Binh Lap: Humble Yet Captivating

Vietnam.com Editorial Team 2016-04-30

Khanh Hoa is a coastal province known for its amazing beaches. And there’s one that may not be as famous as most, but is worth visiting because of its unassuming yet captivating charm.   Located at Cam Lap Commune, Cam Ranh District, Binh Lap Beach is a paradise with its sparkling clear...

My Long Rice Paper Cakes: A Delicious Tradition

Vietnam.com Editorial Team 2016-04-25

Rice paper cake is a local specialty in Ben Tre Province, Southern Vietnam made of soft rice and coconut milk roasted over hot coal. But while all provinces produce the tasty delicacy, Mu Long is especially known for its unique recipe which is especially meaty, aromatic and of course delectable. ...

Church Boutique Hotel Hang Ca

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Unlike other streets in the Old Quarter, Hang Ca street is a quite little hub where few trading occurred in the early days. For travelers who enjoy the thrill of walking and the sweat of soaking in the local atmosphere, yet just a “stone throw” away from Dong Xuan market, Church Boutique Hotel Hang...

Tan Hai Long Hotel & Spa

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Being a largest hotel of THL group, Tan Hai Long Hotel & Spa is fully equipment high luxury facilities and quality of staff. As our Slogan would like to sent clients is "discover the Ho Chi Minh city stay with us ", we always raise the quality and scale of business, to make Tan Hai Long Hotel & Spa...

Bhaya Cruises

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Bhaya is more than just a cruise, it is an experience. Everything from the natural beauty of the seascape in the Bay to the smallest attention to detail combine to make the Bhaya experience the ultimate in Ha Long Bay cruises.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Rach Gia

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Most travelers only visit Rach Gia as a starting point for a trip to the island of Phu Quoc. Most ferries depart early in the morning and that is why Phu Quoc travelers use to stay here for the night, which is not too bad since accommodation and restaurants are good and the people are friendly.

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.

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.

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?

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...

Royal Tombs in Huế

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

The Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) is the last of the Vietnamese dynasties. In total, there were 13 emperors, only seven of which had tombs however: Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Tu Duc, Duc Duc, Dong Khanh and Khai Dinh. The seven imperial tombs are located in a hilly region southwest of the Citadel....

Pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City

vietnam.com 2014-07-31

In Vietnam, pagodas offer a final resting place as well as an opportunity to commune with the departed. Moreover, they also serve as a preparation for the after life as some people book shelves in the place early so that everything is in order when it’s their time to leave the physical world.

Tu Duc Tomb

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

Located in a narrow valley 8 km from Hue (Duong Xuan Thuong village), Tự Đức Tomb is one of the most beautifully designed complexes among the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. Embedded in a lush pine forest, this tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tự Đức (1848-83) who had the longest reign of all...

The General Post Office

vietnam.com 2014-07-31

The Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City are as old as 130 years old. Yet, the older they are, the more they attract visitors from as far as foreign countries and have even become “iconic” symbols in their place and in their own right as well.

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.

Ada festival

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

The Pa Co ethnic minority people in Vietnam hold the Ada festival after harvest to thank Heaven and prepare for the next crop.

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.

Water & Rice festivals in Soc Trang

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Oc Om Boc, the annual Water Festival of the Khmer people, will this year coincide with the Vietnam Rice Festival in Soc Trang Province, home to a large community of the ethnic minority group.

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.

Huong Pagoda Festival

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Every year, when the spring comes, millions of people from all over Vietnam would travel to Ha Noi to take part in one of the country’s most elaborate festivals to welcome the Lunar New Year.

Phở - A Bowlful of Vietnamese History, Culture and Huge Flavors

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

When speaking of Vietnamese food, one name will always be in the picture, and in fact, because of its popularity, is well-talked about, praised and even glorified by many. An easy dish to pick up and enjoy, hearty, delicious, warm and comforting, Phở (often written Pho) is, and will always be,...

Vietnam - Panoramic and Delicious

vietnam.com 2014-07-24

Vietnam is a world-famous tourist destination for its rich historical, cultural and commercial diversity. It is a vacationer’s paradise as one can see breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, beaches, flora and fauna, and even commercial spots totally worth-seeing.

Quang Nam’s Chicken Rice - a Delectably Spicy Treat

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

A visit to Quang Nam province in Vietnam’s South Central Coast would never be complete without enjoying their specially prepared local Chicken Rice dish. Described to be remarkably spicy, and may bring an unsuspecting diner to a momentary surprise - - - but it is more of a pleasant surprise even the...

Bun Thit Nuong – A popular yet specialty of Vietnamese Noodle Dish

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Bun Thit Nuong (vietnamese Bún Thịt Nướng or Bún Chả) is a popular dish of Vietnamese cuisine which is considered as a Vietnamese culinary specialty. It consists of grilled marinated pork chop serves with thin rice vermicelli over a bed of mixed fresh vegetables and well mixed fish sauce. Bun Thit...

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...

Exotic Creatures - Dac San

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Dac San (specialties) started out as a necessity rather than a luxury. Poor farmers who had little or no money at all to buy food experimented with frogs, hen (tiny clams), mother of pearl, eels, snails, field crabs, snails and even insects found in rice paddies, lakes, ponds and rivers just to have...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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Cathrinka 2016-06-16
School without students is just awesome. The person who had invented the holiday should get a medal. I could now get done a large part of my duties without any disturbance. If this goes on like that I’ll actually finish it later this week. Cathrin’s Facebook 05-31-2016
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Always sunny and hot here west of Hanoi. Isolated thundershowers popping up in Northern Vietnam, but nothing significant right here now. Rain gauge has 0 mm from last night. The announced cold front has been pulverised by the heat mass. Sorry cold front. I was looking forward to your arrival. Sorry that...

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