Winter sun II

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In my last post, I wrote about the winter sun in Hanoi. That sun has promptly been replaced with grey sky and drizzle. Hanoi does this to you; just when you’re feeling comfortable and at ease with the place, it does something to remind you who’s boss. Just to prove to myself that it wasn’t all a dream, I’m posting some more pictures taken in the December and January sunshine.

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Five lesser-known destinations to visit in Vietnam

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You’ve heard all about Hanoi, Saigon, Halong Bay and imperial Hue – but what of the Vietnam’s lesser-known destinations? The following are our pick of the best of Vietnam’s…

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Happy New Year 2015 Vietnam

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Happy New Year Vietnam 2015. Tet Tay NYE Vietnam in Saigon.

Footage from HCMC, Can Tho, Soc Trang, Long Xuyen, Ca Mau.

Mien Tay 2015.

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Carry on up the Mekong!

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Part I: Vietnam and Cambodia Well it seems that the BBC love Indochina almost as much as we do – no sooner have we finished delving into the Cambodian…

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Introducing our interactive Explore Vietnam guide!

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We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to introduce the delights of Vietnam and its neighbours to the intrepid travellers out there, and we’re excited to show off…

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Saigon Panorama – The Outtakes Part 2 – Cholon

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In preparing the photos for my book Saigon Panorama, one spot that absolutely had to be in there is Cholon – Saigon’s Chinatown. Actually Cholon really deserves to have an entire photobook of its own, as it’s an absolute treasure trove of interesting scenes and sites.

So I figured it’d be a great choice to share for the second installment of my Saigon Panorama outtakes series.

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Probably the biggest drawcard in Cholon is its temples that have been built by and for the large ethnic Chinese population that populates the area.

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The intricate decoration in the pagoda above reminded me a lot of an ancestral hall in Guangzhou called Chen Jia Ci (Chen family ancestral hall). Wandering around Cholon, it’s easy to forget you’re in Vietnam and not in China!

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The family that prays together stays together?

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I love the coiled incense that burns overhead in many of the…

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Top 5 things about being Vietnamese

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A photographic trip through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

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Michael Cross travelled with InsideVietnam Tours earlier this year on his own Indochina Encompassed trip through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Combining some of the cultural sights with a bit of hiking and adventure on two wheels, Michael has kept a fantastically detailed travel blog from his trip which he has kindly shared. Here are a few images that give a good taster of his trip. Enjoy!

 Thanks  for sharing your blog Michael. Looks like you enjoyed yourselves?!

Take a look at the detailed blog here, alongside more fantastic photos too. 

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