August 31st, 2013


The Ao Dai is the traditional dress for a Vietnamese woman. Made of Chinese court clothing, it was developed in the 1930s. But it was considered a lavish wardrobe and not suitable for everyday, working clothes and so went out of style in 1954 in the Northern part of the country,...


August 30th, 2013


Happy Route is the name of the area that connects the three communes of Ha Giang-Dong Van-Meo Vac in the northernmost province of Ha Giang.


August 29th, 2013


Saigon does not have many large parks and gardens, which leaves those yearning for a bit of ‘green’ to invigorate the senses, with a scarcity of choices in which to indulge this craving. One option is the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden.


August 28th, 2013


The Mekong Delta is always a wonderful choice to explore Vietnam because of the many things see and do. This part of the country is known for its floating markets, the Can Tho bridge and many beautiful Buddhist pagodas. Not only the country’s most important fishing region, it is...


August 27th, 2013


Huong Pagoda, or more commonly known as the Perfume Pagoda, is the most popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists in Vietnam.


August 26th, 2013


Though studies are continuously performed on the ancient water system that was unearthed during the recent archaeological excavation at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Hanoi, clues are pointing back to the Ly dynasty between 1009 to 1225. The water system was discovered at...


August 25th, 2013


Until the 17th century, Hoi An was the primary trading town in Central Vietnam. Tourists on the Saigon-Hanoi route usually stop over the town popular for its historical significance. On the other hand, traders from such countries as Denmark, China, Japan, and India purposely come...


August 24th, 2013


After Starbucks Corp., the world's biggest coffee shop chain recently opened in Ho Chi Minh City on February 1, Trung Nguyen Group Corp., Vietnam's biggest coffee retailer, now plans to buy bean roasters in the United States and open branches in Seattle, New York and Boston.


August 23rd, 2013


Nha Trang never loses its appeal to tourists with its immense beaches and beautiful islands.


August 22nd, 2013


Hanoi is a haven of street food wherein it has become almost like an art, a cuisine tourists, both foreign and local, should never miss when they are in the area. The following are just some of Hanoi's street food specialties, a must-try for anyone visiting and even living in...