Every year, more and more tourists flock to Thailand’s golden shores and majestic temples. In fact, in 2016, more than 32 million travelers booked a vacation to the Land of Smiles to explore all that this diverse land has to offer. You might be wondering, “Why should I visit Thailand when it is so crowded with tourists? Why not head somewhere a little less well-known?” It is understandable to be concerned about the crowds, but if you plan your itinerary with care, you may be surprised by just how easy it is to avoid the swarms of tourists. You can… Read More!
Located in the central mountains of Sri Lanka, Kandy city is known as the last capital of the royal in this country. If Sri Lanka is considered a floating emerald gem in the sea, Kandy is considered the sparkle emanated from this gem. Kandy retains many pristine cultural values which are seen as invisible hands that hold visitors’ feet to stay longer and extend their Sri Lanka tours. If you have a plan to travel this exciting city, do not miss these 3 amazing places in tour to Kandy as below. 1. The Great Royal Botanical Garden Peradeniya Located in… Read More!
Welcome to the latest edition of Travel in Style! We are enjoying the holidays here and have had the pleasure of setting up a lot of unforgettable holiday trips and tours for travelers to Vietnam, Thailand and our other magical destinations. There is no greater joy than having a chance to share the holiday spirit of Asia with our customers and readers! We have plenty to share with you in this month’s Travel in Style! In the pages of this month’s issue, we will take you on a journey of travel discovery: • Plan a luxury stay in Angkor at… Read More!
Tien Phi Cave was discovered in 1982, began to open its doors to guests in 1984. On May 6/2000 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recognized it as a cultural heritage. It is located on the top of Thung Phi Hill in the mountainous province of Hoa Binh and about 9 km from Hoa Binh city center to the north. Over the long winding hill road and hundreds of stone steps, tourists walk and enjoy the natural landscape of the fresh hill. Along the way, there are forest trees blossoming white, flows of hanging flower baskets as nests,… Read More!
Temples in Cambodia are not all about Angkor Wat, although it is obviously the main reason to visit the country. In fact, if you’re looking for somewhere which is less-touristic and still fascinatingly and mysteriously beautiful, side steps from the main Angkor temples and explore the secrets Ta Prohm. Here we will give you 3 facts about The Sacred Temple of Ta Prohm. Fact #1: Its first name is Rajavihara (Royal Temple) The first interesting thing is probably the name of the temple. Just after completion, it was called Rajavihara instead of Ta Prohm now. Ta Prohm is located in… Read More!
Derived from France, Michelin Star is hallmark of amazing quality for restaurants around the world that is assessed by expert restaurant reviewers at the levels from 1 to 3 stars. It can be said that, for the evaluation of a restaurant, nothing is more credible and prestigious than a golden Michelin star. The Michelin Star is the standard classification between restaurants, in which one star means a very good restaurant in its average category, two stars symbolize a restaurant with excellent quality, that is worth to pay a visit and three stars represent a restaurant with amazingly unique culinary style… Read More!
Yem (bibs) and ao ba ba (or Vietnamese silk pajamas) played important roles in the life of Vietnamese ancient women. Let’s discover these clothes to have an impression of Vietnamese women costumes in the past. Bibs – Vietnamese clothing of ancient northern women Bib dresses are indispensable clothing for old Vietnamese woman. They helped women boast cleverly their body including their slender bare shoulders and charming backs. Nobody has known when bib dresses appeared. It was said that they were present in the lives of people all classes in the ancient northern Vietnam. In the 18th, and the 19th century, bib… Read More!
The country of Vietnam is divided into 3 distinctive sections: Northern, Southern and Central. Vietnamese cuisine in each section brings different tastes and flavors. However, in general each dish is made from many different ingredients and Vietnamese have a habit of using lots of spices. It brings the unmistakable taste to any gourmet dish even if its the first time you’ve tasted it. Northern Vietnam cuisine doesn’t usually focus on lots of spice, fattiness or salt because it has to strictly follow the ancient family recipes. Northern Vietnamese people are very reluctant to change the recipes, because they believe all… Read More!
Introduction If you have a chance to visit Luc Yen, you will reach not only a gem mining area but also Luc Yen gem market. The market is located in a small corner of the town center of Yen The, Luc Yen, Yen Bai City, but it is always is crowded by traders from all over the country. Luc Yen Market Origin Luc Yen gem market is the center selling gems exploited from mining areas of Luc Yen. According to locals, it grew fastest in 1991 and 1992 when they discovered gem mines in Luc Yen. They quitted farming to dig gems. Meanwhile, Luc Yen… Read More!
According to Vietnamese people, the wedding is the culmination of the process towards marriage and the form of the festival to celebrate the happiness of the bride and the groom. There are many interesting things you should know about Vietnam wedding ceremony. Below is Vietnamese wedding ceremony overview. A Vietnamese wedding ceremony in the past Meaning In terms of the legislation, the relationship between a girl and a boy is recognized and protected by the law after the marriage registration. However, in the consciousness and national culture, the wedding ceremony is not the marriage form. It is the time for… Read More!
Po Nagar is a temple of the Cham located on a small hill, below the bridge foot of Bong Hamlet, at the head of Hai Thang Tu street, 2 km from the downtown of Nha Trang. The temple is now a cultural historical relic as well as a tourist attraction in Nha Trang well known by many tourists in the country and abroad. In fact, the temple includes Po Nagar Cham towers. Po Nagar Cham towers are built from the 8th century to the 13th century, the period of Hinduism prosperous in ancient Champa Kingdom, on a hill which is… Read More!
The image of Ong Do (Vietnamese Calligraphers) – “Preparing red paper and Chinese ink on a street crowded with people” – in Vietnam makes the atmosphere cozier. At this time, visitors have a chance to see the images of Vietnamese Tet in the past. Vietnamese Tet Lunar New Year 2017 is coming, on streets of Hanoi, Saigon. Everywhere covers brilliant colors of spring and pulsating spring music. On these days, Ong Do (Vietnamese Calligraphers) Street becomes the destination attracting people, especially the young, to visit, contemplate spectacle, and ask for the handwritings written by calligraphers. Visitors on Ong Do Street… Read More!