Southern Vietnam

vietnam.com 2013-12-10

Southern Vietnam is dominated by a very tropical climate. The region mainly has 3 seasons: the "cool" period (occurring around November-January), the warm period (around February-May) and the rainy period. However, the Vietnamese definition of "cool" could greatly vary from yours as no matter what...

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.

My Son, near Hoi An

vietnam.com 2013-10-09

70km southwest of Danang City and 40km away from the Ancient Town of Hoi An, a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works is a popular destination for those who appreciate architecture, history and pure spectacle.

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...

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...

Luy Thay Rampart in Quang Binh

vietnam.com 2013-10-09

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.

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.

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,...

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.

Hanoi

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

Hà Nội, literally the “city between the rivers”, is the capital and second biggest city of Viet Nam. The historical Old Town, the colonial French Quarter, ancient temples of more than thousand years of age and various scenic lakes and landmarks make up one of the most fascinating cities of Southeast...

Sa Pa

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

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...

Ha Long City

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

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.

Tu Duc Tomb

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

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...

Tam Dao National Park

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

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...

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....

Perfume Pagoda (Chùa Hương)

vietnam.com 2013-09-12

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...

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.

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...

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.

Festivals

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Do you want to know how vietnamese people celebrate? We present you some famous festivals like the Tet Festival which is in Vietnam THE festival to beginn a new year.

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.

Hue Festival - Highlight of Tourism Year 2012

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

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.

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.

Vietnamese Cuisine – From Variations and Influences to Cultural Reflection

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Along with the country’s natural beauty coupled with the friendliness and hospitality of its people, Vietnam’s cuisine strongly distinguishes itself from the rest of the countries. Known to be very diverse, even from within the country itself, Vietnamese dishes could vary greatly between the North,...

Food & Beverages

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

The Vietnamese cuisine is an exotic one. You can order delicious rice or noodle dishes or you try the Durian, one of the most disgusting fruits you might ever eat! Here you will find some crazy recipes and extraordinary fruits or maybe one of your favourite dishes. Enjoy!

Homemade Wines

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

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.

Don’t be scared - enjoy Hades’ rice

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

Coming to a Hue restaurant, diners will be startled with the name Com am phu (Hades’ rice) on the menu, but then will crave it with its eye-catching presentation and flavor.

Custard Apple (Mãng Cầu)

vietnam.com 2013-06-25

There are two kinds of custard apples grown in Viet Nam, a firm variety and the other one, soft. Custard apples could vary in shape regardless of its variety, and its fruit could be round, oval shaped or irregular. The fruit has a green peel which is rough to the touch, enclosing white milky pulps...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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!

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