Three Vietnam museums in Asia's top 25

The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City made the list in the fifth position while the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnam Women’s Museum in came in sixth and 11th, thanks to large numbers of visits and high ratings on their displays. Ranked second among 73...

Hoi An Week in Germany to present unique cultural, culinary traits

Vo Phung, director of the town’s Center of Culture and Sports, said several activities will be held during the week, including the Hoi An Lampionfest – Vietnam zu Gast in Wernigerode, featuring 1000 colorful traditional lanterns from Hoi An; handicraft displays as...

UNESCO continues help preserve Hue heritage site

  During the meeting, Chairman of Thua Thien-Hue Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao expressed gratitude for the support, assistance, and cooperation given by UNESCO to the province during the past years. For over 30 years, UNESCO has helped Thua...

Vietnam occupies 4 spots among top 25 Asian destinations

      The TripAdvisor awards ceremony was held in Singapore on Tuesday, Vietnam News Agency reported. It said Hanoi and HCMC ranked 14th and 15th respectively, while the ancient town of Hoi An was 17th, and Ha Long, the world famous bay in the northern...

Close-up to 120-year-old Huynh Thuy Le house in Can Tho

Many people saw the house in the film – which featured Jane March and Tony Leung Ka-fai as a French girl and a Chinese man who fell in love in 1920s Vietnam – and have made the journey to Dong Thap to visit it. The house is located in Nguyen Hue Road, Sa Dec Town,...

New cave larger than world’s largest cave discovered

The newly discovered cave is two kilometer long. It is seven kilometer shorter and 30-50m wider than the 200m high and 150m wide Son Doong Cave. While studying the Son Doong Cave, the US and British scientists found a collapsed one running in the north-south direction...

Festival honoring values of heritages

On the morning of May 7, Quang Nam provincial authorities announced the operations that will be held during the Quang Nam Heritage Festival this year, including a street carnival with the participation of 11 international choral groups and some 200 artists from...

Hanoi serves up an unlikely beverage

  Be it summer or the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City, I tend to tackle the heat somewhat differently these days. It is not an iced tea or an iced coffee that I turn to for relief, but a hot café trứng (egg coffee), which is a Hanoi specialty favored...

Unique cuisines of Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Ruou can (tube wine) Ruou can is a fermented rice wine produced in in mountainous areas like the Central Highlands or the Northwestern region. It is made of cooked glutinous rice mixed with several kinds of herbs (including leaves and roots) in the local forests. The...

A O Show – a new choice for HCMC tourists

  It is not only locals, though, fighting the madness on the city streets for the six pm kick off but a load of expatriates were also present when I went along, including an old French couple on their first visit to Vietnam to see their son, who is working in...

Australia celebrates and remembers on Anzac Day 2013

Tens of thousands of people stood motionless in the darkness to remember their fallen countrymen and women as they marked the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. In Gallipoli, the dawn service at Anzac Cove was disrupted by a protester. A middle-aged man...

We’re going to the zoo

Saigon Zoo is a special place for Vietnamese people, school children, tourists, travelers, expatriates and both country and city people who enjoy the space after the demanding and crowded environment of the city. The Zoo has a role, not just as a place of...