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North Vietnam by Train

North Vietnam by Train

Take a journey through northern Vietnam by train aboard the classic Vietnam train, which was built by the French more than 100 years ago. The country has been using the train to transfer not only the local people but also buffaloes, pigs, chickens and many other goods from the mountains to the capital city of Hanoi. Travel through the country’s scenic mountains then spend a few days on a private adventure in Sapa with an experience hiking guide.


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Where to Go in Southeast Asia 2020

Where to Go in Southeast Asia 2020

Asia is known as the largest continent in the world, both by land area and population. It’s home to nearly 4.5 billion people, more than half of the world’s population. The continent is too wide and diverse to conceptualize as a single digestible travel "destination", and we want to see it all. So we want to invite you to start with our hand-picked choices of where to go in Southeast Asia in 2020, which is overflowing with ancient cultures that would take a lifetime to fully explore.


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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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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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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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Where to Go in Southeast Asia 2019

Where to Go in Southeast Asia 2019

Friendly people, peaceful villages, scenic mountain retreats, remote tropical beaches, and rich cultures make Southeast Asia a gateway to top your 2019 travel list. Incense Travel has rounded up some of our favorite destinations that still feel untouched and authentic. We are always ready to suggest which itinerary suited your interests to help you plan your next great journey. Bon voyage!


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When is the best time to travel Cambodia?

When is the best time to travel Cambodia?

The best time to travel Cambodia is between November and April, when you can enjoy its dry season with much pleasant weather and bright sunshine. The dry season in Cambodia can be divided into two periods; the first is the least hot of the year, while the second, from mid-February to May, is the hottest time of the year. River travel on the Mekong is best between November and February, when the weather is cooler and the water levels are higher.


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A Story to Celebrate War Invalids and Martyrs Day

A Story to Celebrate War Invalids and Martyrs Day

Traveling in Hue, the former imperial city and one of the bloodiest battlefields in the Vietnam War, when the whole country is honoring outstanding revolutionary contributors on the occasion of War Invalids and Martyrs Day this July 27. I would like to take this opportunity to share a story of how my family recently found the remains of my uncle, a North Vietnam soldier who died in the battle of Hue in 1968, in which miracle really happened.


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