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Visual Adventure: Yangon, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan

We’ve written about some tips to keep in mind when visiting Myanmar, mostly around respect for local customs and informing yourself about the ethnic and sectarian violence ongoing in the country. We thought we’d lighten things up with a photo essay from some of the main tourism spots in the country: Yangon, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Myanmar.

Yangon s buildings in the afternoon light

 Yangon s buildings in the afternoon light

A monk reads at Shwedagon pagoda

 A monk reads at Shwedagon pagoda

Praying at dusk at Shwedagon pagoda

Praying at dusk at Shwedagon pagoda

Gold flakes from one of Mandalay’s many gold vendors

Gold flakes from one of Mandalay’s many gold vendors

The palace in Mandalay

The palace in Mandalay

Woman weaving with lotus thread on Inle Lake

Woman weaving with lotus thread on Inle Lake

Lone monk watching the sunset

Lone monk watching the sunset

Source: Jodi Ettenberg

Huong Viet Travel has been established since 2002 at Hanoi Capital of Vietnam & known as one of the most outstanding travel agents not only in Vietnam but South East Asia. With tour of all kinds: Cultural tour, sightseeing tours, eco-tours, adventure tours, honeymoon tours, customized tours… Besides that we are also able to offer some more extra services like hotel bookings, car transfers in segments, Visa to Vietnam, Visa extension & train & air-tickets throughout Vietnam & from Viet Nam to other countries in region”

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Travel to Cat Ba, Halong, Vietnam : Experience for you

Some very useful experience for your reference before travel to Cat Ba, Halong, Vietnam. Experience about traveling by car train… , hotel reservation, the restaurant at Cat Ba or find places to visit, rent ship to visit Lan Ha Bay …

Catba Island

1. Move

Travel by private car: From Hanoi, you go straight to Hai Phong city. You ask the way to go to the Dinh Vu station then go to Cat Hai, Cat Ba by ferry. Ferries run from 5am to 5pm

Travel by the Hoang Long car: the car comes from Luong Yen station, package tour to Cat Ba town, package fare about 200.000 VNĐ / customer includes vehicles and ship ticket.

You can also go by train to Hai Phong then come to Binh station to buy the speed boat tickets to Cat Ba. Time from 8am to 1h pm.

Currently, if you travel from Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang, you can refer to go to the Hai Phong airport by plane then take a taxi to Binh dock and coming to Cat Ba by high speed boat.

Halong Bay

2. Where ?

There are many hotels and resorts in Cat Ba to choose. Room rates in Cat Ba vary from time to time, especially on holidays or weekends. Therefore, you should book a room at least 2 weeks to get the best price. If you are hurry, you can book a room through a travel agent and the price will not change much.

The tourist hotels are appreciated: Catba Island Resort, Sunrise Resort, Resort Monkey Island Resort, Sea Pearl hotel, Hung Long hotel, Holiday View …

When booking you should always transfer deposits, get booking, getting money clear to hold the room definitely.

Catba Island

3. Play ?

Swimming at the beach

In the summer, most visitors to Cat Ba to swim and bath at the beach. In Cat Ba has Cat Co 1 beach and Cat Co 2 beach (from the center of town about 1 km) where the most people go there to bath because of two spacious beach and white sands. Also, you can swim in Cat Co 3 beach or have a new beach, Tung Thu beach. However, Tung Thu beach has no waves as the other beaches because of surrounding islands.

If you want to explore more, you should hire boats to visit Lan Ha Bay and swimming at the sandy beach in the bay or bathing in Monkey Island. Here, the water is pure and not crowded as the beaches in Cat Ba town.

Visiting Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay is located south of the bay. At first glance, Lan Ha Bay looks like Halong Bay. However, Lan Ha Bay has things that Bay Ha Long hasn’t. In the bay, you can see some small islands in the foothills. Here, you can roam on the sand or swimming in the pristine sandy beaches. In the Lan Ha Bay is famous Van Gia village, where hundreds of families living in the house is built on the float and real village has existed for hundreds of years.

Walking on the beach at night

You can rent electric cars, bicycles or motorcycles to run along the beach of city, breathe fresh air. Bicycles for 4 people to sit 30.000VND/hour price. However this weekend, you can just walk. Some visitors prefer strolling along the mountain road that connecting 3 main beaches at night to feel the cold of the sea at night.

Visiting Monkey Island

Monkey Island

Here, There are a lot of funny monkeys, are suitable for guest groups that have children. At Monkey Island also has Cat Dua beach that is one of the nicest beaches of Cat Ba Island.

In addition, you can also Visit Cat Ba National Park, the caves, Viet Hai Village, Climbing, Scuba diving and see coral (Halong diving tour) or View from the Than Cong fort …

4. Eat ?

In Cat Ba, Seafood is rich, fresh especially Geoduck Clam was successfully bred on the island. Also, specialty woods are tasty and attractive too.

Catba - Halong

Horseshoe Crab: The featured dish with taste the sea that is not only delicious but also unique, natural origin, always ensure freshness

Song fish: The fish lives in the warm waters, the Pacific region has 37 species. In Vietnam there are about 30 species, including many species of high economic value.

Halong Bay And Catba Island Vacation (4 days)

Huong Viet Travel has been established since 2002 at Hanoi Capital of Vietnam & known as one of the most outstanding travel agents not only in Vietnam but South East Asia. With tour of all kinds: Cultural tour,sightseeing tours, eco-tours, adventure tours, honeymoon tours, customized tours… Besides that we are also able to offer some more extra services like hotel bookings, car transfers in segments, Visa to Vietnam, Visa extension & train & air-tickets throughout Vietnam & from Viet Nam to other countries in region”

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Visit to Inle Lake

Inle Lake that has voted by prestigious magazine in the World Condé Nast Traveler, is one of 5 select new destinations in Asia that European tourists should explore.

Inle Lake

Sightseeing tour in Inle Lake, Myanmar

Lake Inle peaceful, quiet, located in the hills with green grass in Shan State, the central Myanmar. Here natural scenery is cool fresh with clear blue lake and flaming red sunsets. Especially quiet life, the friendliness of the residents around the lake that have created a good impression on visitors about the culture and tourism.

Inle is the 2nd largest natural freshwater lake in Myanmar, with an area of ​​up to 250km2. Beautiful landscape and cultural life that still keep the identity of the Intha residents living in the lake is things visitors enjoy coming here. In journey of discovery Myanmar, Inle Lake is one of the destinations most tourists choose to go.

Inle Lake

Over the long way with the sun, the summer heat in the highlands of Myanmar, suddenly find themselves in front of so unsatisfied with the flowers of early summer phoenix brilliant is that when you step on the gas cool unique features found only in Inle lake, can not find anywhere else in the country Myanmar.

Inle Lake

Over the long way with the sun, the summer heat in the highlands of Myanmar, suddenly feel better with the brilliant flowers of early summer when you step on the cool climates area found only in Inle lake, can not find anywhere else in the country Myanmar.

One day cruises on Lake Inle, floating vegetable gardens on the water that visitors can not help but surprise, admiration for the creativity of the Intha people. Floating Gardens is created by taking the woven hyacinth roots to form the bottom layer, the next layer is seaweed, top is mud, using thousands to tens of thousands of bamboo poles to hold the floating garden on the lake.

Inle Lake

Life at the old village along the lake, or the floating villages on the water is very fascinating. There are many traditional villages such as weaving, forging …

Inle Lake

One other attraction is probably the only one in the world where visitors can see the picture here is the man wearing a longi (a traditional long skirt) stands on the boat, fishing, brandishing foot to row the boat as an artist on the lake.

Coming to Inle lake, visitors not only learn the life of Intha, craft villages but also can visit the floating market filled with colors of life, visit the famous monastery Nga Phe Kyaung and explore the lives of many ethnic groups such as the Shan, Pa-O, Danu, Taung-yo and Kayah in the surrounding villages.

Inle Lake

Lots of interesting things are waiting for visitors to explore while visiting Inle.

Myanmar Tourist Destinations: Mingun, ancient village by the river

Huong Viet Travel has been established since 2002 at Hanoi Capital of Vietnam & known as one of the most outstanding travel agents not only in Vietnam but South East Asia. With tour of all kinds: Cultural tour, sightseeing tours, eco-tours, adventure tours, honeymoon tours, customized tours… Besides that we are also able to offer some more extra services like hotel bookings, car transfers in segments, Visa to Vietnam, Visa extension & train & air-tickets throughout Vietnam & from Viet Nam to other countries in region”

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Scuba diving in Vietnam: where ?

Sport diving is no stranger to European countries, the United States. But only 5 years, It appeared in Nhatrang – Muine – Phuquoc – Hoian. Many visitors were very interested in this form of tourism, by diving deep into the ocean, capture great images with coral reefs and abundance of marine life. It is really very attractive.

Let’s find out and explore with Huong Viet Travel !

Scuba diving in Vietnam: Where ?

1. Scuba Diving in Phuquoc Island

Diving in Phuquoc

Northern island of Phuquoc

With wild beauty, Phu Quoc is known as “pearl island” with pristine intact beaches, were coated by fresh green forests and coconut trees. You can explore the uninhabited island on the sea coast that bordering Cambodia.

Diving in Phuquoc

Southern island of Phuquoc

Coming to Phu Quoc to immerse yourself in the emerald green waters and explore 17 types of hard and soft corals, anemones, and various colorful fishes.

2. Scuba Diving in Nhatrang

Diving in Nhatrang

Nha Trang coastal city is known as an ideal destination for those who have a passion with diving, the attractive new sport . The city has many beautiful islands located away from the city center, quiet, blue water …

The diving places in Nha Trang

  • Fisher man bay
  • Small hill
  • Small wall
  • South rock
  • South reef
  • Moray beach
  • Pipe beach
  • Lobster beach
  • Mamahanh beach
  • Madona rock
  • Rom wall
  • Hard rock
  • Small rock
  • Big wall

 Scuba Diving In Nha Trang Vietnam ( 4 Days / 3 Nights )

3. Scuba Diving in Hoian

Diving in Hoian

Cu Lao Cham (Hoi An) is an extension to the southeast of the granite blocks Bach Ma – Hai Van – Son Tra, where is formed about 230 million years ago. You can go to the island by speedboat, select 1 to 3 dive places at Bai Bac: Hon Dai, Hon Tai, Hon Mo. And dive option forms: shallow dive with a propeller, snorkel and deep dive with Oxygen pots to discover the abundant marine life in the area – where up to 135 species of coral, 202 species of fish and 84 other seafoods, including pearls, prawns and fish in the Red Data Book of Vietnam.

Diving in Hoian

4. Scuba Diving in Halong bay

Diving in Halong

Not only attractive by the yellow sand, blue sea, the beautiful island … Ha Long is also known as one of the “aquarium” of Vietnam sea. Just dive at a depth of more than 20m, you can admire the wonderful beauty of ocean with the corals such as red coral, stag horn coral … You can delight fun with all kinds of colorful fish here. Sometimes, you even saw the fishes to the 7-8kg weight, or giant fish group with 1km2 area … If you’re feeling adventurous, you can dive deeper, there’s no beauty corals, but there are many caves for you to explore freely.

Halong diving tour ( 3 days / 2 nights )

Huong Viet Travel has been established since 2002 at Hanoi Capital of Vietnam & known as one of the most outstanding travel agents not only in Vietnam but South East Asia. With tour of all kinds: Cultural tour, sightseeing tours, eco-tours, adventure tours, honeymoon tours, customized tours… Besides that we are also able to offer some more extra services like hotel bookings, car transfers in segments, Visa to Vietnam, Visa extension & train & air-tickets throughout Vietnam & from Viet Nam to other countries in region”

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Mingun, ancient village by the river

Mingun, It’s not the famous tourist destinations in Myanmar (the country with pagodas, temples, towers … ), Mingun is one of the ancient villages on the outside of Mandalay (the ancient capital). However, if you come to the village by the river, it will leave you more emotional and impression.

Mingun Vilage

Mingun – Myanmar Tourist Destinations

Departing from the pier in Mandalay follow the Ayeyarwady river that is 2.170km long to come to Mingun. The journey is interesting from the beginning with the riverside scene that is familiar and strange. Familiarity with living life images of people who live by the river. But in the pure sunshine of the morning, everything become new fresh, as is filtered by magic lens.

Ayeyarwady river

Ayeyarwady River – Myanmar Tourist Destinations

The scenery on both sides there are very interesting differences. In the western riverside is adjacent Mandalay the development downtown, with high wooden stilts that is between lush green gardens, the eastern riverside is like a desert with long sands. However, both sides have a common is the slow life and the comfort of the people.

Mingun Vilage

The first destination is the ruins of the unfinished Mingun Pagoda, an ambitious project of King Bodawpaya. This huge temple was started in 1790. The expected height was 150 m, but then stopped midway because of the prophecy that the king would die if temple built. Although it’s never finished but imposing ruins is still huge as a small hill, enough to posterity admire and admiration. The giant cracks after earthquake in 1838 not only didn’t destroyed but also made this legacy become more impressive. Not far from Mingun Pagoda, is the world’s largest bell that weighs 90 tons, was cast for the temple, but has never been used.

Mingun Bell

Mingun bell

Although you saw the Hsinbyume temple on the cover of guidebook about Myanmar, but you will be impressed when standing in front of this beautiful temple. Named follow Queen Hsinbyume, The temple was built by Bagyidaw King in 1816 in memory of his wife. Architecture of temple simulates the Meru god mountain, the mountain is said to be the center of the universe

Mingun Vilage

You can climb to the top floor, enjoying a rare quiet moment in the journey and enjoy a panoramic view Mingun village along the Ayeyarwady river below

10 most famous tourist destinations in Myanmar

Huong Viet Travel has been established since 2002 at Hanoi Capital of Vietnam & known as one of the most outstanding travel agents not only in Vietnam but South East Asia. With tour of all kinds: Cultural tour, sightseeing tours, eco-tours, adventure tours, honeymoon tours, customized tours… Besides that we are also able to offer some more extra services like hotel bookings, car transfers in segments, Visa to Vietnam, Visa extension & train & air-tickets throughout Vietnam & from Viet Nam to other countries in region”

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Travel tips for you: booking tours online cheap

Booking tours online as well as booking airline tickets online, it is becoming very popular. It is fast way with low cost and is widely used.

Booking Tour

Currently, when internet develop with services, network utilities grow so well. The tourism is no exception, booking tours online is also becoming very popular. It is a fast way with low cost and is widely used. Let’s explore with Huong Viet Travel “Travel tips for you: booking tours online cheap”

Choose a tourist destination

Normally, before booking tour, you has chosen a tourist destination that you want, but if you haven’t chosen yet, you open this site huongviettravel.com that have a lot of information about travel tours such as cultural tour, sightseeing tours, eco-tours, adventure tours, honeymoon tours, customized tours…more… , you can learn, choose and decide.

According to the network statistics, most tourists choose for themselves “booking tours online”. Because when online, they always have enough information, exactly and regularly updated. They can think, arrange convenient time and costs that they can spend.

Choose a suitable tour

Booking Tour

When you decide to purchase tour, there is a myriad of problems that arise such as: How many people go? how long do you go?, the budget that you have prepared for this trip … Then learn thoroughly to choose the best suitable for your tour.

Choose dependable travel agency

Booking Tour

Choose dependable travel agency for your tour is quite complex because this service is new in Vietnam… However, if you find the website address of the reputable tour companies, you are guaranteed the reliability and accuracy of the selected tour along with the associated services such as hotel accommodation issues , restaurants, sightseeing … will also be guaranteed.

Wish you choose a suitable tour and have fun traveling with friends and relatives.

Huong Viet Travel has been established since 2002 at Hanoi Capital of Vietnam & known as one of the most outstanding travel agents not only in Vietnam but South East Asia. With tour of all kinds: Cultural tour, sightseeing tours, eco-tours, adventure tours, honeymoon tours, customized tours… Besides that we are also able to offer some more extra services like hotel bookings, car transfers in segments, Visa to Vietnam, Visa extension & train & air-tickets throughout Vietnam & from Viet Nam to other countries in region”

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