Phu Yen: Wild and Beautiful

Vietnam.com Editorial Team 2015-06-30

Phu Yen is an unassuming coastal province in the South Central Coast of Vietnam located at the easternmost part of the country’s mainland. It is bordered by two other provinces: Binh Dinh Province to the North, and Khanh Hoa Province to the South. But despite its simplicity and quiet state, the...

Kon Tum: History of a Wooden Church

Vietnam.com Editorial Team 2015-06-25

Kon Tum is the capital town of Kon Tum Province in Vietnam. It is located inland in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, near the borders of Laos and Cambodia. If there’s one thing that puts the place in the international map of tourism, it is its Roman Catholic wooden church, built by the...

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

vietnam.com 2014-10-24

Ho Chi Minh City is commonly known as Saigon or by the abbreviation HCMC. Although it is not the capital of Vietnam, it is the largest city in Vietnam and it was the capital of the former Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).

Grilled Varieties in Saigon

vietnam.com 2014-07-31

There is no denying that HCMC is one of the best places to visit, not just in Vietnam but across the globe. The live and bustling city is known for many things - - - excellent shopping, colorful streets, tons of attractions and great food among the many. But there is something more with the “great...

Cua Dong Restaurant

vietnam.com 2014-07-31

As a country with a long sea border, they have an abundant supply of shellfish and fishes. Of all popular sea food served in Vietnamese tables, crabs is among those that have the most variation in cooking and preparation. In Vietnam’s largest and most bustling city, Ho Chi Minh, is also where you...

Hands-on cooking classes for foreigners

vietnam.com 2014-07-31

Are you a foreigner traveling around Vietnam or an expatriate working in the city? Do you love Vietnamese cuisine and want to learn the way to cook it?

Quy Nhon

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

The city of Quy Nhon is through its quarter a million inhabitants the bustling heart of Binh Dinh province. Touristic infrastructure expands here, while new accommodations raise alongside the wide beaches.

Da Lat

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

The fact of Da Lat being the most popular vacation destination for inhabitants is proven by about 800.000 Vietnamese vacationers every year. Founded by French colonists searching for a retreat from the hot humid climate of the delta in 1897 it features mild climate at 1.5km height above sea level....

Tuy Hoa

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Since it lies aside the main touristic routs the city of Tuy Hoa will welcome you most kindly. The rather small capital of Phu Yen province in the north of Nha Trang lies at Da Rang rivers opening and mainly attracts through its widely stretched beaches.

Hue

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Huế, once the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, is known as the cultural heart of Vietnam. Several sources claim that the name ‘Hue’ was derived from “Hoà”, meaning harmony, which could be the reason for the Nguyen dynasty to choose Hue as its emperor city.

Dong Hoi

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Dong Hoi is home to some 120.000 inhabitants and is the capital of the Quang Binh province. It is situated at the estuary of Nhat Le river and therefore it has always been a most important fishing port and remains. In the American war it was destroyed almost completely while today it again boosts...

Nha Trang

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Nha Trang, the country’s premier traditional seaside resort situated in Nha Trang Bay, surrounded on all three sides by mountains and widely considered as amongst the world's most beautiful bays, is well known for its pristine beaches as well as its variety of activities. With hot water springs,...

Hoa Lư ancient capital

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Hoa Lư is the legendary ancient capital of Viet Nam. Hoa Lư is located in Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lư district, Ninh Binh town, about 150km south of Hà Nội. The old capital was built more than 10 centuries ago under the reign of Dinh Dynasty and Lê Dynasty. It was its capital for just 41 years...

Marble Mountains (Non Nuoc)

vietnam.com 2013-10-09

Marble Mountains (Vietnamese: Ngũ Hành Sơn; "Five elements mountains") is a cluster of five hills located are 9km south of Da Nang, on the way to Hoi An. The five marble hills or “mountains” this formation are named after the five elements (Ngũ Hành) of the ancient oriental philosophy.

Tra Phuong Pagoda (Wishmaster Pagoda)

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

In the Red River Delta, it is an unwritten requirement for every commune to have at least one pagoda. So it is not surprising that you find these pagodas by the thousands in such places. But in Tra Phuong Village, in the Thuy Huong Commune in Hai Phong City’s Kien Thuy District, one pagoda stands...

Luy Thay Rampart in Quang Binh

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Both for its commanding presence and its long and enduring past, the Luy Thay (Master rampart) system in the northern central province of Quang Binh remains among the most important attractions in this part of Vietnam.

Perfume Pagoda (Chùa Hương)

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Located in Ha Tay province, 70 km southwest of Ha Noi, Chùa Hương (Perfume Pagoda) is one of the most popular religious sites in Vietnam. Chua Huong is the name of a cluster of temple sites in the mountain area of Huong Son in the province of Ha Tay. Chua Huong is famous for the annual pilgrim site...

Ban Gioc Waterfalls

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

If you’re heading to Cao Bang Province of Hanoi on your next trip, chances are you’ve heard of the majestic Ban Gioc Waterfall. Through time, it has become a favorite destination for both local and foreign tourists alike because of its awesome beauty and power. Falling down a high 30 meters to the...

Hue Festival - Highlight of Tourism Year 2012

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Hue Festival will be the highlight of next year’s National Tourism Year. The festival will be held on April 7-15, 2012, according to a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City last Sept. 15.

Experiencing Vietnam’s Tet Festival

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Because of its significance in the country’s cultural identity, the Vietnamese New Year, more known as Tet, is considered the most important and popular festival in Vietnam.

Gearing up for Hue Festival 2012

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

In preparation for the 2012 National Tourism Year, the Hue Festival will open on April 7 next year. All resources mobilized The former imperial city of Hue in central Vietnam has held the Hue Festival four times, attracting an increasing number of both domestic and foreign tourists every time.

New Year Customs - Vietnam Style

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

There are several New Year customs in Vietnam that further enrich the already interesting Vietnamese culture.

Tran Thuong Temple Festival

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Built between 1228-1300 in honor of the great Vietnamese general Tran Hung Dao and the soldiers who laid down their lives to fight the invading Mongols during the 13thcentury, the Tran Thuong Temple Festival was celebrated on Sunday in the northern province of Ha Nam along with thousands of pilgrims...

Sweet Tet Treat

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

The Lunar New Year has many wonderful and fun traditions. One of the most anticipated Tet customs perhaps is preparing and sharing Mut Tet to family, friends, visitors and even to ancestors. Mut Tet is colorful, candied fruits that have become an indispensable Tet treat for many generations.

Homemade Wines

vietnam.com 2014-07-24

Vietnam is famous for its natural, in fact rugged, landscapes. It has become a popular tourist destination through time because of its many, untouched and purely pristine sights and views. But perhaps unknown to many, Vietnam is also famous for another thing: homemade wines.

Pomelo (Bưởi)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Pomelo (or Chinese grapefruit) is a member of the citrus family and is a native to Southeast Asia. The largest known citrus fruit, it appears like a big grapefruit but has a sweeter taste to it and is much less bitter.

Rambutan (Chôm chôm)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

The Rambutan is also unofficially known as Hairy Cherry because of the soft, fleshy hair-like projections around its covering which appears green or yellow, and turns red as the fruit ripens.

Waterapple (Quả Roi, Quả mận)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

A bell-shaped fruit, mostly 5cm in diameter, the Waterapple is abundant in Vietnam, its neighbours in Southeast Asia as well as in the Pacific Islands. It may be named waterapple, but it does not, in any way, taste like an apple.

Jackfruit (Quả Mít)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Considered a delicacy by many, the Jackfruit (Quả Mít) is a native to Asia though known to originally come from India. It could have many shapes and sizes, but generally, they are oblong or pear shaped. A single jackfruit can grow up to 90 cm long and can weigh up to 44 kg.

Lau Mam - Adventure in a Bowl

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Vietnamese cuisine is always fresh and healthy with soups and hotpot dishes as central part of their diet. But probably with every type of dish laid in Vietnamese tables, fish pastes have long played huge roles in adding flavors to their menu.

The peasant, the buffalo and the tiger - a tale of strength and wisdom

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

A long time ago, when animals still had the power of speech, the buffalo used to have sharp front teeth while the mighty tiger was a pure golden beast. A young peasant was resting under a mango tree one fine afternoon. He and his water buffalo had plowed the rice field the whole morning and stopped...

The Boatman’s Flute - A Vietnamese Love Story

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

“Physical beauty is no guarantee of one’s love. But a love so enduring will surpass the limits of beauty itself.” Long ago, during the time of Ancient Vietnam, lived a very wealthy mandarin who only had, but one daughter. With a face as beautiful as lotus blossoms, the mandarin treasured his...

The legend of Dã Tràng - a tale of endless pursuit

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Long time ago, there lived a hunter named Dã Tràng. Everyday he would take his bow and arrows and head to the forest in search for a worthy prey. He follows the same trail everytime he hunts, passing by the same shrine along the way where lived two spotted serpents, which he feared at first, but as...

The Story of Tấm and Cám

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful girl named Tấm. She was very young when her mother died. But despite her mother’s absence, Tấm was a very happy girl since her father, who loved her dearly, devoted his days raising her and looking after her.

The Origin of the Buffalo - When Haste Pays a Huge Price

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

In the beginning, when Ngoc Hoang, the emperor of heaven, created the earth, he placed all men and beasts together on it. He was greatly pleased with how both existed peacefully and in order to feed them, he sent down one of his genie servants to bring men rice, beans and several crops for them to...

Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ - The Legend of Ancient Vietnam

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Thousands of years ago, during the reign of King Kinh Dương Vương, the Xích Quỷ kingdom was an unknown stretch of a vast land on the far East, leaning its back on a range of high mountains while looking out facing the oceans from a long shoreline.

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