CHARMING VIET NAM

Tan Lap Floating Village Eco-tourism Site
(TITC) - Located in the heart of Dong Thap Muoi Area, Tan Lap Floating Village, Tan Lap Commune, Moc Hoa District, Long An Province is a typical flooded land of the region. It is home to cajuput forest, lotus – water lily, water hyacinth, wild rice and many species of animals as birds, storks, fishes…
Pilgrimage to contemplate the scenery along the road to Vang Waterfall in Yen Tu

(TITC) - Besides pagodas and towers with spiritual values and historical meanings, Yen Tu Landscape Relic Site also owns majestic mountainous natural sceneries, typically the scenery along the road to Vang (Gold) Waterfall.

Bac Ninh: Imperial tomb and temple of Kinh Duong Vuong

Kinh Duong Vuong, a Vietnamese historical legendary figure is considered the forefather of the Vietnamese nation who established the first state in 2879 BC. According to historical books, Kinh Duong Vuong helped unite the tribes some time before the reign of the Hung kings, who set up Van Lang state in the 7th century BC.

A pure gem of Lao Cai(Jul 21, 2016)
A pure gem of Lao Cai

In the tourist frequented town of Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province in northwestern Viet Nam, visitors are recommended to drop by Ta Van, a valley at the foot of Hoang Lien and Ham Rong mountain ranges, around seven kilometers from the center of town.

Bac Kan: Heavenly Ba Be Lake

Located in Nam Mau Commune, Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province, about 230km from Ha Noi, Ba Be Lake (Three-section lake) is one of the few spectacular natural fresh-water lakes in the world.

Hue’s tile-roofed bridge a big tourist draw

The 17m long and 4m wide wooden bridge is a big tourist attraction in the imperial city of Hue, central Thua Thien-Hue Province.

A pristine beach at Dinh Cape

Dinh Cape is around 40 kilometers south of Phan Rang - Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province. It is now easier to travel from the city to Dinh Cape than 10 years ago as an asphalted road has been built to connect Phan Rang - Thap Cham and Ca Ra Commune in Thuan Nam District.  

Exploring Ha Tien Township in Kien Giang Province

Ha Tien is a small township in Kien Giang Province. Its 22km coastline borders the Gulf of Thailand. Ha Tien boasts magnificent landscapes which attracts lots of tourists.

Bac Lieu: Vinh Hung Ancient Tower

Situated in Trung Hung Village, Vinh Hung A Commune, Vinh Loi District of Bac Lieu Province, Vinh Hung Ancient Tower is one of the major attractions in Bac Lieu Province for tourists, especially those who love culture and history.

Experience community-based tourism and leisure on Vinh Thuc Island of Quang Ninh Province

(TITC) - Vinh Thuc Island has a total area of nearly 5,000ha, belonging to Vinh Thuc and Vinh Trung communes, Mong Cai City, Quang Ninh Province, from the mainland about 10km. This is the habitat of more than 700 households who live mainly on fishing and farming.

Ba Mun Island - a paradise for wild animals

This year the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism has launched a program promoting Viet Nam as a paradise of sea and island for tourists. Besides traditional tourist destinations, travel agents have taken visitors to primitive places.

The unique beauty of nature at Mon Beach

Phu Yen Province on the central coast is a famous tourist attraction with many beautiful sites and landscapes but not many visitors to the province know about Mon Beach.

Ba Lua, the fascinated Ha Long Bay in the south of Viet Nam

With the crystal blue sea and the picturesque scenery of limestone isles in various shapes and sizes, emerging from the sea, Ba Lua is often regarded as the southern Ha Long Bay of Viet Nam.

An Giang: A quick look at Sam Mountain relic complex

The Sam Mountain relic complex in Vinh Te Commune, Chau Doc City, An Giang Province is well-known not only for its natural beauty, but also for a good number of centuries-old architectural and cultural features. 

Vinh Thuc, an attractive unspoiled island

Vinh Thuc Island, 20 km from Mong Cai city to the south, covers a natural area of around 5,000 hectares including Vinh Thuc and Vinh Trung communes.

 
 
 
 
 
Magical beauty of Tam Dao National Park
Tam Dao National Park covers an area of 36,883 hectares, including more than 23,000 hectares of forests. It extends 80 km in the northwest and southeast direction, bordering the provinces of Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Vinh Phuc. The park is 70 km from Ha Noi.
Banh com – a fine treat of Ha Noi

Ha Noi is famous for its speciality green rice flake cakes which are sold in Hang Than street. Hang Than is just among more than 20 culinary streets in Hanoi which has about 70 streets with their first name of Hang.

Lai Son Island still an unspoiled landscape

With picturesque scenes, Lai Son Island in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang’s Kien Hai District remains an untouched destination. Forests cover about 80 per cent of the 11.5-sq km island.

Vietnamese water puppet’s design and manipulation

Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art, believed to be more than 1000 years old. A guide book says “Not watching a performance of water puppetry means not visiting Viet Nam yet.”

Phong Nha – Ke Bang botanical garden eco-tourism magnet

The 40-ha botanical garden of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is an attractive eco-tourism destination in the central province of Quang Binh with 500 plant species, including 133 rare and precious ones.  

Discovering Chieng Khoi Lake, mountains, caves and culture

Riding a boat on Chieng Khoi Lake, you may find yourself feeling somewhat insignificant in the face of expansive mountains and endless water.

La Vong fish - a favourite dish of Hanoian

Located in Cha Ca street, 'Cha ca La Vong' (grilled fish) is the famous restaurant to many Hanoian as well as visitors from all over the world.

Phu Quoc Island - a popular destination in summer

Phu Quoc Island is a popular tourist destination in summer. It has the most beautiful beaches in Viet Nam. There you can also sample delicious seafood.

A getaway in the far north

Bao Ha is a remote commune in Bao Yen District, Lao Cai Province in the northwestern upland near the Vietnamese-Chinese border.

Exploring Viet Nam’s largest natural lake

Ba Be Lake is the largest natural lake in Viet Nam. Formed approximately 200 million years ago, the lake in the Northern province of Bac Kan is surrounded by limestone cliffs and primary forests.

Nui Than Tai Hot Spring Park

Nestled in the Ba Na–Nui Chua Nature Reserve in Da Nang’s Hoa Vang District, the Nui Than Tai Hot Spring Park is a perfect venue for anyone wanting to get far away from the hustle and bustle of city life to relax.

Discovering Lap An Lagoon (Thua Thien - Hue Province)

(TITC) - Thua Thien – Hue Province is not only famous for many unique historical – cultural relics, but also owns charming and poetic landscapes, including Lap An Lagoon (Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District).

Delicious tastes and attractive look of winged yam soup

In Viet Nam, winged yam is a very familiar food, and the soup cooked from winged yam is definitely a favorable dish with most Vietnamese people.

CNN suggests 10 dishes visitors should try in Viet Nam

CNN site give hints about ten street dishes that every visitor should not miss when they come to Viet Nam, including bun cha, nem cuon, ca phe trung, banh mi, bot chien, pho and xoi.

Cuong Xa- a hundred year-old pagoda in Hai Duong

In Hai Duong Province, Cuong Xa Pagoda is a major religious center with unique architecture. The pagoda has become a popular destination for religious followers and tourists.

 
 
 
 
Discovering Tay Giang
Tay Giang District (Quang Nam Province) is home to invaluable and abundant natural resources, cool weather, romantic and charming landscapes with deep blue mountains and forests. Co Tu ethnic people are sincere and hospitable.
A special market on Si Lo Lau

Located 2,000m above sea level, in the highest and most remote area among eight border communes in Phong Tho District, Si So Lau is around 100km from Lai Chau City.

Co Thach beach’s pristine beauty impresses

About 90km from Phan Thiet and 300km from Ho Chi Minh City, Co Thach beach in Tuy Phong District, Binh Thuan Province, is a must-see destination with its pristine beauty, colorful stones and clear water.

Visiting Ta Phin Commune in Sa Pa

Ta Phin Commune is more than is 10 km from Sa Pa Town. It is known for its wild beauty, cool and pure climate.

Con Son - Kiep Bac: Museum of Vietnamese belief and culture

Con Son-Kiep Bac relic site in Hai Duong Province has several historical and cultural relics reflecting Buddhism and Confucianism and national heroes of Viet Nam. Located 80 km from Ha Noi, the complex is a destination to explore Viet Nam’s history, culture, and religion.

A historical tourist attraction of special interest in the Lang Biang highlands

10km east of Da Lat City, visitors will find Prenn tourism complex, one of the busiest tourist attractions in the land of a thousand flowers. The romantic Prenn waterfall and the Au Lac Temple where the Hung Kings are worshipped attract travelers.

Attractive beauty of Ke Ga Cape, Binh Thuan

(TITC) – Ke Ga Cape - a promontory shaped chicken head, is a wonderful destination with unique experiences.

Banh giay of Nung ethnic people in Lao Cai

In the cold of the northern upland, tourists to market sessions of ethnic minority communities in Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province may be attracted to hot round cakes in green, black and white.

A visit to the natural pearl island of Ly Son

15 nautical miles from Sa Ky Port to the North, Ly Son Island in Quang Ngai Province is known as the “natural pearl island” for its charming and spectacular white sand and blue sea.

Kien Giang: Untouched Nam Du islands attract tourists

With twenty one small islands, the unspoiled Nam Du archipelago in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has emerged as an inviting tourist attraction for those who look for pristine tropical beaches surrounded by pure atmosphere, glittering sea and smooth white sand.

Traditional dumpling of Thua Thien-Hue’s village

Thua Thien-Hue Province is known for a variety of delicious cakes. Among those cakes is ‘banh goi’, a type of dumpling wrapped in dong (phrynium placentarium) leaves. This traditional cake has distinctive flavors of Hue’s authentic cuisine.

Chu Dau pottery revival

The 500-year-old pottery village of Chu Dau in Hai Duong province is reviving, as a popular tourist destination.

Hai Duong Province boasts historical and cultural tradition

Hai Duong Province in the Red River Delta is considered to be the cradle of the Vietnamese culture. The province embraces an age-old culture and history.

Kim Quan Safety Zone Relic Complex

(TITC) - Located in Na Loi forest, Khuon Dien Hamlet, Kim Quan Commune, Yen Son District, Tuyen Quang Province, Kim Quan Safety Zone Relic Complex used to be the residence and work of the Late President Ho Chi Minh, the Late General Secretary Truong Chinh, the Late Deputy Prime Minister Pham Van Dong; the office of the Party Central Committee and other organs of the Party, Government Office during the period of resistance war against French colonial from late 1953 to August 1954.

Hai Tac (Pirate) archipelago- a new tourist destination

Hai Tac, literally translated as “Pirate” archipelago, 30 km from Ha Tien Township, is a new tourist attraction in Kien Giang Province. The pristine natural landscapes of this place are amazingly beautiful.

 
 
 
 
 
Charming tea farms in Moc Chau
Moc Chau plateau in the northern upland province of Son La is famous for its tea farms. Nong Truong Moc Chau Town, established in 1968, is the biggest tea growing area of Viet Nam, covering a total of nearly 75 square kilometers.
Attractive tourism destinations in Hoa Binh Province

Located 20km from the provincial city of Hoa Binh, Thac Bo Temple and Thac Bo Cave have become favourite spiritual tourism destinations of pilgrims across the country, due to their amazing natural scenery.

Xuan Son National Park – A destination of ecological interest

Located in Phu Tho Province, Xuan Son National Park is a perfect pick for those who are interested in discovering the pristine beauty of Mother Nature, the pure atmosphere of forests and mountains as well as the unique culture of ethnic minority groups.

A green island on the central coast

Cu Lao Cham, an archipelago off the coast of the central province of Quang Nam, is around 15 kilometers from the ancient town of Hoi An. The green foliage of the archipelago can be seen from Cua Dai Beach in Quang Nam.

Quang Yen countryside ecotourism – an attractive tourism model in Quang Ninh Province

(TITC) – Quang Yen is known not only for tourism potentials with beautiful landscapes but also traditional custom with unique festivals and craft villages. In addition, the diversity of local seafood, history and culture are advantages to promote countryside ecotourism in Quang Yen.

“Ro bam”, a typical dance-drama of the Khmer

“Ro bam” or “Rom Ro bam” is a classical dance-drama on the Khmer’s royal stage. Among the Khmer theatrical forms, Ro bam dance is considered the summit of artistic values.

Bamboo worm, the unique food of Muong people in Thanh Hoa

Insects including crickets, worms and locusts have always been favorite ingredients in the cuisine of Muong people in Thanh Hoa Province. When the weather gets cold and wet, it is a perfect time for Muong people to start their favorite 'sau mang' (bamboo worms) collecting.

Spring travel to holy land

Located peacefully on Bao Dai Mountain in Tay Son Hamlet, Binh Khe Commune, Dong Trieu Town, Ngoa Van Pagoda has been developed to be one of 14 tourism destinations in Quang Ninh Province to meet the demand for spiritual tourism of Buddhist monks and pilgrims across the country.

Two magnificent cathedrals in Da Lat

In Viet Nam, every church is different. In Da Lat, the St. Nicolas Cathedral, sometimes called the Rooster Church and Domaine de Maria Cathedral, with own unique architectural styles, are popular tourist destinations.

Khau A mountain range hides stilt houses and ethnic legacy

It's hard to see the old stilt houses built by the Tay ethnic people of Nghia Do Commune if you don't get close to Khau A mountain range.

Visiting Cu Lan Village, Lam Dong Province

Cu Lan is a peaceful village of the K’Ho ethnicity in Lam Dong Province. Tiny stilt houses, pure air, and warm-hearted people attract tourists to the village.

Con ball throwing among the ethnic Thai

Con ball throwing is a popular folk game many the ethnic Thai ethnic minority people in Viet Nam’s northwestern region. While playing the games, Thai girls and boys have a chance to find their partners and express their love.

Thung Nham ecotourist site - a fairyland of Ninh Binh ancient capital

(TITC) – Being endowed with spectacular, poetic and charming beauty, Thung Nham is located in the core area of Trang An landscapes complex, about 5km to the south of Tam Coc Bich Dong tourist area and 12km to the west of Ninh Binh City.

Hong Thai Communal House

(TITC) - Hong Thai Communal House (Ca Hamlet, Tan Trao Commune, Son Duong District, Tuyen Quang Province) is located in Tan Trao Special National Relic. The communal house entirely built of wood in the 4th year of King Khai Dinh’s reign (1919) according to the style of traditional stilt houses of mountainous ethnic groups includes 3 compartments and 2 lean-tos, palm leaf roof to facilitate cultural activities and beliefs of locals.

Tien Son Cave: a wonder in the northwestern land

Tien Son Cave, a national relic site in the northwestern province of Lai Chau, is sure to take any visitors by astonishment with its breathtaking scenic view.

 
 
 
 
Sin Suoi Ho communal tourism village – A tourism attraction of Lai Chau Province
Located 30km from Lai Chau City, Sin Suoi Ho Village in Sin Suoi Ho Commune, Phong Tho Disitrct, Lai Chau Province has become a provincial tourism attraction with breathtaking landscapes, delicious dishes and the hospitality of locals.
Tan Trao Communal House

(TITC) - Situated in the Tan Trao Special National Relic Complex, Tan Trao Communal House (Tan Lap Village, Tan Trao Commune, Son Duong District, Tuyen Quang Province) was a venue to organize National People’s Congress – the great historical event which created the foundation for August Revolution’s Victory.

Na Nua Vestige Complex(Feb 17, 2016)
Na Nua Vestige Complex

(TITC) - Located in the area of Tan Trao Special National Relic (Son Duong District, Tuyen Quang Province), Na Nua Vestige Complex include Na Nua Hut, Guards’ Hut, Dong Minh (Ally) Hut, Dien Dai (Radio Transmitter) Hut and meeting hut of the Party’s nationwide officials.

Doi Pagoda of the Khmer

There are about 600 Khmer Theravada pagodas in the Mekong Delta. Doi, which means Bat in English, is one of the most beautiful pagodas with typical Khmer architecture.

Splendid waterfalls in Lam Dong

Lam Dong Province is a tourist destination in the Central Highlands popular for its pure air, lush pine forests, colorful flowers and magnificent waterfalls.

Exploring Doi (Bat) Cave National Scenery Relic

(TITC) – Located on slope of a limestone mountain about 700m from public road, Dong Doi – means cave of bats or called “Nguom Ca Khao” (Lung Sum Hamlet, Dong Loan Commune, Ha Lang District, Cao Bang Province) is a mysterious and wild cave.

Discovering U Minh Ha forest

Anyone who has visited U Minh Ha forest in the southernmost province of Ca Mau will not forget the beauty of the country’s border area with Trem, Cai Tau and Doc rivers as well as mangrove shades and immense field of reeds.

Tourism attraction in the east pole of Viet Nam

Located around 100km from Nha Trang City to the North, Mui Doi - Hon Dau has attracted young visitors by beautiful rocky promontories jutting out the sea.

Yang Bay Park opens bird garden

The ecotourism site Yang Bay in Khanh Hoa Province has just opened a bird garden for sightseeing.

Da Lat - A city of flowers

Da Lat City in the central highlands province of Lam Dong is called with different names due to its romantic beauty such as “Little Paris”, “City of Pine Forests”, “Land of Mist”... Da Lat’s flowers, lakes and waterfalls attract tourists near and far.

Visiting Son La(Jan 14, 2016)
Visiting Son La

Located 300 km northwest of Ha Noi, Son La Province has become a popular tourist destination in recent years because of its various ethnicities, festivals, historical relics and scenic spots.

Khe Che Lake - a highlight of Dong Trieu eco-tourism

About 7km from the center of Dong Trieu town, Khe Che lake covers an area of about 276 ha surounded by beautiful natural landscape.

Mong ethnic people in Meo Vac celebrate New Year

Mong ethnic people in Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province celebrate their New Year or Tet one month earlier than Lunar New Year.

A weekend retreat in Dong Nai

Buu Long Park, which is about five kilometers from the center of Bien Hoa City in Dong Nai Province, is touted as a must-visit retreat for people who want to escape the noise in cities and shrug off their household chores on weekends after a week of hard work.  

Moc Chau - a plateau of flowers

At an altitude of over 1,000 meters, Moc Chau Plateau is in flowered throughout the year. Its stunning beauty has made Moc Chau a popular destination for tourists.

 
 
 
 
Savoring special Nha Trang vermicelli soup
Some tourists say a trip to Nha Trang, a resort city on the central coast, will not be complete without having a bowl of bun ca sua, a type of rice vermicelli soup served with fried fish paste and jelly fish. 
Valley of Love – a romantic scenery in the highland city of Da Lat

(TITC) – Located about 5km to the northeast of Da Lat City’s centre, the Valley of Love is considered as a beautiful “Poetic Girl” of dreamlike Da Lat City.

A food specialty at Cam Mountain

Visitors to Cam Mountain can see many eateries selling banh xeo (rice pancake filled with steamed shrimp, sliced pork and bean sprouts) on either side of a path from the foot to the top of the famous mountain in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.

Linh Phuoc - Temple of virtue

Located at Trai Mat, eight kilometres from the centre of Da Lat, Linh Phuoc Pagoda is famous, thanks to its structure, which is intricately adorned with millions of pieces of broken bottles and ceramics.

Banh bo cake of Chau Doc

Those who have been to the villages of Cham people in Chau Doc City of An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta should have seen the image of Cham women grilling yellow round cakes on clay ovens.

American photographer finds soul, beauty in Vietnamese life

For US photographer Lawrence D'Attilio, fate seems to have handed him many stories to share, a gift from Viet Nam.

Street singing in Ha Noi

Every Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere around the statue of King Ly Thai To in Ha Noi’s Hoan Kiem District turns bustling thanks to the sound of musical instruments and the voice of a group of young street singers.

Lang Biang and the legendary love story in Da Lat

Lang Biang Mountain is worth setting foot on for visitors to Da Lat City (Lam Dong Province) as the “roof” of the city is associated with a love story that touches the heart of every person.

Discover the real Ca Mau with a genuine homestay experience

I have been to Ca Mau Province many times, but only after staying at a homestay one night was I able to really discover the southernmost part of Viet Nam.

Conquering Toi Cave (Dark Cave) in Quang Binh

(TITC) – Belongs to Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, about 50 kilometers to the northwest of Dong Hoi City, Toi Cave is the only cave in Viet Nam operating ‘‘mud-bathing inside the cave’’ service.

Peaceful Tha village(Nov 23, 2015)
Peaceful Tha village

Quiet, authentic, picturesque – Tha village is well known among tourists for its charm and peaceful beauty. Located just 2km from Ha Giang, Tha village stands out for its stilt houses, green bamboo groves and lush rice fields.

Da Lat wild sunflowers in bloom

This is a perfect time of year for tourists to come to the Central Highlands city of Da Lat to admire the blooming season of wild sunflowers.

Pristine beach at Dai Lanh Cape

Dai Lanh Cape in the central province of Phu Yen is an ideal destination for tourists to spend a holiday of one and two days as it has a pristine beach called Bai Mon, an old lighthouse and other attractions.

Trekking and exploring Crocodile Lake in Dong Nai's Cat Tien park

By the time we arrived at Bau Sau (the Crocodile Lake) in Cat Tien National Park of Dong Nai Province, we had already spent a remarkable morning trekking through 15km of rainy jungle.

Conquering Viet Nam’s most scenic pass

Situated between Thua Thien-Hue Province and Da Nang City in the central region, Hai Van Pass draws a large number of tourists from near and far owing to its stunning beauty and the thrills they feel when travelling on the most scenic pass in Viet Nam.

 
 
 
 
Da Tien - A place for tranquility seekers
Da Tien (fairy stone) Tourist Area in the Central Highlands Province of Lam Dong has emerged as a destination for those who look for tranquility and peace in mind after a week of hard working.
Discovering the beauty of Quan Lan Island

(TITC) - Located in Bai Tu Long Bay, Quan Lan Island (Van Don District, Quang Ninh Province) has become an ideal destination in summer holidays. From Cai Rong Port, visitors take about one hour by speedboat to discover Quan Lan Island.

Folk songs of the San Chi

The San Chi have developed a rich cultural tradition with various types of folk arts. “Sinh ca” is a type of call and response singing that has been preserved and promoted in their everyday life for generations.

Co Thach beach, a pristine beauty

Co Thach Beach in Tuy Phong District's Binh Thanh Commune is a must-see destination in the central province of Binh Thuan as it has a pristine beauty, yellow sands and colourful stones.

Buckwheat flowers brighten northwest rock plateau

Dong Van rock Plateau in the northwestern province of Ha Giang is famous for its imposingly high mountains, impressive winding passes and vast terraced paddy fields.

Lung Cu flag tower(Nov 02, 2015)
Lung Cu flag tower

Visiting the Northwest without climbing Lung Cu Peak? No one would believe it. At the top of 1,700 meters-high Lung Cu Peak is a tower flying the Vietnamese national flag. Go up there without delay!

Elephant Mountain gifts tourists lasting memories of peaks, falls

From a distance, Elephant Mountain looks like two giant elephants kissing the ground. They are lying between mountains and forests that extend endlessly.

Rain praying ritual of the Lo Lo in Ha Giang

The Lo Lo celebrate many rituals each year – the spring ritual, the corn picking ritual, and the rain praying ritual. The Lo Lo in Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province, have held a rain praying festival for generations.

Dong Cao Highland, a charmingly windy escape from hectic Ha Noi

I heard my friends raving about a peaceful land not far from Ha Noi, with green grass, blue skies, wind blowing and clouds up in the sky.

Gu Bla – unique sculpture of Cor people

Gu Bla, one of the main sculptural works used in the Cor ethnic group’s buffalo sacrifice festival in Tra Bong District in the central province of Quang Ngai, is slowly being forgotten as the festival’s popularity decreases.

Stunning views in Lang Co Bay

Located between Da Nang and Hue cities on the central coast, Lang Co Bay offers a wonderful landscape created by both nature and man.

Pagoda typifies Hue architecture

Hue’s imperial citadel attracts tourists because of its royal relics and beauty. Hue is also famous for more than 100 pagodas, many of them built in the 17th century such as Thien Mu Pagoda, which was built in 1601, Bao Quoc Pagoda in 1674 and Tu Dam Pagoda in 1683.

Discovering wildlife in Thung Nham

(TITC) - Belonging to Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, Thung Nham Bird Garden Eco-tourism Area (also known as Bird Valley) is located in the core area of Trang An Landscape Complex, about 5km to the south of Tam Coc – Bich Dong Tourist Area and 12km to the west of Ninh Binh City.

A breathtaking journey to Dong Van Plateau

Dong Van Karst Plateau in Ha Giang Province was recognized in 2010 by UNESCO as a world geological park. The plateau is a true masterpiece of nature where man is small against the vastness of the sky, mountains and clouds.

Six highlights on the itinerary to discover heritage sites in the central region

Starting from Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province and ending at My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam Province, the ‘Central Heritages Excursion’ enables visitors to journey to six UNESCO world heritage sites across Viet Nam’s central region.

 
 
 
Floating in paradise of lotus
For those looking for a short weekend trip, or those who just love travelling, a visit to Tan Lap "floating eco-tourism village" in the southern province of Long An is ideal.
A well-preserved island of Hoi An

If tourists do not buy a tour at a travel firm, they can depart from the ancient town of Hoi An and head for Cua Dai Beach where they take a 20-minute motor boat ride to Cu Lao Island, or a wooden boat ride which costs less but lasts an hour.

Van Long Lagoon – an attractive eco-tourism site

(TITC) - About 80km to the south of Ha Noi, Van Long Lagoon (Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province) is an attractive tourist site, especially at weekends. To Van Long, visitors will have the opportunity to admire charming natural landscapes and discover the typical wetland ecosystem in the Red River Delta.

Autumn takes shape in northern Viet Nam

As autumn unfolds and rice plants reach their peak ripeness, fields across northern Viet Nam are slowly turning their signature golden yellow. Now's the perfect time to tour across the region and see them.

Cao Son's striking terrain steals travellers' hearts

Autumn is the ideal season for anyone who loves the meanders and the fresh, cool air of the highland areas.

Homeland of Hue folk paintings

Sinh Village in Thua Thien Hue Province has made folk paintings for the central region for more than 400 years. The paintings are made by farmers during crop intervals. Sinh Village has become a popular tourist destination.

Cool climate at Bach Ma National Park

Bach Ma National Park is considered one of the mountainous areas known for the most comfortable atmosphere in Indochina.

Cultural uniqueness of the Bo Y ethnic group

Preserving cultural uniqueness of the Bo Y including traditional costume, architecture, wedding and funeral ceremonies have been maintained to reflect a variety of culture in the ethnic groups.  

Cat Ba cliffs and rock-climbing enthusiasts, a heavenly match

The lure of rock-climbing has been bringing several local and foreign visitors to Cat Ba in recent times. It is an ideal place for those who love adventure sports to indulge in their hobby.

Immense sand dunes in Ninh Thuan

About eight kilometers southeast of Phan Rang - Thap Cham City, Ninh Thuan Province, the Nam Cuong sand dunes totaling 700 hectares are a must-see place for vistors.

Ha Noi Cheo Theatre – a highlight of traditional culture

(TITC) - Located in No.15 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Ha Noi Cheo Theatre is an interesting destination for people who love traditional folk art.

Visiting Bac Ha - the white plateau

Following National Highway 70 which lies by imposingly high mountains of the northern province of Lao Cai, we arrived in Bac Ha District, which is known by the name “white plateau.”

Traditional toys make a comeback

Mid-Autumn traditional toys are considered to be special as they not only bring joy to children but are also a cultural treasure imbued with national identity, furthermore they are associated with the stories of childhood of many generations throughout Viet Nam.

Visiting Dai Lai Lake(Sep 24, 2015)
Visiting Dai Lai Lake

(TITC) - From Ha Noi’s centre, along to Bac Thang Long – Noi Bai Road, then turn to National Highway No.2 about 10km to Phuc Yen Town (Vinh Phuc Province), and turn right to Provincial Road No.317 about 12km, visitors will arrive in Dai Lai Lake Tourist Area located in communes of Ngoc Thanh and Cao Minh. This is an ideal weekend destination for visitors.

Banh com – a fine treat of Ha Noi

Ha Noi has many specialties on offer but one of the most renowned snacks which most visitors to the capital want to bring home as a gift for family and friends is banh com (sweet, soft and fragrant green rice cake).

 
 
 
 
 
Yellow paddies in Thanh Hoa
Although they are not as stunning as the terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai, Hoang Su Phi and Sa Pa in the northern upland, the rice fields in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa still have their own hidden charm.
Journey to Viet Nam’s southern tip

Dat Mui, a commune in Ngoc Hien District of Ca Mau Province, has been widely known as the southern most area of Viet Nam.

Lantern Masters(Sep 16, 2015)
Lantern Masters

The Mid-autumn festival is an occasion for children to play with traditional toys, especially shadow lanterns and star lanterns.

Discovering Tram Chim National Park through the green tour

(TITC) - Recently, Centre for Tourism and Environmental Education - Tram Chim National Park (Tam Nong District, Dong Thap Province) has officially put into operation of  the green tour discovering Tram Chim National Park.

“Chu Dau” Ceramic – Vietnamese cultural quintessence

Chu Dau Ceramic reflects the Vietnamese cultural characters human values of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Local Religion. It’s natural shape, bright and clear enamel, simply beautiful patterns have expressed the Viet Nam national culture.  

Visit Phu Quy Island to See the Whale’s Gigantic Skeletons

Visitors to Phu Quy Island can’t miss Van An Thanh Temple, one of the two famous temples to the Whale God in Binh Thuan Province.

Phuoc Tich ancient village embodies Hue beauty

40km north of the central city of Hue is the small village of Phuoc Tich, which has changed very little in hundreds of years. The modest, peaceful village is a popular destination in Hue.

Rice wrapper rolls with egg in Ha Giang

Banh cuon (stuffed steamed rice wrapper roll) originates in the north. Over time, it has become a popular dish nationwide.

Hai Van Pass, a challenge for new and experienced bikers

The 24km scenic and zigzagging road of the Hai Van Pass is always a favourite of motorbike adventurers.

Making fabric lions for Mid-Autumn Festival

A traditional Mid-Autumn Festival for Vietnamese people should have lanterns, mooncakes and lion dances. If lanterns make children happy and mooncakes are favored by both children and adults, lion dances excite all. In the eighth month of the lunar calendar every year, workshops making fabric lions turn busy due to an influx of orders.

Festival of Tay, Nung ethnic groups

The Tay and Nung ethnic minority groups in northern mountainous province of Cao Bang are celebrating their traditional Pay Tai festival on August 28 to honour their mothers’ love and sacrifices.

A trip back to serene Con Dao

When I finished my maiden trip to Con Dao five years ago, I dreamt of having an opportunity to return to this beautiful island, and my dream came true last weekend.

Discover the river and red sand cliffs of Mui Ne's Fairy Stream

Almost every place of natural beauty in Viet Nam has a stream called the Fairy Stream, which seems to offer the best views of nature.

Unique dishes from iguana in Phan Rang

I once joined a group of artists and cultural experts to visit Phan Rang City in the south-central coast province of Ninh Thuan.

Romantic Nam Cuong sand hill

Far from Phan Rang city about 8 kilometers on the direction of southeast, Nam Cuong sand hill is belonging to the Tuan Tu village of Cham’s ethnic, An Hai commune, Ninh Phuoc district, Ninh Thuan.

 
 
 
 
 
Huong river, Ngu mountain reflect Hue’s romantic beauty
Hue is famous for its royal relics and also for its romantic scenery. The Huong (Perfume) river and Ngu mountain typify Hue’s romanticism.
Huge chess board on top of Son Tra Mountain

Upon arrival in Danang City, we were recommended to explore Ban Co (chess board) on the peak of Son Tra Mountain, which is 693 meters above sea level.

Pictures: Beauty of an old house in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter

The house consists of two main blocks linked together by a square yard in the middle of the ground floor, and a small balcony on the 1st floor.

Sense of adventure drives US photographer to capture caves

Caves in the central province of Quang Binh have wowed the world with their stunning natural beauty and have stolen the hearts of many people, including Ryan Deboodth from Nebraska, the US.

Rare frog dishes of Tay people in Lao Cai

Hiu hiu, Johns’ groove-toed frog or Johns’ frog in English, is a rare frog species in Viet Nam which can be found at streams in mountainous areas in the northwestern region.

Endless sand dunes offer moments of tranquility on Ninh Thuan coast

It is impossible to leave footprints on sand dunes, as the wind quickly blows them away. Standing atop the Nam Cuong sand dunes, I felt the wind blow my worries away just as easily.

Ganh Da Dia - Giant “beehive” in Phu Yen sea

Ganh Da Dia, which means Sea Cliff of Stone Plates, is a seashore area of uniformly interlocking basalt rock columns located along the coast in An Ninh Dong Commune, Tuy An District, Phu Yen Province in central Viet Nam.

Back to nature at Van Long reserve

Around 80 kilometers from Hanoi, Van Long Nature Reserve in Gia Van Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province is as beautiful as a painting.

Hue- a romantic city(Aug 18, 2015)
Hue- a romantic city

From 1558 to 1945, Hue was the imperial capital city of 9 Nguyen Lords, the Tay Son regime and 13 Nguyen dynasties.

Pha Luong – a highlight of tourism in Son La

Dubbed as the rooftop of Moc Chau district in the northern mountainous province of Son La, foggy Pha Luong Mountain is an attractive tourist destination, especially for those eager for adventurous tourism.

Dong Cao plateau and Khe Ro forest

Located in Van Son and Thach Son communes in Son Dong District, Bac Giang Province, Dong Cao plateau is nearly 1,000 meters above sea level and is actually a gift from nature.

Morning dew, floating trees instil a sense of calm at Noong Lake

Waking up in the fresh air near Noong Lake, located on the Tay Con Linh Mountain Range in Phu Linh Commune, in the northern mountainous Ha Giang Province's Vi Xuyen District, backpacker Tran Trung Dung felt very comfortable.

Dark Cave – miniature version of Son Doong

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang tourism centre has launched a programme to explore Toi (Dark) Cave in the world heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park as part of the Quang Binh Cave Festival 2015.

Xuyen Son Ho tour takes travellers deep into Phong Nha-Ke Bang Park

Travel aficionados will be dazzled by the magnificent and fanciful stalagmites coupled with the crystal green lakes during a tour of the 300-square-metre Xuyen Son Ho (Trans-Mountain Lakes) in the central province of Quang Binh.

Con Dao Islands home to turtles, crabs and a multitude of sea life

With their pristine seas, the Con Dao Islands are home to a large number of sea turtles. Every year, between April and November, their breeding season, thousands of turtles crawl ashore to lay eggs in the sand, providing a fascinating experience for visitors to the beautiful island.  

 
 
 
Home to storks
Located in Hai Duong province’s Thanh Mien district, about 70 km southeast of Hanoi, Chi Lang Nam, also known as Stork island, is home to over 16,000 white storks and 6,000 night herons.
 Quang Nam: Cor’s pole raising ritual, Gu worshipping set honoured

The Neu pole raising ritual and Gu worship objects set that has been practiced by generations of the Cor ethnic group in central Quang Nam province is now part of the national intangible heritage. 

Exploring the west of Yen Tu Mountain

Bac Giang is not a well-known destination for tourists due to few places of interest. But if you happen to be in this northern province, you should come to explore Mo Stream and Thum Thum Waterfall on the western side of Yen Tu Mountain.

Five famous fruit gardens in Southwest Viet Nam

If you’re looking for a mini getaway to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of city life - consider spending it with mother nature in one of Viet Nam’s five famous fruit gardens located in the southwest region.

 Exploring the west of Yen Tu Mountain

Bac Giang is not a well-known destination for tourists due to few places of interest. But if you happen to be in this northern province, you should come to explore Mo Stream and Thum Thum Waterfall on the western side of Yen Tu Mountain.

 Trang Bang Rice Paper - A traditional food of Tay Ninh

Trang Bang is one of the oldest residential areas of Tay Ninh province. In current times, even though the old village has developed into a busy urban area, the local people still preserve the traditional cuisine, one dish of which is Trang Bang Rice Paper.

 Quang Tri citadel embraces a glorious history

Quang Tri citadel on the bank of river Thach Han was the site of fierce battles during the US war in Viet Nam. The site became the tomb of tens of thousands of Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed their lives for national liberation. 

Hanoi’s famous dishes in Old Quarter

Some dishes as Grilled Fish, Steamed Rice Pancake Rolls, Vermicelli and Grilled Chopped Meat, Plain Rice Flan, Steamed Rice Pancake Rolls, local people immediately think about old streets in the capital of Hanoi.  

Xich Dang Literature Temple- a symple of the studious spirit and civilization of Hung Yen province

Xich Dang Literature Temple is located on a 4,000 - square - metre - land area in Xich Dang village, Lam Son ward, Hung Yen city. Van Mieu was built in the 20th year of King Minh Mang (1839). The Literature Temple is a Symbol of the studious spirit and civilization of Hung Yen province.

Ethnic Thai town of Mu Cang Chai highly popular for home-stay visits

Tourists always choose Mu Cang Chai Township in the northern mountainous area of Viet Nam as a destination for home-stays.

Mu Cang Chai: astonishing destination for tourism

The magnificent scenery and breathtaking beauty of Khau Pha mountain pass or Mo fall and the delightful flavour of Can wine in the mountainous district of Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai northern province may make it one of the most exquisite sites in the nation.

Nha Trang Bay(Jul 31, 2015)
Nha Trang Bay

(TITC) - Located in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Nha Trang is an attractive destination for domestic and foreign visitors with blue beaches, gentle waves and fresh air.

Hu tieu is a signature dish of My Tho

Hu tieu, a type of noodle soup, is a popular dish in My Tho City of Tien Giang Province. Tourists to the city can easily enjoy hu tieu as the dish can be found almost everywhere, from streets to small stalls, alleys and restaurants.

Chapi musical instrument reflects the Raglai soul

20 years ago the song “Chapi dream” by Tran Tien introduced the Chapi of the Raglai to the Kinh people. Since then the Chapi has been considered a symbol of the Raglai and tourists visit Raglai hamlets to learn about this unique musical instrument.

French Village in Ba Na Mountain

(TITC) - Situated at the altitude of 1,400m with romantic landscapes, fresh air all year round and unique architecture works, Ba Na Hills Resort (Da Nang City) is the destination attracting numerous domestic and foreign visitors.

 
 
 
 
 
Dai Yem waterfalls in Moc Chau
The waterfall of Dai Yem (Pink Blouse), also known as Nang or Ban Vat, is located in Muong Sang Commune in Moc Chau District in Son La Province.
Nha Ruong- Ancient houses in Hoi Ky village, Quang Tri province

Hoi Ky ancient village in Hai Chanh commune, Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province is located by the O Lau River. The village is more than 500 years old. 

The 'barefoot tour guides' in Quang Ninh

Whenever tourists visit, the farmers in Yen Duc Commune become tour guides in their area.

A specialty of Cham people

Tung lamaow is a famous traditional dish of Cham people in the border town of Chau Doc in An Giang Province. To eat it, people in HCMC previously had to travel to An Giang but today they do not have to do that as in the heart of HCMC there is a restaurant called Hem serving this dish.

Snorkellers find an escape at Ngoc Islet

Off the coast of Son Tra Peninsula at the foot of the Hai Van Mountain Range, the Ngoc (Pearl) Islet boasts pristine, untouched water perfect for adventurers exploring the area around Da Nang.

A true southern taste on Dai Islet

A trip to Dai Islet in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long will allow tourists to experience the genuine atmosphere of the southern land with fruits, waterways and rustic cuisine.

Six most beautiful cities in Vietnam

Travelling to Vietnam is like opening a bejewelled box and treating yourself with different layers of delights one after another.

Tasting Co Tu people’s wine

Having heard about the fame of the wine made by Co Tu ethnic minority in the mountainous district of Tay Giang in Quang Nam Province, we took a trip there to learn more about the unique beverage.

New rice offering rite of the Raglai

The new offering rite of the Raglai is the biggest event of several ceremonies relating to to thank the heaven God, genies, and ancestors for blessing them with a bumper crop in the 3rd or 4th lunar month.

Straying off the beaten beach path makes a difference in Khanh Hoa

An endless blue embraces a white sand bank. Big rocks shaped like rough caricatures of different animals stand sentinel on the beach. You are admiring the scenery on Binh Lap Beach.

Stunning scenery in Nam O

Lying on the southern side of Hai Van Pass on the nation’s central coast, Nam O is a must-see destination for visitors thanks to the impressive beauty of nature, and historical and cultural sites.  

Hoi An, a new destination for Western retirees

Hoi An has become over the last few years a very popular destination for Western retirees to relocate.

Magical Cham Island(Jul 14, 2015)
Magical Cham Island

Far from Cua Dai beach about 15 kilometers, Cham is one of the places still remained original characters where visitors can not miss when travelling to Hoi An.

Luc Yen natural stone market

Luc Yen district, 80 km from Yen Bai province is famous for making gem stone pictures. Using rough stones, skilled artisans make beautiful pictures popular within both domestic and foreign customers.

Ba Moi’s vineyard in Ninh Thuan

Ba Moi’s vineyard has become a popular tourist destination in Ninh Thuan province’s Ninh Phuoc district. The vineyard, famous for producing high-quality grapes through the application of the VietGap cultivation model, has contributed significantly to new rural development in Ninh Thuan.

 
 
 
 
Charming Viet Nam (470 news)
Pristine beaches, reefs entice tourists
The heat in the country's large cities lures thousands of Vietnamese to the beaches in the central region during their summer holidays. However, large crowds at well-known destinations, such as Nhat Le in Quang Binh and Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa, discourage local backpackers from visiting.
Dong Thap cuisine: a real treat of Mekong Delta

Dong Thap Province, around 170 kilometers from HCMC, lies by the Tien River in the Mekong Delta and has various attractive destinations for tourists such as Tram Chim National Park, Gao Giong Eco-Tourism Park, Xeo Quyt Eco-tourism site, Sa Dec flower village, and the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, and Kien An Cung Pagoda.

Galingale sprout, a signature ingredient in northwest dishes

Galingale is known as a popular spice to make dishes. In the upland, galingale grows in clumps in the forest or is planted by local people as well, and its sprouts are used as a signature ingredient for many dishes. Visitors to the northwest region should taste unique dishes made from the fresh galingale sprouts.

Stilt house of the Raglai

The Raglai prefer to build their stilt houses on high land areas near a water resource. Each hamlet has several stilt houses and the villagers are of the same clan. 

Relaxing at Ma Rung Lu Quan

Hidden in the forest of Da Nghit Village in Lat Commune, Lac Duong District of Dalat City is an eco-tourism site that is new to many people. The site is called by an impressive name which arouses curiosity: “Ma Rung Lu Quan” (forest ghost inn).

Non Nuoc Village(Jul 06, 2015)
Non Nuoc Village

After a 15-minute ride from the centre of Da Nang, the biggest city on the Central Coast of Viet Nam, I reached its renowned stone carving village, Non Nuoc, which lies at the foot of the picturesque Marble Mountain.

A land of palm trees(Jul 02, 2015)
A land of palm trees

The northern midland province of Phu Tho is where palm trees can be found in the middle of paddy fields.

The necklaces of Co Tu men

Visitors to the villages of Co Tu ethnic minority people in Quang Nam Province on special festivals will have an opportunity to see men wearing the shining necklaces made of silver and agate besides the colorful and unique costumes dressed by young women.

10 dishes you must try next time you’re in Ha Noi

No matter where you go around the globe, every major city puts its own spin on food, whether they're serving a slightly different version of a familiar favourite or a strange (to you) dish.

The most popular beaches in north Viet Nam

Tra Co, Dong Chau and Cat Ba are appropriate venues to dispel the heat of summer. 

Special trip to Mai Chau – A fragrant flower of Muong land

Only a 3-hour drive with the route of 130 kilometers from Hanoi, Mai Chau – with peaceful space and fresh air – has become an ideal getaway to unwind from all the stress and retreat from the hot summer days in the bustling city.

Hon Khoai island - the most beautiful island in southern Viet Nam

Hon Khoai is a cluster of islands located 20 kilometers off the south-west of Nam Can, in the province of Ca Mau.

Go Diving and Camping at the magnificent Binh Ba Island

Treat yourself a weekend get-away at the sunny and seductive beaches of Binh Ba Island.  

An untouched beach near Hoi An

Around three kilometers from Hoi An City on the central coast, An Bang beach is still in its primitive state. Clean water, yellow sand, a pure atmosphere and daily chores of local fishermen make the beach area unique.

A visit to Mac Cuu tomb in Ha Tien

Mac Cuu tomb, located at the foot of Binh San Mountain in Binh San Ward of Ha Tien Town, is highly recommended for those who travel to the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang as this is the most popular sightseeing spot in the region.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An adventurous trip to Chay River and Toi Cave in Quang Binh
About 50 kilometers from Quang Binh Province’s Dong Hoi City in the central region, the Chay River and Toi (Dark) Cave are an exciting destination for those who love adventurous activities.
Restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame Cathedral, which is situated in the heart of HCMC, will begin to be renovated in the fourth quarter this year, marking the first such overhaul since it was opened in 1880.

Wedding custom of the Van Kieu ethnic group

Wedding of the Van Kieu ethnic group is a cultural custom for the two families and for the whole village.

Va and Nuoc Nut caves through American photographer’s lens

Famous for taking photos inside Son Doong Cave, photographer Ryan Deboodt is also well-known for capturing impressive shots of the caves in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, including Va and Nuoc Nut caves.

Duong River maintains its poetic beauty

The poetic verses by poet Hoang Cam, which I learned in high school literature classes, recently took me to the Duong River bank to admire its beauty.

Tourism peaks in Viet Nam islands

Hai Tac, Nam Du, Hon Son or Phu Quy islands have all become attractive destinations for tourists inside and outside the country in recent years.

A true taste of Quang noodle

Among the unique dishes in Quang Nam, mi Quang (Quang noodle) seems to be the most famous dish that every time a visitor comes to this central province, locals would be more than willing to present the dish.

Lim Festival(Jun 17, 2015)
Lim Festival

Some says that The Lim is derived from the local singing and dancing festivals and considered as homage to the old love story of Truong Chi and My Nuong. The Lim is also dedicated to people living at old villages around the Lim mountainous region and at the two banks of Tieu Tuong River.

Bitexco tower- Symbol of prosperity

With its unique architecture, Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City has become a tourist attraction. Shaped like a lotus, the tower symbolizes Ho Chi Minh City’s prosperity.

Mysterious Mo So caves(Jun 15, 2015)
Mysterious Mo So caves

Adventurers and those interested in discovering wild landscapes should head for Mo So Mountain in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang. The trip is certainly an exciting and unforgettable experience as it is home to huge and mysterious limestone caves.

Mu Cang Chai Terraced Rice Fields - The Best Time For Photo Tours

You may come across the name of Mu Cang Chai here and there. Know what? As a rural district of Yen Bai Province, Mu Cang Chai is settled in the northeastern area of Viet Nam. Just follow the National Road 32 from Ha Noi, you reach the beautiful site after 290km driving.

Neglected Ba Hon Dam Island off

Ba Hon Dam, an island of Ba Lua Archipelago off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, is a go-to destination for travelers who wish to escape bustling life of the city to mingle in nature at a beach.

Go to Ben Tre to enjoy silkie steamed with coconut juice and chili

Talking about dishes from silkie, most people would think of the “silkie steamed with Chinese herbs”, a dish which is not only delicious but also highly nutritional.

Dak Lak Museum of Ethnology

Dak Lak Museum of Ethnology is a place that should not be missed if you visit the Central Highlands.  

Splendid gateways mark site of ancient West Lake village

Located in Tay Ho District and running along the West Lake's southern bank, Thuy Khue Street has preserved its typical rural Vietnamese features of ancient pagodas and village gates.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Lang Co – The most originally natural Bay in the World
Along with Ha Long and Nha Trang, Lang Co (Thua Thien - Hue) has officially become one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The ceremony took place to certificate the bay in the Setubal City - Portugal, within the framework of the fifth summit theme "Oceans connect us”.
Vietnamese traditional dresses (Ao Dai) - symbol of Vietnamese culture

Vietnamese dresses are not just a costume, but a glorious culture in Viet Nam, carried about outlook in life of Vietnamese people, an expression of identity and spirit of Viet Nam.

Banh canh Ben Co is a specialty of Tra Vinh

Few people know that the rustic but delicious banh canh Ben Co (Ben Co rice noodle soup), now a famous dish in the south, originated in a small roadside eatery on National Highway 53 in Ben Co Hamlet, Nguyet Hoa Commune, Chau Thanh District, Tra Vinh Province.

Mountain races(Jun 09, 2015)
Mountain races

Thousands of locals and tourists flocked to the annual Bac Ha traditional horse race on Sunday. Seventy-eight jockeys from Bac Ha and Si Ma Cai districts in the northern province of Lao Cai participated in the event.

The wheel of fortune keeps turning in ancient Hoi An

Tra Que village, 2km from Hoi An town, was a wonderful stopover for Bill Zou and Alexandra Pabon from New York.

Vac cake in Hoi An(Jun 08, 2015)
Vac cake in Hoi An

Made from simple ingredients including rice flour and fresh shrimp, Vac cake in Hoi An is one of the best Vietnamese street foods visitors should not miss when travelling to the famous central coast town.    

Co Tu people’s insect dishes

Coming to the western upland of Quang Nam Province on the central coast, visitors can experience unique daily activities of Co Tu ethnic minority, and one of them is to catch insects to make dishes.

Rice paper making village

My Long was originally the name of a small wet market in My Thanh Commune, Giong Trom District, Ben Tre Province which was famous for selling rice paper cakes. Through generations, the My Long rice paper cakes have become well-known in other parts of the Mekong Delta and the country as well.

Thang Long Imperial Citadel - An Invaluable Cultural Heritage

The Thang Long Imperial Citadel was built in the 11th century by the Ly Dynasty, marking the independence of the Dai Viet.

The world of flowers in Yang Bay

Located inside Yang Bay eco-tourism site covering 570 hectares in Khanh Vinh, a mountainous district around 600 meters above sea level in Khanh Hoa Province, Yang Bay Waterfall tourist area is a true heaven for those loving natural landscapes, especially flowers and trees.

Exploring Chu B’Luk volcano in Central Highlands

The Chu B’Luk volcano system in Buon Choah Commune, Krong No District, Dak Nong Province is a must-visit destination for those loving to explore caves and especially, volcanoes.

Bac Ha plum tree gardens lure visitors for harvest in late May

People from the south – especially big cities like HCM City and Can Tho – think of plums as a Ha Noi specialty. But in reality they're grown on Bac Ha Plateau, 340km from the capital.

The charm of Mot Islet in Nha Trang

As one of the small islands in Nha Trang Bay in the central coast city of Nha Trang, Mot Islet is attractive to visitors for its breathtaking beauty.

Tasting grapes on the farm

Upon arrival at Ba Moi Vineyard in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan, we felt as if all discomfort brought by sizzlingly hot summer had disappeared. We spent time indulging ourselves in a cool and airy atmosphere in a grape farm, and enjoying the fresh grapes on the spot.

A journey on Son Tra Peninsula

For a long time, Son Tra Peninsula has been seen as a green lung and wind barrier for Danang City on the central coast.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An expedition to world’s largest cave
Since the broadcast of En Cave and Son Doong Cave in the north-central coast province of Quang Binh on the ABC’s Good Morning America program last week, many people have been captivated by the spectacular images of Son Doong.
Visit Ha Long Bay of the hills

With its gigantic landscape and precious natural resources, Na Hang Eco-Tourism Zone in the highland district of the northern province of Tuyen Quang has become a popular tourism destination.

A master of bamboo basket boats

Le Ngoc Anh has been known as a master of thuyen thung (bamboo basket boat) in central Viet Nam as he has devoted his life in the past 30 years to sharpened his skills in making durable boats.

Ancient wells of Cham people in Quang Tri

Through time and war, Gio An Commune in Gio Linh District of the central province of Quang Tri still preserves a relic system created in the late 12th century by Cham people. Sixteen ancient stone wells were recognized as national relics in 2001.  

Inhabitants in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta two thousand years ago

Vestiges of an ancient civilization in Dong Thap Muoi in the Mekong Delta of southern Viet Nam have revealed the lifestyle and community of inhabitants over 2,000 years ago.

Da Nang: The Beautiful City with Unique Bridges

The young and dynamic Da Nang City impresses its visitors with unique and amazing bridges.

Monsoon tourism of Cao Pha Valley

Traditionally, the advent of the monsoon season has meant a sharp fall in the number of tourists-but that’s not true for the Cao Pha Valley located roughly 250km northwest of Ha Noi.

Cultural tourism of Cham ethnic minority

Inra Jaya is a Cham ethnic minority who has travelled extensively to many countries around the globe and strongly believes that tourism is the catalyst that will preserve the group’s way of life.

White Waterfall wows visitors in remote countryside paradise

Tourists may feel lost in the beauty and majesty of nature when they arrive at Thac Trang (White Waterfall), one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the mountainous province of Quang Ngai. 

Admiring starry sky on Bach Moc Luong Tu mountain top

Bach Moc Luong Tu range which is 3,046m above the sea level has become an attraction to many adventurous tourists because of its primary and breathtaking beauty.

Thousand-year old cave gives Cao Bang a splendid beauty

Northern Cao Bang province is home to many tourist attractions like Ban Gioc fall, Pac Bo historical site, and particularly Nguom Ngao cave.

Ben En, home to many rare species

We arrived at Ben En National Park, one of the most relaxing parks in north Viet Nam, early this month to join a reforestation programme with people in Thanh Hoa's Nhu Thanh District.

Quan ho Bac Ninh folk song – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The UNESCO recognized Quan ho Bac Ninh folk songs as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on September 30, 2009.

Five holiday travel hotspots

Here are five of the top holiday destinations in the north of Viet Nam to visit during the upcoming six-day Reunification Day holiday filled with historical artefacts. 

Viewing Nha Trang City from Co Tien Mountain

Undoubtedly, Nha Trang is renowned as the city of the sea and for its many pristine beaches, and a trip to the peak of Co Tien (Fairy) Mountain will help visitors understand why the central coastal city can magnetize many tourists.

 
Mong Bridge, a “tempo giusto” of Saigon
Connecting districts 1 and 4, Mong Bridge crossing Ben Nghe Canal in downtown HCMC is now opened for pedestrians to take a stroll, enjoy fresh air and cool breeze from the canal, and admire old and new buildings.
Ha Noi’s old quarter street food

Cha Ca La Vong (fried fish), Bun Cha Hang Manh (rice noodle with grilled pork), Banh Duc Le Ngoc Han (cake made from ground rice and peanuts) and Banh Cuon Hang Ga (steamed rice pancakes rolled with pork and mushroom) are just a few of the well-known dishes in Ha Noi’s Old Quarter district.

Unique architecture in Buu Long pagoda

Buu Long pagoda, with its famous Gotama Cetiya, is known as an ideal place for sightseeing, photographing and relaxation.  

The call of Binh Lap(Apr 15, 2015)
The call of Binh Lap

I have no plan to travel to Binh Lap at first. Then, I see several young adults preparing for a motorbike journey. I simply decide to follow them to the breathtaking Binh Lap Beach, which is more than 90 kilometers from the seaside city of Nha Trang.

Ancient village sits on river

Long Tuyen (also called Binh Thuy), one of the country's five top ancient villages, is a must-see destination in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho as the 170 year-old village in Binh Thuy District has beautiful natural scenery and cultural relics.

See top eating fish being caught

Now is the season of catching bong lau, a kind of catfish species that lives in the wild in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. Visitors can join tours watch fishermen catch bong lau on the Vam Nao River in An Giang Province.

Dray Nur waterfall- symbol of beauty in the Central Highlands

With its romantic mysterious beauty, Dray Nur waterfall in Dak Lak province is closely associated with many legends of the Central Highlands. The waterfall has become a popular tourist destination.  

Rambling through Ninh Thuy fishing villages

Ninh Thuy commune with small and charming fishing villages is located near Doc Let Beach in Ninh Hoa township, the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Dong Son offers insight into old rural houses

Visiting the Dong Son village in the central province of Thanh Hoa provides visitors great insight into the characteristic architecture of old rural houses in Vietnam’s North Central Coast region.

Enjoying hen dishes on islet

Located several kilometers from downtown Hue City, Hen is a small islet in the middle of the Huong River, which has been created over time from alluvial soil.

Sunsets and folktales fill visitors' senses on fishing cruise down River Vam Nao

If you want to see a peaceful and picturesque riverine region and participate in local people's life, then a trip to the River Vam Nao might be an excellent choice.

Discover Nha Trang with the Emperor Cruises

Not just Halong Bay and Mekong Delta, travellers can now explore Nha Trang Bay on a five-star cruise, which is named one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world.

Ho Dynasty Citadel – A world cultural heritage site

The National Tourism Year 2015 themed “Connecting world heritages” is launched on late April 3 in central Thanh Hoa province that houses the Ho Dynasty Citadel, a world cultural heritage site.

Legendary beauty of Lak lake

Lak lake, located in Lien Son, Lak district, about 52 km south of Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak province, is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and largest fresh water lakes.

Happiness Road leads to plateau of beauty

A professor at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Dang Van Chuyet, has been to a lot of areas in Tay Bac (Northwest) region, but he said none were as beautiful and imposing as the karst plateau in Ha Giang Province.

 
 
 
 
Back to nature at Bidoup Nui Ba Park
An autumn morning, we visited Bidoup Nui Ba National Park in Da Lat City, one of the five largest national parks of Viet Nam.
Weekend getaway in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

As Saigon has become hotter recently, we made a trip to Ho Tram in the southern coast province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau to enjoy sea breeze and chill out on the beach.

Dalat’s farms as sightseeing venues

Despite some popular sightseeing spots like Thung lung Tinh Yeu (Love Valley), Than Tho Lake, and Cam Ly Waterfalls, tourists to Dalat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong are recommended to make a tour to farms to have a new and interesting experience.

Magnificent Ba Ra Mountain

For many years, Ba Ra Mountain has been known as a fascinating tourist site in Binh Phuoc Province, attracting a large number of visitors.

Tho Chu archipelago(Mar 24, 2015)
Tho Chu archipelago

Tho Chu, an archipelago with eight islands, is a commune of Phu Quoc District, which is in turn an island off Kien Giang Province.

Conquering the foot of Voi Waterfall

As one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Voi (Elephant) Waterfall has made many visitors infatuated with its magnificent and impressive appearance as well as the story behind it.

Con Au islet a picturesque getaway

With its fruit trees and pristine and quiet setting, Con Au in the Cuu Long (Mekong) city of Can Tho is considered the most beautiful islet in the Hau River, a tribute of the Mekong.

City clothing, jewellery designer favours ethnic minority fabrics

On one mid-summer day, the sun's strong, burning rays seem to have kept most people inside. Endless waves linger on a white, sandy beach in the central province of Binh Thuan.

Can Cau market, a sea of brocade, nightingales and even horse meat

The Can Cau market is not as spacious as the markets found in Sa Pa Town or Bac Ha District, but it attracts people from all over due to the cultural diversity of the ethnic groups residing in the border region of Si Ma Cai District.

Bio-reserve tourists learn to dance in traditional coracles

Villages in farmland surrounding Hoi An are highly popular with environment-loving tourists. Visitors are greeted with a smile and offered an inside look at rural Viet Nam among the green paddy fields and vast forests of nipa palms.

Exploring the Real Viet Nam

From the very moment you arrive in Viet Nam, you will soon envision that you are full of activities, fun and attractions.

Mekong Delta enters into bong lau fish season

Year in, year out, throngs of fishermen head for the lower reaches of Tien and Hau rivers in the Mekong Delta around the beginning of year for the harvest season of bong lau (Pangasius krempfi) fish because this freshwater catfish only appear in large volume in the delta for around three months.

Touring Ho Chi Minh City in a retro Vespa mob

There are two main ways visitors to Ho Chi Minh City cross the streets. One approach is to step with zen-like calm into the swirl of honking scooters and serenely stride across the road without breaking step.

The Future of Viet Nam Travel Is Anchored By Deep Traditions

Viet Nam is a name that stirs the senses and emotions. It conjures visions of proud farmers in conical straw hats tending their rice paddies. It conjures smells of lemongrass, ginger and mint, savory spices used in Vietnamese cooking.

Son Tay Ancient Citadel tells of its past while inspiring the future

Under the mossy old gate of the Son Tay Ancient Citadel, embraced by huge roots of 100-year-old trees, a group of teenagers were chatting and laughing and trying to take photos of each other. Not far from them, two young boys were fishing by the tranquil moat around the citadel.

 
 
 
 
The tranquil beauty of Co Chat Village
Nestled on the banks of the gentle Ninh River in Nam Dinh City, the village of Co Chat in Phuong Dinh commune, Truc Ninh district, is famous for its sericulture.
Sightseeing tour in Co Co River

In a beautiful spring afternoon, 72-year-old Le Van Hiep rows a boat to take me around in a sightseeing tour along the snaking Lo Canh Giang River, known by local people as Co Co (stork’s neck) River.

Cuisine: Worth for Travelling to Viet Nam in 2015 (Part 1)

Vietnamese street food not only attracts local people, but is also well-known internationally and often served in five star hotels.

Food tours offer a taste of the capital's cuisine beyond pho

It's Rafael Carneiro of Brazil's first time visiting Viet Nam. He has mostly eaten noodle soups since he arrived – which has given him the impression that all Vietnamese food is the same. But a street food tour he took in Ha Noi proved him entirely wrong.

Visit the brocade village of Chau Phong

Located along the bank of Vinh An canal, opposite the town of Chau Doc, is the Chau Phong village of the Cham people. This is an old village which still preserves the characteristics of the Cham culture in the Mekong Delta.

A floating market inside a modern city

When it comes to floating markets, people will immediately think of the peaceful Mekong Delta where southerners attach their rustic lives to boats and waterways.

Sa Dec flower village in full bloom for Tet

Sa Dec Flower Village located near the Tien River has been well known as the kingdom of flowers with immense flower fields.

Temple to the Whale God is a museum of gigantic skeletons

The southern central province of Binh Thuan is home to famous landscapes, such as the ancient tower Po Sha Inu, the Ong Hoang (Prince) Palace, the Ta Cu Mountain and the famous Mui Ne and Hon Rom beaches, which offer tourists fascinating travel options.

Boating along O Lau River

To make a boat tour along the O Lau River, we departed at a wharf in Hoi Ky Village in Thua Thien-Hue Province, where bamboo clumps mirrored in the clear water. We slowly sailed past My Xuyen carpentry village and Phuoc Tich ceramic village, which is famous for its centuries-old wooden houses.

H’Mong people with cultural diversity

H’Mong minority ethnic group in the northern upland province of Son La celebrates the New Year a month earlier than the country’s traditional Lunar New Year, or Tet.

Tour retraces a classic novel

When I visited Nhan Hau Village, I felt I was walking into the pages of Chi Pheo, the Vietnamese literature classic about northern farmers in colonial-feudal society.

Serene Lung Tam Village

Nestled under the foot of hills in Quan Ba District in Ha Giang Province, Lung Tam Village attracts many travelers from near and far owing to its astonishing landscape and serenity and Mong ethnic minority women in colorful attire.

Central Region’s Architecture at Phuoc Tich Ancient Village

Located on the bank of leisurely O Lau River, far about 30 kilometers from center of Hue city, Phuoc Tich village, Phong Dien commune is the symbol of architecture of the central region and famous for traditional pottery.

Diving, pearl mollusk exploring tours a recommendation for visitors to Nha Trang

Visitors to Nha Trang, a famous resort city in central Viet Nam, should now include these two forms of entertainment in their must-try list: sea diving and exploring the craft of pearl mollusk culture.

Four best features of Trang An Landscape Complex

Situated on the southern shore of the Red River Delta, Trang An is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, some of which are submerged, and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs.

 
 
 
 
The striking appeal of northwestern region
Blankets of cloud and midst covering mountain ranges and beautiful valleys in winter entice both domestic and foreign travelers to the northwestern region of Viet Nam.
Three highland attractions during New Year holidays

Sa Pa, Da Lat and Mai Chau are considered most attractive destinations for tourists during New Year holidays thanks to their natural beauty, fresh air and peaceful environment.

Ornamental plant village

As other farmers in the Mekong Delta region, people in Cai Mon Village in Ben Tre Province have begun intensive care for their plants at year’s end to prepare for the upcoming spring sale season.

‘Slow loris' village provides a vacation from fast-paced life

The picturesque sight of houses amidst a valley of flowers sent me into an ecstasy of delight when I visited Cu Lan Village

Sweet and sour salad mixed with beef

In cold weather, the visitors can enjoy a dish of sweet and sour grated papaya salad. The salad mixed with beef is a simple nosh sold in small alleys and markets in Ha Noi.

Huge rock wonders on Da Chong Mountain in Ninh Thuan

Nui Da Chong (Da Chong Mountain) is one of the must-visit destinations in the central coastal province of Ninh Thuan as the peaceful place is renowned for many boulders with distinctive shapes.

Films, TV draw intrepid travellers to remote Vietnamese landscapes

Sung La village, located on Dong Van plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, became a popular tourist destination after it was featured in the 2006 film Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao's Story).

Touring to Kenh Ha Lake

Situated some 10 kilometers from the coastal city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province, Kenh Ha Lake is considered as a primitive tourism site attracting a lot of tourists, especially those coming from Russia.

Top 5 attractive floating markets in Vietnam

The Vietnam Record Centre (Vietking) has announced top 5 floating markets in the western region of the country that attract a huge number of domestic and foreign visitors.

Lung Van- the Roof of the Muong Area

Lung Van (Muong Bi), about 40km from downtown Hoa Binh City, is famous for its spectacular natural scenery and the unique culture of the Muong people.

Hue City turns livelier

Hue City is a well-known destination for local and foreign tourists thanks to its unique beauty. However, Hue seems to transform itself into a different one; it is more bustling and more colorful at night.

Primeval charm of Con Vanh

Con Vanh is located inside the Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve recognised by UNESCO in 1994 and is one of the places in Viet Nam that preserves its primeval ecology and beaches, attracting a large number of discovery lovers.

Pottery villages shrinking

Over the past 10 years, the number of traditional pottery villages in the southern province of Binh Duong has steadily declined due to financial constraints, lack of necessary materials and fewer orders for pottery products.

Khen Be (Pan-pipe)- A Unique Musical Instrument

Legend has it that a poor young man named Lo went missing from his village. After some time his friends went to look for him and finally found him, dead by a stream with a Khen Be in his hand.

Ox-eye daisies bloom in Hanoi

These days, Hanoi’s famous flower villages such as Nhat Tan and Tay Tuu are filled with the scented wafts of ox-eye daisies in full bloom and the beautiful sight of their yellow to brownish centres with showy white petals.

 
 
 
 
 
Wonderful passes in South Central Coast
The south-central region of the country is known for many magnificent winding passes that have captured the strong interest of photographers and tourists.
Bustling Binh Ba(Nov 20, 2014)
Bustling Binh Ba

Located some 15 kilometers off Ba Ngoi Wharf to the east and 60 kilometers off the coastal city of Nha Trang to the south, Binh Ba Island is quite small, covering an area of three square kilometers only.

Ca Mau – A peaceful destination

Ca Mau always welcomes visitors with a gentle and peaceful atmosphere. People can mingle themselves in the river, fields and gardens.  

Untapped beauty of Phu Yen

Although Phu Yen is not quite a well-known destination in Vietnam’s tourism map, the province is surely “a promised land” thanks to its wild but romantic landscapes.

The land of garlic(Nov 12, 2014)
The land of garlic

Ly Son Island some 30 kilometers off the central province of Quang Ngai is better known as “the kingdom of garlic” thanks to its vast garlic fields with a pungent aroma.  

Autumn in Viet Nam’s Most Beautiful Ancient Village

Autumn is the best time to enjoy Duong Lam, the recognized- first ancient village in Viet Nam with great sensations.

Touring to Bay Nui(Nov 11, 2014)
Touring to Bay Nui

That Son or Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) region spans Tri Ton and Tinh Bien districts of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang bordering Cambodia.

Mountain pass offers stunning panoramic vista of Ha Giang

On a cool autumn day, my friend and I were lucky enough to visit Ma Pi Leng Pass, considered the king of all passes in Viet Nam, which locates in Meo Vac district in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.

Bao Loc – the city of waterfalls

A lot of hearsays have it that Bao Loc City in the Central Highlands of Lam Dong is home to numerous wonders. The most typical one, as widely agreed, is certainly the Dambri Waterfall, but the wonderland is also said to be well known for other extravagant venues, such as Suoi Mo, or Fairy Stream, and Seven-Storey Waterfall among others. So we set out for the town.

Fantastic terrace rice fields in October

Mu Cang Chai, a district of Yen Bai Province in the nation’s northern upland, has become one of the most popular destinations for travelers and photographers to capture beautiful images of terrace rice fields and daily activities of ethnic minority peoples.

An Lang unveils righteous legacy

Of all the feudal monuments and sites that visitors to Hue get to enjoy, the most prominent and familiar ones are those that reflect the glory of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

Conquering the Fansipan

The Fansipan, often dubbed the Roof of Indochina since it at 3,143m is the highest mountain in Indochina, is becoming a favorite destination among professional mountain climbers.

Northern mountainous regions attract amateur photographers

As autumn arrives, adventurous amateur photographers are packing up their cameras and heading to the picturesque northern mountainous regions of Viet Nam to capture the beauty of the season.

A day at city museums(Oct 15, 2014)
A day at city museums

Saigonese often go to cafés, theaters, cinemas or tourist destinations when they have free time on weekends or holidays while many visitors to HCMC opt for visits to museums to get an insight into culture and history of the country and to entertain themselves with contemporary arts on display at some of the museums and the greenery around these buildings.

The Astonishing Beauty of Bac Son Valley in Viet Nam

Bac Son Valley is a beautiful valley in Viet Nam that deserves to be known as a green paradise on Earth.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Tranquility in suburban Nha Trang
Unlike busy lifestyles in urban Nha Trang in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, and unlike bustling activities seen in the modern city with crowded beaches and classy hotels and restaurants, there are other places of tranquility in the famous city.
An ideal tropical escape in Bai Dai

The pristine Bai Dai Beach on Phu Quoc Island is worth an idyllic place of interest for many people wanting to take retreat from the noisy urban life.

Cham curry – specialty of Cham people in An Giang

An Giang is the land of native Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer and Cham people living peacefully together for hundreds of years.

Phuoc Hai Village an ideal getaway from tourism hotspot

Having visited Vung Tau City countless times, I was fed up with the hustle and bustle of the touristy city on the southeastern coast.  

Stunning beauty of Bay Canh Islet

Con Dao Island, about 97 nautical miles from Vung Tau City, is seen as a pearl of Viet Nam’s sea tourism and renowned for its fascinating sceneries and tasty seafood specialties.

Hang Pagoda distinctively

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh is home to many Khmer pagodas worth a visit, but the most popular and original one is probably Hang Pagoda, or Cave Pagoda.  

Legendary Don Hamlet(Sep 29, 2014)
Legendary Don Hamlet

Don Hamlet is the most attractive tourist site in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

Finding peacefulness in Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon City in the central coast province of Binh Dinh has many sightseeing spots for travelers to discover, including some tranquil beaches in Ghenh Rang and ancient traits in Quy Hoa where late poet Han Mac Tu had found inspiration to create many popular pieces.

Rock masterpiece at Ghenh Da Dia in Phu Yen Province

Stretching along the central coast of Viet Nam, the province of Phu Yen is blessed with the Ghềnh Đá Đĩa (The Cliff of Stone Plates), a masterpiece of stone gifted by nature, recognised as a national heritage.

The Astonishing Beauty of Bac Son Valley in Viet Nam

Bac Son Valley is a beautiful valley in Viet Nam that deserves to be known as a green paradise on Earth. This valley is situated 250 miles south of Ha Noi, Viet Nam’s capital city, and it is an ideal place for agriculture.

Halong Bay in the mist of autumn

It is such a fanciful and unforgettable scenery for those who enjoy a boat trip around the world heritage site of Halong Bay off the northern coast province of Quang Ninh during autumn days under the mist.

Visiting a royal temple of the Dinh dynasty

Those who have a chance to travel to the northern province of Ninh Binh should check out a popular sightseeing spot in the locality, a temple dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty in Truong Yen Commune of Hoa Lu District.

Bien Ho offers tranquility and many more

Bien Ho (sea lake) is a must-see destination for visitors to the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai thanks to its picturesque beauty and serenity.

Kayaking tours make a splash in Da Nang with sea adventurers

On the coast of Da Nang's Son Tra Peninsula, Nguyen Kim Thu, 32, and a 20-member yoga team like to explore the sea on kayak, an increasingly popular tourist activity.

Interesting wedding ritual of the Muong

The Muong culture is expressed in the group’s lifestyle, customs, and beliefs. The wedding ritual of the Muong in Hoa Binh shapes the formation and development of the family and clan.

 
 
 
 
 
Linh Ung pagoda, attractive tourist site in Da Nang
Linh Ung Pagoda is located in an area known locally as Bai But or Buddha’s Sanctuary on Son Tra peninsula. It is rated as the most magnificent work of this kind in the central city of Da Nang , in terms of architectural and artistic value.  
 Visiting tea plantations in Moc Chau

Moc Chau plateau in the northern mountainous province of Son La has been listed as one of my must-visit places since I read something about farmers working on Moc Chau’s vast, beautiful tea plantations. But it was not until last summer I had managed to visit the place to realize one of my childhood dreams.  

Amazing one-day trip to the Mekong Delta

I have been to the Mekong Delta provinces of Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Can Tho, An Giang and Ca Mau for numerous times during my business trips.

Mountainous city offers glimpse into picturesque Highlands life

With its foggy atmosphere, wintry evenings and winding roads encircling hills and mountains, Pleiku has the feeling of a beautiful painting.

Van Long Lagoon - One of Vietnam’s tourism attractions

Covering an area of nearly 3,000 hectares in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province, Van Long Lagoon, which has set two records of the Vietnam Book of Records for a habitat for the largest population of Delacour's lutung (trachypithecus delacouri), and the largest nature picture, has been one of the province’s tourism attractions. 

Young tourists explore Sa Pa

Feasting her eyes on the terraced rice fields in Viet Nam's popular tourist spot Sa Pa, Nathalie Cauvi couldn't stop shouting: "Wow, wow! It's such an amazing and beautiful landscape!"  

Bang Lang stork sanctuary in Can Tho city

Bang Lang stork sanctuary is seen as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, which with a primitive beauty allows visitors to wallow in nature.

Discovering Viet Nam’s world heritage charming beauty

(TITC) – By 2014, following UNESCO’s recognition of Trang An as a mixed natural and cultural heritage of the world, Viet Nam has 20 world heritage properties including 05 cultural heritage sites, 02 natural heritage sites, 01 mixed heritage site, and other document  and intangible cultural heritage properties.

Moon cakes add flavour to Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

Moon cakes are an indispensable part of Vietnamese people’s celebrations of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is held annually on the 15th day of the eight lunar month.

Quang Nam Silk Village(Aug 27, 2014)
Quang Nam Silk Village

Tourists who have a chance to visit the central coast province of Quang Nam should check out Silk Village at 28 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in Hoi An.

Outstanding values of Trang An Landscape Complex

(TITC) - Trang An Landscape Complex covers an area of 6,172ha in districts of Hoa Lu, Gia Vien, Nho Quan, Tam Diep Town and Ninh Binh City, about 90km to the southeast of Ha Noi.

Quang Nam – The Land of Culture, Competition - examinations and Extraordinary persons

Quang Nam is neither noisy like Da Nang nor tranquil like Hue city. With its own beauty of cultural values and simple and liberal life of people and nature, Quang Nam always brings interesting impressions to tourists.

Cu Lan Village(Aug 25, 2014)
Cu Lan Village

Cu Lan Village, a tourism area, about 20km away from Da Lat in Lat Commune, Lac Duong District in Central Highlands Lam Dong Province, is located in a valley of 30ha amid the vast greenness of pine trees.

Hanoi festival to celebrate Mong weaving skills

The best weavers from the Mong community in Pa Co Commune in the northern Hoa Binh province will demonstrate the quintessence of Mong weaving culture this weekend in Hanoi.

Off the beaten tourist track, Quy Nhon is ready to be discovered

Are you looking for a peaceful, non-touristy beach free of pesky vendors, and a decent, affordable hotel near the sea?  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ninh Thuan vineyard offers rustic summertime escape for travellers
It felt like the burning sun in the central province of Ninh Thuan had been turned off as I walked under the green leaves in Nguyen Van Moi's vineyard in Ninh Phuoc District, 7km from Phan Rang City.
Co Island – a great painting of nature

Co Island (Stork Island) in Hai Duong Province’s Thanh Mien District is renowned as a beautiful and stunning natural destination that rises like a jewel blessed by nature. It is endowed with a biodiverse system and is home to more than 20,000 storks, egrets, herons and many other bird species.

Tan Xa - Oldest House in Sai Gon

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) today is a dynamic new centre with many high rise modern buildings. Beside the hustle and bustle, old heritage buildings still nestled somewhere in the heart of the busy city.

Exploring Saigon shopping streets in HCM City

Amidst the bustling city streets in Ho Chi Minh City, filled with shabbily dressed street peddlers, alongside the ancient architecture and markets with names like Ben Thanh and Binh Tay, there are always great numbers of tourists.

Tranquility at Tuyen Lam Lake

Many visitors to Dalat City often pick Tuyen Lam Lake as one of the stops of their tours to the Central Highlands city of Dalat thanks to its evergreen pine forest and picturesque scenery.  

A day in Trai Mat(Aug 01, 2014)
A day in Trai Mat

It might be an interesting experience for tourists to be a gardener at Trai Mat, an outskirt area which is 8km away from Dalat City.

Phu Quy islands offer tranquil getaway off the tourist track

Located 103km from Phan Thiet City in the central province of Binh Thuan, the Phu Quy island district has become a destination for visitors who love exploring the wild.

Discover the rustic charm of Thien Cam

Thien Cam, one of the most beautiful beaches in central Viet Nam, offers a refreshingly undeveloped landscape.

Vietnamese restaurant gives a taste of home in Paris

You never truly appreciate your hometown's food until you travel abroad.

Son Doong Cave, Mount Everest – attractive destinations in the next 20 years

Viet Nam’s Son Doong cave, Mount Everest and Grand Canyon are predicted to become the most attractive destinations for tourists in the next 20 years, according to the Huffington Post.  

Sculpted path narrates Da Lat history in red basaltic soil

A kilometre long path snaking through a red basaltic soil hill with sculptures carved out of its sides is set to become a popular tourist attraction in the Central Highlands City of Da Lat.

Weekend getaway in Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park

About 135 kilometers from downtown HCMC on National Road No. 22B, Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park is famous as a vegetation mosaic of forest where tourists can explore biodiversity and indulge in nature.

Discovering Lu ethnic people’s indigenous culture

Hon village in Tam Duong district, which is home to Lu ethnic people, is a tourist attraction in the northern mountain province of Lai Chau for it has maintained indigenous culture for years.

Viet Nam through international visitors’ eyes

The nation’s reputation as an attractive tourist destination continues spiraling upwards in the eyes of international tourists, and this heightened image is spilling over into positive reports by the international mass media.

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex – a convergence of cultural and natural values

(TITC) - Being endowed with a beautiful landscape, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh Province in Northern Viet Nam is called as an “Ha Long Bay on land” with numerous caves, mountains, valley, trees and historic relics.

 
 
 
 
 
Mist in Ham Rong Mount
Ham Rong Mountain, which belongs to the majestic Hoang Lien Son Range in Sapa District, Lao Cai Province and is about 30 kilometers from Lao Cai Town, looks like a jaw of a dragon opening wide to the sky. It is an intoxicating scenery when the whole landscape is blanketed in the mist.
Most Beautiful and Dangerous Passes in Viet Nam

The five below passes, with the dangerous ascents and beautiful landscapes, can leave both fears and admirations to travelers.  

Can Gio mangrove forest endowed with diverse ecosystem

Can Gio mangrove forest, which was recognised by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve in 2000, is a complex of terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna, formed downstream of the Dong Nai-Saigon river system in the southeast gateway of Ho Chi Minh City, with a total area of 7,740 ha.

Visiting Tam Coc on harvesting time

Tourists to Tam Coc in Ninh Binh province this time have chance to enjoy its beautiful natural landscape mixed by images of waterways in the Southwest, mountains in the Northwest and ripen paddy field in Northern Viet Nam.

Tu Lan cave tour offers glimpse into mystical underground world

It's unfortunate to admit, but travelling through Viet Nam can sometimes be hit and miss. As a fairly seasoned explorer, I've had my fair share of blips on the itinerary, like Hai Phong or "grim Vinh", which warrant at most no more than a few hours.

Mystical beauty of Y Ty offers adventure to ‘another world'

Y Ty, one of the poorest communes in Lao Cai Province's Bat Xat District, has become an attractive tourism destination in recent years due to its natural beauty.

Hai Van Pass - Top Gear style

If you’re looking for adventure, stunning coastal views or simply need to escape the chaos of the city and explore Viet Nam’s beautiful countryside, then the Hai Van Pass is a must on any itinerary of Viet Nam.

World of natural wonders

Gam River is definitely one of the must-see sites in the northern mountainous region of Viet Nam as it leads visitors to a world of natural and magnificent wonders.

Cat Tien National Park an ecotourism paradise

Cat Tien National Park offers visitors an opportunity to discover nature and contemplate the beauty of mountains, glass-plots, forests of high trees, waterfalls and diversified ecosystems with rare plant and animal species.

Sunset cruise sheds different light on magical Hoi An

Ancient Hoi An is probably the most popular destination in the central coastal region, but getting a view of it from the Hoai River at sunset shows how little it has changed in a thousand years.

Moc Chau tea hills(Jun 06, 2014)
Moc Chau tea hills

Whether in winter or spring, Moc Chau plateau is always covered by the  beautiful green color of the tea hills.

Four things you must do in Phu Quoc

With around 57,000 travellers pouring into Phu Quoc in the first quarter of this year, Vietnam's largest island is fast becoming the gem in the country's tourism crown.

A unique tourist mode in central province

Vinahouse Space, in Dien Minh commune, Dien Ban district, central province of Quang Nam, has been attracting a large amount of foreign and local tourists for its unique collection of different types of ancient houses.

Binh Ba Island(May 27, 2014)
Binh Ba Island

Located in Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province, Binh Ba Island is considered a breakwater to protect Cam Ranh Bay.

Kinh Duong Vuong temple

The northern province of Bac Ninh has a number of famous historical relics, temples and pagodas.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Phu Lang ceramic village in Bac Ninh province
Located 60 km from Hanoi, Phu Lang ceramic village in Que Vo district, Bac Ninh province, is one of the oldest pottery centers of the Red River Delta.
Experience homestay and explore Tay ethnic culture in Pac Ngoi

Pac Ngoi – a small tourist village located in Ba Be National Park – is home to the Tay minority ethnic community and a popular venue for foreign and local tourists to experience homestay.

A Cam Ranh Bay trip to remember

Local tourists, especially youth, prefer to visit beautiful islands like Binh Ba, Binh Lap and Binh Hung in Cam Ranh Bay in the central province of Khanh Hoa as their ideal destinations to explore nature and sceneries almost untouched by time.

Time seemingly stops on Con Dao Island

Con Dao Island, about 97 nautical miles from Vung Tau City, is considered a beautiful pearl of Vietnam’s sea tourism and is endowed with smooth beaches shaded by evergreen trees, fresh air, clear blue water, primitive forests and abundant wildlife as well as its historical relics.

The cloud valley in Hoa Binh

Located at an altitude of 1,200m above sea level, Lung Van is covered by cloud all year round. It is surrounded by the mountains of Trau (Buffalo), Po and Tien (Fairy) so it is known as Thung May (Cloud Valley).

Tasting dried shrimp laksa in Soc Trang

I discovered lac xa tom kho (Vietnamese dried shrimp laksa), a Khmer specialty not known by many, on my latest trip to the Mekong Delta.

Xep Beach - a sleeping beauty in Phu Yen

Xep Beach in Phu Yen Province is highly recommended as a destination for tourists who want to admire the beauty of a long sandy beach that shines and stretches between two large rock mountain ranges protruding to the sea.

The sweet cake delicacy of Binh Dinh

The central coastal province of Binh Dinh is renowned for a wide selection of food and drink specialties, including Bau Da rice liquor, nem (fermented pork roll), cha (ground meat), tre (minced pork wrapped in guava and banana leaves) and hong (pink) cake.

Ca Mau Cape - south end of the S-shaped land

Located in the south end of Viet Nam, Ca Mau Cape in Ca Mau province is a place that every Vietnamese aspires to travel to at least once in their life.

Bich Dong grotto – a famous tourism spot in Ninh Binh

Bich Dong is situated in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, northern province of Ninh Binh.

Muong Phang - an historical tourism attraction

Muong Phang commune in Dien Bien district was the headquarters of the Command Committee of the Dien Bien Phu campaign 60 years ago.

Thung Nai seen as Ha Long Bay on land

With a perfect combination of mountains, forests, and peaceful lakes, Thung Nai in the northern province of Hoa Binh has become the epitome of poetic landscapes, attracting tourists from all corners of the world.

Giang Mo Village offers intimate view of Muong ethnic culture

Houses on stilts rested under the shadow of big trees, surrounded by paddy fields. Our curious eyes seemed not to bother the chickens who walked freely on simple bamboo fences. A small cement path led us to houses where we could see how Muong people garden, raise poultry, weave and cook.

Idyllic Thung Nham mangroves offer bird watching paradise

At dusk, we take a boat to the mangrove forests of Thung Nham Bird Park and wait for the flocks to return to their nests after a hard working day. Silently, we hide the boats under the trees as the noisy birds fly to their homes. Their sounds fill the mangroves.

Birdwatching tour in Vam Sat

The period between late April and October is ideal to watch birds coming to make their nests at Vam Sat Tourist Site in HCMC’s outlying coastal district of Can Gio.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hue Citadel- Most Beautiful Fortress
Located between the central strip of harsh climate, intense summer sun and winter rains, is a green charming landscape along the Perfume river down the East Sea (Bien Dong)- Hue Citadel.
Visit the largest pottery village of Cham people

Bau Truc in central Viet Nam is worth visiting as it offers travelers an opportunity to observe a unique way of making pottery items and purchase pottery household appliances of different shapes.

Tam Coc - heaven, mountain and water

About eight kilometers from Ninh Binh City, Tam Coc is known as one of the best destinations in the country’s north and even referred to as Halong Bay in the mainland.

Co To island's charm(Mar 28, 2014)
 Co To island's charm

Co To is a fornt island with the natural beauty and uniqe tourist products. Majestic moutains, vast sea with blue water, white sand create a picturesque scenery.

Con Co Island – a floating green pearl

Located not far from the coast of Quang Tri province, the small island of Con Co has its own long and interesting history.

Nui Coc Lake with legendary beauty

Nui Coc Lake, which was created from a dam built in Cong river in Dai Tu district, northern Thai Nguyen province, is well-known for its spectacular and legendary beauty and the romantic love story of a young couple.

Nho Que River – a sleeping beauty

Those conquering the Ma Pi Leng mount in the northern upland province of Ha Giang shall be amazed by a river like a silky fillet in fog as it brings them a pleasant feeling of a naturally romantic masterpiece. That river is called Nho Que.

Dong Ky Festival(Mar 12, 2014)
Dong Ky Festival

Besides Lim and Do Temple Festivals, Dong Ky Festival is one of the famous traditional festivals in the land of Bac Ninh.

A day at Dong Van ancient town

Those who visit the mountainous northeastern province of Ha Giang should pass by Dong Van ancient town as home to over 150-year-old houses.

Mui Ne Sand Paradise(Mar 10, 2014)
Mui Ne Sand Paradise

(TITC) - Located about 22km north east of Phan Thiet City, Mui Ne is a popular tourist attraction of Binh Thuan Province which is also called “Sand Paradise” with splendid sand dunes, blue sea and special foods.

Nam O Beach – a wonderful gift of nature

Nestled in Hoa Hiep Nam Ward, Lien Chieu District, just about 17km north-west of Da Nang’s centre, Nam O Beach boasts stunning scenery and it is truly nature’s wonderful gift.

Tien Son cave - attractive destination in Quang Binh

Forming part of the UNESCO-recognised Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Tien Son cave is currently reckoned the most attractive destination in central Quang Binh province.  

Primitive Dong Ho Lagoon beckons tourists

Dong Ho Lagoon covering around 14 kilometers in west Ha Tien Township in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang lures passers-by with its primitive beauty and romantic settings.

A weekend trip to My Le eco tourist site

Those who wish to escape the bustling city life should consider My Le eco tourist site in Phuoc Long Town in the southern province of Binh Phuoc which boasts a primitive landscape of mountains, rivers and streams.

Binh Thuy ancient house – a must-see destination

Binh Thuy ancient house in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is an ideal place to explore the region’s history.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beauty of Dao ethnic women
The specific cultural beauty of Dao ethic people drew many local people and visitors to the Dao ethnic cultural festival in Tien Yen district, the northern province of Quang Ninh.  
The unique wooden church in Kon Tum

Coming to Kon Tum, you would not help visiting the famous wooden church of nearly 100 years old, which is located right in the middle of Kon Tum town. With the architecture style, an interior decoration mixed between the local and western culture, the church attracts many tourists inland and abroad coming to contemplate.

Thrilling Ha Giang provides stunning scenery

Ha Giang, a mountainous province in the northeast of the country, is known for its unspoiled scenery, magnificent limestone mountains, thrilling, sloping roads and enriched ethnic cultural features, making it a must-visit destination.

Da Giang Stream – weekend hideaway

Located around 35 kilometers from southwest Nha Trang City in the central province of Khanh Hoa, Da Giang Stream lures tourists due to its pristine and poetic beauty.

Da Lat, destination for couples on Valentine’s Day

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat city, which is famous for its charming and romantic landscapes and architecture, and lovers’ first choice on Valentine’s Day, has planned various festivals to welcome the couples on February 14.

Mau Son - home to stunning landscapes, fantastic culture

Mau Son Tourist Area located around 30 kilometers east of Lang Son City on National Road No. 4B and stretching over the three communes of Cong Son, Mau Son in Cao Loc District and Mau Son in Loc Binh District is a fascinating world for those who love discovering wild life and stunning sceneries.

Cu Chi tunnel - a legendary land

Located about 40 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh city, the historic Cu Chi tunnels can surprise anyone who visits them.

Peaceful Pho Bang amid Ha Giang Rock Plateau

In this mountainous town, you will feel like time is drifting very slowly. An old man sits on the couch stroking the back of a lazy cat, some girls do embroidery at the threshold.

Kingdom of Trinh Tuong houses

Huu Khanh Commune in Binh Loc District is locally known as the "kingdom" of Trinh tuong houses, streets of Trinh tuong houses or land of Trinh tuong houses. 

Four seasons in one day at romantic Tam Dao

Tam Dao is the name of an area which houses the three mountains of Thach Ban, Thien Thi and Mang Chi in Vinh Phuc, Thai Nguyen and Tuyen Quang provinces which were formed 230 million years ago following a volcano eruption.

Visiting the historic guerilla base of Minh Dam

Located on Chau Long-Chau Vien mountain, not too far from the well-known five-star beach resort of Anoasis (Long Dat District, Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province), is Minh Dam which was a guerilla base during wartime (1933-1975).

A winter’s day in Dalat

This was my second visit to the city of love or the city of flowers, Dalat, in the Central Highlands of Lam Dong after a vacation with my mom twenty years ago.

Thuy Dai Son – home of mysterious folklores

Thuy Dai Son, the smallest peak in the That Son Mountain Range with a height of just 54 meters, is a really attractive destination in An Giang Province.

Ha Long Bay cruise delights on Viet Nam tourist trail

I have been to Ha Long Bay many times but have never experienced a cruise. So when my parents asked me to join them on an overnight trip, I jumped at the chance.

Cong cake - specialty made of delta rice

Coming to the Mekong Delta, after cruising along canals, shopping on the floating market and cycling around orchards, tourists should enjoy many rustic specialties, of which cong cake is suggested as a must-try dish.

 
 
 
 
 
Afternoon in Ta Pa
Ta Pa, a 120-meter hill on Tri Ton District in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, lures tourists due to its magnificent and romantic landscapes.
Charming Northwest(Jan 07, 2014)
Charming Northwest

Visiting the Northwest, you will experience an unforgettable trip on wild paths and discover many tourism treasures.

Phu Quoc – Paradise Pearl Island

Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island, has been endowed with wild and natural beauty. For this reason, Phu Quoc, nicknamed ‘Paradise Pearl Island’, has always attracted a large number of domestic and international visitors.

Doc Island – home to wild flowers

We came to the Mekong Delta town of Ha Tien on a sunny day with an attractive itinerary to Doc Island on Hai Tac Archipelago.

Dong Van Stone Plateau – historical beauty

Located over 1,000 meters above sea level, Dong Van Stone Plateau is formed by narrow valleys alternating with rocky mountain ranges in the north of Viet Nam.

Ten best places to visit in Viet Nam, Touropia finds

A long, narrow country squeezed in between the East Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders, Viet Nam is a land of striking landscapes that range from the lush rice terraces and forested mountains in the north to the picturesque valleys of the Central Highlands and the fertile delta and beautiful beaches of the south. Included in the mix are booming modern cities, colonial towns, traditional villages, archaeological sites and otherworldly islands.

Vinh Moc Tunnel – a tourist magnet

When someone mentions Quang Tri Province, people may think about war memories, remnants and scars of time. However, Quang Tri has a proud history, of which the Vinh Moc Tunnel system is a huge attraction for tourists.

Exploring Bang Lon Island

After my search on Google to find out more about Bang Lon Island off Nha Trang City was pretty much fruitless, I decided I had no more reason to hesitate. I was off to the island to find out for myself.

Dinh Cau night market has much to offer

Together with wonderful natural landscapes, the island of Phu Quoc also boasts Dinh Cau Night Market in Duong Dong Town which is considered a downtown hub for shopping, food and beverages and a hotspot for domestic and foreign tourists.

Dong Sen Thap Muoi - new eco tourist site in Dong Thap

Those travelling to the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap during the flooding season from August to November should not miss the chance to admire beautiful lotuses blooming in some giant ponds on a boat journey at the newly-established Dong Sen Thap Muoi eco tourist site.

Travel back to ancient capital

When did Ha Noi become the capital of Viet Nam? What are Dong Ho paintings? What pagoda is the oldest in Viet Nam? What pagodas have unique structures or Buddhist treasures?

Fun bus trip to Hue City

Those who are in Danang for vacation and wish to discover neighboring provinces should consider Hue as a perfect destination, especially on a bus tour instead of the train.

Night flower markets in Hanoi

When the city falls into a deep sleep, flower traders at the flower markets such as Tay Tuu, Me Linh, Quang Ba ... become busy.

Once in a lifetime experience - conquering Mount Fansipan

Climbing Mount Fansipan in the northern province of Lao Cai can be attempted all-year round but experienced hands suggest that the period from October to early December is the best time to conquer the “Roof of Indochina.”

Hashing tours in Nha Trang

To participate in these unique tours, the simple criteria are you must love traveling, love nature and love ... jogging.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caravan tours connecting heritages to be organised in Quang Nam
The Quang Nam People’s Committee has agreed on a policy by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to organise a caravan tour, themed “Heritage connection – Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia cooperative bridge” from November 29 to December 6, 2013.
National park pilots experimental tourism

Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong district, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, is piloting experimental tourism in the flooding season, which involves tourists in fishing activities, harvesting wild rice, visiting breeding grounds of birds and sailing to enjoy natural landscapes.  

Soc Trang Highlights Eco-tourism

In accordance with its tourism development master plan for 2020, the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang has a driving ambition to develop eco-tourism by tapping its rich natural resources and local culture. The scheme also aims to get local people involved in environmental education, and sustainable bio-diversity preservation and development.

Developing community-based tourism model in the inland districts

The Quang Nam Province People's Committee and International Organization International Labour Organisation (ILO) have just organized a seminar on "Strengthening the tourism activities in the inland districts".  

Trial tours in world's largest cave to be launch next month

The central province of Quang Binh plans to launch experimental adventure tours to Son Doong Cave, which is considered the largest cave in the world, in early August this year.  

Market driven training to take Viet Nam's homestays to the next level

Homestays are becoming more prevalent in Viet Nam. Typically a family-run business favoured by ethnic minority people, homestays are found throughout Viet Nam, particularly in the mountainous north east and north west, the central highlands, and in and around Hoi An and Hue City.  

Lao Cai develops community tourism

Several tourist destinations in Lao Cai Province such as Cat Cat, Sin Chai, Ban Den, Trung Do, Ta Chai, Na Hoi, and Ban Pho have become more familiar to domestic and international travelers thanks to provincial community tourism development.  

City of Flowers offers beauty in bloom

The difference in atmos-phere is glaringly evident as we arrive in Da Lat from HCM City. The air is fresh and we feel energised instantly.  

Cat Tien National Park(Mar 27, 2013)
Cat Tien National Park

(TITC) - Cat Tien National Park is the reserve of natural resources in Viet Nam with lots of rare, specious and endemic genes of fauna and flora, as plentiful site for scientists, domestic and foreign tourists.

Geological heritage tourism in Vietnam

The sustainable exploitation of natural resources, mineral resources in particular, has always been a hot issue and priority for developing countries. Among the potential solutions to this issue is the harmonisation of exploitation and conservation of the national natural and geological heritage to promote tourism.

Dong Van Karst Plateau Geo-park

(TITC) - Located on an altitude of 1,000m-1,600m, belonging to 4 districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, Dong Van (Ha Giang Province), the 2,350km2-Dong Van Karst Plateau is one of Viet Nam's special limestone areas, housing prominent imprints that depict the development of the earth’s crust.

New tourism site to be built in Daklak

Asian Trails Co. Ltd. will develop an 11-hectare eco-tourism site near Lak Lake in Daklak Province to serve its European customers.

Sa Pa, lost in the mists

Deep within the valleys and mountains of Viet Nam’s furthest Northern reaches lies the remote hill town of Sapa. Most often viewed through the seemingly never ending carpet of mist, Sapa is a visual feast unmatched in Viet Nam; on the one hand remote and distant and, on the other, searingly developed and commercial.

Ban Hon – where imprints Lu ethnic culture features

(TITC) - With the advantage of locating on “Northwest Arc” tourist route and existing unique culture identity of Lu ethnic group, Ban Hon Commune (Tam Duong District, Lai Chau Province) has become a community-based tourism destination attracting a large number of international and domestic tourists.  

Chi Hamlet – An attractive community-based tourism destination in Ha Giang

(TITC) - In the recent years, travel trend to ethnic minority villages has become popular, especially with international tourists and young people. Because of visiting there, tourists will discover unspoiled natural landscape and learn about many traditional culture features.  

 
 
 
 
 
Ang Village - specific beauty feature of Northwestern mountains
(TITC) - Located in Moc Chau Plateau (Moc Chau District, Son La Province), Ang Village has fresh and cool air, charming scenery and also preserves special culture treasures of Thai ethnic group.
Finding the hometown(Oct 04, 2012)
Finding the hometown

This is a new land. Here sameness takes me home. Here smiles crease faces; there I walk along the alleys meeting familiar sights. I feel cosily warm, even in the middle of Hanoi humidity. Here, the eyes stretch out to meet the rivers called roads. There I bump into the hand-pushed-cart – I come to senses and see the xe-om driver looking at me with questioning eyes.  

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex

After millions of years of geological tectonics, nature has endowed Ninh Binh with a magnificent natural wonder of green mountains and blue water. It is the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex.  

Con Co Island – floating green pearl

Located close to the mainland, the small island of Con Co off Quang Tri Province has a long and interesting history of its own. To describe the island from offshore, it looks like a plump pearl emerging amidst the ocean. Experts consider the island’s geology, biology and scenery as a museum of diverse nature.

Adventurous summer vacation in Thung Nai

As soon as the school year ended, we decided to reward ourselves with a relaxing trip but it turned out more of a war with the weather but it was worth it for a great holiday. After probing our list of destinations we finally chose Thung Nai, a new tourist area in Cao Phong District, about 25 kilometers from Hoa Binh City and 110 kilometers from Hanoi.

Lang Cat-Hon Thom Tourist Area opens in Nha Trang

Lang Cat-Hon Thom Tourist Area is hoping to attract guests nationwide to explore the riddles of nature at its stunning location.  

The ten best destinations in Vietnam

Globalgrasshopper, a popular site for international tourists, has listed the top ten must-see destinations in Vietnam.

Community-based tourism in Men mountain village

(TITC)_Located in Thanh Nua commune, Dien Bien district, Dien Bien province, Men mountain village has been known as a community-based tourist destination, attracting a large number of domestic and int’l visitors to come.

Cruising the dream in Vietnam

A journey through the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam is a thrilling experience, as Herald reporter Rosa Studholme found out when she travelled there last month.

A Hem For All Meals(May 30, 2012)
A Hem For All Meals

Much to my surprise and delight, I have discovered the hem, or alley, to be an integral component of the Vietnamese cityscape. I do admit to having arrived in Vietnam full of alley stereotypes - largely a product of my growing up in the United States. Whether a dark and foreboding passageway between skyscrapers downtown or a serviceway for trash collection and parking in the suburbs, an alley back home is just not a destination lending itself to pleasant exploration.

How do you like your bun?

After sampling a smattering of Vietnamese fare, it is fair and rather fitting to inquire, “how do you like your bun?” Bun, popularly translated as ‘rice noodles’, is a staple of Vietnamese cuisine and one of the most popular noodles, used for preparing a plethora of delicious and exotic dishes, some good and some, well, exotic.

My peaceful Vietnam(May 23, 2012)
My peaceful Vietnam

That was my second visit to Vietnam. In all honesty, I only had chance to stay in this beautiful country for nearly two short months.  Yet I still couldn’t help feeling ineffably overwhelmed by so many indelible memories of the benevolent tender hearted people, of the peaceful yet exotic sceneries, of incredibly amazing cuisines and a plethora of traditions the Vietnamese people have.

So Long Rainy Day Blues

For those of us not lucky enough to hail from southern Vietnam’s year-round tropical climate, summer’s departure is the time of year our lives slow down and turn indoors. As the nights become longer and the days colder, many of us in the West seek comfort foods to help knock away the winter time gloom.

What expats love about Viet Nam

Whenever asking expats what they do not like about Viet Nam, we often get familiar answers about traffic chaos, reckless drivers, degrading bus system, rubbish on the streets, polluted rivers or people’s unpunctuality.

Ethnic minority wedding ceremonies in northern Vietnam

Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups, mainly living in mountainous areas and having their own unique wedding ceremonies. Let’s look at some wedding preparations by a few ethnic minority groups in the northeastern and northwestern regions of Vietnam.

 
 
 
 
Forty Years After The War, This Is Actually A Great Place To Live
For the past eight days I’ve been spending time with friends in Vietnam; I’ll be leaving in a few days to link up with Simon in Thailand, but for now, I’m really impressed by Vietnam. The country has a great deal going for it.
A New Attraction of Binh Thuan

The 33ha Suoi Cat Tourist Site has been opened in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan Province. Five minutes drive from the Tien Thanh Beach and 15km from Mui Ne Beach, the tourist site has a favorable location.

Pho-licious(Apr 05, 2012)
Pho-licious

You will never find it in a museum but pho is one of Vietnam’s most sacred and tantalizingly beautiful forms of art.

Photo Tours: A New Taste For Vietnam Tourism

Those who have a liking for photography often indulge themselves with journeys to create their own collections. This type of traveling is called “photo tours,” and some Vietnam-based travel firms have recently arranged such tours to meet tourists’ demands.

Forget the burger, get me to some pho!

There are many characteristics that make Vietnam a special place - a rich cultural history, kind people, beautiful nature and above all great food. While almost all types of Western food are available in the country’s major cities, Vietnam features an abundance of delicious, cheap and healthy fare that can differ greatly by region.