Lesser-known Bac Ninh before becoming centrally-managed city
Bac Ninh Province, expected to become a centrally-administered city by 2030, is an industrial base and culture hub of northern Vietnam with many ancient pagodas and popular festivals.
Hanoi sparkles with nocturnal serenity
Many tourist attractions and high-rises across Hanoi, all lit up at night, display a calm serenity.
Nha Trang: beaches are just one of its attractions
Nha Trang is well-known as a beach destination, with its pagodas, temple towers, and marine world display also boasting charm.
Ha Long gets marked by architectural, natural highlights
A series of photos by Ha Long native Nguyen Manh Ha depicts the port town’s floral, sculptural, architectural and natural attractions.
Quang Binh caves get surreally real under photographic light
Photographer Pham Huy Trung has beautifully captured the landscape masterpieces carved by nature inside the Nuoc Nut and Va caves in Quang Binh Province.
Two-century-old communal house in Can Tho
Binh Thuy communal house in Can Tho City, built in 1844, has left a special cultural legacy in the spiritual lives of southern Vietnamese.
Hanoi dormitory cafe harks back to bygone subsidy era
Hidden in a Hanoi dormitory is a coffee shop that recreates an subsidy era ambience in detail, including the bumblebee yellow paint, furniture and floral-patterned cushions.
99-year-old Nguyen Dynasty pillow maker
Cong Ton Nu Tri Hue is one of the few people left possessing the ancient multiple-fold pillow technique, once popular in the Imperial Citadel of Hue.
Australian national broadcaster to air series on Vietnamese cuisine
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will air a 10-episode series on discovering Vietnamese culture via its traditional cuisine starting Sunday.
Hoi An bursts with weekend visitors after Covid-19 contained
Hoi An ancient town has been jammed by throngs of weekend tourists since early March with local Covid-19 outbreaks put under control.
Ba Ria-Vung Tau tourism enjoys BBC boost
Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, home to Con Dao Islands and many beautiful beaches, is broadcasting commercials on BBC World News as part its efforts to boost tourism development.
Underground stream discovered in Quang Tri cave
A newly found cave in Huong Son Commune of Quang Tri Province boasts an underground stream still to be fully explored.
Dawn breaks over famed Nha Trang beach
Sunrise is typically the best time to capture the vibrancy of daily life along Tran Phu Beach in central Nha Trang Town.
Uninhabited island lures adventurers to Phu Yen
Pristine Hon Nua Island, an off-the-beaten-track holiday destination in south-central Phu Yen Province, is gaining popularity among adventurous travelers.
Avana Retreat, where nature, mind and body connect
Secretly nested in the beautiful valleys and hills of Mai Chau, a mountain retreat offers you a relaxing and natural excursion far from the city hustle and bustle.
Hanoi to host tourism, culinary fest
Hanoi will host an annual tourism and culinary festival from April 16-18 in the Ly Thai To monument area downtown.
‘Chosen chicken’ a distinct Quy Nhon delight
Restaurants near 1D Highway in Ghenh Rang Ward of Quy Nhon Town are renowned for letting customers choose their own chickens for the past two decades.
Capturing rare bird species in Central Highlands park Yok Don
When the dry dipterocarp forest of Yok Don National Park in Dak Lak Province enters its deciduous period, it is the ideal time to take avian photos.
Capturing rare bird species in Central Highlands park
When the dry dipterocarp forest of Yok Don National Park enters its deciduous phase, it is the ideal time to take wonderful avian photos.
Belarusian hawks cakes for a living in Saigon amid pandemic
A former Belarusian travel agent from Nha Trang laid low by the Covid-19 pandemic sells cakes on Saigon’s streets to the delight of many locals.
‘Living museum’ to be urban highlight of Da Nang
Da Nang plans to preserve the culture, lifestyle, and traditions of its Hai Chau District by turning the area into a "living museum", a new tourist attraction.
Saigon noodle stall famed for three-decade crab infusion
Well-seasoned noodle soup with crab meat at a Saigon shop has long enchanted locals despite its unusual price tag.
Da Nang river to be ablaze with art lighting rig
Bridges, two banks and the surface of the Han River, an iconic Da Nang beauty, are set to glow at night under a new city initiative.
Vietnam hot air balloon shot wins Smithsonian photo contest
Vietnamese lensman Tran Tuan Viet won the Readers’ Choice Award in this year’s Smithsonian photo contest with a shot from a colorful hot air balloon festival in Hanoi.
Oyster sauce gives Saigon sticky rice stall the edge
A sticky rice stall in Saigon has been drawing local foodies with its enriched oyster sauce flavorings, having given the generic soy equivalent the boot.
Salt harvest a labor of love in Nha Trang
Hon Khoi salt field of coastal town Nha Trang represents a unique link between farmers and nature.
Lake gem glitters in Central Highlands
First-time trekker Thanh Hang shares her experience traveling over seven kilometers through a forest to Ta Dung Lake, an emerging tourist attraction in Dak Nong Province.
Grilled fish rice paper a signature Quy Nhon dish
Grilled fish rice paper, eaten with Vietnamese coriander and chili sauce, is a delicacy distinctive to coastal town Quy Nhon.
Mangrove forest kayaking in Khanh Hoa
Hoa Lan Island in Khanh Hoa Province charms tourists with a two-kilometer kayaking tour of its mangrove forests, mountain trekking and water sports.
Termites threaten Hoi An ancient town
Following Covid-19 social distancing last year, hundreds of relics across Hoi An, a UNESCO heritage site, have been left heavily damaged by termites.