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Northern Vietnam Hill Tribe Markets

Northern Vietnam Hill Tribe Markets

Travelers who have visited Sapa, a former French’s hill station in northern Vietnam, the colorful hill tribes and their weekly markets often recall them special impressions. On the market days, the steams of people of the mountain, coming from the mountains and valleys, flock to the market and make it an amazingly bustling place. Here Incense Travel introduces some of the famous mountain markets, where you can visit while you are in Sapa.


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Vietnam – The Luxury Travel You Deserve

Vietnam – The Luxury Travel You Deserve

The country’s tourism industry has shown impressive growth and scooped up several major awards, contributing to its reputation as a safe and friendly destination. The destination reached an impressive figure in the past year, serving some 15,4 million foreign travelers, increased by nearly 20 per cent over the previous year.


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Tet – Festive Season

Tet – Festive Season

Tet Nguyen Dan, or simply Tet, is the most celebrated and important holiday in Vietnam. Not only Tet is a celebration of the arrival of spring and an occasion to pay respects to one’s ancestors, it is first and foremost a family holiday and people generally return home during this time. Vietnam has its own unique Tet traditions, which have developed over generations, and epitomize the country’s cultural identity.


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Religious Beliefs and Practices in Vietnam

Religious Beliefs and Practices in Vietnam

Vietnamese people are not just following only one organized religion, instead we tend to practice all the good things found in each religion. We are traditionally very much relying on the nature powers, it is both because we are superstitious and we are practical people who live on agriculture. Therefore, we worship various kinds of gods and deities, just in case!


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Our 5 Most Inspiring Features from 2018

Our 5 Most Inspiring Features from 2018

The team at Incense Travel gets to travel to destinations in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia every day, from Hanoi to Saigon, Siem Reap to Luang Prabang, and we love to share the most inspiring findings right here on our travel blog. At the turning point to a new year, we’re looking back at the features from our blog that had you talking (and sharing) in 2018.


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Tho Ha Countryside

Tho Ha Countryside

Situated on a peninsula over 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Hanoi, Tho Ha is surrounded by the Nhu Nguyet River. This traditional village can be visited after about 1,5 hours drive from the city of Hanoi, and the easiest way to reach the village is to take a short ferryboat across the river.


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Insight to Traditions of Vietnamese Families

Insight to Traditions of Vietnamese Families

As part of our ‘people to people’ philosophy, which we believe that it’s the best way to truly experience the places you visit, we create opportunities for our travelers to interact with the locals through exclusive and spontaneous visits. Below we share an insight to some of traditional values of Vietnamese families, which would help our travelers better understand our culture.


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The Independence Day of Cambodia

The Independence Day of Cambodia

The November 9, 2018 marked 65 years anniversary of the independence day of the modern Cambodia, when it declared independence from France in 1953. Cambodian celebrated the ceremony at their Independence Monument in Phnom Penh. To mark this occasion, we share a brief history of this interesting destination ever since its declaration of independence.


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