Diep Son Island is located in Van Ninh district, which is part of Khanh Hoa province, 60km from Nha Trang beach city. The group of islands is located in the waters of Van Phong bay – one of the most beautiful bay in Nha Trang. Despite being very close to the mainland the islands remain pristine and idyllic. There are no motorbikes, and electricity is only available from 6-9pm. Roughly 100 households populate the islands.

Diep Son Island is a great place to visit

Diep Son Island is a great place to visit

What be witches most visitors who come here is Diep Son path submerged under the sea, it connects three islands with Van Gia town. At 6am, when the tide is low, a sand path appears. It’s about 500 meters long, 8 meters wide near the island but narrows to 2-3 meters width the further it is from the island. When the tide is high, the path disappears 1 meter under the water.

The islands are known for its special path, called Diep Son Thuy Dao.

The islands are known for its special path, called Diep Son Thuy Dao.

Walking along Diep Son is exciting and slightly nerve wracking as you are walking in the middle of the mighty ocean. Around 10am, the water level begins to rise. Villagers rush back home, but the visitors get excited as now they can freely explore this special path that is slowing being swallowed by the blue water. Enjoy the unique and magical sensation of walking  along. The white clouds, green islands, blue sea, and the magical white sand path combined create a scene reminiscent of a charming landscape painting.

The road is 0.5 meters from sea level, about 500 m long. Walking amid the ocean is a very memorable experience

The road is 0.5 meters from sea level, about 500 m long. Walking amid the ocean is a very memorable experience

The road to Diep Son will take us drive along Van Phong bay

The road to Diep Son will take us drive along Van Phong bay



Diep Son Islands is a group of three small islands, belonging to the town of Van Gia.

Diep Son Islands is a group of three small islands, belonging to the town of Van Gia.

Travelling with friends give us beautiful memories

Travelling with friends give us beautiful memories

Cakes are offered by locals on the island

Cakes are offered by locals on the island


1/ The ideal time to visit the islands: From December to July, when the sea is calm and during dry season.

2/ How to get to Diep Son Island: To get there, from Nha Trang you can rent a mortorbike to Van Gia – Rental prices are about $6 – $10 per day depends on the kind of bike. Arriving at Van Gia, you can park your bike at Van Gia fishing port, and from here you will take a boat or canoe to the islands (Canoe is highly recommended as it takes only 15 minutes).

3/ Eating: There is one restaurant on island where you can order foods and drinks. If you don’t like that, you can get into the village and ask locals to cook for you. Don’t miss enjoying seafood!

4/ Attraction: A rustic island attracted with the humble residents and beautiful natural landscape. Diep Son path, a road submerged below the sea level that appears from 7am to middle day. Taka a walk around the islands and explore its pristine beauty. Visit local homes on the island which are very rustic and idyllic.

5/ Notes:

– The island is unexplored and does not offer many services, so it is not suitable for families travelling with children.

– Remember to maintain the cleanness of the island and collect your garbage before leaving

– Do not use the local belongings without their permission

– Protect your belongings as well.

I hope Diep Son is an interesting destination for those who love and wish to preserve the beauty of the island.

Go and explore!!!

What does “Bia hoi” mean? In English, “beer” is beer and “hoi” means gas. It is a type of draft beer popular in Vietnam, especially in Hanoi. The alcohol level of this beer is usually at 3%. It is very light-alcohol beer.

If you are in Hanoi, you should try a glass of “bia hoi’ instead of a bottle of Henieken or Tiger. I have to say that if you are beer experts or just want to have a unique experience in drinking a cup of local beer in Vietnam, please do not skip “Bia hoi”. I have lived in Hanoi for more than 20 years and my farther is a real Hanoi man. I have been watching my city change day by day in every aspect but there are one thing which never changes is drinking “Bia hoi”. It is not only a normal type of beer but also a traditional culture for people living in Hanoi during a long time. My farther is an exact example for this. He was born in Hanoi and spends nearly all of his life in Hanoi. He is getting older and many habits were changed day by day but he always keep drinking two cups of beer in a small store at the corner of the a street near our house. When I was at secondary school, I always ask my father why he drink “bia hoi” every day and talk to him that it will be harmful for him and always want him to give up it. He never answered my questions and still keeps drinking until now (just only one – two glass per day). However, when I grew up, I never ask him about it anymore because I loved drinking “bia hoi” too. Sometimes, we go to drink one or two glass of beer at the weekend when I do not have to go to work. My father drinks every day but for me just only Sunday with him and Saturday with my friend. I will tell you 5 reasons why drinking “bia hoi” is considered as a traditional culture of many Hanoi people.

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Historical reason: (from 1890 till now)

For older like my farther, drinking “bia hoi” make them get back to their past. In the past of Hanoi, you will have to queue to buy a glass of “bia hoi”. Our long story will start at my grand-father’s age. However, I will tell you the brief. The first beer factory in Hanoi was built in 1890 at Hoang Hoa Tham Street with the name “Hommel Beer” factory. They just had 30 workers and produced around 100 liters per day. It means that if you go late, you cannot drink beer. From 1890 – 1959, beer was a rare drink in Hanoi though it was not expensive but the limitation of technology and war made us have difficulty in producing “bia hoi” with a large number. After 1970, “bia hoi” was more popular and we can produce more and more. However, they did not sell so much beer for one buyer because they do not want buyer to be drunk and make bad things. Beside, at this period, drinking beer culture was the same with our nowadays’ bus-culture. The disables and women or older will be at the first places. Next place is for buyer who had pence. Most people always kept pence for themselves to buy “bia hoi”. That’s why “Xich lo” drivers or seller at market were always the familiar customers.


HABECO has re-constructed the image of beer counters in 90’s

After many changes of the name and the development of economy and social, now this factory has name HABECO (Hanoi Beer Company) and they have many famous products which are canned or bottled such as Hanoi beer, Truc Bach beer. However, their most popular product is still “Bia Hoi” which is produced every day and contained in keg of 50 litters.

No preservative.

‘Bia hoi’ is a special type of homemade beer, unpreserved, brewed daily and delivered in kegs to local businesses


“Bia hoi” must be sold during one day. HABECO staffs will collect the old keg and give a new keg to sellers every early morning

Unlike as canned or bottled beer, “Bia hoi” is not included any preservative because Hanoi Beer Company will collect their keg in the early morning from sellers and renew them every day. Therefore, there is no stocking of ‘bia hoi’, and outlets must forecast accordingly. They must purchase just enough to last one whole day. ‘Bia hoi’ is best when served early in the day when sellers just receive their new keg.

Cheaper than water:

In the fact that you will have to spend at least 50 US cent for one 330ml bottle of fresh water but for a 330ml cup of “Bia hoi” is only at 40 US cent. I do not why it is so cheap like this but I can make sure that it will be the most valuable beer in the world


One of famous beer corner in Hanoi – Ta Hien S

Unique glasses

There is only one type of glass to drink “Bia hoi”. If you try to drink “Bia hoi” with other types of glasses, I will have to say that you did not enjoy a real “Bia hoi”. These glasses do not make the beer more delicious or have a better taste. However, simply, “Bia hoi” have to be inside these glasses.


You will see these glasses only in Hanoi. I can say that they are “traditional Bia hoi glasses”

This glass was used to drink “Bia hoi” for the first time in 1960 and then it has become a symbol of “Bia hoi” drinking culture in Hanoi. You will only see this glass when you drink “Bia hoi” in Hanoi. No places in the world have these glasses. They are recycled from broken glass pieces and there are only one village in Vietnam can produce these glasses.

None can explain why Hanoi people love these glasses and have to use them when they drink “Bia hoi”. Everything has to be changed but these glasses and taste of “Bia hoi” had no changes. In my opinion, it is not only a normal glass to drink beer but also a historical and cultural symbol which exist for a long time


There are some popular foods which you should try when you drink Hanoi beer. These food are very delicious and very matched with the taste of “Bia hoi” in Hanoi:

  • Peanut
  • Nem Chua (Fermented pork roll)
  • Dau Phu Ran (Fired soya cheese)
  • Nom (Sweet and sour salad)
  • Muc Nuong (Grilled cuttle fish)

“Bia Hoi” with peanut and Fired soya cheese

You can find these foods easily when you drink “Bia hoi” in Hanoi. All of “Bia hoi” sellers can serve you these foods. They are not expensive and very popular in Vietnam.

I hope that all of you now know how to drink beer like a local guy and learn more about one of the unique cultural features of Hanoi. If you travel to Hanoi, do not hesitate to try “Bia hoi” once time because it is very worthy and valuable. No places in the world can offer fresh “home-made” beer with a cheaper price then Hanoi.

Halong Bay is famous for its beautiful scenery with thousands of limestone islands emerging from its emerald water. As part of your trip to Halong Bay, you must be tearing your hair out trying to struggle with information offered from a huge number of  travel agents, tour desk and hotels to find the best cruise. To help you minimize the time for planing the Halong Trip, I would like to offer these tips below and hopefully it can be really useful for you.

How to travel

Is traveling on your own is always cheaper than booking a tour from a travel agent? This may be true when you have a big group and there is one “travel expert” leading the tour but it is wrong for Halong Bay trip. Let’s imagine, you have only 2 people. You may go to bus station to catch a bus to Halong then take a taxi or “xe om” (taxi motorbike) to the pier to reach your cruise. It may take a lot of your mean time especially when you decide which boat or cruise should be the best among many offer. Also, you are not aware of the route you choose, the food you are served or the bedroom you stay until you get on that cruise. Instead of this headache, booking a tour to Halong Bay from reliable agents is really a big deal as you can rely on them for a packaged service. There will be a bus and driver coming to your hotel lobby in Hanoi Centre and pick you up to the booked cruise then you are free of mind to enjoy the trip until the car takes you back to Hanoi.


Your time allowed

Sometimes, we receive some questions like: “I am not going to swim, should I take a one day trip?” or “Is this worth spending a night on a junk?”. All of these questions are relevant to your time bound. Many are time limit, you just have one day to Halong, so one-day tour is an option for you. Just be noted that most of the travel time is on the road and you can just spend around 4 hours on the bay. Activities for a day trip are visiting 1 cave such as Sung Sot or Thien Cung Cave, going kayaking, having a lunch on boat. Many others have longer stay in North Vietnam and want to go further in Halong, staying over one night or two will be the best choice for whom to discover this beautiful heritage site.


Your budget plan

There are hundreds Halong junk cruise for your trip so the prices are varied. These “floating hotels” can be divided into Superior, Deluxe and Luxury cruise similar to hotel on land. The price range for Superior cruise is from $99 to $139/person for 2 days 1 night. Deluxe cruise costs from $160 to $245/person and higher or even double for Luxury cruise. Please check what are included in your package. You may have the full boat trip, meals and tickets fees but transportation from Hanoi to Halong and return is excluded. This small extra can be required if you decide to book the cruise. Moreover, the peak season for Halong Bay is from October to March the next year, so the price can fluctuate just a little and often cruise are fully booked soon.


Your favourite route

Recently, many more people prefer going to off the beaten path of Halong to Bai Tu Long Bay as this is not too touristic. You can get the enjoyable moment and travel in your own style. However, for any first time tourists to Halong, you are encouraged to choose a classic route to famous and typical caves in Halong such as Sung Sot Cave, Titov Island, Soisim Beach, Thien Cung Cave and go kayaking to Luon Cave. If you spend one more day, the route near Cat Ba island is a nice choice as well. For almost all cruises, you may experience the Tai Chi class for early morning, cooking demonstration before a main meal, fishing squid (seasonal) and singing karaoke on boat. Travellers in higher quality cruise may have massage, jacuzzi and sauna bath inside their room. Be noted that all cruises in this article are sharing ones, you join with other tourists.

Cruise reputation & safety

Please read travellers’review, your friends or hotel guests and ask your travel expert from travel agents to find your most suitable cruise. It can be famous for the responsibility in environment protecting or some charitable activities. To be sure, you can also base on its price, if it is too low it may not be a good one. The wooden small boat with high reputation may be great. Also, pay attention to its safety is a must. You should check the boat’s age, the newer the better and its facilities such as life vests, alarm clocks, hammers and safety boxes…

As Halong Bay tour is a must to Vietnam, I hope these information above might be helpful for your perfect Halong trip.

Happy traveling


Ritual of Pouring Water on the Bodhi Tree (Bo Tree)

All the pagodas throughout the country celebrate on Full Moon Day of Kason. This ritual commemorates the date 2500 years ago when the Buddha gained enlightenment while mediation under a Bodhi tree. Pilgrims pour water on this tree in pagoda compounds to keep them fresh in the summer heat of May.

As the month of kason is at the middle of the hot reason, the earth is dry and people pour water at the Maha-Bodhi tree to make sure it does not die of drought during the hot summer. This has become an integral part of Myanmar culture and on every full-moon day of kason, the Buddhist people would march in a grand procession to the Bodhi tree or to the pagodas to pour scented water.

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Ritual of Pouring Water on the Bodhi Tree (Bo Tree)

There are so many banyan tress in various regions of Myanmar. The majestic trees give cool shade and grandeur as well as dignity. grace and charm. Water pouring ceremony to the Bodhi tree in the month of Kason had been performed successively since the time of Myanmar monarchs to the present day. The performance of the ceremony is supportive not only to the religion and tradition but also to keeping trees green and lush.

  • Date:   During May
  • Location: Countrywide
Ritual of Pouring Water on the Bodhi Tree (Bo Tree)

Ritual of Pouring Water on the Bodhi Tree (Bo Tree)

Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival

The weather in June may not support for outdoor activities through the country, even festivals. Only the biggest one – Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival takes place in Pakkoku, Central Myanmar. Pakokku is an old traditional town on the western bank of the Ayeyarwadt river. This pagoda festival is the most important for all towns west of the Ayeyarwady and produce from the region.

Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda

Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda

This festival is an occasion for farming communities in the Pakokku to come together and celebrate the end of the harvest season. Pakokku is the old town on the western bank of Ayeyawady River. This is the most important festival of the land. The festival is also occurred with a local market selling local specialties such as fried chili, tobacco, fiber bags. This is also areas growing the best quality of Tanakha, the plant to make traditional skin-protected cosmetic of Burmese people. Red robed Buddhist monks will collect alms from local people and attendees in the festival. All farmers and merchants will donate portion of their profits to the temple.

  • Date: from 8th Nayon month
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Location: Pakokku, central Myanmar

Waso Festival

The Waso festival is annually held on the full moon of Waso throughout the country. The festival commemorates the time when the Budha gave his first sermon, to five months. Pilgrims throughout the country gather wild flowers to offer at pagodas, and offer new robes to monks. The Buddhist Lent period is from the full moon of Waso until the full moon of Thadingyut.

During the Waso festival, Buddhist monks are not allowed to go outside overnight or longer and they have to stay at their monasteries. Often, monks begin their Lenten days on the full moon day of the fourth month of the Myanmar calendar and ends on the full moon day of Thadingyut, the seventh month of the Myanmar calendar. It lasts for three month in total.

The Waso festival is annually held on the full moon of Waso throughout the country

The Waso festival is annually held on the full moon of Waso throughout the country

The Waso festival is annually held on the full moon of Waso throughout the country

It is said in history that a group of monks set out on a journey to pay their respects to the Buddha in the agricultural season. Because many people complained that the monks walked across cultivated fields and destroyed the crops, the Lord passed a law to be followed by monks: no monk shall make a journey lasting a night or longer during the three monks of the monsoon rains. That rains retreat is the Buddhist Lent.

Following the law, monks spend more time and energy to the propagation of the Buddha’s teachings and the practice, that is, meditation, of the doctrine during that period. Laymen and laywomen try to gian merit through offering robes, alms and other essentials to the Sangha, it was a special donation to the monks during the Lent of absolute devotion to meditation. This annual occasion is called “Waso-pwe”, occasion of offering essentials to the Sangha, or “Waso-thingan-katlupwe”, occasion of offering robes to the Sangha.

From this time on, Buddhist experience three months by not drinking alcohol, making donation ceremonies, reciting the Buddhist chant, keeping precepts and practicing meditation. Morever,marriage and changing of accommodation during the period are not encouraged.

  • Date:   July (15th day of 04th Burmese month)
  • Location: Countrywide
Myanmar Waso Festival (or) Lenten Season

Myanmar Waso Festival (or) Lenten Season

Taung Pyone Nat ( Spirit ) Festival

There are number of annual Nat festivals celebrated in Myanmar, the Nats of the region accordingly. Taungpyone festival is the most attractive and important in a village near Mandalay. Annual festival is held in September or August according to the Myanmar Lunar calendar. The believers honour the two Taung Pyone brothers, Min Gyi and Min  Galay. In Buddhist lore, spirits or nats exit in many forms such as celestials or guardians of the faith, cities or villages, or even for each individual. The pantheon of 37 spirits worshipped by semi-animists are also called Nat but of a different kind. Most of 37 spirits met violent deaths as humans and by strong emotions of bitterness or anger could not pass through to their next life but remain in limbo. But rituals worship them in believing that they will be blessed and they could bring more wealth and good fortune to their daily life.

Taung Pyone Nat ( Spirit ) Festival

Taung Pyone Nat ( Spirit ) Festival

This village is known among Myanmar people thanks to the Taung Pyone Festival, which is the most famous festival of Nats (spirits) in the country. This is the festival where people are allowed to make fun of each other but not allowed to get angry or take the joke as serious for all visitors are expected to smile with joy and fun. All the Nat mediums or clairvoyance and those who believe and worship Nat’s gather in the village. The usually quiet village of Taung Payone becomes very crowded for the time of the festival with all the visitors coming to join the celebrations by car, train or on foot.

The village itself is a pleasant place to be. The beautiful landscape opens the view on mountains covered with palm trees. You can enjoy your stay in a traditional village hut fully made from a palm stem and leaves. Obviously the huts don’t have usual facilities – both showers and toilets are outside. So you will definitely have an interesting outdoor shower experience. Don’t forget to bring some extra longyi which will be necessary for the bathing. During the festival you can find many shops selling traditional crafts – handmade necklaces, bracelets, different children’s toys, snacks, local products.

Series of 37 Nat statues on the stands are offered food and flowers, but not pork products, cash and alcohol. The mediums entertain the crowds with Nat dance with the traditional Nat music and performance during night and day. The whole area is occupied with circus and cultural dances, music and magic shows, fortune tellers and tattoo shops. Thousands of people are visiting the Nats Pavilions to consult a medium for their future prospects and fortunes.

  • Date:   During August
  • Location: Taungyone, Mandalay Division
This is the festival where people are allowed to make fun of each other but not allowed to get angry or take the joke as serious for all visitors are expected to smile with joy and fun.

This is the festival where people are allowed to make fun of each other but not allowed to get angry or take the joke as serious for all visitors are expected to smile with joy and fun.

Manuha Pagoda Festival

Manuha Pagoda Festival is held annually one day before the Full Moon Day of Tawtalin. Depending on the Lunar Calendar. the festival is held in end of September or start of October. Manuha Pagoda Festival is celebrated for three consecutive days.

During two days festival, pretty village girls dressed in their best parade with trays of fruit and cakes to offer at the pagoda. During the afternoon, young men parade larger than life papier mache figures they have made of heroes, celestials and animals. At night, they put on dances and plays. The next morning at dawn, they offer foods at the shrine and also to the monks.

The parade of colourful paper mache figures roam around the city during the festival. The locals create colorful and beautiful decorations of images such as the Manuha King himself. tigers. cows. elephants. horses. and even some stars of today. The number of representation varies up to hundred. The parade goes on until the end of the day.

Locals and foreign visitors enjoy the sight of the colorful papier-mâché figures and also the lifestyle of the Bagan locals. There are other entertainments such as Zat Pwe and Anyeint at the night time. Villagers near and far never miss this opportunity of participating the Manuha Festival.

  • Date:   During September
  • Location: Bagan
The pretty village girls dressed in their best parade with trays of fruit and cakes to offer at the pagoda.

The pretty village girls dressed in their best parade with trays of fruit and cakes to offer at the pagoda.

$135 stamping fee will be applied to any visa applicant of an US passport holder

$135 stamping fee will be applied to any visa applicant of an US passport holder

It has been a controversial/debatable topic on how much is the exact cost for tourist visa to Vietnam applied to travelers from the USA.

It has to be right that the visa now is multiple and 01 year valid, though travelers might do it less than a week or up to a year. Tourist visa can be obtained through two following ways:

Mutiple entries, frequent visits

Mutiple entries, frequent visits

  1. Obtained through Vietnamese Embassy in Washington D.C or other Vietnam Consulates as in San Francisco, Buffalo or New York. Price for a completed visa that is ready on your passport can be from the average of US$185 to US$220 depending on each consulate service fee.
  2. Obtained through Visa on Arrival with a Letter for Visa provided to you by your local travel agent. Generally, an agent will charge for the fee of $10 – $15 to arrange this Letter for Visa On Arrival ( VOA ) and when you get to the airport immigration, a stamping fee of US$135 will be required and paid by cash only. This fee used to be just $25 but since the end of Aug 2016, it’s has been raised up to US$135 as noted due to the implementation of a bilateral diplomatic agreement between the State of Vietnam and the US Government. This new visa policy not only enable you to stay for 01 year but also with multi entries. For those who apply for visa earlier than late Aug 2016, old policy of $25 stamping fee is still applied.
Vietnam is raising the quality of tourism

Vietnam is raising the quality of tourism

The Vietnam Government is under a sharp strategy to pave more ways for the development of the tourism industry and turning it one of the driving forces for the economy as agricultural and forestry products export, oil & gas export and manufacturings etc… It’s understandable that the visa story is one of its reform activities. Should any adjustment needed in the months to come to bring it into full play, Indochina Voyages blogging team will keep you updated.

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Introduced in Vietnam in recent years, paragliding is a new adventure sport requiring obligatory safety of the radio, a full helmet and belts, yet the technical mastery take off and landing under the guidance of a coach. Being a recreational discipline, but still requiring the professionalism of the players in good spirits, the equipment skills, fitness and knowledge, paragliding makes the dream of flying in the sky come up easier.

Vien Nam Mountain, Hanoi

Paragliding in Hanoi

Paragliding in Hanoi –source: dalattrip.com

Having two tops, one at 215 m and other at 500 m, Vien Nam Mountain, Yen Binh ward, in Thach That district is perfect for take-off. This mountain often witnesses a number of members of the North club Paragliding come to practice together. However, to reach the summit, you should walk around 30 minutes. From at the peak of the mountain, all paraglider pilots will be overwhelmed with the vast sky, creeping along the mountains, floating on birds and clouds while taking in the awesome views of the mountains of identical messages outside the capital city. Travel indochina Vietnam

Bai Nha Mountain, Hoa Binh

Paragliding in Hoa Binh

Paragliding in Hoa Binh–source: xaluan.com

Lofty, windswept and offering challenges, top of the mountain Bai Nha, Ngoc Son commune, Lac Son district, Hoa Binh province is one of the most stunning places for parachuting activity in the North. Conquering this peak, flying on skies and putting bold image themselves up on the sky are desire of anyone Paragliding.

Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai

Paragliding in Mu Cang Chai

Paragliding in Mu Cang Chai–source: dalattrip.com

Aerial view Paragliding poetic beauty, infatuation and grandeur, Mu Cang Chai is rated as one of the most beautiful Paragliding places in Vietnam. You will pass Khau Pha peak, the highest mountain top in the four the Northwest’s peaks to reach Mu Cang Chai. Khau Pha, with the nice weather conditions together with magnificent natural scenery, according to the paraglider pilots in this beautiful country, is one of four most potential paragliding points. You will feel overwhelmed by the very fresh air, the incredible beauty of back roads winding mountain and the terraced fields as well as by the majestic mountains and the wonders here from on parachute immense between sky and earth.

Linh Truong Mountain, Thanh Hoa

Paragliding in Thanh Hoa

Paragliding in Thanh Hoa–source: vhay.vn

Having the 210m high take off point surrounded by a pine forest with steep slopes and a narrow road, Linh Truong mountain, Thanh Hoa province is thought to be a potential Paragliding place. You will see far away from the salt pans glisten in the sun, gentle blue runs headline with casuarinas endless, the whole beauty of the beach, from on the parachute. Being a highlight of the region with blessed great looking sea and mountain river, making it good condition for plenty of safe landing options, the relatively pristine Truong Linh Mountain, which winds along the river Lach Truong, is a “playground” for experienced pilots.

Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang

Paragliding in Da Nang

Paragliding in Da Nang–source: en.vietnamplus.vn

Creating a seductive, inviting beautiful bay, Son Tra Peninsula in the south is an ideal place where you can join in paragliding to admire rolling clouds, lush forest strips stretching to the edge of the sea to make up an enormous ecoregion together with the spectacular wonders of the high mountains. Pham Van Dong beach or Tho Quang beach at foothills of Son Tra is usually landing location.

Foreign tourists coming to Vietnam have many exciting experiences. One of them is how to cross road with traffic. Many visitors said: crossing road in vietnam is called the “art” and like an adventure games, but interesting. Below are the top 5 tips for helping foreign visitors to cross road. Indochina travel Vietnam

how to cross the road in Vietnam

how to cross the road in Vietnam

Forget the rules when crossing

If you have plans to travel to Vietnam, be prepared to forget everything taught about the crossing,such as: waiting as stopped vehicles, road markings for pedestrian and traffic light signals. In Vietnam, people cross the road by going straight ahead and create their own path while the vehicle is running.

Do not be afraid

In the eyes of foreign tourists the drivers were working careful, they moved slowly. So you should go straight to the road, slow down but not stop, and especially do not be scared.

note the vehicle was heading towards you

note the vehicle was heading towards you

Note the vehicle was heading towards you

The street was always full vehicles but pedestrians are crossing easily. You just need note to the direction of the vehicle, looking for spaces and slowly crossed. “There is no better way to cross the road, because the traffic is a nightmare in the big cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City.

Do not stand in front of a bus

The bus is a public transportation in Vietnam. Bus ride safe and very cheap price. Therefore the number of people in each bus are larg.
Standing in front of the bus is extremely dangerous. Because the bus stop is very difficult, unlike motorcycles.

do not stand in front of a bus

do not stand in front of a bus

Ask help from the traffic police

The traffic police officer in Vietnam was not scary. They are always smiling, just dedicated to you. So you need to do it is to smile and ask help from them.

ask help from the traffic police

ask help from the traffic police