Pac Ngoi Stilt Houses: Tourist Attraction

Vietnam.com Editorial Team 2014-09-17

While most provinces no longer use and have removed their traditional stilt houses to pave the way for modern architecture, Pac Ngoi Village remains loyal to its history and have preserved the unique antique houses of their ancestors even in their original form.   Located at Bac Kan Province,...

Dong Xam Village: A Silver Lining

Vietnam.com Editorial Team 2014-09-15

As the name suggests, Dong Xam Silver Village is known for its silver processing which started as early as the 17th century. Located at Hong Thai Commune in Northern Kien Xuong District, the village has earned recognition not only locally in Vietnam but in fact globally. It exports silves...

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

vietnam.com 2014-08-20

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?

Ha Long City

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

The name Halong City just exists since 1994 when the two places Hon Gai and Bai Chay on the two sides of the Cua-Luc-canal became one in being the new capital of the province. Tourists who stay in ordinary Halong City are mostly waiting for a tour to famous Ha Long Bay.

Can Tho

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Can Tho is the biggest and most important city of the Mekong Delta. For its citizens the city and its surroundings are an industrial center, where the whole Mekong Delta connects. To travelers it is a cozy and nice place with its small city center at the river.

Vinh

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Vinh, known as the capital of Nghe An province, is not much of a tourist site. However, the city holds a long history, and during the Tay Son dynasty (1788-1802), was considered a potential capital of Vietnam. Originally known as Ke Van, Vinh have had several other names.

Mui Ne - Phan Thiet

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

The never-ending sand beach at the Mủi Né Peninsula is well on its way to turn into one of Vietnam’s most popular seaside touristic sites. Over the last years this destination also known by the name of the nearby city Phan Thiet has almost caught up with Nha Trang in terms of visitors.

Sa Pa

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

In Northwest Vietnam, lying close to the Chinese border, a frontier town and district known as SaPa is considered one of the major excursion routes from Hanoi because of its breathtaking landscapes, famous hiking destinations and quite interesting form of trade. The township of SaPa, better known as...

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,...

Tam Dao National Park

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Tam Dao, located about 70km north of Hanoi, was recognised as a National Park in March 1996. It extends 80km in the northwest and southeast direction, bordering the provinces of Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Vinh Phuc. With a total area of about 36,900ha, it is one of the largest national parks in...

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.

Ha Long Bay

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Ha Long Bay (literally: Bay of Descending Dragons; Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long) is the most well-known touristic destination in Viet Nam, and this is for good reason. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Quảng Ninh province. If you've focused your trip on the extraordinary cities and monuments...

Khai Dinh Tomb

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Emperor Khải Định, who ruled 1916-1925, has chosen slope of Chau Chu mountain, 10 km from Hue, as the location to build his tomb. The construction of the tomb was started on 1920 and lasted for 11 years. The architecture of this tomb is the most criticized of all the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. The...

Four-handed Buddha pagoda

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Crossing immense golden paddy fields from Long Xuyen City, tourists will arrive in Nui Sap Township (Thoai Son District). Traveling some 10km, they will reach Oc Eo Township, which is considered the cradle of Oc Eo culture and civilization by archaeologists.

Nha Trang: Places of Interest

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Known to be one of Vietnam’s best beach destinations, Nha Trang welcomes thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy the pristine waters, beautiful sand, virgin dive spots and the many cultural and historical sites cradled by this marvelous coastal city. Historically called the Kauthara as it...

Celebrating the Lan-Bao Hieu Festival with Lessons, Prayers and Meals

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Vietnam may be a mix of different cultures and traditions, but Confucianism and Buddhism are among the strongest influence in the lives of its people. As filial reverence is the primary duty of all Confucianists, such could be strongly observed in the country.

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.

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.

Yen Tu Spring Festival

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

The Yen Tu Spring Festival officially opened last Saturday, February 12, on the Yen Tu Mountain, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country. The celebration will last three months, a very important annual celebration in Vietnam in honor of King Tran Nhan Tong, who ruled over the country...

Calligraphy at Tết Festival - a Tradition of Art, Values and Good Fortune

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

As a well-known Tết tradition of the Vietnamese aimed at reviving the nation’s cultural art, locals and tourists alike would always make time to come up to the Văn Miếu street during the Lunar New Year holidays.

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.

Cha Lua – A fine Vietnamese sausage for diverse serves

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Cha lua (vietnamee: chả lụa or giò lụa) is known as Vietnamese sausage or Vietnamese ham. Sometimes, it is called as Vietnamese pork roll or Vietnamese pork meatloaf. Having various names, though, Cha lua is made from two basic ingredients pounded lean pork loin and very good fish sauce, wrapped in...

Chrysanthemum Wine

vietnam.com 2014-07-24

Vien Tran is a wine collector and artisan who owns a teahouse in Ho Chi Minh City. An obvious wine lover, she specializes in making a kind of wine mixture made from a special blend of chrysanthemum flowers. In this particular interview, she is accompanied by Professor Tran Van Khe, an...

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.

Banh Cuon – A Lasting Delicate and Comfort Roll

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

For years, Bánh Cuốn (Vietnamese steamed rice rolls) has never stop to demonstrate its long-lasting perfect comfort food to food lovers. When people need something light, delicate yet flavorful, Bánh Cuốn is an inescapable dish quickly passes voting to be named in the menu. For those are familiar...

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.

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.

Chú Cuội or The Man in the Moon

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Long time ago, in a tiny bamboo hut beside the jungle, there lived a poor woodcutter named Chú Cuội. He had lived every day of his life cutting small trees in the woods and gathering dry sticks to sell as fuel in the market. He then would tie the woods and sticks up in bundles and carry them home...

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...

Fairy Tales

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Fairy tale time! Read some of the most famous asian fairy tales here. Enjoy - it might broaden your horizont!

Chử Đồng-Tử and princess Tiên Dung

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Long time ago in the kingdom of Văn Lang, there lived a king named Hùng Vương the Third. He had a daughter who was blessed with truly divine beauty, of which why they named her Tiên Dung. But despite her gift of enchanting loveliness, the princess remained indifferent to any man’s affection and no...

Legend of the Heavenly King of Phù Đổng (Phù Đổng Thiên Vương)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

An invasion by a strong army from the north has ravaged the country during the reign of King Hung the Sixth. The Ân army have taken over Van Lang, setting houses on fire, and invading village after village. As cries of the women, children and all innocent victims filled the air, mixing with the...

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...

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Tuan Chau Island Holiday Villa Halong Bay Resort on Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long Bay, Northern Vietnam Situated on the northeast of Vietnam, Halong Bay is located 2.5 hours away from Hanoi city. Just off the bay is Tuan Chau, an island touted for its entertainment and recreation fun fare. Book now on Vietnam.com: http://www.vietnam.com/hotelbooking/tuan-chau-island-holiday-villa-halong-bay-resort/rates.html
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The Jasmine Hotel in Hanoi, Northern Vietnam The Jasmine Hotel offers 30 charming rooms in an authentic Vietnamese neighborhood. Visit the many small shops, restaurants and coffee bars; it is just outside The Jasmine Hotel door. Book now on Vietnam.com: http://www.vietnam.com/hotelbooking/the-jasmine-hotel-hanoi/rates.html

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