Leighton Literature’s Travel Guide to Vietnam.

Leighton Thomas travel blogger voice over editor English teacher

28 days, 13 locations, god knows how many sub-locations (I can’t be bothered to count), 80 articles. Interested in traveling Vietnam? Click below: https://leightonliterature.com/vietnam/    

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My 5: Danang Cathedral, Vietnam.

Danang Cathedral, Vietnam.

1. Danang Cathedral, April 2018. With so much to see and do in Danang it’s easy to overlook some of its more understated spots. I’m always keen to rack up another cathedral for my world collection, so I made sure to hit this pretty pink edifice on my way to breakfast one morning. 2. Danang […]

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My 5: Thuy Thanh Village, Vietnam.

Man with bike Thuy Thanh Village Hue Vietnam

1. Thuy Tanh Village, April 2018. Surrounded by paddy fields and set along a section of the sleepy Nhu Y River, this traditional Vietnamese village lies just nine kilometers from the centre of Hue city. As soon as I heard about its famous covered bridge (I’ve got something of a fetish), I knew I had […]

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The National School (Truong Quoc Hoc) – Hue, Vietnam.

National School Truong Quoc Hoc Hue Vietnam

1. The National School (Truong Quoc Hoc), April 2018. If you’re in Hue and open to checking out something a bit different from the typical tourist trail, why not take a walk down to this handsome French era secondary school, one of the most esteemed educational establishments in Vietnam.

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My 5: The Perfume River – Hue, Vietnam.

Boat crossing The Perfume River Hue Vietnam

1. The Perfume River, 2018. Hue’s Perfume River is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde affair. In the day the waters are largely dead, far from pretty (a kind of soupy grey-brown) and not a trace of perfume wafting in the air. Apparently that can only be experienced in late autumn when the riverbank […]

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My 5: The Royal Gardens – The Imperial City – Hue, Vietnam.

Royal Gardens Imperial City Hue Vietnam

1. The Royal Gardens (Imperial City, Hue), April 2018. Hue’s majestic Imperial City is a fascinating window into the rich history of Vietnam’s Nguyen Emperors. Even with only a fraction of its original glory intact, you’ll still be treated to sweeping courtyards, traditional temples, crumbling stone gates, painted halls and towering pagodas. And then you’ve […]

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