How to make Hue-style ‘hell rice’

By Bui Thuy   November 25, 2023 | 10:00 am GMT+7 Discover the rich flavors of Hue’s culinary heritage with this recipe for Hue-style “hell rice,” a traditional and colorful dish originally only sold late at night to laborers. “Hell rice,” a longstanding specialty of Hue, originated from late-night sales to overnight workers. It was sold during […]

Hanoi weekend events fuse local and international specialties

By Phuc Trinh   November 24, 2023 | 06:15 am GMT+7 This weekend promises to be full of life in Hanoi, with opportunities to learn about and enjoy everything from Japanese culture to swing dancing and Michelin-starred dining. Expo on Regional Products of Vietnam, 2023 This trade-boosting event, hosted by the Hanoi Promotion Agency, aims to introduce […]

In northern Vietnam, a village charms visitors with earthen walls and stone fences

By Linh Huong   November 11, 2023 | 06:34 am GMT+7 Over the past two years, a collaborative effort between the government and local residents has not only maintained Lo Lo Chai village’s traditional values but also given it a fresh image. The village of Lo Lo Chai, found in northern Vietnam, has undergone remarkable changes in […]

Saigon weekend offers a blend of gourmet feasts and musical performances

By Phuc Trinh   November 10, 2023 | 07:49 am GMT+7 Experience an exciting Saigon weekend with a diverse array of events, from culinary experiences and city tours to piano recitals and cinematic adventures in the wilderness. Sunday roast all-you-can-eat The Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon announces a new culinary event, the “Sunday roast all-you-can-eat”, starting this Sunday, […]

Highlands province to tax overnight visitors to karst plateau

By Hoang Phong    November 8, 2023 | 08:24 am GMT+7 Boats along Nho Que River at the foot of Ma Pi Leng mountain pass at Dong Van Karst Plateau, Ha Giang. Photo by Xuan Phuong The provincial government of Ha Giang, located in northern Vietnam not far from the border with China, has decided to charge […]

South Korea’s Jeju Air opens Incheon – Da Lat service

By VNA   November 6, 2023 | 09:15 am GMT+7 French-built College of Pedagogy on Yersin Street in downtown Da Lat is shrouded in mist. Photo by Tran Quang Anh Starting on December 20, Jeju Air, the largest South Korean low-cost carrier, will begin offering seven weekly round-trip flights between Incheon and Da Lat in Vietnam. The […]

Vietjet announces new route connecting Ulaanbaatar and Nha Trang

By VNA   November 3, 2023 | 09:17 am GMT+7 Locale on Nha Trang Bay’s island. Photo by Khoa TranVietjet has announced the flight route connecting the capital Ulaanbaatar of Mongolia with the coastal city Nha Trang of Vietnam. The announcement was made by Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang at […]

Hanoi’s bun cha eatery draws crowds with 600 daily servings

By Tung Dinh   November 2, 2023 | 11:02 am GMT+7 A young woman took over a bun cha eatery that didn’t sell well from her uncle, changed its recipe and turned it into a lunch hotspot in Hanoi. Situated at number 27, Alley 39 of Dinh Thon Street, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, this bun cha (grilled pork […]

Phu Quoc increasingly popular among Korean travelers

By Tu Nguyen   October 31, 2023 | 08:00 am GMT+7 Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island, has gained the admiration of Korean tourists, exemplified by visitors who appreciate its natural beauty and welcoming atmosphere. Lee Hannim, a Korean tourist who is fond of meditation and yoga, found Phu Quoc Island to be an ideal destination for such […]

Cloud chasing adventure at Central Highlands peak

By Quynh Mai   October 27, 2023 | 08:41 am GMT+7 Nestled on the border of Kon Tum and Gia Lai provinces, Chu Hreng Peak stands as a picturesque cloud-hunting destination that offers glimpses of the regions’ stunning landscapes. The Chu Hreng mountain range covers around 11 kilometers and is situated to the south of Kon Tum’s […]

Vietnamese fried spring rolls make world’s top 10 shrimp and rice dishes

By Phuc Trinh   October 26, 2023 | 09:49 am GMT+7 According to the readers of the international food magazine TasteAtlas, fried spring rolls are the eighth best dish in the world that features shrimp and rice. About 340,000 foodies contributed to this list, which prioritizes distinct tastes and widespread popularity. Cha gio is the southern Vietnamese […]

Hanoi pilots night tour to Temple of Literature

By VNA   October 23, 2023 | 10:20 am GMT+7 Khue Van Cac, the pavilion inside the Temple of Literature, is lit up at night. Photo by Le Viet Khanh On Sunday, many tour operators got together to try out taking visitors to Hanoi’s Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) at night.The project’s goal […]

Phu Quoc’s crossroads: better services or tourism collapse

By Tu Nguyen, Xanh Le   October 19, 2023 | 07:00 am GMT+7 A beach resort on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa Phu Quoc, historically the most well-liked paradise island in Vietnam, is seeing a decline in tourism as high air ticket costs and a lack of interest in international travel take […]

Tropical vibes by the Red River: Hanoi’s Hawaiian café

By Tung Dinh   October 13, 2023 | 07:36 am GMT+7 A Hawaiian-inspired café on the Red River in Hanoi enchants visitors with its island ambiance and a taste of tropical paradise. Cocoru Coffee & Restaurant, at 1033 Bach Dang Street, Hai Ba Trung District, offers a combination of coffee and dining experiences that are drawing in […]

Vietnam’s largest tourism markets yet to recover fully after Covid

By Hoang Phong   October 12, 2023 | 07:20 am GMT+7 Foreign tourists pose for the photographer as they watch a street art performance in Hue, April 29, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh Southeast Asia has become a bright area for inbound tourism to Vietnam while its primary tourism markets, including China, South Korea, and the U.S., […]

Phu Quoc most searched for on Google by Vietnamese travelers

By Hoang Phong   October 11, 2023 | 07:56 am GMT+7 The southern tip of Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province. Photo by Minh Tu According to Google, Phu Quoc Island in the province of Kien Giang in the country’s south was the most sought-after holiday destination by Vietnamese users. Using data from its online travel […]

Vietnam, China resume self-driving tours along frontier

By Le Tan   October 10, 2023 | 07:16 am GMT+7 People walk at Mong Cai border gate in Quang Ninh Province. Photo by VnExpress/Le Tan After more than three years of suspension due to Covid, self-driving tours at border areas between Vietnam and China are slated to resume at the end of this month. The Mong […]

Inside $12 pho bowl served at Vietnamese singer’s Shanghai restaurant

By Chi Nguyen   October 5, 2023 | 08:13 am GMT+7 A newly opened restaurant in Shanghai owned by Vietnamese singer Chi Pu serves diners with northern Vietnam-style pho noodle soup with prices at 90 yuan (US$12.50). Last month, Chi Pu (C) soft-launched her pho eatery called La Ganh on Yanping Road in Shanghai and the grand […]

Ha Long Bay among top 24 travel destinations for 2024

By Phuc Trinh   October 4, 2023 | 07:55 am GMT+7 Kayakers sail past a cruise ship in Ha Long Bay, northern Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Indochina Junk OvationNetwork, a network of luxury travel professionals, has named Ha Long Bay as one of 24 sites across the world to visit in 2024. New York-based travel network OvationNetwork […]

Enchanting sea of clouds at Phuong Hoang Hill

By Le Tan   October 3, 2023 | 07:35 am GMT+7 Phuong Hoang Hill near Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam has been graced by a captivating sea of clouds, luring numerous travelers to embark on sightseeing and camping adventures. Phuong Hoang (Phoenix) Hill is in the quaint Bac Son Ward, within Quang Ninh Province’s Uong Bi […]