(IndochinaKings) - The small town of Hoi An is the perfect place to break your journey midway through Vietnam. Located on the country’s magnificent central coast, this one-time trading port retains an old world ambience and a rich historical quality that resulted in its recent listing as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once known as Faifo, Hoi An was one of the orient's major trading ports in the 16th and 17th centuries.
(Indochina Records) - Dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of Laos’ ethnic minorities, the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in Luang Prabang is a great place to begin a Southeast Asia vacation. An independent non-profit museum, the organization seeks to acquaint visitors with a better understanding of the ethnic groups that inhabit the region.
(VietKings) The dark-yellow Art Deco Phsa Thmei (New Market) is also referred to as the Central Market, a reference to its location and size. It was constructed in 1935 37. The Art deco building is shaped in the form of a cross with a nice central dome. And has four wings filled with shops selling gold and silver jewelry, antique coins, fake name-brand watches and other such items.
Located nearly 140 km South of Hanoi in Ninh Binh, Cuc Phuong is the oldest National Park of Vietnam established in 1962. The botanical richness of the forest is impressive as it supports a various flora species , including ancient trees with thick clusters of roots, parasitic plants and ligneous creepers.