The year of the Monkey

Vietnam.com Editorial Team 2016-02-05

The year of the Monkey will soon arrive. February 8, 2016 marked the beginning of a year that is full of friendship, flexiblity and unity. This is the year, which has been given the name Thân Khỉ , as provided by the Vietnamese Lunar Calendar. Tet festival is very important for the Vietnamese and a...

Yen Tu Mountain: Finding Inner Peace

Vietnam.com Editorial Team 2016-02-05

If you’re looking for an escape from the hectic and stressful city life, a relic site on Yen Tu Mountain may just provide you with not only the physical rest, but perhaps most importantly, the spiritual peace that your overall being needs. Located in the Northern province of Quang Ninh, the Yen Tu...

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...

Mui Ne Beach & Rang Beach

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.

Splendid Jupiter Hotel

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Splendid Jupiter Hotel is a brand new hotel located in the popular Old Quarter area of Hanoi. Recently built to a very high standard, its centrally located in a quiet street just a few minutes walk from the famous St Josephs Cathedral. It is also just 5 minutes walk from the famous Hoan Kiem Lake....

Dong Phuong II Hotel

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

The Dong Phuong II hotel is located on Tran Phu street, opposite Phu Dong water park, just steps away from stunning Nha Trang beach, providing direct and easy access to and from Cam Ranh Airport and major tourist spots such as Vinpearland, Oceanographic Institute, Long Son pagoda, Dam market,...

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....

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.

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...

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.

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,...

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.

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.

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....

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...

Citadel of Hue

vietnam.com 2014-07-30

There are sources claiming that the name of the city Huế comes from “Hoà” (harmony). This could be the reason for the Nguyễn dynasty to choose Huế to be their emperor city. Lying on the bench of the Perfume River (Hương Giang) and embedded between the mountains Huế still has the grandeur and the...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Durian (Sầu Riêng)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

It is quite unusual smell makes the Durian one of the most unique fruits to ever exist. Such odour often yield mixed reactions from different people ranging from deep appreciation to pure disgust. Six times larger than the cantaloupe, its green thick, rough, thorn-covered husk looks similar to the...

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.

Rice Balls (com nam)

vietnam.com 2014-07-25

When Vietnam was still a poor country, it was rice balls that fed the nation. Though basically a very simple meal, com nam, the Vietnamese term for rice balls, nourished farmers who worked hard in the fields all day long and satisfied vendors and businessmen selling their wares in the city. Rice...

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.

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 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...

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!

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...

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...

An Tiêm and the Watermelon

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Centuries ago, Vietnam was ruled by King Hung Vuong the Third, a king greatly loved by the people for his kindness and generosity. Having only one daughter, he decided to adopt a boy. His devotion to his people made him decide to adopt the child of a very poor family from a distant island, and named...

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...

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There have growb a lot of legends around the Vietnamese New Year celebrations. Today we say good-bye for one week to the kitchen god Ông Tao or Tao Quan as he is also called, to go to heaven. After his appointment for reporting to the Jade Emperor he will return home only on of New Year’s eve. But...
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