Must-try northwestern region dishes
Grilled chicken in bamboo tube, minced pork grilled in dong leaves, and purple sticky rice are must-try dishes in Vietnam's northwestern region.
“Thach gang”: A popular refresher of Hai Phong city
“Thach gang” (home-made grass jelly) conjures up childhood memories for most people in the northern port city of Hai Phong. The fresh softness of the jelly melts on the tip…
Kem xoi a summer treat to beat the Hanoi heat
Nguyen Thu Loan from Germany loves getting the chance to enjoy Hanoi’s special treat kem xôi (sticky rice ice cream) when she returns to Vietnam.
Khuoi Nhi waterfall: A natural fish massage spa in Tuyen Quang
Located in Thuong Lam commune, Na Hang district, Tuyen Quang province, Khuoi Nhi waterfall is an ideal place for visitors to swim and enjoy natural ‘fish massage' therapy.
Great experiences in wildlife park on Phu Quoc Island
The wildlife conservation park Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc, the first-ever safari in Vietnam, is considered to be one of attractive destinations bringing interesting experiences to visitors.
Seaweed sweet soup - a cure for the summer heat
A combination of green beans and seaweed, 'che dau xanh rong bien' is a perfect blend of land and sea, bringing natural fresh nutrients and a delightful flavour to eaters.
Van Hanh Zen monastery preserves quartz crystal pictures, antiquities
Van Hanh Zen monastery in Da Lat city is a cultural landmark that features bold Buddhist architecture. The monastery exhibits pictures and antiquities collected by its Most Venerable Abbot Thich Vien Thanh over the past three decades.
Hanoi is in the middle of summer with temperatures reaching above 40 degrees Celsius at times. The hot weather makes it hard to enjoy food, but for baby clams and some cold beer, I can make an exception.
Saluting the sun at Doi Cape in Khanh Hoa
Mui Doi (Doi Cape) is located on Hon Gom Peninsula in Van Thanh Commune, Van Ninh District, Khanh Hoa Province. Viet Nguyen, a reporter of the Thoi Nay (Today) publication of Nhan Dan (The People) Newspaper, recapped his journey to the cape.
Khmer culture at Xiem Can pagoda
The Xiem Can Pagoda in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has attracted many visitors with its splendid beauty and great hospitality of the local people.
Hang Hu in Lang Son, an attraction of northeastern Vietnam
The northeastern mountain district of Bac Son in Lang Son province is home to many historical sites and charming landscapes. Local people are still practicing their age-old traditions that vividly reflect Vietnamese identities.
What to do in Hanoi in 24 hours?
Every hour in Hanoi is a memorable time to capture the beauty of the millennial city from different perspectives, from traditional to modern.
The horn shell in Mekong River Delta
The horn shell, also known as the mud creeper, are commonly found in mangrove forests. These are found on tree trunks, feeding on algae or organic detritus.
Mantis shrimp   (May 27, 2020)
Mantis shrimp
 “Tom tit”, or mantis shrimp, is a dish that seafood lovers do not want to miss out on when visiting Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province.  
Story of nhut, a specialty of Nghe An
For northerners, fermented pickles are part and parcel of daily meals, but for locals in central provinces, particularly Nghe An, nhút (pickle made from young jackfruit) is a real specialty.