Int’l YouTubers to be invited to promote tourism in home of Son Doong Cave

Twelve well-known international YouTube video bloggers will be invited on a fam trip to promote tourism for the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Binh, home to the renowned Son Doong Cave. Quang Binh tourism department is cooperating with representatives from Google and YouTube to come up with the final list of the 12 video bloggers,…

Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Vietnam’s Central Highlands region has slowly opened up to tourists over the past decade after years of government enforced travel restrictions and today foreigners can explore the main centres of this region with relative ease. Occasionally regulations will require you to use a guide when visiting the hinterland but for most places you will be…

Top 5 attractions not to be missed when traveling to Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh, the land has been conferred on many majestic attractions, poetic and lyrical scenery by Nature. The place has many scenic spots, sacred Buddhist lands where contains historical vestiges. If you have a chance to visit Ninh Binh, don’t forget to visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, enjoy the magnificent scenery of Trang…

A Travel Mate – The way to reach Vietnamese Excellent Brand 2019

Honored with an Excellent Brand of 2019, Mr. Luong Thanh Tinh, Director of A Travel Mate said, to build a brand for businesses, the first motto in business is a human factor and the satisfaction of visitors is a measure for the brand of the business. A Travel Mate – The way to reach Vietnamese…

A Travel Mate received the Vietnamese Excellent Brand 2019

A Travel Mate is honored to receive the award “Top Vietnamese Excellent Brands 2019” In the morning of April 6, 2019, at The Festival of Golden Dragon Awards 2019 and Vietnamese Excellent Brands 2019, A Travel Mate was proud to be honored in Top Vietnamese Excellent Brands 2019. A Travel Mate received the Vietnamese Excellent…

Luxury Travel in Vietnam

Summer 2019 is just around the corner. If you haven’t booked your holiday yet for this summer or autumn (high season in Vietnam is from October till end of April), here are a few ideas for “affordable” luxury …  I am not entitled to discuss anyone’s budget, but the mentioned resorts, apartments or cruise are…

The ancient capital of hanoi is filled with history and wonder.

Hanoi has been Vietnam’s capital city for 1,000 years, save a century when Hue took the helm. Before that, the Chinese ruled Vietnam for a millennia. Nestled in a great bend of the Red River, Hanoi has a compelling charm not bestowed on its raucous southern sister, Saigon. HISTORY The region around present-day Hanoi was…

Attractive beauty of Hang Mua – Ninh Binh

Hang Mua means “Dance” Cave, which is located at the foot of Mua Mountain, with white stone steps that follow each other to the top as the miniature Great Wall. Two sides of the ladder were carved dragon or phoenix shape in the Tran Dynasty architecture that is very sharp and beautiful. The king usually…

Fascinating the poetic landscape of Tam Coc – Bich Dong

Tam Coc – Bich Dong is a harmonious architectural complex made up of majestic mountains, wonderful caves, charming rivers, famous for Tam Coc cave and Bich Dong pagoda. Tam Coc means 3 caves: Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave

Hue – Romantic and lyrical beauty

There is a gentle and poetic city situated on the bank of the peaceful Huong River  The gentle girl wears the palm-leaf conical hat, with long and soft hair swaying in the wind, her sweet voice singing on the Huong river. The city of massive tombs attached to the historical stories, which is famous for court…

North Korean delegation tours Ha Long Bay

A group of North Korean delegates in Hanoi for the Trump-Kim summit visited Ha Long Bay Wednesday morning. Twenty delegates, including Deputy Foreign Affairs Ministers Ri Su Yong, Kim Pyong Hee and O Su Yong, Minister of People’s Armed Forces No Kwang Chol and Provincial Party Secretary of Gangwon Park Yong Nam, boarded a ship…

Sa Pa – The stunning beauty of the spring!

When the sweet sunshine penetrates the dense fog, fresh dewdrops adorn the young buds that are sprouting, warm air crept the village, it is the time when the spring fairy awake in Sa Pa and people want to see a gentle and charming beauty in the majestic nature of Tay Bac. Pushing the footsteps of…

Top Best place to see in Vietnam Central Highlands

Vietnam’s Central Highlands region has slowly opened up to tourists over the past decade after years of government enforced travel restrictions and today foreigners can explore the main centres of this region with relative ease.

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Hue : Vietnam’s nr. 1 cultural destination

The Imperial Citadel Construction of the Imperial Citadel, designed for exclusive use by the emperor, his family, and his retinue, started in 1804.. The citadel is protected by a series of four enormous outer walls that are 7-10 metres thick. Access to the walled citadel is via four arched gates, the best known of which…

TET, The lunar New Year introduction

Personally, I am a bit excited for the upcoming year, last year was not bad, but I am looking to make it even better … The Vietnamese New Year – Tet Nguyen Dan – follows the same lunar calendar that governs Chinese New Year celebrations worldwide. So on the same day the world celebrates Chinese New Year, the people of…

07 awesome experiences when traveling to Hoi An

1. Ride the river: After walking around the small streets in the Old Quarter, you will find yourself stepping out of the river. You will find blazing restaurants, lanterns hanging alongside ancient houses along the river and small boats. Having dinner or drinking a glass of water, and watching the riverside, amidst the bustle of…

Mui Ne Overviews

Mui Ne is a town and cape located 180 kilometers east of Ho Chi Minh City (220 kilometers on the current highway). In 1999, the town of Mui Ne, plus the village of Hon Rom and Suoi Nuoc Beach north of Mui Ne were combined into one ward and, along with a number of other…

Explore The Beauty Of Vietnam With Atravelmate

What is more beautiful than coming to the new land, exploring all the beauty with indescribable emotions and marking unforgetable memories. Only “take the backpack and go” can give us memories like that in life. Explore the North with enchanting beauty North Vietnam is characterized by its mountainous terrain, with both mountains and sea, plus…

To Hue Admire Thien Mu Pagoda

In the midst of the green A purple flower To the birds of the cross That song of heaven (Little spring – Thanh Hai) Hue poetry was so natural and beautiful, Thanh Hai poet was not excluded by feelings when writing about Hue full of pride. We came to Hue on a nice day, with…

Phu Yen , Thuy Hoa

Phu Yen – A Short History Originally founded by the Champa people, Phu Yen developed into a prosperous coastal province. This special status made the region a coveted prize for Vietnamese forces who slowly took over the area in the early 1600s. In the 18th century, Phu Yen had become a strategically important trade center which…

Christmas in Vietnam

My first steps in Vietnam soil were on the early afternoon of 24 Dec 1997 in Saigon. It was an unforgettable experience, having no idea what to expect for Christmas in a Bouddhist country. Churches were packed, streets were taken over by millions of motorbikes, no way to get through by car. Make sure to…

All UNESCO World Heritage Sites for Indochina Tour

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was set up in November 1945 and has a declared purpose of contributing to peace and security through the promotion of international collaboration in educational, scientific, and cultural reforms. There are currently 195 member states of UNESCO

Documentaries, books and films you might like to read before travel to Vietnam

This newsletter will not go about the amazing scenery, it’s rich culture or breath taking beaches. I like to share a bit of info about documentaries, books and films you might like to read before or after coming here, to get some more depth about the sad history of this amazing people. To lead a…

Northwest Vietnam introduction

As tourism has surged the last few years, and technology has allowed travelers to document their experiences, some are starting to wonder if agents can keep up with their clients’ expectations for trips that are free of crowds and full of Facebook-ready images that make them look like travel pioneers. Destinations around the world are…

Why Vietnam was the perfect location for Kong: Skull Island

Vietnam is “gorgeous and otherworldly” “The look of Vietnam is gorgeous and otherworldly at the same time,” he said. “There’s such a raw, powerful and unspoiled beauty that general audiences hadn’t experienced on screen before. There’s a ruggedness and a beauty to a place like Vietnam.” Even though it has been chosen as a Hollywood…

Great family holiday in the summer of 2017

If you are still looking for a great family holiday in the summer of 2017, here are some things Vietnam has to offer.  Besides the beaches and local culture, Vietnam has quite a few atractions for young and old. 1) Cultural Highlights : Hanoi : A cyclo tour of Hanoi is an excellent introduction to…

Saigon Travel Guide

After our first newsletter about Emperial Hue, I would like to head South to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon and the biggest city in modern Vietnam. It was the capital of the French protectorate of Cochinchina (1862–1954) and of South Vietnam (1954–75). The city lies along the Saigon River to the north of the Mekong River delta, about…

Oriental Sails fleet – Certificate of Excellence in The Guide Awards 2016

With much attempt in building a professional team and perfect luxury Halong Cruise service in recent time, Oriental Sails fleet has just received the Certificate of Excellence in The Guide Awards 2016 based on the surveys conducted by Vietnam Economic Times’ The Guide magazine. For years, Oriental Sails Company has won many prestigious awards, this time; Oriental…

Thing do to in Hue City

Located in the center of the long, narrow country, between the Perfume River and the South China Sea, it served as the country’s capital until 1945, and is still known as the Imperial City. Hue was also the site of some of the most destructive and mind-changing battles of the Vietnam War (known locally as…