Currency in Vietnam
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by Huyen Nguyen
3w ago
In preparation for your first visit to Vietnam, let’s learn about the local currency and payment system so that you can enjoy your holiday in Vietnam even more. Here’s a quick guide about currency for Vietnam travelers. Vietnamese currency The local currency is the dong (abbreviated “d” or VND). Bank notes are 500 / 1,000 / 2,000 / 5,000 / 10,000 / 20,000 / 50,000 / 100,000 / and 500,000 VND.  The exchange rate (December 2022) is approximately 23,500 VND to 1 USD. If you’re confused by all the zeros, mentally remove the three zeros to get a simpler number. To quickly convert from VN ..read more
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TOP 9 MUST-TRY TRADITIONAL DISHES IN HUE
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by Quynh Anh
3y ago
Hue was the capital of Vietnam for nearly 150 years during feudal times (1802 – 1945).  The long history of royal lifestyle and custom made Hue cuisine inevitably the most refined of all among Vietnamese culinary traditions. The Hue traditional food reflects well the elegance and courtesy of Hue people. First-time travelers to Hue? Check out here our list of top Hue traditional dishes that everyone should try at least once when they visit Hue. List of 9 must-try  Hue traditional dishes  1. Bun Bo Hue (Hue-style Beef noodle soup) Bun Bo Hue is a popular Vietnamese soup containing ..read more
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HERITAGE LINE | JANUARY NEWS – “Anouvong Meets the Mekong River”
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by Quynh Anh
3y ago
Anouvong is Heritage Line’s premier luxury vessel sailing the mighty Mekong River in Laos. This rarely-traveled stretch of the Mekong features outstanding riverscapes, charming remote local villages, and a deep spirituality permeating through all facets of Laotian life. While meandering along one of the world’s most spectacular waterways, this majestic vessel boasts traditional Laotian artistry paired with French-colonial elegance among its 10 onboard staterooms and suites. The maiden voyage is on 29 September 2020, and for a limited time bookings can be made with a special promotional rate of ..read more
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Thailand Destination | Phrae – The City of Teak Mansion
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by Quynh Anh
3y ago
Phrae which is another tourism town, is a charming province and the gate to the north of Thailand, worthy of visiting and contains a lot of stories. Phrae was once an independent city-state. It’s also known as many names, for example, Phol Nakhon, Wiang Kosai, etc. There isn’t certain history that can exactly tell how the province was established but was recognized as the city of golden teak wood in Thailand. However, there are many pieces of evidence from other towns that mention Phrae in the past. For example, the legend of Wat Luang says, Phayapol, the grandson of Nan Chao king, evacuated s ..read more
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Baan Kiriwong – An Ecotourism Destination
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by Tam Nguyen
3y ago
Kiriwong village is located at Kamlon subdistrict, Laan Saka district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province. The village is also best known as an ecotourism destination, and it was even awarded for such efforts in the 1998 Thailand Tourism Awards.The village is nestled at the eastern foot of the 1,835-metre-high Khao Luang, the tallest mountain in Southern Thailand and the source of the Tha Di River, which flows straight through town in a flurry of rocks, rapids and pools. The continual flow of mountain water joins moisture that floats off the nearby Gulf of Thailand. Khao Luang blocks the airflow, bl ..read more
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HERITAGE LINE | NEWS – Introducing the “New Violet”
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by Quynh Anh
3y ago
After undergoing a comprehensive 3-month renovation, Heritage Line is proud to unveil the new Violet, now outfitted with the latest bells and whistles. Halong Bay’s beloved Art-Deco-Indochinese themed vessel has received a complete overhaul to her accommodations as well as a comprehensive redesign and renewal of her public areas. With just six spacious and well-appointed suites onboard, journeys aboard Violet underscore both luxury and privacy aboard. Each of the vessel’s two meticulously designed Junior Suites and four Imperial Suites have had their interiors wholly remodeled, keeping their c ..read more
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The Oriental Jade Hotel – The latest luxury boutique hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter 2019
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by Quynh Anh
3y ago
Launched April 2019, The Oriental Jade Hotel has become one of the first-class boutique hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam with 5-star customer service. The travel expert team of ALO Travel Asia had chance to inspect The Oriental Jade Hotel, the latest luxury boutique hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter back in May 2019, one month right after the hotel’s grand-opening. When we arrived, what firstly amazed us was the prime location of this hotel, only 170m walk to Hoan Kiem lake, the heart of Hanoi city and 150m walk to St. Joseph Cathedral. Another “further” famous landmark could be Thang Long Water P ..read more
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Ngon Gallery Restaurant Lobster Buffet In Nha Trang -Introduced By Michelin-Star Chef
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by Yen Tran
3y ago
“You get what you pay for – And even exceed” As being the first Lobster Buffet serving in Nha Trang, we are proudly presenting not only Lobster but also Fresh Seafood and multiple countries corners at one place. Food’s coverage expands from Vietnamese to Thai, Korean, Japanese Chinese selected carefully from the freshest ingredients and seafood in Nha Trang Bay, introduced by our Celebrity Chef Michelin starred Mr John-Burton Race. Let’s have a quick look at the latest dining venue. At Ngon Gallery, we are proud to serve some of the best dishes and authentic Vietnamese specialties. Using the f ..read more
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President Cruises Halong Bay -The First Innovative Michelin Star Dining
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by Yen Tran
3y ago
Step aboard this sumptuous floating hotel 46-cabin as it glides through the world’s most magnificent seascape, with Michelin star dining, live band entertainment, your own private butler, and the most generous cabins found anywhere in Halong Bay. Enjoy two capacious sundecks with wrap-around views, an outdoor Jacuzzi from which to gaze at evening sunsets, and an onboard spa from renowned Vietnamese wellness group Kaia. The five-deck steel craft measures 86 meters long, 13.9 meters wide and 13 meters high, making it the largest overnight ship to grace Halong Bay’s waters. But it’s the ship’s su ..read more
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New highlights in Nha Trang 2019
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by Yen Tran
3y ago
Nha Trang is our company’s inspecting destination combined with summer holiday trip this year – a Coastal City of Khanh Hoa Province on the Southern Central Coast of Vietnam. We stayed in Nha Trang for 2 nights at Xala Boutique Hotel – it was known as the first boutique hotel in style and last night at Starfish Home-stay in Cam Ranh area. We choose Nha Trang because we would like to experience some new sight seeing in order to update our products 2019-2020 and definitely we are beach lovers too. We are surprised at the lunch that was being well prepared by the Xala restaurant staffs. It offers ..read more
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