All tagged history

The Best Museums in Da Nang, Vietnam to learn about Vietnamese history, art, and culture

Da Nang, Vietnam is home to some of Vietnam’s most interesting museums. I’ve chosen three of the best museums in the city. These are the ones that I think give visitors the best look at Vietnamese history and culture. Learn more about the Da Nang Museum, the Museum of Cham Sculpture, and the Fine Arts Museum. These three museums are perfect escapes from a rainy day in Da Nang.

The Big Guide to Macau's Must-See Casinos

If you don’t have time to visit every casino in Macau, try to visit at least a few of the ones listed here. These are the casinos that have the most to offer a visitor (even if you don’t want to gamble). These casinos have exciting attractions for tourists, amazing sights to see, and impressive collections to wonder at.

Two Temples in Central Vang Vieng, Laos - discover Lao spirituality

Visit Vang Vieng’s two amazing temples! While Vang Vieng may be best known for its wild parties and basically free alcohol, there’s a quieter, more cultural spiritual side to the popular backpacker’s town as well. As Vang Vieng struggles to reclaim its culture and peaceful atmosphere from its bad reputation, more visitors are looking to the lesser-known side of this little town on the Nam Song River.

Visiting the COPE Center in Vientiane, Laos

Laos, the most heavily bombed country in the history of the world, is still suffering after the Vietnam War. There are more unexploded ordinances (UXO) in Laos than there are people, and the poor infrastructure and rough terrain make it difficult to remove bombs. The COPE Center, an NGO in Vientiane, is a fascinating and heartbreaking museum that does a lot of work on UXO removal and providing prosthetic limbs to those who have been injured in explosions.