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: The Marble Mountains – Danang, Vietnam.

Marble Mountain Danang Vietnam

1. Marble Mountains, April 2018. I think I may be turning into a spoilt traveller. On the face of it The Marble Mountains are something I should have gotten excited about. After all they’re one of Danang’s top attractions, an area of considerable natural beauty that all the big travel sites salivate over. “Essential!” says Travelfish, […]

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My 5: Dragon Bridge – Danang, Vietnam.

Dragon Bridge Danang Vietnam

1. April 2018. I’ve seen some amazing bridges during my years of world travel, but certainly nothing even in the same ballpark as Danang’s Dragon Bridge. Straddling the graceful waters of Han River in the shape of a formidable golden dragon, this is Vietnam’s longest bridge at 666 meters. The bridge connects the city’s eastern […]

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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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