Top Best Cafes for the Young in Saigon

As the modern and energetic city, Saigon or Ho Chi Minh is always the attractive destination in Vietnam. It is not only known as the economic center of the whole country but also famous for best café culture. Here are top best cafes that you should try when traveling in this lively city.

1. Thinker and Dreamer

Address: 4th Floor, 42 Nguyen Hue

The owner is a young guy, Thien Minh, who is also the famous photographer in Saigon. As true as its name, the café will give you the most relaxing moments for meditation, or daydream, etc. 

The café has a small area, but its decoration is very great and elegant thanks to the artistic minds of the owner. 

2. Shin café 

Address: 18 Ho Huan Nghiep and 13 Nguyen Thiep

Only running in recent years, Shin café is rapidly known as the best café in Saigon and preferred by many young people at its two branches. It is called the best coffee shop in the town or best coffee ever, which is named by both domestic and foreign visitors.  

Coming to the café, you will be served with fragrant and good quality coffee by professional and friendly staff, so the price is a bit expensive. 

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3. Padma De Fleur

Address: 55/6 Le Thi Hong Gam

Serving with food, drinks and even selling flowers, Padma De Fleur gives you the feeling as you are losing in the fairy garden. 

Besides, Padma De Fleur not only serves with delicious food with affordable price but also offers the flower arranging courses and makeup classes. 

4. Nam Muoi Muoi Nam

Address: 29 Ngo Thoi Nham

The name of café is similar to the traditional Vietnamese game in the childhood of children. And as real as its name, the café give you the old space with wooden chairs and tables, etc and is the best place to enjoy rich Vietnamese dishes. 

5.  The 1985 café

Address: 151 Dong Khoi

The café serves with Japanese style including tea, cake, dishes, etc. Besides, the café is decorated with the lush green of trees around creating the spacious space for the most comfortable relaxation.

Located on the 2nd floor of the apartment outside the noisy atmosphere of daily life, you will have great space to relax while enjoying tea and cake in Japanese style.  

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The Greatest Tourist Attractions Of Thailand

Thailand is a country which is very well-known for tourism and beautiful places. Coming to Thailand, visitors not only have the chance to visit sacred temples, but they also can relax and entertain infamous amusement centers. Here are the most reputable places in Thailand that tourists should not afford to miss if they want to have a wonderful time in this land.

1. Bangkok

The Greatest Tourist Attractions Of Thailand

Traveling to Bangkok, visitors can visit many unique royal buildings, famous streets of entertainment and cuisine. Especially, they can enjoy shopping at commercial centers such as Central World, Siam Paragon and so on. Moreover, it has a large river called Chao Phraya Thai. It is the most famous river located in the heart of Bangkok. Both sides of the river are high-rise buildings and temples. Chiang Mai is known as the Rose of Northern Thailand. It is the landmark which is very familiar to tourists. It owns natural landscapes, unique temples, artworks and entertainment centers.

2. Chiang Mai

The Greatest Tourist Attractions Of Thailand

In 1296, Chiang Mai was the capital of the Kingdom of Lana. It is the Buddhist center of the northern region of Thailand. Therefore, this city has many sacred temples and unique features which are different from other temples in other parts of the country. Besides temples, Chiang Mai is also known for the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Doi Inthanon, Huai Nam Dang ... with many beautiful flowers and hot spring waterfalls.

3. Pattaya City

The Greatest Tourist Attractions Of Thailand

Pattaya is viewed as the Hawaii of the East. This place used to be a small fishing seaside village. Now, it is a city in the province of Chon Buri located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. It has a charming golden sand beach stretching 4 km, warm seawater and pleasant cool wind. Coming here, visitors will enjoy a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Especially, the city life becomes very bustle at night. There are bars, discos, casinos, dining venues and busy playing places attracting a huge number of tourists coming to relax and entertain. Therefore, Pattaya is also known as the "Night City ". In particular, while tourists come to the South Pattaya area, visitors can enjoy all kinds of entertainment.

4. Phuket Island

The Greatest Tourist Attractions Of Thailand

Phuket Island is like a pearl of the Indian Ocean. This is Thailand's largest island. It is considered as the image to represent most of the island's resorts in Southeast Asia. Phuket's attractiveness to tourists is beautiful beaches and private luxurious resorts which have a variety of recreational activities at night. Coming to Phuket, you can enjoy a stunning period of time. Moreover, Phuket is also famous for Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon, Phromthep and Wat Chalong pagoda. They are ideal places for the world’s travelers coming to Thailand.

5. Koh Samui

The Greatest Tourist Attractions Of Thailand

Koh Samui is called the land of coconut. Koh Samui is the third largest island in the Gulf of Thailand. This island has white sand beaches, crystal blue water and colorful coral reefs. These landscapes will amaze every visitor. Koh Samui's most unique feature is the Coconut Village. Here, there is a school specializing in teaching monkeys how to pick coconuts. After watching monkeys picking coconuts, guests can enjoy fresh coconut water the monkeys take down.

6. Ayutthaya

The Greatest Tourist Attractions Of Thailand

This ancient capital is a famous tourist attraction in Thailand. Ayutthaya is place maintaining artifacts of the ancient capital over 400 years ago, from mid 14th century to the second half of the 18th century. The city has more than 300 temples, with sparkling gold towers and the beautiful sculptured statues. Coming to Ayutthaya, you should not ignore Wat Mahathat temple, where Buddha's face was covered in the tree root creating a vivid and strange picture.

7. Chiang Rai

The Greatest Tourist Attractions Of Thailand

Chiang Rai is a mysterious legend of the Golden Triangle. Chiang Rai is located in northern Thailand. It is the intersection of three national borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma. In the 1970s, this was the place for growing and producing the world's largest opium. Perhaps, this is the reason that the name of the Golden Triangle has become more attractive, stimulating the curiosity of millions of visitors traveling to Thailand. Currently, coming to the Golden Triangle, tourists only see the fields of crops or fruit trees. You can also visit the opium museum built in 2003. This place shows many artifacts related to the fight against drugs of the police. Additionally, visitors also have the opportunity to meet some ethnic minorities in Chiang Rai.

Coming to Thailand, it is obvious that tourists will be totally relaxed and excited about stunning landscapes, great traditions and wonderful services. If you are wondering where to go in order to have the best relaxing time ever, come to Thailand and enjoy the best travel in your life.

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Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra - The Peace in the Heart of Son Tra Peninsula

Just over 10 kilometers from Danang, located in the heart of Son Tra Peninsula, but Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra seems to be an unfamiliar name to many tourists and locals.

Basically, Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra is not a resort but an area to grow, take care and protect forests. That’s why this region is not so popular on tourist map, almost known by few locals and passionate backpackers who love exploring "strange" and new site.

Initially, this place was called Truong Mai ecotourism area, later renamed Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra - a name evoking the romance, where there are mountains, water and lush green vegetation all year round.

To get to Nhat Lam Thuy Trang, you have to pass through a winding road, along the way to Fairy Chessboard and turn left at the T-Junction to the highest peak of Son Tra Peninsula. The path leading to this location is sometimes steep uphill, sometimes nearly vertical downhill, challenging visitors but in return, you can enjoy the tree-lined roadsideand the entire vastness of the sea and the city Danang from afar.

Situated in a quite deep area within the mountain, Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra therefore is uncrowded, henceits natural landscape still retain original and wild features. It almost known by a little number of locals and passionate adventurous backpackers.

To Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra, you will experience many interesting things like discovering Nai streams and famous bewildered banyan tree which is nearly 1,000 years old. Due to the banyan tree looks like a deer, so it’s called the “Deer banyan tree” or “bewildered deer banyan tree”. This banyan tree has been dubbed the “magic eye” of Indochina and proud to become the first Heritage Tree in Danang few years ago.

The tree is 20 meter tall, with 9 branching roots plug approximately 12m underground in different shapes. The body of the tree was sawn in two part, forming two pairs of front and back legs of the deer. The widespread and high rise shade looks like spindly elk horns. Strange shapes of the tree made many curious tourists visiting this place.

Nearbythe banyan tree is Nai (deer) stream,where you can see the rocks in the dry season, and sit back, listen to all jungle sounds. Also, next to the stream are a few watchtowers that tourists can stop and go fishing in the stream bed. 

Especially, tourists should not ignore coconut wine, considered a typical drink which is processed and stored in a coconut with sweet taste anda little inherent aromatic fermented coconut water.

Not too far from the center of Da Nang, plus with wild beauty, Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra is the ideal address for travelers looking for a peaceful place to immerse in nature after tiring, hard working days.

8 beautiful tourism destinations in Laos

If you think that Laos does not have many attractive beauty spots like other Asian countries, you are totally wrong. This country strongly impresses visitors from all over the world by its outstanding natural and historical characteristics. It will be the best choice for you to have a Laos travel and experience stunning landscapes in this great country.

Vang Vieng

8 beautiful tourism destinations in Laos

Located approximately 150km from Lao capital-Vientiane, Vang Vieng is a small town lying in the beauty of green enormous mountains. It is well-known as a peaceful countryside with fresh air and a famous tourist attraction of this beautiful country. Although it does not have beautiful buildings, modern resorts or wide stone streets, every year, Vang Vieng attracts a huge number of tourists which definitely outnumber the population of the town having only 50,000 local people. With the advantage of ideal landscapes, the mountain back against the river, Vang Vieng town is reputable for a peaceful countryside beside Nam Song River

Khoun Kong Leng Lake

8 beautiful tourism destinations in Laos

The lake is about 30 km away from Thakhaek town, Khammouane Province. It is outstanding with the crystal blue watercolor. The lake water comes from an underground river which has been filtered through the limestone layer located around the mountain. Near the bridge, visitors are allowed to swim and bath. Alternatively, you can take a relaxing trip on the road around the stunning forest

Pha That Luang

8 beautiful tourism destinations in Laos

Pha That Luang is a large gold-covered Buddhist stupa in the center of Vientiane, Laos. It is an important monument and becomes a great pride of Lao people. Built on an old Khmer temple in the 16th century, these great temple towers have experienced may ups and downs moments of Lao history and still kept their diverse architectural beauty. The architecture of the building includes many references to Lao culture and identity. Therefore, it has become a symbol of Lao nationalism. The stupa today consists of three levels, each conveying a reflection of part of the Buddhist doctrine

Kuang Si Waterfall

8 beautiful tourism destinations in Laos

Kuang Si is a complex of three waterfalls. The height of the main waterfall is 60m with the water pouring down from the top creating white foams and a dramatic scene. It is one of the most attractive tourist destinations of the country. Here, visitors not only can visit the mountains but also climb and swim in the waterfall. Immersed in the fresh air of Kuang Si, visitors also hear a lot of lovely birdsongs with the noise of the waterfall which brings about the feeling of harmony and excitement

Plain of Jars

8 beautiful tourism destinations in Laos

Located about 30km from Phon Sa Vanh town which is the administrative center of Xieng Khouang province, the jars’field is located on a vast ten-hectare plateau. However, due to be affected by landmines left over after the end of Indochina war, there is only a part of the plan revealed to visitors and researchers. Discovered by scientists more than one century ago, until now, the appearance and purpose of these jars still remains a mystery.

Tham Khoun Xe cave

8 beautiful tourism destinations in Laos

Tham Khoun Xe, which is also known under the name “Xe Bang Fai”, is a vast river cave located in Khammouane province in Central Laos. The cave was discovered by a group of French explorers in 1905. According to the expedition’s report, it is said that Tham Khoun Xe cave is an underground section of the Xe Bang Fai River, one of the largest river caves in the world with a variety of giant caves which are about 120 meters high, 200 meters wide and has many impressive geological features. In the cave, there is a beautiful green forest at the entrance with other unique colors creating a unique array of colors on the limestone walls

Si Phan Don

8 beautiful tourism destinations in Laos

Si Phan Don in Laos language means 4,000 islands. Si Phan Don is characterized by numerous islands, half of which are submerged when the Mekong River is in the flood. The principal islands of Si Phan Don are Don Khong (the largest), and Don Det and Don Khon. It is a destination that every visitor always wants to look at when coming to this country. Here, you will definitely want to spend 24 hours exploring on four-wheeled cars or boats down the stream and watching rare pink dolphins

Wat Phu

8 beautiful tourism destinations in Laos

The most typical cultural work of Champasak province is Wat Phu shrine – the World Cultural Heritage. It is 40km away from the south of Pakse, along the banks of the Mekong River. Wat Phu is a complex of stone monuments built from the 9th to 13th century. Especially, it is considered one of the most sacred temples in this ancient kingdom. Wat Phu consists of the style of Hinduism architecture praising the Shiva God. This architecture is evaluated closely to the World Cultural Heritage Site of Angkor Wat in the neighbor country- Cambodia.

All these stunning views will create a wonderful impression on travelers. Not only can this country bring about the best moments ever, it also attracts you by the mysterious history of each landscape and interesting stories about them. Obviously, Laos is an ideal destination for tourists from all over the world.

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Da Nang travel guides

Da Nang is Vietnam's third largest city which is located on the Eastern Sea coast, midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The city itself has neither the atmosphere of Hanoi nor the hustle-bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, but has its own beauty and breathtaking tourist attractions. Especially, Da Nang is an ancient land, closely related with the Sa Huynh cultural traditions. Danang has other various interesting attractions such as Ba Na Tourist Resort, Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains) as well as the Linh Ung Pagoda, Han River, and My An, Non Nuoc beaches and so on

1. Non Nuoc Beach

Non Nuoc Beach in Da Nang takes up five kilometres of Hoa Hai Ward’s coastline, featuring soft white sands, a gentle slope, unpolluted water and beautiful waves all year long. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, not only can visitors do plenty of sightseeing and leisure activities, they also can enjoy delicious local seafood dishes at many beachfront restaurants. If you’re looking to surf during your holiday in Da Nang, the best time to visit Non Nuoc Beach is between the months of April and September, when the wave angles are optimum and average water temperatures are between 25°C and 28°C. Noticeably, there are many lessons for inexperienced visitors to learn surfing. In addition, offering breath-taking views of the Son Tra Peninsula and Marble Mountains, Non Nuoc Beach is a good destination for those who are looking to soak up the sun and escape the busy streets.

2. Son Tra (Monkey) Mountain

Son Tra (Monkey) Mountain is a breath-taking national park in Da Nang that stands 693 metres above sea level. It’s a 35-minute drive from Da Nang. It is a popular tourist attraction among local and overseas visitors who are looking to escape the annoying heat and busy traffic of the city. Locally known as the Son Tra Peninsula, the verdant mountain is also surrounded by pristine beaches such as Bai Bac, Bai Nam, Bai But, and Tien Sa Beach. The winding and inclining roads surrounding the mountain are a popular place for motorcycling. It takes about four hours of moderate hiking from Bai Bac Beach to the mountain summit. Meanwhile, hiking enthusiasts can enjoy the verdant jungle trails and also see many rare species. Son Tra is an ideal site of yellow beaches, historical remains, original forests, rare birds and animal species. It is home to around 1000 different plants, 287 animals and 15 rare species which need to be preserved.

3. Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge in Da Nang is the longest bridge in Vietnam, offering a dazzling display of lights, fire, and water. Measuring at 666 metres in length, it is located in Da Nang City and constructed in the shape of a golden dragon. The six-lane bridge crosses the Han River, serving as direct routes to My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Dragon Bridge was officially opened in 2013 after a two-year construction, commemorating the 38th anniversary of Da Nang City’s liberation. According to local beliefs, which date back to the Ly Dynasty, the dragon is a significant symbol of power, nobility and good fortunes. While it is a magnificent sight at any time of the day, Dragon Bridge is particularly outstanding in the evening because it is illuminated with colorful LED lights. Moreover, there are also plenty of riverfront bars, restaurants, and cafes offering terrace seats that overlook this Vietnam’s longest bridge. Da Nang is a beautiful place and the bridge adds identity to the city which also develops the economy and tourism

Known as one of the twenty cleanest cities in the world and the most livable city in Vietnam, Da Nang is a destination that every visitor simply cannot afford to miss. Danang is one of the most interesting places that attracts a huge number of travelers to Vietnam and creates a great image of a peaceful, romantic and incredible city in the visitors ‘mind.

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Places to visit in Luang Prabang, Laos

1. Beautiful ancient city of Luang Prabang

The best way to visit interesting heritage buildings in traditional Lao architecture is on foot or bicycle. Most hotels, restaurants, cafes are concentrated around the city so you do not need any knotty vehicle. There’s absolutely no modern building or any 2-storey house.

This is a must-see in Luang Prabang - the Pak Ou Caves, also known as Buddha caves. To reach the cave, you have to take a long journey of about 25 km along the Mekong River. Thousands of Buddha statues placed inside the caves is a really amazing sight.

3. Shopping in Luang Prabang

There are 2-3 markets around Luang Prabang but the most famous is the night market, located on the center road. Unlike any other market, Luang Prabang Night Market is flooded with silver souvenirs, traditional toys ... This is also the ideal place for you to buy gifts for relatives and friends. Additionally, you can also find other interesting gifts at Hmong market. The market opens during the day and sells a lot of paintings of the city's local artists.

4. Lao Cuisine

The food in Luang Prabang is considered clean, cheap and tasty. The local specialty cakes sold everywhere in the city are quite tasty and also at affordable price. Besides, famous Lao coffee is a world’s famous premium drink. If coming here, you should try a nice little bar to enjoy a cup of coffee. Along the banks of the Mekong River, there are also many restaurants combined Laotian and French cuisine.

5. Whisky Village

The village is nestled on the bank of Mekong river and on the way to the Pak Ou caves, where the boats choose as a stopover for about 30 minutes before continuing the journey. Famous specialty of the village is the local whiskey or other types which soaked with snakes, insects and sold in unique shapebottles. The handmade Lao silk and other fabrics are popular commodities sold for tourists here.

Mount Phousi is also known as Chomsy hills. You can easily climb to the top (about 300 steps) for panoramic views of the city. On top of the mountain there is a very beautiful temple. There are two ways to climb: from the main streets in the city orthe trails behind Ethnic Museum. The most wonderful time to climb the mountain is late afternoon before sunset.

7. The temples and pagodas

There are more than 30 temples and pagodas located around the city of Luang Prabang. The most famous is Wat Mai which is located on the main road of the city. In Luang Prabang there are also a lot of schools for young monks. They learn about furniture, lacquer and English.

Kuang Si Waterfall (also called Tat Kuangsi or Kuang Xi) is a complex of 3 falls, 30 km from the center of Luang Prabang. This is a favourite destination of lot of tourists to Laos. The main waterfall is about 60 meters high, falling down forming small lakes, like natural greenpools. You can enjoy swimming. Previously, this place is free but then a fare is collected to fund maintenance and conservation. There is also a bear sanctuary with rare alivebears.

As one of the ancient temples and the most important in Luang Prabang, Xieng Thong was built in 1560. Entrance fee is 5,000 kip ($ 0.5). The courtyard of the temple is where we can enjoy interesting architecture. Besides, the frescoes of Xieng Thong are also special attractions.

10. Riding elephants

Elephant park is located about 15 km from the city, surrounded between the mountains. It takes about 3-4 hours of climbing to reach the Elephant Khammu village. Here you can both riding elephants and learn about daily living, unique culture of ethnic minorities.

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Experiences for Travelling to Bagan, Mandalay and Inle in Myanmar

In Myanmar, there are 3 destinations that most of the tourists wish to visit including Bagan, Mandalay and Inle.

Yangon and Bagan

  • Remember to bring along USD and convert into Kyat or you could use small USD. In Myanmar, Australian dollars, Euro or pound are mostly unaccepted. This country even has no ATM and does not accept credit card.
  • Eating in Myanmar is very easy; there is no fast food but the local food is great. In big cities, there are Chinese, Thai and Italian restaurants.
  • Taxi at Yangon airport has the same price. It takes around 8000 kyat to get to the city, equal to 6000 kyat per hour.
  • Bus from Yangon to Bagan is very clean and offers drinks and teeth brush for free.
  • Travelling by horse drawn cart in Bagan is also cheap with just 10000 kyat for all day going around. For bike, it takes 3000 kyat per day.
  • Guesthouses in Bagan are around 13-16 USD per two people. You could refer Winner Guest House with reasonable price.
  • Must-see Attractions in Bagan: Dhammayangyi temple, Thatbyinnyu temple, Ananda temple

Taxi rental per day in Mandalay is 25 000 kyat. You should not visit too many pagodas in Mandalay, instead pay a visit to Mandalay Hill, monastery, palace in the morning and continue onto Sagaing Hill, Inwa and U Bein in the afternoon. The rental for such itinerary will be 45000 kyat.

  • You should transfer from Bagan to Mandalay by overnight bus to save time and cost for an overnight in guesthouse.
  • It is enough to stay 2 days in Mandalay. In the next day, you should go to the train station for a ticket to Mingun with the price of 5000 kyat per person. It will depart at 9 am and turn back at 1 pm.
  • For lunch in Mingun, you could eat fried fish or shrimp with rice which is both cheap and good.
  • For dinner, you could eat at Mann or Golden Duck restaurant with reasonable price and good food.
  • Do not forget to stroll around the Palace at night
  • If you visit at weekend, you could visit night market opening from 6 pm.  

Inle Lake

  • There are many ways to reach Inle. You could travel by car or plane from Mandalay, Yangon or Bagan.
  • You could stay at guesthouses in Nyangshwe village with cheap price of around 10 USD and rent a boat to head out the lake for sightseeing.
  • Villages in Inle Lake own distinctive features, so try to visit as many as possible.
  • Do not miss the chance to enjoy sunset over the lake
  • It’s very hot when floating on the lake, you should apply sunscreen to avoid sunburn. 
  • Resorts also do not accept credit card, so remember to prepare cash
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Explore the 1000-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar

Among hundreds of temples, pagodas, stupas and monuments in Burma, the golden pagoda of Shwedagon is considered the most important and famous work. Most of the tourists around the world do not miss this historical relic located on Singuttara Hill.

Not only bringing religious sense, Shwedagon pagoda is also a political area. In this place, numerous important events took place such as protests against colonialism in 1920, strikes of workers in oil factory in 1938, the meeting of “Independence” under the control of Aung San leader in 1946, the meeting with the participation of 500000 Myanmar citizens to ask for democratic rights in the military field in 1988 or the most recently, the demonstrations throughout the country in 2007. Having been through many ups and downs as well as historic changes, Shwedagon Pagoda still remains its inherent beauty.

No one knows exactly when the pagoda was built. According to historians and archaeologists, the pagoda has the age of around 2500 years and built from the 6th century to the 10th century. However, according to traditional documents, Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most ancient Buddhist structures not only in Myanmar but also in the world.

Located on the top hill of Singuttara, Shwedagon Pagoda is a magnificent complex with more than 1000 single pagoda around. The central tower is a masterpiece of art with the height of around 110 meters, plated with thousands of gold leaves. There are 4531 sparkling diamonds decorated on its top.

In addition, there is total number of 1065 gold bells and 421 silver bells hang on the top of the tower. Under the sunlight or nightlight, the pagoda always generates twinkling light.

With a huge scale, Shwedagon is the center of religion as well as community activities in Myanmar. This magnificent architectural work is also an important tourist destination. It can be said that, it is not a complete trip if travelling to Myanmar without visiting Shwedagon.

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