Mai Chau named among top 10 fresh destinations

The annual list was compiled by Agoda.com’s editorial team, who studied booking patterns, read thousands of customer reviews and spoke with local experts. These destinations all had high growth rates and attracted many foreign travellers as well as increasing...

Tourism development in Mekong Sub-region discussed

At the meeting, tourism cities, in particular Vientiane (Laos), Yangon (Myanmar), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), were asked to create favourable conditions to boost economic and cultural exchanges between regional people, for the development of...

Hue arrives on tourist map

One name that usually doesn’t crop up immediately is Hue, the former imperial capital, which despite its rich tradition and heritage has mostly been used by tourists as a mere stopping point midway through their journey. Recently, however, things have started to...

Hoi An: World’s favourite destination

Located in central Quang Nam province, Hoi An was ranked first in the world’s top 10 favourite cities by Wanderlust, a well-known British tourism magazine, on January 31, 2013. It beat Cusco city in Peru, Kyoto in Japan, Copenhagen in Denmark, Italy’s Venice, and even...

Interesting facts about Vietnam you may not know

Many people probably know it through the Vietnam War. However, the war has been behind us for a long time. Vietnam has changed a lot since then. There are a lot of interesting things about Vietnam that you can only know once you come there or experience about it. 1....

Heritage sites set for development

Ho Chi Duc, head of the managing board of the key vestiges of Quang Ninh, the project aims to promote the values of the sites, contributing to the province’s tourism and economy. The planning of the three complexes are among key developments to shift the...

Bai Tu Long Bay: A national treasure

The bay covers a total area of 15,783 hectares, including 6,125 hectares of land, and is home to 1,090 species of fauna and flora. The park is considered a priceless national treasure. According to Associate Professor Dr. Bui Tat Thang from the Strategic Development...

Foreign tourists go to Vietnam to… eat, why not?

When arriving in Hanoi, pho (noodle soup served with chicken, beef…) proves to be the first dish travelers want to enjoy first. This is why many foreign travelers accept to queue up to wait for their turn to taste pho at traditional pho shops in Hanoi. Sue Slatter, a...

Interesting facts about Vietnam food

Traditional Vietnamese cooking isappreciated for the freshness of the ingredients and for the minimum use of oilwhich makes this cuisine very healthy. Hardly do families use processed foodfor daily meals. Vietnamese recipes make use of arange of herbs, including...

Phu Quoc sim wine big hit with tourists

Mac Van Nghiem was born in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long. He lived with his grandfather who helped inspire the young boy to make new varieties of drinks. His first two drinks were made from banana and glutinous rice. In 1945 his aunt’s husband, a fish sauce...

Con Dao in the top 9 of the world's most mysterious islands

The travel magazine Lonely Planet recently published a list of nine most mysterious islands in the world, including: Torres Strait (Australia), Yaeyama (Japan), Con Dao (Vietnam), Iles du Salut (Guiana, French), Ulleungdo (South Korea), San Blas (Panama), Penghu...