Five-element mountains amaze visitors

Ngu Hanh Son (The Marble Mountains) is about 8km southeast of Da Nang City. This is a cluster of five marble mountains lying close to the sea. That is why it is dubbed Hon Non Nuoc, which means Mountain and Water in Vietnamese. In the early 19th century, King Gia...

Da Nang, Hoi An receive “2013 Asian Townscape Award”

Central Da Nang city and Hoi An town (Quang Nam province) have recently been chosen for the 2013 Asian Townscape Award by UN-Habitat Regional Office in Asia. The award honors cities, region which are considered outstanding in landscape architecture. The theme of the...

Hell market – a unique destination in Dalat

Those who have a chance to visit Dalat should not miss a popular venue in the city downtown with a special name cho Am phu (hell market). The market’s name was born in the days when there was no lighting system in the area from Hoa Binh Street to Dalat Market. The...

Da Lat is preparing for the Flower Festival

Da Lat is known as the land of flowers, one of the major tourist centers of the country with the system of old mansions and unique architecture and culture. With poetic beauty, friendly and hospitable people, the city attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists....

Vietnam's Ben Thanh among world’s best food markets: USA Today

USA Today ranked the 45 best markets around the world based on their critical acclaim, how reflective they are of the local region, and the importance of food and drink at the market. The requirements for the markets that made the list are that they are not strictly...

Weekend antique market in Hanoi

Located in the small slope at Alley 456 on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Hanoi, the market stretches the space of just a few hundred square meters of Lu tea shop. Although it has not been heavily advertised but since the market’s opening in June, every Saturday morning,...

Hanoi opens more information kiosks to serve foreign tourists

Mr. Trinh Xuan Tung, a senior official from the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism says that after more than two months in operation, the Tourist Support Center has received a lot of feedback and complaints by tourists about the problems they encountered...

My Khe – one of the six most attractive beaches on the planet

My Khe Beach is located about 6km east of Da Nang and about 24km north of Hoi An. It is a nine-kilometer stretch of smooth sand with an average width between 50m and 70m. The gradient is gentle, and its sheltered position in the lee of the Son Tra peninsula softens...

New lights beautify Ho Chi Minh City Post Office

    The light system, designed by the Public Lighting Department of Lyon City, is part of activities to mark the 40th year of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and France as well to France Year in Vietnam, which kicked off in early April. Costing VND4...

Showing its true colors

When I visited Lao Cai Province recently, I missed the famous Bac Ha Market that its Hmong residents open every Sunday to exchange goods, the one that has become a famous tourist attraction. The reason was that I had spent too much time in Muong Nhe District in the...

A lot to gain from rain

If it is summer, it can also rain. With the skies over Vietnam prone to opening up around May before calling it a day sometime in November, the rainy season coincides somewhat with peak tourism season. However, the rains are no reason for you to put off a summer...

Hue to kick off ‘Golden Tourism Month’

The program aims to mark National Day on September 2; the 20th anniversary of recognition of the Hue Monuments by UNESCO; and 10 years since the Royal Court Music of Vietnam was recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The event will feature a series...