Robert R, a Thai travel blogger, said that it would be a pity to skip Hoi An and that visiting the Cu Chi tunnels is “unquestionable”. Robert R once spent 14 days wandering around Vietnam to discover famous tourist attractions. Here are his suggestions for 10 destinations foreign tourists should ...

Notre-Dame Cathedral Saigon was built with materials imported from France How to get to Notre-Dame Cathedral Saigon What you can experience in and around Notre-Dame Cathedral Saigon Explore every corner of Notre-Dame Cathedral Saigon Stroll around bookstreet Nguyen Van Binh Visit War Remnants Museum to learn about Vietnam war ...

Take a walking tour around the city. 1. Notre Dame Cathedral – The one remaining stronghold of Catholicism 2. Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office – The beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times 3. Turtle Lake – An artificial lake famous for its architecture 4. Ben Thanh market ...

Cat Moc Spa Miu Miu Spa Temple Leaf Spa Le Spa des Artistes Saigon Le Grand Spa & Fitness Saigon Saigon Heritage Spa Moc Huong Spa Golden Lotus Spa Indochine Spa Saigon Thann Sanctuary Spa Photo by Brooke Lark / Unsplash One of Vietnam’s most frequented cities, Ho Chi ...

Learn about the Vietnam war by visiting Cu Chi Tunnels Explore life on waterways in Mekong delta, the Southern tropical land of Vietnam Ben Tre Cai Be floating market My Tho Cai Rang Bound for the water Vung Tau Ho Tram Take a chill pill and slow things down ...

Vinh Khanh Street: the heaven of street food Look for some seafood in Vĩnh Khánh Street Eat oc (Sea Snails) at Vinh Khanh Sushi Ko BBQ Lua Pha Lau – Cow Intestine Soup Mi Vit Tiem – Stewed Duck Noodle Soup Com Ga Xoi Mo – Chicken Rice Photo ...

Ho Chi Minh City is a large, busy and fascinating city. The city is an eclectic blend of the traditional and the modern. With historic attractions, fascinating day trips and bustling streets lined with food stalls and pavement cafes, there’s certainly plenty to see and do in two days ...

Day 1: Explore the heart of Ho Chi Minh city Morning: Explore the history of Sai Gon Afternoon: Experience a modern Ho Chi Minh city Evening: Enjoy the top thing to do in HCMC- Chilling on a rooftop bar Day 2: Chilling with the locals Morning: Enjoy “Sai Gon ...

1. Get your “mandatory” bowl of Pho 2. Try ‘Com Tam’ 3. Grab a bite of Vietnamese pancakes – ‘Banh Xeo’ 4. Get your ‘Banh Mi’ – Vietnamese baguette 5. Have your morning cup of joe, Vietnamese style 6. Go on a street food extravaganza 7. Visit an unsual ...

HO CHI MINH CITY – is crowded with foreign tourists flocking to Bui Vien pedestrian street, cheering with joy when Vietnam U23 won the gold medal in men’s football at the 31st SEA Games. Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, Bui Vien street, District 1 is a destination that attracts tourists to ...

Orange cake is the latest dish of Vietnam that is included in the top of the best food that diners should try by the American newspaper. Bread, orange cake, beef noodle soup and filter cake are dishes mentioned by CNN culinary experts on the list and recommended for visitors to try ...

On April 18, CDC removed Vietnam and 89 other countries and territories around the world from the list of recommended do not travel. Some destinations on the list of Vietnam varieties are reduced to Level 3 – the high level in the UK, France, Israel, Turkey, Australia, Spain, Russia, ...

If five times through Vietnam before Minh went “corporal punishment” and worked at the same time, this time with a cat, Minh chose to enjoy each place. Mai Do Minh (29 years old) lives and works freelance in Ho Chi Minh City. During the Covid-19 epidemic, he participated in many ...

A combination of savory beef jerky, aromatic scallions, fatty pate, and creamy quail egg yolk, this Da Nang dish, grilled rice paper, bears the heart of local youth. One simply cannot talk about Da Nang treats without mentioning its renowned rice paper sandwich (banh trang kep) and grilled rice ...

A series of aerial photos taken in Vietnam by local and foreign photographers are among top selected entries at the Drone Photo Awards 2020. Alex Cao’s “Alien Structure on Earth” captures buffaloes stirring up the soil water logged fields in central Quang Ngai Province. The annual Drone Photo Awards ...

A popular eatery in Saigon serves hearty bowls of crab soup along with crab sticks, boiled quail eggs, century eggs, and pork brains. People passing by the Do Thanh Residence in Saigon’s District 3 during lunch time will be struck by the crowds gathered around the crab soup stall. ...

Boasting the spiciness of Korean cuisine, these three restaurants bring a gastronomical authenticity to Hanoians. Bornga Vietnam Chicken soup at Bornga Vietnam. Bornga Vietnam is a well-known brand among the Korean-cuisine lovers in Hanoi, with two restaurants, one in Le Dai Hanh Street, Hai Ba Trung District, and one ...

If you are an adventure seeker, you would love trekking in Vietnam, well-known for its beautiful mountain peaks and diverse forest wildlife. Here are five of the country’s top trekking trails. Ta Lien Son Azalea flowers on Ta Lien Son mountain in Lai Chau Province, April 2019. Photo by ...

Boasting signature Thai cuisine, these six Saigon eateries serve up a fusion of traditional and modern flavors. Greyhound Cafe This cafe on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1 offers a combination of traditional and modern Thai tastes. While Greyhound’s interior mimics the many modern and cozy coffee shops ...

The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai is a land of mist, fog and sunlight playing hide and seek at dawn. A corner of Pleiku Town, the center of Gia Lai, which is more than 500 km from Ho Chi Minh City, is covered by fog in an early ...

Ky Co Beach in central town Quy Nhon is known for its distinctive beauty, boasting crescent-shaped coastline and crystal-clear water. Ky Co Beach is well-known for calm turquoise sea and magnificent rocky mountains. Photo by Shutterstock/Jimmy Tran. Located about 25 km northeast of Quy Nhon’s center, Ky Co in ...

From the hilltop, I admired the vibrant scenery of Sin Suoi Ho, with pink cherry blossoms and yellow boat orchids meeting my gaze. A house of H’mong people amid cherry blossoms. Photo by Xu Kien. Situated at 1,500 m above sea level, Sin Suoi Ho is a commune of ...

Hao Sy Phuong Alley in Saigon, Hanoi’s Long Bien Bridge, and Nha Bo Slope in Da Lat are among some Vietnamese destinations straining against the tide of disruptive, camera-wielding tourists. Hao Sy Phuong Alley, Saigon Hao Sy Phuong Alley in Saigon. Photo by VnExpress/Di Vy. Hao Sy Phuong Alley ...

A Hanoi-Tokyo flight, Vietnam’s first international commercial flight after six months of suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, carried over 100 passengers to Japan Saturday morning. The one-way flight, operated by Vietnam Airlines with passengers queueing up from 3:30 a.m., from Noi Bai airport to Narita airport took off ...

Residents of Lang Son Province in northern Vietnam go trekking long distances up rocky mountains to harvest tons of custard apples. The harvest season for custard apples has been on for a month in Chi Lang District, which means residents have been going up and down the mountains to pluck ...

A coastal province in the Mekong Delta, Ben Tre is known for its delicacies from rivers and fruit orchards. Fish-paste hotpot Photo by Nguyen Vo. This is made with a typical Mekong Delta fish-paste broth. The savory hotpot includes southerners’ favorite goby fish, octopus, beef meatballs and others, and ...

Ripening Burmese grapes have covered Tien Phuoc District in Quang Nam Province with their red hue since mid September. Virtually every house in Tien Phuoc, dubbed the Burmese-grape capital of Quang Nam, has a few of the fruit trees. The tree, known scientifically as Baccaurea sapida, began to be ...

French lensman Pierre Dieulefils captured images of daily life in Vietnam in the 1880s. At the end of the 19th century southern women preferred “ao ngu than” (five-piece ao dai) and beaded jewelry. According to designer Sy Hoang, rich women used to wear this type of ao dai, with four layers ...

Pho burgers, shrimp paste pizzas and sweet soup with roast pork are some intriguing culinary innovations in Vietnam. Pho burger Photo courtesy of kosomap. On the outside, it looks like any other burger. But its secret is in the sauce, which has the hearty flavor of the traditional Vietnamese ...

French photographer Pierre Dieulefils documented Vietnamese landmarks like Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Ha Long Bay and Ban Gioc Waterfall in the late 19th century. The 2.29-kilometer Long Bien Bridge, which connects the downtown district of Hoan Kiem with Long Bien District, was built between 1898 and 1902 by the ...

Only two hours from Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau is a popular weekend getaway offering beachfront resorts, heaps of delicious seafood, and a slower pace of life. Coastal history in this part of Vietnam is a combination of religious relics and French garrisons and mansions. Vũng Tàu’s beaches may not ...

A delivery man waits in front of the four-star Norfolk Hotel in HCMC’s District 1, July 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Nam. Sixteen hotels operating as quarantine facilities for foreign visitors in Hanoi and HCMC are charging up to VND5 million ($215) per night. The eight three- to five-star hotels ...

Stor Village in Gia Lai Province is the birthplace of national hero Dinh Nup, who spearheaded the village’s struggle against the French colonists. Nup, born in 1914, was an ethnic Ba Na. He became renowned for leading dozens of villagers in rebellions against the French starting in the 1930s ...

Vietnam Information Vietnam’s people are a special mix of cultures, languages and historical backgrounds. The one common denominator amongst them is that, as in most Southeast Asia countries, they love to smile and are genuinly interested in foreign visitors. The new generation of Vietnamese are largely unfamiliar with the ...

Inside Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa. Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor. Tripadvisor has named three hotels in Vietnam among the world’s top 25 based on traveler recommendation. The Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best Awards are selected by compiling reviews, ratings and saves global travelers have shared on Tripadvisor, ...

Photographs of the Mau Son range in northern Vietnam, taken over several years by a local lensman, reveal its diverse charms. Wispy clouds cast a mist over one of Mau Son peaks at more than one kilometer above sea level in Lang Son Province, which borders China and 180 ...

A Saigon woman took her dog to beach town Vung Tau and took photos of the animal at popular destinations. Bao Tran, 27, recently traveled by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau, about 100 km away, with her five-year-old dog Michael Tran, nickname Co. Co poses ...

The Yao ethnic community in Mau Son Commune, Lang Son Province in northern Vietnam is well known for hosting betrothals in the dead of night. Duong Hoa, sitting between two bridesmaids, enjoys a meal at 11 p.m. before visiting the house of future partner Hoang Dau Huong in Cong ...

The famous grilled rolls from the central town of Nha Trang have become a street food staple among Hanoi youngsters in the past few years. Nem nuong usually includes grilled pork, tiny fried spring rolls, pho noodles, green mango slices, cucumber, pickles, fresh herbs, all wrapped in rice paper, prior to being dunked ...

The first thing we did to tackle the 55 km Ta Nang-Phan Dung trek across three Vietnamese provinces was to get off to a really late start. The late start from Ho Chi Minh City to where the trek would begin would help us avoid the daytime heat. So ...

A group of cyclists rode 1,000 kilometers along the south central coast of Vietnam in April-May and indulged themselves in beautiful landscapes. The group led by Diem Dang Dung stopped by bougainvillea bushes for a picture in Ho Tram, a beach area in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. ...

Mentioning Ninh Binh province, tourists not only think of a historic relic but also an alluring tourism destination. Ninh Binh has numerous valuable cultural and historical heritage sites such as Hoa Lu ancient capital, Phat Diem stone church, Bich Dong pagoda, Bai Dinh pagoda, Thai Vi temple, and various intangible cultural heritage elements such as festivals, folk singing and culinary culture.

Located in Tan Phu Trung and Phuoc Vinh An communes in Cu Chi district, about 70km from downtown HCM City, Cu Chi Tunnels were built by local residents and soldiers using simple tools from 1946 to 1968 as shelters from US and Saigon troops during the war.

Concerns over COVID-19 forced Nguyen Thuy Quynh from Hanoi to cancel her family trip to the north central province of Thanh Hoa for the Reunification Day (April 30) and Labour Day (May 1) holiday which lasted four days from April 29 to May 2.

By installing an app named Du Lich Viet Nam An Toan (A Safe Trip in Việt Nam), visitors can provide feedback on issues in tourism services including those related to fake and poor quality products, fraud, price pressure, improper advertising and food safety.

Lying to the East of the northern province of Quang Ninh province, Co To island is a dreamy paradise with white sand beaches. It is also known as one of the most pristine islands of the country.

Some 90km south of Hanoi, Ninh Binh province boasts many famous destinations, including Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO-recognised heritage site; Tam Coc, nicknamed “Ha Long Bay on Land”; Cuc Phuong National Park; and Van Long Wetlands Nature Reserve.

Bamboo Airways officially announced on April 28 its opening of new routes from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, Da Lat city in the Central Highlands’ province of Lam Dong, and Thanh Hoa city in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa to Quy Nhon city in the south-central province of Binh Dinh.

Đà Lạt resort city in Lâm Đồng Province offers beautiful weather and great cuisine as well as live music shows that are attracting many young adults and travellers. Photo courtesy of Lululola Coffee+ By An Phương Recent music activities like The Veston Concert held by singer Hà Anh Tuấn ...

Henri Hubert, ambassador for Global Wellness Day Vietnam An ambassador for Global Wellness Day Vietnam since 2018, Henri Hubert, director of Le Nom Group, a visual communication agency, believes that good health and a good spirit can help convey the true beauty of life. Hubert speaks to Việt Nam ...

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has called on local travel companies to actively implement promotional programmes and plans to lure tourists now that COVID-19 has been largely brought under control.

Six northern provinces in Vietnam should continue to actively support and participate in two national tourism stimulus programmes – Vietnamese Travelling within Vietnam and Vietnam’s Tourism – Safe and Attractive, said Doan Van Viet, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Minh Phương & Vân Nguyễn You’d be hard-pressed to find a child anywhere in the world who didn’t grow up playing with LEGO. Coloured bricks of all shapes and sizes, neatly stacked together to create all kinds of models. Houses, cars, aeroplanes … you name it, you can probably ...

By Thúy Hằng Designed by starchitect Bill Bensley and inspired by the capital’s iconic Hà Nội Opera House just nearby, the newly opened Capella Hanoi is sure to amaze all with its glamour. Like many other guests, during my first visit to its restaurant for brunch one recent Sunday, ...

Bai Sau (Back Beach), or Thuy Van Beach, is one of several beautiful beaches in Vung Tau city in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

After becoming frozen due to the impact of COVID-19, Dien Bien province’s tourism sector is now showing signs of recovery. In the first three months of this year the province welcomed more than 167,000 visitors, which prompted the sector to introduce stimulus packages to attract more tourists post-pandemic.

Located 110km north of Tuyen Quang city, Lake Na Hang is where Gam and Nang rivers meet. Covering a total area of 8,000ha, the lake is surrounded by primitive forests, creating an imposing landscape.

Textbooks are no longer the only way to learn about history, as much can now be picked up via visuals like movies and photos or on social media groups. Đặng Thanh Huyên actively uses all of these sources. She is the author of the colourful Vietnamese history artbook Việt ...

By Thúy Hằng Despite being born and bred in Nga Sơn, a rural district in the central province of Thanh Hóa famed for its traditional bed mats and other products made of sedge, Trần Doãn Hùng never wanted to follow the craft and becoming involved in a business endeavour ...