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Rough Guides names Vietnam one of the 20 most beautiful countries to visit

Rice terraces in Sa Pa are one of the most captivating scenes of Vietnam.  Natural beauty sites such as Ha Long Bay and Sa Pa remain a big draw for tourists. Popular travel site Rough Guides has re-released a survey it conducted…

Vietnam listed in top destinations for cheap eats, lodging

Vietnam was named among 21 destinations that cost visitors only 20 USD a day or less for food and accommodation by the US-based news website Business Insider. “From Hanoi to HCM City, there are fabulous cheap eats and remarkably affordable…

Vietnam seals deal with Chile for visa-free travel

Chile is the 24th country to be granted a visa waiver by Vietnam, the second most difficult country to enter in Southeast Asia. Vietnam’s prime minister has signed a mutual visa exemption deal with Chile allowing people from both countries…

7 fun facts about Vietnam you should know

Vietnam can be summed up as full of culture and history. Located on the South China Sea known, this Southeast Asian country is renowned for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas, and cities. Here are some facts about the countries: The…

Hanoi to pedestrianize West Lake street

Hanoi‘s authorities will pedestrianize another street soon in Tay Ho District. According to Nguyen Dinh Khuyen, vice chairman of Tay Ho District People’s Committee, Trinh Cong Son Street will be pedestrianized from August 19.    An outdoor stage will be…

Experience homestay and explore Tay ethnic culture in Pac Ngoi

Pac Ngoi – a small tourist village located in Ba Be National Park – is the home to the Tay minority ethnic community and a popular venue for foreign and local tourists to experience homestay.   To visit to Pac…

Pho Bang – a peaceful town on Dong Van Karst Plateau

Ha Giang impresses visitors with its high karst plateau, steep hills, winding roads and ethnic diversity. In Dong Van district of Ha Giang province, there is a place of serenity where man is delicately balanced with nature. That is Pho…

Winter treats of Ha Noi

  When winter arrives in Ha Noi, fried sweet potato and banana cakes will become favorite foods of Hanoians and visitors. Stalls selling hot potato and banana cakes have begun appearing along the streets in the capital.   An unidentified…

9 experiences you should try in Ha Giang

Coming to Ha Giang in this season, you do not just watch buckwheat flowers or be immersed in the open earth and sky in Ma Pi Leng, you still have a lot of experiences waiting for you to discover in…

Lac Village, a hidden beauty of Mai Chau

Lac Village in Chieng Mai Commune (Mai Chau District) has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hoa Binh Province for not only local people but also foreign visitors.  About 140km northwest of Ha Noi, Lac Village is…

Unforgettable Taste of ‘Xoi Khuc’

‘Xoi khuc’, also known as khuc cake, has its name because the cake cover is made by glutinous rice powder mixed with brayed ‘khuc’ leaves, covering gram and pork. ‘Xoi khuc’ is also very popular for breakfast in Hanoi.  …

Cha ruoi, an Autumn treat of the North

Those who visit Ha Noi during Autumn  should savor cha ruoi, a specialty made from sand worm widely available in the sea. Live ‘ruoi’, mostly found in Hai Phong and Nam Dinh, are transported to Hanoi and other big cities….

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