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Green Season in Vietnam and Cambodia

Green Season in Vietnam and Cambodia

A Vietnam and Cambodia holiday in the summer and fall is a refreshing respite into a lush world of rice terraces, serene bays and colorful festivals. There are some of the experiences you can access when you travel during green season to those beautiful countries in Southeast Asia, Incense Travel has listed out some travel experiences for your upcoming Vietnam and Cambodia tours.


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Vietnamese Lacquer Art

Vietnamese Lacquer Art

Travelers visiting Vietnam often notice the artistic use of lacquerware in almost everything, from paintings and wall hangings to wine holders and jewelry boxes. Lacquer is a natural substance, the toxic sap from a lacquer tree. Ancient people noticed that this sticky sap was like a natural plastic, which could be used to coat objects. As it becomes hardened after contacting with air, then created a hard shell and resistant to heat and moisture.


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The Luxurious Ginger Launches in Lan Ha Bay

The Luxurious Ginger Launches in Lan Ha Bay

The Heritage Line made waves in Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay this month with the re-launching of its once famous cruise, the gracious Ginger in June 2018. The cruise is based in Lan Ha Bay, a very tranquil part in the south of the famous Halong Bay in Vietnam. Before coming to the new quiet area, the former Ginger was a glorious luxury star in Halong Bay when most cruises were at lower standards.


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A Day in the Life Experience

A Day in the Life Experience

Our travelers are curious life-long travelers, who want to truly experience the destination and not just seeing it. They embrace opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture, step out of their comfort zones for a discovery, and go off the beaten path to learn about the destination while still accommodate in comfort at night. Incense Travel has been hand-crafting journeys exclusively for our travelers, who will get to engage with a local people throughout each adventure.


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Six Best Vietnamese Dishes

Six Best Vietnamese Dishes

Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor that reflects one or more of their common ingredients, including fish sauce, soy sauce, shrimp paste, fresh herbs, lemongrass, ginger, mint, coriander, bird’s eye chili, and lime. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its smart use of fresh ingredients, commentary textures, reliance on herbs and vegetables, and minimal use of dairy and oil.


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Hanoi at dawn

Hanoi at dawn

Hanoians start their days early in the morning, from 5.00am hundreds of locals at all age are playing badminton or Vietnamese hacky sack around Hoan Kiem Lake, while many farmers are trying to sell their flowers and vegetable in the markets and along the awakening streets. See the lively Hanoi at dawn is not only an interesting good morning tour for foreign travelers, but it is also an excitement for other local people, especially photographers.


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The Lotus Flower

The Lotus Flower

As May brings the summer time in Vietnam, the beautiful Lotus season and lunar April celebrate Buddha birthday, we would like to take the moment to introduce the Lotus flower, which is native to Southeast Asian countries, particularly Vietnam. The plant that has its roots firmly in the mud, and sends out long stems to which leaves and flowers are attached. The beautiful and fragrant Lotus flower opens in the morning, and they are swaying in ponds across the country every summer.


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Eat Hanoi Street Food Like a Local

Eat Hanoi Street Food Like a Local

Hanoi is one of the best foodie destinations in Southeast Asia, the food is often dubbed the healthiest food in the region. Street food in Hanoi, in fact, so diverse and extraordinary that we decided to go through the streets with a local foodie guide to do exactly that. A street food tour in this charming city unveils not only the heathy Vietnamese food, but the daily life of the local residents in their hustle and bustle city.


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Visit a Local Home

Visit a Local Home

To be welcomed into a local home is an incredible gift, the gift that they have received many times through our travels. That is what Incense Travel is striving to share with you on every journey you take with us. By reaching out to an engaging with communities in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, we learn to appreciate firsthand not only our diversity, but our commonality, and truly feel the spirit of the destination.


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Beautiful Mai Chau Valley

Beautiful Mai Chau Valley

Located less than four hours by car from the capital Hanoi, Mai Chau sets in an idyllic valley and is hemmed in by limestone mountains. The valley is speckled with villages of the White Thai people, where traditional stilt houses are surrounded with rice paddy fields, fish ponds and green bamboo ranges. It is a world away from Hanoi’s hustle with fascinating tribal culture, an ideal destination for cycling and walking.


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