outcrops scattered across a wide area. The difference here of…

This year’s Lausanne Alpine Club’s, (Club Alpin Suisse, Lausanne), Southeast Asia tour took the form of a Vietnam odyssey from Hanoi to Saigon including side trips to UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay plus the spectacular Sapa hill station in the far north. Some great images here of the colourful Bac Ha Sunday Market and its equally colourful Flower Hmong clientele…

Plenty of great markets to wander around in Vietnam and indeed the wet market across the river from Can Tho is also a favourite but we do particularly like this market because it is one of the increasingly rare, genuine ‘floating’ ones. The famous Damnoen Saduak market near Bangkok – featured on innumerable postcards and TAT ads, (Tourism Authority of…

A ‘truly spectacular combination of rocks and water’, the awesome Halong Bay is one of S. E. Asia’s most dramatic and iconic landscapes.  An inlet of the South China Sea situated just off the coast of far North-Eastern Vietnam -nearly 2,000 islands and rocky outcrops fill the bay’s waters with a range of dramatic karst scenery; – sheer limestone cliffs, stalactites, caves, jungle-topped…