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What you need to know to visit Hoi An in October

Some consider October as a bad time to visit Hoi An in Vietnam due to its unfavorable weather with more rainy days than sunny days, heavy shower, which may also occur with More »

How can you get to Da Nang by air?

As the economic, cultural and political center of the Central Vietnam, Da Nang has developed its traffic system, its infrastructure to be well served by a lot of means of transportation such More »

Tips for those traveling by bus for the first time in Vietnam

If you want to travel through Vietnam where flights and rail travel are pretty expensive but lack motorcycle driving skill, bus is the cheapest, most flexible and efficient choice. To get more More »

Top night markets to visit in Vietnam

If part 1 of this series is all about night markets in the Northern Vietnam, this part 2 is useful for those who are planning a visit to these night markets in More »

Kayaking in Halong Bay – best way to see how imposing this UNESCO Site is

Kayak, which is slender as a bamboo leaf glides on the water, is believed to be the best way to see how beautiful and imposing of the natural marvels of Halong Bay More »


Catholic prayer house restoration to go back 200 years

Ho Chi Minh City’s most ancient house, more than 200 years old, in the Archbishop’s Palace is being dismantled, reportedly for restoration. The brick roof and doors have been removed from the worshiping house on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street. The roofing, including those enameled with blue celadon, are piling up in the front yard, around

Adoptive parents of the endangered

Two quintuplets delivered by an Indochinese tiger at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden in February have been put under special care from the zoo’s vets as they were not strong enough to live with the mother. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre Experts said it’s hard for the endangered Indochinese tigress to give birth, and

A Japanese dream

In this file photo, Soichiro Wada (L) works with a Vietnamese expert on Southeast Asian history to organize his collection of artifacts / PHOTO COURTESY OF NGUYEN VIET It is a building located on a 4,000-square-meter plot in Binh Tan District, southwest of Ho Chi Minh City’s center. It has no signboards and is often

The tastiness of simplicity

A dish of tom huu, a specialty of Tra Que Village in Hoi An Town / PHOTO: DIEU HIEN Located three kilometers northeast of central Hoi An, Tra Que Village is famous for growing organic and delicious leafy vegetables with the use of river algae as fertilizers. It’s these ingredients that make the area’s tasty

Vietnam private airline opens HCMC-Da Lat route

A group of men ride horses through Da Lat to promote VietJetAir’s new route connecting the town with Ho Chi Minh City VietJetAir launched a new route connecting bustling Ho Chi Minh City and the Central Highlands resort town of Da Lat on Saturday. VietJet launched the new flight with great fanfare: a parade of

A different market

 PHOTOS: NGO HUY HOA Many Vietnamese people, especially frequent travelers, were disappointed when Dong Van Market, one of the famous plateau’s main attractions, was relocated in 2011. They lamented that the market would lose its charm after being taken out of its original location at the foot of Don Cao Mountain near Quyet Tien Village,

Vietnam ancient town to expand pedestrian area

Tourists stroll the pedestrian area in Hoi An Tourism authorities in the central province of Quang Nam have announced that  Hoi An’s pedestrian zone will be expanded in size and be enforced for longer hours beginning April 1. According to the Hoi An Center for Culture and Sports, the 2-square-kilometer historic neighborhood in Minh An

Wooden statues offer peek into Vietnam highlands culture

Wooden statues offering a glimpse into ethnic culture were the highlight of an annual tourism promotion week in Mang Den, an emerging tourism area in the Central Highlands, that ended Sunday. There were hundreds of them lined up in a forest near Pa Sy waterfall in Mang Den, which is at a height of 1,100

Vietnam airline to fly to Singapore

Private carrier VietJet Air said it is set to start flying between Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore on May 23. The daily flights would  depart from Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 8:50 a.m. and from Changi International Airport at 12:40 a.m. (Singapore time). Desmond Lin, development director of the carrier, said: “VietJet launches

Vietnam zoo tiger delivers five cubs

An Indochinese tiger gave birth to five cubs at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden and all are in good condition, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported. The 10-year-old tigress was brought from a Hue zoo and the father is a seven-year-old brought from Hanoi, the paper reported, carrying pictures of the mother and cubs for