Hanoi ranked among least expensive tourist cities

VietNamNet Bridge 2014-07-27

Hanoi ranks second on a worldwide list of 2013’s cheapest cities for tourism, following the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, published by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website. The result comes from a recent survey conducted by the website in 49 cities of 49 countries around the country that...

Mong village becomes latest tourist destination in Sa Pa

Vietnam.com Editorial Team 2014-07-25

Travellers who love to discover the beauty of the northwestern mountains now have a new must-see destination when coming to the mountain resort town of Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, which is Ma Tra Village of the Mong ethnic people. About five kilometres to the southeast of Sa Pa Town, Ma Tra in Sa Pa...

The Last Musical Instrument of Nguyen Dynasty

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Mr. Lu Huu Thi, 101, was a member of the royal court music orchestra under the courts of Kings Khai Dinh and Bao Dai. He is now the last musician of the monarchial period in Vietnam.

A Glazed Look at Phuoc Tich Pottery

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Phuoc Tich is a village about 40 kilometers north of Hue. And for over 500 years, it has been known for producing beautiful, world-class ceramics.

Silk Lanterns - Asian Elegance

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Hoi An is a significant part and place in history, having been a trading center between such places as Netherlands, Japan and China centuries ago. It is so historically important that it was recognized by UNESCO as an official world heritage. Today, Hoi An still reflects the “openness” of its...

Bracing Up for Hue Cultural Festival Kick-off On June

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Something that began as a display of Vietnam’s royal heritage along with the interesting local culture of Thua-Thien-Hue province, the Hue Festival had turned into one of the biggest attractions marked in the country’s cultural calendar and a much looked-forward to event not just for the people of...

Dong Hoi

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

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...

Da Lat

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

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....

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.

Hue

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

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.

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.

Sa Pa

vietnam.com 2014-07-23

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...

Tan Dinh Cathedral

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Tan Dinh Cathedral was built by French colonists when the nation was part of French Indochina over a period of six years from 1870-1876.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): places of interest

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Saigon offers some interesting sites:

Vuong Palace in Ha Giang

vietnam.com 2013-10-09

The Vuong Palace in Dong Van Plateau in the mountainous province of Ha Giang has been a well-known tourist destination for several years now. A century-old mansion and once home to an influential family headed by a powerful don in the 20th century, it was also recognized as a national cultural...

Ha Long Bay

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

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...

Ban Gioc Waterfalls

vietnam.com 2013-10-09

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...

Hoi An: places of interest

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Hoi An offers a number of interesting places to visit:

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.

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.

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...

Bracing Up for Hue Cultural Festival Kick-off On June

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

Something that began as a display of Vietnam’s royal heritage along with the interesting local culture of Thua-Thien-Hue province, the Hue Festival had turned into one of the biggest attractions marked in the country’s cultural calendar and a much looked-forward to event not just for the people of...

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.

Star Apple (Vú Sữa)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Star apple is a fruit commonly grown in the orchards of central and southern parts of Viet Nam, though the most famous ones are located in Can Tho Province in the Mekong Delta.

Oc Luoc - Fine dining or sidewalk food

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Oc, or snails, is a famous late afternoon light meal in Hanoi. Oc luoc, or broiled snails, in particular, is the most preferred style of cooking by customers. Oc luoc has a one-of-a-kind exotic taste that locals and foreigners alike start to constantly crave for after getting a taste of the dish. In...

Bizarre Culinary Treats from Central Vietnam

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

If you think you have seen, and tasted, the many interesting must-tastes around Vietnam, think twice. Central Vietnam have some quite unusual culinary treats that will take you by surprise and bring your Vietnamese food affair to a different level.

Dragon Fruit (Thanh Long)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Thanh Long (Green Dragon) is the name of a newly cultivated fruit in Viet Nam. The fruit weighs from 200 to 500 grams, and has pink or dark-red colour. The ripe fruit looks like the kohlrabi cabbage and has an oval shape. When ripe, the fruit peels as easily as a banana. Its pulp is white and...

Hanoi Fruit (quả sấu)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

A common urban tree in Hanoi bears a simple, yet popular fruit both to locals and tourists. The fruit, called, quả sấu, sour in taste and is known to create delightful soup recipes and beverages. Among a common favorite by locals is a drink made from the fruit combined with jasmine water. This...

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...

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 Two Sisters - A Vietnamese Story of Pride and Jealousy

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

In the foot of a jungle-covered mountain, there used to live an old-woodcutter and his twin daughters, Thảo and Hiền. Despite his old age, the woodcutter works extremely hard for his two children. Every day, he would take his axe and cut huge woods or gather small sticks from the jungle floor to...

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...

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 Magic Crossbow - An Old Vietnam Tale of Trọng Thủy and Mỵ Châu

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

After defeating the last king of the Hùng era, putting an end to a dynasty that reigned the kingdom for so long, Thục Phán An Dương Vương unified the two countries of Âu Việt and Lạc Việt, establishing it into a new kingdom and named it Âu Lạc. He then proclaimed himself King An Dương Vương and Âu...

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.

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