Tet joy begins to pervade Saigon cafes
With Lunar New Year approaching, motifs related to the country’s biggest festival are springing up in many cafes in Saigon.
Mekong Delta floating markets through a foreign lens
German-Mexican photographer Sebastian Hanke captured the colorful bustle of floating markets across the Mekong Delta during a recent trip.
Blooming yellow apricot flowers have Saigon farmers in a sweat
For flower famers in District 12, Thu Duc City of HCMC, business this year is as weak and delicate as their yellow apricot blossoms, which have bloomed too early.
Da Lat gets bedecked in white flowers
Residents and visitors are enjoying spring time in Da Lat as the Central Highlands town’s beauty gets enhanced by white orchid trees in full bloom.
Controversial mountain pass restaurant asked to suspend operations
A restaurant in Ha Giang Province’s well-known Ma Pi Leng pass has been asked to close temporarily once more, pending correction of construction violations.
Idyllic life on far-flung Tho Chu Island
Residents of Tho Chu Island in the southwestern tip of Vietnam have to move to various parts of the island to avoid storms during the annual monsoon season.
Quang Nam incense village prepares for Tet rush
Quan Huong villagers in Quang Nam Province have grown exceedingly busy as demand for incense sticks soars prior to Lunar New Year.
Black coffee infused with six-year-old imperial ginseng
Freedom Group, an international investment and management company, recently entered the Vietnamese market with international brand Coffeecell.
Phu Quoc Island gets into its anchovy act
Fishermen and seasonal workers are working hard making a seafood product that Phu Quoc is particularly famous for: dried anchovy.
Russia to reopen air travel with Vietnam
Russia is looking to restart commercial flights later this month with Vietnam, India, Finland and Qatar after certain epidemiological criteria are met.
HCMC gets busy with welcome party for Lunar New Year
HCMC is busy preparing lighting displays, firework shows and the flower street to brighten up the atmosphere for Tet.
200-year-old royal pavilion returns to resplendence in Hue
After eight years of restoration work, Ngu Phung (Five Phoenixes) Pavilion in Hue Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO heritage site, is welcoming visitors.
Ao dai show livens up ancient Hoi An
A weekly cultural show featuring traditional ao dai is helping Hoi An shake off the pandemic blues.
Hai Phong’s favorite baguette stall that offers only 2 options
A 42-year-old eatery in Hai Phong sells baguettes with only two filling options, but is packed every night.
Over 300 outbound travel firms apply for shutdown amid pandemic
A total 338 outbound travel companies in Vietnam applied for revocation of business licenses last year, three times higher than 2019, due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Red origami dragon highlight of Saigon photo exhibit
A photo exhibition in Saigon is luring scores of curious art lovers with its giant origami dragon, central to the origin of Vietnamese people.
Snow-covered mountainous localities cash in on tourism
Mountainous areas in northern Vietnam raked in tourism revenues in the last few days owing to a surge in visitors flocking to admire the bout of frost and snow.
Northern commune Y Ty gets a fresh coat of snow
Y Ty Commune in Lao Cai Province has been cloaked in a white garment following a bout of snow since Sunday night.
Weekend getaway to Ca Mau mangrove forest
Vietnam’s southernmost province, Ca Mau, offers mesmerizing weekend trips to experience its mangrove forests and local rustic life.
Northern Vietnam mountains engulfed in frost
White frost lay sprinkled across many localities in northern Vietnam as temperatures dropped to below zero degrees Celsius.
Maple tree colors transform landscape in northern Vietnam district
Maple trees in Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang Province have brightened the local landscape with red and yellow leaves.
In central Vietnam, buffalo power makes sugar
In Ha Tinh, some residents still use buffaloes to crush sugarcanes and extract their juice to make molasses, the syrupy precursor to sugar.
‘Typical’ Da Lat crab noodle soup eatery turns 30
An eatery in an alley off Ba Trieu Street in Da Lat serves crab noodle soup that many locals vouch for as “typical” of the resort town.
Da Lat dipped in cherry blossom pink
The early spring ambiance of cherry blossom season in Dat Lat features charmingly in a new series by local photographer Tran Ngoc Anh.
Street food paradise at Saigon flower market
Ho Thi Ky Street in District 10, home to Saigon’s largest flower market, has a street food center with over 100 stalls.
New HCMC-Vung Tau ferry service enters operation
After several delays, a new ferry service connecting HCMC’s coastal district Can Gio to resort town Vung Tau made its debut Monday.
Fit to a tee: stranded German artist’s wearable works
Tangled electrical wires, draught beer and smoking bamboo pipes are some images of Hanoi that German artist Heiner Radau prints on t-shirts he designs.
Waves of tourists lap at Vung Tau beach for a New Year dip
Thousands of tourists converged on Vung Tau beaches to enjoy the first day of 2021, sea bathing with friends and family.
Hillside Da Lat cafe serves coffee with a vista twist
A Da Lat cafe uses its location optimally, serving beverages on three levels with great views of undulating hills and valleys.
Hau Giang, the charm of river country
Its lush countryside, rivers, local life and rich history make Hau Giang Province a great weekend getaway.